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#Six Nations

# six-nations - Today’s News

From The42 Analysis: Ulster’s Henderson bounds back into contention for Six Nations Mutant

Analysis: Ulster’s Henderson bounds back into contention for Six Nations

The Ulsterman was dynamic on his return from injury against Leicester on Saturday.

From The42 Scrum-half worry for Ireland as Murray set for further scan, Reddan strains ligaments 9 Problems

Scrum-half worry for Ireland as Murray set for further scan, Reddan strains ligaments

Lock Dave Foley will also see a surgeon about his wrist this week.

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# six-nations - Thursday 22 January, 2015

From The42 The big guns are back: 5 talking points as Schmidt names extended 6 Nations squad Everybody Makes It

The big guns are back: 5 talking points as Schmidt names extended 6 Nations squad

Picking 46 men gave Schmidt a lot of flexibility to include guys recovering from long-term injury.

From The42 ‘Natural successor,’ a World Cup bolter? A quick guide to Ireland new boys Conan and White Uncapped

‘Natural successor,’ a World Cup bolter? A quick guide to Ireland new boys Conan and White

The only two non-internationals in Schmidt’s squad are playing catch-up, but don’t rule them out of an autumn trip to England.

From The42 O’Brien and Fitzgerald return as Schmidt names 46-man Six Nations squad Title Defence

O’Brien and Fitzgerald return as Schmidt names 46-man Six Nations squad

Jonathan Sexton is also among the extended squad, despite being ruled out of at least the opening fixture.

# six-nations - Wednesday 21 January, 2015

From The42 Danny Cipriani is part of England’s 34-man training squad for the Six Nations Red Rose

Danny Cipriani is part of England’s 34-man training squad for the Six Nations

36-year-old Nick Easter has also been handed the chance to rebuild his international career.

From The42 Cork will play host to Sam Burgess, Chris Ashton and the England Saxons next week Slammin' Sam

Cork will play host to Sam Burgess, Chris Ashton and the England Saxons next week

Several big names in the visitors’ squad to play the Wolfhounds at Musgrave Park.

From The42 5 talking points before Joe Schmidt names his Six Nations squad Defending Champs

5 talking points before Joe Schmidt names his Six Nations squad

Apart from ‘Can we win it, Joe?’

# six-nations - Tuesday 20 January, 2015

From The42 Vern Cotter picks four uncapped players in Scotland’s Six Nations squad Fresh Faces

Vern Cotter picks four uncapped players in Scotland’s Six Nations squad

There’s no space for Saracens flanker Kelly Brown or John Barclay of the Scarlets.

From The42 Healy and O’Brien could make injury return for Wolfhounds, but won’t face Wasps Take The Power Back

Healy and O’Brien could make injury return for Wolfhounds, but won’t face Wasps

However, Leinster say they hope to have them in harness when the Dragons visit in mid February.

From The42 Elbow injuries rule both Jackson and Olding out of Six Nations Dropping Like Flies

Elbow injuries rule both Jackson and Olding out of Six Nations

Both exciting young backs require surgery and will miss at least 10 weeks of rugby.

From The42 New Zealand native Anscombe included in Gatland’s 34-man Six Nations squad Bread Of Heaven

New Zealand native Anscombe included in Gatland’s 34-man Six Nations squad

There are a total of four uncapped players in the Welsh squad, including exciting 19-year-old Tyler Morgan.

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From The42 Ankle worry for Robbie Henshaw as Six Nations countdown speeds up Iced

Ankle worry for Robbie Henshaw as Six Nations countdown speeds up

Craig Ronaldson has also been ruled out for at least two weeks, but Jake Heenan is set to make a return against Germany this Saturday.

# six-nations - Monday 19 January, 2015

From The42 Blow for England as explosive Lawes set to miss start of Six Nations Breaking The Lawes

Blow for England as explosive Lawes set to miss start of Six Nations

The 25-year-old lock will undergo ankle surgery today but may be back in time to face Ireland.

# six-nations - Thursday 15 January, 2015

From The42 These are the men Ireland will open their Six Nations title defence against First Test

These are the men Ireland will open their Six Nations title defence against

Jacques Brunel has named four uncapped players in his 30-man Italy squad.

From The42 France have named an ominously strong squad for the Six Nations Les Blues

France have named an ominously strong squad for the Six Nations

Clermont’s electric wing Nao Nakaitaci could make his Test debut, while Louis Picamoles is back in the frame.

# six-nations - Wednesday 14 January, 2015

From The42 2014 was a big year for sport, and here were the most watched events on Irish television Ratings

# six-nations - Friday 9 January, 2015

From The42 Johnny Sexton gave an update on his concussion recovery tonight On The Mend

Johnny Sexton gave an update on his concussion recovery tonight

Sexton should hopefully be available for the second 6 Nations game.

# six-nations - Thursday 8 January, 2015

From The42 You’ll want to move to Connacht and buy a season ticket after seeing this 6 Nations promo Inspirational

You’ll want to move to Connacht and buy a season ticket after seeing this 6 Nations promo

The bandwagon will probably be a little more crowded by the end of this video.

# six-nations - Wednesday 7 January, 2015

From The42 Who’s in prime position to wear Ireland’s 10 shirt in Sexton’s absence? 10s

Who’s in prime position to wear Ireland’s 10 shirt in Sexton’s absence?

