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# six-nations - Wednesday 22 July, 2015

From The42 WADA report reveals one ‘atypical’ drug finding from 2014 Six Nations Doping

WADA report reveals one ‘atypical’ drug finding from 2014 Six Nations

There were no blood tests carried out in 2014.

# six-nations - Friday 1 May, 2015

From The42 Government begins effort to ensure future Ireland Six Nations matches are ‘free-to-air’ TV Deal

Government begins effort to ensure future Ireland Six Nations matches are ‘free-to-air’

Advertisements were placed in national press today.

# six-nations - Wednesday 8 April, 2015

From The42 Joe Schmidt gets his hands on more silverware Good Gaffer

Joe Schmidt gets his hands on more silverware

The mantelpiece at Chez Schmidt is starting to fill up.

# six-nations - Tuesday 7 April, 2015

From The42 An Irish star absolutely dominated Sky’s sportswoman of the month vote Number One

An Irish star absolutely dominated Sky’s sportswoman of the month vote

Alison Miller took a landslide victory in the public vote.

# six-nations - Saturday 4 April, 2015

From The42 ‘Are you trying to make me cry?’ – How it felt to retire just before Leinster won the European Cup Unlucky

‘Are you trying to make me cry?’ – How it felt to retire just before Leinster won the European Cup

Keith Gleeson was one of Leinster’s most consistent performers but just missed out on European glory.

# six-nations - Tuesday 31 March, 2015

From The42 Clive Woodward thinks bonus points in the Six Nations are the way forward Idea

Clive Woodward thinks bonus points in the Six Nations are the way forward

“Rugby’s a great game when it’s played properly,” the former England coach added.

# six-nations - Monday 30 March, 2015

From The42 The most monstrous beard in rugby is sadly going to be cut down in its prime Lumberjack

The most monstrous beard in rugby is sadly going to be cut down in its prime

It is for a good cause, but we are going to miss Geoff Cross’ beard.

# six-nations - Sunday 29 March, 2015

From The42 Sports film of the week: Hooked on Rugby Reel Stories

Sports film of the week: Hooked on Rugby

As George Hook exits pursued by a bear, we look at his ‘landmark’ documentary.

From The42 ‘Myself and Johnny would probably have been the fall guys’ – Madigan on tense Six Nations finale Scare

‘Myself and Johnny would probably have been the fall guys’ – Madigan on tense Six Nations finale

“Obviously the way sports people are, you like to take responsibility.”

From The42 Relive the moments that made Paul O’Connell the Six Nations Player of the Championship Legend

Relive the moments that made Paul O’Connell the Six Nations Player of the Championship

The captain played an integral role as Joe Schmidt’s side secured back-to-back titles last week.

The Six Nations could soon be free to air for Irish TV stations

Communications Minister Alex White said, “I think there is a strong case for it but there is no decision yet.”

# six-nations - Friday 27 March, 2015

From The42 Johnny Sexton helped Racing Metro to a win in the Top 14 tonight Star

Johnny Sexton helped Racing Metro to a win in the Top 14 tonight

The out-half recently played a starring role in Ireland’s Six Nations triumph.

From The42 Paul O’Connell has been named Player of the Six Nations for 2015 Paulie

Paul O’Connell has been named Player of the Six Nations for 2015

There won’t be too many arguments with this.

From The42 Analysis: That weird Sean O’Brien lineout tactic worked against Scotland Intelligence

Analysis: That weird Sean O’Brien lineout tactic worked against Scotland

Following on from the Tullow Tank’s failed effort against England, Rory Best got it spot on in Murrayfield.

# six-nations - Thursday 26 March, 2015

From The42 Analysis: Robbie Henshaw shows rich promise as Six Nations star STANDOUT

Analysis: Robbie Henshaw shows rich promise as Six Nations star

The 21-year-old was remarkably effective in his first campaign as Ireland’s inside centre.

# six-nations - Wednesday 25 March, 2015

From The42 ‘Henshaw was a contender for Ireland’s player of the tournament’ Opinion

‘Henshaw was a contender for Ireland’s player of the tournament’

Whiff of Cordite assess the incredible events of last Saturday and reflect on the Six Nations in general.

# six-nations - Tuesday 24 March, 2015

From The42 Wave goodbye to Hook and McGurk with this class Six Nations closing montage Conclusion

Wave goodbye to Hook and McGurk with this class Six Nations closing montage

The duo bowed out as Ireland were crowned champions in thrilling circumstances.

From The42 ‘He studies the game unbelievably hard’ – Ireland’s players laud Schmidt Trust

‘He studies the game unbelievably hard’ – Ireland’s players laud Schmidt

Captain Paul O’Connell says the players’ trust in their head coach has never wavered.

From The42 Poll: Should the Six Nations introduce bonus points to encourage attack? Entertainment This post contains a poll

Poll: Should the Six Nations introduce bonus points to encourage attack?

