# six-nations - Today’s News
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# six-nations - Yesterday’s News
Our Six Nations columnist looks at how Ireland can deal with the French offload threat.
Late selection calls and a focus on recovery have made it a difficult week for the reigning champs.
The Leinster loosehead will pack down against the heaviest man to appear at last year’s World Cup. You think he’s fazed?
“As coaches it’s a case of making sure we stick together and not try and allow anyone to put wedges between us.”
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‘I probably felt the way front-rowers feel every day, but as a soft out-half I just didn’t hide it as well.’
The out-half has struggled with a shoulder injury this week, but has been declared good to go.
Fergus McFadden is on Ireland’s bench as Joe Schmidt makes three changes for the trip to Paris.
The teams for Saturday’s game in Cardiff have been named.
Joe Schmidt will name his XV later today.
The Leinster prop won his fourth Ireland cap against Wales.
Paula Fitzpatrick knows what to expect this weekend having played with Toulouse for the past three months.
Coach Joe Schmidt faces some tough calls ahead of Saturday’s game.
# six-nations - Wednesday 10 February, 2016
The Leinster winger, who came on as a substitute against Wales, believes France are vulnerable out wide.
Paul O’Connell remains highly respected by all in the current Ireland squad.
There are a number of players carrying injuries this week ahead of the trip to Paris.
# six-nations - Tuesday 9 February, 2016
Ireland manufactured seven linebreaks against the Welsh but could have converted more chances.
The ‘building blocks’ are in place and Ireland will reach for the gears this weekend.
Donnacha Ryan was in a better position than anyone to see every aspect brought to the able by Paul O’Connell.
We know how to make ourselves feel right at home.
The trio are expected to train fully on Thursday, but Keith Earls remains a major doubt for Saturday’s trip to Paris.
A key player in last week’s Six Nations win over Scotland, Billy Vunipola has impressed Eddie Jones.
The Ireland head coach briefly spoke to the IRFU’s YouTube channel on Monday.
# six-nations - Monday 8 February, 2016
We pick apart the defensive performance from Joe Schmidt’s men in Dublin yesterday.
It looks like the prop will be playing at the weekend, but will it be for Leinster or Ireland?
Having Mike Ross back in training is good news for everybody (unless you’re the lad who has to carry him)
There was nothing light about the entertainment at Leinster’s training ground today.
The two sides drew 16-16 in their opening Six Nations encounter at the Aviva Stadium on Sunday.
Mike Ross and Cian Healy may come into the selection mix for the France clash.
‘When you come off the pitch in the front five and you’re a bit battered and bruised that’s always a good thing.’
There was the tightest of tight calls at number eight, while we found room for five Irishmen after the draw against Wales.
# six-nations - Sunday 7 February, 2016
A point dropped, but Ireland have won back-to-back titles with a defeat under their belts.
Ireland will pick out missed chances in their draw with Wales in Dublin.
Jamie Roberts said his side were ‘kicking themselves’ after failing to close the game at 13 – 16.
The Ireland head coach now faces into a six-day turnaround before the clash with France.
Johnny Sexton was ‘sore’ after an intensely physical battle with the Welsh.
The Munster back row was superb on his Test debut for Joe Schmidt’s side.
It’s the first time in Championship history that the sides have shared the spoils.
The South Africa-born back-row has been learning the anthem in recent weeks.