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#6 Nations

# 6-nations - Thursday 22 March, 2018

From The42 'It was nice to see what it takes to win a Grand Slam': Munster set to benefit from Arnold's Ireland experience Upward Curve

'It was nice to see what it takes to win a Grand Slam': Munster set to benefit from Arnold's Ireland experience

The young centre was a regular in Joe Schmidt’s camp through the Six Nations.

# 6-nations - Wednesday 21 March, 2018

From The42 IRFU confirm Adam Griggs to stay on as Ireland Women's coach Give It Griggsy

IRFU confirm Adam Griggs to stay on as Ireland Women's coach

The New Zealander originally undertook the role on a short-term basis.

# 6-nations - Tuesday 20 March, 2018

From The42 Grand Slam-winning captain Rory Best signs new IRFU contract Captain Fantastic

Grand Slam-winning captain Rory Best signs new IRFU contract

The hooker has extended his deal until the end of the 2019 World Cup.

# 6-nations - Monday 19 March, 2018

From The42 7 moments that helped tilt Ireland towards Grand Slam glory Iconic

7 moments that helped tilt Ireland towards Grand Slam glory

We’ll always have Paris (and Jacob Stockdale intercept tries).

# 6-nations - Sunday 18 March, 2018

From The42 'It's one of the great days for us': Snow-delayed Ireland return to warm welcome after Grand Slam Homecoming Kings

'It's one of the great days for us': Snow-delayed Ireland return to warm welcome after Grand Slam

Fans, family, and a Minister were at the Shelbourne to greet the Six Nations champions.

From The42 It wasn't easy, but we found space for a few non-Grand Slam winners in our Team of the Championship 6 Nations

It wasn't easy, but we found space for a few non-Grand Slam winners in our Team of the Championship

Who is a must-have in your best XV of the past 15 matches?

From The42 The influential Keith Earls finally gets the reward his brilliance deserves Legend

The influential Keith Earls finally gets the reward his brilliance deserves

The 30-year-old was outstanding throughout Ireland’s Grand Slam success.

From The42 'The biggest highlight of my career': Best joins O'Driscoll and Mullen in Ireland's elite club Captain Fantastic

'The biggest highlight of my career': Best joins O'Driscoll and Mullen in Ireland's elite club

Ireland captain says this team are ‘greedy’ and want to build on the Grand Slam win.

# 6-nations - Saturday 17 March, 2018

From The42 Irish and Six Nations records look easy as Stockdale continually looks to the next step Prolific

Irish and Six Nations records look easy as Stockdale continually looks to the next step

The 21-year-old has set a new bar for Irish tries in a single season.

From The42 'We fear no team in the world and we've proven on our day we can compete with the best' Flying Fullback

'We fear no team in the world and we've proven on our day we can compete with the best'

Rob Kearney produced another vintage performance on the big stage.

From The42 England slip to worst finish since 1987 in final Six Nations table Snakes And Ladders

England slip to worst finish since 1987 in final Six Nations table

Wales and Scotland claimed narrow wins to edge their way up the standings.

From The42 'Johnny just didn't want to do it the same way as ROG': Schmidt hails old heads in clinical win Slam Dunk

'Johnny just didn't want to do it the same way as ROG': Schmidt hails old heads in clinical win

There was a lot of second half work to do, but Ireland put the winning scores on the board nice and early in Twickenham.

From The42 The day of days - 20 pictures from Ireland's Grand Slam celebrations Picture Perfect

The day of days - 20 pictures from Ireland's Grand Slam celebrations

There was a lot of emotion as the players celebrated a remarkable achievement with their families.

From The42 Aviva Stadium to host homecoming celebration for Ireland squad on Sunday Grand Slam

Aviva Stadium to host homecoming celebration for Ireland squad on Sunday

Tickets are free and can be purchased online.

From The42 How we rated Ireland's Grand Slam winners on a historic day at Twickenham Out Of 10

How we rated Ireland's Grand Slam winners on a historic day at Twickenham

Kearney, Ringrose, Ryan, Furlong and Leavy were all superb.

From The42 Watch: Three first-half tries give Ireland the dream start at Twickenham Out Of The Blocks This post contains videos

Watch: Three first-half tries give Ireland the dream start at Twickenham

Ringrose, Stander and Stockdale all crossed.

From The42 Laidlaw's late penalty denies Conor O'Shea's Italy as Scotland end on a high Six Nations

Laidlaw's late penalty denies Conor O'Shea's Italy as Scotland end on a high

Italy finish with the wooden spoon.

From The42 As it happened: England v Ireland, Grand Slam decider Slam Dunk

As it happened: England v Ireland, Grand Slam decider

We went minute-by-minute through Ireland’s St Patrick’s Day bid for glory in Twickenham.

From The42 'Send us again into a dream land': TV3's Grand Slam tilt promo is spine-tingling Grand Slam Saturday This post contains videos
From The42 Mentor and apprentice: Ringrose relishing battle with former team-mate Te'o Centre Of Attention

Mentor and apprentice: Ringrose relishing battle with former team-mate Te'o

The 23-year-old will be the centre of attention at Twickenham later as he hopes to help Ireland to a third ever Grand Slam success.

