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From The42 Sexton settled into Ireland rhythm and ready to duel France Test Mode

Sexton settled into Ireland rhythm and ready to duel France

The skipper feels improvements in training as he looks forward to a return to Paris.

From The42 'I got away with murder when I was younger' - Healy set for 100th Ireland cap 100 Club

'I got away with murder when I was younger' - Healy set for 100th Ireland cap

The 33-year-old nearly retired from rugby in 2015 but battled his way back to the top.

From The42 Henshaw and Aki set for titanic midfield battle against Fickou and Vakatawa Centres

Henshaw and Aki set for titanic midfield battle against Fickou and Vakatawa

The Leinster man was sharp off the bench against Italy last weekend.

From The42 France wing Thomas ruled out of Ireland clash with fullback Bouthier a doubt Blow

France wing Thomas ruled out of Ireland clash with fullback Bouthier a doubt

The Racing 92 man scored a superb try against Wales last weekend.

From The42 'That's what Ireland need, multiple first receivers and an unpredictability' Playmakers

'That's what Ireland need, multiple first receivers and an unpredictability'

Ireland’s attack came in for praise on the latest episode of The42 Rugby Weekly Extra.

From The42 Ireland rule out Ringrose for November, Cooney and Earls back in frame Ouch

Ireland rule out Ringrose for November, Cooney and Earls back in frame

Jamison Gibson-Park’s international debut was tempered with a tight hamstring.

From The42 'I kept trucking away. I knew my time would come if I just kept at it' Porridge

'I kept trucking away. I knew my time would come if I just kept at it'

24-year-old Will Connors was man of the match on his Ireland debut against Italy.

From The42 Farrell seems likely to stick with settled Ireland team for trip to Paris Selection

Farrell seems likely to stick with settled Ireland team for trip to Paris

There were lots of good performances in the 50-17 win over Italy on Saturday.

England win Women's Six Nations after France held to draw ahead of Ireland showdown

The French are coming to Dublin for their final game of the tournament next weekend.

From The42 Ireland's pack of jackals well suited to the refocused breakdown interpretations Turnovers

Ireland's pack of jackals well suited to the refocused breakdown interpretations

Andy Farrell was most pleased with his side’s defensive work in the big win over Italy.

From The42 France lock Le Roux could miss Six Nations clash with Ireland after citing Hearing

France lock Le Roux could miss Six Nations clash with Ireland after citing

The Racing 92 man was involved in an incident with Wales’ Alun Wyn Jones in the first-half last night.

From The42 Conor Murray only box kicked twice for Ireland against Italy. This is why Strategy

Conor Murray only box kicked twice for Ireland against Italy. This is why

Ireland had encouraging variety in their kicking game as they beat Italy in Dublin.

From The42 Ireland 'satisfied' with gritty Italy win and grateful for France gesture to play final Six Nations game in Dublin Review

Ireland 'satisfied' with gritty Italy win and grateful for France gesture to play final Six Nations game in Dublin

Adam Griggs’ side has one more game to play after picking up another home win on Saturday night.

From The42 Dupont double as France beat Wales before Ireland showdown French Flair

Dupont double as France beat Wales before Ireland showdown

France scrum-half Antoine Dupont scored twice in his side’s 38-21 victory over Wales tonight.

'These are trying times for people and we wanted to put in a big performance'

Andrew Porter is hoping Ireland can pull off a shock in Paris next week and give the nation a lift.

From The42 ‘Blessed, privileged, incredible’ – how it feels to make your Ireland debut New Boy

‘Blessed, privileged, incredible’ – how it feels to make your Ireland debut

At 28, Jamison Gibson-Park feared international rugby had passed him by. Today’s debut for Ireland caps off an incredible personal journey.

From The42 Three-try Ireland complete Italian job to maintain winning home Six Nations form Box Ticked

Three-try Ireland complete Italian job to maintain winning home Six Nations form

Adam Griggs’ charges got their campaign back underway with a win at Energia Park.

From The42 'They typified our performance' - Best mates Connors and Keenan shine for Ireland First Caps

'They typified our performance' - Best mates Connors and Keenan shine for Ireland

Jamison Gibson-Park and Ed Byrne also won their first caps off the bench against Italy.

From The42 Garry Ringrose suffers broken jaw against Italy in blow for Ireland Injury Toll

Garry Ringrose suffers broken jaw against Italy in blow for Ireland

The Leinster man could be sidelined for four to six weeks, according to Andy Farrell.

From The42 Sexton: 'We have it all to do in Paris - but we're a special group. We can win there' Title Dreams

Sexton: 'We have it all to do in Paris - but we're a special group. We can win there'

Ireland can still win this year’s Six Nations title but it is advantage England as we head into next week’s final round of fixtures.

