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#Six Nations

# six-nations - Friday 12 February, 2021

Sexton, Murray and Ryan ruled out for Ireland as Burns gets nod at No10
# Le Crunch
From The42
# Le Crunch

Sexton, Murray and Ryan ruled out for Ireland as Burns gets nod at No10

Feb 12th 2021, 11:41 AM 59,717 Views 106 Comments

Iain Henderson will captain the side while there is also a recall for Rhys Ruddock as Andy Farrell names his team for Sunday’s Six Nations tie against France.

# six-nations - Thursday 11 February, 2021

Farrell set to hand Ruddock an Ireland recall for Six Nations clash with France
# Possible XV
From The42
# Possible XV

Farrell set to hand Ruddock an Ireland recall for Six Nations clash with France

Feb 11th 2021, 7:40 PM 36,637 Views 82 Comments

James Ryan is set to miss out, while captain Johnny Sexton could also be ruled out.

# six-nations - Wednesday 10 February, 2021

'We know we can't afford to slip up again' From The42

'We know we can't afford to slip up again'

Feb 10th 2021, 5:50 PM 6,668 Views 19 Comments

Conor Murray is relishing this week’s clash with Antoine Dupont’s France.

Sexton 'shocked and saddened' by French doctor's 'totally inappropriate' concussion comments
# Rugby
From The42
# Rugby

Sexton 'shocked and saddened' by French doctor's 'totally inappropriate' concussion comments

Updated Feb 10th 2021, 4:01 PM 59,650 Views 60 Comments

The neurologist who recommended Sexton be stood down from rugby in 2014 today said he regretted suggesting the out-half has suffered 30 concussions.

'The atmosphere at kick-off was electric': Fans share their stadium stories of Ireland v France in the Six Nations
# William Hill
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# William Hill

'The atmosphere at kick-off was electric': Fans share their stadium stories of Ireland v France in the Six Nations

Feb 10th 2021, 9:15 AM 2,257 Views 0 Comments

In the second instalment of our ‘Hear The Roar’ series with William Hill, fans recall being at memorable encounters with Les Bleus.

'I know there's a bandwagon': Eddie Jones won't drop Farrell despite Scotland disappointment
# Stand By Your Man
From The42
# Stand By Your Man

'I know there's a bandwagon': Eddie Jones won't drop Farrell despite Scotland disappointment

Feb 10th 2021, 8:10 AM 5,506 Views 1 Comment

But the England boss warned his captain he had to ‘keep performing at a high level’.

# six-nations - Tuesday 9 February, 2021

France's Marchand says 'nobody else is in Sexton's shoes' after head injury
# Protocols
From The42
# Protocols

France's Marchand says 'nobody else is in Sexton's shoes' after head injury

Feb 9th 2021, 8:45 PM 19,591 Views 12 Comments

The Ireland captain was forced off injured against Wales last weekend.

Top carrier, tackler, passer, and jackler - Tadhg Beirne's best game yet for Ireland
# STANDOUT
From The42
# STANDOUT

Top carrier, tackler, passer, and jackler - Tadhg Beirne's best game yet for Ireland

Feb 9th 2021, 5:18 PM 20,555 Views 30 Comments

The Munster lock was superb as Ireland came up short against Wales last weekend.

Tell us your best Ireland v France fan story and we'll send you a Six Nations matchday hamper
# Hear The Roar
From The42
# Hear The Roar

Tell us your best Ireland v France fan story and we'll send you a Six Nations matchday hamper

Feb 9th 2021, 3:36 PM 3,634 Views 10 Comments

The42 is looking for Ireland supporters to take part in our new series.

Wales flanker will miss rest of Six Nations after injury against Ireland while prop duo join England squad
# Rotation
From The42
# Rotation

Wales flanker will miss rest of Six Nations after injury against Ireland while prop duo join England squad

Feb 9th 2021, 2:18 PM 6,435 Views 2 Comments

Harry Williams and Tom West are making way from Eddie Jones’ squad ahead of their clash with Italy.

Leinster's Jack Conan called into Ireland squad as France prep continues
# Update
From The42
# Update

Leinster's Jack Conan called into Ireland squad as France prep continues

Feb 9th 2021, 11:12 AM 12,590 Views 52 Comments

Gavin Coombes has returned to Munster.

Ireland's O'Mahony to face hearing today following red card against Wales
# Discipline
From The42
# Discipline

Ireland's O'Mahony to face hearing today following red card against Wales

Feb 9th 2021, 8:40 AM 11,690 Views 47 Comments

The 31-year-old was sent off for making contact with the head of Tomas Francis.

Fraught week for Farrell and Nucifora as Ireland fight to recover against France
# Goals
From The42
# Goals

Fraught week for Farrell and Nucifora as Ireland fight to recover against France

Feb 9th 2021, 8:00 AM 17,945 Views 21 Comments

A home defeat to les Bleus would leave Ireland staring at a miserable Six Nations campaign.