Do you think it would be a good idea for the Six Nations to follow the trend of other competitions?

From The42 Zebo’s slam and Keatley’s composure: 4 underrated things that helped Ireland win the 6 Nations Little Things

Zebo’s slam and Keatley’s composure: 4 underrated things that helped Ireland win the 6 Nations

A few key contributors flew a little under the radar amidst all the celebrations.

# six-nations - Monday 23 March, 2015

From The42 Wild speculation alert! Let’s forecast what the next Lions squad would look like today Pick The Team

Wild speculation alert! Let’s forecast what the next Lions squad would look like today

We will be happy if 50% of these guys end up in New Zealand.

From The42 Bullish BOD backs Ireland to go where no other Irish team has gone before Unprecedented

Bullish BOD backs Ireland to go where no other Irish team has gone before

The legendary centre thinks Joe Schmidt’s men are primed for a strong World Cup showing.

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 Analysis: Rampant O’Brien benefits from Schmidt’s intelligent Ireland attack Power Plays

Analysis: Rampant O’Brien benefits from Schmidt’s intelligent Ireland attack

We break down the plays that saw the Tullow Tank cross twice, as well as the build-up to Jared Payne’s score.

From The42 3 Irish players make the 12-man shortlist for the 6 Nations Player of the Tournament Making The Cut

3 Irish players make the 12-man shortlist for the 6 Nations Player of the Tournament

There are four English men, two apiece from Scotland and Wales, one from Italy and none from France on the list.

From The42 Analysis: Ireland’s attacking belief flows to fire them to Six Nations title Try Time

Analysis: Ireland’s attacking belief flows to fire them to Six Nations title

In the first part of a study of Ireland’s attack against Scotland, we look at captain Paul O’Connell’s early try.

From The42 The42′s virtually impossible 2015 Six Nations quiz It's Quiziness Time

The42′s virtually impossible 2015 Six Nations quiz

It’s so difficult, you’ll have to Google the answers.

From The42 Poll: how do you think Ireland will do at the Rugby World Cup? Shouldertoshoulder This post contains a poll

Poll: how do you think Ireland will do at the Rugby World Cup?

Expectation has never been higher after another Six Nations win.

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.

From The42 Six players to look out for at World Cup, after a thrilling Six Nations finale RWC2015

Six players to look out for at World Cup, after a thrilling Six Nations finale

It’s all downhill to England from here.

From The42 ‘It was just surreal’ – The Irish players experienced the last day drama just like we did Nailbiter

‘It was just surreal’ – The Irish players experienced the last day drama just like we did

It was an anxious wait for Conor Murray to see if Ireland would retain their title.

From The42 We need to build a Six Nations trapdoor and push a team through it Relegation

We need to build a Six Nations trapdoor and push a team through it

It is time to revamp our favourite spring tournament.

# six-nations - Sunday 22 March, 2015

From The42 Each one of yesterday’s 27 tries tells its own story in the Six Nations’ greatest ever day Feast

Each one of yesterday’s 27 tries tells its own story in the Six Nations’ greatest ever day

There were so many cracking scores in the riveting finale to the Six Nations.

From The42 All of a sudden England’s coach has morphed into Eddie O’Sullivan Second Place Stuart

All of a sudden England’s coach has morphed into Eddie O’Sullivan

Just like the former Ireland boss, Stuart Lancaster has made a habit of finishing runners up.

From The42 The returning Irish heroes are so sound they are letting fans lift the Six Nations trophy Homecoming

The returning Irish heroes are so sound they are letting fans lift the Six Nations trophy

Irish rugby fans need to get to Dublin Airport ASAP.

From The42 Two Six Nations titles in two days as the Ireland women win big in Scotland Champions

Two Six Nations titles in two days as the Ireland women win big in Scotland

Just like the men yesterday, chasing a points total brought the best out of the women.

From The42 The Welsh media reacted to Ireland’s Six Nations win exactly how you thought they would Rival View

The Welsh media reacted to Ireland’s Six Nations win exactly how you thought they would

They put a lot of work into their front page, to be fair.

From The42 As it happened: Scotland v Ireland, Women’s Six Nations Minute-by-Minute

As it happened: Scotland v Ireland, Women’s Six Nations

Will Niamh Briggs hoist another Six Nations trophy this afternoon?

From The42 How the world’s media reacted to Ireland’s Six Nations triumph Paper Talk

How the world’s media reacted to Ireland’s Six Nations triumph

From New Zealand to Wales, we take a look at what they’re saying about Joe Schmidt’s men.

From The42 Four Italians! Stephen Jones’ team of the Six Nations is very Stephen Jonesy Peak Troll

Four Italians! Stephen Jones’ team of the Six Nations is very Stephen Jonesy

The Sunday Times writer was in great form this morning.

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