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#Six Nations

# six-nations - Saturday 10 February, 2018

'He's got huge knowledge and he's got a great way about him in coaching us'

Ireland’s Cliodhna Moloney explains the positive impact of Mike Ross as the Six Nations continues this weekend.

'He's in the mould of Anthony Foley' - Keith Earls' journey to the top

The Moyross man is now a key part of Munster and Irish rugby and has stayed grounded through it all.

'I see myself as one of the older fellas': Influx of youth strenghtening Henshaw's leadership

The 24-year-old is happy to learn and teach to knit Ireland’s back-line together.

Analysis: Ireland's morphed defence system and Schmidt's attacking tweaks

We took a closer look at the small factors Joe Schmidt will have focused on in Ireland’s attack.

# six-nations - Friday 9 February, 2018

Utterly reckless Italian tip tackle pits Ireland U20s against 14 men

As certain a red card as you are likely to see.

Alun Wyn Jones laughs off verbal grenades from 'Uncle Eddie'

Considering his bad manners, the Wales captain noted: “my parents have been saying that for many years, and I am married now so…”

The Rugby Show: Six Nations preview with Stephen Ferris Analysis This post contains videos

The Rugby Show: Six Nations preview with Stephen Ferris

We look ahead to this weekend’s Six Nations action, along with in-depth analysis from Murray Kinsella.

'Cian Healy produced a picture from 2009 when Jordan was one of the mascots'

Ireland captain Rory Best has been impressed by Jordan Larmour’s impact on the squad.

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

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

England coach urges World Rugby to clamp down on 'out of order' Alun Wyn Jones

Eddie Jones says the Wales’ captain did not ‘respect the integrity of the referee’.

O'Shea: 'That’s sport. That’s why I’ll never do any job in Ireland'

The Italy head coach remains realistic about what his side can achieve against the top teams.

World Cup plans go hand-in-hand with the present tense for Ireland

Joe Schmidt has brought in future prospects to get them acquainted with the camp.

'When you're not able to do something, it becomes mental': McGrath ready to roar again

The loosehead prop took a look at his game in order to get back to enjoying himself on the field again.

Schmidt demanding Ireland 'to keep scoring, keep driving forward'

A bonus point win is the minimum standard required for an Ireland team with title ambitions.

'I expect Jordan to provide what he has been providing in provincial matches'

Joe Schmidt says he’s looking forward to seeing Jordan Larmour bring his flying form into the Six Nations arena this weekend.

# six-nations - Thursday 8 February, 2018

'You have to be ready to take your opportunity and I have to do that this Saturday'

Dan Leavy is desperate to seize his chance against Italy.

'He reminds me of a young Christian Cullen. He is box office' - O'Shea

Conor O’Shea expained how difficult it was to leave Ian McKinley out this weekend.

Schmidt looks to maintain freshness as he manages the workload of his pack

The Ireland head coach has made four changes to his side for Saturday’s clash with Italy.

Mind games from Jones as he says 'third-choice' Patchell will struggle against England

The England boss says the out-half could struggle to cope with expectations.

Ireland leave little to chance and more talking points ahead of Italy clash

Joe Schmidt has named a team to power through any potential hiccups.

McKinley misses out as O'Shea makes three changes to Italy XV to face Ireland

McKinley misses out as O'Shea makes three changes to Italy XV to face Ireland

The former Leinster out-half won’t feature against his native country.

Larmour in line for Test debut as Schmidt tweaks pack for Italy

Ireland head coach makes four changes for second game of the Six Nations campaign.

Townsend makes 6 changes to Scotland team to face France after opening setback against Wales

Scotland crashed to a 34-7 loss in Cardiff last Saturday.

Two changes for England as they prepare for Wales

Eddie Jones has named his side for Saturday’s Six Nations encounter.

The sky's the limit for Ryan, but O'Kelly stresses importance of durability

‘Devin Toner doesn’t get injured, he injures people.’

Furlong: 'There was a montage comparing it to some soccer goals!'

The Ireland tighthead has become increasingly comfortable at handling the ball.

The Joe Schmidt drill that helped Ireland to build to Sexton's drop goal

It all goes back to the 2013 defeat to the All Blacks.

# six-nations - Wednesday 7 February, 2018

Ireland U20s forced to make changes as Ulster duo required for Pro14 action

Noel McNamara was forced into a late personnel change ahead of a clash with Italy.

Conan and Toner set to start for Ireland with Larmour on the bench

Joe Schmidt could make a number of changes up front for the Six Nations clash with Italy.

Ireland centre returns from 7s duty to be named in Women's Six Nations team

Katie Fitzhenry is back for Sunday’s meeting with Italy in Donnybrook.

'That game was definitely my proudest moment in Irish rugby'

Keith Earls was integrally involved as Ireland built to their match-winning drop goal against France.

'We’re not in this to just kick penalties and drop goals' - Ireland on the attack

Assistant coach Richie Murphy says Ireland will look to build better shapes off the ball.

# six-nations - Tuesday 6 February, 2018

Analysis: Peter O'Mahony's unseen work and all the Ireland rucks against France

The Munster captain was hugely effective for Ireland at ruck time.

Carbery ready to take rare turn at 10 against Italy

“Well, if Joe picks me…”

Toner willing to welcome Ryan competition with open arms

The unflappable second row took his bench role on the chin, but is ready to wrestle his place back starting against Italy this weekend.

Sexton skill a prime example of endless practice making perfect, says Murphy

‘I can think of hundreds of drop-goals being hit after practice,’ says the Ireland skills and kicking coach.

Wales stick with same starting XV for England clash

However, George North has been added to the squad.

Epic 41 phases can deliver benefit beyond just a single win for Ireland

“You look back on that, see what you can do when you’re under pressure.”

# six-nations - Monday 5 February, 2018

Analysis: Ireland's attack was too reliant on Johnny Sexton in Paris

The out-half has a huge burden on his shoulders to create chances for Ireland.

French use of 'HIA' replacements under extra scrutiny with second stage of review

The Six Nations has stepped up the investigation into the classification of France’s replacements on Saturday.