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From The42 Women’s rugby stars specialise late, but more young athletes benefit every sport Cross-pollination

Women’s rugby stars specialise late, but more young athletes benefit every sport

New Zealander Tania Rosser was destined to play rugby, but she put time in in other codes too.

Saturday 28 March, 2015

From The42 Jurassic Park, sober friends and  curry cheese chips — It’s Comments of the Week! Below The Belt

Jurassic Park, sober friends and curry cheese chips — It’s Comments of the Week!

It’s been a big week, readers. Put your feet up.

From The42 ‘Obsession’ part and parcel of Peter Stringer’s drive to compete Interview

‘Obsession’ part and parcel of Peter Stringer’s drive to compete

Bath’s Grand Slam winner is desperate to get back to Lansdowne Road.

From The42 ‘No magic formula, just an attitude shift’ behind Leinster’s big comeback Rollercoaster

‘No magic formula, just an attitude shift’ behind Leinster’s big comeback

Isaac Boss was left hoping Leinster won’t rue these two dropped points at the end of the season.

Munster? Leinster? Peter Stringer still on the hunt for a club to match his ambition

The Munster legend feels he has more to give to professional rugby after his contract with Bath expires.

Friday 27 March, 2015

From The42 Leinster come from 20 down to share eight tries in thrilling draw with Glasgow Matched

Leinster come from 20 down to share eight tries in thrilling draw with Glasgow

Last year’s finalists both take three points from a brilliant match.

From The42 ‘It’s always the same bulls**t’: Jose Aldo looks seriously fed up by face time with Conor McGregor Trash Talk

Thursday 26 March, 2015

From The42 ‘We’re running out of games’: Leo Cullen fronting up for business end of the season Final Countdown

‘We’re running out of games’: Leo Cullen fronting up for business end of the season

Friday marks Leinster’s penultimate fixture at the RDS this season, unless they can make a late push for the top two.

Wednesday 25 March, 2015

From The42 We’ll Leave It There So: Long live The King, net Bolger and all today’s sport Wednesday

We’ll Leave It There So: Long live The King, net Bolger and all today’s sport

Because sport wasn’t just about Henry Shefflin today.

From The42 We’re still a bag of nerves watching Irish fans bear England V France in Murrayfield Behind The Scenes This post contains videos
From The42 ‘Fathers will tell their grandchildren’: GAA community reacts to Shefflin’s retirement Abdication

‘Fathers will tell their grandchildren’: GAA community reacts to Shefflin’s retirement

From inter-county peers to people who just loved to watch him do his thing, here are some tributes paid to The King today.

Tuesday 24 March, 2015

From The42 So, will you be paying the €25 fee to watch Mayweather-Pacquiao in your own home? Dig Deep This post contains a poll
From The42 We’ll Leave It There So: The King’s speech, McClean doubt and all today’s sport Tuesday
From The42 ‘People would always ask, is it tag rugby?’ — Double 6 Nations champ Ali Miller Full Contact

‘People would always ask, is it tag rugby?’ — Double 6 Nations champ Ali Miller

The winger isn’t playing for fame, but was happy to help her side put their best foot forward on a fast track in Scotland.

From The42 After another 6 Nations success, who would you like to see in Ireland’s World Cup squad? Sprint To Finish

After another 6 Nations success, who would you like to see in Ireland’s World Cup squad?

With the champions’ squad already stocked with in-form players, Joe Schmidt has some tough calls to name a 31-man squad.

Monday 23 March, 2015

From The42 The42′s big 6 Nations awards extravaganza Gongs

The42′s big 6 Nations awards extravaganza

Put down that ice-pack and get your tux on for our big end-of-Championship bash.

From The42 ‘We wanted that ruthless streak’: Niamh Briggs keeping firm grip on 6 Nations crown Captain Fantastic

‘We wanted that ruthless streak’: Niamh Briggs keeping firm grip on 6 Nations crown

“I made my feelings known to everybody that I wasn’t going to use the changes as an excuse.”

From The42 A definitive ranking of the top 10 tries in this year’s 6 Nations Whitewash This post contains videos

A definitive ranking of the top 10 tries in this year’s 6 Nations

No. They’re not all from Super Saturday.

