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#Six Nations 2012

# six-nations-2012 - Monday 6 February, 2012

From The42 Open thread: What does Declan Kidney need to change for France game? Bloody Nose

Open thread: What does Declan Kidney need to change for France game?

Ireland’s rugby stars are waking up this morning facing an up-hill challenge… and a trip to Paris. What should the management do to get the campaign back on track?

# six-nations-2012 - Sunday 5 February, 2012

From The42 Player reaction: it came down to two mistakes, admits Paul O'Connell Bad Start

Player reaction: it came down to two mistakes, admits Paul O'Connell

“We’d put ourselves in a great position but there was a bit of work left to do and we didn’t do it.”

From The42 Kidney: Lessons will be learned after this Frustration

Kidney: Lessons will be learned after this

Declan Kidney cut a disappointed figure after seeing his Ireland side lose to Wales in their Six Nations opener on Sunday. George Hook, meanwhile, was scathing.

From The42 The game in pictures: Ireland lose to Wales in Six Nations opener Six Nations This post contains images

The game in pictures: Ireland lose to Wales in Six Nations opener

It all started so brightly. Here’s how Ireland’s frustrating defeat to Warren Gatland’s men looked through a lens.

From The42 As it happened: Ireland v Wales, Six Nations Championship Liveblog

As it happened: Ireland v Wales, Six Nations Championship

We went minute-by-minute for Ireland’s first game of the tournament against old foes Wales at Lansdowne Rd. Here’s how the drama unfolded.

From The42 Five reasons Ireland will win the Six Nations The Heart Says

Five reasons Ireland will win the Six Nations

Line up the fireworks, put the champagne on ice. We’re heading for a big Paddy’s day party at Twickenham.

From The42 Open thread: how do you expect Ireland to do against Wales today? Six Nations 2012

Open thread: how do you expect Ireland to do against Wales today?

The time for talk from experts, pundits and players talk is almost over. What do you think will happen today in Ballsbridge?

# six-nations-2012 - Saturday 4 February, 2012

From The42 Six Nations: All in the balance on opening day Test Rugby

Six Nations: All in the balance on opening day

Spring is in the air and anything seems possible at the beginning of a new international year.

From The42 Five reasons Ireland won't win any Six Nations silverware The Head Says

Five reasons Ireland won't win any Six Nations silverware

This way for a wet blanket and a cold, objective eye.

From The42 Know your enemy: TheScore's Six Nations fan focus, part II Fanzone

Know your enemy: TheScore's Six Nations fan focus, part II

Some of Europe’s top rugby bloggers share their thoughts on their side’s chances in this year’s Six Nations – and tell us what they really think about Ireland.

# six-nations-2012 - Friday 3 February, 2012

From The42 Pack of eight: All you need to know about Wales Who's Who

Pack of eight: All you need to know about Wales

Ah, if it isn’t our old friends the Welsh. They may have given us St Patrick, but we’re not grateful any more.

From The42 Six Nations preview: here’s what 5 of the experts think… Six Nations 2012

Six Nations preview: here’s what 5 of the experts think…

As Ireland prepare to banish their Rugby World Cup hangover, we asked pundits, former players and commentators what they expected from the championship.

From The42 Priestland and Roberts passed fit to start for Wales Boost

Priestland and Roberts passed fit to start for Wales

Warren Gatland, who named his team this afternoon, has received some welcome news ahead of Sunday’s showdown in Dublin.

From The42 Know your enemy: TheScore's Six Nations fan focus, part I Fanzone

Know your enemy: TheScore's Six Nations fan focus, part I

Some of Europe’s top rugby bloggers share their thoughts on their side’s chances in this year’s Six Nations – and tell us what they really think about Ireland.

From The42 Six Nations golden moments: Paulie’s ‘manic aggression’ speech, 2007 Memories This post contains videos

Six Nations golden moments: Paulie’s ‘manic aggression’ speech, 2007

In BOD’s absence, Paul O’Connell will lead Ireland out against Wales on Sunday. He’s pretty good at the pre-match words of encouragement.

# six-nations-2012 - Thursday 2 February, 2012

From The42 Keyboard warriors: Rugby bloggers from Wales and Ireland line out for a gchat debate Friendly Discussion

Keyboard warriors: Rugby bloggers from Wales and Ireland line out for a gchat debate

We called in the finest online rugby writers Ireland and Wales had to offer and boy did they give us their thoughts ahead of Sunday’s big game.

From The42 'I certainly feel I'll be around for a little time yet' - could O'Driscoll line out at the next World Cup? Captain's Run

'I certainly feel I'll be around for a little time yet' - could O'Driscoll line out at the next World Cup?

Absent Ireland skipper is recovering from shoulder surgery.

From The42 Pack of eight: All you need to know about France Who's Who

Pack of eight: All you need to know about France

The Six Nations will start in less than 48 hours, it’s time we sized up the favourites.

From The42 6 Nations golden moments: Shaggy snatches the Triple Crown in 2006 Memories This post contains videos

6 Nations golden moments: Shaggy snatches the Triple Crown in 2006

What we wouldn’t give for a repeat of this magic in Twickenham on St Patrick’s Day…

# six-nations-2012 - Wednesday 1 February, 2012

From The42 Caption competition: what was Paulie thinking during today's press conference? Picture It

Caption competition: what was Paulie thinking during today's press conference?

