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From The42 Opinion: England have come full circle Endgame

Opinion: England have come full circle

12 months on from an ambush in the Aviva, will England be wary of falling into the same old trap against Irish ‘underdogs’?

From The42 Looking back: here's what the Scottish papers said about Ireland on Saturday Review

Looking back: here's what the Scottish papers said about Ireland on Saturday

Section of the visitors’ media criticised the Irish for playing “very close to the edge of the laws all the time”.

From The42 It's Monday, so here's your Six Nations team of the week Prestige This post contains images

It's Monday, so here's your Six Nations team of the week

Donnacha Ryan made it, but who are the 14 others to join him? Right this way.

From The42 Five things we learned from this week's Six Nations Six Nations

Five things we learned from this week's Six Nations

On the penultimate weekend of the championship, there was still scope for surprise. Who knew?

From The42 Six Nations as it happened: France v England Minute-by-Minute

Six Nations as it happened: France v England

We went minute-by-minute as France attempted to keep their Six Nations Championship hopes alive against England.

From The42 Six Nations: How Ireland rated against the Scots Out Of 10

Six Nations: How Ireland rated against the Scots

It was another eventful evening at Lansdowne Road as Declan Kidney’s men took on the Scots. Here’s how we think they went.

From The42 Match report: London calling for four-star Ireland Six Nations

Match report: London calling for four-star Ireland

Declan Kidney’s men will travel to Twickenham to face England next week in good spirits after seeing off a determined but one dimensional Scottish side.

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

As it happened: Ireland v Scotland, Six Nations

Every kick and tackle and some of the atmosphere live from Lansdowne Road. Join us for Ireland’s latest Six Nations showdown.

From The42 7 questions that may be answered at Lansdowne Road this evening... Six Nations

7 questions that may be answered at Lansdowne Road this evening...

Patrick McCarry is in his seat at the Aviva Stadium and ready for Ireland v Scotland. Here’s what’s in store.

From The42 Six Nations preview: Reach for the sky, Ireland Preview

Six Nations preview: Reach for the sky, Ireland

Scotland’s pack will be out to impress. Ireland must win the aerial battle to win the game.

From The42 Open thread: how do you think Ireland will do against Scotland today? Rocky Road

Open thread: how do you think Ireland will do against Scotland today?

Rory Best will the skipper the side at the Aviva Stadium this evening. How are you feeling about it?

From The42 Keyboard warriors: Bloggers from Ireland and Scotland engage Friendly Discussion

Keyboard warriors: Bloggers from Ireland and Scotland engage

We got in touch with our Celtic cousins via G-Mail and managed to find a little common ground ahead of tomorrow’s big game.

From The42 We have the best backs in the world, says Heaslip Six Nations

We have the best backs in the world, says Heaslip

We’ll come up with plans, says the Leinster man ahead of tomorrow’s clash at Lansdowne Road.

From The42 SOB off: Peter O'Mahony will start against Scotland Tullow Tank

SOB off: Peter O'Mahony will start against Scotland

The Munster back row will win his first full cap on Saturday after injury ruled out Sean O’Brien.

From The42 England are 'our best enemies' say French ahead of Paris clash Six Nations

England are 'our best enemies' say French ahead of Paris clash

Philippe Saint-Andre’s side are gearing up for the showdown at the Stade de France.

From The42 Don't forget Paris: 5 key questions for Ireland ahead of this weekend's Scotland clash Six Nations
From The42 Rory Best to captain Ireland against Scotland on Saturday Six Nations

Rory Best to captain Ireland against Scotland on Saturday

Ulster man to lead out Ireland to face Andy Robinson’s side at Lansdowne Rd this weekend.

From The42 Saint-Andre mixes it up for England showdown Six Nations

Saint-Andre mixes it up for England showdown

Half-backs Francois Trinh-Duc and Morgan Parra have paid the price for the points dropped against Ireland last weekend ahead of the clash in Paris on Sunday.

From The42 Caption time: when ROG met Mickey Harte... Code Breaker

Caption time: when ROG met Mickey Harte...

What was said between the Munster out half Ronan O’Gara and the Red Hand boss?

From The42 This is what your face looks like after you almost beat France in Paris… Shiner

This is what your face looks like after you almost beat France in Paris…

Mike Ross shows off some of the battle scars he left the Stade de France with on Sunday evening.

From The42 Kearney demands greater 'killer instinct' In Cold Blood

Kearney demands greater 'killer instinct'

The in-form fullback says Ireland were just ‘one or two percent’ from victory in Paris.

