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#Six Nations

# six-nations - Thursday 2 April, 2020

From The42 'We talked about it being a one campaign thing' - Sexton says captaincy may be reviewed due to disrupted season Leader

'We talked about it being a one campaign thing' - Sexton says captaincy may be reviewed due to disrupted season

Johnny Sexton discussed his Ireland captaincy, dealing with critisicm, and how he is staying fit during the lockdown.

# six-nations - Wednesday 18 March, 2020

From The42 Speeding up the scrums a key future focus for World Rugby On The Clock

Speeding up the scrums a key future focus for World Rugby

The recent Scotland v France clash highlighted the frustration for many fans.

# six-nations - Monday 16 March, 2020

From The42 What does the 50:22 kick look like and how could it change rugby? Law

What does the 50:22 kick look like and how could it change rugby?

The law was trialled in Australia last year.

From The42 When Joe Schmidt's Ireland went to Paris and won the Six Nations Trés Bien

When Joe Schmidt's Ireland went to Paris and won the Six Nations

We reflect on the agonisingly tense Irish victory on the final day of the 2014 championship.

# six-nations - Friday 13 March, 2020

From The42 'I get told I should retire walking around Tesco': Abuse from fans getting tiresome, says North Social Distancing

'I get told I should retire walking around Tesco': Abuse from fans getting tiresome, says North

The Welsh star opens up about online and offline trolls, and concerns regarding his history of head injuries.

From The42 Wales v Scotland in the Six Nations is now OFF after late change of mind Breaking

Wales v Scotland in the Six Nations is now OFF after late change of mind

Earlier, the WRU had said the game would go ahead but sense has finally prevailed.

# six-nations - Thursday 12 March, 2020

From The42 Marler handed 10-week ban for Alun Wyn Jones genital grab Banned

Marler handed 10-week ban for Alun Wyn Jones genital grab

England prop banned following disciplinary hearing in Dublin.

From The42 RFU and Jones 'regret any implication that Ben O’Keeffe was biased' Not In Line

RFU and Jones 'regret any implication that Ben O’Keeffe was biased'

The England head coach had criticised the referee after their win over Wales.

From The42 Wales and Scotland make changes for clash that's still scheduled to go ahead Cardiff Encounter

Wales and Scotland make changes for clash that's still scheduled to go ahead

The Six Nations fixture is due to take place in Cardiff on Saturday.

# six-nations - Wednesday 11 March, 2020

From The42 Analysis: Total accuracy at the breakdown is now almost impossible for referees Side Entry

Analysis: Total accuracy at the breakdown is now almost impossible for referees

Eoin Toolan takes a look at some of the issues with the modern-day breakdown.

From The42 Fianna Fáil want urgent meeting with IRFU to discuss Sky's 6 Nations bid Crunch Talks

Fianna Fáil want urgent meeting with IRFU to discuss Sky's 6 Nations bid

Party spokesperson on sport, Marc MacSharry, wrote to the Union this morning in bid to keep tournament on free-to-air TV.

# six-nations - Tuesday 10 March, 2020

From The42 Ireland U20s, Ireland Women, and Munster among latest postponements Latest

Ireland U20s, Ireland Women, and Munster among latest postponements

More rugby fixtures have been called off for now.

From The42 Farrell wary of over-loading Test schedule around November 6 Nations

Farrell wary of over-loading Test schedule around November

There are many unknowable variables as Covid-19 spreads, but Farrell hopes that player welfare concerns are maintained and Ireland avoid playing five Tests in five weeks.

# six-nations - Monday 9 March, 2020

From The42 Joe Marler has been cited for grabbing Alun Wyn Jones' genitals Hearing

Joe Marler has been cited for grabbing Alun Wyn Jones' genitals

England’s Courtney Lawes and Manu Tuilagi are also facing disciplinary hearings in Dublin this week.

From The42 Farrell says Ireland players were deflated to hear of France postponement 6 Nations

Farrell says Ireland players were deflated to hear of France postponement

The squad trained in Abbottstown today believing they are well in the hunt for the Championship.

From The42 Ireland's Six Nations clash with France in Paris has been postponed CONFIRMED

Ireland's Six Nations clash with France in Paris has been postponed

The decision has been made due to fears over the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus.

From The42 TV Wrap - French implosion a reliable theme on a deeply abnormal weekend On The Box

TV Wrap - French implosion a reliable theme on a deeply abnormal weekend

The biggest game in Europe was in an empty stadium, other events were cancelled and Roy Keane bantered with Micah Richards. Thank heavens for France.

# six-nations - Sunday 8 March, 2020

From The42 Ireland's visit to Paris in major doubt as France bans gatherings of more than 1,000 Confusion

Ireland's visit to Paris in major doubt as France bans gatherings of more than 1,000

The French rugby federation says ‘there is no official information’ to confirm the game will be postponed.

From The42 Scotland's Ritchie 'shocked' by Haouas punch as France blow Grand Slam hopes Les Bleus See Red This post contains videos

Scotland's Ritchie 'shocked' by Haouas punch as France blow Grand Slam hopes

Les Bleus crashed to a 28-17 defeat at Murrayfield.

From The42 Red card costly as France's Grand Slam bid is squandered with defeat to Scotland Bleus It This post contains videos

Red card costly as France's Grand Slam bid is squandered with defeat to Scotland

After overcoming England, Italy and Wales, the championship leaders saw their winning run halted.

