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#Six Nations

# six-nations - Thursday 28 January, 2021

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

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

Jan 28th 2021, 7:15 AM 3,717 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 4,681 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 6,243 Views 18 Comments

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

# six-nations - Wednesday 27 January, 2021

10 days out from Six Nations, organisers still await final decision from France
# Green Light
From The42
# Green Light

10 days out from Six Nations, organisers still await final decision from France

Jan 27th 2021, 5:00 PM 14,878 Views 5 Comments

French authorities have expressed concerns over the ‘UK strain’ of Covid-19.

Alun Wyn Jones set to be fit for Wales’ Six Nations opener against Ireland
# Keeping Up With Jones
From The42
# Keeping Up With Jones

Alun Wyn Jones set to be fit for Wales’ Six Nations opener against Ireland

Jan 27th 2021, 3:26 PM 2,186 Views 2 Comments

The Wales captain has not played since December.

# six-nations - Tuesday 26 January, 2021

The Ireland depth chart: Big names back and two exciting prospects
# New Squad
From The42
# New Squad

The Ireland depth chart: Big names back and two exciting prospects

Jan 26th 2021, 3:00 PM 20,347 Views 38 Comments

Andy Farrell has a few players short of game time in his 36-man squad for the Six Nations.

Furlong 'in fantastic shape' as he gets set to return for Leinster on Saturday
# 11 Months Later
From The42
# 11 Months Later

Furlong 'in fantastic shape' as he gets set to return for Leinster on Saturday

Jan 26th 2021, 6:00 AM 10,367 Views 8 Comments

The Wexford man is in line to feature against Scarlets this weekend.

# six-nations - Monday 25 January, 2021

France centre Vakatawa ruled out of Six Nations clash with Ireland
# Key Player
From The42
# Key Player

France centre Vakatawa ruled out of Six Nations clash with Ireland

Jan 25th 2021, 5:34 PM 3,370 Views 0 Comments

The 28-year-old is set to miss the opening two matches of this year’s tournament with knee ligament damage.

England's Joe Marler withdraws from Six Nations for personal reasons
# Family First
From The42
# Family First

England's Joe Marler withdraws from Six Nations for personal reasons

Jan 25th 2021, 2:01 PM 8,582 Views 1 Comment

Eddie Jones has also lost experienced lock Joe Launchbury to injury.

Uncapped Casey and O'Toole included in Ireland's Six Nations squad
# Fresh Faces
From The42
# Fresh Faces

Uncapped Casey and O'Toole included in Ireland's Six Nations squad

Jan 25th 2021, 10:20 AM 40,610 Views 127 Comments

Jacob Stockdale is missing due to injury.

# six-nations - Friday 22 January, 2021

Two fresh faces and notable absentees as Jones assembles 28-man England squad From The42

Two fresh faces and notable absentees as Jones assembles 28-man England squad

Jan 22nd 2021, 5:24 PM 10,323 Views 5 Comments

Paolo Odogwu and Harry Randall were both included in the reigning champions’ squad, while Kyle Sinckler is an absentee.

# six-nations - Wednesday 20 January, 2021

Redpath picks Scotland over England as Wales recall experienced Lydiate
# Squad Lists
From The42
# Squad Lists

Redpath picks Scotland over England as Wales recall experienced Lydiate

Jan 20th 2021, 1:10 PM 9,629 Views 5 Comments

Gregor Townsend and Wayne Pivac have named their 35-man Six Nations squads.

Eddie Jones self-isolating after England forwards coach tests positive for Covid-19
# Setback
From The42
# Setback

Eddie Jones self-isolating after England forwards coach tests positive for Covid-19

Jan 20th 2021, 11:40 AM 4,553 Views 5 Comments

England are due to gather for their pre-Six Nations camp next week.

# six-nations - Tuesday 19 January, 2021

'Positive' contract outlook for Friend as Aki nears return
# Connacht
From The42
# Connacht

'Positive' contract outlook for Friend as Aki nears return

Jan 19th 2021, 12:34 PM 4,836 Views 6 Comments

The Australian says he is happy in Connacht and hopes to ink a new deal soon.

Ruddock among those keen to impress Farrell in last Six Nations audition
# Trial
From The42
# Trial

Ruddock among those keen to impress Farrell in last Six Nations audition

Jan 19th 2021, 7:05 AM 9,466 Views 10 Comments

Munster’s clash with Leinster gives players one last chance to convince the Ireland boss.

