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#6 Nations

From The42 Vunipola: Mental weakness not an issue for England 6 Nations

Vunipola: Mental weakness not an issue for England

Eddie Jones says psychology has been an issue for England since the last World Cup, but Billy Vunipola sees it differently.

From The42 Tom Farrell senses noticeable improvement after Ireland camp Better Again

Tom Farrell senses noticeable improvement after Ireland camp

The Connacht centre remains uncapped, but already feels his reaction time and decision-making improved in Carton House.

From The42 Six Nations wash-out shows human side of Schmidt 6 Nations

Six Nations wash-out shows human side of Schmidt

The outgoing head coach won’t tear up his gameplan and start anew, so Ireland will have to fight their way out of this corner.

From The42 AWJ +14: It's The42's Six Nations Team of the Championship Our Picks

AWJ +14: It's The42's Six Nations Team of the Championship

Here’s who stood out for us since the start of February.

From The42 'A mistake leaving the roof open,' says Gatland as he celebrates Grand Slam Open And Shut Case

'A mistake leaving the roof open,' says Gatland as he celebrates Grand Slam

The winning coach also joked that his side were not looking tired, despite Eddie Jones’ assertions.

From The42 Penaud punishes Italy as France survive late onslaught 6 Nations

Penaud punishes Italy as France survive late onslaught

The wing scored, assisted and denied tries in a tight contest in Rome.

From The42 As it happened: Wales v Ireland, Six Nations Liveblog This post contains a poll

As it happened: Wales v Ireland, Six Nations

We went minute-by-minute as Ireland went to rain on a Welsh Grand Slam parade.

From The42 Henderson set for 'few weeks' sidelined as Schmidt signals intent in Cardiff Grand Finale

Henderson set for 'few weeks' sidelined as Schmidt signals intent in Cardiff

The Kiwi hopes the fine margins and crucial decision go his team’s way in his last Six nations match.

From The42 Roof debate rages as Wales request closure, while Schmidt prefers match in open air Open And Shut Case

Roof debate rages as Wales request closure, while Schmidt prefers match in open air

Warren Gatland wants to close the Principality roof because he says they have “a responsibility to the game as a spectacle.”

From The42 Beirne and O'Brien in harness as Ireland bid to halt Welsh title bid Slambusters

Beirne and O'Brien in harness as Ireland bid to halt Welsh title bid

Joe Schmidt has also recalled Andrew Porter, Kieran Marmion and Quinn Roux to his squad for his final Six Nations match.

From The42 Hard work and patience the name of the game for Munster's Ryan Back In The Mix

Hard work and patience the name of the game for Munster's Ryan

The tighthead has forced his way into Joe Schmidt’s plans after sitting out the first two rounds of Six Nation action.

From The42 O'Brien and Beirne training hard to give Schmidt headaches for Cardiff Options

O'Brien and Beirne training hard to give Schmidt headaches for Cardiff

The pair missed out on selection last week but are pushing to be involved against Wales.

From The42 Van der Flier sidelined but Kearney and Carbery 'ready to rock and roll' Injury Update

Van der Flier sidelined but Kearney and Carbery 'ready to rock and roll'

Dan Leavy is back in the Ireland squad for the final Six Nations game against Wales, while Ross Byrne has been released back to Leinster.

From The42 Scotland lose their first-choice back three for trip to Twickenham Injury Blow

Scotland lose their first-choice back three for trip to Twickenham

Tommy Seymour, Blair Kinghorn and Stuart Hogg have all been ruled out of Saturday’s Six Nations clash.

From The42 Back in business: It's The42's Six Nations Team of the Week First XV

Back in business: It's The42's Six Nations Team of the Week

Here’s who shone brightest on the penultimate weekend of the Six Nations.

From The42 Rory Best: 'It’s exactly how you would plan your last home game here' Skipper

Rory Best: 'It’s exactly how you would plan your last home game here'

The captain was thrilled with how Ireland ‘attacked’ the contest.

From The42 'It's taken a while, but there was a bit of our rhythm back' -- Schmidt Cohesive This post contains videos

'It's taken a while, but there was a bit of our rhythm back' -- Schmidt

The head coach was thrilled to see his side dominate the first half against France on their way to a bonus point win.

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

As it happened: Ireland v France, Six Nations

We went minute-by-minute as Ireland attempted to retain their interest in the Championship going into the final week.

From The42 Fortune on Wales' side as Gatland's men march on towards 'dream' 6 Nations

Fortune on Wales' side as Gatland's men march on towards 'dream'

Next Saturday in Cardiff should be tasty.

From The42 Gatland's Wales dig deep at Murrayfield to set up Grand Slam bid against Ireland Four From Four

Gatland's Wales dig deep at Murrayfield to set up Grand Slam bid against Ireland

The visitors made it four from four with a hard-fought win over Scotland, and are one victory away from a first Slam since 2012.

