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#6 Nations

# 6-nations - Today’s News

From The42 Cooney proud of overcoming struggles and potholes to make international mark Mindset

Cooney proud of overcoming struggles and potholes to make international mark

The scrum-half had a nightmare journey to meet with Ulster before his switch from Connacht.

# 6-nations - Wednesday 20 February, 2019

Constant presence Aki happy to be on the right side of Chris Farrell fear factor

‘When you have a guy like him running down your channel, you’d be a bit scared. I know I would be.’

From The42 Team-mates can ease pressure on Murray while he rediscovers best form - Murphy 6 Nations

Team-mates can ease pressure on Murray while he rediscovers best form - Murphy

The skills coach also feels Johnny Sexton will continue to play his game, despite the inherent injury threat it brings.

# 6-nations - Friday 15 February, 2019

From The42 Sexton 'ready to go' for Ireland, with Henshaw expected back in training next week 6 Nations

Sexton 'ready to go' for Ireland, with Henshaw expected back in training next week

Tadhg Beirne is ‘progressing well’ on his return from injury, according to future head coach Andy Farrell.

# 6-nations - Wednesday 13 February, 2019

From The42 Marmion set for Connacht return ahead of Ireland's trip to Italy 6 Nations

Marmion set for Connacht return ahead of Ireland's trip to Italy

Marmion has shaken off the ankle injury which has hampered him through the early portion of the season.

# 6-nations - Tuesday 12 February, 2019

From The42 Leigh Halfpenny set for return after three months sidelined with concussion 6 Nations

Leigh Halfpenny set for return after three months sidelined with concussion

The Wales fullback came through symptom-free after contact training with Scarlets last week.

# 6-nations - Monday 11 February, 2019

From The42 Penaud's pearl or an Irish effort? Pick your favourite try of the Six Nations weekend 6 Of The Best This post contains a poll

Penaud's pearl or an Irish effort? Pick your favourite try of the Six Nations weekend

We only found room for one of Jonny May’s scores.

From The42 That's a bit more like it:  Here's The42's Six Nations Team of the Week First XV

That's a bit more like it: Here's The42's Six Nations Team of the Week

Who shone brightest for you in week two?

# 6-nations - Saturday 9 February, 2019

From The42 'You're representing a lot of people when you play for Ireland and defeat hurts' Church

'You're representing a lot of people when you play for Ireland and defeat hurts'

After a difficult week, Cian Healy is hungry to get Ireland back on track at Murrayfield.

# 6-nations - Friday 8 February, 2019

Two years on, Edinburgh bus debacle still a sore spot for Schmidt

‘It’s an incredibly simple route from The Balmoral to Murrayfield. How the policemen got lost will forever be a bit of a mystery for us.’

# 6-nations - Thursday 7 February, 2019

From The42 Intercept specialist Stockdale wary of Russell traps Poacher This post contains videos

Intercept specialist Stockdale wary of Russell traps

‘If he sees you going for it, he’ll let you think you’re going to have it, and then he’ll put the ball past you.’

From The42 Injuries bring World Cup to mind as Schmidt seeks flexibility Opportunity Knocks

Injuries bring World Cup to mind as Schmidt seeks flexibility

The Ireland head coach was enthusiastic about the prospect of entering a crucial game without his first choice lock and centres

# 6-nations - Wednesday 6 February, 2019

From The42 Try-scorer Foley the sole change for Ireland U20 after England win Next Gen

Try-scorer Foley the sole change for Ireland U20 after England win

Noel McNamara’s men go to Scotland on Friday looking to back up their brilliant opening night performance.

# 6-nations - Tuesday 5 February, 2019

From The42 'Incredibly hungry' Kilcoyne intent on creating good memories in Murrayfield On The Hunt

'Incredibly hungry' Kilcoyne intent on creating good memories in Murrayfield

The Munster man has had to wait and work before his latest taste of Six Nations rugby.

From The42 'If you don't get it right, we'll get nailed': Accuracy order of the day as Ireland pick themselves up Back On The Horse

'If you don't get it right, we'll get nailed': Accuracy order of the day as Ireland pick themselves up

Defeat to England has Ireland maintaining a tight focus against a team who will be a World Cup rival come September.

From The42 Toner and Ringrose ruled out of Ireland's clash with Scotland 6 Nations

Toner and Ringrose ruled out of Ireland's clash with Scotland

Scrum coach Greg Feek hopes to have Keith Earls fit for Murrayfield.

# 6-nations - Monday 4 February, 2019

From The42 Chin up, it's The42's Six Nations Team of the Week Chariots Of Fire This post contains videos

Chin up, it's The42's Six Nations Team of the Week

How many Irish players would you have picked for the best XV of round one?

From The42 Slade or something from Stade de France? Pick your favourite try from Six Nations opening weekend Six Of The Best This post contains a poll

# 6-nations - Sunday 3 February, 2019

From The42 Another false start a cause for concern with World Cup on the horizon Caught Cold

Another false start a cause for concern with World Cup on the horizon

Joe Schmidt admits it is a frustration to see his side stutter first game out again.

# 6-nations - Saturday 2 February, 2019

From The42 'We're nowhere near our best': Jones holds fire after England dominate in Dublin More To Come

'We're nowhere near our best': Jones holds fire after England dominate in Dublin

The England head coach says his side haven’t started working on their attacking game, so improvements are bound to come as the tournament wears on.

