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#Six Nations

# six-nations - Today’s News

From The42 Munster man O’Donnell welcomes Ireland’s back row competition Tod

Munster man O’Donnell welcomes Ireland’s back row competition

The 27-year-old Cahir man has delivered strong performances against Italy and England.

# six-nations - Yesterday’s News

From The42 Ireland’s open training session marred by unnecessary use of a selfie stick Best Pics

Ireland’s open training session marred by unnecessary use of a selfie stick

Irish rugby fans got plenty of snaps with their heroes at Ravenhill today.

From The42 ‘You can’t go over there on past glories’ – Ireland set for Wales trip Memories

‘You can’t go over there on past glories’ – Ireland set for Wales trip

Tommy O’Donnell and Simon Zebo recall watching the famous 2009 Grand Slam-winning game in Cardiff.

From The42 ‘Even the shortest Joe Schmidt camps are intense’: Ireland’s 24 hours in Belfast The Next Episode

‘Even the shortest Joe Schmidt camps are intense’: Ireland’s 24 hours in Belfast

Jamie Heaslip, Sean O’Brien and Jared Payne were all involved in this morning’s Kingspan Stadium session.

From The42 (It’s business) It’s business time as Steve Walsh pulls out as referee of Wales-Ireland game MIDDLE MAN

(It’s business) It’s business time as Steve Walsh pulls out as referee of Wales-Ireland game

Wayne Barnes will be the man in the middle next weekend.

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From The42 Sam Warburton is hoping this hi-tech icer can help him be fit to face Ireland Rice Rice Baby

# six-nations - Wednesday 4 March, 2015

From The42 Analysis: Who did what for Ireland in the rucks against England? Stats

Analysis: Who did what for Ireland in the rucks against England?

We’ve detailed every single action by Irish players at the rucks and breakdown last weekend.

From The42 Ireland players are not just robots following Schmidt’s orders — Conor Murray Framework

Ireland players are not just robots following Schmidt’s orders — Conor Murray

“Joe does not stop you from backing yourself,” says the star scrum-half.

# six-nations - Tuesday 3 March, 2015

From The42 Here’s Conor Murray’s view on the ‘pressure-off’ kick that put Sunday’s game beyond England Deft

Here’s Conor Murray’s view on the ‘pressure-off’ kick that put Sunday’s game beyond England

Ireland’s play-making number nine is almost completely satisfied with a job well done against England and is ready to get back to work tomorrow.

From The42 Pascal Papé’s appeal for kneeing Heaslip was today – and it didn’t go well for the Frenchman Banned And Deliver

Pascal Papé’s appeal for kneeing Heaslip was today – and it didn’t go well for the Frenchman

Papé appealed punishment following France’s Six Nations defeat in Dublin last month.

From The42 All Blacks call Joe Schmidt Superman… then say Ireland need to temper expectations No Ordinary Joe

All Blacks call Joe Schmidt Superman… then say Ireland need to temper expectations

Oh and Johnny Sexton is the ‘most dangerous man in Europe.’

From The42 Analysis: How did Ireland dominate England in the Six Nations? Game Plan

Analysis: How did Ireland dominate England in the Six Nations?

Exiting, discipline, the halfbacks, and a solid set-piece were building blocks for an impressive win.

# six-nations - Monday 2 March, 2015

From The42 ‘Sexton can deliver that World Cup’ – How the English media reacted to Ireland’s win Opinion

‘Sexton can deliver that World Cup’ – How the English media reacted to Ireland’s win

The opposition’s journalists were impressed by what they saw from the home side yesterday.

From The42 Ireland are back up to third in the world after beating England Highly Rated

Ireland are back up to third in the world after beating England

Joe Schmidt’s men have moved above the English thanks to their commanding victory.

From The42 Host Daire O’Brien had an awkward slip of the tongue on ‘Against the Head’ tonight Faux Pas

Host Daire O’Brien had an awkward slip of the tongue on ‘Against the Head’ tonight

The presenter quickly corrected himself, but the damage was already done.

From The42 Analysis: What the hell was Sean O’Brien doing to the England maul? Contest

Analysis: What the hell was Sean O’Brien doing to the England maul?

There was an odd incident in the 22nd minute of play yesterday in Dublin.

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From The42 One of Wales’ key players looks odds-on to be fit for their Six Nations clash with Ireland Recovery

One of Wales’ key players looks odds-on to be fit for their Six Nations clash with Ireland

The team captain suffered a contusion to his knee during his country’s defeat of France at the weekend.

From The42 France’s Six Nations nightmare continues with Parra and Fofana ruled out Under Fire

France’s Six Nations nightmare continues with Parra and Fofana ruled out

Head coach Philippe Saint-André is coming under heavy criticism after the defeat to Wales.

From The42 Sexton’s hamstring only ‘minor’ as O’Brien and Payne suffer concussion Injury Update

Sexton’s hamstring only ‘minor’ as O’Brien and Payne suffer concussion

Both concussed players have begun their return-to-play protocols.

