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#6Nations

# 6nations - Yesterday’s News

'It doesn't need to be said what is expected when you wear a 13 jersey with Ireland'

Chris Farrell delivered a magnificent performance on his first Six Nations outing.

'I apologise to Joe if I upset him': Schmidt and Gatland trade frosty compliments

Warren Gatland was full of praise for Ireland’s five-try display, but his tone wasn’t completely sincere.

Player ratings as Ireland see off Wales in Six Nations thriller

Chris Farrell and Keith Earls were consistently excellent in a topsy-turvy affair.

Fierce fraternal rivalry makes Wales a pivotal point in Ireland's season

New faces on the pitch do not diminish the spiky relationship between these sides.

# 6nations - Friday 23 February, 2018

Best allays concern over Sexton fitness, plans an unhappy 100th for Gatland

The out-half needed some physio attention at the Aviva Stadium today, but returned to finish out the session, according to the captain.

Jumpy off-field, unshakable on it: Dan Leavy is ready for the biggest game of his career

Errors, momentous occasions, pivotal contests: the Leinster man sees every challenge as well within his stride.

'One opposition coach has tried to create that story': Schmidt defends Ireland's creative powers

Ahead of tomorrow’s clash with Wales, Schmidt sought to dispel comments Warren Gatland made in 2015.

# 6nations - Thursday 22 February, 2018

Fergie time again, Porter pounces and more talking points as Ireland name side to face Wales

The absence of two Lions from the tight five will be felt.

'I get a call every Monday from the old man and mum, trying to tweak my game'

Bundee Aki has more than Joe Schmidt to answer to when the odd pass goes astray.

# 6nations - Wednesday 21 February, 2018

'Bundee’s eyes lit up when I tried to take him on the outside'

Having missed out on November, the in-form Sean Cronin is taking satisfaction in vital contributions no matter what stage of the match.

# 6nations - Tuesday 20 February, 2018

'We have to put Conor and his kicking game under pressure'

Wales are intent on attacking Ireland’s strengths during Saturday’s pivotal Six Nations clash.

Faletau misses out as Wales name starting XV to face Ireland

However, Gatland has been able to recall Liam Williams, Leigh Halfpenny and Dan Biggar for his 100th match in charge of the Principality.

'It just doesn't feel like the other knee': O'Mahony's 2015 injury can't just be forgotten

The blindside no longer thinks about his ACL when running out for games, but he has to keep it in mind throughout the rest of his work week.

# 6nations - Monday 19 February, 2018

Focus inwards as Ireland bid to end winless run against Wales

Losses in Cardiff and a draw last time out in Dublin have left Ireland without a Six Nations win over Wales since 2014.

# 6nations - Tuesday 13 February, 2018

Wales match may come too soon, but Ringrose ready to step up return

Stuart Lancaster suggests the centre may make his return against the Kings and does not expect to have Robbie Henshaw available to take on Saracens on 1 April.

A definitive ranking of the best Six Nations tries so far 6 Of The Best This post contains videos

A definitive ranking of the best Six Nations tries so far

32 tries into the 2018 Championship, we give you the cream that’s risen to the top.

# 6nations - Monday 12 February, 2018

England will test their scrum against 'biggest, ugliest, strongest' Georgian pack in training this week

Eddie Jones’ forwards have a heavy workload before an open training session later in the week.

French rugby players questioned as witnesses by Scottish police at Edinburgh Airport

Police Scotland say “no crime has been committed” following their inquiries.

Terrific Thomas, excellent Earls and the rest of our Six Nations Team of the Week Round 2 This post contains videos

Terrific Thomas, excellent Earls and the rest of our Six Nations Team of the Week

Scotland got back in the winners’ circle. England and Ireland marched on. But who stood out for you?

# 6nations - Sunday 11 February, 2018

Stockdale shows thirst for tries with clinical late finish Predator This post contains videos

Stockdale shows thirst for tries with clinical late finish

The Ulster wing appeared to have an easy pass option, but trusted his speed to sustain his remarkable try-per-Test ratio.

