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Dublin: 11 °C Tuesday 28 March, 2017

Today’s News

From The42 Lancaster maintaining phaseplay focus to help Leinster overcome Wasps Rhythm And Blues

Lancaster maintaining phaseplay focus to help Leinster overcome Wasps

“You should try and play as much unstructured rugby in training as possible.”

Yesterday’s News

From The42 2016 thrashing has little relevance to 1/4 final, but Leinster won't forget bitter memory of Wasps Badly Stung

2016 thrashing has little relevance to 1/4 final, but Leinster won't forget bitter memory of Wasps

“As a younger player who has never won any European titles with Leinster, you might feel you left the jersey down that day.”

From The42 Treviso's shock win over title-chasing Ospreys, Munster hit 50 and all your weekend Pro12 highlights Icymi This post contains videos
From The42 Sexton fit for Wasps week, but Leinster will keep assessing Conan calf issue Champions Cup

Sexton fit for Wasps week, but Leinster will keep assessing Conan calf issue

Senior coach Stuart Lancaster says Zane Kirchner, Dave Kearney and Sean Cronin are all back fit in time for the European knock-out stage.

Saturday 25 March, 2017

From The42 Nacewa excited to operate with 'electric' Carbery in back three The Protégé

Nacewa excited to operate with 'electric' Carbery in back three

‘He’s a genuine threat every time he’s got the ball in his hands.’

Friday 24 March, 2017

From The42 Isa and JVDF back in Leinster line-up to tackle Blues Pro12

Isa and JVDF back in Leinster line-up to tackle Blues

Fresh from international duty, Cian Healy, Dan Leavy and Luke McGrath all start.

Thursday 23 March, 2017

From The42 Pete Malone takes charge of Ireland for this summer's U20 Championship Interim

Pete Malone takes charge of Ireland for this summer's U20 Championship

Munster’s player development manager will take the role on an interim basis for the tournament in Georgia.

From The42 Ireland U20 coach Carolan to join new Connacht coaching ticket Senior Call-up

Ireland U20 coach Carolan to join new Connacht coaching ticket

The Galway native will move into the senior coaching box after 13 years in charge of the academy.

From The42 Iain Henderson starts, Stu Olding 10 again for Ulster's Dragons trip Pro12

Iain Henderson starts, Stu Olding 10 again for Ulster's Dragons trip

Paddy Jackson is among the replacements for Ulster despite not featuring against England.

From The42 Ulster flanker Coetzee scheduled to return for start of next season Start Over

Ulster flanker Coetzee scheduled to return for start of next season

The worst was feared for the Springbok, but exploratory surgery yesterday showed only cartilage damage and he faces a four-month recovery.

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From The42 'Hotels for seven weeks' and straight back to the grindstone for Cian Healy Decompress

'Hotels for seven weeks' and straight back to the grindstone for Cian Healy

The loosehead had hoped for more than his minutes in the Six Nations, but the next challenge is coming too quickly to look back.

Wednesday 22 March, 2017

From The42 100 up for Luke Marshall after being frustratingly close to Six Nations Centurion This post contains videos

100 up for Luke Marshall after being frustratingly close to Six Nations

‘You can end up missing two games and you don’t play at all.’

Tuesday 21 March, 2017

From The42 'Decompression' days key for Irish internationals with season-shaping weeks ahead Pressue Release

'Decompression' days key for Irish internationals with season-shaping weeks ahead

There’s not much time for players to settle into a provincial rhythm before the European Cup quarter-final.

From The42 Murray, Ringrose and Furlong among six Irish-based nominees for European Player of the Year Recognition

Murray, Ringrose and Furlong among six Irish-based nominees for European Player of the Year

Six of the Champions Cup quarter-finalists are represented.

Monday 20 March, 2017

From The42 'Southern hemisphere people think it's a kick-fest and we play in the mud' Northern Exposure

'Southern hemisphere people think it's a kick-fest and we play in the mud'

Hayden Triggs is reveling in a confident Leinster side hoping to pick up exactly where they left off in the Pr012.

From The42 Coaching merry-go-round sees Clarke take charge of Ospreys forwards Appointed

Coaching merry-go-round sees Clarke take charge of Ospreys forwards

The former Ireland international will replace Jono Gibbes’ brother Chris at the Welsh region.

From The42 Leinster hope to have Cronin and Nacewa back fit this weekend Isa Isa Isa

Leinster hope to have Cronin and Nacewa back fit this weekend

The province say that Jamie Heaslip will see a specialist about a lower back issue this week.

From The42 Pick your favourite Six Nations try from these 10 Aesthetics This post contains a poll

Pick your favourite Six Nations try from these 10

Or be awkward and suggest one from the other 56 in this year’s Championship.

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From The42 Vunipola intent on celebrating and learning after defeat in Dublin Chocs Away

Vunipola intent on celebrating and learning after defeat in Dublin

The Saracens back row also admitted Paul O’Connell had them well warned about Peter O’Mahony’s line-out threat.

Sunday 19 March, 2017

From The42 Aviva standing ovation 'a really special moment' for ferocious Furlong Acclaim

Aviva standing ovation 'a really special moment' for ferocious Furlong

The crowd on Lansdowne Road showed their appreciation for every player last night, but few got a more rousing response than Wexford’s finest.

