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#Six Nations

# six-nations - Saturday 12 February, 2022

France are favourites but Ireland bring momentum even without their key man
# Jouez
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# Jouez

France are favourites but Ireland bring momentum even without their key man

Feb 12th 2022, 7:00 AM 22,892 Views 7 Comments

Andy Farrell’s side have a huge challenge ahead of them at Stade de France.

'The magic is back' – The view from France on a resurgent Les Bleus From The42

'The magic is back' – The view from France on a resurgent Les Bleus

Feb 12th 2022, 6:15 AM 3,983 Views 0 Comments

Johnnie Beattie, co-host of Le French Rugby Podcast, on how the French rugby public have fallen back in love with the national team.

# six-nations - Friday 11 February, 2022

Wales captain Biggar warns the pressure is on Scotland ahead of Six Nations clash
# Talking The Talk
From The42
# Talking The Talk

Wales captain Biggar warns the pressure is on Scotland ahead of Six Nations clash

Feb 11th 2022, 5:58 PM 2,773 Views 3 Comments

Scotland beat England last weekend but haven’t won in Cardiff for 20 years.

Sexton still has presence in Paris as Ireland get set for 'Fight Club'
# Allez Les Verts
From The42
# Allez Les Verts

Sexton still has presence in Paris as Ireland get set for 'Fight Club'

Feb 11th 2022, 3:48 PM 23,828 Views 9 Comments

Ireland feel better prepared to take on France in Paris than the last time they visited in 2020.

Italy's Crowley makes three changes for England
# Kieran Crowley
From The42
# Kieran Crowley

Italy's Crowley makes three changes for England

Feb 11th 2022, 1:41 PM 4,309 Views 4 Comments

Bordeaux-Begles winger Federico Mori comes in for Tommaso Menoncello.

Randall starts at scrum-half for England against Italy
# YouthoverYoungs
From The42
# YouthoverYoungs

Randall starts at scrum-half for England against Italy

Feb 11th 2022, 12:06 PM 7,323 Views 4 Comments

Eddie Jones has made six personnel changes and two positional switches for Sunday’s game.

'I'm excited to see Joey just being himself. He's one hell of a player'
# 10
From The42
# 10

'I'm excited to see Joey just being himself. He's one hell of a player'

Feb 11th 2022, 6:00 AM 7,769 Views 4 Comments

The 26-year-old will make his first Six Nations start for Ireland tomorrow.

# six-nations - Thursday 10 February, 2022

Rugby Weekly: Sexton bombshell, Carbery's chance, and the view from France
# Podcast
From The42
# Podcast

Rugby Weekly: Sexton bombshell, Carbery's chance, and the view from France

Feb 10th 2022, 4:28 PM 4,347 Views 0 Comments

The Munster man will wear Ireland’s number 10 shirt on Saturday.

Joey Carbery: ' I feel like I’m ready to go, both mentally and physically'
# No Ordinary Joey
From The42
# No Ordinary Joey

Joey Carbery: ' I feel like I’m ready to go, both mentally and physically'

Feb 10th 2022, 3:30 PM 22,766 Views 27 Comments

Joey Carbery starts the biggest game of his career on Saturday after Johnny Sexton was ruled out with injury.

Sexton injury not serious with Farrell confirming he will play again in this year's Six Nations
# Relief
From The42
# Relief

Sexton injury not serious with Farrell confirming he will play again in this year's Six Nations

Feb 10th 2022, 2:08 PM 10,033 Views 7 Comments

The captain has been replaced by Joey Carbery in the Ireland side to play France this weekend.

Wales make four changes after Ireland loss as Scotland's visit looms
# Line-up
From The42
# Line-up

Wales make four changes after Ireland loss as Scotland's visit looms

Feb 10th 2022, 1:17 PM 8,341 Views 0 Comments

The sides will square off in Cardiff on Saturday afternoon.

Johnny Sexton ruled out of Ireland's trip to Paris as Carbery starts at 10
# Huge Blow
From The42
# Huge Blow

Johnny Sexton ruled out of Ireland's trip to Paris as Carbery starts at 10

Feb 10th 2022, 11:08 AM 60,572 Views 77 Comments

The Ireland captain suffered a hamstring injury in training yesterday.

Ireland to bring the intent: Key talking points ahead of Saturday's Six Nations clash in Paris
# William Hill
From The42
# William Hill

Ireland to bring the intent: Key talking points ahead of Saturday's Six Nations clash in Paris

Feb 10th 2022, 9:00 AM 4,802 Views 0 Comments

Ciaran Kennedy previews a massive game at the Stade de France.

