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# six-nations - Today’s News

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# six-nations - Yesterday’s News

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 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 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.

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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.

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.

From The42 These two fans had the most serious Ireland v England discussion you are likely to see Debate

These two fans had the most serious Ireland v England discussion you are likely to see

Only England coming to town can inspire such heated debate.

From The42 ‘I don’t say the exact same thing to the visiting captain as I say to Paul O’Connell’ – President Higgins on those pre-game line-ups Park Life

# six-nations - Saturday 28 February, 2015

From The42 Devin Toner: ‘We’ve grown as a squad since Twickenham loss last year’ Motivation

Devin Toner: ‘We’ve grown as a squad since Twickenham loss last year’

The second-row was involved in last season’s 13-10 defeat to England.

From The42 Wasteful France allow Wales leave Paris with valuable win Dogged Display

Wasteful France allow Wales leave Paris with valuable win

Between missed kicks and squandered overlaps, the French left a lot of points out there.

From The42 Italy’s reaction to their first Six Nations away win since 2007 reminded us why we love it so much Scenes

Italy’s reaction to their first Six Nations away win since 2007 reminded us why we love it so much

It wasn’t pretty but the players savoured every second of the victory.

From The42 Italy snatch dramatic victory with last-gasp penalty try at Murrayfield Wild

Italy snatch dramatic victory with last-gasp penalty try at Murrayfield

The visitors struck at the death to earn their first Six Nations away win since 2007.

From The42 What was the Irish rugby set-up like in the early 90s? They would meet two days before a game Amateur Era

What was the Irish rugby set-up like in the early 90s? They would meet two days before a game

It was the amateur era but the Irish team were far behind their rivals in terms of preparation.

From The42 Scrum battle looks decisive for Ireland against Marler and England

Scrum battle looks decisive for Ireland against Marler and England

Marty Moore says Ireland got through some seriously tough scrummaging sessions at Carton House this week.

From The42 3 players who stood out in Ireland U20s home defeat to England Potential

3 players who stood out in Ireland U20s home defeat to England

We were impressed by an Irish prop, centre and hooker.

# six-nations - Friday 27 February, 2015

From The42 Ireland’s women beat world champions England to boost Six Nations hopes Famous Victory

Ireland’s women beat world champions England to boost Six Nations hopes

A late Niamh Briggs penalty proved decisive.

From The42 Disappointing Donnybrook evening for Ireland U20s as England victorious Powerhouse

Disappointing Donnybrook evening for Ireland U20s as England victorious

Nigel Carolan’s men lost for the first time in the 2015 Six Nations.

From The42 11 Ireland v England battles that will be settled once and for all this Sunday Weight Of History

11 Ireland v England battles that will be settled once and for all this Sunday

Hold on tight, folks. There’s a whole lot of baggage that goes along with this rivalry.

From The42 In pics: Ireland and England squads go through paces ahead of pivotal Six Nations clash 6Nations

In pics: Ireland and England squads go through paces ahead of pivotal Six Nations clash

Here’s how the Championship’s remaining unbeaten sides are shaping up for the big one on Sunday.

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From The42 Jack McGrath Ireland’s ‘stand-out player against South Africa and he’s played right through’ Tough Calls

Jack McGrath Ireland’s ‘stand-out player against South Africa and he’s played right through’

Here’s Ireland head coach Joe Schmidt explaining some tight selection calls.

From The42 Healy held back and more talking points from Ireland’s XV for England Big Issues

Healy held back and more talking points from Ireland’s XV for England

There’s no change at 23, while Jordi Murphy starts his second game of the championship.

From The42 Murphy at number eight as Schmidt opts for continuity in Ireland selection Minimal Change

Murphy at number eight as Schmidt opts for continuity in Ireland selection

Here’s the starting team and replacements to face England on Sunday afternoon.

From The42 England XV as expected with Goode and Nowell brought in for Ireland clash Know Your Enemy

England XV as expected with Goode and Nowell brought in for Ireland clash

Stuart Lancaster has kept the changes in his back three.

From The42 Keith Wood: Expectation on Ireland ‘not as much of a danger as in times past’ Belief

Keith Wood: Expectation on Ireland ‘not as much of a danger as in times past’

The legendary hooker is finding it difficult to pick out a winner for Sunday’s clash with England.

From The42 Tickets to Ireland’s Lansdowne Road showdown with England? We’ve got a pair to give away Gold Dust
From The42 How good are Johnny Sexton and George Ford? We asked Jonny Wilkinson Expert Opinion

How good are Johnny Sexton and George Ford? We asked Jonny Wilkinson

It’s Ireland v England but it’s also Sexton v Ford.

# six-nations - Thursday 26 February, 2015

From The42 Horne steps in for suspended Russell as Scotland name side for pivotal Italy clash Warriors

Horne steps in for suspended Russell as Scotland name side for pivotal Italy clash

Vern Cotter has made two enforced and two tactical changes for Saturday’s meeting with the Azzurri.

From The42 Analysis: Joseph’s X-factor for England a major threat to Ireland 13

Analysis: Joseph’s X-factor for England a major threat to Ireland

We identify what makes England’s outside centre such a dangerous attacker.

From The42 Easterby and Healy confident Jordi Murphy will ‘muscle up’ in Heaslip’s absence Back Row Balance

Easterby and Healy confident Jordi Murphy will ‘muscle up’ in Heaslip’s absence

The vice captain’s back injury has paved the way for the 23-year-old to make his third Test start.

From The42 Dardis and Ireland U20s aiming to replicate Schmidt’s senior set-up Billy Whizz

Dardis and Ireland U20s aiming to replicate Schmidt’s senior set-up

The exciting fullback explains how Leinster training sessions have helped his development.

From The42 Five days to forget in Ireland’s Six Nations rivalry with England Dark Days

Five days to forget in Ireland’s Six Nations rivalry with England

A not-so-happy look back at some of the days when England outgunned Ireland in the Six Nations.

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