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#Six Nations

From The42 Introducing the latest Sean O'Brien on the Irish rugby scene Talent

Introducing the latest Sean O'Brien on the Irish rugby scene

The Ireland U20 flanker has made huge progress this season and is set to play against Scotland this Friday.

From The42 Furlong and Ringrose link up with Ireland's six-man leadership group Mood Check

Furlong and Ringrose link up with Ireland's six-man leadership group

James Ryan, Iain Henderson, and Peter O’Mahony are also part of the group.

From The42 Heaslip: In-form Doris is the best number eight in Ireland High Praise

Heaslip: In-form Doris is the best number eight in Ireland

The former Ireland international also explained how he feels the demands of a back row player is changing.

From The42 Farrell's Ireland 'want to be a team that the Irish public love watching' Traditions

Farrell's Ireland 'want to be a team that the Irish public love watching'

The new head coach is keen for his pack to be aggressive and dominant.

From The42 Farrell explains his decision to pick Conor Murray ahead of John Cooney Close Call

Farrell explains his decision to pick Conor Murray ahead of John Cooney

The Ireland boss feels the Munster scrum-half is in great form.

From The42 Six Nations power rankings: England first, Ireland second, France the joker in the pack Best Bet

Six Nations power rankings: England first, Ireland second, France the joker in the pack

Eddie Jones’ side are favourites but if Ireland get off to a good start, they could spring a surprise.

From The42 Conway gets a start, POM drops to the bench, and Murray keeps his place Talking Points

Conway gets a start, POM drops to the bench, and Murray keeps his place

Johnny Sexton is fully fit to captain Ireland as they begin the Andy Farrell era.

From The42 Farrell hands 21-year-old Doris debut in Ireland's Six Nations clash with Scotland Team News

Farrell hands 21-year-old Doris debut in Ireland's Six Nations clash with Scotland

Ronan Kelleher is also set for his first cap off the Ireland bench.

From The42 Finn Russell looks set for Scotland return – but not in time for the Ireland game Peace Talks

Finn Russell looks set for Scotland return – but not in time for the Ireland game

Scotland coach Gregor Townsend says every player has to ‘accept’ and ‘live up’ to team standards.

From The42 James Ryan doesn't need to be captain to go to next level with Ireland Leader

James Ryan doesn't need to be captain to go to next level with Ireland

The 23-year-old second row still has plenty of room for improvement.

From The42 O'Driscoll: Ireland need a 'thug' who will throw their weight around BOD

O'Driscoll: Ireland need a 'thug' who will throw their weight around

The former Ireland captain also warned it will be difficult for Andy Farrell to experiment during the Six Nations.

From The42 Finn Russell's dramatic exit dents Scotland's bid for fresh start in Dublin Setback

Finn Russell's dramatic exit dents Scotland's bid for fresh start in Dublin

Gregor Townsend has a revamped coaching staff and a new captain for the Six Nations.

From The42 A new fullback and big wing calls - Ireland's back three for the Six Nations Options

A new fullback and big wing calls - Ireland's back three for the Six Nations

Will Addison and Jordan Larmour both impressed at 15 for their provinces.

From The42 Ringrose nailed on at 13, so who plays 12? - Ireland's midfield for the Six Nations Options

Ringrose nailed on at 13, so who plays 12? - Ireland's midfield for the Six Nations

Chris Farrell and Stuart McCoskey are also vying for centre places under Andy Farrell.

From The42 'I’m a coach who likes to trust his gut and that won’t change' - Andy Farrell Philosophy

'I’m a coach who likes to trust his gut and that won’t change' - Andy Farrell

The new head coach insists he will remain hands-on for Ireland’s training sessions.

From The42 Who starts alongside Sexton? - Ireland's halfbacks for the Six Nations Depth Chart

Who starts alongside Sexton? - Ireland's halfbacks for the Six Nations

Conor Murray is under pressure from John Cooney and Luke McGrath at scrum-half.

From The42 No more excuses for Ireland Women - they need to start getting the results Winning

No more excuses for Ireland Women - they need to start getting the results

Captain Ciara Griffin says ‘you can talk as much as you want but actions give you answers.’

From The42 From Exile to Ireland U20: McNulty another example of IQ recruitment value U20 RUGBY

From Exile to Ireland U20: McNulty another example of IQ recruitment value

Born and raised in Bath, the exciting Connacht back is set to aid Ireland in the U20 Six Nations

From The42 POM under pressure and three fresh faces - Ireland's back row for the Six Nations Depth Chart

POM under pressure and three fresh faces - Ireland's back row for the Six Nations

Head coach Andy Farrell’s selections in this area against Scotland will be telling.

From The42 Scotland's Russell ruled out of Ireland game after breaking 'team protocol' Huge Blow

Scotland's Russell ruled out of Ireland game after breaking 'team protocol'

The mercurial 27-year-old out-half has been sent back to his club side, Racing 92.

