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#Six Nations

# six-nations - Friday 24 March, 2017

From The42 France lock Maestri faces hearing over criticism of referee Wayne Barnes Trouble

France lock Maestri faces hearing over criticism of referee Wayne Barnes

The fall-out from last weekend’s controversial clash in Paris continues.

# six-nations - Thursday 23 March, 2017

From The42 A little moment that underlines Peter O'Mahony's leadership credentials Leader

A little moment that underlines Peter O'Mahony's leadership credentials

The Munster back row is a strong candidate to be the next Ireland captain.

From The42 Stuart Hogg emulates BOD in winning back-to-back Six Nations player of the year awards Star Performer This post contains videos

Stuart Hogg emulates BOD in winning back-to-back Six Nations player of the year awards

Ireland’s CJ Stander finished second in the public vote.

# six-nations - Tuesday 21 March, 2017

From The42 Larmour's outstanding U20 Six Nations shows why Joe Schmidt is a fan Hot Prospect

Larmour's outstanding U20 Six Nations shows why Joe Schmidt is a fan

‘You could put Jordan at nine or 10 and he’d probably do as well, he’s just an outstanding player.’

From The42 Analysis: Ireland and England's scrum battle bodes well for the Lions Heavyweights

Analysis: Ireland and England's scrum battle bodes well for the Lions

It was a true back-and-forth contest in Dublin on Saturday evening.

# six-nations - Monday 20 March, 2017

From The42 No action to be taken over alleged bite on George North Case Closed

No action to be taken over alleged bite on George North

The citing commissioner concluded that no act of foul play was carried out.

From The42 The42 Rugby Show: derailing England and a mixed Six Nations for Ireland Analysis

The42 Rugby Show: derailing England and a mixed Six Nations for Ireland

Lynne Cantwell joined Murrray Kinsella for a live chat.

From The42 Do you agree with our Six Nations team of the tournament? Star Performers

Do you agree with our Six Nations team of the tournament?

There are four Irish representatives in the XV.

From The42 Ireland duo Murray and Stander on shortlist for Six Nations Player of the Tournament Leading Lights

Ireland duo Murray and Stander on shortlist for Six Nations Player of the Tournament

The Munster pair are Ireland’s representatives on the 12-man shortlist.

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From The42 Give us your questions for our live review of Ireland's win over England 6 Nations

Give us your questions for our live review of Ireland's win over England

Former Ireland centre Lynne Cantwell will join Murray Kinsella.

From The42 'I’ve never once regretted going to Munster' - Conway gets his Ireland debut First Cap

'I’ve never once regretted going to Munster' - Conway gets his Ireland debut

The 25-year-old wing replaced Keith Earls at half time against England last weekend.

From The42 June tour of USA and Japan looms into view for Schmidt after Six Nations Looking Forward

June tour of USA and Japan looms into view for Schmidt after Six Nations

There may be chances for more new caps when Ireland head on tour this summer.

From The42 Analysis: Jared Payne adds another dimension to Ireland's attack Playmaker

Analysis: Jared Payne adds another dimension to Ireland's attack

The Ulsterman showed his attacking quality from fullback against England.

From The42 Ireland's Marmion comfortable under 'verbal pressure' from England In Your Face

Ireland's Marmion comfortable under 'verbal pressure' from England

The 25-year-old was composed on his second Test start for Joe Schmidt’s side.

# six-nations - Sunday 19 March, 2017

From The42 Six Nations investigating France's late HIA replacement against Wales HIAgate

Six Nations investigating France's late HIA replacement against Wales

There was also an allegation of a bite on Wales wing George North.

From The42 Ireland finish on a high but ultimately it's a Six Nations of 'frustration' Review

Ireland finish on a high but ultimately it's a Six Nations of 'frustration'

Captain Rory Best looked back with regret on the defeat to Scotland in round one.

# six-nations - Saturday 18 March, 2017

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.”

From The42 Schmidt puts paid to 'flawed theory' that late O'Mahony inclusion was tactical Pom

Schmidt puts paid to 'flawed theory' that late O'Mahony inclusion was tactical

The Ireland head coach confirmed a hamstring injury for Jamie Heaslip.

From The42 Watch: All the highlights as Joe Schmidt's Ireland save their best performance until last Rewind This post contains videos

Watch: All the highlights as Joe Schmidt's Ireland save their best performance until last

It was a Six Nations classic at the Aviva Stadium.

From The42 Ireland's composure, O'Mahony's brilliance and Dublin heart Talking Points

Ireland's composure, O'Mahony's brilliance and Dublin heart

Joe Schmidt’s side finished the Six Nations with their best performance since Chicago.

