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#Six Nations

# six-nations - Saturday 5 February, 2022

Hansen stars as impressive Ireland power to bonus-point win over Wales
# Dominant
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# Dominant

Hansen stars as impressive Ireland power to bonus-point win over Wales

Feb 5th 2022, 4:11 PM 44,972 Views 67 Comments

Andrew Conway scored twice as Ireland dominated the Welsh in Dublin.

Poll: Will you watch the Six Nations?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Will you watch the Six Nations?

Feb 5th 2022, 10:28 AM 34,452 Views 67 Comments

Ireland host Wales in the tournament’s first match this afternoon.

Hansen to make an impact on his debut: Talking points for Ireland's Six Nations opener
# William Hill
From The42
# William Hill

Hansen to make an impact on his debut: Talking points for Ireland's Six Nations opener

Feb 5th 2022, 9:00 AM 5,738 Views 2 Comments

Andy Farrell’s men host Wales at the Aviva Stadium this afternoon.

Lessons from 2018 – what it takes to win a grand slam
# Grand Ambitions
From The42
# Grand Ambitions

Lessons from 2018 – what it takes to win a grand slam

Feb 5th 2022, 9:00 AM 4,237 Views 0 Comments

There are plenty of survivors from Ireland’s last Six Nations title – but do they have what it takes to win another championship?

Prime chance for Ireland against Wales as Farrell plays Hansen wild card
# Momentum
From The42
# Momentum

Prime chance for Ireland against Wales as Farrell plays Hansen wild card

Feb 5th 2022, 7:30 AM 5,326 Views 0 Comments

The Welsh will try to make it a battle but Andy Farrell’s team should have the quality to win at home.

'I got as much out of myself for what talent I had, so I'm happy enough'
# The Bull
From The42
# The Bull

'I got as much out of myself for what talent I had, so I'm happy enough'

Feb 5th 2022, 7:00 AM 27,415 Views 9 Comments

John Hayes is happy with life on the farm and coaching in Bruff RFC these days.

# six-nations - Friday 4 February, 2022

'People forget that for the last 10 years, we've been the most successful team'
# Underdogs
From The42
# Underdogs

'People forget that for the last 10 years, we've been the most successful team'

Feb 4th 2022, 4:46 PM 9,815 Views 3 Comments

Wales have been written off this week ahead of their clash with Ireland.

Niamh Briggs appointed Ireland women’s assistant coach ahead of Six Nations
# Give It Briggsy
From The42
# Give It Briggsy

Niamh Briggs appointed Ireland women’s assistant coach ahead of Six Nations

Feb 4th 2022, 3:49 PM 4,293 Views 2 Comments

The former Ireland captain is a huge addition to the squad’s coaching unit.

New Zealand-born Halafihi to make Italy debut in France Six Nations opener
# Azzurri
From The42
# Azzurri

New Zealand-born Halafihi to make Italy debut in France Six Nations opener

Feb 4th 2022, 1:35 PM 5,287 Views 1 Comment

The 28-year-old qualifies for the Azzurri on residency grounds after joining Treviso in 2018.

Here's your essential TV guide for this weekend's live sport
# Tune In
From The42
# Tune In

Here's your essential TV guide for this weekend's live sport

Feb 4th 2022, 7:20 AM 21,741 Views 7 Comments

Get stuck into this lot over the weekend.

'My grandfather used to cycle from Waterford to Kilkenny to play rugby - it is in the blood'
# Chip Off The Old Block
From The42
# Chip Off The Old Block

'My grandfather used to cycle from Waterford to Kilkenny to play rugby - it is in the blood'

Feb 4th 2022, 6:55 AM 22,654 Views 2 Comments

Josh van der Flier’s work ethic is renowned across the rugby world – but given his background, no one should be surprised.

Andy Farrell eyes improvement - and a trophy - as Ireland seek to live up to the hype
# Silver Pining
From The42
# Silver Pining

Andy Farrell eyes improvement - and a trophy - as Ireland seek to live up to the hype

Feb 4th 2022, 6:28 AM 5,876 Views 10 Comments

Dubbed the best side in the world on current form – Ireland have the chance to prove that point when the Six Nations kicks off tomorrow.

# six-nations - Thursday 3 February, 2022

Earls set for scan on hamstring but Henshaw and Henderson make progress
# Injury Update
From The42
# Injury Update

Earls set for scan on hamstring but Henshaw and Henderson make progress

Feb 3rd 2022, 5:15 PM 15,470 Views 6 Comments

The Munster wing was injured in training at Ireland camp yesterday.

Wales 'excited' to see Adams in midfield battle against Aki and Ringrose
# Convert
From The42
# Convert

Wales 'excited' to see Adams in midfield battle against Aki and Ringrose

Feb 3rd 2022, 4:17 PM 7,396 Views 6 Comments

The Cardiff man is usually on the wing but moves to 13 for the visit to Dublin.

