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From The42 'Going to London on St Patrick's Day and winning the Grand Slam will probably never be repeated' Onward This post contains videos

'Going to London on St Patrick's Day and winning the Grand Slam will probably never be repeated'

Rugby pundits remember an unforgettable moment in Irish sporting history.

From The42 Beer, squad sizes, CVC, and growing the game - World Rugby launches the World Cup Kampai

Beer, squad sizes, CVC, and growing the game - World Rugby launches the World Cup

It was an interesting press conference in Tokyo with the tournament starting in three days.

From The42 'Celebrations turned to shrieks' - Remembering the drama as Ireland sealed back-to-back Six Nations titles Onward

'Celebrations turned to shrieks' - Remembering the drama as Ireland sealed back-to-back Six Nations titles

2015 witnessed Joe Schmidt’s men secure a second championship thanks to their record win in Murrayfield on the final day.

From The42 One day in Paris: BOD's farewell, Schmidt's first Six Nations crown and brilliance from Sexton Onward

One day in Paris: BOD's farewell, Schmidt's first Six Nations crown and brilliance from Sexton

In the first instalment of ‘Onward’ with Volkswagen, we relive a great occasion for Irish rugby from 2014.

From The42 Murray and Ireland putting Six Nations disappointment in rear-view mirror Moving On

Murray and Ireland putting Six Nations disappointment in rear-view mirror

The scrum-half is set for his first outing of the season at Twickenham this weekend.

From The42 Former Ireland captain Molloy announces 'sabbatical' from rugby Taking A Break

Former Ireland captain Molloy announces 'sabbatical' from rugby

The 31-year-old tweeted that she is training for her emergency medicine qualification in Wales.

From The42 Free-to-air, subscriptions and the 'digital space' - What future for the Six Nations? Broadcasting

Free-to-air, subscriptions and the 'digital space' - What future for the Six Nations?

IRFU CEO Philip Browne says the competition has to “embrace the change.”

From The42 Wales captain Jones ends months of speculation to sort out his future Going Nowhere

Wales captain Jones ends months of speculation to sort out his future

The 33-year-old has agreed to renew his contract with the Ospreys and the Welsh Rugby Union.

From The42 World Rugby shelves Nations Championship plan Not A Runner

World Rugby shelves Nations Championship plan

Rugby union chiefs wanted to launch a new cross-hemisphere championship from 2022.

From The42 'We have to be tough on each other because that's how you go forward' Ireland Women

'We have to be tough on each other because that's how you go forward'

Ireland Women have no games this summer, while the five top nations play each other in July

From The42 'A complete embarrassment' - O'Shea criticises reaction to Ireland's performance in the Six Nations Over The Top

'A complete embarrassment' - O'Shea criticises reaction to Ireland's performance in the Six Nations

The Italian coach said over-reaction to victory and defeat was also a factor in his time with Ireland.

From The42 Next France coach will be chosen before World Cup says Les Bleus rugby chief, Laporte Succession Plan

Next France coach will be chosen before World Cup says Les Bleus rugby chief, Laporte

He also commented on stories linking Ronan O’Gara to the French backroom staff.

From The42 Wales captain Alun Wyn Jones named Six Nations Player of the Championship Wynner

Wales captain Alun Wyn Jones named Six Nations Player of the Championship

The veteran Ospreys lock was outstanding throughout the tournament for the Grand Slam winners.

From The42 Vunipola: Mental weakness not an issue for England 6 Nations

Vunipola: Mental weakness not an issue for England

Eddie Jones says psychology has been an issue for England since the last World Cup, but Billy Vunipola sees it differently.

From The42 Tom Farrell senses noticeable improvement after Ireland camp Better Again

Tom Farrell senses noticeable improvement after Ireland camp

The Connacht centre remains uncapped, but already feels his reaction time and decision-making improved in Carton House.

From The42 The Six Nations fixtures for 2020 and 2021 have just been announced Fill In The Diary

The Six Nations fixtures for 2020 and 2021 have just been announced

Scotland are up first for Andy Farrell’s Ireland.

From The42 Anscombe calls for end to Welsh club uncertainty The Regions

Anscombe calls for end to Welsh club uncertainty

A proposed merger between the Scarlets and the Ospreys collapsed.

From The42 Six Nations wash-out shows human side of Schmidt 6 Nations

Six Nations wash-out shows human side of Schmidt

The outgoing head coach won’t tear up his gameplan and start anew, so Ireland will have to fight their way out of this corner.

From The42 Griggs' Ireland fall to 10th in latest World Rugby rankings after dismal Six Nations Low Ebb
From The42 England boss Jones to call in 'pressure coach' after Scotland slump Mental Scars

England boss Jones to call in 'pressure coach' after Scotland slump

The England head coach is seeking outside help to address his side’s mental issues before the World Cup.