# 6nations - Saturday 10 February, 2018

First international try 'something special', but Aki refuses to ease off the pedal Test Match Special This post contains videos

First international try 'something special', but Aki refuses to ease off the pedal

The Connacht man opened his try-scoring account with a powerful barge over the line in the first half of Ireland’s win over Italy.

'Keith Earls has gotten a little bit older, he hasn’t gotten any slower' -- Schmidt

While Sergio Parisse hailed Ireland’s style, the closing 25 minutes presented a few concerns for Joe Schmidt’s men.

# 6nations - Friday 9 February, 2018

Following a 6-year absence, Lionel Beauxis will start for France against Scotland

The out-half has not won an international cap since 2012.

# 6nations - Monday 21 March, 2016

Sexton and Murray on shortlist for Six Nations Player of the Tournament

Grand Slam winners England lead the way with three nominees.

# 6nations - Saturday 19 March, 2016

Vunipola stars again as England claim first Grand Slam in 13 years Perfect Record This post contains videos

Vunipola stars again as England claim first Grand Slam in 13 years

Eddie Jones’ side recorded a 31-21 win in Paris to make it five wins from five in this year’s Six Nations.

# 6nations - Thursday 17 March, 2016

World Rugby calls for explanation on why Marler wasn’t punished for ‘gypsy boy’ jibe

The Six Nations organisers have been put under scrutiny following the remark aimed at Wales prop Samson Lee.

# 6nations - Thursday 10 March, 2016

'Wales scrummage terribly illegally!' Eddie Jones is back playing mind games

Referees afraid to ping Welsh infractions, says Jones ahead of Six Nations showdown.

England unchanged for Wales clash - but big Manu Tuilagi is back on the bench

Centre set to make his first international appearance since June 2014.

# 6nations - Tuesday 8 March, 2016

James Haskell wants to stop showing slo-mo replays of foul play on stadium screens Under Review This post contains videos

James Haskell wants to stop showing slo-mo replays of foul play on stadium screens

“Any tackle looks pretty bad when seen like that.”

# 6nations - Friday 26 February, 2016

'Everything else, apart from the rugby, is a sideshow': Ireland not taking Eddie Jones's bait

Best hails Josh van der Flier as a “handful” ahead of his Ireland debut.

# 6nations - Wednesday 24 February, 2016

Power boost for Ireland U20s, but injury forces changes in the pack

Leinster back row Greg Jones and Munster prop Ben Betts look set to make their debut away to England.

# 6nations - Tuesday 23 February, 2016

McCloskey and Marshall standing by as Jared Payne sits out Ireland training

The Kiwi took almost a full part in training on Monday, but was back in the physio room today.

'Everyone hates England!' Eddie Jones calls on players to use rivalry as motivation

“There is that long-seated rivalry and hatred of England. You can feel it.”

'It hurts when he tackles': No fear over Dillane's physicality ahead of likely Twickenham debut

Connacht’s bruising lock has been 24th man so far in this tournament, but injury means he is next in line for the number 19 shirt next time out.

# 6nations - Friday 19 February, 2016

Sean O’Brien ruled out for remainder of 6 Nations, Sexton ‘rolls ankle’ in training

Joe Schmidt also says that lock Mike McCarthy is unlikely to play again this season having seen a specialist after his concussion.

# 6nations - Thursday 18 February, 2016

England coach Jones preparing for 'Aussie Rules battle' with Ireland

The Australian claims Ireland kick 60% of their ball, but the actual stats say otherwise.

# 6nations - Tuesday 16 February, 2016

Surprisingly enough, Wayne Barnes' favourite Six Nations moment is the exact same as yours Barnstorming This post contains videos

Surprisingly enough, Wayne Barnes' favourite Six Nations moment is the exact same as yours

Assuming you’re an Irish rugby fan who likes your Grand Finales on the dramatic side.

'It's great on paper': Delicate balance for provinces welcoming Irish players back

‘You want them to come in with gusto and excitement, but sometimes it’s just not the case.’

# 6nations - Monday 15 February, 2016

Pick your favourite try scored so far in this year's Six Nations Style Points This post contains a poll

Pick your favourite try scored so far in this year's Six Nations

Six games down, nine to go.

France v Ireland coughed up just one player for our Six Nations Team of the Week

The sooner that game drips from the memory banks the better.

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