Gray returns for 'red-hot favourites' Scotland as team named for England opener
# 6n
From The42
# 6n

Gray returns for 'red-hot favourites' Scotland as team named for England opener

Feb 3rd 2022, 1:41 PM 11,210 Views 2 Comments

Eddie Jones has labelled the hosts heavy favourites ahead of Saturday’s clash at Murrayfield.

Connacht's Hansen starts for Ireland as Ulster man Hume included on bench
# Team News
From The42
# Team News

Connacht's Hansen starts for Ireland as Ulster man Hume included on bench

Feb 3rd 2022, 1:08 PM 41,425 Views 103 Comments

Robbie Henshaw misses out on the matchday 23 for the Wales clash on Saturday.

Tom Curry to captain England in Six Nations opener against Scotland
# Currying Favour
From The42
# Currying Favour

Tom Curry to captain England in Six Nations opener against Scotland

Feb 3rd 2022, 12:38 PM 6,469 Views 2 Comments

The 23-year-old back row becomes the country’s youngest skipper since Will Carling in 1988.

Wales opt for Josh Adams in the centre and hand Six Nations debut to Taine Basham From The42

Wales opt for Josh Adams in the centre and hand Six Nations debut to Taine Basham

Feb 3rd 2022, 11:51 AM 8,470 Views 8 Comments

The Welsh are missing nine key players including Alun Wyn Jones, Ken Owens and George North.

'Remarkable individual' Porter part of a punchy Ireland front row
# Point Of Difference
From The42
# Point Of Difference

'Remarkable individual' Porter part of a punchy Ireland front row

Feb 3rd 2022, 6:00 AM 10,571 Views 9 Comments

Rónan Kelleher has been impressed at how seamlessly his team-mate has switched to loosehead.

# six-nations - Wednesday 2 February, 2022

Ireland set to name settled team with Hansen in the mix for possible debut
# Opener
From The42
# Opener

Ireland set to name settled team with Hansen in the mix for possible debut

Feb 2nd 2022, 9:34 PM 16,010 Views 20 Comments

Andy Farrell will tomorrow confirm big calls in the midfield and back three.

Welsh Rugby Union closes stadium bars at half-time in bid to curb disorder
# A Sober Response
From The42
# A Sober Response

Welsh Rugby Union closes stadium bars at half-time in bid to curb disorder

Feb 2nd 2022, 2:45 PM 8,443 Views 7 Comments

The WRU said a number of high-profile incidents, including two intrusions onto the pitch in consecutive matches, were accompanied by some reporting of poor behaviour at the venue.

England forced to rejig after Lawes, Hill ruled out of Six Nations opener
# Calcutta Cup
From The42
# Calcutta Cup

England forced to rejig after Lawes, Hill ruled out of Six Nations opener

Feb 2nd 2022, 10:26 AM 6,053 Views 2 Comments

Eddie Jones is missing a host of key men for Saturday’s clash against Scotland.

'You’re picking up the phone thinking, 'Is it going to be good or bad news?''
# Captain
From The42
# Captain

'You’re picking up the phone thinking, 'Is it going to be good or bad news?''

Updated Feb 2nd 2022, 8:40 AM 21,331 Views 11 Comments

Johnny Sexton is reveling in leading Ireland as they aim for Six Nations success.

Key man Hugo Keenan has made Ireland's number 15 shirt his own
# Level Head
From The42
# Level Head

Key man Hugo Keenan has made Ireland's number 15 shirt his own

Feb 2nd 2022, 6:45 AM 7,934 Views 20 Comments

The 25-year-old has continued to improve in the 15 months since his debut.

# six-nations - Tuesday 1 February, 2022

Why are Ireland such strong favourites against Wales on Saturday?
# Opener
From The42
# Opener

Why are Ireland such strong favourites against Wales on Saturday?

Feb 1st 2022, 10:00 PM 13,614 Views 16 Comments

The Welsh are missing experienced figures and their regions have been in poor form.

Caelan Doris 'in a way better place' after sitting out last year's Six Nations
# Ready For Battle
From The42
# Ready For Battle

Caelan Doris 'in a way better place' after sitting out last year's Six Nations

Feb 1st 2022, 6:14 PM 6,157 Views 4 Comments

The Leinster man missed the 2021 tournament due to concussion issues.

Teddy Thomas to miss France's Six Nations clash with Ireland
# Sidelined
From The42
# Sidelined

Teddy Thomas to miss France's Six Nations clash with Ireland

Feb 1st 2022, 5:10 PM 6,865 Views 4 Comments

The Racing wing is expected to sit out the opening two rounds of the Six Nations.

