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#6 Nations

# 6-nations - Thursday 15 March, 2018

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.

From The42 Ankle keeps Kearney out of Ireland session, but Healy and Sexton in full training Running Repairs

Ankle keeps Kearney out of Ireland session, but Healy and Sexton in full training

Cian Healy and Johnny Sexton got through their respective extra work in the scrum and goal-kicking on top of the field session.

From The42 'We'll have three days of training and then Toulon': Ireland ambition puts the squeeze on provinces Champions Cup

'We'll have three days of training and then Toulon': Ireland ambition puts the squeeze on provinces

The European quarter-finals will come hot on the heels of Saturday’s Six Nations finale.

From The42 'He said 'Josh you're good at this'': Sage advice keeping Van der Flier positive on road to recovery Unlucky 7

'He said 'Josh you're good at this'': Sage advice keeping Van der Flier positive on road to recovery

The Leinster flanker injured his ACL on the opening day of the Six Nations and admits a wince at the brilliant performances of Dan Leavy in his absence.

From The42 'A week you dream of': Watching on as an U20 in '09, Conor Murray is ready to fulfill Grand ambition Legacy

'A week you dream of': Watching on as an U20 in '09, Conor Murray is ready to fulfill Grand ambition

The scrum-half watched Rory Best and Rob Kearney from a safe distance as they won a Grand Slam nine years ago, this weekend he intends to help them do it again.

# 6-nations - Monday 12 March, 2018

From The42 Daly a doubt for England as Jones banks 'painful' lessons before facing Ireland Mental Resolve

Daly a doubt for England as Jones banks 'painful' lessons before facing Ireland

Dylan Hartley looks set to return as he returned to running today.

From The42 'We can start talking about it now': Murray and Ireland ready to raise performance for Slam bid Grand Designs

'We can start talking about it now': Murray and Ireland ready to raise performance for Slam bid

Ireland have always maintained they were taking this Championship ‘one game at a time.’ Now that one game carries historical implications.

From The42 'I don't think we turned up': One step forward, two steps back for sloppy Ireland Disappointing

'I don't think we turned up': One step forward, two steps back for sloppy Ireland

Adam Griggs says his side didn’t start playing until the final minutes against Scotland, by which stage it was too late to rescue the game.

From The42 'The opportunity that exists is really precious' - Schmidt set for Grand Slam shot Bring It On

'The opportunity that exists is really precious' - Schmidt set for Grand Slam shot

There are battered bodies in Ireland’s squad but no one will be letting up this week.

From The42 Fierce and frenetic contest leaves Ireland U20s a sniff of Six Nations title Double Vision

Fierce and frenetic contest leaves Ireland U20s a sniff of Six Nations title

Watching Noel McNamara’s men hasn’t been good for the heart, but they’ve fought long and hard enough to stay in the hunt for silverware.

# 6-nations - Sunday 11 March, 2018

From The42 England lose two forwards for Twickenham showdown with Ireland Six Nations

England lose two forwards for Twickenham showdown with Ireland

Nathan Hughes and Courtney Lawes have been ruled out of Saturday’s round five clash.

From The42 Wales work their way into second place with laboured bonus point win over Italy 6 Nations

Wales work their way into second place with laboured bonus point win over Italy

Liam Williams was hooked at half-time by Warren Gatland, who cut a frustrated figure throughout Wales’ five-try win.

From The42 Error-strewn Ireland pay the penalty as Scotland end Triple Crown hopes Six Nations

Error-strewn Ireland pay the penalty as Scotland end Triple Crown hopes

Adam Griggs’ side were unable to build on the recent wins over Italy and Wales at Donnybrook this afternoon.

From The42 Ireland enjoy championship-winning moment but know biggest test yet to come Grand Slam Ready

Ireland enjoy championship-winning moment but know biggest test yet to come

Rory Best says it would be ‘special’ for every member of the squad to win a Grand Slam in London next week.

# 6-nations - Saturday 10 March, 2018

From The42 Outstanding Leavy seizing his chance with another big shift in green 7

Outstanding Leavy seizing his chance with another big shift in green

The Leinster flanker is relishing a first visit to Twickenham next weekend.

