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#Six Nations

# six-nations - Monday 2 November, 2020

'Something special is going to happen with this team in the next few years'
# Belief
From The42
# Belief

'Something special is going to happen with this team in the next few years'

Nov 2nd 2020, 6:00 AM 14,499 Views 27 Comments

CJ Stander believes Ireland have ‘turned a corner’ despite their defeat in Paris.

Where next for Ireland? Autumn Nations Cup a chance to look to the future
# Fresh Faces
From The42
# Fresh Faces

Where next for Ireland? Autumn Nations Cup a chance to look to the future

Nov 2nd 2020, 1:01 AM 14,238 Views 16 Comments

Head coach Andy Farrell feels he needs to keep creating more competition for places.

# six-nations - Sunday 1 November, 2020

England secure Grand Slam after hammering Italy in Women’s Six Nations finale
# Red Roses
From The42
# Red Roses

England secure Grand Slam after hammering Italy in Women’s Six Nations finale

Nov 1st 2020, 11:13 PM 5,465 Views 3 Comments

Adam Griggs’ Ireland are awaiting news on their final clash against France, which is due to be rescheduled.

How Andy Farrell's Ireland lost the crucial championship minutes in Paris
# Analysis
From The42
# Analysis

How Andy Farrell's Ireland lost the crucial championship minutes in Paris

Nov 1st 2020, 11:55 AM 51,076 Views 42 Comments

The visitors made a huge call to go to touch before half-time and then conceded just after the break.

'I was very disappointed coming off like everyone would be' - Sexton
# Captain
From The42
# Captain

'I was very disappointed coming off like everyone would be' - Sexton

Nov 1st 2020, 7:00 AM 57,117 Views 61 Comments

The Ireland skipper bemoaned his side’s inability to be clinical with their chances at Stade de France.

# six-nations - Saturday 31 October, 2020

Ireland come up short in Paris as England crowned Six Nations champions
# Second Best
From The42
# Second Best

Ireland come up short in Paris as England crowned Six Nations champions

Oct 31st 2020, 10:00 PM 62,816 Views 144 Comments

Andy Farrell’s men made errors but France were superb in a bonus-point win.

As it happened: France v Ireland, Six Nations
# Liveblog
From The42
# Liveblog

As it happened: France v Ireland, Six Nations

Oct 31st 2020, 7:15 PM 86,875 Views 94 Comments

France proved too strong for Ireland in the final game of this year’s Six Nations tournament.

Here's what Ireland need to win the Six Nations after England's victory in Rome
# Permutations
From The42
# Permutations

Here's what Ireland need to win the Six Nations after England's victory in Rome

Oct 31st 2020, 6:53 PM 16,850 Views 7 Comments

Eddie Jones’ men scored five tries but didn’t have it all their own way.

Wales' miserable run continues as Scotland end Six Nations with away win
# Tough Watch
From The42
# Tough Watch

Wales' miserable run continues as Scotland end Six Nations with away win

Oct 31st 2020, 4:12 PM 11,637 Views 4 Comments

Gregor Townsend’s men edged it as Wayne Pivac’s difficult start to his tenure continued.

'I remember I was the D team captain. In fourth year, I was sub for the social team'
# Rise
From The42
# Rise

'I remember I was the D team captain. In fourth year, I was sub for the social team'

Oct 31st 2020, 12:11 PM 70,582 Views 23 Comments

Hugo Keenan has been a slow-burning success as he gets set for his second Ireland cap tonight.

'Roy Keane always showed up on the big days - I wanted to be like that'
# Fuel
From The42
# Fuel

'Roy Keane always showed up on the big days - I wanted to be like that'

Oct 31st 2020, 10:03 AM 40,826 Views 14 Comments

Sean O’Brien believes Ireland need a Keane-like mentality if they are to get the result they need in Paris today.

Softies? Ireland vow to deliver physicality in Paris after Rassie's comment
# Super Saturday
From The42
# Super Saturday

Softies? Ireland vow to deliver physicality in Paris after Rassie's comment

Oct 31st 2020, 7:00 AM 42,875 Views 25 Comments

Andy Farrell’s men head into Super Saturday with the Six Nations title still on the line.

# six-nations - Friday 30 October, 2020

How the French rediscovered their mojo
# French Revolution
From The42
# French Revolution

How the French rediscovered their mojo

Oct 30th 2020, 3:33 PM 7,772 Views 0 Comments

After a decade of farcical selections and disastrous results, new head coach Fabien Galthié has turned France’s fortunes around.

