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#Six Nations

# six-nations - Today’s News

From The42 'I'm the referee, not your coach': Italy's ruck tactic had England perplexed and behind at half-time Bella Italia

'I'm the referee, not your coach': Italy's ruck tactic had England perplexed and behind at half-time

England’s on-field decision-makers were left utterly baffled.

From The42 Ireland two games away from a Grand Slam after victory over France Dream Alive

Ireland two games away from a Grand Slam after victory over France

Tom Tierney’s side beat visiting France 13-10 at Donnybrook this afternoon.

From The42 'Knocking on the door all the time, someone has to answer at some stage' Irish Abroad

'Knocking on the door all the time, someone has to answer at some stage'

Irishmen Ged McNamara and John Farrell are part of the backroom set-up with Georgia.

From The42 'If you really want to support us, please come down to Donnybrook and put your arse on a seat' Call To Arms

'If you really want to support us, please come down to Donnybrook and put your arse on a seat'

Lindsay Peat has urged supporters to put the developments of the last week to one side and get behind the team for today’s crucial Six Nations game.

From The42 Kearney the only injury concern for Schmidt as attention turns towards Wales Next Job

Kearney the only injury concern for Schmidt as attention turns towards Wales

The Welsh will be desperate for a win in Cardiff after their defeat to Scotland yesterday.

From The42 Championship chase is on as 'semi-final' in Cardiff awaits Ireland Step By Step

Championship chase is on as 'semi-final' in Cardiff awaits Ireland

Devin Toner called the win over France a quarter-final. So the tasks only get tougher from here on in.

# six-nations - Yesterday’s News

From The42 'We had to work for everything': Ringrose delighted to come away with French win Hard Yards

'We had to work for everything': Ringrose delighted to come away with French win

The young centre played a vital role for Ireland on a tough night at the Aviva.

From The42 'Conor is pretty much his own man and he's very easy to play with' Man Of The Match

'Conor is pretty much his own man and he's very easy to play with'

Joe Schmidt wasn’t surprised to see Johnny Sexton make an impact on his return from injury.

From The42 Commanding halfbacks, first-half frustrations and more Ireland talking points Job Done

Commanding halfbacks, first-half frustrations and more Ireland talking points

Ireland’s wings made some important defensive plays, while there were signs of tactical tweaks from Joe Schmidt.

From The42 Here's how we rated Ireland as they ground out victory against France On Your Marks!

Here's how we rated Ireland as they ground out victory against France

Jamie Heaslip and CJ Stander led the tackle count, but who was your man of the match?

From The42 Murray and Sexton to the fore as Ireland keep Six Nations title bid alive In The Hunt

Murray and Sexton to the fore as Ireland keep Six Nations title bid alive

The Irish halfback pairing were superb as Joe Schmidt’s side saw off France on a 19-9 scoreline.

From The42 Watch: All the highlights as Ireland battle to hard-fought French win Catch Up This post contains videos

Watch: All the highlights as Ireland battle to hard-fought French win

Conor Murray’s first-half try helped Ireland to a 19-9 win at the Aviva Stadium.

From The42 Sensational Scotland keep Triple Crown hopes alive with first win over Wales since 2007 Fortress Murrayfield This post contains videos

Sensational Scotland keep Triple Crown hopes alive with first win over Wales since 2007

Stuart Hogg was superb in the hosts’ 29-13 win.

From The42 As it happened: Ireland v France, Six Nations Six Nations

As it happened: Ireland v France, Six Nations

Can Joe Schmidt mastermind another win over Les Bleus? We’re going minute by minute.

From The42 Noves the remedy for French 'malaise': D'Arcy Les Bleus

Noves the remedy for French 'malaise': D'Arcy

France have been ‘over anglicised for too long’.

From The42 Farrell wants Ireland's defence to be a try-scoring weapon against France Aggression

Farrell wants Ireland's defence to be a try-scoring weapon against France

The Ireland defence coach is pleased to have Johnny Sexton back in the team.

From The42 Poll: Who will win today's Six Nations clash between Ireland and France? Round 3 This post contains a poll

Poll: Who will win today's Six Nations clash between Ireland and France?

The big one kicks off at 4.50pm this afternoon.

# six-nations - Friday 24 February, 2017

From The42 Ireland U20s hold out after second-half Six Nations scare against France 3 Out Of 3

Ireland U20s hold out after second-half Six Nations scare against France

Nigel Carolan’s men remain second in the table behind England.