We take a look at the trio of candidates to start at out-half in the Six Nations opener against Italy.

# six-nations - Tuesday 6 January, 2015

From The42 Prop problems for Wales with Jones looking doubtful for the Six Nations Welsh Wounded

Prop problems for Wales with Jones looking doubtful for the Six Nations

Wales boss Warren Gatland might have to plan without the 23-year-old tighthead.

# six-nations - Thursday 1 January, 2015

From The42 Open Thread: Who would you pick to start for Ireland in the Six Nations? Bo Selecta

Open Thread: Who would you pick to start for Ireland in the Six Nations?

Have Luke Marshall or Felix Jones done enough to make the breakthrough?

# six-nations - Saturday 27 December, 2014

From The42 Ireland can win World Cup – Paul O’Connell Ambition

Ireland can win World Cup – Paul O’Connell

Joe Schmidt has enjoyed a fruitful first full year as head coach, guiding his players to Six Nations glory.

# six-nations - Friday 26 December, 2014

From The42 Titles, tries and tears: The best pictures from Brian O’Driscoll’s final year in rugby Victory Lap

# six-nations - Wednesday 24 December, 2014

From The42 Championship glory, tears and a November clean sweep: Ireland’s rugby season in pictures 9/10 Ain't Bad

Championship glory, tears and a November clean sweep: Ireland’s rugby season in pictures

No surprise that Brian O’Driscoll’s finale features quite a bit.

# six-nations - Tuesday 23 December, 2014

From The42 Dylan Hartley gets Six Nations reprieve after RFU hand down three-week ban Bad Boy

Dylan Hartley gets Six Nations reprieve after RFU hand down three-week ban

The Northampton captain pleaded guilty after elbowing an opponent.

From The42 The story behind this euphoric picture of Brian O’Driscoll retiring a champion Behind The Lens

The story behind this euphoric picture of Brian O’Driscoll retiring a champion

We spoke the man who captured the iconic moment.

# six-nations - Monday 22 December, 2014

From The42 Wraparounds, offloads and lots of fends: 10 of Ireland’s best tries in 2014 Try Time

Wraparounds, offloads and lots of fends: 10 of Ireland’s best tries in 2014

Who says Ireland don’t play attacking rugby anymore?

# six-nations - Tuesday 16 December, 2014

From The42 ‘How’s the form, boy?’ ROG surprised this Kerryman with a dream ticket CHRISTMAS WISH COME TRUE This post contains videos

# six-nations - Tuesday 9 December, 2014

From The42 Good news! Romain Poite won’t be refereeing an Ireland game in the 6 Nations Play The Whistle

# six-nations - Friday 28 November, 2014

From The42 Missed out on tickets for Ireland’s Six Nations games? A limited number go on sale next week Tickets There

Missed out on tickets for Ireland’s Six Nations games? A limited number go on sale next week

Ireland will play France and England at the Aviva next year.

# six-nations - Thursday 27 November, 2014

From The42 There are 14 places for backs in Ireland’s World Cup squad, but who’ll get them? Selection Headache

There are 14 places for backs in Ireland’s World Cup squad, but who’ll get them?

The centre and wing positions look to have the most for Joe Schmidt to think about.

From The42 Ireland working to improve entire game, not just the attack — Les Kiss Big Picture

Ireland working to improve entire game, not just the attack — Les Kiss

Every tweak to tactics has a knock-on effect.

# six-nations - Tuesday 25 November, 2014

From The42 Kicking on: Schmidt will take on player feedback before Christmas review Joe's Rule

Kicking on: Schmidt will take on player feedback before Christmas review

Jonathan Sexton wants Ireland to add ‘another string to our bow’ before defending the Six Nations championship.

# six-nations - Friday 14 November, 2014

From The42 Simon Hick column: Rugby needs to change to reflect the sport’s broadening fan base Shake Up

Simon Hick column: Rugby needs to change to reflect the sport’s broadening fan base

A promotion/relegation playoff between the Six Nations and the Rugby Nations Cup would be great for the sport.

# six-nations - Wednesday 12 November, 2014

From The42 Johnny Sexton among nominees for IRB World Player of the Year Perfect 10

Johnny Sexton among nominees for IRB World Player of the Year

He’s up against two All Blacks and two South Africans.

# six-nations - Thursday 2 October, 2014

From The42 Small comforts: Ireland’s record without Sean O’Brien is actually not that bad With Or Without You

Small comforts: Ireland’s record without Sean O’Brien is actually not that bad

He will be a big loss, but Ireland have coped with his absence since 2012.

# six-nations - Wednesday 6 August, 2014

From The42 Close shave for Women’s Rugby S&C coach after All Blacks vow Bad Hair Day

Close shave for Women’s Rugby S&C coach after All Blacks vow

Marian Earls initially promised to shave her head if the Irish stunned New Zealand.

# six-nations - Friday 18 July, 2014

From The42 IRFU report positive financial outcome after Six Nations triumph Money

IRFU report positive financial outcome after Six Nations triumph

Irish rugby’s governing body has urged caution in the long-term despite this success.

# six-nations - Monday 16 June, 2014

What events are most important for Ireland? Pat Rabbitte wants to know

A number of ‘Designated Events’ are made available on free-to-air television

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