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#Six Nations 2012

# six-nations-2012 - Thursday 12 April, 2012

From The42 Gatland breaks both heels in domestic accident Recovering

Gatland breaks both heels in domestic accident

The Wales rugby coach took a fall while on a visit back to New Zealand over Easter.

# six-nations-2012 - Thursday 29 March, 2012

From The42 RFU reward Stuart Lancaster with England job Hot Seat

RFU reward Stuart Lancaster with England job

The RFU have confirmed they’ve agreed a four-year contract with the 42-year-old.

# six-nations-2012 - Thursday 22 March, 2012

From The42 Must do better: Ireland's Six Nations end-of-term report card Back Of The Class

Must do better: Ireland's Six Nations end-of-term report card

Ireland have been often brilliant, frequently decent and occasionally awful in recent years. In this Six Nations Championship, they were all three at some stage.

# six-nations-2012 - Tuesday 20 March, 2012

From The42 Alex Cuthbert plans to pay off student loan with Grand Slam bonus Priorities

Alex Cuthbert plans to pay off student loan with Grand Slam bonus

Wales’ hero against France may also be in the market for a new motor.

# six-nations-2012 - Monday 19 March, 2012

From The42 Tommy Bowe warns of New Zealand bloodbath Haka

Tommy Bowe warns of New Zealand bloodbath

Declan Kidney will have to pick his men up after a disappointing end to the Six Nations, with the All Blacks on the horizon.

# six-nations-2012 - Saturday 17 March, 2012

From The42 Six Nations: Kidney: Ross injury was the turning point Six Nations 2012

Six Nations: Kidney: Ross injury was the turning point

Declan Kidney was making no excuses for Ireland’s poor showing against England at Twickenham, and said his side would have lessons to learn.

From The42 Six Nations: How Ireland rated against England How They Rated

Six Nations: How Ireland rated against England

It really wasn’t pretty, was it?

From The42 Six Nations wrap: Wales taste Grand Slam glory Land Of My Fathers

Six Nations wrap: Wales taste Grand Slam glory

Warren Gatland’s men made it a clean sweep for the third time in eight seasons, as Andy Robinson’s Scotland took home the wooden spoon.

From The42 As it happened: Italy v Scotland, Six Nations Liveblog

As it happened: Italy v Scotland, Six Nations

It’s the final day of the Six Nations, and we started off our coverage with Italy taking on Scotland at the Stadio Olimpico.

From The42 Open thread: how do you think Ireland will do against England today? Six Nations

Open thread: how do you think Ireland will do against England today?

Ireland face a resurgent England at Twickenham in a much-anticipated St Patrick’s Day showdown.

# six-nations-2012 - Thursday 15 March, 2012

From The42 No shortage of motivation to beat old enemy – Bowe Can't Wait

No shortage of motivation to beat old enemy – Bowe

Tommy Bowe is aiming to finish the Six Nations on a high, and maybe even grab himself a sneaky try-scoring record along the way.

From The42 Has Ireland's new-look coaching set-up reinvigorated the squad? Brains Trust

Has Ireland's new-look coaching set-up reinvigorated the squad?

Anthony Foley has come due to Ger Smal’s unfortunate ill-health. But has the enforced change helped Declan Kidney’s backroom?

From The42 Strettle passed fit for Twickenham test Countdown

Strettle passed fit for Twickenham test

England have made just one change to the starting XV which beat France in the Stade de France last weekend.

# six-nations-2012 - Wednesday 14 March, 2012

From The42 Will the real Six Nations team of the tournament please stand up... Six Nations

Will the real Six Nations team of the tournament please stand up...

Yesterday’s award shortlist was a farce, writes Tom Fox. Here’s who should be lauded.

From The42 Big talk: Ferris brands English 'bad losers' Mud-slinging

Big talk: Ferris brands English 'bad losers'

Stephen Ferris is the latest to stoke the flames ahead of Saturday’s visit to Twickenham.

From The42 Heaslip: 'Beating England is one of the most enjoyable things an Irishman can do' Game On This post contains videos

Heaslip: 'Beating England is one of the most enjoyable things an Irishman can do'

The No.8 is looking forward to Saturday’s match.

# six-nations-2012 - Tuesday 13 March, 2012

From The42 Opinion: England have come full circle Endgame

Opinion: England have come full circle

12 months on from an ambush in the Aviva, will England be wary of falling into the same old trap against Irish ‘underdogs’?

# six-nations-2012 - Monday 12 March, 2012

From The42 Looking back: here's what the Scottish papers said about Ireland on Saturday Review

Looking back: here's what the Scottish papers said about Ireland on Saturday

Section of the visitors’ media criticised the Irish for playing “very close to the edge of the laws all the time”.

From The42 Injury update: Best, O’Brien, Ryan all expected to be fit by Saturday No Worries

Injury update: Best, O’Brien, Ryan all expected to be fit by Saturday

Ireland have nothing more than a couple of bumps and bruises to worry about ahead of Saturday’s trip to Twickenham.

