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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 Beirne puts hand up as Ireland look to reinforcements for France clash Boosts

Beirne puts hand up as Ireland look to reinforcements for France clash

James Ryan, Cian Healy and captain Rory Best will all be back in the mix.

From The42 Ex-Arsenal star midfielder announces retirement following injury-plagued career Man Down

Ex-Arsenal star midfielder announces retirement following injury-plagued career

Abou Diaby lined out for the Gunners between 2006 and 2015.

From The42 France show glimpses of their free-flowing best, but have to work for late bonus point 6 Nations This post contains videos

France show glimpses of their free-flowing best, but have to work for late bonus point

Gregory Aldritt forced his way over for two late tries as France secured a bonus point victory over Scotland after 88 long minutes.

Scotland team to play France shows four changes from Ireland defeat

Stuart Hogg, Huw Jones, Finn Russell and Ryan Wilson all miss out this weekend through injury.

From TheJournal.ie World's biggest Nutella factory temporarily shut down over 'quality issue' Oh Nuts

World's biggest Nutella factory temporarily shut down over 'quality issue'

The factory produces 600,000 pots of Nutella a day.

From TheJournal.ie Former soldier charged with 8 year-old's murder linked with another 40 cold cases in France Nordahl Lelandais

Former soldier charged with 8 year-old's murder linked with another 40 cold cases in France

Police first arrested Nordahl Lelandais over two murders last year.

From The42 Dropping Parra and Lopez nothing to do with their criticism of coaching, insists Brunel Ouais D'accord

Dropping Parra and Lopez nothing to do with their criticism of coaching, insists Brunel

The French head coach described the move as ‘a sporting choice’.

From The42 Experienced Clermont duo Parra and Lopez left out in the cold for Scotland clash Dropped

Experienced Clermont duo Parra and Lopez left out in the cold for Scotland clash

The half-backs were replaced during their side’s defeat to England in the second round of the Six Nations.

From The42 Jose Mourinho on scouting mission in France Keeping Busy

Jose Mourinho on scouting mission in France

The Portuguese coach was sacked by Manchester United in December

From The42 Conor Murray needs to offload Ireland's kicking responsibility to focus on returning to form Pass The Torch

Conor Murray needs to offload Ireland's kicking responsibility to focus on returning to form

This week on The42 Rugby Weekly, Andy and Murray look at Ireland’s kicking habits, and how they are “over-relying” on the scrum-half.

From The42 'We're playing the greatest Welsh side ever. We're going to have to be at our absolute best' Best Of The Best

'We're playing the greatest Welsh side ever. We're going to have to be at our absolute best'

England may be top of the Six Nations table after two bonus-point wins, but Eddie Jones is wary of a Wales team that has won 11 straight.

From The42 'We definitely played some good rugby at times': Hat-trick hero May delighted as England hammer France Demolition

'We definitely played some good rugby at times': Hat-trick hero May delighted as England hammer France

A hat-trick from Jonny May helped England to a second bonus-point victory in the Six Nations at Twickenham.

From The42 May's hat-trick helps hammer France as England move one step closer to Grand Slam Rampant

May's hat-trick helps hammer France as England move one step closer to Grand Slam

Eddie Jones’ men were 44-8 winners this afternoon, with wing May scoring three of his side’s six tries at Twickenham.

From TheJournal.ie Yellow Vest protester's hand 'blown off' during violent clashes in Paris Grenade

Yellow Vest protester's hand 'blown off' during violent clashes in Paris

Witnesses said the injured man was photographing the protest.

From TheJournal.ie Italy's deputy prime minister defends meeting with France's yellow vests Luigi Di Maio

Italy's deputy prime minister defends meeting with France's yellow vests

In a letter to French daily Le Monde, Di Maio accused French governments on both the left and right of pursuing “ultraliberal” policies.

France make raft of changes for Six Nations test against England

Mathieu Bastareaud returns for a daunting trip to Twickenham.

From TheJournal.ie France recalls ambassador to Italy after minister meets 'yellow vest' protestors Yellow Vest

France recalls ambassador to Italy after minister meets 'yellow vest' protestors

This move lays bare the tensions between the two historic allies.

From TheJournal.ie Thousands march in Paris 'yellow vest' protest to rally against alleged police violence March For The Injured

Thousands march in Paris 'yellow vest' protest to rally against alleged police violence

A police estimate put the turn-out at 10,500 in Paris.

From The42 France squander 16-point half-time lead to suffer Six Nations defeat to Wales Sacre Bleu

France squander 16-point half-time lead to suffer Six Nations defeat to Wales

The Welsh emerged victorious after an extraordinary second-half this evening at Stade de France.

From The42 Ntamack poised for France debut as Bastareaud fails to make bench for Six Nations opener Faith In Youth

Ntamack poised for France debut as Bastareaud fails to make bench for Six Nations opener

The 19-year-old is the youngest player in any of this year’s squads as he prepares to face Wales.

