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#Six Nations

# six-nations - Wednesday 3 February, 2021

Six Nations announce new dates for 2021 Women’s and U20s Championships
# CONFIRMED
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# 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
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# 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
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# Wide Role

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

Feb 3rd 2021, 3:31 PM 6,224 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
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# Concussion

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

Feb 2nd 2021, 3:16 PM 26,198 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
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# La Lumière Verte

Six Nations to proceed as planned following approval of French authorities

Feb 2nd 2021, 11:55 AM 2,156 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
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# On This Day

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

Feb 2nd 2021, 8:15 AM 10,723 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
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# Ireland

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

Updated Feb 1st 2021, 8:03 PM 25,093 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
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# Six Nations

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

Jan 31st 2021, 8:31 PM 6,724 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
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# Team By Team

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

Updated Jan 31st 2021, 3:00 PM 18,078 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
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# Clean Bill Of Health

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

Jan 30th 2021, 7:30 AM 4,988 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
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# Obsession

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

Jan 30th 2021, 7:00 AM 36,764 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
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# Hear The Roar

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

Jan 29th 2021, 1:09 PM 2,886 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 5,295 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 31,477 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
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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 3,721 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
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# Wrongs To Right

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

Jan 28th 2021, 6:30 AM 4,685 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
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# Prop Life

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

Jan 28th 2021, 6:00 AM 6,411 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 14,892 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
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# Keeping Up With Jones

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

Jan 27th 2021, 3:26 PM 2,191 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
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# New Squad

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

Jan 26th 2021, 3:00 PM 20,463 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
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# 11 Months Later

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

Jan 26th 2021, 6:00 AM 10,375 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
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# Key Player

France centre Vakatawa ruled out of Six Nations clash with Ireland

Jan 25th 2021, 5:34 PM 3,383 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
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# Family First

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

Jan 25th 2021, 2:01 PM 8,623 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
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# Fresh Faces

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

Jan 25th 2021, 10:20 AM 40,636 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 10,330 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
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# Squad Lists

Redpath picks Scotland over England as Wales recall experienced Lydiate

Jan 20th 2021, 1:10 PM 9,636 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
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# Setback

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

Jan 20th 2021, 11:40 AM 4,561 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 4,839 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
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# Trial

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

Jan 19th 2021, 7:05 AM 9,483 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
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# Injury Update

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

Jan 18th 2021, 2:46 PM 7,322 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
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# 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 3,711 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
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# Bubble Ball

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

Jan 16th 2021, 12:50 PM 5,522 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
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# Banned

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

Jan 14th 2021, 1:26 PM 12,013 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 18,638 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
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# Schedule

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

Jan 12th 2021, 7:30 PM 11,342 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
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# Protocols

French government demands more detail before final Six Nations decision

Jan 12th 2021, 5:44 PM 3,466 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
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# Holding Pattern

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

Jan 12th 2021, 9:16 AM 4,170 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
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# Discussions

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

Jan 11th 2021, 12:32 PM 11,533 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 17,487 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 8,672 Views 0 Comments

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