From The42 'We needed to show everyone how much it meant to us and I think we did today' Big Performance

'We needed to show everyone how much it meant to us and I think we did today'

Peter O’Mahony was heroic in Ireland’s 13-9 win over England.

From The42 Ireland's Six Nations finishes on high as they deny England a Grand Slam Brutal Battle

Ireland's Six Nations finishes on high as they deny England a Grand Slam

Joe Schmidt’s men were brilliant as they rained on the English parade.

From The42 The 100 minute game! France snatch dramatic and controversial win over Wales 6 Nations

The 100 minute game! France snatch dramatic and controversial win over Wales

The French win means Ireland will be top tier seeds for 2019 Rugby World Cup.

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

As it happened: Ireland v England, Six Nations

We were at the Aviva Stadium as Joe Schmidt’s side finished their campaign against history-chasing England.

From The42 Scotland crush Italy to end Cotter's reign with best Six Nations campaign in 11 years Six Nations This post contains videos

Scotland crush Italy to end Cotter's reign with best Six Nations campaign in 11 years

The hosts ran out 29-0 winners at Murrayfield.

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From The42 Schmidt's Ireland focused on delivering big performance to end Six Nations on a high Preview

Schmidt's Ireland focused on delivering big performance to end Six Nations on a high

It’s not the Grand Slam finale we all wanted, but there is still plenty on the line for Ireland as they host England at the Aviva Stadium later.

# six-nations - Friday 17 March, 2017

From The42 Ireland come up short but reasons to be positive for home Women's World Cup BringIt

Ireland come up short but reasons to be positive for home Women's World Cup

England remain the standard setters, but Tom Tierney’s side have plenty to build on.

From The42 Brilliant Larmour among the standouts for Ireland U20s in England defeat Future Stars

Brilliant Larmour among the standouts for Ireland U20s in England defeat

Gavin Coombes and Charlie Connolly showed up well against the English pack.

From The42 'We've focused on how to beat England, not on the reasons why we'll beat them' Ready To Go

'We've focused on how to beat England, not on the reasons why we'll beat them'

Rory Best has urged his side to execute the basics tomorrow.

From The42 Our relationship with England has moved on, but we might need a bit of the 2007 spirit tomorrow Column

Our relationship with England has moved on, but we might need a bit of the 2007 spirit tomorrow

‘This is England, on the brink of a Grand Slam. Not them. Not here,’ writes Tommy Martin.

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From The42 Analysis: Ireland Women's intelligent maul key to their Grand Slam shot Pack Power

Analysis: Ireland Women's intelligent maul key to their Grand Slam shot

Tom Tierney’s side have some clever lineout specialists in their forward pack.

From The42 'I think Irish people in general like to be underdogs so it's not a bad position to be in' Grand Slam Decider

'I think Irish people in general like to be underdogs so it's not a bad position to be in'

Ireland head into tonight’s Grand Slam decider with the odds stacked against them but that’s not deterring Tom Tierney’s side.

From The42 Eddie Jones feeling confident as Ireland look to halt 'big brother' England Dublin Showdown

Eddie Jones feeling confident as Ireland look to halt 'big brother' England

Joe Schmidt’s men must worry about their top-four ranking status ahead of the World Cup pool draw.

From The42 'I feel pressure every game I play for Ireland because I put pressure on myself' Main Man

'I feel pressure every game I play for Ireland because I put pressure on myself'

Johnny Sexton will be without his regular halfback partner against England tomorrow.

From The42 Murray blow adds to demanding task for Schmidt's Ireland in Dublin Big Ask

Murray blow adds to demanding task for Schmidt's Ireland in Dublin

Joe Schmidt was forced into late changes ahead of tomorrow’s clash with England.

# six-nations - Thursday 16 March, 2017

From The42 Toner dropped, Kearney injured and Marmion replaces Murray Talking Points

Toner dropped, Kearney injured and Marmion replaces Murray

Ireland have lost their influential scrum-half to injury.

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.

From The42 Billy Vunipola and Anthony Watson in as Eddie Jones names England team to face Ireland Big Billy

Billy Vunipola and Anthony Watson in as Eddie Jones names England team to face Ireland

The visitors are aiming to complete a Grand Slam in Dublin.

From The42 Analysis: Ireland under pressure to deliver at lineout and maul against England Key Area

Analysis: Ireland under pressure to deliver at lineout and maul against England

The close-range failings in the lineout and maul were severely damaging against Wales.

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From The42 Zebo frustrated by Ireland's inability to exploit space out wide Zeebs

Zebo frustrated by Ireland's inability to exploit space out wide

The Munster man says it’s difficult for him to be a playmaker from the wing.

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