From The42 AWJ +14: It's The42's Six Nations Team of the Championship Our Picks

AWJ +14: It's The42's Six Nations Team of the Championship

Here’s who stood out for us since the start of February.

From The42 'We haven't been catastrophic' - Schmidt must identify bug that has hit Ireland Out Of Form

'We haven't been catastrophic' - Schmidt must identify bug that has hit Ireland

Wales were far superior in Cardiff as they secured their Grand Slam against Ireland.

From The42 Jones sees Twickenham collapse as 'a great lesson' for England Learning Curve

Jones sees Twickenham collapse as 'a great lesson' for England

The hosts squandered a 31-point lead and needed a last-gasp try to snatch a draw against Scotland.

From The42 'Pressure can do very strange things to you' - Ireland captain Best Leader

'Pressure can do very strange things to you' - Ireland captain Best

The 36-year-old made his final appearance in the Six Nations in Cardiff.

From The42 'We just need to make sure we can use days like today to our advantage' Win Or Learn

'We just need to make sure we can use days like today to our advantage'

Rob Kearney says the players expect a backlash after a horribly substandard performance in Cardiff.

From The42 'Those two guys are not the reason we lost' - Schmidt on Sexton and Murray Halfbacks

'Those two guys are not the reason we lost' - Schmidt on Sexton and Murray

The Ireland boss only replaced his starting halfbacks in the closing 10 minutes in Cardiff.

From The42 England salvage dramatic late draw after stunning Scotland comeback Great Scots

England salvage dramatic late draw after stunning Scotland comeback

Gregor Townsend’s side scored six tries in the second half — but were denied a famous win at the death.

From The42 'A mistake leaving the roof open,' says Gatland as he celebrates Grand Slam Open And Shut Case

'A mistake leaving the roof open,' says Gatland as he celebrates Grand Slam

The winning coach also joked that his side were not looking tired, despite Eddie Jones’ assertions.

From The42 Wales do the Slam as Schmidt's shambolic Ireland end Six Nations on dire note Well Beaten

Wales do the Slam as Schmidt's shambolic Ireland end Six Nations on dire note

Warren Gatland’s side were superb as they claimed a third Grand Slam under the Kiwi head coach.

From The42 Penaud punishes Italy as France survive late onslaught 6 Nations

Penaud punishes Italy as France survive late onslaught

The wing scored, assisted and denied tries in a tight contest in Rome.

From The42 As it happened: Wales v Ireland, Six Nations Liveblog This post contains a poll

As it happened: Wales v Ireland, Six Nations

We went minute-by-minute as Ireland went to rain on a Welsh Grand Slam parade.

From The42 36 players and lots of lessons: Schmidt gets wider look at Ireland in Six Nations Futureproofing

36 players and lots of lessons: Schmidt gets wider look at Ireland in Six Nations

Tadhg Beirne and Kieran Marmion are the latest two to be involved in this championship.

From The42 '1883?' Eddie Jones pokes a little fun at Scotland's winless run in Twickenham Calcutta Cup

'1883?' Eddie Jones pokes a little fun at Scotland's winless run in Twickenham

However, the Australian then called for an improved atmosphere from the Twickenham crowd.

From The42 Ireland rugby team share 'heartfelt sympathies' with Christchurch after shootings Respects

Ireland rugby team share 'heartfelt sympathies' with Christchurch after shootings

Wales also passed on their respects to everyone affected by the events in New Zealand.

From The42 'You’d have to ask the Irish guys what their mentality is' - Roof stays open in Cardiff Roofgate

'You’d have to ask the Irish guys what their mentality is' - Roof stays open in Cardiff

Ireland made a request for the roof not to be closed despite the poor forecast.

From The42 'He's the complete package and I'm delighted to have him alongside us' Turnover Threat

'He's the complete package and I'm delighted to have him alongside us'

Peter O’Mahony and Tadhg Beirne will bring their destructive Munster link to the green jersey tomorrow.

From The42 Stander ready to meet fire with fire in red-hot Principality atmosphere Cj

Stander ready to meet fire with fire in red-hot Principality atmosphere

The Munster number eight is looking to make another big impact against Wales this weekend.

From The42 Cardiff cauldron is Beirne's opportunity to force his way into World Cup plans The42 Rugby Weekly

Cardiff cauldron is Beirne's opportunity to force his way into World Cup plans

Tadhg Beirne needs to seize his Six Nations debut, Bernard Jackman says.

From The42 Henderson set for 'few weeks' sidelined as Schmidt signals intent in Cardiff Grand Finale

Henderson set for 'few weeks' sidelined as Schmidt signals intent in Cardiff

The Kiwi hopes the fine margins and crucial decision go his team’s way in his last Six nations match.

From The42 Roof debate rages as Wales request closure, while Schmidt prefers match in open air Open And Shut Case

Roof debate rages as Wales request closure, while Schmidt prefers match in open air

Warren Gatland wants to close the Principality roof because he says they have “a responsibility to the game as a spectacle.”

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