From The42 'Physically, the girls are beaten up': Hope shines in painful end to Ireland's 6 Nations Women's Rugby

'Physically, the girls are beaten up': Hope shines in painful end to Ireland's 6 Nations

Through the pain of St Patrick’s Day Ireland showed promise of a big summer ahead.

Saturday 18 March, 2017

From The42 CJ on O'Mahony: 'Throw anything at him, he'll attack it full-on' 8 'em For Breakfast

CJ on O'Mahony: 'Throw anything at him, he'll attack it full-on'

The Munster men’s familiarity ensured there was no disruption despite the late back row reshuffle.

From The42 'Maybe a leprechaun tackled him': Heaslip injury a stroke of luck for Ireland, says Eddie Jones Peter The Great

'Maybe a leprechaun tackled him': Heaslip injury a stroke of luck for Ireland, says Eddie Jones

“O’Mahony is a fantastic player and those conditions probably suited him better than Heaslip.”

Friday 17 March, 2017

From The42 Ireland women push England to their limits in intense Grand Slam decider 6 Nations

Ireland women push England to their limits in intense Grand Slam decider

A sickening injury to Claire Molloy helped England pull away in tonight’s Slam decider.

From The42 England hold on for U20 Grand Slam despite ferocious Irish effort Gripping

England hold on for U20 Grand Slam despite ferocious Irish effort

Defence wins Championships and England’s withstood a St Patrick’s Day onslaught.

Thursday 16 March, 2017

From The42 Toner a conspicuous absentee as Ryan vows a 'seamless transition' with Henderson Tall Order

Toner a conspicuous absentee as Ryan vows a 'seamless transition' with Henderson

The big Leinster lock has started 36 Tests since Schmidt took charge of Ireland, but makes way for a new combination this weekend.

From The42 Powerful, 'hard-working' Conway in line to show off skills on debut day Injection Of Pace

Powerful, 'hard-working' Conway in line to show off skills on debut day

England will likely be the in-form Munster man’s first Test experience.

From The42 'If we lost Murray early, we'd be vulnerable': Schmidt explains changes for England 6 Nations

'If we lost Murray early, we'd be vulnerable': Schmidt explains changes for England

The Kiwi hopes that Rob Kearney won’t be sidelined with his knee injury for long.

From The42 Marmion, Payne and Henderson start in Ireland's 6 Nations finale against England 6 Nations

Marmion, Payne and Henderson start in Ireland's 6 Nations finale against England

Conor Murray has not recovered from his shoulder injury for the clash with the already-crowned champions.

Tuesday 14 March, 2017

From The42 Ireland intent on keeping focus in-house rather than on English record bid Slam-busters

Ireland intent on keeping focus in-house rather than on English record bid

“We haven’t played to our potential. We want to be able to sit in a changing room and look at each other and be proud of each other and what we can do as a group,” says Sean O’Brien.

From The42 'To get experience in those situations is great': Marmion ready to build after impressing in Cardiff Silver Lining

'To get experience in those situations is great': Marmion ready to build after impressing in Cardiff

It was a rare opportunity for the scrum-half to show his worth for a extended period on the big stage.

From The42 Groin issue makes Keith Earls a doubt for Ireland v England 6 Nations

Groin issue makes Keith Earls a doubt for Ireland v England

Conor Murray and Jonathan Sexton took a full part in training i Maynooth today.

From The42 Peter O'Mahony: Ireland's gameplan hasn't changed, we have the solutions within us Steady Resolve

Peter O'Mahony: Ireland's gameplan hasn't changed, we have the solutions within us

“Guys know that it’s the little things at the weekend that let us down.”

Monday 13 March, 2017

'We're really close, we know we are': POM adamant that fine margins are the only issue for Ireland

The Munster captain insists that he’s been happy to play a supporting role in this Championship.

From The42 'Stinger' won't keep Murray from facing England, but it's a leg fracture for Tommy Bowe Body Count

'Stinger' won't keep Murray from facing England, but it's a leg fracture for Tommy Bowe

Fergus McFadden will replace the Ulster wing in Joe Schmidt’s squad.

From The42 Punishment may not be over for Scotland as Brown is cited for early tip tackle Poor Turn Of Frase This post contains videos

Punishment may not be over for Scotland as Brown is cited for early tip tackle

England began carving Scotland apart immediately after Brown was sin-binned on Saturday.

Saturday 11 March, 2017

From The42 As it happened: England v Scotland, Six Nations Triple Crown decider Liveblog

As it happened: England v Scotland, Six Nations Triple Crown decider

We went minute-by-minute as Vern Cotter’s entertaining Scots went to Twickenham in search of a Triple Crown.

From The42 France turned the flair all the way up for this terrific try against Italy Gael Force This post contains videos

Friday 10 March, 2017

From The42 If you can bear to watch, here are the highlights from Ireland's incredibly frustrating night in Wales Video Nasty This post contains videos
From The42 'We'll only have ourselves to blame': Rory Best laments missed chances in Wales defeat Off The Boil

'We'll only have ourselves to blame': Rory Best laments missed chances in Wales defeat

The Ireland captain was ‘bitterly disappointed’ as Ireland’s title hopes took a beating by Wales.

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