Wales 'really healthy' as Halaholo ticks boxes for Ireland game
# Midfield
From The42
# Midfield

Wales 'really healthy' as Halaholo ticks boxes for Ireland game

Feb 1st 2022, 1:39 PM 5,623 Views 5 Comments

The Cardiff centre is set to be available for selection for the clash in Dublin.

Joe Marler cleared to rejoin England squad after self-isolation
# Boost
From The42
# Boost

Joe Marler cleared to rejoin England squad after self-isolation

Feb 1st 2022, 11:21 AM 2,477 Views 1 Comment

The veteran prop is now set to be available for England Guinness Six Nations opener against Scotland on Saturday.

# six-nations - Monday 31 January, 2022

Dan Biggar talks up Johnny Sexton ahead of Wales’ Six Nations game with Ireland
# Facing Off
From The42
# Facing Off

Dan Biggar talks up Johnny Sexton ahead of Wales’ Six Nations game with Ireland

Jan 31st 2022, 6:55 PM 7,815 Views 5 Comments

The pair were British and Irish Lions colleagues in New Zealand in 2017.

Furlong, Henderson, and Ryan to train fully tomorrow ahead of Wales clash
# Boost
From The42
# Boost

Furlong, Henderson, and Ryan to train fully tomorrow ahead of Wales clash

Jan 31st 2022, 1:24 PM 7,066 Views 10 Comments

Josh van der Flier, Keith Earls, and Joey Carbery are also fully fit.

# six-nations - Sunday 30 January, 2022

Rob Kearney: 'I'd expect a relatively comfortable win for Ireland in that first game'
# Forecast
From The42
# Forecast

Rob Kearney: 'I'd expect a relatively comfortable win for Ireland in that first game'

Updated Jan 30th 2022, 10:00 AM 39,798 Views 19 Comments

Kearney has been impressed with Hugo Keenan’s rise at fullback.

Know your enemy: the lowdown on Ireland’s Six Nations opponents
# Gladiators
From The42
# Gladiators

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

Jan 30th 2022, 8:53 AM 8,925 Views 2 Comments

We run the rule over the five teams Ireland will face in this year’s Six Nations.

# six-nations - Saturday 29 January, 2022

'Ronan and David's rivalry was as intense as the one with Johnny Sexton'
# Number 10
From The42
# Number 10

'Ronan and David's rivalry was as intense as the one with Johnny Sexton'

Updated Jan 29th 2022, 12:15 PM 49,064 Views 18 Comments

A new documentary on Ireland’s out-halves airs on BBC One Northern Ireland tomorrow night.

# six-nations - Friday 28 January, 2022

'I was so hell-bent on the end goal, maybe off the field I was a disaster to be around'
# Jack Is Back
From The42
# Jack Is Back

'I was so hell-bent on the end goal, maybe off the field I was a disaster to be around'

Jan 28th 2022, 3:28 PM 11,663 Views 8 Comments

Jack Carty is enjoying his rugby and has returned to the Ireland squad a better player than before.

Upcoming Six Nations will involve trial of new 'brake foot' scrum law
# Axial Loading
From The42
# Axial Loading

Upcoming Six Nations will involve trial of new 'brake foot' scrum law

Jan 28th 2022, 10:25 AM 9,453 Views 6 Comments

The new tweak aims to put an end to the practice of ‘axial loading’ at scrums.

# six-nations - Thursday 27 January, 2022

'The aim is 100% to kick on and push the boundaries even further' - Farrell
# First Day Of Camp
From The42
# First Day Of Camp

'The aim is 100% to kick on and push the boundaries even further' - Farrell

Jan 27th 2022, 9:20 AM 13,256 Views 23 Comments

Andy Farrell has challenged his Ireland squad to improve on their impressive November campaign in this year’s Six Nations.

Jack Carty gets his reward for 'not giving up' on Ireland dream
# Jack's Back
From The42
# Jack's Back

Jack Carty gets his reward for 'not giving up' on Ireland dream

Jan 27th 2022, 7:30 AM 7,941 Views 3 Comments

Andy Farrell has been impressed with how the out-half has responded to his feedback this season.

'He performed above what we expected' - Wales boss Wayne Pivac on Tadhg Beirne's Scarlets stint
# Familiar Foes
From The42
# Familiar Foes

'He performed above what we expected' - Wales boss Wayne Pivac on Tadhg Beirne's Scarlets stint

Jan 27th 2022, 7:00 AM 11,108 Views 0 Comments

The Munster player was coached by Pivac during his time with the Welsh region.

# six-nations - Wednesday 26 January, 2022

France boss Galthié wary of 'very strong' Ireland ahead of Six Nations title bid
# In Form
From The42
# In Form

France boss Galthié wary of 'very strong' Ireland ahead of Six Nations title bid

Jan 26th 2022, 10:01 PM 9,104 Views 1 Comment

Les Bleus host Andy Farrell’s side in Paris on 12 February.