From The42 'It’s absolute rubbish' – Jones furious with referee over Tuilagi red Red Mist

'It’s absolute rubbish' – Jones furious with referee over Tuilagi red

The England centre was dismissed with six minutes left during the win against Wales at Twickenham.

# six-nations - Saturday 7 March, 2020

Letter of rugby laws would see Marler hit with a minimum 12-week ban

Alun Wyn Jones bemoaned the lack of action on the incident from officials.

From The42 Tuilagi red card mars England's Triple Crown-sealing win over Wales Over The Top This post contains videos

Tuilagi red card mars England's Triple Crown-sealing win over Wales

Eddie Jones’ side were dominant and 33-16 up before the explosive centre smashed into George North.

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

As it happened: England v Wales, Six Nations

Ireland’s game is off, but the Six Nations rumbled on and we went minute-by-minute.

# six-nations - Friday 6 March, 2020

From The42 Scotland make three changes for French showdown as Brown prepares for 50th cap And The Team Is...

Scotland make three changes for French showdown as Brown prepares for 50th cap

Gregor Townsend’s side will host the Six Nations Test on Sunday.

From The42 UK and Irish politicians up the ante to keep Six Nations on free-to-air TV Pie In The Sky

UK and Irish politicians up the ante to keep Six Nations on free-to-air TV

Chief executives of the Welsh, English and Scottish unions have been asked by British parliament if they plan to sell broadcasting rights to Sky TV.

From The42 Galthié doubting Thomas’ ability to do job against the Scots Ready Teddy Go

Galthié doubting Thomas’ ability to do job against the Scots

French coach drops inconsistent French winger Teddy Thomas for Sunday’s big game in Murrayfield.

# six-nations - Thursday 5 March, 2020

From The42 ‘Six Nations has been undermined even further by postponements’ Fixture Chaos

‘Six Nations has been undermined even further by postponements’

Eddie O’Sullivan believes re-fixing Italy games was only call to make – but says structure of tournament remains deeply flawed.

From The42 Six Nations 'fully intends' to complete championship as Italy v England postponed BACKLOG

Six Nations 'fully intends' to complete championship as Italy v England postponed

Meanwhile, Munster and Connacht have seen Pro14 visits to Italy postponed.

From The42 Andy Farrell's Ireland training against Ulster to keep sharp for Six Nations Opposition

Andy Farrell's Ireland training against Ulster to keep sharp for Six Nations

Dan McFarland’s side will provide opposition at today’s session.

From The42 Wilson and Watson for England XV as Wales bring back Liam Williams Game On

Wilson and Watson for England XV as Wales bring back Liam Williams

The pair have missed out on international duty since featuring the World Cup final.

From The42 Six Nations to postpone Italy-England match in Rome Covid-19

Six Nations to postpone Italy-England match in Rome

There was an option to play the fixture behind closed doors, but organisers have moved to postpone it until later in the year.

# six-nations - Wednesday 4 March, 2020

From The42 ‘Losing the Six Nations on free-to-air TV would be like losing the All-Ireland finals’ Bidding War

‘Losing the Six Nations on free-to-air TV would be like losing the All-Ireland finals’

Campaign has begun to change legislation and protect Six Nations from going behind pay-wall.

# six-nations - Tuesday 3 March, 2020

From The42 TV figures or TV money - the Six Nations has a massive decision to make Paywall

TV figures or TV money - the Six Nations has a massive decision to make

There are many strands to the huge decision facing the championship and its six unions.

From The42 'He tells the story that I kind of threw him under the bus with ROG, but that's not the case' Foot And Mouth

'He tells the story that I kind of threw him under the bus with ROG, but that's not the case'

Shedding light on 2001′s foot-and-mouth-impacted Six Nations, Eddie O’Sullivan recalls his having to convince Warren Gatland to drop Ronan O’Gara after a Murrayfield disaster.

# six-nations - Monday 2 March, 2020

From The42 'The kids don't care whether you win, lose or draw. They just want to have the craic' Family First

'The kids don't care whether you win, lose or draw. They just want to have the craic'

Ireland flanker Peter O’Mahony on the influence of his father and bouncing back from disappointments.

From The42 RTÉ and Virgin Media could lose Six Nations to Sky or BT Sport Up In The Air

RTÉ and Virgin Media could lose Six Nations to Sky or BT Sport

Negotiations on new TV rights deal up for grabs now but industry source dismisses story as ‘scaremongering’.

From The42 20-year-old Ryan Baird links up with Ireland's Six Nations squad Talent

20-year-old Ryan Baird links up with Ireland's Six Nations squad

Andy Farrell has named a 35-man training squad, with Will Addison missing.

From The42 Coronavirus leaves Six Nations fixtures in the balance; meetings in Paris today D Day

Coronavirus leaves Six Nations fixtures in the balance; meetings in Paris today

Organisers of the tournament will meet today to draw up a crisis plan.

# six-nations - Saturday 29 February, 2020

From The42 Biggar emerges as injury doubt for Wales after limping out of Northampton loss to Saracens Waiting Game

Biggar emerges as injury doubt for Wales after limping out of Northampton loss to Saracens

The 30-year-old lasted just 20 minutes into the Saints’ 27-21 defeat by the English champions.

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