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#Six Nations

# six-nations - Today’s News

From The42 Marmion willing to work and wait to match 'best in the world' Murray 999

Marmion willing to work and wait to match 'best in the world' Murray

The Connacht star is firmly in the role of impact player for Ireland.

Jackson 'learning', but Sexton remains the perfect 10 for Schmidt and Ireland

The Ulster playmaker still has work to do to match up with the intangibles offered by Sexton, says Richie Murphy

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# six-nations - Yesterday’s News

From The42 Ireland management want Carbery to get 'more exposure' at out-half with Leinster JC10

Ireland management want Carbery to get 'more exposure' at out-half with Leinster

The 21-year-old will feature for the province in the Pro12 this weekend as he continues his comeback from injury.

From The42 'It was great to see how happy my parents were and I was obviously very happy to get it' Happy Hooker

'It was great to see how happy my parents were and I was obviously very happy to get it'

Niall Scannell is loving every minute of his first Six Nations experience and is hoping to win his second cap this weekend.

From The42 The42 Rugby Show: Eddie O'Sullivan previews Ireland's game against France Les Bleus

The42 Rugby Show: Eddie O'Sullivan previews Ireland's game against France

Former Ireland head coach Eddie O’Sullivan joins Murray Kinsella to look at the key talking points ahead of Ireland’s first home game.

From The42 'It's just a selection issue now': Sexton fit and ready for France Here's Johnny

'It's just a selection issue now': Sexton fit and ready for France

The out-half comes back into contention for this weekend after missing the games against Scotland and Italy.

From The42 Give us your questions for Eddie O'Sullivan ahead of Ireland's French test 6 Nations

Give us your questions for Eddie O'Sullivan ahead of Ireland's French test

The former Ireland coach joins Murray Kinsella to preview the weekend action.

From The42 Heaslip not afraid to think big - World Cup big - when setting late career goals Ambitious Minds

Heaslip not afraid to think big - World Cup big - when setting late career goals

Heaslip wasn’t confident of even playing in Japan after the painful quarter-final exit to Argentina, but a lot has passed under the bridge since.

# six-nations - Monday 20 February, 2017

From The42 Conor Murray and Johnny Sexton to take full part in Ireland training tomorrow Only A Day Away

Conor Murray and Johnny Sexton to take full part in Ireland training tomorrow

Rob Kearney is scheduled to take part in contact training today and is also expected to train fully tomorrow.

From The42 Billy Vunipola admits he 'probably won't make' Six Nations finale against Ireland Powerhouse

Billy Vunipola admits he 'probably won't make' Six Nations finale against Ireland

The Saracens back row was the a clear key to England’s resurgence under Eddie Jones last year.

From The42 Marmion ready to slot in for Murray and make first Six Nations start should he be called on Ireland's Call

Marmion ready to slot in for Murray and make first Six Nations start should he be called on

He was rested in Connacht’s win, with Pat Lam doing ‘what’s best for Ireland, what’s best for Connacht and what’s best for Kieran Marmion.’

In-form Leavy always striving for improvement after seizing his chance with both hands

The Leinster flanker was superb on Friday, and last night was included in Joe Schmidt’s squad for France.

# six-nations - Sunday 19 February, 2017

From The42 'The game in Croke Park made normal Ireland-England Tests look like a garden fete' 10 Years On This post contains videos

'The game in Croke Park made normal Ireland-England Tests look like a garden fete'

Ten years on from England’s historic visit to GAA HQ, BBC presenter John Inverdale and Rob Kitson of the Guardian share their memories.

# six-nations - Saturday 18 February, 2017

From The42 'We're under the hammer' - Big selection calls for Ireland before France test Decisions

'We're under the hammer' - Big selection calls for Ireland before France test

Joe Schmidt is pleased to see his forwards looking more comfortable when passing the ball.

From The42 Schmidt pleased with Heaslip's new deal and hopes to see Ryan sign on Contracting

Schmidt pleased with Heaslip's new deal and hopes to see Ryan sign on

The 33-year-olds remain important players for Ireland.

# six-nations - Friday 17 February, 2017

From The42 Lightning strikes twice for Scotland as they lose Josh Strauss through injury Six Nations

Lightning strikes twice for Scotland as they lose Josh Strauss through injury

The number eight is out with a kidney injury.

From The42 'I was like 'I'm not leaving now, there's 15 minutes to go in the biggest game of Irish history possibly'' Murphy's Law

'I was like 'I'm not leaving now, there's 15 minutes to go in the biggest game of Irish history possibly''

Jordi Murphy is making good progress on his road to recovery after suffering a horrific injury against New Zealand last November.

From The42 Ireland 'quietly confident' over Kearney as Sexton hits his markers Injury Update

Ireland 'quietly confident' over Kearney as Sexton hits his markers

Joe Schmidt provided an injury update after Ireland’s training session in Monaghan today.

# six-nations - Thursday 16 February, 2017

From The42 Hammer blow for Ireland as captain Briggs ruled out of Six Nations Bad News

Hammer blow for Ireland as captain Briggs ruled out of Six Nations

The fullback has been sidelined with a hamstring problem.

From The42 You're the analyst: What were the keys to this Wales try against England? Analyse This

You're the analyst: What were the keys to this Wales try against England?