From The42 Winning, fresh faces, and his 'ideas man' - Farrell launches the new Ireland era The Boss

Winning, fresh faces, and his 'ideas man' - Farrell launches the new Ireland era

‘I’ll always be myself otherwise I wouldn’t be true to what I believe in.’

From The42 'I want to play for as long as I can because I love what I do' - Sexton Captain

'I want to play for as long as I can because I love what I do' - Sexton

34-year-old Johnny Sexton is excited to have taken on the Ireland captaincy for the Six Nations.

From The42 James Ryan plus one - Toner returns to compete in Ireland's lock stocks Depth Chart

James Ryan plus one - Toner returns to compete in Ireland's lock stocks

Iain Henderson and Ultan Dillane are the other two second rows in Andy Farrell’s Ireland squad.

From The42 'A lot of people have been asking questions about John Cooney today' Competition

'A lot of people have been asking questions about John Cooney today'

Andy Farrell continues to underline the importance of competition, but is tight-lipped over selection for next week’s Six Nations opener.

From The42 Sexton expects to face Scotland as Ireland pass hooker Kelleher fit too Up And Running

Sexton expects to face Scotland as Ireland pass hooker Kelleher fit too

Jordan Larmour is, however, a doubt for the Six Nations opener.

From The42 'We believe that we're certainly capable' - Naoupu and Ireland hoping to bounce back in huge 2020 Sene Says

'We believe that we're certainly capable' - Naoupu and Ireland hoping to bounce back in huge 2020

The Six Nations is the immediate focus, with crucial World Cup qualifiers also looming.

From The42 A new hooker and props applying pressure - Ireland's front row for the Six Nations Depth Chart

A new hooker and props applying pressure - Ireland's front row for the Six Nations

Who would you like to see Andy Farrell pick in jerseys number one to three in a week’s time?

From The42 'We want to be remembered as the greatest team to ever play rugby' Dreamer

'We want to be remembered as the greatest team to ever play rugby'

Eddie Jones has heaped pressure on his England team and told them to reproduce their World Cup semi-final performance on a regular basis.

From The42 Farrell adds Ulster's McCloskey to Ireland squad ahead of Portugal trip In Form

Farrell adds Ulster's McCloskey to Ireland squad ahead of Portugal trip

The 27-year-old has won three Test caps so far in his career.

From The42 Ireland to further assess foot injury to Leinster fullback Jordan Larmour Bad Timing

Ireland to further assess foot injury to Leinster fullback Jordan Larmour

The 22-year-old’s form has been excellent since the World Cup.

From The42 Cole gets the chop as Jones rings the changes New Year New Dawn

Cole gets the chop as Jones rings the changes

Jack Nowell joins Billy Vunipola on the injury list as Eddie Jones names his squad for the Six Nations.

From The42 Broken arm rules Vunipola out of Six Nations Breaking Bad

Broken arm rules Vunipola out of Six Nations

When Eddie Jones names his England squad later today, Billy Vunipola’s name won’t be on it.

From The42 Andy Farrell faces into Six Nations camp eager to build some early momentum Fresh Start

Andy Farrell faces into Six Nations camp eager to build some early momentum

A home clash against Scotland provides the new boss with a chance to get off to a good start.

From The42 'I'm in the squad but that doesn't mean I'm an international. I've to prove my worth'

'I'm in the squad but that doesn't mean I'm an international. I've to prove my worth'

Ulster out-half Billy Burns is aiming to make his Test debut during the Six Nations.

From The42 'A lot of countries would choose Stuart McCloskey in their Six Nations squad' Midfield

'A lot of countries would choose Stuart McCloskey in their Six Nations squad'

Ulster boss Dan McFarland said the centre is ‘really disappointed’ after missing out.

From The42 'I'd like to think I am' - Cooney feels ready for a Six Nations start for Ireland Confidence

'I'd like to think I am' - Cooney feels ready for a Six Nations start for Ireland

The Ulster scrum-half is brimming with energy and belief in a superb run of form with Ulster.

From The42 'I've been in Six Nations squads and never played, so hopefully that can change' Ambition

'I've been in Six Nations squads and never played, so hopefully that can change'

Ulster man Rob Herring is making a strong push to claim Ireland’s number two jersey.

From The42 Doris, Deegan, Burns, Kelleher, O'Toole - The new faces in the Six Nations squad Fresh Blood

Doris, Deegan, Burns, Kelleher, O'Toole - The new faces in the Six Nations squad

We take a closer look at the crop of uncapped players Andy Farrell has included in his 35-man group.

From The42 'Second best isn't acceptable' - Sexton gets the Ireland captaincy he wanted Leader

'Second best isn't acceptable' - Sexton gets the Ireland captaincy he wanted

The Leinster man says the new job is the biggest honour of his career.

From The42 Some surprise omissions but Farrell's 'dynamic' squad has plenty of form Fresh Faces

Some surprise omissions but Farrell's 'dynamic' squad has plenty of form

The new Ireland head coach has made some big calls ahead of the Six Nations.

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