From The42 Lewis Moody forced to retire with shoulder injury Moody Blues

Lewis Moody forced to retire with shoulder injury

The 33-year-old stepped down from Test rugby last October after captaining England at the World Cup in New Zealand.

From The42 Wales skipper Warburton out of Italy clash Six Nations

Wales skipper Warburton out of Italy clash

Grand Slam chasing Welsh will be without their captain as prop Gethkin Jenkins takes the armband.

From The42 Opinion: O'Connell absence will prove more disruptive than O'Driscoll's The Big O

Opinion: O'Connell absence will prove more disruptive than O'Driscoll's

Three acronyms have been very important to Ireland down the years, BOD, ROG and POC. Who will lead us now?

From The42 Opinion: A job half done in Paris Six Nations 2012

Opinion: A job half done in Paris

Ireland’s blitz defence very nearly delivered a famous win in Paris, but when the chips were down it was the attack which stuttered.

From The42 Saint-Andre solemn after Irish stalemate Tied

Saint-Andre solemn after Irish stalemate

‘Trust me, in the changing rooms, there was a feeling of failure in the air. It didn’t feel like a draw.’

From The42 'Nobody likes a draw' - Tommy Bowe deflated despite two-try performance T-Bowe

'Nobody likes a draw' - Tommy Bowe deflated despite two-try performance

Bowe scored two tries that put the visitors within touching distance of a first win in Paris since 2000.

From The42 Match report: France battle back to draw with Irish in Paris Six Nations

Match report: France battle back to draw with Irish in Paris

The rescheduled clash, postponed from three weeks ago due to a frozen pitch, was well worth the wait.

From The42 Reaction: Kidney draws no comfort Missed Opportunity

Reaction: Kidney draws no comfort

The Irish coach admitted he was disappointed with a draw in Paris and is already looking ahead to Scotland’s visit to the Aviva.

From The42 'We left it behind us' - O'Connell frustrated by missed opportunity Forget Paris

'We left it behind us' - O'Connell frustrated by missed opportunity

“We’re playing some good rugby at times and we’re good enough to win these games so it’s very frustrating that we didn’t close it out.”

From The42 Six Nations: How Ireland rated Marks Out Of 10

Six Nations: How Ireland rated

It was a close run thing and a massive collective effort. Here is our judgement on the 22 individual performances.

From The42 Open thread: how will Ireland do against France this afternoon? Six Nations

Open thread: how will Ireland do against France this afternoon?

If they are to make it two wins from three, Ireland will have to earn their first win at the Stade de France since 2000.

From The42 O'Driscoll Snr: Brian could return for Munster clash Daddy Cool

O'Driscoll Snr: Brian could return for Munster clash

Dr. Frank O’Driscoll thinks his son will be back in action in ‘three to four weeks’, in time for Leinster’s Heineken Cup defence and maybe even a trip to Thomond Park.

From The42 Blow for Les Bleus as Maxime Medard facing lengthy injury lay-off Six Nations

Blow for Les Bleus as Maxime Medard facing lengthy injury lay-off

The full-back has revealed that he faces up to nine months out of action with a serious knee ligament injury.

From The42 Cold case: Ireland beat France in first rugby game on ice What If This post contains videos

Cold case: Ireland beat France in first rugby game on ice

Will Greenwood was on the whistle as skaters from both countries faced off.

From The42 Groundhog day: do Ireland need a 7 to win in Paris? Six Nations

Groundhog day: do Ireland need a 7 to win in Paris?

Is Peter O’Mahony the the key to an Irish win in Paris this weekend?

From The42 As you were: Ireland unchanged for Paris return Starting XV

As you were: Ireland unchanged for Paris return

Declan Kidney has stressed that an unchanged team does not mean that no thought went into the selection process.

From The42 Saint-Andre makes two changes for Ireland clash In The Blue Corner

Saint-Andre makes two changes for Ireland clash

The France coach has made one enforced and one tactical change as he urges his side to take Ireland “by the throat.”

From The42 'We're in a much better place' - Rob Kearney ready for French test Do Over

'We're in a much better place' - Rob Kearney ready for French test

Full back says the win over Italy has made for a much more confident side than the one that was to tackle France before the game was postponed.

From The42 Opinion: Paris beckons, but so does a problem at half back Plus ça Change

Opinion: Paris beckons, but so does a problem at half back

Pride in the jersey is all well and good, but players should be reminded that it is not theirs to keep, it is only on loan.