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#Six Nations

# six-nations - Today’s News

From The42 Glasgow Warriors lose adopted Scot Strauss to Sale Sharks Due South

Glasgow Warriors lose adopted Scot Strauss to Sale Sharks

‘I signed for Glasgow and needed to sign for a second term in order to qualify to play for the national side.’

From The42 'They're going alright to be fair to them': O'Mahony patiently pursuing back row berth 6 Nations

'They're going alright to be fair to them': O'Mahony patiently pursuing back row berth

CJ Stander, Jamie Heaslip and Sean O’Brien are a formidable obstacle between the Munster captain and a starting berth against Wales.

# six-nations - Yesterday’s News

From The42 IRFU perplexed by French blazer claim of disrespect at Aviva Stadium Tête-à-tête
From The42 The42 Rugby Show: Jones' deflection, POM over SOB, and Murray's class Six Nations

The42 Rugby Show: Jones' deflection, POM over SOB, and Murray's class

Eddie O’Sullivan joined Murray Kinsella to look back on an action-packed Six Nations weekend.

From The42 France tried the 'tackle-only' tactic against Ireland but Nigel Owens was on the ball Analysis

France tried the 'tackle-only' tactic against Ireland but Nigel Owens was on the ball

Italy brought the clever defensive tactic to another level against England.

From The42 O'Brien praises Italy's 'smart' tactics but says he would have known the rules No Rucking Way

O'Brien praises Italy's 'smart' tactics but says he would have known the rules

The flanker sat out today’s open training session after suffering a head injury on Saturday.

From The42 England rugby coach Jones wonders if Scotland can back up 'big talk' Mind Games

England rugby coach Jones wonders if Scotland can back up 'big talk'

The Calcutta Cup will be a clash of egos in a fortnight’s time.

From The42 Fun in the sun for Ireland as Schmidt puts squad through high-tempo open session Happy Monday This post contains images

Fun in the sun for Ireland as Schmidt puts squad through high-tempo open session

The weather matched the mood at the Aviva Stadium this morning as Ireland’s focus turns to Wales.

From The42 O'Shea delighted by England's eventual show of respect as Italy refuse to be taken to the cleaners Azzurri

O'Shea delighted by England's eventual show of respect as Italy refuse to be taken to the cleaners

“We will dig our way out of this hole by thinking differently..”

From The42 They got a bonus point, but only one English player made our Six Nations Team of the Week Top XV This post contains videos

They got a bonus point, but only one English player made our Six Nations Team of the Week

Choosing half-backs was pretty straightforward in round three.

From The42 'Some of the chat is just ridiculous. It affects the players' Biting Back

'Some of the chat is just ridiculous. It affects the players'

Ireland Women head coach Tom Tierney wasn’t impressed with discussion around the women’s game.

From The42 'He's the one who drives what we do': Murray praises Sexton influence as half-backs steer Ireland past France Half Measures

'He's the one who drives what we do': Murray praises Sexton influence as half-backs steer Ireland past France

The duo delivered 16 of Ireland’s 19 points in the win over France.

From The42 Payne back in Schmidt's equation but others knocking on Ireland door too Competition

Payne back in Schmidt's equation but others knocking on Ireland door too

The 31-year-old made his return from a kidney injury for Ulster yesterday.

# six-nations - Sunday 26 February, 2017

From The42 After Ireland's win over France, let's have your questions for Eddie O'Sullivan and Murray Kinsella Six Nations

After Ireland's win over France, let's have your questions for Eddie O'Sullivan and Murray Kinsella

We’ll have a Facebook Live review of the weekend action tomorrow at 1pm.

From The42 Rory Best on lessons learned in defence that delivered a second Six Nations win for Ireland Improvement

Rory Best on lessons learned in defence that delivered a second Six Nations win for Ireland

Best also explained how Ireland’s phase play brought them back into the game.

From The42 'We haven't played a game of rugby yet. We might go out and train after this' -- Eddie Jones has jokes LMFAO

'We haven't played a game of rugby yet. We might go out and train after this' -- Eddie Jones has jokes

From Trevor Chappell to giving his money back to the RFU, Eddie Jones was very, very keen to make light of Italy’s performance in Twickenham.

From The42 England take bonus point victory after getting their heads around Italian approach Thinking Caps

England take bonus point victory after getting their heads around Italian approach

Eddie Jones’ men are top of the table, but Ireland will hope that points difference comes into play after England missed today’s opportunity to pile scores on the Azzurri.

From The42 'I'm the referee, not your coach': Italy's ruck tactic had England perplexed and behind at half-time Bella Italia

'I'm the referee, not your coach': Italy's ruck tactic had England perplexed and behind at half-time

England’s on-field decision-makers were left utterly baffled.

From The42 Ireland two games away from a Grand Slam after victory over France Dream Alive

Ireland two games away from a Grand Slam after victory over France

Tom Tierney’s side beat visiting France 13-10 at Donnybrook this afternoon.

