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#6 Nations

# 6-nations - Thursday 8 March, 2018

From The42 No fears over Ringrose and Henderson as Ireland look for big impact off the bench Selection Calls

No fears over Ringrose and Henderson as Ireland look for big impact off the bench

Schmidt opts for continuity in Ryan-Toner second row partnership for Scotland.

From The42 Ringrose's return, Toner over Henderson and more Ireland team talking points Starting XV

Ringrose's return, Toner over Henderson and more Ireland team talking points

Plus, Jordi Murphy and Jordan Larmour are reinstated to the bench.

From The42 'I'll certainly record it': Schmidt will keep a close eye on returning O'Brien Back In The Frame

'I'll certainly record it': Schmidt will keep a close eye on returning O'Brien

The flanker captains Leinster tomorrow night and will come into Schmidt’s thinking for England.

From The42 'I'd challenge people to do a little bit more homework': Schmidt defends Ireland's style Six Nations

'I'd challenge people to do a little bit more homework': Schmidt defends Ireland's style

The head coach was speaking ahead of Saturday’s clash with Scotland.

Henderson makes the bench as Ringrose returns to Ireland's centre for Scotland clash

Iain Henderson and Tadhg Furlong have both shaken off hamstring injuries, but only the tighthead has forced his way back into the starting line-up.

From The42 Garry Ringrose set to return to Ireland's 13 shirt for Scotland clash Ringer

Garry Ringrose set to return to Ireland's 13 shirt for Scotland clash

Tadhg Furlong and Iain Henderson are fully fit for Saturday’s Six Nations contest.

# 6-nations - Wednesday 7 March, 2018

From The42 Furlong and Henderson returns boost Ireland for visit of dangerous Scots Next Job

Furlong and Henderson returns boost Ireland for visit of dangerous Scots

The threat of Finn Russell, Huw Jones and Stuart Hogg will keep Ireland on their toes.

From The42 Griggs makes two changes for Scotland as Ireland seek third straight win Bring It

Griggs makes two changes for Scotland as Ireland seek third straight win

Ireland women continue their Six Nations campaign at Donnybrook on Sunday.

From The42 High-achieving Dunne happy to combine theoretical physics and rugby The Brains Trust

High-achieving Dunne happy to combine theoretical physics and rugby

The second row received a scholarship from Trinity College and is one of 36 students in the country to be part of the prestigious Naughton Foundation.

# 6-nations - Tuesday 6 March, 2018

From The42 'D-Day' training in Carton House leaves Ireland ready to eat the elephant 6 Nations

'D-Day' training in Carton House leaves Ireland ready to eat the elephant

The Championship and a Grand Slam are becoming increasingly real possibilities, but Joe Schmidt’s squad are maintaining a short-term focus.

From The42 Murray not sore about losing kicking duels with Carbery after knee injury 'fright' Playmaker

Murray not sore about losing kicking duels with Carbery after knee injury 'fright'

The Munster scrum-half showed off his impressive goal-kicking again in the win over Wales, but he feared he had suffered serious injury minutes earlier.

From The42 Tadhg Furlong declares himself fit and well for Ireland's clash with Scotland 6 Nations

Tadhg Furlong declares himself fit and well for Ireland's clash with Scotland

The tighthead missed out on the win over Wales with a hamstring complaint.

From The42 'For the first time ever, Ireland has really good depth in the squad' The Depth Chart

'For the first time ever, Ireland has really good depth in the squad'

Paul O’Connell says there’s no need to pretend a Grand Slam isn’t on ahead of Saturday’s clash with Scotland.

From The42 O'Connell wary of overloading U20s with too much information in search of solutions Paulie

O'Connell wary of overloading U20s with too much information in search of solutions

The Ireland assistant coach says there is so much detail in the modern game that it can often muddle a young player’s thinking.

From The42 'When Ringer was being compared to Drico, I remember saying ‘oh God, that poor young fella’' Centre Of Attention

'When Ringer was being compared to Drico, I remember saying ‘oh God, that poor young fella’'

Keith Earls knows the weight that comes with a 13 jersey for Ireland, but it has become easier to slip new talents into the outside centre channel.

# 6-nations - Monday 5 March, 2018

From The42 Scotland coach Blair says 'it would be silly' not to recall John Hardie after ban Hardie Buck

Scotland coach Blair says 'it would be silly' not to recall John Hardie after ban

The Edinburgh flanker was suspended for three months for alleged cocaine use.

From The42 'It's part of the job': Eddie Jones keen to put abuse behind him Moving On

'It's part of the job': Eddie Jones keen to put abuse behind him

The England coach wants the attention to turn to his side’s clash with France at the weekend.

From The42 Fear not a factor for Earls as he leans on a little help from Keith Barry Mind Games

Fear not a factor for Earls as he leans on a little help from Keith Barry

The Munster flyer has enlisted the help of the mentalist to ensure his mind is functioning at optimum levels.

From The42 Snow forces Schmidt's squad to move training to Abbotstown Change Of Plan

Snow forces Schmidt's squad to move training to Abbotstown

Ireland’s Kildare training base remains coated in thick snow after last week’s severe weather.

From The42 Furlong and Henderson to train fully as Daly and Herring join Ireland squad Boosts

Furlong and Henderson to train fully as Daly and Herring join Ireland squad

Niall Scannell and Andrew Conway have both remained with Munster due to injury.