# six-nations - Monday 18 January, 2021

Cronin fit, Leinster hopeful on Lowe and Ringrose, but Furlong out of Munster game
# Injury Update
From The42
# Injury Update

Cronin fit, Leinster hopeful on Lowe and Ringrose, but Furlong out of Munster game

Jan 18th 2021, 2:46 PM 7,312 Views 18 Comments

The hooker has overcome a knee injury to be available for the Thomond Park clash.

‘I’m keen to get my elbows dirty’ - Vunipola plots his own path towards Six Nations fitness
# Playing On
From The42
# Playing On

‘I’m keen to get my elbows dirty’ - Vunipola plots his own path towards Six Nations fitness

Jan 18th 2021, 7:00 AM 3,705 Views 1 Comment

Elsewhere yesterday, the Springboks’ ‘very good’ Eben Etzebeth returned in Toulon’s win at Racing.

# six-nations - Saturday 16 January, 2021

England to pick from 28-man squads for Six Nations under new Covid-19 protocol
# Bubble Ball
From The42
# Bubble Ball

England to pick from 28-man squads for Six Nations under new Covid-19 protocol

Jan 16th 2021, 12:50 PM 5,516 Views 5 Comments

Eddie Jones had previously selected an initial squad of around 32 players.

# six-nations - Thursday 14 January, 2021

Williams to miss Wales' Six Nations opener against Ireland due to suspension
# Banned
From The42
# Banned

Williams to miss Wales' Six Nations opener against Ireland due to suspension

Jan 14th 2021, 1:26 PM 12,005 Views 12 Comments

The 29-year-old was sent off during the Scarlets’ defeat to Cardiff Blues last weekend.

# six-nations - Wednesday 13 January, 2021

Men's Six Nations to go ahead but Women's and U20 championships postponed
# Pushed Back
From The42
# Pushed Back

Men's Six Nations to go ahead but Women's and U20 championships postponed

Updated Jan 13th 2021, 3:03 PM 18,615 Views 32 Comments

However, organisers insist the Men’s competition will go ahead as planned in the coming months.

# six-nations - Tuesday 12 January, 2021

Munster v Leinster a tasty Six Nations trial but Farrell may have concerns
# Schedule
From The42
# Schedule

Munster v Leinster a tasty Six Nations trial but Farrell may have concerns

Jan 12th 2021, 7:30 PM 11,336 Views 16 Comments

Connacht and Ulster don’t have any senior games scheduled before the Six Nations.

French government demands more detail before final Six Nations decision
# Protocols
From The42
# Protocols

French government demands more detail before final Six Nations decision

Jan 12th 2021, 5:44 PM 3,463 Views 0 Comments

The Ministry of Sport wants guarantees about the Covid-19 protocols in Ireland and England.

Racing wing Taofifenua among three uncapped players in French Six Nations squad
# Holding Pattern
From The42
# Holding Pattern

Racing wing Taofifenua among three uncapped players in French Six Nations squad

Jan 12th 2021, 9:16 AM 4,159 Views 2 Comments

Though uncertainty swirls around French participation, the tournament remains scheduled for next month.

# six-nations - Monday 11 January, 2021

Six Nations to meet French authorities but hopeful of playing as planned
# Discussions
From The42
# Discussions

Six Nations to meet French authorities but hopeful of playing as planned

Jan 11th 2021, 12:32 PM 11,530 Views 11 Comments

The championship is due to kick off in four weekends’ time.

# six-nations - Tuesday 5 January, 2021

Six Nations ‘planning to go ahead as scheduled’ despite worsening Covid-19 crisis
# Onwards
From The42
# Onwards

Six Nations ‘planning to go ahead as scheduled’ despite worsening Covid-19 crisis

Updated Jan 5th 2021, 12:00 PM 17,484 Views 13 Comments

Andy Farrell’s Ireland are due to open their campaign against Wales in Cardiff on 7 February.

# six-nations - Friday 1 January, 2021

Scotland suffer triple injury blow ahead of Six Nations
# Headache
From The42
# Headache

Scotland suffer triple injury blow ahead of Six Nations

Jan 1st 2021, 9:48 AM 8,669 Views 0 Comments

Fraser Brown, George Horne and Alex Allan have all been ruled out.

# six-nations - Wednesday 30 December, 2020

France's Ntamack out for up to eight weeks and set to miss Six Nations game against Ireland
# Sidelined
From The42
# Sidelined

France's Ntamack out for up to eight weeks and set to miss Six Nations game against Ireland

Dec 30th 2020, 2:53 PM 4,581 Views 11 Comments

Ntamack has undergone surgery on a double jaw fracture he suffered in a Top 14 match

# six-nations - Monday 28 December, 2020

France out-half Ntamack a doubt to be fit for start of the Six Nations
# Worry
From The42
# Worry

France out-half Ntamack a doubt to be fit for start of the Six Nations

Dec 28th 2020, 3:23 PM 6,137 Views 2 Comments

The 21-year-old fractured his jaw playing for Toulouse against Bordeaux.

