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# six-nations - Today’s News

From The42 'It doesn't need to be said what is expected when you wear a 13 jersey with Ireland' In The Name Of Bod

'It doesn't need to be said what is expected when you wear a 13 jersey with Ireland'

Chris Farrell delivered a magnificent performance on his first Six Nations outing.

From The42 'I apologise to Joe if I upset him': Schmidt and Gatland trade frosty compliments Sparring Partners

'I apologise to Joe if I upset him': Schmidt and Gatland trade frosty compliments

Warren Gatland was full of praise for Ireland’s five-try display, but his tone wasn’t completely sincere.

From The42 Russell's redemption as sensational Scotland end 10-year wait for England win Flower Of Scotland

Russell's redemption as sensational Scotland end 10-year wait for England win

Gregor Townsend’s side inflicted a damaging defeat on the visitors, who were left stunned at Murrayfield.

From The42 Injuries not concerning for Schmidt, who backs Sexton call to 'seize the moment'

Injuries not concerning for Schmidt, who backs Sexton call to 'seize the moment'

Keith Earls suffered cramp, while Ireland’s halfbacks also picked up knocks against Wales.

From The42 Watch: Scotland tear England apart with expansive, free-flowing rugby Six Nations This post contains videos

Watch: Scotland tear England apart with expansive, free-flowing rugby

The hosts won the Calcutta Cup for the first time in 10 years this afternoon.

From The42 All the highlights from Ireland's pulsating five-try win over Wales Rewind This post contains videos
From The42 Farrell outstanding, Ireland's depth delivers and a huge effort from the pack Analysis

Farrell outstanding, Ireland's depth delivers and a huge effort from the pack

Joe Schmidt will pick out the flaws in his team’s display but there were many positives.

From The42 Player ratings as Ireland see off Wales in Six Nations thriller Marks Out Of 10

Player ratings as Ireland see off Wales in Six Nations thriller

Chris Farrell and Keith Earls were consistently excellent in a topsy-turvy affair.

From The42 Grand Slam hopes alive as Ireland notch bonus-point win against Wales Outstanding

Grand Slam hopes alive as Ireland notch bonus-point win against Wales

Joe Schmidt’s men scored five tries in a stunning Six Nations clash.

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

As it happened: Ireland v Wales, Six Nations

Joe Schmidt’s side faced Wales in round three of the championship.

'At that time in my life, I would have given everything not to play rugby'

Wales out-half Rhys Priestland on battling his demons and how working with a sports psychologist helped save his career.

From The42 Fierce fraternal rivalry makes Wales a pivotal point in Ireland's season 6 Nations

Fierce fraternal rivalry makes Wales a pivotal point in Ireland's season

New faces on the pitch do not diminish the spiky relationship between these sides.

# six-nations - Yesterday’s News

From The42 Ireland U20s come up just short in wild Donnybrook encounter with Wales Tryfest

Ireland U20s come up just short in wild Donnybrook encounter with Wales

There were 11 tries in a frenetic game in Dublin.

From The42 Best allays concern over Sexton fitness, plans an unhappy 100th for Gatland Captain's Run

Best allays concern over Sexton fitness, plans an unhappy 100th for Gatland

The out-half needed some physio attention at the Aviva Stadium today, but returned to finish out the session, according to the captain.

From The42 The Rugby Show: Ireland v Wales preview with Tomás O'Leary Live This post contains videos

The Rugby Show: Ireland v Wales preview with Tomás O'Leary

The Grand Slam (and All-Ireland minor hurling) winner joins Murray Kinsella and Gavan Casey to preview tomorrow’s game.

From The42 Jumpy off-field, unshakable on it: Dan Leavy is ready for the biggest game of his career On The Dl

Jumpy off-field, unshakable on it: Dan Leavy is ready for the biggest game of his career

Errors, momentous occasions, pivotal contests: the Leinster man sees every challenge as well within his stride.

From The42 'One opposition coach has tried to create that story': Schmidt defends Ireland's creative powers 6 Nations

'One opposition coach has tried to create that story': Schmidt defends Ireland's creative powers

Ahead of tomorrow’s clash with Wales, Schmidt sought to dispel comments Warren Gatland made in 2015.

# six-nations - Thursday 22 February, 2018

From The42 'A big thing is putting things in perspective and it's something I do every minute' Perspective

'A big thing is putting things in perspective and it's something I do every minute'

Keith Earls is enjoying the best rugby of his career.

From The42 Fergie time again, Porter pounces and more talking points as Ireland name side to face Wales 6 Nations

Fergie time again, Porter pounces and more talking points as Ireland name side to face Wales

The absence of two Lions from the tight five will be felt.

From The42 'I've been talking to Chris for three or four years, he's been a long-term project' 13

'I've been talking to Chris for three or four years, he's been a long-term project'

The Munster centre will win his third cap against Wales this weekend.