From The42 It's Monday, so here's your Six Nations team of the week Prestige This post contains images

It's Monday, so here's your Six Nations team of the week

Donnacha Ryan made it, but who are the 14 others to join him? Right this way.

From The42 Five things we learned from this week's Six Nations Six Nations

Five things we learned from this week's Six Nations

On the penultimate weekend of the championship, there was still scope for surprise. Who knew?

# six-nations-2012 - Sunday 11 March, 2012

From The42 Six Nations as it happened: France v England Minute-by-Minute

Six Nations as it happened: France v England

We went minute-by-minute as France attempted to keep their Six Nations Championship hopes alive against England.

From The42 Lee Jones still in hospital, but making 'good progess' On The Mend

Lee Jones still in hospital, but making 'good progess'

The winger is expected to travel back to Scotland tomorrow following his injury in yesterday’s Six Nations match.

# six-nations-2012 - Saturday 10 March, 2012

From The42 Six Nations: How Ireland rated against the Scots Out Of 10

Six Nations: How Ireland rated against the Scots

It was another eventful evening at Lansdowne Road as Declan Kidney’s men took on the Scots. Here’s how we think they went.

From The42 Match report: London calling for four-star Ireland Six Nations

Match report: London calling for four-star Ireland

Declan Kidney’s men will travel to Twickenham to face England next week in good spirits after seeing off a determined but one dimensional Scottish side.

From The42 As it happened: Ireland v Scotland, Six Nations Six Nations

As it happened: Ireland v Scotland, Six Nations

Every kick and tackle and some of the atmosphere live from Lansdowne Road. Join us for Ireland’s latest Six Nations showdown.

From The42 7 questions that may be answered at Lansdowne Road this evening... Six Nations

7 questions that may be answered at Lansdowne Road this evening...

Patrick McCarry is in his seat at the Aviva Stadium and ready for Ireland v Scotland. Here’s what’s in store.

From The42 As it happened: Wales v Italy, Six Nations Minute-by-Minute

As it happened: Wales v Italy, Six Nations

Wales welcomed Italy to Cardiff this afternoon. We liveblogged the 80 minutes so read how the game unfolded here…

From The42 Six Nations preview: Reach for the sky, Ireland Preview

Six Nations preview: Reach for the sky, Ireland

Scotland’s pack will be out to impress. Ireland must win the aerial battle to win the game.

From The42 Open thread: how do you think Ireland will do against Scotland today? Rocky Road

Open thread: how do you think Ireland will do against Scotland today?

Rory Best will the skipper the side at the Aviva Stadium this evening. How are you feeling about it?

# six-nations-2012 - Friday 9 March, 2012

From The42 Keyboard warriors: Bloggers from Ireland and Scotland engage Friendly Discussion

Keyboard warriors: Bloggers from Ireland and Scotland engage

We got in touch with our Celtic cousins via G-Mail and managed to find a little common ground ahead of tomorrow’s big game.

From The42 The Morning Score: Friday Tgif

The Morning Score: Friday

All you need to know by 9AM, except what that weird dream was all about.

From The42 We have the best backs in the world, says Heaslip Six Nations

We have the best backs in the world, says Heaslip

We’ll come up with plans, says the Leinster man ahead of tomorrow’s clash at Lansdowne Road.

# six-nations-2012 - Thursday 8 March, 2012

From The42 SOB off: Peter O'Mahony will start against Scotland Tullow Tank

SOB off: Peter O'Mahony will start against Scotland

The Munster back row will win his first full cap on Saturday after injury ruled out Sean O’Brien.

From The42 England are 'our best enemies' say French ahead of Paris clash Six Nations

England are 'our best enemies' say French ahead of Paris clash

Philippe Saint-Andre’s side are gearing up for the showdown at the Stade de France.

From The42 The Morning Score: Thursday You're Welcome

The Morning Score: Thursday

Everything you need to know by 9am – except who drank all the orange juice.

From The42 Don't forget Paris: 5 key questions for Ireland ahead of this weekend's Scotland clash Six Nations

# six-nations-2012 - Wednesday 7 March, 2012

From The42 Rory Best to captain Ireland against Scotland on Saturday Six Nations

Rory Best to captain Ireland against Scotland on Saturday

Ulster man to lead out Ireland to face Andy Robinson’s side at Lansdowne Rd this weekend.

From The42 Saint-Andre mixes it up for England showdown Six Nations

Saint-Andre mixes it up for England showdown

Half-backs Francois Trinh-Duc and Morgan Parra have paid the price for the points dropped against Ireland last weekend ahead of the clash in Paris on Sunday.

From The42 Caption time: when ROG met Mickey Harte... Code Breaker

Caption time: when ROG met Mickey Harte...

What was said between the Munster out half Ronan O’Gara and the Red Hand boss?

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