# 6-nations - Friday 16 March, 2018

From The42 Know Your Sport? Take our weekly quiz Test

Know Your Sport? Take our weekly quiz

How closely have you paid attention to this week’s sporting headlines?

From The42 'We're under no illusion of what it means to the country, our families and where we’re from' Irish Pride

'We're under no illusion of what it means to the country, our families and where we’re from'

Tadhg Furlong is primed and ready to go for an individual battle with two of his Lions team-mates tomorrow.

From The42 'It's hugely frustrating, he's already passed the number of tries that I've scored!' Young Guns

'It's hugely frustrating, he's already passed the number of tries that I've scored!'

Rory Best and the senior players have an important role to play with Ireland’s young guns.

From The42 'He's apologised and Eddie's been Eddie... there's been no change in his demeanour' Scummy Irish

'He's apologised and Eddie's been Eddie... there's been no change in his demeanour'

England have been more focused on fixing their breakdown problems than the high-profile build-up.

From The42 Premature celebrations, dormant quality and harsh lessons: Slambush roles reversed for Ireland Slambusters This post contains videos

Premature celebrations, dormant quality and harsh lessons: Slambush roles reversed for Ireland

We spoke with two Englishmen familar with the difficulties of the final hurdle in a Grand Slam chase about what can go wrong.

From The42 Passion and emotion key but Schmidt knows Ireland will need luck at Twickenham Grand Slam Saturday

Passion and emotion key but Schmidt knows Ireland will need luck at Twickenham

The head coach is fully aware a good performance from his side will guarantee nothing on Saturday.

From The42 Schmidt hopes powerful Henderson can be one of Ireland's 'go-to guys' after recall Locked And Loaded

Schmidt hopes powerful Henderson can be one of Ireland's 'go-to guys' after recall

The Ulster second row is back in the starting XV for England at the expense of Devin Toner.

# 6-nations - Thursday 15 March, 2018

From The42 A face in the crowd in '09, this time James Ryan is in the thick of Grand Slam push Dj Jr

A face in the crowd in '09, this time James Ryan is in the thick of Grand Slam push

The Leinster lock has seemed destined for an Ireland jersey for most of the nine years since he watched an epic Grand Slam decider in Cardiff.

From The42 World Rugby stand Van der Westhuizen down for England-Ireland clash Six Nations

World Rugby stand Van der Westhuizen down for England-Ireland clash

The South African official was due to be assistant referee at Twickenham on Saturday.

From The42 3-0 would do: Schmidt ready to accept boring badge if it comes with a Slam Pragmatic

3-0 would do: Schmidt ready to accept boring badge if it comes with a Slam

‘I don’t think we would be uninspired by a 3-0 victory, because we know what’s at stake.’

From The42 Changing locks, Schmidt's bench power and more Ireland team talking points Ready To Go

Changing locks, Schmidt's bench power and more Ireland team talking points

Meanwhile, it’s all change for England.

From The42 Schmidt 'surprised' to see Van der Westhuizen in England camp, but stands by assistant ref's integrity Official Business

Schmidt 'surprised' to see Van der Westhuizen in England camp, but stands by assistant ref's integrity

The South African will run the line at Twickenham on Saturday despite aiding England’s preparations this week.

From The42 Henderson handed starting role as Ireland chase Grand Slam in Twickenham Team-Sheet

Henderson handed starting role as Ireland chase Grand Slam in Twickenham

Rob Kearney and Peter O’Mahony are cleared to play despite sitting out training early this week.

From The42 Farrell takes over at 10 as Jones makes sweeping changes for Irish visit Team-Sheet

Farrell takes over at 10 as Jones makes sweeping changes for Irish visit

The England coach has paired up Saracens in both the second row and at half-back

From The42 Ireland head coach Griggs makes three changes for England clash Starting XV

Ireland head coach Griggs makes three changes for England clash

Louise Galvin, Nicole Cronin and Ashleigh Baxter all come into the XV.

From The42 Bastareaud to skipper France against Wales in Six Nations Team News

Bastareaud to skipper France against Wales in Six Nations

The barnstorming Toulon centre has revelled in French colours since his recall.

# 6-nations - Wednesday 14 March, 2018

From The42 Analysis: Bundee Aki's unglamorous role for Ireland key to ruck success Ruck Stats

Analysis: Bundee Aki's unglamorous role for Ireland key to ruck success

The Connacht centre was busy in Ireland’s win over Scotland last weekend.

From The42 'We were trying to get him to sing 'Joxer Goes To Twickenham' but he couldn’t pull it off!' Christy

'We were trying to get him to sing 'Joxer Goes To Twickenham' but he couldn’t pull it off!'

Ireland aren’t getting distracted with a Grand Slam on the line in London this weekend.

# 6-nations - Tuesday 13 March, 2018

From The42 'They have old heads on their shoulders': No fear of Ireland's new breed being overawed in Twickenham History Boys

'They have old heads on their shoulders': No fear of Ireland's new breed being overawed in Twickenham

Ireland’s record in London since 2010 could even make a lack of experience an advantage.

From The42 Confidence in Ireland squad kept in check by Schmidt's 'motivational fear' Stick And Carrot

Confidence in Ireland squad kept in check by Schmidt's 'motivational fear'

Sean Cronin isn’t going to argue against the notion that Joe Schmidt is the best coach in the game right now.

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