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#Six Nations

# six-nations - Today’s News

From The42 'Chris's temperament tells me that he won't get spooked by all of that' Stepping Up

'Chris's temperament tells me that he won't get spooked by all of that'

Bernard Jackman knows Ireland centre Chris Farrell better than most, having worked with him in Grenoble.

From The42 'I get a call every Monday from the old man and mum, trying to tweak my game' Son Of Hercules

'I get a call every Monday from the old man and mum, trying to tweak my game'

Bundee Aki has more than Joe Schmidt to answer to when the odd pass goes astray.

# six-nations - Yesterday’s News

From The42 Porter to start for Ireland as Furlong and Henderson set to miss out Changes

Porter to start for Ireland as Furlong and Henderson set to miss out

James Ryan is set to return to Ireland’s second row for the Six Nations clash with Wales.

From The42 Four changes for Ireland as Griggs names starting team to welcome Wales Bring It

Four changes for Ireland as Griggs names starting team to welcome Wales

Kick-off at Donnybrook is 3pm on Sunday.

From The42 Still no room for McKinley as Conor O'Shea names Italy team to face France Changes

Still no room for McKinley as Conor O'Shea names Italy team to face France

There are three changes from the side that lost to Ireland.

From The42 'It can't be a risk, he has to be fully fit' - Furlong's hamstring a major worry Hammy

'It can't be a risk, he has to be fully fit' - Furlong's hamstring a major worry

Andrew Porter and John Ryan are next in line for Joe Schmidt’s team.

From The42 Scotland name side aiming for first Six Nations win over England in a decade Calcutta Cup

Scotland name side aiming for first Six Nations win over England in a decade

Gregor Townsend has stuck with the same team that overcame France at Murrayfield in their last outing.

From The42 Bastareaud back from ban as France make 5 changes for Friday night's game against Italy Starting XV

Bastareaud back from ban as France make 5 changes for Friday night's game against Italy

The French have lost their opening two games against Ireland and Scotland.

From The42 'Bundee’s eyes lit up when I tried to take him on the outside' 6 Nations

'Bundee’s eyes lit up when I tried to take him on the outside'

Having missed out on November, the in-form Sean Cronin is taking satisfaction in vital contributions no matter what stage of the match.

# six-nations - Tuesday 20 February, 2018

From The42 'Everyone has cues. He has a few more cues than other out-halves' Finding Grass

'Everyone has cues. He has a few more cues than other out-halves'

Rob Kearney will be a key part of the battle of the backfield and the kicking games on Saturday.

From The42 CJ Stander pushes passing skills as opposition analyse his ball-carrying Another String

CJ Stander pushes passing skills as opposition analyse his ball-carrying

The number eight says Munster boss Johann van Graan has helped him to develop.

From The42 'We have to put Conor and his kicking game under pressure' Box Clever

'We have to put Conor and his kicking game under pressure'

Wales are intent on attacking Ireland’s strengths during Saturday’s pivotal Six Nations clash.

From The42 'Average is not acceptable' - Farrell left fuming by conceded tries against Italy Standards

'Average is not acceptable' - Farrell left fuming by conceded tries against Italy

The Ireland defence coach was not a happy man as Ireland switched off against Italy.

From The42 Be part of the audience for our special Ireland v Wales Rugby Show live event On Sale Now

Be part of the audience for our special Ireland v Wales Rugby Show live event

Murray Kinsella, Gavan Casey and special guest Tomás O’Leary will be previewing the next round of the Six Nations.

From The42 James Ryan fully fit while Furlong and Henderson are 'hitting their markers' Injury Update

James Ryan fully fit while Furlong and Henderson are 'hitting their markers'

Andy Farrell says Ireland won’t take any risks with their tighthead and second row.

From The42 Faletau misses out as Wales name starting XV to face Ireland Team-Sheet

Faletau misses out as Wales name starting XV to face Ireland

However, Gatland has been able to recall Liam Williams, Leigh Halfpenny and Dan Biggar for his 100th match in charge of the Principality.

From The42 2012 a fading memory as Irish rugby delivers major scrum progress Front Row Union

2012 a fading memory as Irish rugby delivers major scrum progress

Ireland U20s scrum specialist Ambrose Conboy is working with the next generation of front rows.

From The42 'It just doesn't feel like the other knee': O'Mahony's 2015 injury can't just be forgotten Lasting Impact

'It just doesn't feel like the other knee': O'Mahony's 2015 injury can't just be forgotten

The blindside no longer thinks about his ACL when running out for games, but he has to keep it in mind throughout the rest of his work week.

From The42 Fit-again Ringrose available for the Kings, but Leinster wait to hear Schmidt's call Centre Of Attention

Fit-again Ringrose available for the Kings, but Leinster wait to hear Schmidt's call

The centre has been called into Ireland’s Six Nations squad, but it remains to be seen who he’ll line out for this weekend.

From The42 'They'd have made me Prince of Wales after some games but beheaded me the next week' Fickle

'They'd have made me Prince of Wales after some games but beheaded me the next week'

Former Wales wing Shane Williams is worried about Ireland’s kicking game.

