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#Six Nations

# six-nations - Tuesday 9 February, 2021

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

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

Feb 9th 2021, 8:00 AM 17,925 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 22,605 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 4,472 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 19,676 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 47,743 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 10,843 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 7,134 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 7,438 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 55,698 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 39,578 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 13,441 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 14,917 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 8,483 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 26,400 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 3,262 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 20,638 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 14,917 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 21,959 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 6,842 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 38,219 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 26,232 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 3,776 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 8,619 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 8,569 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 4,646 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 6,206 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 26,160 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 2,148 Views 2 Comments

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

Zebo's wondrous flicker of skill feels inimitable eight years on
# On This Day
From The42
# On This Day

Zebo's wondrous flicker of skill feels inimitable eight years on

Feb 2nd 2021, 8:15 AM 10,694 Views 19 Comments

At 22, the Corkman looked set to grace international fields for a decade, but almost four years have passed since his last cap.

# six-nations - Monday 1 February, 2021

Familiar faces seem likely to lead the charge for Farrell's Ireland in Cardiff
# Ireland
From The42
# Ireland

Familiar faces seem likely to lead the charge for Farrell's Ireland in Cardiff

Updated Feb 1st 2021, 8:03 PM 25,085 Views 60 Comments

The Ireland boss will feel many of his key men are in good form coming into this Six Nations.

# six-nations - Sunday 31 January, 2021

Chat ruled out of France's Six Nations opener as Galthié trims squad
# Six Nations
From The42
# Six Nations

Chat ruled out of France's Six Nations opener as Galthié trims squad

Jan 31st 2021, 8:31 PM 6,706 Views 1 Comment

The FFR have confirmed a 31-man squad for the tournament.

Know your enemy – the lowdown on Ireland’s Six Nations opponents
# Team By Team
From The42
# Team By Team

Know your enemy – the lowdown on Ireland’s Six Nations opponents

Updated Jan 31st 2021, 3:00 PM 18,065 Views 11 Comments

Even though the fixture list has fallen favourably, Ireland are up against it in their bid to win another Six Nations title.

# six-nations - Saturday 30 January, 2021

'We're expecting everyone to be fit for the start of the Wales week'
# Clean Bill Of Health
From The42
# Clean Bill Of Health

'We're expecting everyone to be fit for the start of the Wales week'

Jan 30th 2021, 7:30 AM 4,979 Views 21 Comments

Mike Catt delivered a positive prognosis about Tadhg Furlong and Johnny Sexton ahead of next Sunday’s opening fixture in the Six Nations championship.

'There’s been a bit of craic with Killer saying that the Ardscoil lads are back'
# Obsession
From The42
# Obsession

'There’s been a bit of craic with Killer saying that the Ardscoil lads are back'

Jan 30th 2021, 7:00 AM 36,637 Views 4 Comments

Craig Casey is eager to earn his first Ireland cap.

# six-nations - Friday 29 January, 2021

Got an unforgettable Six Nations fan story? We want to hear from you
# Hear The Roar
From The42
# Hear The Roar

Got an unforgettable Six Nations fan story? We want to hear from you

Jan 29th 2021, 1:09 PM 2,872 Views 6 Comments

Win a Six Nations matchday hamper if you’re included in our new series.

# six-nations - Thursday 28 January, 2021

French government gives Six Nations the go-ahead
# Green Light
From The42
# Green Light

French government gives Six Nations the go-ahead

Jan 28th 2021, 11:12 PM 5,287 Views 7 Comments

The France national team will be given a quarantine exemption for the competition, though the decision is being kept under review.

Fans have fears over paywall as Six Nations enters broadcast discussions From The42

Fans have fears over paywall as Six Nations enters broadcast discussions

Updated Jan 28th 2021, 8:04 AM 31,443 Views 39 Comments

CEO Ben Morel insists there must be ‘balance’ between commercial gain and exposure.

Farrell excited by 'great squad' and backs those lacking game time to get up to speed
# Optimism
From The42
# Optimism

Farrell excited by 'great squad' and backs those lacking game time to get up to speed

Jan 28th 2021, 7:15 AM 3,713 Views 5 Comments

The head coach believes he has named a strong squad even if several players are short of game time

Sexton spots 'good omens' for Ireland as captain closes in on 100 caps
# Wrongs To Right
From The42
# Wrongs To Right

Sexton spots 'good omens' for Ireland as captain closes in on 100 caps

Jan 28th 2021, 6:30 AM 4,678 Views 6 Comments

The 35-year-old believes Ireland are in good condition to make a dent in 2021.

Ireland still open to prospect of Porter switching to loosehead as Furlong returns
# Prop Life
From The42
# Prop Life

Ireland still open to prospect of Porter switching to loosehead as Furlong returns

Jan 28th 2021, 6:00 AM 6,146 Views 18 Comments

The 25-year-old has been crucial at tighthead for Leinster and Ireland in the past six months.