From The42 France 'don't really care' that Sexton's fit, they're worried about Ireland's back row Target

France 'don't really care' that Sexton's fit, they're worried about Ireland's back row

The Ireland out-half has been rather unfortunate against the French in recent years.

From The42 'When I first came into the squad, it was a real rarity that we'd beat them' Best Foot Forward

'When I first came into the squad, it was a real rarity that we'd beat them'

Ireland captain Rory Best is back at hooker as Ireland look for another win over France.

From The42 Analysis: Do the statistics back up Joe Schmidt's rebuke about Ireland's attack? Numbers

Analysis: Do the statistics back up Joe Schmidt's rebuke about Ireland's attack?

The Ireland head coach was frustrated with suggestions his side play an attritional game.

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From The42 Ben Te'o starts for England as Jonathan Joseph drops from squad To Me Te'o

Ben Te'o starts for England as Jonathan Joseph drops from squad

George Ford and Danny Care are named in the half-backs as Eddie Jones makes four changes.

From The42 'I try not to get distracted by people who throw out opinions and not back it up' On The Attack

'I try not to get distracted by people who throw out opinions and not back it up'

Ireland head coach Joe Schmidt has defended the nature of his team’s attacking tactics.

From The42 Schmidt backs 'great orchestrator' Sexton to lift Ireland for France 10

Schmidt backs 'great orchestrator' Sexton to lift Ireland for France

The 31-year-old is back at out-half in place of Paddy Jackson ahead of tomorrow’s Six Nations clash.

# six-nations - Thursday 23 February, 2017

From The42 'We're not disrespecting the Six Nations': IRFU defend decision to withdraw three key players Explanation

'We're not disrespecting the Six Nations': IRFU defend decision to withdraw three key players

Sene Naoupu, Alison Miller and Hannah Tyrrell are flying to Las Vegas with the sevens squad instead of playing against France on Sunday.

From The42 Quiz: How well do you remember Ireland's Croke Park win over England 10 years ago? Throwback Thursday

Quiz: How well do you remember Ireland's Croke Park win over England 10 years ago?

Cast your mind back to that historic day in 2007, the day Ireland hosted England at Croke Park.

From The42 'I'll always come away having learned something new' - Ringrose Education Centre

'I'll always come away having learned something new' - Ringrose

The centre will win just his sixth cap this Saturday, but is lapping up every lesson.

From The42 Jackson took benching 'with a smile' as Schmidt slips Sexton back in Debate

Jackson took benching 'with a smile' as Schmidt slips Sexton back in

Joe Schmidt expects to need both of his out-halves against France.

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From The42 Sexton straight back in, McGrath's loosehead nod and Kearney at 15 Talking Points

Sexton straight back in, McGrath's loosehead nod and Kearney at 15

Joe Schmidt has been able to name a very strong Ireland matchday 23 to face France.

From The42 Sexton starts as Ireland aim to keep Six Nations chase alive against France Bringing Sexty Back

Sexton starts as Ireland aim to keep Six Nations chase alive against France

The out-half is one of three changes as captain Rory Best also returns after illness.

From The42 Slimani, Le Roux and Huget all start for France against Ireland Changes

Slimani, Le Roux and Huget all start for France against Ireland

Guy Noves has named his team for the Test with Ireland on Saturday.

From The42 French 'lesson' has Furlong well warned for Test ahead No Scrum No Win

French 'lesson' has Furlong well warned for Test ahead

A lot has changed for the Wexford man since his 17 minutes in Paris last year.

# six-nations - Wednesday 22 February, 2017

From The42 Ireland likely to field settled team for France with Sexton set to return Round Three

Ireland likely to field settled team for France with Sexton set to return

Joe Schmidt has had some tight selection calls to make this week.

From The42 Quiz - Match these Irish rugby players with their French club and win a signed Ireland jersey Let's Get Quizzical
From The42 Ulster's Rob Lyttle and Munster out-half Bill Johnston boost Ireland U20s for French test Team News

Ulster's Rob Lyttle and Munster out-half Bill Johnston boost Ireland U20s for French test

Nigel Carolan has been forced to make a number of changes for this Friday.

From The42 'It's brilliant being around the city when the Six Nations is on, you can feel the buzz' Home Comforts

'It's brilliant being around the city when the Six Nations is on, you can feel the buzz'

Devin Toner says the squad are really looking forward to playing in front of the Ireland supporters again.

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From The42 George North returns as Wales make just one change for Murrayfield trip Six Nations

George North returns as Wales make just one change for Murrayfield trip

Rob Howley has named his team for the Six Nations clash with Scotland.

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

# six-nations - Tuesday 21 February, 2017

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.

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