From The42 Impossible to replace 'world class players' but Schmidt excited to test Ireland's depth Opportunities

Impossible to replace 'world class players' but Schmidt excited to test Ireland's depth

Opportunity knocks for Andrew Porter, James Ryan and Chris Farrell against Wales on Saturday.

From The42 Furlong and Henderson ruled out as Schmidt names his Ireland team for Wales Starting XV

Furlong and Henderson ruled out as Schmidt names his Ireland team for Wales

Andrew Porter is set for his first Six Nations start in one of five changes to the XV.

From The42 Highly-rated Hume set for U20s debut as captain O'Brien moves to wing Changes

Highly-rated Hume set for U20s debut as captain O'Brien moves to wing

Hooker Ronan Kelleher and scrum-half Jonny Stewart have returned to the starting XV.

From The42 Hughes returns for England's trip to face Scotland at Murrayfield Back In Action

Hughes returns for England's trip to face Scotland at Murrayfield

Eddie Jones has also named Joe Marler on the bench for Saturday’s clash.

From The42 'Chris's temperament tells me that he won't get spooked by all of that' Stepping Up

'Chris's temperament tells me that he won't get spooked by all of that'

Bernard Jackman knows Ireland centre Chris Farrell better than most, having worked with him in Grenoble.

From The42 'I get a call every Monday from the old man and mum, trying to tweak my game' Son Of Hercules

'I get a call every Monday from the old man and mum, trying to tweak my game'

Bundee Aki has more than Joe Schmidt to answer to when the odd pass goes astray.

# six-nations - Wednesday 21 February, 2018

From The42 Porter to start for Ireland as Furlong and Henderson set to miss out Changes

Porter to start for Ireland as Furlong and Henderson set to miss out

James Ryan is set to return to Ireland’s second row for the Six Nations clash with Wales.

From The42 Four changes for Ireland as Griggs names starting team to welcome Wales Bring It

Four changes for Ireland as Griggs names starting team to welcome Wales

Kick-off at Donnybrook is 3pm on Sunday.

From The42 Still no room for McKinley as Conor O'Shea names Italy team to face France Changes

Still no room for McKinley as Conor O'Shea names Italy team to face France

There are three changes from the side that lost to Ireland.

From The42 'It can't be a risk, he has to be fully fit' - Furlong's hamstring a major worry Hammy

'It can't be a risk, he has to be fully fit' - Furlong's hamstring a major worry

Andrew Porter and John Ryan are next in line for Joe Schmidt’s team.

From The42 Scotland name side aiming for first Six Nations win over England in a decade Calcutta Cup

Scotland name side aiming for first Six Nations win over England in a decade

Gregor Townsend has stuck with the same team that overcame France at Murrayfield in their last outing.

From The42 Bastareaud back from ban as France make 5 changes for Friday night's game against Italy Starting XV

Bastareaud back from ban as France make 5 changes for Friday night's game against Italy

The French have lost their opening two games against Ireland and Scotland.

From The42 'Bundee’s eyes lit up when I tried to take him on the outside' 6 Nations

'Bundee’s eyes lit up when I tried to take him on the outside'

Having missed out on November, the in-form Sean Cronin is taking satisfaction in vital contributions no matter what stage of the match.

# six-nations - Tuesday 20 February, 2018

From The42 'Everyone has cues. He has a few more cues than other out-halves' Finding Grass

'Everyone has cues. He has a few more cues than other out-halves'

Rob Kearney will be a key part of the battle of the backfield and the kicking games on Saturday.

From The42 CJ Stander pushes passing skills as opposition analyse his ball-carrying Another String

CJ Stander pushes passing skills as opposition analyse his ball-carrying

The number eight says Munster boss Johann van Graan has helped him to develop.

From The42 'We have to put Conor and his kicking game under pressure' Box Clever

'We have to put Conor and his kicking game under pressure'

Wales are intent on attacking Ireland’s strengths during Saturday’s pivotal Six Nations clash.

From The42 'Average is not acceptable' - Farrell left fuming by conceded tries against Italy Standards

'Average is not acceptable' - Farrell left fuming by conceded tries against Italy

The Ireland defence coach was not a happy man as Ireland switched off against Italy.

From The42 Be part of the audience for our special Ireland v Wales Rugby Show live event On Sale Now

Be part of the audience for our special Ireland v Wales Rugby Show live event

Murray Kinsella, Gavan Casey and special guest Tomás O’Leary will be previewing the next round of the Six Nations.

From The42 James Ryan fully fit while Furlong and Henderson are 'hitting their markers' Injury Update

James Ryan fully fit while Furlong and Henderson are 'hitting their markers'

Andy Farrell says Ireland won’t take any risks with their tighthead and second row.

From The42 Faletau misses out as Wales name starting XV to face Ireland Team-Sheet

Faletau misses out as Wales name starting XV to face Ireland

However, Gatland has been able to recall Liam Williams, Leigh Halfpenny and Dan Biggar for his 100th match in charge of the Principality.

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