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#Six Nations

# six-nations - Wednesday 10 October, 2018

From The42 World Rugby backs Test shake-up and plan to introduce a 'league of nations' competitions Rugby Revamp

World Rugby backs Test shake-up and plan to introduce a 'league of nations' competitions

The plan would see a 12-team annual competition take place in non-World Cup years.

# six-nations - Tuesday 18 September, 2018

From The42 Eddie Jones' England bring in experienced John Mitchell as defence coach Mix It Up

Eddie Jones' England bring in experienced John Mitchell as defence coach

The former All Blacks head coach is an intriguing appointment a year out from the World Cup.

# six-nations - Monday 30 April, 2018

From The42 Eight French players dumped from Six Nations squad escape further punishment Party People

Eight French players dumped from Six Nations squad escape further punishment

However, the FFR said that after-match activities will be more tightly controlled from now on.

# six-nations - Sunday 29 April, 2018

From The42 Ruthless Celtic wrap up seventh straight title in style by hammering Old Firm rivals Rangers Hail Hail This post contains videos

Ruthless Celtic wrap up seventh straight title in style by hammering Old Firm rivals Rangers

Brendan Rodgers’ Hoops had it all too easy in this afternoon’s derby.

# six-nations - Friday 23 March, 2018

From The42 'It’s an absolute honour' - Stockdale named Six Nations Player of the Championship Record Breaker

'It’s an absolute honour' - Stockdale named Six Nations Player of the Championship

The 21-year-old scored a record-breaking seven tries as Ireland secured a historic third Grand Slam.

# six-nations - Thursday 22 March, 2018

From The42 'There needs to be a minimum standard on pitch facilities for an international game' Mud Bath

'There needs to be a minimum standard on pitch facilities for an international game'

We spoke to England international Rachael Burford about some of the key issues in women’s rugby.

From The42 'He's someone who could potentially come back and coach the All Blacks' Succession Plan

'He's someone who could potentially come back and coach the All Blacks'

Joe Schmidt’s plans after 2019 remain uncertain but the All Blacks have been following his success with interest.

From The42 'It was nice to see what it takes to win a Grand Slam': Munster set to benefit from Arnold's Ireland experience Upward Curve

'It was nice to see what it takes to win a Grand Slam': Munster set to benefit from Arnold's Ireland experience

The young centre was a regular in Joe Schmidt’s camp through the Six Nations.

# six-nations - Wednesday 21 March, 2018

From The42 Sexton keen on Australia tour and feels Ireland's freshness told in Grand Slam Player Welfare

Sexton keen on Australia tour and feels Ireland's freshness told in Grand Slam

The Ireland out-half believes the IRFU’s central contracting system is a key strength.

England chiefs give backing to Eddie Jones after worst showing in 31 years

“It’s worth reflecting that Eddie has an 86% win record with England. You don’t become a bad coach or team overnight.”

# six-nations - Tuesday 20 March, 2018

From The42 The Rugby Show: Rating the Irish Grand Slam winners' performances Analysis

The Rugby Show: Rating the Irish Grand Slam winners' performances

Let us know what you made of the Irish team’s performance over the course of the five games.

From The42 Grand Slam victory the most-watched programme on Irish TV this year Ratings Winner

Grand Slam victory the most-watched programme on Irish TV this year

The Six Nations tie between England and Ireland attracted an average audience of just over 950,000 viewers.

From The42 Grand Slam-winning captain Rory Best signs new IRFU contract Captain Fantastic

Grand Slam-winning captain Rory Best signs new IRFU contract

The hooker has extended his deal until the end of the 2019 World Cup.

# six-nations - Monday 19 March, 2018

From The42 Analysis: Tadhg Furlong's brilliance highlights ferocious Ireland forwards display Bullies

Analysis: Tadhg Furlong's brilliance highlights ferocious Ireland forwards display

Dan Leavy, James Ryan, Tadhg Furlong and Iain Henderson will be cornerstones for some time yet.

From The42 Only 4 Irish players make the cut in Opta's Team of the Six Nations Stats Entertainment

Only 4 Irish players make the cut in Opta's Team of the Six Nations

Conor Murray was selected as the analysts’ Player of the Tournament.

From The42 'I used to watch the Five Nations and think these places were on a whole different planet' Joe Show

'I used to watch the Five Nations and think these places were on a whole different planet'

Joe Schmidt was in reflective form after he added to his exceptional list of honours.

From The42 Johnny Sexton revels in Grand Slam glory after 'weird, horrible' build-up week The Master

Johnny Sexton revels in Grand Slam glory after 'weird, horrible' build-up week

The 32-year-old out-half found the pre-match days nerve-wracking.

From The42 7 moments that helped tilt Ireland towards Grand Slam glory Iconic

7 moments that helped tilt Ireland towards Grand Slam glory

We’ll always have Paris (and Jacob Stockdale intercept tries).

# six-nations - Sunday 18 March, 2018

From The42 'It's one of the great days for us': Snow-delayed Ireland return to warm welcome after Grand Slam Homecoming Kings

'It's one of the great days for us': Snow-delayed Ireland return to warm welcome after Grand Slam

Fans, family, and a Minister were at the Shelbourne to greet the Six Nations champions.