The Ireland skipper’s mind seemed to drift away…

From The42 Reaction: Sexton given the jersey, now he has to own it Opinion

Reaction: Sexton given the jersey, now he has to own it

The fly-half is the only unforced change from the defeat in Wellington, the line-up is all too predictable.

From The42 Pack of eight: All you need to know about Italy Who's Who This post contains videos

Pack of eight: All you need to know about Italy

Today we concentrate on the ever-improving Italians, can they claim another big scalp this year?

From The42 Centre stage: Earls handed BOD's 13 jersey for Wales match Six Nations 2012

Centre stage: Earls handed BOD's 13 jersey for Wales match

Keith Earls will partner Gordon D’Arcy in midfield when Ireland begin their 2012 Six Nations campaign against Wales on Sunday.

From The42 In pictures: this morning's Ireland squad training in Kildare Six Nations 2012 This post contains images

In pictures: this morning's Ireland squad training in Kildare

Declan Kidney put his side through their paces in Maynooth earlier. Here’s how it happened.

From The42 Gatland expecting Ireland to seek revenge for World Cup exit Cautious

Gatland expecting Ireland to seek revenge for World Cup exit

The Wales coach has spoken of the threat posed by a team still feeling the pain of last year’s quarter-final defeat.

From The42 Lucky number 13: Kidney prepares to name his Ireland team Six Nations 2012

Lucky number 13: Kidney prepares to name his Ireland team

Who will get the nod to replace Brian O’Driscoll in midfield when Declan Kidney names his team to face Wales this afternoon?

From The42 Six Nations golden moments: Italy’s six-minute blitz in Murrayfield, 2007 Memories This post contains videos

Six Nations golden moments: Italy’s six-minute blitz in Murrayfield, 2007

Today’s trip down memory lane is dedicated to TheScore.ie’s Italian readership. Remember those six minutes in Murrayfield?

From The42 New kids: Five players to watch out for in the Six Nations Nkotb

New kids: Five players to watch out for in the Six Nations

It’s the start of another World Cup cycle so there is plenty of new, uncapped talent about to grace international rugby.

# six-nations-2012 - Tuesday 31 January, 2012

From The42 Pack of eight: All you need to know about Scotland Who's Who

Pack of eight: All you need to know about Scotland

As we continue though Ireland’s Six Nations opposition in reverse order, we happen upon Scotland.

From The42 Six Nations golden moments: Saint-André’s try v England, 1991 Memories This post contains videos

Six Nations golden moments: Saint-André’s try v England, 1991

Another day, another brilliant rugby memory to get us in the mood for the weekend. Allons, à Paris…

From The42 Here are the 10 players most likely to influence the 6 Nations Championship The Main Men This post contains images

Here are the 10 players most likely to influence the 6 Nations Championship

We pick out the players that can potentially be pivotal to each of the competing countries’ success.

# six-nations-2012 - Monday 30 January, 2012

From The42 Pack of eight: All you need to know about England Who's Who This post contains videos

Pack of eight: All you need to know about England

Each day this week will give you the low down on Ireland’s Six Nations opponents. First up, the old enemy.

From The42 Six Nations: Coghlan sets a minimum standard for Irish women Back In Action

Six Nations: Coghlan sets a minimum standard for Irish women

Ireland captain, Fiona Coghlan, is eager to get back playing International rugby, signalling that nothing less than third will do.

From The42 Training Day: Wolfhounds added to Ireland's Six Nations camp Six Nations

Training Day: Wolfhounds added to Ireland's Six Nations camp

Declan Kidney has announced a 32-man squad for the second week of Ireland’s Six Nations training camp.

From The42 Armitage dropped from England squad after alleged nightclub assault Sent Packing

Armitage dropped from England squad after alleged nightclub assault

The London Irish full-back was arrested and questioned by police over the weekend, the RFU have confirmed.

From The42 Six Nations golden moments: Wales' frantic comeback v Scotland, 2010 Memories This post contains videos

Six Nations golden moments: Wales' frantic comeback v Scotland, 2010

Five days, five brilliant Six Nations memories to enjoy. We begin in Cardiff…

# six-nations-2012 - Tuesday 24 January, 2012

From The42 In pictures: Ireland's Six Nations training begins in Limerick Hard At It This post contains images

In pictures: Ireland's Six Nations training begins in Limerick

Bryan Cullen had a role in Ireland’s tournament preparation, come and take a gander.

From The42 No fear: little unknown territory remains for D'Arcy Got The T-shirt

No fear: little unknown territory remains for D'Arcy

We sat down with the Leinster and Ireland centre and talked about his one outstanding goal, the rugby year ahead and, yes, replacing Brian O’Driscoll.

# six-nations-2012 - Monday 23 January, 2012

From The42 Saxons finalise squad ahead of Ireland Wolfhounds visit Six Nations 2012

Saxons finalise squad ahead of Ireland Wolfhounds visit

Five new players have been added to the England Saxons squad to face the Wolfhounds in Exeter this weekend.

# six-nations-2012 - Thursday 5 January, 2012

From The42 Tuilagi out of Ulster clash, may miss England's Six Nations opener Bad Blow

Tuilagi out of Ulster clash, may miss England's Six Nations opener

The Leicester centre has been ruled out for four to six weeks with a hamstring injury.