Sexton is 'a role model for me,' says 21-year-old France out-half Ntamack
# Halfbacks
From The42
# Halfbacks

Sexton is 'a role model for me,' says 21-year-old France out-half Ntamack

Oct 30th 2020, 11:45 AM 8,379 Views 2 Comments

Meanwhile, Antoine Dupont is a major threat to Andy Farrell’s Ireland.

Murray not willing to throw box-kick away just yet
# Up And Under
From The42
# Up And Under

Murray not willing to throw box-kick away just yet

Oct 30th 2020, 6:01 AM 8,006 Views 12 Comments

The scrum-half took on the skill just twice last weekend, but isn’t willing to sound its death knell.

# six-nations - Thursday 29 October, 2020

France move Fickou to wing as 21-year-old Vincent starts against Ireland
# Team News
From The42
# Team News

France move Fickou to wing as 21-year-old Vincent starts against Ireland

Oct 29th 2020, 10:44 AM 11,341 Views 12 Comments

Fullback Anthony Bouthier has been deemed fit to start in Paris.

'Get the ball in his hands and make people tackle him': Payne excited by Stockdale threat
# 15 On 15
From The42
# 15 On 15

'Get the ball in his hands and make people tackle him': Payne excited by Stockdale threat

Oct 29th 2020, 7:15 AM 8,072 Views 12 Comments

The Ulster defence coach has watched the 24-year-old evolve his understanding of a new position over the past year.

Farrell's attack up against 'winner and fighter' Edwards' French defence
# Old Mates
From The42
# Old Mates

Farrell's attack up against 'winner and fighter' Edwards' French defence

Oct 29th 2020, 5:30 AM 4,932 Views 0 Comments

The Ireland boss and French defence coach were team-mates at Wigan in the 1990s.

James Ryan went to Paris as 'a kid' in 2018 but returns as an Ireland leader
# Influence
From The42
# Influence

James Ryan went to Paris as 'a kid' in 2018 but returns as an Ireland leader

Oct 29th 2020, 5:00 AM 4,004 Views 1 Comment

The 24-year-old has enjoyed taking responsibility for running the Ireland lineout.

# six-nations - Wednesday 28 October, 2020

Ireland's final Women's Six Nations clash off due to Covid outbreak in France set-up
# Women's 6n
From The42
# Women's 6n

Ireland's final Women's Six Nations clash off due to Covid outbreak in France set-up

Updated Oct 28th 2020, 9:50 PM 34,753 Views 15 Comments

France had previously agreed to play in Dublin instead of Lille.

Caelan Doris relishing another big occasion to underline his pedigree
# Blindside
From The42
# Blindside

Caelan Doris relishing another big occasion to underline his pedigree

Oct 28th 2020, 6:53 PM 6,697 Views 7 Comments

The 22-year-old Leinster back row feels he saves his best performances for the biggest games.

Farrell intent on imposing 'plan that we know' on France
# Methodical
From The42
# Methodical

Farrell intent on imposing 'plan that we know' on France

Oct 28th 2020, 2:19 PM 7,502 Views 8 Comments

The Ireland head coach insists his side won’t be playing high-risk rugby in search of a four-try win in France.

Henshaw starts at 13 as Farrell named on Ireland bench for France clash
# Team News
From The42
# Team News

Henshaw starts at 13 as Farrell named on Ireland bench for France clash

Oct 28th 2020, 12:25 PM 38,381 Views 35 Comments

Garry Ringrose misses out due to the broken jaw he sustained last weekend.

Dane immersed in rugby and ready for another tough Test run
# 6 Nations
From The42
# 6 Nations

Dane immersed in rugby and ready for another tough Test run

Oct 28th 2020, 12:00 PM 22,066 Views 3 Comments

The Ireland scrum-half hit the ground running despite an eight-month gap between competitive fixtures.

Sexton settled into Ireland rhythm and ready to duel France
# Test Mode
From The42
# Test Mode

Sexton settled into Ireland rhythm and ready to duel France

Oct 28th 2020, 3:41 AM 6,757 Views 11 Comments

The skipper feels improvements in training as he looks forward to a return to Paris.

Heffernan mining confidence from the work he puts in after long wait for second cap
# Closed Skills
From The42
# Closed Skills

Heffernan mining confidence from the work he puts in after long wait for second cap

Oct 28th 2020, 2:09 AM 6,925 Views 3 Comments

The Connacht hooker is grateful to Andy Friend and Jimmy Duffy for guiding him back to peak form.