# six-nations - Monday 8 February, 2021

'He has been a real bonus for the coaches' - Keenan impresses at 15 for Ireland
# In Form
From The42
# In Form

'He has been a real bonus for the coaches' - Keenan impresses at 15 for Ireland

Feb 8th 2021, 4:42 PM 22,625 Views 34 Comments

The Leinster man’s performance was discussed on today’s episode of The42 Rugby Weekly Extra.

Eddie Jones ‘looking into everything’ to find out what went wrong for England
# Review
From The42
# Review

Eddie Jones ‘looking into everything’ to find out what went wrong for England

Feb 8th 2021, 10:22 AM 4,480 Views 6 Comments

Jones’ side were stunned 11-6 as the Scots secured a first win at Twickenham since 1983.

'A Six Nations is not won on the first day' - Farrell's Ireland turn to France test
# Next Job
From The42
# Next Job

'A Six Nations is not won on the first day' - Farrell's Ireland turn to France test

Updated Feb 8th 2021, 8:23 AM 19,702 Views 32 Comments

An opening-round defeat away to Wales has Ireland on the back foot.

# six-nations - Sunday 7 February, 2021

'Other days, you're the hero... It's the life of the number 10'
# Agonising
From The42
# Agonising

'Other days, you're the hero... It's the life of the number 10'

Feb 7th 2021, 9:43 PM 47,768 Views 79 Comments

Johnny Sexton and Andy Farrell stressed that Billy Burns didn’t cost Ireland the game in Cardiff.

'Guys don't do this on purpose' - Farrell backs POM to rebound with Ireland
# Red Card
From The42
# Red Card

'Guys don't do this on purpose' - Farrell backs POM to rebound with Ireland

Feb 7th 2021, 9:14 PM 10,865 Views 30 Comments

The Munster captain was sent off in the 14th minute in Cardiff.

Here's what is coming up for members of The42 this week
# Extra Extra
From The42
# Extra Extra

Here's what is coming up for members of The42 this week

Feb 7th 2021, 7:57 PM 7,142 Views 0 Comments

Fancy treating yourself to even more top-class sports coverage while simultaneously supporting The42?

Ireland leave Cardiff feeling a mix of pride, disappointment and regret
# Up And Down
From The42
# Up And Down

Ireland leave Cardiff feeling a mix of pride, disappointment and regret

Feb 7th 2021, 7:00 PM 7,454 Views 24 Comments

Josh van der Flier says he and the seven-man pack felt ‘comfortable’ at half-time, but errors allowed Wales win back control.

How did you rate Ireland's 14-man effort against Wales?
# On Your Marks!
From The42
# On Your Marks!

How did you rate Ireland's 14-man effort against Wales?

Feb 7th 2021, 5:32 PM 55,719 Views 135 Comments

2021 got off to a rough start for Andy Farrell’s side.

Ireland battle in Cardiff defeat but fail to overcome early O'Mahony red card
# Man Down
From The42
# Man Down

Ireland battle in Cardiff defeat but fail to overcome early O'Mahony red card

Feb 7th 2021, 5:14 PM 39,600 Views 230 Comments

Andy Farrell’s men racked up a big error count in the second half as they came up short.

Watch: Peter O'Mahony picks up early red card against Wales
# RED
From The42
# RED

Watch: Peter O'Mahony picks up early red card against Wales

Feb 7th 2021, 3:38 PM 13,456 Views 48 Comments

The back row was sent off with just 13 minutes on the clock in Ireland’s Six Nations campaign.

Cardiff presents ideal opportunity for Farrell's Ireland to kick-start year two
# Red Alert
From The42
# Red Alert

Cardiff presents ideal opportunity for Farrell's Ireland to kick-start year two

Feb 7th 2021, 7:00 AM 14,927 Views 18 Comments

Ireland haven’t won a Six Nations game in Cardiff since Brian O’Driscoll was about, but Farrell has picked a team to be brave.

# six-nations - Saturday 6 February, 2021

Dupont shines as France open campaign with easy win over Italy
# French Evolution
From The42
# French Evolution

Dupont shines as France open campaign with easy win over Italy

Feb 6th 2021, 4:04 PM 8,492 Views 20 Comments

Les Bleus open up the championship with a seven try victory over Italy in Rome.

# six-nations - Friday 5 February, 2021

'It is going to be a war of attrition. We have not won there since 2013'
# Poke The Dragon
From The42
# Poke The Dragon

'It is going to be a war of attrition. We have not won there since 2013'

Feb 5th 2021, 8:01 PM 26,412 Views 23 Comments

Andy Farrell says criticism of Welsh team is unfair.

Wayne Pivac welcomes ‘form player’ Dan Lydiate back into the Wales fold
# Return
From The42
# Return

Wayne Pivac welcomes ‘form player’ Dan Lydiate back into the Wales fold

Feb 5th 2021, 7:59 PM 3,299 Views 0 Comments

The Ospreys flanker will feature as Wales launch their Six Nations campaign against Ireland in Cardiff.