From The42 Debutants impress as Ireland secure bonus-point win to keep Six Nations hopes alive On To Paris

Debutants impress as Ireland secure bonus-point win to keep Six Nations hopes alive

Andy Farrell’s men scored seven tries in a 50-17 win over Italy in Dublin.

As it happened: Ireland v Italy, Six Nations

Andy Farrell’s side run in seven tries to hammer Italy at the Aviva.

From The42 'I was a player who served bread and butter when people wanted cake' No Hiding

'I was a player who served bread and butter when people wanted cake'

Rob Kearney has won two Grand Slams, four Six Nations titles and four Champions Cups but he tells Garry Doyle that luck was a key factor in his success.

From The42 Scanning, kicking, more playmakers, solid set-piece - Ireland's attack aims this autumn Game Plan

Scanning, kicking, more playmakers, solid set-piece - Ireland's attack aims this autumn

Attack coach Mike Catt says teams ‘can’t just be one-dimensional anymore.’

From The42 'It's going to be fun': Conway revelling in the competition under Farrell 6 Nations

'It's going to be fun': Conway revelling in the competition under Farrell

Training and form carry a great deal more weight under Andy Farrell, the Munster wing says.

From The42 'We don't just see him as a chop tackler' - Ireland back Connors' attacking skills Openside

'We don't just see him as a chop tackler' - Ireland back Connors' attacking skills

Attack coach Mike Catt also believes newcomer Hugo Keenan has “a huge future.”

From The42 'They are so ready to do something special. I hope we can make the Irish people proud' Coygig This post contains videos

'They are so ready to do something special. I hope we can make the Irish people proud'

Vera Pauw’s Ireland are all set for the biggest game of their lives.

From The42 Ireland coach Adam Griggs leaves door open for Louise Galvin to walk through Offer

Ireland coach Adam Griggs leaves door open for Louise Galvin to walk through

Griggs has already had talks with Galvin who was a star on the Sevens circuit.

From The42 John Hayes backs Andrew Porter to pass Italian and French exams The Bull

John Hayes backs Andrew Porter to pass Italian and French exams

Porter struggled for Leinster against Saracens in last month’s Champions Cup quarter-final but Munster and Ireland legend Hayes believes the tight-head will thrive in the Six Nations.

'They're wise heads' - A first start for Ireland in experienced company as Six Nations resumes

Dorothy Wall has been named to start against Italy after some impressive appearances earlier this year.

'Absolutely scary... We're grateful it was found early' - Ireland welcome back Naoupu after health scare

The star centre is among a list of key players that have returned to the squad in time for their Six Nations clash with Italy.

From The42 Italy make five changes for Saturday's date with Ireland

Italy make five changes for Saturday's date with Ireland

Italians change both half-backs as they bid for first win on Irish soil this century.

From The42 POM provides Ireland back-up but van der Flier 'doing nothing wrong' Options

POM provides Ireland back-up but van der Flier 'doing nothing wrong'

Will Connors will make his Test debut at openside flanker against Italy on Saturday.

From The42 'We think Jacob has all the attributes to push forward at fullback' - Farrell 15

'We think Jacob has all the attributes to push forward at fullback' - Farrell

The 24-year-old Ulsterman has been picked in Ireland’s number 15 shirt against Italy.

From The42 Keenan and Connors handed debuts as Stockdale moves to 15 for Ireland Team News

Keenan and Connors handed debuts as Stockdale moves to 15 for Ireland

Ed Byrne and Jamison Gibson-Park are set for their first caps off the bench against Italy.

From The42 'It's just unprofessional. If you look at any kind of work environment, it’s frowned upon' Wnt View

'It's just unprofessional. If you look at any kind of work environment, it’s frowned upon'

Ireland striker Rianna Jarrett says ‘there is no place’ in football for incidents like Sergio Agüero’s contact with Sian Massey-Ellis.

From The42 'It's an honour to do it and when he asked me to do it again, I was delighted' Captain

'It's an honour to do it and when he asked me to do it again, I was delighted'

Johnny Sexton has been reflecting on his captaincy of Ireland as the Six Nations gets underway again.

From The42 'Conor Murray's pass is the best pass in Ireland' - Brian O'Driscoll 9

'Conor Murray's pass is the best pass in Ireland' - Brian O'Driscoll

The former Ireland captain believes some criticism of the scrum-half has been unwarranted.

From The42 Training with a sheep has jackal specialist CJ Stander in fine fettle Breakdown

Training with a sheep has jackal specialist CJ Stander in fine fettle

The Munster back row is heading into the restarted Six Nations in superb form.

From The42 Sexton feeling greater responsibility and gratitude as ireland prepare to play through Level 5 Play On

Sexton feeling greater responsibility and gratitude as ireland prepare to play through Level 5

The exemption granted to elite sport has the Ireland skipper feeling privileged.

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