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# 6-nations - Today’s News

Wolfhounds disappoint to get Ireland’s 2015 off to a losing start

Replacement lock Robbie Diack admitted Ireland’s coaching staff had been hoping for more.

Fitzgerald recovering as Schmidt prepares to trim Six Nations squad

The Wolfhounds suffered a number of injuries last night against the Saxons.

# 6-nations - Yesterday’s News

‘I’d feel confident of doing the job’ – O’Brien raring to go for Six Nations

The Leinster back row got through 50 minutes of impressive action on his return from injury.

4 Wolfhounds who put their hands up for Six Nations selection

Picking out individuals was no easty task, but these men may have increased their Six Nations chances.

In pics: Paul O’Connell and the Ireland squad trained at the Aviva today

We’ve rounded up the best photos from the open session in Dublin.

Sean O’Brien: ‘I’m not going to go out like Tarzan and run around like a headless chicken’

Ireland’s powerful openside is patiently following the road to recovery, so probably won’t be travelling to Rome for the Six Nations opener.

Schmidt’s Wolfhounds XV leaves more Six Nations questions than answers

A number of positions remain unclear for the trip to Rome in two weekends.

Wolfhounds relieved to have ‘X-factor’ of returning O’Brien on their side

The back row’s Leinster teammates came up with an unkind nickname during the early stages of his injury.

# 6-nations - Thursday 29 January, 2015

We’ll Leave it There So: RTÉ’s future 6 Nations coverage in doubt, Wolfhounds team named and all today’s sport

Also, Ireland’s Glenn Whelan signs a new contract and Man United threaten season ticket holders with bans.

Earls excited for midfield challenge against England’s Slammin’ Sam

The Munster man wears 13 for the Wolfhounds in tomorrow evening’s clash with the England Saxons.

Schmidt challenges Wolfhounds to force his hand for Six Nations opener

Ireland management insist players can put their hands up to face Italy in tomorrow night’s clash with the Saxons.

‘It’s a very uncertain time when you get picked ahead of a legend of Irish rugby’ — Sexton talks pressure in new ad

Sexton talks us through the tension he feels taking on a place-kick, and then cuts loose with an annoying wedding dance floor staple.

Munster’s Dave Foley ruled out of Six Nations after wrist surgery

The second row was also issued a citing warning over an incident in the win over Sale.

Open Thread: Who would you like to see get a run with the Wolfhounds tomorrow night?

The team-sheets will be unveiled today for the ‘A’ international in Cork.

Paul O’Connell: ‘I don’t know whether this will be my last Six Nations’

The Ireland captain says he doesn’t want to have any regrets when he makes a decision about retirement.

Schmidt errs towards caution with Sexton after concussion issues

Meanwhile, the Ireland head coach is pleased with Luke Fitzgerald’s recent form.

# 6-nations - Wednesday 28 January, 2015

Joe Schmidt isn’t buying into Ireland’s status as Six Nations favourites

The Kiwi head coach prefers to focus on elements that are ‘tangibly going to add value to what your performance is.’

‘This is my job. What’s my other option, pack it in?’ Felix Jones refuses to be defined by injury

The Munster fullback has endured a rough time with injuries in his career, but it’s ancient history as far as he’s concerned.

Schmidt hopeful that O’Brien will be ‘involved in first half’ of Six Nations

There was positive news on Conor Murray too, with the Ireland coach ‘quietly confident’ the scrum-half will play against Italy.

The RTÉ Six Nations rugby promo is here, let’s get pumped

The countdown is on to February 7th.

Hey! There’s a new trophy for the Six Nations this year New And Shiny This post contains videos

After long rehab and amateur mechanics, Henderson’s ready to smash back into Ireland team

The Ulster forward made his presence felt on his return from injury on Saturday.

# 6-nations - Tuesday 27 January, 2015

‘I can’t remember the last time he missed four kicks’: Murphy backs Madigan to get on target again

The Leinster back could be given a chance to impress at number 10 for the Wolfhounds this Friday.

Sexton ‘fit and fresh’ to face France after 3 months out, Murray still awaiting neck scan

Sexton ‘fit and fresh’ to face France after 3 months out, Murray still awaiting neck scan

The Racing Metro out-half is still over a week away from resuming contact training.

In pictures: Ireland’s Six Nations hopefuls step up preparations at Carton House

Joe Schmidt put his players through their paces earlier at Carton House.

BBC’s Six Nations mockumentary ad shows just how giddy we all get at this time of year Counting The Days This post contains videos

BBC’s Six Nations mockumentary ad shows just how giddy we all get at this time of year

Wales wishes it could be Six Nations time every day.

# 6-nations - Thursday 22 January, 2015

O’Brien and Fitzgerald return as Schmidt names 46-man Six Nations squad

Jonathan Sexton is also among the extended squad, despite being ruled out of at least the opening fixture.

# 6-nations - Wednesday 21 January, 2015

5 talking points before Joe Schmidt names his Six Nations squad

Apart from ‘Can we win it, Joe?’

# 6-nations - Tuesday 20 January, 2015

Elbow injuries rule both Jackson and Olding out of Six Nations

Both exciting young backs require surgery and will miss at least 10 weeks of rugby.

# 6-nations - Thursday 8 January, 2015

You’ll want to move to Connacht and buy a season ticket after seeing this 6 Nations promo

The bandwagon will probably be a little more crowded by the end of this video.

# 6-nations - Thursday 1 January, 2015

Open Thread: Who would you pick to start for Ireland in the Six Nations?

Have Luke Marshall or Felix Jones done enough to make the breakthrough?

# 6-nations - Tuesday 23 December, 2014

The story behind this euphoric picture of Brian O’Driscoll retiring a champion

We spoke the man who captured the iconic moment.

# 6-nations - Tuesday 9 December, 2014

# 6-nations - Saturday 22 March, 2014

This is the Ireland squad we would pick if the World Cup was starting next week

We are 18 months away from the showpiece tournament and nailing our flag to the mast way too soon.

Ireland’s incredible journey from Roman ruins to Six Nations champions Some Year This post contains videos

Ireland’s incredible journey from Roman ruins to Six Nations champions

Joe Schmidt took over a side that had fallen to their lowest world ranking spot and turned them into Europe-beaters.

# 6-nations - Friday 21 March, 2014

Mike Brown edges out Brian O’Driscoll for 6 Nations best player award Outstanding This post contains videos

Mike Brown edges out Brian O’Driscoll for 6 Nations best player award

The Harlequins fullback was simply unstoppable for the duration of the tournament.

# 6-nations - Tuesday 18 March, 2014

‘Christ, here we go again’: Rob Kearney on the nervous TMO wait in Paris

The Irish fullback was convinced Damien Chouly’s late score would be allowed.

Joe Schmidt: ‘It would be great to have Jonny Sexton back in the country’

The Ireland coach feels an imminent return for the out-half is unlikely, however.

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