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#6Nations

# 6nations - 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.

# 6nations - 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).

# 6nations - 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?

# 6nations - 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 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 'Joe came up with the move': Furlong on his fantastic hands to set up slick Stander try Playmaker Prop

'Joe came up with the move': Furlong on his fantastic hands to set up slick Stander try

126 kilos and still capable of the lightest of touches.

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.

# 6nations - 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 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.

# 6nations - 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 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 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

# 6nations - 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 '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.

# 6nations - 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 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.

# 6nations - Sunday 11 March, 2018

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.

# 6nations - Saturday 10 March, 2018

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.

# 6nations - 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 '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.

# 6nations - Thursday 8 March, 2018

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.

# 6nations - 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 '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.

# 6nations - 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 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.

# 6nations - 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.

# 6nations - 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’.

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