From The42 Analysis: Robbie Henshaw’s try built on foundation of Irish work rate Breakdown

Analysis: Robbie Henshaw’s try built on foundation of Irish work rate

We’ve picked apart the build-up to the Connacht man’s wonderful score against England.

From The42 Seven non-Irish players have forced their way into The42′s Six Nations Team of the Week First XV
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From The42 ‘A lot of our young lads haven’t played in that sort of intensity before’ — England coach Lancaster Dumped In Dublin

‘A lot of our young lads haven’t played in that sort of intensity before’ — England coach Lancaster

Six of England’s starting XV yesterday had fewer than 10 international caps.

From The Daily Edge Jamie Dornan went to the Ireland rugby match and posed for about a zillion selfies Fifty Shades Of Selfie
From The42 6 talking points as Ireland take control of the 6 Nations after win over England Reaction

6 talking points as Ireland take control of the 6 Nations after win over England

Joe Schmidt’s men were in imperious form against England as they extended their winning run to 10 games.

From The42 Zebo underlining status as Schmidt favourite on Ireland’s left wing Zeebs

Zebo underlining status as Schmidt favourite on Ireland’s left wing

The 24-year-old was superb in the victory over England in Dublin yesterday.

From The42 ‘We’re not thinking about Grand Slams yet’ – Ireland turn focus to Wales History Makers

‘We’re not thinking about Grand Slams yet’ – Ireland turn focus to Wales

Ireland will gather for a short training camp in Belfast this week as Warren Gatland’s side come into focus.

# six-nations - Sunday 1 March, 2015

From The42 Schmidt on Zebo: ‘He’s a free-spirited young man who loves the game’ Working Winger

Schmidt on Zebo: ‘He’s a free-spirited young man who loves the game’

The Munster wing’s hard work made him a stand-out performer against England.

From The42 Was that display against England Paul O’Connell’s final act at home in the Six Nations? Captain Fantastic

Was that display against England Paul O’Connell’s final act at home in the Six Nations?

Ireland will finish off this year’s Championship on the road and the captain still hasn’t decided whether he will play beyond the World Cup.

From The42 Schmidt vows to ‘enjoy the moment, take a deep breath’ and pour cold water on Grand Slam talk One Step At A Time

Schmidt vows to ‘enjoy the moment, take a deep breath’ and pour cold water on Grand Slam talk

‘Control is fickle’, says the Ireland coach after his team took over at the top of the Six Nations Championship.

From The42 Irish fans won’t like this Welsh journalist’s comments about ‘lump it in the air’ Ireland Hot Takes

Irish fans won’t like this Welsh journalist’s comments about ‘lump it in the air’ Ireland

Ireland play Wales in two weeks time and already opinions are flying around.

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From The42 Joe Schmidt has given a health update on Johnny Sexton and Sean O’Brien Medical Report

Joe Schmidt has given a health update on Johnny Sexton and Sean O’Brien

Two of Ireland’s most important players went off injured during the big win over England.

From The42 Player ratings: How Ireland fared in their Six Nations win over England Out Of 10

Player ratings: How Ireland fared in their Six Nations win over England

Joe Schmidt’s Ireland were 10/10 collectively.

From The42 Here’s how Twitter reacted to Ireland’s Six Nations win over England Twittershpere

Here’s how Twitter reacted to Ireland’s Six Nations win over England

There’s much talk of chariots losing their wheels on social media this evening.

From The42 Man-of-the-match Robbie Henshaw with a brilliant try in the corner Superb This post contains videos

Man-of-the-match Robbie Henshaw with a brilliant try in the corner

What a way to score your first international try.

From The42 Schmidt’s dominant Ireland see off England as Henshaw excels in Dublin Three In A Row

Schmidt’s dominant Ireland see off England as Henshaw excels in Dublin

Grand Slam hopes remain on track after a third consecutive win in this year’s Six Nations.

From The42 Sean O’Brien’s day ends early as heavy knock causes him to wobble and fall over Head Injury This post contains videos

Sean O’Brien’s day ends early as heavy knock causes him to wobble and fall over

The Ireland flanker was taken off with a suspected concussion in the first half.

From The42 As it happened: Ireland v England, Six Nations Minute-by-Minute

As it happened: Ireland v England, Six Nations

After a two-week build-up the big day has finally arrived.

From The42 Clive Woodward makes a very Clive Woodwardy Ireland v England prediction Bullish

Clive Woodward makes a very Clive Woodwardy Ireland v England prediction

The World Cup-winning boss is firmly backing his team.

From The42 ‘I felt like a complete fraud’ – Being a World Cup hero was tough for Jonny Wilkinson Conflicted

‘I felt like a complete fraud’ – Being a World Cup hero was tough for Jonny Wilkinson

The former out-half spoke to us about injuries, THAT drop goal and whether he should have left Newcastle sooner.

From The42 ‘We’re animals, we’re greedy’ – Kearney still hungry at 60-cap milestone Interview

‘We’re animals, we’re greedy’ – Kearney still hungry at 60-cap milestone

We caught up with the Ireland fullback ahead of this evening’s crucial Six Nations clash with England.

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