Tell us what went right and wrong for this try in last weekend’s Six Nations action.

# six-nations - Wednesday 15 February, 2017

From The42 Huge blow for Scotland as injury rules captain Laidlaw out of Six Nations Bad Luck

Huge blow for Scotland as injury rules captain Laidlaw out of Six Nations

An ankle injury has ended his campaign prematurely.

# six-nations - Tuesday 14 February, 2017

From The42 'The first day, I let myself down and I had to work a lot harder last week' Bench Impact

'The first day, I let myself down and I had to work a lot harder last week'

Ultan Dillane was rusty in the Six Nations defeat to Scotland but improved against Italy last weekend.

From The42 Peter O'Mahony ready to return from hamstring injury but won't be risked by Munster Positive Progress

Peter O'Mahony ready to return from hamstring injury but won't be risked by Munster

The Ireland flanker trained with the province yesterday but won’t feature against Ospreys this weekend.

# six-nations - Monday 13 February, 2017

From The42 The42 Rugby Show: Ireland hooker Sean Cronin's insight into Schmidt's demands Roman Holiday This post contains videos

The42 Rugby Show: Ireland hooker Sean Cronin's insight into Schmidt's demands

The injured Leinster man joined Murray Kinsella to talk about the facile win in Rome.

From The42 Analysis: Whatever about the try, Ringrose's defence will have excited Schmidt Reads

Analysis: Whatever about the try, Ringrose's defence will have excited Schmidt

The 22-year-old showed promising signs in defence against Italy last weekend.

From The42 'I put the phone on 'Do Not Disturb'. You just have to knuckle down' First Cap

'I put the phone on 'Do Not Disturb'. You just have to knuckle down'

24-year-old Munster hooker Niall Scannell made his Ireland debut against Italy on Saturday.

From The42 Eddie Jones reveals Jose Mourinho's fitness guru has helped England's unbeaten run Eddie Jones

Eddie Jones reveals Jose Mourinho's fitness guru has helped England's unbeaten run

The rugby coach has borrowed tactical periodisation from football and it’s working a treat.

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From The42 Schmidt's Ireland in a better place after being 'spooked' early in Six Nations Growing

Schmidt's Ireland in a better place after being 'spooked' early in Six Nations

The Ireland head coach won’t be getting over the round-one defeat in Scotland just yet though.

# six-nations - Sunday 12 February, 2017

From The42 Scotland's Finn Russell conjured a bizarre conversion miss from in front of the posts earlier Inexplicable This post contains videos

Scotland's Finn Russell conjured a bizarre conversion miss from in front of the posts earlier

The out-half had a moment to forget in the second-half of the clash with France in Paris.

From The42 France edge past battling Scotland in Paris Les Bleus

France edge past battling Scotland in Paris

Guy Noves’ side bounced back from last weekend’s defeat to England with a 22-16 win.

'I hate days like this': Conor O'Shea hurt by Ireland defeat

You’ve got to feel for the Italian head coach.

From The42 Stander to the fore as Ireland get back on track with dismantling of Italy Feelgood Factor

Stander to the fore as Ireland get back on track with dismantling of Italy

A nine-try victory in Rome brings Ireland back into contention for the Six Nations title.

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From The42 Ireland out to top last weekend's mediocre performance and finish Italian job Preview

Ireland out to top last weekend's mediocre performance and finish Italian job

Despite a bonus-point win over Scotland, there are mistakes to rectify.

# six-nations - Saturday 11 February, 2017

From The42 Eddie Jones demands that England 'take Italy to the cleaners' Trash Talk This post contains videos

Eddie Jones demands that England 'take Italy to the cleaners'

None of that auld: ‘they’re getting better all the time’ craic for Eddie.

From The42 Schmidt rates Gilroy display as 'a mixed bag' as Jackson stresses his quality High Standards

Schmidt rates Gilroy display as 'a mixed bag' as Jackson stresses his quality

The Ulster wing scored three tries but didn’t fully meet the Ireland head coach’s standards.

From The42 England overcome intense Welsh resistance to maintain winning streak Sweet 16

England overcome intense Welsh resistance to maintain winning streak

Wales put Eddie Jones’ men under intense pressure for long portions in Cardiff.

From The42 Ireland positive on Henshaw and Kearney injuries as Best recovers from gut ache Update

Ireland positive on Henshaw and Kearney injuries as Best recovers from gut ache

Joe Schmidt was pleased with how his side dealt with the loss of Rory Best.

From The42 Schmidt praises debutant Scannell after Ireland build big win from solid start Nkotb

Schmidt praises debutant Scannell after Ireland build big win from solid start

The Munster man got a late call to face Italy as Rory Best was unable to play.

From The42 Ireland's attack, Scannell's debut, dire Italy and more talking points from Rome Talking Points

Ireland's attack, Scannell's debut, dire Italy and more talking points from Rome

Niall Scannell had a fine debut for Ireland in Rory Best’s absence.

From The42 WATCH: Enjoy all nine tries again as Ireland put pitiful Italy to the sword Try Time This post contains videos

WATCH: Enjoy all nine tries again as Ireland put pitiful Italy to the sword

Joe Schmidt’s side pick up the first try bonus point scored in the Six Nations.

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