# six-nations - Tuesday 27 October, 2020

Analysis: 80 seconds that show how good Ireland Women's attack can be
# Team Try
From The42
# Team Try

Analysis: 80 seconds that show how good Ireland Women's attack can be

Oct 27th 2020, 7:45 PM 4,874 Views 0 Comments

Every single player had a role in Claire Molloy’s try just before half-time against Italy.

Beirne braced for breakdown battle in Paris with Barnes not ruled out as ref
# Poachers
From The42
# Poachers

Beirne braced for breakdown battle in Paris with Barnes not ruled out as ref

Oct 27th 2020, 6:00 PM 10,500 Views 4 Comments

Ireland and France both have strong jackal threats in their teams.

'I got away with murder when I was younger' - Healy set for 100th Ireland cap
# 100 Club
From The42
# 100 Club

'I got away with murder when I was younger' - Healy set for 100th Ireland cap

Oct 27th 2020, 2:26 PM 11,728 Views 5 Comments

The 33-year-old nearly retired from rugby in 2015 but battled his way back to the top.

Henshaw and Aki set for titanic midfield battle against Fickou and Vakatawa
# Centres
From The42
# Centres

Henshaw and Aki set for titanic midfield battle against Fickou and Vakatawa

Oct 27th 2020, 12:00 PM 29,807 Views 19 Comments

The Leinster man was sharp off the bench against Italy last weekend.

France wing Thomas ruled out of Ireland clash with fullback Bouthier a doubt
# Blow
From The42
# Blow

France wing Thomas ruled out of Ireland clash with fullback Bouthier a doubt

Oct 27th 2020, 10:08 AM 8,719 Views 7 Comments

The Racing 92 man scored a superb try against Wales last weekend.

# six-nations - Monday 26 October, 2020

France's Haouas to be questioned about alleged robbery before next year's Six Nations
# Criminal Court
From The42
# Criminal Court

France's Haouas to be questioned about alleged robbery before next year's Six Nations

Oct 26th 2020, 5:26 PM 22,303 Views 7 Comments

The incident took place at a tobacconist in 2014.

'That's what Ireland need, multiple first receivers and an unpredictability'
# Playmakers
From The42
# Playmakers

'That's what Ireland need, multiple first receivers and an unpredictability'

Oct 26th 2020, 4:03 PM 39,142 Views 11 Comments

Ireland’s attack came in for praise on the latest episode of The42 Rugby Weekly Extra.

'An incredibly enjoyable environment': POM relishing competition, skills work in Ireland camp
# Perspiration And Inspiration
From The42
# Perspiration And Inspiration

'An incredibly enjoyable environment': POM relishing competition, skills work in Ireland camp

Oct 26th 2020, 2:26 PM 10,463 Views 31 Comments

The blindside typified an apparent renewed focus on skills during the win over Italy.

England include Umaga in squad for title chase From The42

England include Umaga in squad for title chase

Oct 26th 2020, 1:39 PM 12,453 Views 4 Comments

The Wasps 10 is the nephew of All Black legend Tana.

Ireland rule out Ringrose for November, Cooney and Earls back in frame
# Ouch
From The42
# Ouch

Ireland rule out Ringrose for November, Cooney and Earls back in frame

Oct 26th 2020, 9:48 AM 13,488 Views 16 Comments

Jamison Gibson-Park’s international debut was tempered with a tight hamstring.

'I kept trucking away. I knew my time would come if I just kept at it'
# Porridge
From The42
# Porridge

'I kept trucking away. I knew my time would come if I just kept at it'

Oct 26th 2020, 8:00 AM 36,679 Views 5 Comments

24-year-old Will Connors was man of the match on his Ireland debut against Italy.

Farrell seems likely to stick with settled Ireland team for trip to Paris
# Selection
From The42
# Selection

Farrell seems likely to stick with settled Ireland team for trip to Paris

Oct 26th 2020, 6:00 AM 13,401 Views 23 Comments

There were lots of good performances in the 50-17 win over Italy on Saturday.

# six-nations - Sunday 25 October, 2020

Ireland's pack of jackals well suited to the refocused breakdown interpretations
# Turnovers
From The42
# Turnovers

Ireland's pack of jackals well suited to the refocused breakdown interpretations

Oct 25th 2020, 8:26 PM 11,596 Views 4 Comments

Andy Farrell was most pleased with his side’s defensive work in the big win over Italy.

France lock Le Roux could miss Six Nations clash with Ireland after citing
# Hearing
From The42
# Hearing

France lock Le Roux could miss Six Nations clash with Ireland after citing

Oct 25th 2020, 8:00 PM 107,496 Views 12 Comments

The Racing 92 man was involved in an incident with Wales’ Alun Wyn Jones in the first-half last night.