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#Six Nations

From The42 Hard-hitting Will Connors ready for 'that next step' Magnificent 7

Hard-hitting Will Connors ready for 'that next step'

The Kildare openside has yet to feature in Europe for Leinster, but has already caught they eye of Andy Farrell.

From The42 Poll: Who will win the Six Nations in 2020? Call It This post contains a poll

Poll: Who will win the Six Nations in 2020?

Four-year plans are overrated.

From The42 Lessons from the past and 'kickings' to come, Farrell ready for all that comes with Ireland job Hot Seat

Lessons from the past and 'kickings' to come, Farrell ready for all that comes with Ireland job

‘I can only be myself,’ says Farrell. He is keen on putting his own stamp on his first major head coaching role.

From The42 Improving attack, reducing onus on Sexton key as Farrell slips into hot seat Green Shoots

Improving attack, reducing onus on Sexton key as Farrell slips into hot seat

‘We’ve got to make sure we stand for something,” said the new head coach aiming to focus on more than just the details.

From The42 Farrell: Door still open for Kearney, or any in-form player, to feature in Six Nations Ajar

Farrell: Door still open for Kearney, or any in-form player, to feature in Six Nations

“I’ve spoken to Rob but also other players who are not here and told them we will be watching them over this Christmas period.”

From The42 Double blow for Wales ahead of Six Nations as Anscombe and Watkin both undergo surgery Setback

Double blow for Wales ahead of Six Nations as Anscombe and Watkin both undergo surgery

The Ospreys pair have both been forced to go under the knife.

From The42 Rob Kearney left out as Andy Farrell names 45-man squad for 'mid-season stocktake' New Dawn

Rob Kearney left out as Andy Farrell names 45-man squad for 'mid-season stocktake'

The new head coach has invited eight uncapped players to this weekend’s gathering at the Sports Campus.

From The42 Cooney keeping Kobe Bryant's words in mind as Six Nations hype builds Footballer

Cooney keeping Kobe Bryant's words in mind as Six Nations hype builds

The 29-year-old Ulster scrum-half scored another two tries on Friday against Harlequins.

From The42 IRFU expect Farrell to bring clear vision in 'challenging' 2020 Six Nations New Boss

IRFU expect Farrell to bring clear vision in 'challenging' 2020 Six Nations

The Englishman will gather his squad for the first time just before Christmas.

From The42 Conor O'Shea steps down as head coach of Italy Time To Go

Conor O'Shea steps down as head coach of Italy

O’Shea last game in charge was the a defeat to South Africa in the World Cup.

From The42 Key centre Davies set to miss Six Nations as Wales suffer double injury blow Setback

Key centre Davies set to miss Six Nations as Wales suffer double injury blow

Rhys Patchell has sustained a shoulder injury but is expected to return in 12-16 weeks.

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.