Saturday 21 March, 2015

From The42 Ireland Women ‘keeping it between the ditches’ to reel in 6 Nations title Make It A Double

Ireland Women ‘keeping it between the ditches’ to reel in 6 Nations title

Niamh Briggs’ side must beat Scotland by a 27-point margin to claim the Six Nations title tomorrow.

From The42 The greatest 6 Nations day ends with the sweetest of all Ireland’s titles Reaction

The greatest 6 Nations day ends with the sweetest of all Ireland’s titles

Disruptions could have played havoc on Ireland’s campaign, but they held it together throughout.

From The42 The Six Nations table makes for sweet viewing this evening Top Dogs
From The42 Never in doubt! Ireland secure back-to-back 6 Nations titles on stunning day of rugby Champions

Never in doubt! Ireland secure back-to-back 6 Nations titles on stunning day of rugby

Joe Schmidt’s side are the first Ireland team to defend the Six Nations title for 66 years.

From The42 ‘I’ll be either delighted or broken’: Joe Schmidt on mission acomplished in Murrayfield Waiting Game

‘I’ll be either delighted or broken’: Joe Schmidt on mission acomplished in Murrayfield

The New Zealander will calm his nerves by eating dinner away from TV screens this afternoon.

From The42 As it happened: Scotland v Ireland, Six Nations final day Liveblog

As it happened: Scotland v Ireland, Six Nations final day

We went minute-by-minute for Ireland’s mission to Murrayfield.

From The42 Wales hit Italy for 61 and set Ireland a target to chase in Edinburgh Drama

Wales hit Italy for 61 and set Ireland a target to chase in Edinburgh

Italy were well and truly rolled over in the second half in Rome.

From The42 ‘Who wrote this script?’ We’re even more pumped than before thanks to RTÉ’s 6 Nations promo Hats Off
From The42 How George Hook are you? Hooky Monster

How George Hook are you?

There’s a little George in all of us, but here’s the scientific way to find out exactly how much.

From The42 Ireland a happy camp under pressure, but O’Connell wary of Scottish spark Champions Chase
From The42 Open Thread: Do you think Ireland will win the Six Nations today? Mission To Murrayfield This post contains a poll

Open Thread: Do you think Ireland will win the Six Nations today?

Take a load off your feet and tell us how you think this Super Six Nations Saturday will unfold.

Friday 20 March, 2015

From The42 Devin Toner explains what went wrong with Ireland’s line-out last week Malfunction
From The42 Connacht coach Pat Lam fined €8,000 for referee outburst Out Of Pocket

Connacht coach Pat Lam fined €8,000 for referee outburst

The former Samoan international appeared to call the integrity of referee Leighton Hodges into question.

From The42 Ireland U20 back row Lorcan Dow happy to take on harsh lessons Bull-dowzer

Ireland U20 back row Lorcan Dow happy to take on harsh lessons

The Ulster number eight isn’t easily type-cast in age grade rugby.

From The42 ‘You know competitors are looking after themselves’: How Conor Murray approaches a week of training S-and Sea This post contains videos

‘You know competitors are looking after themselves’: How Conor Murray approaches a week of training

The scrum-half has also been known to clear his head with a run on the beach.

From The42 Here’s what needs to happen to bring the Six Nations title back to Ireland Permutations

Thursday 19 March, 2015

From The42 We’ll Leave It There So: Ó Sé out, Fitzgerald in and all today’s sport Thursday

We’ll Leave It There So: Ó Sé out, Fitzgerald in and all today’s sport

Need to catch up? We’ve got more Thursday news than you can shake a huge stick at.

From The42 ‘Wales will fancy their chances’: Schmidt looks forward to ‘a heck of a Saturday’ to close 6 Nations Showstopper
From The42 ‘I find it hard to say I’m lucky, I’ve worked really hard to get back in this position’ – Luke Fitzgerald Back From The Brink

‘I find it hard to say I’m lucky, I’ve worked really hard to get back in this position’ – Luke Fitzgerald

Four years after his last start for Ireland, the winger looked back on a time he considered retiring from rugby.

From The42 Luke Fitzgerald to make long-awaited return in Ireland’s 6 Nations title chase against Scotland Tweak

Luke Fitzgerald to make long-awaited return in Ireland’s 6 Nations title chase against Scotland

Joe Schmidt has also named Cian Healy in the starting line-up with Jack McGrath and Simon Zebo losing out.

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