From The42 How did you rate Ireland in their humbling home loss to England? Out Of 10

How did you rate Ireland in their humbling home loss to England?

Joe Schmidt’s side were under pressure from first minute to last as England grabbed a bonus point win.

From The42 Schmidt laments a lack of 'simmering physical intensity' in four-try loss to England Flex

Schmidt laments a lack of 'simmering physical intensity' in four-try loss to England

‘I don’t think I’ve seen a game where our opponents got so many physical, dominant tackles.’

From The42 Kinghorn claims hat-trick in classy Scotland bonus point win over Italy Flying Scotsmen This post contains videos

Kinghorn claims hat-trick in classy Scotland bonus point win over Italy

Only a late trio of Italy tries took any gloss off a fine Scottish performance.

From The42 U20 boss McNamara unfazed and unsurprised by superb win over England Expectation

U20 boss McNamara unfazed and unsurprised by superb win over England

The head coach paid credit to his side’s mental toughness as they twice faced 11-point deficits in the first half.

# 6-nations - Friday 1 February, 2019

From The42 Ireland U20 show attacking intent to grab brilliant bonus point win over England Shoot-out

Ireland U20 show attacking intent to grab brilliant bonus point win over England

Noel McNamara’s men had to battle back from 11 down twice before grabbing a superb win.

From The42 'We’re keen on playing with pace and moving England around as much as we possibly can' U20 RUGBY

'We’re keen on playing with pace and moving England around as much as we possibly can'

Cork plays host to Ireland’s next generation against the might of England tonight.

# 6-nations - Thursday 31 January, 2019

From The42 'We hate losing': O'Mahony silently simmering ahead of England clash Fear Factor

'We hate losing': O'Mahony silently simmering ahead of England clash

The blindside cut an intense figure as he put the final touches on preparation for the opener.

From The42 Schmidt: 'I don't think it's going to be boring, it's going to be incredibly exhilarating' War Of Words

Schmidt: 'I don't think it's going to be boring, it's going to be incredibly exhilarating'

Ireland’s head coach stressed the importance of respecting an opponent’s ability.

From The42 Henshaw displaces Kearney, O'Brien on the bench as Ireland open Six Nations defence against England Team-Sheet

Henshaw displaces Kearney, O'Brien on the bench as Ireland open Six Nations defence against England

O’Brien missed the November win over New Zealand with an arm injury, but is back for the clash with England.

From The42 We've got the last pair of tickets in town for Ireland v England to give away Gold Dust

We've got the last pair of tickets in town for Ireland v England to give away

We’ll preview the tournament in a live event with Simon Zebo tonight.

# 6-nations - Wednesday 30 January, 2019

From The42 McNamara preparing U20s to hit the ground running in Cork Feel The Rhythm

McNamara preparing U20s to hit the ground running in Cork

The U20 boss relishes the cycle of tournament rugby, and his side will work to keep England from settling into any sort of flow.

# 6-nations - Monday 28 January, 2019

From The42 'I'm in control of my own life now': Peter Stringer enjoying his own brand of freedom in retirement Longevity

'I'm in control of my own life now': Peter Stringer enjoying his own brand of freedom in retirement

A fitness fanatic, Stringer felt stronger and fitter when he retired at 40 than when he turned professional.

From The42 Cullen backs Kearney to step up performance to face England Big Game Player

Cullen backs Kearney to step up performance to face England

Leinster’s head coach was more concerned with why his fullback was left making one-on-one tackles.

# 6-nations - Sunday 27 January, 2019

From The42 QUIZ: Can you identify the Irish U20 year? Boyz II Men

QUIZ: Can you identify the Irish U20 year?

Does all recent history blend together for you, or were you with these boys every step of the way?

# 6-nations - Thursday 17 January, 2019

From The42 Hartley injured, Farrell captains England squad for 'brutal' Six Nations opener against Ireland 6 Nations

Hartley injured, Farrell captains England squad for 'brutal' Six Nations opener against Ireland

Eddie Jones says Ireland are the best team in the world as he aims to take a first win over Joe Schmidt since 2016.

# 6-nations - Tuesday 15 January, 2019

From The42 Connacht revival presents lead contenders to break into Ireland Six Nations squad Ireland's Call

Connacht revival presents lead contenders to break into Ireland Six Nations squad

Joe Schmidt will unveil his squad for the Grand Slam defence tomorrow, but there is precious little room for new faces.

From The42 Wasps back row Young recalled, Halfpenny included in Wales Six Nations squad Walking Wounded

Wasps back row Young recalled, Halfpenny included in Wales Six Nations squad

The fullback has not played since November due to concussion issues.

# 6-nations - Wednesday 9 January, 2019

From The42 McKinley and uncapped Sisi among Italy's Six Nations squad 6 Nations

McKinley and uncapped Sisi among Italy's Six Nations squad

Conor O’Shea will bring his squad together for training camp on 20 January.

# 6-nations - Thursday 3 January, 2019

From The42 RFU unveil 28 women given full-time professional contracts 15-a-side

RFU unveil 28 women given full-time professional contracts

Simon Middleton announced his 35-strong Six Nations squad today.

# 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.

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