From The42 'Knocking on the door all the time, someone has to answer at some stage' Irish Abroad

'Knocking on the door all the time, someone has to answer at some stage'

Irishmen Ged McNamara and John Farrell are part of the backroom set-up with Georgia.

From The42 'If you really want to support us, please come down to Donnybrook and put your arse on a seat' Call To Arms

'If you really want to support us, please come down to Donnybrook and put your arse on a seat'

Lindsay Peat has urged supporters to put the developments of the last week to one side and get behind the team for today’s crucial Six Nations game.

From The42 Kearney the only injury concern for Schmidt as attention turns towards Wales Next Job

Kearney the only injury concern for Schmidt as attention turns towards Wales

The Welsh will be desperate for a win in Cardiff after their defeat to Scotland yesterday.

From The42 Championship chase is on as 'semi-final' in Cardiff awaits Ireland Step By Step

Championship chase is on as 'semi-final' in Cardiff awaits Ireland

Devin Toner called the win over France a quarter-final. So the tasks only get tougher from here on in.

# six-nations - Saturday 25 February, 2017

From The42 'We had to work for everything': Ringrose delighted to come away with French win Hard Yards

'We had to work for everything': Ringrose delighted to come away with French win

The young centre played a vital role for Ireland on a tough night at the Aviva.

From The42 'Conor is pretty much his own man and he's very easy to play with' Man Of The Match

'Conor is pretty much his own man and he's very easy to play with'

Joe Schmidt wasn’t surprised to see Johnny Sexton make an impact on his return from injury.

From The42 Commanding halfbacks, first-half frustrations and more Ireland talking points Job Done

Commanding halfbacks, first-half frustrations and more Ireland talking points

Ireland’s wings made some important defensive plays, while there were signs of tactical tweaks from Joe Schmidt.

From The42 Here's how we rated Ireland as they ground out victory against France On Your Marks!

Here's how we rated Ireland as they ground out victory against France

Jamie Heaslip and CJ Stander led the tackle count, but who was your man of the match?

From The42 Murray and Sexton to the fore as Ireland keep Six Nations title bid alive In The Hunt

Murray and Sexton to the fore as Ireland keep Six Nations title bid alive

The Irish halfback pairing were superb as Joe Schmidt’s side saw off France on a 19-9 scoreline.

From The42 Watch: All the highlights as Ireland battle to hard-fought French win Catch Up This post contains videos

Watch: All the highlights as Ireland battle to hard-fought French win

Conor Murray’s first-half try helped Ireland to a 19-9 win at the Aviva Stadium.

From The42 Sensational Scotland keep Triple Crown hopes alive with first win over Wales since 2007 Fortress Murrayfield This post contains videos

Sensational Scotland keep Triple Crown hopes alive with first win over Wales since 2007

Stuart Hogg was superb in the hosts’ 29-13 win.

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

As it happened: Ireland v France, Six Nations

Can Joe Schmidt mastermind another win over Les Bleus? We’re going minute by minute.

From The42 Noves the remedy for French 'malaise': D'Arcy Les Bleus

Noves the remedy for French 'malaise': D'Arcy

France have been ‘over anglicised for too long’.

From The42 Farrell wants Ireland's defence to be a try-scoring weapon against France Aggression

Farrell wants Ireland's defence to be a try-scoring weapon against France

The Ireland defence coach is pleased to have Johnny Sexton back in the team.

From The42 Poll: Who will win today's Six Nations clash between Ireland and France? Round 3 This post contains a poll

Poll: Who will win today's Six Nations clash between Ireland and France?

The big one kicks off at 4.50pm this afternoon.

# six-nations - Friday 24 February, 2017

From The42 Ireland U20s hold out after second-half Six Nations scare against France 3 Out Of 3

Ireland U20s hold out after second-half Six Nations scare against France

Nigel Carolan’s men remain second in the table behind England.

From The42 France 'don't really care' that Sexton's fit, they're worried about Ireland's back row Target

France 'don't really care' that Sexton's fit, they're worried about Ireland's back row

The Ireland out-half has been rather unfortunate against the French in recent years.

From The42 'When I first came into the squad, it was a real rarity that we'd beat them' Best Foot Forward

'When I first came into the squad, it was a real rarity that we'd beat them'

Ireland captain Rory Best is back at hooker as Ireland look for another win over France.

From The42 Analysis: Do the statistics back up Joe Schmidt's rebuke about Ireland's attack? Numbers

Analysis: Do the statistics back up Joe Schmidt's rebuke about Ireland's attack?

The Ireland head coach was frustrated with suggestions his side play an attritional game.

From The42 Ben Te'o starts for England as Jonathan Joseph drops from squad To Me Te'o

Ben Te'o starts for England as Jonathan Joseph drops from squad

George Ford and Danny Care are named in the half-backs as Eddie Jones makes four changes.

From The42 'I try not to get distracted by people who throw out opinions and not back it up' On The Attack

'I try not to get distracted by people who throw out opinions and not back it up'

Ireland head coach Joe Schmidt has defended the nature of his team’s attacking tactics.

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