From The42 Fit-again Gray returns to bolster Scotland for Aviva Stadium showdown Six Nations

Fit-again Gray returns to bolster Scotland for Aviva Stadium showdown

Gregor Townsend has added 10 new faces to his squad for Saturday.

# 6-nations - Thursday 1 March, 2018

From The42 Roux energised and relishing the challenge of Schmidt work-ons Mighty Quinn

Roux energised and relishing the challenge of Schmidt work-ons

The Connacht lock is working hard to stay involved in Ireland’s Six Nations setup and hopes to achieve ‘something special’ in the weeks ahead.

From The42 Carbery knows minutes are key but puts absolute trust in Schmidt Joey C

Carbery knows minutes are key but puts absolute trust in Schmidt

The out-half is yet to find out if he’ll be released to play for Leinster this weekend.

# 6-nations - Wednesday 28 February, 2018

From The42 Eddie Jones: 'It took NZ 8 years to learn to fix things on the field, we’re trying to do it in 4' Fast Track

Eddie Jones: 'It took NZ 8 years to learn to fix things on the field, we’re trying to do it in 4'

The England head coach says ‘everything is more difficult’ for England.

From The42 Ryan Wilson escapes 'contact with eye area' ban, available for clash with Ireland Scot Free

Ryan Wilson escapes 'contact with eye area' ban, available for clash with Ireland

The disciplinary committee decided that Wilson’s offence was ‘reckless, light and fleeting’.

From The42 No punishment for Scotland or England over Murrayfield tunnel incident Case Closed

No punishment for Scotland or England over Murrayfield tunnel incident

Six Nations Rugby has concluded its investigation.

From The42 'It would be really special if we managed to get three championships in five years' Within Reach

'It would be really special if we managed to get three championships in five years'

Joe Schmidt says he must find a balance between being critical of young players and building their confidence.

# 6-nations - Tuesday 27 February, 2018

Schmidt: 'We can't afford to keep conceding three tries a game'

Scotland’s success in attacking Ireland out wide last year will give Joe Schmidt and Andy Farrell plenty of headaches.

From The42 Murray and Sexton limited in training as Schmidt looks to next week for Furlong and Henderson Injury Update

Murray and Sexton limited in training as Schmidt looks to next week for Furlong and Henderson

Schmidt was enthusiastic about the chances offered to Joey Carbery and Kieran Marmion in today’s session.

From The42 'A talent hits a target, a genius hits a target nobody else can see' - Van Graan on Conor Murray Baller

'A talent hits a target, a genius hits a target nobody else can see' - Van Graan on Conor Murray

The Munster head coach was forced to wince as Conor Murray took treatment late on against Wales.

# 6-nations - Monday 26 February, 2018

From The42 Scotland number 8 Wilson cited ahead of crunch clash with Ireland 6 Nations

Scotland number 8 Wilson cited ahead of crunch clash with Ireland

The back row will find out on Wednesday if he will be permitted to face Ireland after appearing to make contact with the eye area of Nathan Hughes.

From The42 Heaslip was often under-appreciated but his professionalism set new standards 8

Heaslip was often under-appreciated but his professionalism set new standards

The 34-year-old confirmed his retirement from the game after a superb career.

From The42 'With the Ireland U18s, I was eight tries in five games, so I'm dropping off now!' Prolific

'With the Ireland U18s, I was eight tries in five games, so I'm dropping off now!'

21-year-old Jacob Stockdale has scored eight tries in his first seven Tests for Ireland.

From The42 'The players are starting to buy into it': New-look Ireland turn a corner under Kiwi Griggs Bring It

'The players are starting to buy into it': New-look Ireland turn a corner under Kiwi Griggs

Two wins from three in this year’s Six Nations, Ireland are building confidence and momentum with each game.

From The42 21-year-old Ryan a force for Ireland as he holds himself to highest standards Self Critical

21-year-old Ryan a force for Ireland as he holds himself to highest standards

The Leinster lock is already an impressive presence in Test rugby.

# 6-nations - Sunday 25 February, 2018

From The42 England and Scotland asked to explain tunnel incident involving Farrell and Wilson Boiling Point

England and Scotland asked to explain tunnel incident involving Farrell and Wilson

The fracas occurred before yesterday’s Six Nations clash at Murrayfield.

From The42 Five-try Ireland show clinical edge to claim bonus-point win over Wales Coygig

Five-try Ireland show clinical edge to claim bonus-point win over Wales

Adam Griggs’ side held off a Welsh fightback to finish strongly and rack up a big win.

From The42 Last year's defeat in Edinburgh still rankles in Grand Slam-chasing Ireland squad 6 Nations

Last year's defeat in Edinburgh still rankles in Grand Slam-chasing Ireland squad

10 straight Test wins for Ireland set them on course for a mouth-watering meeting with Gregor Townsend’s impressive side.

From The42 Ireland 'a work in progress' but limited prep time presents challenges ahead of Wales Six Nations

Ireland 'a work in progress' but limited prep time presents challenges ahead of Wales

Adam Griggs’ side host Wales at Donnybrook this afternoon.

From The42 Ireland well positioned to claim Six Nations but Schmidt concerned about defence Narrow

Ireland well positioned to claim Six Nations but Schmidt concerned about defence

After Scotland’s win over England, Ireland are five points clear at the top of the table.