Handling skills set Furlong apart, but scrum still key focus for Ireland's influential tighthead
# Leading From The Front
From The42
# Leading From The Front

Handling skills set Furlong apart, but scrum still key focus for Ireland's influential tighthead

Feb 10th 2022, 7:00 AM 3,179 Views 2 Comments

The 29-year-old has become a major player in Ireland’s attack.

# six-nations - Wednesday 9 February, 2022

Ireland set for minimal changes for huge Six Nations clash in Paris
# Settled
From The42
# Settled

Ireland set for minimal changes for huge Six Nations clash in Paris

Feb 9th 2022, 7:45 PM 31,930 Views 16 Comments

Robbie Henshaw and Iain Henderson are in line to return to the matchday 23.

England's Courtney Lawes ruled out of Italy game due to concussion
# Unavailable
From The42
# Unavailable

England's Courtney Lawes ruled out of Italy game due to concussion

Feb 9th 2022, 7:10 PM 2,834 Views 1 Comment

Tom Curry will remain as captain in Lawes’ absence.

Sexton loving 'freedom' in Ireland's attack as captain remains as influential as ever
# Express Yourself
From The42
# Express Yourself

Sexton loving 'freedom' in Ireland's attack as captain remains as influential as ever

Updated Feb 9th 2022, 8:30 AM 15,227 Views 15 Comments

The out-half is in strong form as Ireland prepare for Saturday’s trip to the Stade de France.

'There can't be any complacency, we've got to keep pushing forward'
# Locked In
From The42
# Locked In

'There can't be any complacency, we've got to keep pushing forward'

Feb 9th 2022, 7:15 AM 5,741 Views 5 Comments

Ireland head to Paris this weekend looking to extend a nine-game winning run.

# six-nations - Tuesday 8 February, 2022

How Ireland cleverly turned Wales' box-kick plan against them
# Analysis
From The42
# Analysis

How Ireland cleverly turned Wales' box-kick plan against them

Feb 8th 2022, 7:39 PM 17,224 Views 6 Comments

Tadhg Beirne’s smart intervention helped to produce the turnover that led to Garry Ringrose’s try.

'I didn’t realise until I started puking. You convince yourself you're feeling fine'
# Brace
From The42
# Brace

'I didn’t realise until I started puking. You convince yourself you're feeling fine'

Feb 8th 2022, 6:15 PM 48,443 Views 14 Comments

Conway notched his 15th Test try against Wales as his aerial skills impressed again.

Sexton says it's 'nothing new for me' to be discussed in the French media
# Narrative
From The42
# Narrative

Sexton says it's 'nothing new for me' to be discussed in the French media

Feb 8th 2022, 2:56 PM 9,512 Views 1 Comment

The Ireland out-half shrugged off the latest comments about him.

'His workrate is unbelievable' - Ringrose continues to shine in Ireland's midfield
# Engine
From The42
# Engine

'His workrate is unbelievable' - Ringrose continues to shine in Ireland's midfield

Feb 8th 2022, 7:00 AM 9,496 Views 13 Comments

Leinster coach Felipe Contepomi believes Robbie Henshaw will be spurred on by the form of his Ireland teammates.

'They're an incredible team but we're definitely more than capable'
# Allez Les Verts
From The42
# Allez Les Verts

'They're an incredible team but we're definitely more than capable'

Feb 8th 2022, 6:00 AM 8,532 Views 3 Comments

Andrew Porter and Ireland will bring confidence into Saturday’s clash with France.

# six-nations - Monday 7 February, 2022

'It shows he's a baller. He likes to rove and make things happen'
# Dream Debut
From The42
# Dream Debut

'It shows he's a baller. He likes to rove and make things happen'

Updated Feb 7th 2022, 8:03 PM 26,793 Views 10 Comments

Mack Hansen’s performance against Wales drew praise on The42 Rugby Weekly Extra.

Ireland move above England into third in World Rugby rankings
# Leapfrog
From The42
# Leapfrog

Ireland move above England into third in World Rugby rankings

Feb 7th 2022, 3:34 PM 15,556 Views 9 Comments

England drop to fourth after their defeat to Scotland.

Heffernan called into Ireland squad as Earls continues rehab in Munster
# Update
From The42
# Update

Heffernan called into Ireland squad as Earls continues rehab in Munster

Updated Feb 7th 2022, 3:00 PM 28,619 Views 14 Comments

The Connacht hooker replaces the injured Rob Herring.

France could mix up XV as PSA suggests Ireland are 'better without Sexton'
# Opinion
From The42
# Opinion

France could mix up XV as PSA suggests Ireland are 'better without Sexton'

Feb 7th 2022, 11:47 AM 23,884 Views 7 Comments

Fabien Galthié is likely to name a fairly settled team for this weekend’s clash in Paris.