From TheJournal.ie Over €325,000 raised for private search to find missing footballer Emiliano Sala Crowdfunding This post contains videos

Over €325,000 raised for private search to find missing footballer Emiliano Sala

The official search for Sala and pilot David Ibbotson was called off last week.

From TheJournal.ie Banksy tribute to Paris terror attack victims stolen from Bataclan Stolen

Banksy tribute to Paris terror attack victims stolen from Bataclan

The work along with other similarly-themed paintings popped up in Paris last June.

From The42 Halfpenny, Davies and Williams set to miss Wales' Six Nations opener with France Tweaks And Valleys

Halfpenny, Davies and Williams set to miss Wales' Six Nations opener with France

Leigh Halfpenny has been all but ruled out of Wales’ first two games in this year’s Six Nations as he recovers from a concussion.

From TheJournal.ie Chris Brown released without charge following Paris rape allegation Paris

Chris Brown released without charge following Paris rape allegation

Brown was detained on potential charges of aggravated rape in the French capital yesterday.

From TheJournal.ie Two people dead and 22 injured following major fire at French ski resort Courchevel

Two people dead and 22 injured following major fire at French ski resort

The cause of the fire at the ski resort of Courchevel was not immediately known.

From TheJournal.ie French yellow vests hit back at Macron's debate attempts with 10th weekend of protests YELLOW VESTS

French yellow vests hit back at Macron's debate attempts with 10th weekend of protests

In Paris, several thousand people marched peacefully through the Left Bank in freezing temperatures.

From TheJournal.ie 'Wine is not comparable to other alcohols': French minister causes stir with bold alcohol claim

'Wine is not comparable to other alcohols': French minister causes stir with bold alcohol claim

Guillaume blamed binge drinking among young people largely on spirits.

From TheJournal.ie Three people injured in large explosion and fire at University of Lyon France

Three people injured in large explosion and fire at University of Lyon

The explosion hit days after a blast apparently caused by a gas leak hit a Paris bakery.

From TheJournal.ie Fourth person confirmed dead in Paris bakery explosion after body found in rubble Gas Leak

Fourth person confirmed dead in Paris bakery explosion after body found in rubble

Two firefighters and a Spanish tourist were also killed in the explosion yesterday.

From TheJournal.ie 'Macron out': Tens of thousands of 'yellow vest' protesters march in France Riot Police

'Macron out': Tens of thousands of 'yellow vest' protesters march in France

Officials have vowed zero tolerance for the violence that has marred the weekly protests since they began two months ago.

From TheJournal.ie Third person confirmed dead following powerful explosion at Paris bakery Gas Leak This post contains videos

Third person confirmed dead following powerful explosion at Paris bakery

Around 200 firefighters were mobilised to battle a fire at the bakery before the explosion happened.

From The42 Toulouse's Ntamack one of five new faces in French training squad for Six Nations Allez!

Toulouse's Ntamack one of five new faces in French training squad for Six Nations

The teenage centre is in line to emulate his father Émile.

From The42 Bayern Munich confirm capture of World Cup star Pavard on five-year deal Remember That Goal This post contains videos

Bayern Munich confirm capture of World Cup star Pavard on five-year deal

The France defender will join from Stuttgart in July.

From TheJournal.ie France's 'yellow vest' protesters return to the streets Gilet Jaunes

France's 'yellow vest' protesters return to the streets

Around a thousand protesters gathered on the Champs-Elysees in central Paris.

From The42 'I would never prostitute my ideals and dreams' - Buffon says PSG move wasn't about money Paris Payday

'I would never prostitute my ideals and dreams' - Buffon says PSG move wasn't about money

The goalkeeper was expected to end his career at Juventus.

From TheJournal.ie French Resistance hero who saved hundreds of Jewish children during WW2 dies aged 108 Georges Loinger

French Resistance hero who saved hundreds of Jewish children during WW2 dies aged 108

Georges Loinger was himself imprisoned during the war but escaped.

From TheJournal.ie French prosecutors probe whether Macron’s ex-bodyguard used passports illegally Alexandre Benalla

French prosecutors probe whether Macron’s ex-bodyguard used passports illegally

The investigation will examine the “abuse of trust” over Benalla’s failure to return two passports after he was no longer in office.

From TheJournal.ie More than 50% of people think we should introduce France's winter eviction ban Winter Truce

More than 50% of people think we should introduce France's winter eviction ban

The ‘trêve hivernale’ has been a part of French law since 1956.

From TheJournal.ie 12 year-old child survives being buried in snow following avalanche in French Alps La Plagne

12 year-old child survives being buried in snow following avalanche in French Alps

The boy was swept away after skiing with his parents in southeast France.