From The42 Four of Ireland's Grand Slam winning side shortlisted for Six Nations Player of the Championship Cast Your Vote

Four of Ireland's Grand Slam winning side shortlisted for Six Nations Player of the Championship

France and Italy also have some representation among the nominees.

From The42 Woodward: 'They looked very tired throughout the Championship. It's caught up with them' Assessment

Woodward: 'They looked very tired throughout the Championship. It's caught up with them'

World Cup-winning coach Clive Woodward says fatigue played a part in England’s poor Six Nations campaign.

From The42 'I was just hoping to play with Leinster A and maybe get a few caps with the senior team' Hotshot

'I was just hoping to play with Leinster A and maybe get a few caps with the senior team'

20-year-old Grand Slam winner Jordan Larmour has far exceeded his hopes for the season.

From The42 Keith Earls' tap tackle was one of the moments of Ireland's Grand Slam match SKILL

Keith Earls' tap tackle was one of the moments of Ireland's Grand Slam match

The Ireland wing recovered brilliantly to take down Elliot Daly early in the second half.

From The42 'Congratulations to Ireland... they deserve that, but they'll know they were a little bit lucky as well' Warren G

'Congratulations to Ireland... they deserve that, but they'll know they were a little bit lucky as well'

The Wales head coach spoke after their win over France.

From The42 It wasn't easy, but we found space for a few non-Grand Slam winners in our Team of the Championship 6 Nations

It wasn't easy, but we found space for a few non-Grand Slam winners in our Team of the Championship

Who is a must-have in your best XV of the past 15 matches?

From The42 Aviva Stadium homecoming for Grand Slam winners cancelled due to snowfall It's Off

Aviva Stadium homecoming for Grand Slam winners cancelled due to snowfall

Adverse weather conditions means the free-entry event due to take place at 4.30pm has been cancelled.

From The42 Analysis: Schmidt's genius set-piece strike cuts England apart for Stander try Detail

Analysis: Schmidt's genius set-piece strike cuts England apart for Stander try

The Ireland head coach kept back this play for three years before it worked beautifully to help win a Grand Slam.

From The42 The influential Keith Earls finally gets the reward his brilliance deserves Legend

The influential Keith Earls finally gets the reward his brilliance deserves

The 30-year-old was outstanding throughout Ireland’s Grand Slam success.

From The42 Future is bright as Schmidt's Ireland look towards building on Grand Slam success Champions

Future is bright as Schmidt's Ireland look towards building on Grand Slam success

The Ireland boss was ‘proud of how some guys got thrown in there and survived.’

From The42 'The biggest highlight of my career': Best joins O'Driscoll and Mullen in Ireland's elite club Captain Fantastic

'The biggest highlight of my career': Best joins O'Driscoll and Mullen in Ireland's elite club

Ireland captain says this team are ‘greedy’ and want to build on the Grand Slam win.

# six-nations - Saturday 17 March, 2018

From The42 Irish and Six Nations records look easy as Stockdale continually looks to the next step Prolific

Irish and Six Nations records look easy as Stockdale continually looks to the next step

The 21-year-old has set a new bar for Irish tries in a single season.

From The42 'We fear no team in the world and we've proven on our day we can compete with the best' Flying Fullback

'We fear no team in the world and we've proven on our day we can compete with the best'

Rob Kearney produced another vintage performance on the big stage.

From The42 'If they had been a bit more injured, it would've been safer in the changing room!' Celebrations

'If they had been a bit more injured, it would've been safer in the changing room!'

Ireland’s players soaked up every moment of their Grand Slam success.

From The42 'We wanted to play with a bigger dead-ball area' - England plan backfires Lady Luck

'We wanted to play with a bigger dead-ball area' - England plan backfires

England’s decision to make the in-goal area longer made a difference in the end.

From The42 England slip to worst finish since 1987 in final Six Nations table Snakes And Ladders

England slip to worst finish since 1987 in final Six Nations table

Wales and Scotland claimed narrow wins to edge their way up the standings.

From The42 'Johnny just didn't want to do it the same way as ROG': Schmidt hails old heads in clinical win Slam Dunk

'Johnny just didn't want to do it the same way as ROG': Schmidt hails old heads in clinical win

There was a lot of second half work to do, but Ireland put the winning scores on the board nice and early in Twickenham.

From The42 The day of days - 20 pictures from Ireland's Grand Slam celebrations Picture Perfect

The day of days - 20 pictures from Ireland's Grand Slam celebrations

There was a lot of emotion as the players celebrated a remarkable achievement with their families.

From The42 Aviva Stadium to host homecoming celebration for Ireland squad on Sunday Grand Slam

Aviva Stadium to host homecoming celebration for Ireland squad on Sunday

Tickets are free and can be purchased online.

From The42 Schmidt seals status as Ireland's greatest ever coach with Grand Slam success Mastermind

Schmidt seals status as Ireland's greatest ever coach with Grand Slam success

The Ireland head coach’s class told once again as his side delivered a controlled performance.

From The42 'Joe came up with the move': Furlong on his fantastic hands to set up slick Stander try Playmaker Prop

'Joe came up with the move': Furlong on his fantastic hands to set up slick Stander try

126 kilos and still capable of the lightest of touches.

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