'It’s where I want to be' - Hume aiming to build on first taste of Six Nations rugby
# More To Come
From The42
# More To Come

'It’s where I want to be' - Hume aiming to build on first taste of Six Nations rugby

Feb 7th 2022, 7:00 AM 6,242 Views 1 Comment

The in-form Ulster centre won his second Test cap in Saturday’s win over Wales.

Henshaw and Henderson in the mix as Farrell considers changes for Paris
# Selection
From The42
# Selection

Henshaw and Henderson in the mix as Farrell considers changes for Paris

Feb 7th 2022, 6:00 AM 12,883 Views 12 Comments

The Ireland boss says his squad will miss Keith Earls, who suffered a hamstring injury last week.

# six-nations - Sunday 6 February, 2022

Furlong's stunning pass and Beirne's sleight of hand show point of difference
# Analysis
From The42
# Analysis

Furlong's stunning pass and Beirne's sleight of hand show point of difference

Updated Feb 6th 2022, 9:02 PM 53,649 Views 21 Comments

The multi-skilled Ireland forwards picked up where they left off in November.

Dupont: 'Ireland are surely the favourites for the championship'
# Showdown
From The42
# Showdown

Dupont: 'Ireland are surely the favourites for the championship'

Feb 6th 2022, 6:34 PM 16,642 Views 22 Comments

The French got their campaign up and running with a bonus-point win over Italy today.

Eddie Jones takes the blame for tactical decisions after Scotland loss
# On The Chin
From The42
# On The Chin

Eddie Jones takes the blame for tactical decisions after Scotland loss

Feb 6th 2022, 6:30 PM 6,819 Views 4 Comments

“We thought we needed that third back rower on. Certainly I take the blame for that,” Jones said.

France warm up for visit of Ireland with bonus-point win over Italy
# Les Bleus
From The42
# Les Bleus

France warm up for visit of Ireland with bonus-point win over Italy

Feb 6th 2022, 5:04 PM 11,626 Views 6 Comments

Left wing Gabin Villière scored a hat-trick for Fabien Gatlhié’s side.

Cowan-Dickie apologises for costly blunder in England's loss to Scotland
# Reaction
From The42
# Reaction

Cowan-Dickie apologises for costly blunder in England's loss to Scotland

Feb 6th 2022, 12:27 PM 13,822 Views 10 Comments

The Exeter hooker was sin-binned for slapping a crossfield kick from Finn Russell forward into touch.

'Onto the next one' - Farrell a happy man as Ireland look to Paris
# The Boss
From The42
# The Boss

'Onto the next one' - Farrell a happy man as Ireland look to Paris

Feb 6th 2022, 8:00 AM 25,562 Views 24 Comments

An opening-day victory against Wales tees this Irish side up for a visit to France.

# six-nations - Saturday 5 February, 2022

'We've been able to absorb pressure for a long time' - Hogg salutes gutsy Scotland
# Appreciation
From The42
# Appreciation

'We've been able to absorb pressure for a long time' - Hogg salutes gutsy Scotland

Feb 5th 2022, 11:03 PM 6,461 Views 1 Comment

Scotland came from behind to beat England 20-17 in their Six Nations opener.

'Andy said, 'If you can't be yourself, there's no point putting on the jersey''
# Dream Debut
From The42
# Dream Debut

'Andy said, 'If you can't be yourself, there's no point putting on the jersey''

Feb 5th 2022, 7:30 PM 15,802 Views 7 Comments

Mack Hansen reflected on a debut to remember after playing a starring role in Ireland’s win against Wales.

Sexton wants more as Ireland face into 'one of the biggest tests in world rugby'
# Next Job
From The42
# Next Job

Sexton wants more as Ireland face into 'one of the biggest tests in world rugby'

Feb 5th 2022, 6:26 PM 9,681 Views 4 Comments

Andy Farrell’s men travel to Paris to take on France next Saturday.

'It is a dream come true for me,' says Irish rugby's newest hero after man of the match display
# Mack The Knife
From The42
# Mack The Knife

'It is a dream come true for me,' says Irish rugby's newest hero after man of the match display

Feb 5th 2022, 4:29 PM 6,970 Views 5 Comments

Mack Hansen thrilled Irish fans with his debut performance.

Player ratings: How did you rate Ireland in their victory over Wales?
# Out Of 10
From The42
# Out Of 10

Player ratings: How did you rate Ireland in their victory over Wales?

Feb 5th 2022, 4:23 PM 18,971 Views 19 Comments

Andy Farrell’s team made an impressive start to their Six Nations campaign.