# six-nations - Thursday 10 December, 2020

Government announces review of Irish sports events protected for free-to-air broadcast
# On The Box
From The42
# On The Box

Government announces review of Irish sports events protected for free-to-air broadcast

Dec 10th 2020, 4:25 PM 18,888 Views 26 Comments

Members of the public are invited to suggest events to be added or taken from the list.

# six-nations - Sunday 6 December, 2020

Farrell encouraged but Ireland are 'a work in progress' heading into 2021
# Next Job
From The42
# Next Job

Farrell encouraged but Ireland are 'a work in progress' heading into 2021

Dec 6th 2020, 7:00 AM 13,817 Views 19 Comments

The head coach has had an up-and-down first year in charge of Ireland.

# six-nations - Wednesday 11 November, 2020

No props on the wing, the scraps, clarity in transition - Ireland's defence checklist
# Analysis
From The42
# Analysis

No props on the wing, the scraps, clarity in transition - Ireland's defence checklist

Nov 11th 2020, 7:00 PM 10,209 Views 5 Comments

Andy Farrell’s men will be looking to make improvements in a defensive sense in the Autumn Nations Cup.

# six-nations - Tuesday 10 November, 2020

Ringrose has Lions ambitions but first focus is return from injury with Leinster
# Recovery
From The42
# Recovery

Ringrose has Lions ambitions but first focus is return from injury with Leinster

Nov 10th 2020, 4:05 PM 9,097 Views 3 Comments

The Ireland centre hopes to be back in action for the Champions Cup games in December.

# six-nations - Wednesday 4 November, 2020

Important run ahead for Ireland as Farrell and Sexton look to learn from Paris
# Autumn
From The42
# Autumn

Important run ahead for Ireland as Farrell and Sexton look to learn from Paris

Nov 4th 2020, 10:49 AM 6,867 Views 13 Comments

Ireland get back up and running with a home clash against Wales on Friday week.

# six-nations - Tuesday 3 November, 2020

Beirne shows up strongly alongside immense Ryan in Ireland's second row
# Fronting Up
From The42
# Fronting Up

Beirne shows up strongly alongside immense Ryan in Ireland's second row

Nov 3rd 2020, 7:00 PM 10,668 Views 5 Comments

The Munster man showed he can win the gainline against France last weekend.

'The guy said, 'There's no way you play for Munster, you can't speak English''
# Language
From The42
# Language

'The guy said, 'There's no way you play for Munster, you can't speak English''

Nov 3rd 2020, 12:03 PM 67,146 Views 26 Comments

CJ Stander talks about learning a new language, being told he was too small, and dealing with criticism.

Connors keen to get Autumn Nations Cup going as Ireland take lessons from Paris
# Next Job
From The42
# Next Job

Connors keen to get Autumn Nations Cup going as Ireland take lessons from Paris

Nov 3rd 2020, 7:54 AM 7,330 Views 5 Comments

The 24-year-old openside flanker is eager to add to his first two Test caps.

# six-nations - Monday 2 November, 2020

Stockdale shows kicking quality but errors prove costly on tough night in Paris
# Analysis
From The42
# Analysis

Stockdale shows kicking quality but errors prove costly on tough night in Paris

Nov 2nd 2020, 8:29 PM 36,290 Views 49 Comments

The 24-year-old made his second start in the number 15 shirt as Andy Farrell’s side came up short.

Stander among shortlist for 6 Nations Player of the Championship
# Stand-out
From The42
# Stand-out

Stander among shortlist for 6 Nations Player of the Championship

Nov 2nd 2020, 7:17 PM 10,979 Views 16 Comments

Three Frenchman are nominated and will hope to be their country’s first recipient.

'It was a missed opportunity. It's a result that will nag at the Ireland players'
# Regrets
From The42
# Regrets

'It was a missed opportunity. It's a result that will nag at the Ireland players'

Nov 2nd 2020, 5:13 PM 25,043 Views 17 Comments

The latest episode of The42 Rugby Weekly Extra saw the lads dig into events in Paris.

Eddie Jones vows to bring England to 'the greatest heights in the next four years'
# Keeping Up With The Jones
From The42
# Keeping Up With The Jones

Eddie Jones vows to bring England to 'the greatest heights in the next four years'

Nov 2nd 2020, 11:30 AM 6,458 Views 12 Comments

Despite losing their opening game to France, England were confirmed as Six Nations winners on Saturday.