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#Six Nations

# six-nations - Tuesday 18 September, 2018

Eddie Jones' England bring in experienced John Mitchell as defence coach

The former All Blacks head coach is an intriguing appointment a year out from the World Cup.

# six-nations - Monday 30 April, 2018

Eight French players dumped from Six Nations squad escape further punishment

However, the FFR said that after-match activities will be more tightly controlled from now on.

# six-nations - Sunday 29 April, 2018

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Ruthless Celtic wrap up seventh straight title in style by hammering Old Firm rivals Rangers

Brendan Rodgers’ Hoops had it all too easy in this afternoon’s derby.

# six-nations - Friday 23 March, 2018

'It’s an absolute honour' - Stockdale named Six Nations Player of the Championship

The 21-year-old scored a record-breaking seven tries as Ireland secured a historic third Grand Slam.

# six-nations - Thursday 22 March, 2018

'There needs to be a minimum standard on pitch facilities for an international game'

We spoke to England international Rachael Burford about some of the key issues in women’s rugby.

'He's someone who could potentially come back and coach the All Blacks'

Joe Schmidt’s plans after 2019 remain uncertain but the All Blacks have been following his success with interest.

'It was nice to see what it takes to win a Grand Slam': Munster set to benefit from Arnold's Ireland experience

The young centre was a regular in Joe Schmidt’s camp through the Six Nations.

# six-nations - Wednesday 21 March, 2018

Sexton keen on Australia tour and feels Ireland's freshness told in Grand Slam

The Ireland out-half believes the IRFU’s central contracting system is a key strength.

England chiefs give backing to Eddie Jones after worst showing in 31 years

“It’s worth reflecting that Eddie has an 86% win record with England. You don’t become a bad coach or team overnight.”

# six-nations - Tuesday 20 March, 2018

The Rugby Show: Rating the Irish Grand Slam winners' performances

Let us know what you made of the Irish team’s performance over the course of the five games.

Grand Slam victory the most-watched programme on Irish TV this year

The Six Nations tie between England and Ireland attracted an average audience of just over 950,000 viewers.

Grand Slam-winning captain Rory Best signs new IRFU contract

The hooker has extended his deal until the end of the 2019 World Cup.

# six-nations - Monday 19 March, 2018

Analysis: Tadhg Furlong's brilliance highlights ferocious Ireland forwards display

Dan Leavy, James Ryan, Tadhg Furlong and Iain Henderson will be cornerstones for some time yet.

Only 4 Irish players make the cut in Opta's Team of the Six Nations

Conor Murray was selected as the analysts’ Player of the Tournament.

'I used to watch the Five Nations and think these places were on a whole different planet'

Joe Schmidt was in reflective form after he added to his exceptional list of honours.

Johnny Sexton revels in Grand Slam glory after 'weird, horrible' build-up week

The 32-year-old out-half found the pre-match days nerve-wracking.

7 moments that helped tilt Ireland towards Grand Slam glory

We’ll always have Paris (and Jacob Stockdale intercept tries).

# six-nations - Sunday 18 March, 2018

'It's one of the great days for us': Snow-delayed Ireland return to warm welcome after Grand Slam

Fans, family, and a Minister were at the Shelbourne to greet the Six Nations champions.

Four of Ireland's Grand Slam winning side shortlisted for Six Nations Player of the Championship

France and Italy also have some representation among the nominees.

Woodward: 'They looked very tired throughout the Championship. It's caught up with them'

World Cup-winning coach Clive Woodward says fatigue played a part in England’s poor Six Nations campaign.

'I was just hoping to play with Leinster A and maybe get a few caps with the senior team'

20-year-old Grand Slam winner Jordan Larmour has far exceeded his hopes for the season.

Keith Earls' tap tackle was one of the moments of Ireland's Grand Slam match

The Ireland wing recovered brilliantly to take down Elliot Daly early in the second half.

'Congratulations to Ireland... they deserve that, but they'll know they were a little bit lucky as well'

The Wales head coach spoke after their win over France.

It wasn't easy, but we found space for a few non-Grand Slam winners in our Team of the Championship

Who is a must-have in your best XV of the past 15 matches?

Aviva Stadium homecoming for Grand Slam winners cancelled due to snowfall

Adverse weather conditions means the free-entry event due to take place at 4.30pm has been cancelled.

Analysis: Schmidt's genius set-piece strike cuts England apart for Stander try

The Ireland head coach kept back this play for three years before it worked beautifully to help win a Grand Slam.

The influential Keith Earls finally gets the reward his brilliance deserves

The 30-year-old was outstanding throughout Ireland’s Grand Slam success.

Future is bright as Schmidt's Ireland look towards building on Grand Slam success

The Ireland boss was ‘proud of how some guys got thrown in there and survived.’

'The biggest highlight of my career': Best joins O'Driscoll and Mullen in Ireland's elite club

Ireland captain says this team are ‘greedy’ and want to build on the Grand Slam win.

# six-nations - Saturday 17 March, 2018

Irish and Six Nations records look easy as Stockdale continually looks to the next step

The 21-year-old has set a new bar for Irish tries in a single season.

'We fear no team in the world and we've proven on our day we can compete with the best'

Rob Kearney produced another vintage performance on the big stage.

'If they had been a bit more injured, it would've been safer in the changing room!'

Ireland’s players soaked up every moment of their Grand Slam success.

'We wanted to play with a bigger dead-ball area' - England plan backfires

England’s decision to make the in-goal area longer made a difference in the end.

England slip to worst finish since 1987 in final Six Nations table

Wales and Scotland claimed narrow wins to edge their way up the standings.

'Johnny just didn't want to do it the same way as ROG': Schmidt hails old heads in clinical win

There was a lot of second half work to do, but Ireland put the winning scores on the board nice and early in Twickenham.

The day of days - 20 pictures from Ireland's Grand Slam celebrations

There was a lot of emotion as the players celebrated a remarkable achievement with their families.

Aviva Stadium to host homecoming celebration for Ireland squad on Sunday

Tickets are free and can be purchased online.

Schmidt seals status as Ireland's greatest ever coach with Grand Slam success

The Ireland head coach’s class told once again as his side delivered a controlled performance.

'Joe came up with the move': Furlong on his fantastic hands to set up slick Stander try

126 kilos and still capable of the lightest of touches.

How we rated Ireland's Grand Slam winners on a historic day at Twickenham

Kearney, Ringrose, Ryan, Furlong and Leavy were all superb.

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