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#6 Nations

From The42 U20 boss McNamara unfazed and unsurprised by superb win over England Expectation

U20 boss McNamara unfazed and unsurprised by superb win over England

The head coach paid credit to his side’s mental toughness as they twice faced 11-point deficits in the first half.

From The42 Ireland U20 show attacking intent to grab brilliant bonus point win over England Shoot-out

Ireland U20 show attacking intent to grab brilliant bonus point win over England

Noel McNamara’s men had to battle back from 11 down twice before grabbing a superb win.

From The42 'We’re keen on playing with pace and moving England around as much as we possibly can' U20 RUGBY

'We’re keen on playing with pace and moving England around as much as we possibly can'

Cork plays host to Ireland’s next generation against the might of England tonight.

From The42 'We hate losing': O'Mahony silently simmering ahead of England clash Fear Factor

'We hate losing': O'Mahony silently simmering ahead of England clash

The blindside cut an intense figure as he put the final touches on preparation for the opener.

From The42 Schmidt: 'I don't think it's going to be boring, it's going to be incredibly exhilarating' War Of Words

Schmidt: 'I don't think it's going to be boring, it's going to be incredibly exhilarating'

Ireland’s head coach stressed the importance of respecting an opponent’s ability.

From The42 Henshaw displaces Kearney, O'Brien on the bench as Ireland open Six Nations defence against England Team-Sheet

Henshaw displaces Kearney, O'Brien on the bench as Ireland open Six Nations defence against England

O’Brien missed the November win over New Zealand with an arm injury, but is back for the clash with England.

From The42 We've got the last pair of tickets in town for Ireland v England to give away Gold Dust

We've got the last pair of tickets in town for Ireland v England to give away

We’ll preview the tournament in a live event with Simon Zebo tonight.

From The42 McNamara preparing U20s to hit the ground running in Cork Feel The Rhythm

McNamara preparing U20s to hit the ground running in Cork

The U20 boss relishes the cycle of tournament rugby, and his side will work to keep England from settling into any sort of flow.

From The42 'I'm in control of my own life now': Peter Stringer enjoying his own brand of freedom in retirement Longevity

'I'm in control of my own life now': Peter Stringer enjoying his own brand of freedom in retirement

A fitness fanatic, Stringer felt stronger and fitter when he retired at 40 than when he turned professional.

From The42 Cullen backs Kearney to step up performance to face England Big Game Player

Cullen backs Kearney to step up performance to face England

Leinster’s head coach was more concerned with why his fullback was left making one-on-one tackles.

From The42 QUIZ: Can you identify the Irish U20 year? Boyz II Men

QUIZ: Can you identify the Irish U20 year?

Does all recent history blend together for you, or were you with these boys every step of the way?

From The42 Hartley injured, Farrell captains England squad for 'brutal' Six Nations opener against Ireland 6 Nations

Hartley injured, Farrell captains England squad for 'brutal' Six Nations opener against Ireland

Eddie Jones says Ireland are the best team in the world as he aims to take a first win over Joe Schmidt since 2016.

From The42 Connacht revival presents lead contenders to break into Ireland Six Nations squad Ireland's Call

Connacht revival presents lead contenders to break into Ireland Six Nations squad

Joe Schmidt will unveil his squad for the Grand Slam defence tomorrow, but there is precious little room for new faces.

From The42 Wasps back row Young recalled, Halfpenny included in Wales Six Nations squad Walking Wounded

Wasps back row Young recalled, Halfpenny included in Wales Six Nations squad

The fullback has not played since November due to concussion issues.

From The42 McKinley and uncapped Sisi among Italy's Six Nations squad 6 Nations

McKinley and uncapped Sisi among Italy's Six Nations squad

Conor O’Shea will bring his squad together for training camp on 20 January.

From The42 RFU unveil 28 women given full-time professional contracts 15-a-side

RFU unveil 28 women given full-time professional contracts

Simon Middleton announced his 35-strong Six Nations squad today.

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.

From The42 IRFU confirm Adam Griggs to stay on as Ireland Women's coach Give It Griggsy

IRFU confirm Adam Griggs to stay on as Ireland Women's coach

The New Zealander originally undertook the role on a short-term basis.

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.

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).

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 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 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 '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.

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 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 How we rated Ireland's Grand Slam winners on a historic day at Twickenham Out Of 10

How we rated Ireland's Grand Slam winners on a historic day at Twickenham

Kearney, Ringrose, Ryan, Furlong and Leavy were all superb.

From The42 Watch: Three first-half tries give Ireland the dream start at Twickenham Out Of The Blocks This post contains videos

Watch: Three first-half tries give Ireland the dream start at Twickenham

Ringrose, Stander and Stockdale all crossed.

From The42 Laidlaw's late penalty denies Conor O'Shea's Italy as Scotland end on a high Six Nations

Laidlaw's late penalty denies Conor O'Shea's Italy as Scotland end on a high

Italy finish with the wooden spoon.

From The42 As it happened: England v Ireland, Grand Slam decider Slam Dunk

As it happened: England v Ireland, Grand Slam decider

We went minute-by-minute through Ireland’s St Patrick’s Day bid for glory in Twickenham.

From The42 'Send us again into a dream land': TV3's Grand Slam tilt promo is spine-tingling Grand Slam Saturday This post contains videos
From The42 Mentor and apprentice: Ringrose relishing battle with former team-mate Te'o Centre Of Attention

Mentor and apprentice: Ringrose relishing battle with former team-mate Te'o

The 23-year-old will be the centre of attention at Twickenham later as he hopes to help Ireland to a third ever Grand Slam success.

From The42 Know Your Sport? Take our weekly quiz Test

Know Your Sport? Take our weekly quiz

How closely have you paid attention to this week’s sporting headlines?

From The42 'We're under no illusion of what it means to the country, our families and where we’re from' Irish Pride

'We're under no illusion of what it means to the country, our families and where we’re from'

Tadhg Furlong is primed and ready to go for an individual battle with two of his Lions team-mates tomorrow.

From The42 'It's hugely frustrating, he's already passed the number of tries that I've scored!' Young Guns

'It's hugely frustrating, he's already passed the number of tries that I've scored!'

Rory Best and the senior players have an important role to play with Ireland’s young guns.

From The42 'He's apologised and Eddie's been Eddie... there's been no change in his demeanour' Scummy Irish

'He's apologised and Eddie's been Eddie... there's been no change in his demeanour'

England have been more focused on fixing their breakdown problems than the high-profile build-up.