From The42 'My wife was due three weeks later. I had to be able to drive her to hospital and hold my child' The Next Chapter

'My wife was due three weeks later. I had to be able to drive her to hospital and hold my child'

Three months into retirement, Chris Henry sits down with The42 to reflect on his career with Ulster and Ireland.

From The42 Fit-again Ringrose relishing midfield match-up with 'freakish' Fickou 13

Fit-again Ringrose relishing midfield match-up with 'freakish' Fickou

The Leinster centre is back in the Ireland team after injuring his hamstring against England.

From The42 'It will be hard to say goodbye': Schmidt's final Six Nations game in Dublin Home

'It will be hard to say goodbye': Schmidt's final Six Nations game in Dublin

The Ireland head coach is ready for his last competitive game in charge at the Aviva Stadium.

From The42 Beirne given weekend off after reporting 'soreness' in training Comeback Trail

Beirne given weekend off after reporting 'soreness' in training

The Munster second row has made a strong injury comeback but has been given more time by Joe Schmidt.

'We're not going into our shell or worrying, I think a lot of people outside are'

Keith Earls says Ireland will ‘be back to themselves soon enough’ as Joe Schmidt’s side bid to finish the Six Nations strongly.

From The42 Ireland insist Cronin's omission down to 'building squad depth' Cut

Ireland insist Cronin's omission down to 'building squad depth'

Forwards coach Simon Easterby insisted it was not a harsh call to leave the Leinster hooker out of this week’s squad.

From The42 Carbery to miss France showdown as Leavy and Henshaw remain sidelined Injury Update

Carbery to miss France showdown as Leavy and Henshaw remain sidelined

The Munster out-half has made good progress in his comeback, but Sunday will come too soon for a return.

From The42 Byrne and Marmion back in Schmidt's Ireland squad for France Back In The Mix

Byrne and Marmion back in Schmidt's Ireland squad for France

Sean Cronin is not included in the 37-man panel, while Robbie Henshaw and Dan Leavy remain unavailable through injury.

From The42 Ireland Women suffer double injury blow as they bid to bounce back after Italy defeat Back To Front

Ireland Women suffer double injury blow as they bid to bounce back after Italy defeat

Centre Michelle Claffey required surgery on the ankle injury picked up in Italy, while Leah Lyons will be sidelined with a shoulder issue.

From The42 Captain Hawkshaw a doubt for Ireland U20s with Cork crunch match looming 6 Nations

Captain Hawkshaw a doubt for Ireland U20s with Cork crunch match looming

The captain picked up a ‘knock’ in training yesterday and could lead Noel McNamara to run Sean French from the start.

From The42 A peek outside the bubble has James Ryan refreshed and ready to get Ireland firing Hit-out

A peek outside the bubble has James Ryan refreshed and ready to get Ireland firing

A few beers and a boistorous crop of U20s has the young lock in positive mood as the Six Nations finish line comes into view.

From The42 Schmidt working to get Ireland comfortable amid distractions Open And Shut Case

Schmidt working to get Ireland comfortable amid distractions

The head coach also hit back at a comparison made between this Championship and the 2007 World Cup.

From The42 Henderson back fit and firing after 'mighty frustrating' double injury lay-off Locked In

Henderson back fit and firing after 'mighty frustrating' double injury lay-off

The Ulster second row is ready to return to Ireland’s engine room against France on Sunday week.

From The42 Schmidt's Ireland feel the benefit of high-intensity U20s hit-out Open Session

Schmidt's Ireland feel the benefit of high-intensity U20s hit-out

21 senior players involved as Ireland’s three-day Belfast camp ends with open session.

From The42 Sexton on track to face France, Schmidt 'hopeful' of Carbery's availability Injury Update

Sexton on track to face France, Schmidt 'hopeful' of Carbery's availability

The pair trained separately during this morning’s open session in Belfast.

From The42 Borthwick plays down training-ground clashes as routine 'pushing and shoving' Heated

Borthwick plays down training-ground clashes as routine 'pushing and shoving'

England and Georgia players reportedly clashed after a scrum session yesterday.

From The42 Sexton rejects notion Schmidt's impending departure a distraction for Ireland No Excuses

Sexton rejects notion Schmidt's impending departure a distraction for Ireland

The Ireland out-half says it is frustrating when ‘you’re doing everything right but things just aren’t clicking’.

From The42 Second, second bottom - whatever: Six Nations form no indicator through Ireland's World Cup history Ceiling

Second, second bottom - whatever: Six Nations form no indicator through Ireland's World Cup history

Form in the spring tournament hasn’t been able to push Ireland beyond the eight yet.

From The42 French flair or big air: Choose your favourite try of the Six Nations weekend Six Of The Best This post contains a poll This post contains videos

French flair or big air: Choose your favourite try of the Six Nations weekend

We couldn’t make room for any of Ireland’s four scores in Rome.

From The42 It's AWJ's world, we just live in it: The42's Six Nations Team of the Week First XV

It's AWJ's world, we just live in it: The42's Six Nations Team of the Week

The second row was an irresistible force in leading Wales to a seismic win over England.

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