# six-nations - Monday 19 February, 2018

From The42 Wales give 'green light' for returning stars Faletau, Halfpenny, Biggar and Williams Bolstered

Wales give 'green light' for returning stars Faletau, Halfpenny, Biggar and Williams

Warren Gatland’s injury list has been considerably shortened ahead of Saturday’s clash with Ireland.

From The42 Focus inwards as Ireland bid to end winless run against Wales 6 Nations

Focus inwards as Ireland bid to end winless run against Wales

Losses in Cardiff and a draw last time out in Dublin have left Ireland without a Six Nations win over Wales since 2014.

From The42 'These are players we'd love to see playing in Wales and playing in the red jersey' Talent

'These are players we'd love to see playing in Wales and playing in the red jersey'

Shane Williams is hopeful Wales can hang onto more players like James McCarthy in the future.

From The42 Schmidt calls up Scannell, Cooney and Ringrose to Ireland's Six Nations squad Fresh Faces

Schmidt calls up Scannell, Cooney and Ringrose to Ireland's Six Nations squad

Meanwhile, Tadhg Furlong, Iain Henderson and James Ryan are progressing on the injury front.

# six-nations - Sunday 18 February, 2018

From The42 ‘He’s always had to prove himself’ - Ken Owens believes Warren Gatland doesn’t get credit he deserves Great Gatsby

‘He’s always had to prove himself’ - Ken Owens believes Warren Gatland doesn’t get credit he deserves

Gatland will take charge of his 100th game as Wales boss against Ireland at the Aviva Stadium this Saturday.

# six-nations - Saturday 17 February, 2018

From The42 'You heard the likes of Darce and Drico talking about it when you were in your mid-20s' Ferg

'You heard the likes of Darce and Drico talking about it when you were in your mid-20s'

Fergus McFadden has been rejuvenated this season and has returned to the Ireland set-up.

# six-nations - Friday 16 February, 2018

From The42 'Some of the drugs seemed to be making no difference. It was as bad a break as I've seen' Cruel Blow

'Some of the drugs seemed to be making no difference. It was as bad a break as I've seen'

Alison Miller’s horrific injury took the gloss off Ireland’s win over Italy last weekend.

From The42 After being dropped by France, Teddy Thomas is slapped with Racing 92 fine Fined

After being dropped by France, Teddy Thomas is slapped with Racing 92 fine

The French winger is being punished for his behaviour in the wake of the Scotland game.

From The42 Chris Farrell has 'his nose in front' for Ireland's 13 shirt - Schmidt Midfield

Chris Farrell has 'his nose in front' for Ireland's 13 shirt - Schmidt

The Munster centre is expected to replace Robbie Henshaw for the clash with Wales.

From The42 Ireland are firm favourites but Schmidt warns of new Welsh strengths Next Step

Ireland are firm favourites but Schmidt warns of new Welsh strengths

Warren Gatland’s team have been using their forwards to pass the ball more often.

# six-nations - Thursday 15 February, 2018

From The42 'I've seen the blueprints of a Paulie lineout already!' Open Session

'I've seen the blueprints of a Paulie lineout already!'

Devin Toner caught up with his former team-mate at this morning’s session in Athlone.

From The42 Larmour set for Leinster game time as Schmidt releases players for provincial duty Pro14

Larmour set for Leinster game time as Schmidt releases players for provincial duty

But Joey Carbery remained with the Ireland squad this week.

From The42 Schmidt's Ireland blow off the cobwebs with high-intensity session against the U20s Good Workout

Schmidt's Ireland blow off the cobwebs with high-intensity session against the U20s

This morning’s open session rounded off a mini-camp in the Midlands ahead of the visit of Wales.

From The42 Henderson, Ryan and Furlong on course to be fit for Wales after missing training Injury Update

Henderson, Ryan and Furlong on course to be fit for Wales after missing training

The Ireland squad were put through their paces in Athlone this morning.

# six-nations - Wednesday 14 February, 2018

From The42 Review panel rules France didn't use HIAs to gain 'unfair advantage' against Ireland Head Games

Review panel rules France didn't use HIAs to gain 'unfair advantage' against Ireland

The findings in relation to two incidents from Ireland’s win in Paris have been published this evening.

From The42 France stage 'internal investigation' into Scotland controversy Les Blues

France stage 'internal investigation' into Scotland controversy

Eight players have been left out of the France squad for the next game against Italy.

From The42 Analysis: Leavy leads the way and Porter's big ruck impact for Ireland Ruck Marks

Analysis: Leavy leads the way and Porter's big ruck impact for Ireland

We’ve dug into the detail of Ireland’s rucking efforts against Italy last weekend.

From The42 Leicester move to bolster pack with signing of Scottish back row forward Great Scot

Leicester move to bolster pack with signing of Scottish back row forward

David Denton is leaving Worcester at the end of this season.

# six-nations - Tuesday 13 February, 2018

From The42 Analysis: The most relevant Ireland try before Schmidt's men meet Wales Link Pass

Analysis: The most relevant Ireland try before Schmidt's men meet Wales

Ireland’s forwards passed the ball freely last weekend but Devin Toner’s effort stood out.

From The42 World Rugby confirm Anscombe try against England should have stood Huge Call

World Rugby confirm Anscombe try against England should have stood

Warren Gatland labelled the decision a ‘terrible mistake.’

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