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From The42 Analysis: The small details that make a huge difference in winning the aerial battle Contest

Analysis: The small details that make a huge difference in winning the aerial battle

Professional performance analyst Eoin Toolan examines the contests in the air in this Six Nations.

From The42 ‘A win over England isn't going to define our championship’ Hurting

‘A win over England isn't going to define our championship’

Wales back-rower Taulupe Faletau maintains his country has loftier ambitions than to simply get one over the old enemy.

From The42 Bath snap up Wales star Rhys Webb and plan to spend again this summer Smart Move

Bath snap up Wales star Rhys Webb and plan to spend again this summer

Six-time Premiership winners building a squad in bid to become top dogs in England again.

From The42 Biggar back from concussion as Wales make two changes for visit of France Cardiff Clash

Biggar back from concussion as Wales make two changes for visit of France

Ross Moriarty and Gareth Davies come into the starting XV for Wayne Pivac’s side.

From TheJournal.ie Corbyn accuses Johnson of showing 'true colours' by staying away as 106 areas at risk of flooding in UK Flooding This post contains videos

Corbyn accuses Johnson of showing 'true colours' by staying away as 106 areas at risk of flooding in UK

There are six severe warnings indicating lives are in danger in communities near the Welsh border.

From The42 Ireland dismiss 'strange' Welsh complaints over Furlong's scrummaging Legal

Ireland dismiss 'strange' Welsh complaints over Furlong's scrummaging

The tighthead prop’s set-piece work was questioned by Wales forwards coach Jonathan Humphreys.

From The42 Wales single out Tadhg Furlong as they complain of scrum 'inconsistencies' Unimpressed

Wales single out Tadhg Furlong as they complain of scrum 'inconsistencies'

The Welsh coaching staff are irked at the refereeing of the set-piece, and have shone a spotlight on the Irish prop.

From The42 Three concussions in five months but Biggar is cleared to play Headstart

Three concussions in five months but Biggar is cleared to play

Welsh problems at No10 look set to end after Dan Biggar given thumbs up by his club coach to play against France this weekend.

From The42 Leigh Halfpenny confident Wales can respond to Ireland loss and win Six Nations Dublin Hangover

Leigh Halfpenny confident Wales can respond to Ireland loss and win Six Nations

The 2019 champions suffered a 24-14 defeat at Lansdowne Road last weekend.

From The42 'This is a different ball game': Ex-Meath captain making her presence felt on international rugby stage Rising Star

'This is a different ball game': Ex-Meath captain making her presence felt on international rugby stage

Leinster 20-year-old Judy Bobbett made her Six Nations debut in the Ireland second row on Sunday.

From The42 Ireland 'starting to buy into how good we could potentially be' just in time for England showdown Belief

Ireland 'starting to buy into how good we could potentially be' just in time for England showdown

Adam Griggs’ side sit top of the Women’s Six Nations table after yesterday’s bonus-point win over Wales.

From The42 Five-try Ireland get the better of Wales and Storm Ciara to go two from two in Six Nations Winning

Five-try Ireland get the better of Wales and Storm Ciara to go two from two in Six Nations

A brilliant result for Adam Griggs’ side, who go top of the table.

From The42 'High performance breeds high performance,' as Griggs' Ireland aim to follow suit and go two from two Sunday Best

'High performance breeds high performance,' as Griggs' Ireland aim to follow suit and go two from two

Donnybrook’s Energia Park hosts the clash with familiar foes Wales this afternoon.

From The42 'This is not the top, we keep going': Deegan ready to work for more after first cap Deegan's Delight

'This is not the top, we keep going': Deegan ready to work for more after first cap

The Leinster back row earned his international debut as a late replacement.

From The42 Conway shines for Ireland with outstanding display in win over Wales Starter

Conway shines for Ireland with outstanding display in win over Wales

The 28-year-old impressed as he won his 20th Test cap.

From The42 Farrell's Ireland excite Dublin crowd with impressive bonus-point win over Wales In Charge

Farrell's Ireland excite Dublin crowd with impressive bonus-point win over Wales

The Irish attack looked fluid, while they improved up front on a good day for the new head coach.

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

As it happened: Ireland v Wales, Six Nations

We went minute-by-minute as both Andy Farrell and Wayne Pivac enter their second match as head coach.

From The42 Clark Kent with their club, Superman with their country – the personality change in Welsh rugby Wales

Clark Kent with their club, Superman with their country – the personality change in Welsh rugby

Welsh clubs are frequently embarrassed by the four Irish provinces but at international level, it’s a different story.

From The42 Ireland fans expect to see more of the Andy Farrell stamp as Wales visit Dublin Showtime

Ireland fans expect to see more of the Andy Farrell stamp as Wales visit Dublin

Conditions could be testing at the Aviva Stadium today.