From The42 Townsend rues missed passes, admits Scotland are 'three or four years' behind Ireland Work To Do

Townsend rues missed passes, admits Scotland are 'three or four years' behind Ireland

The Scotland head coach says his side need to make sure they’re better the next two times they face Ireland.

From The42 Sexton: 'You've got to take these opportunities with both hands when they come' Grand Slam Is On

Sexton: 'You've got to take these opportunities with both hands when they come'

The experienced out-half recalls O’Gara, O’Connell and O’Driscoll leading Ireland for their 2009 success.

From The42 'I lost a lot of friends and coaches along the way so it’s good to give them something back' Sealed With A Kiss

'I lost a lot of friends and coaches along the way so it’s good to give them something back'

CJ Stander understands the significance of winning a Grand Slam at Twickenham.

From The42 'History doesn't protect you from the future': Ireland primed for Grand Slam tilt Champions

'History doesn't protect you from the future': Ireland primed for Grand Slam tilt

Joe Schmidt says his side are hugely motivated to complete the job at Twickenham next weekend.

From The42 England's title defence falls short as Jones' men slump to defeat in Paris Goose Cooked

England's title defence falls short as Jones' men slump to defeat in Paris

England suffered a second Six Nations defeat for the first time in eight years as France outfought them on home soil.

From The42 Schmidt's Ireland show typically clinical edge from close-range against Scots Tactics

Schmidt's Ireland show typically clinical edge from close-range against Scots

The close-range set-pieces were crucial for Ireland as they set up a Grand Slam shot.

From The42 Here's how we rated Joe Schmidt's Ireland in the four-try win over Scotland Out Of 10

Here's how we rated Joe Schmidt's Ireland in the four-try win over Scotland

Kearney, Ringrose and Leavy were all superb at the Aviva Stadium this afternoon.

From The42 Ireland set up Grand Slam shot as England need BP win to keep Six Nations alive One More Win

Ireland set up Grand Slam shot as England need BP win to keep Six Nations alive

Eddie Jones’ men must win with a bonus-point in Paris or Ireland will be Six Nations champions.

From The42 'I don't think Jacob is near his potential. What we're seeing at the moment is exciting' Taking Stock

'I don't think Jacob is near his potential. What we're seeing at the moment is exciting'

21-year-old Jacob Stockdale has risen swiftly through the ranks to score eight tries in seven games for Ireland.

From The42 Six Nations within Ireland's reach today, but 'if you allow yourself to dream it's not productive time' Preview

Six Nations within Ireland's reach today, but 'if you allow yourself to dream it's not productive time'

All the parts are in place for Ireland to reclaim the title after two years of English dominance.

# 6-nations - Friday 9 March, 2018

From The42 Jack O'Sullivan powers Ireland U20s to bonus point win over Scotland Big Jack

Jack O'Sullivan powers Ireland U20s to bonus point win over Scotland

The powerful Munster number eight ran in two of Ireland’s four tries.

From The42 Toner back up Schmidt's pecking order thanks to his 'particular set of skills' Totemic

Toner back up Schmidt's pecking order thanks to his 'particular set of skills'

The stalwart of Ireland’s second row echoed Bryan Mills as he prepares to get to grips with Scotland.

From The42 Bandon born and bred, French making quick progress after switch from back to front 6 Nations

Bandon born and bred, French making quick progress after switch from back to front

The prop makes his first start of Ireland’s U20 Six Nations campaign against Scotland this evening.

From The42 'There's a method to any madness that happens': Schmidt sizes up Scots while poking holes in perception Organised Chaos

'There's a method to any madness that happens': Schmidt sizes up Scots while poking holes in perception

The Kiwi set about dismantling the relevance of ball-in-play time statistics after Warren Gatland’s assertion that Wales would have beaten Ireland if the ball were alive for longer.

# 6-nations - Thursday 8 March, 2018

From The42 Aki not fazed by changing partners as he makes himself at home in Ireland's midfield Bundee Boy

Aki not fazed by changing partners as he makes himself at home in Ireland's midfield

The centre will win his sixth cap on Saturday as he links up with Garry Ringrose for the first time.