# 6-nations - Yesterday’s News
Fergus McFadden will be back running next week after ‘almost’ tearing his quad off the bone. Perfect timing for a new-look Six Nations.
# 6-nations - Friday 25 March, 2016
O’Shea will take the IRFU’s Stephen Aboud with him to oversee development in the country.
# 6-nations - Thursday 24 March, 2016
His closest Irish contender was scrum-half Conor Murray in fourth place.
The Leinster flanker hopes to return from his ripped hamstring tendon in a month’s time.
# 6-nations - Wednesday 23 March, 2016
And we pick the team for the tour of South Africa.
# 6-nations - Monday 21 March, 2016
The Ireland number eight released two excellent balls out of the tackle against Scotland.
We’ve had 15 long games, and here’s who we’re giving a great big slap on the back to.
# 6-nations - Sunday 20 March, 2016
It wasn’t the most entertaining championship but there was no shortage of stand-out moments.
The 33-year-old enjoyed his first campaign as Ireland skipper.
Scotland and the champions dominate our selection.
# 6-nations - Saturday 19 March, 2016
Joe Schmidt says five new caps in the championship was one major positive.
Johnny Sexton and Conor Murray looked classy for long periods of the game.
Ireland took on Scotland, as both sides looked to end their Six Nations campaign on a high.
The visitors look like they’re over this tournament.
The Kiwi’s current contract expires next year.
# 6-nations - Friday 18 March, 2016
Joe Schmidt reflects on what he learned from Vern Cotter in their years together.
Lynne Cantwell looks at what makes Stuart Hogg effective and Simon Zebo in Ireland’s 15 shirt.
# 6-nations - Thursday 17 March, 2016
Zebo kick-started Ireland’s excellent first-half try against Italy with a sublime offload.
The big back row also told us of the ‘massive’ St Patrick’s Day celebrations he used to see in South Africa.
The head coach made an early incision in the post-mortem of Ireland’s failed title defence.
Just when you thought it was safe to predict an unchanged Ireland team, Tommy forced his way back in.
Rory Best has been able to shake off a calf problem and will lead Ireland out against Vern Cotter’s in-form side.
Second row Quinn Roux was also at Carton House this week.
The 31-year-old wing scored his 17th Test try last weekend against Italy.
# 6-nations - Wednesday 16 March, 2016
The Wales coach initially tried to downplay the exchange between the two players.
The number eight will return to Australia ahead of the 2018 Super rugby season.
The 22-year-old is feeling increasingly at home in the Ireland squad.
The 22-year-old lock made his debut off the bench during the team’s recent 21-10 loss to England.
# 6-nations - Tuesday 15 March, 2016
The Scots take on Ireland at the Aviva this weekend.
The Exeter man had been named on the Welsh bench for the final weekend.
Joe Schmidt’s side showed excellent running lines off the ball to score just before half time.
The hooker is dealing with tightness in his calf.
Ireland used an almost identical strike move to that which cut Wales apart.
Last weekend’s action was the most exciting yet.
# 6-nations - Monday 14 March, 2016
Jamie Heaslip has been impressed by Josh van der Flier’s work ethic.
The Munster back is uncapped by Ireland at senior level.
Marler may now miss England’s Grand Slam clash against France this weekend.
Who won gameweek four for you?
Simon Zebo was superb in attack as Ireland hammered Italy in Saturday.
‘The licence to play is always there,’ said Schmidt after his side’s nine-try win.