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From The42 Ireland come up short in Paris as England crowned Six Nations champions Second Best

Ireland come up short in Paris as England crowned Six Nations champions

Andy Farrell’s men made errors but France were superb in a bonus-point win.

From The42 As it happened: France v Ireland, Six Nations Liveblog

As it happened: France v Ireland, Six Nations

France proved too strong for Ireland in the final game of this year’s Six Nations tournament.

From The42 Here's what Ireland need to win the Six Nations after England's victory in Rome Permutations

Here's what Ireland need to win the Six Nations after England's victory in Rome

Eddie Jones’ men scored five tries but didn’t have it all their own way.

From The42 Wales' miserable run continues as Scotland end Six Nations with away win Tough Watch

Wales' miserable run continues as Scotland end Six Nations with away win

Gregor Townsend’s men edged it as Wayne Pivac’s difficult start to his tenure continued.

From The42 'I remember I was the D team captain. In fourth year, I was sub for the social team' Rise

'I remember I was the D team captain. In fourth year, I was sub for the social team'

Hugo Keenan has been a slow-burning success as he gets set for his second Ireland cap tonight.

From The42 'Roy Keane always showed up on the big days - I wanted to be like that' Fuel

'Roy Keane always showed up on the big days - I wanted to be like that'

Sean O’Brien believes Ireland need a Keane-like mentality if they are to get the result they need in Paris today.

Softies? Ireland vow to deliver physicality in Paris after Rassie's comment

Andy Farrell’s men head into Super Saturday with the Six Nations title still on the line.

How the French rediscovered their mojo

After a decade of farcical selections and disastrous results, new head coach Fabien Galthié has turned France’s fortunes around.

From The42 Sexton is 'a role model for me,' says 21-year-old France out-half Ntamack Halfbacks

Sexton is 'a role model for me,' says 21-year-old France out-half Ntamack

Meanwhile, Antoine Dupont is a major threat to Andy Farrell’s Ireland.

From The42 Murray not willing to throw box-kick away just yet Up And Under

Murray not willing to throw box-kick away just yet

The scrum-half took on the skill just twice last weekend, but isn’t willing to sound its death knell.

From The42 France move Fickou to wing as 21-year-old Vincent starts against Ireland Team News

France move Fickou to wing as 21-year-old Vincent starts against Ireland

Fullback Anthony Bouthier has been deemed fit to start in Paris.

From The42 'Get the ball in his hands and make people tackle him': Payne excited by Stockdale threat 15 On 15

'Get the ball in his hands and make people tackle him': Payne excited by Stockdale threat

The Ulster defence coach has watched the 24-year-old evolve his understanding of a new position over the past year.

From The42 Farrell's attack up against 'winner and fighter' Edwards' French defence Old Mates

Farrell's attack up against 'winner and fighter' Edwards' French defence

The Ireland boss and French defence coach were team-mates at Wigan in the 1990s.

From The42 James Ryan went to Paris as 'a kid' in 2018 but returns as an Ireland leader Influence

James Ryan went to Paris as 'a kid' in 2018 but returns as an Ireland leader

The 24-year-old has enjoyed taking responsibility for running the Ireland lineout.

From The42 Ireland's final Women's Six Nations clash off due to Covid outbreak in France set-up Women's 6n

Ireland's final Women's Six Nations clash off due to Covid outbreak in France set-up

France had previously agreed to play in Dublin instead of Lille.

From The42 Caelan Doris relishing another big occasion to underline his pedigree Blindside

Caelan Doris relishing another big occasion to underline his pedigree

The 22-year-old Leinster back row feels he saves his best performances for the biggest games.

From The42 Farrell intent on imposing 'plan that we know' on France Methodical

Farrell intent on imposing 'plan that we know' on France

The Ireland head coach insists his side won’t be playing high-risk rugby in search of a four-try win in France.

From The42 Henshaw starts at 13 as Farrell named on Ireland bench for France clash Team News

Henshaw starts at 13 as Farrell named on Ireland bench for France clash

Garry Ringrose misses out due to the broken jaw he sustained last weekend.

From The42 Dane immersed in rugby and ready for another tough Test run 6 Nations

Dane immersed in rugby and ready for another tough Test run

The Ireland scrum-half hit the ground running despite an eight-month gap between competitive fixtures.

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.

Heffernan mining confidence from the work he puts in after long wait for second cap

The Connacht hooker is grateful to Andy Friend and Jimmy Duffy for guiding him back to peak form.

From The42 Analysis: 80 seconds that show how good Ireland Women's attack can be Team Try

Analysis: 80 seconds that show how good Ireland Women's attack can be

Every single player had a role in Claire Molloy’s try just before half-time against Italy.

From The42 Beirne braced for breakdown battle in Paris with Barnes not ruled out as ref Poachers

Beirne braced for breakdown battle in Paris with Barnes not ruled out as ref

Ireland and France both have strong jackal threats in their teams.

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.

France's Haouas to be questioned about alleged robbery before next year's Six Nations

The incident took place at a tobacconist in 2014.

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.

'An incredibly enjoyable environment': POM relishing competition, skills work in Ireland camp

The blindside typified an apparent renewed focus on skills during the win over Italy.

From The42 England include Umaga in squad for title chase

England include Umaga in squad for title chase

The Wasps 10 is the nephew of All Black legend Tana.

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.

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 face daunting task in Paris as Six Nations heads for Super Saturday finale Title Hunt

Ireland face daunting task in Paris as Six Nations heads for Super Saturday finale

Andy Farrell’s men know that a bonus-point win could secure them the title but France are far from pushovers.

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 '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.

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