'Tom Brady has a chance to cement his GOAT status and push it to mythical proportions'
# Age Is Just A Number
From The42
# Age Is Just A Number

'Tom Brady has a chance to cement his GOAT status and push it to mythical proportions'

Feb 5th 2021, 2:30 PM 20,679 Views 21 Comments

This weekend’s Super Bowl LV and the Six Nations tournament are both previewed in the latest episode of The Punt.

George North named at centre in Wales team to face Ireland
# In The Red Corner
From The42
# In The Red Corner

George North named at centre in Wales team to face Ireland

Feb 5th 2021, 12:18 PM 14,967 Views 16 Comments

Dan Lydiate has been selected to make his first international start since November 2018.

Here's your TV guide to a jam-packed weekend of sport
# Tune In
From The42
# Tune In

Here's your TV guide to a jam-packed weekend of sport

Updated Feb 5th 2021, 8:27 AM 22,026 Views 4 Comments

There’s plenty to get stuck into with rugby, soccer, horse racing and American football on the agenda this weekend.

Poll: Who do you think will be crowned 2021 Six Nations champions?
# Have Your Say
From The42
# Have Your Say

Poll: Who do you think will be crowned 2021 Six Nations champions?

Feb 5th 2021, 7:45 AM 6,871 Views 5 Comments

The tournament starts this weekend in Rome, London and Cardiff.

# six-nations - Thursday 4 February, 2021

Van der Flier set to start for Ireland in Six Nations clash with Wales
# Back Row
From The42
# Back Row

Van der Flier set to start for Ireland in Six Nations clash with Wales

Feb 4th 2021, 9:55 PM 38,242 Views 41 Comments

The 27-year-old is set to team up with CJ Stander and Peter O’Mahony.

'He was obsessed with the breakdown, particularly when he got involved with Schmidt'
# The42 Rugby Weekly
From The42
# The42 Rugby Weekly

'He was obsessed with the breakdown, particularly when he got involved with Schmidt'

Feb 4th 2021, 5:02 PM 26,288 Views 2 Comments

Speaking on The42 Rugby Weekly, Mike Sherry and Bernard Jackman detailed what Paul O’Connell will bring to Ireland.

‘I was blown away by the home anthem’: Fans share their stadium memories of Ireland v Wales clashes
# William Hill
From The42
# William Hill

‘I was blown away by the home anthem’: Fans share their stadium memories of Ireland v Wales clashes

Feb 4th 2021, 9:30 AM 3,794 Views 1 Comment

We’re kicking off a new series ‘Hear The Roar’ with our Six Nations coverage sponsor William Hill.

# six-nations - Wednesday 3 February, 2021

Major blow for Wales as wing Adams sent home for breaching Covid protocols
# Key Man
From The42
# Key Man

Major blow for Wales as wing Adams sent home for breaching Covid protocols

Feb 3rd 2021, 6:18 PM 8,647 Views 2 Comments

The 25-year-old was the top try-scorer at the 2019 World Cup.

Six Nations announce new dates for 2021 Women’s and U20s Championships
# CONFIRMED
From The42
# CONFIRMED

Six Nations announce new dates for 2021 Women’s and U20s Championships

Feb 3rd 2021, 5:00 PM 8,611 Views 4 Comments

The Women’s Six Nations will kick-off in April with the U20s competition fixed for June.

Ireland skipper Sexton fit for Wales game after return to full training
# Good To Go
From The42
# Good To Go

Ireland skipper Sexton fit for Wales game after return to full training

Feb 3rd 2021, 4:13 PM 4,655 Views 18 Comments

The 35-year-old has recovered from a hamstring issue.

O'Mahony enjoying chances to show 'the skills and the football' for Ireland
# Wide Role
From The42
# Wide Role

O'Mahony enjoying chances to show 'the skills and the football' for Ireland

Feb 3rd 2021, 3:31 PM 6,221 Views 6 Comments

The Munster man is often tasked with holding width in Ireland’s attacking shape.

# six-nations - Tuesday 2 February, 2021

Injury blow for Ireland as number eight Doris ruled out of Wales clash
# Concussion
From The42
# Concussion

Injury blow for Ireland as number eight Doris ruled out of Wales clash

Feb 2nd 2021, 3:16 PM 26,197 Views 46 Comments

Quinn Roux has also picked up an injury, while Gavin Coombes and Ryan Baird join the squad.

Six Nations to proceed as planned following approval of French authorities
# La Lumière Verte
From The42
# La Lumière Verte

Six Nations to proceed as planned following approval of French authorities

Feb 2nd 2021, 11:55 AM 2,154 Views 2 Comments

The French are scheduled to kick the tournament off against Italy in Rome on Saturday.