From The42 Barnstorming Stewart pushes Ireland to bonus point-win over Wales 10 Out Of 10

Barnstorming Stewart pushes Ireland to bonus point-win over Wales

Openside Mark Hernan scored early and late in the first-half to keep Ireland well clear of the Welsh threat.

From The42 'We feel we're ready for Storm Ciara and Wales' - Ireland expect to improve Wet And Windy

'We feel we're ready for Storm Ciara and Wales' - Ireland expect to improve

Andy Farrell’s pack will be looking to rebound at scrum time against the Welsh.

From The42 Speedster Smith and Ireland U20 ready to move through the gears against Wales Friday Night Rugby

Speedster Smith and Ireland U20 ready to move through the gears against Wales

After scoring six tries on opening night, Ireland are keen to deliver a sustained threat through the 80 minutes.

From The42 Wales 'sent clips' to World Rugby over scrummaging errors ahead of Ireland showdown Clean Up

Wales 'sent clips' to World Rugby over scrummaging errors ahead of Ireland showdown

Wayne Pivac’s side conceded three scrum penalties in their win over Italy.

From The42 Cardiff wash-out still stings for Sexton 6 Nations

Cardiff wash-out still stings for Sexton

‘Anytime you lose for Ireland, it never leaves you.’.

From The42 Welsh hope Nick Tompkins can pass test after Saracens centre gets the nod to face Ireland Nick Tompkins

Welsh hope Nick Tompkins can pass test after Saracens centre gets the nod to face Ireland

Wales coach Wayne Pivac makes just one change to his starting line-up with Tompkins coming in at outside centre and George North moving to the wing.

From The42 Wales aiming to 'come out of the blocks firing' against Ireland, warns new defence coach IRewal

Wales aiming to 'come out of the blocks firing' against Ireland, warns new defence coach

‘First and foremost we’ve got to stop the likes of Robbie Henshaw,’ says Byron Hayward.

From The42 Healy 'annoyed' about scrum penalties as Ireland's forwards strive for more Fronting Up

Healy 'annoyed' about scrum penalties as Ireland's forwards strive for more

The Irish maul struggled to get going against Scotland last weekend.

From The42 Minimal changes for Ireland, Deegan to debut, and Murray still the man at 9 Talking Points

Minimal changes for Ireland, Deegan to debut, and Murray still the man at 9

Keith Earls comes back into the matchday 23.

From The42 'We think he'll add a dimension to us, especially in attack off the bench' Fresh Face

'We think he'll add a dimension to us, especially in attack off the bench'

Max Deegan is set for his Ireland debut against Wales on Saturday.

From The42 Deegan set for Ireland debut off bench as O'Mahony and Henshaw start Team News

Deegan set for Ireland debut off bench as O'Mahony and Henshaw start

Garry Ringrose and Caelan Doris miss out on the clash against Wales due to injury.

From The42 U20s braced for 'seismic physical battle' against wounded Welsh Backlash

U20s braced for 'seismic physical battle' against wounded Welsh

Ireland U20 assistant coach Kieran Campbell is bracing his squad for a Welsh backlash.

From The42 Henshaw and O'Mahony set to return to Ireland XV for visit of Wales Possible XV

Henshaw and O'Mahony set to return to Ireland XV for visit of Wales

Garry Ringrose has been ruled out while Caelan Doris is a doubt too.

From The42 'To see the support that the country gave me was really good' - Toner Big Dev

'To see the support that the country gave me was really good' - Toner

33-year-old Devin Toner was warmly received by Ireland fans on his return.

From The42 Pivac off to the perfect start as Wales hammer Italy in Cardiff One-sided

Pivac off to the perfect start as Wales hammer Italy in Cardiff

Josh Adams scored a hat-trick in a facile 42-0 win.

From The42 Wales select George North at centre amid injury crisis Centre Stage

Wales select George North at centre amid injury crisis

There is also a recall for Taulupe Faletau and a debut for Johnny McNicholl ahead of opening game against Italy.

From The42 Pivac names five uncapped players in Wales' Six Nations squad New Blood

Pivac names five uncapped players in Wales' Six Nations squad

Huge shock as new Wales coach fills out squad with English-based players.

From The42 Wales scrum-half Webb eligible for Six Nations selection following return to Ospreys In The Mix

Wales scrum-half Webb eligible for Six Nations selection following return to Ospreys

The 31-year-old has been granted a ‘six-month dispensation.’

From The42 Big boost for Wales as Rhys Webb announces Toulon departure Homeward Bound

Big boost for Wales as Rhys Webb announces Toulon departure

The 31-cap scrum-half also played two Tests for the British and Irish Lions in New Zealand in 2017.

From The42 Scarlets confirm return of Liam Williams from Saracens Back Home

Scarlets confirm return of Liam Williams from Saracens

The Wales and Lions full-back is returning home after a trophy-laden spell in London.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Would you back a law that makes it a crime for politicians to lie? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Would you back a law that makes it a crime for politicians to lie?

A bill from a Welsh political party would make it an offence for elected politicians to lie.

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