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#Six Nations

# six-nations - Thursday 16 March, 2017

Zebo frustrated by Ireland's inability to exploit space out wide

The Munster man says it’s difficult for him to be a playmaker from the wing.

'It's a cup final, it's winner takes all': Ireland primed for Grand Slam decider against England

Nora Stapleton says ‘it’s about time we get the buzz back’ as Ireland look forward to their biggest game of the Six Nations.

# six-nations - Wednesday 15 March, 2017

Munster's Foley named for Ireland U20 debut against imposing England

The English have been in ominous form so far in this Six Nations.

Analysis: Ireland and Wales showed the way forward for the scrum in Cardiff

Both teams used the scrum for the right reasons on Friday night.

Big selection decisions for Schmidt with O'Mahony and Payne pushing

There are a wide range of possible combinations for the Ireland head coach to go with against England.

One change to Ireland Women's side for Grand Slam showdown against England

Scrum-half Larissa Muldoon replaces Mary Healy in Tom Tierney’s starting team.

Milestone game for Owens as Howley keeps faith with side that defeated Ireland

Wales have named an unchanged starting 15 for the third successive game.

'Andy will do his job and Owen will do his' - Father and son meet in Dublin

The Ireland defence coach will have to negate the threat of England’s centre this weekend.

'At home against England on St Patrick's Day. There's no better occasion to be playing in'

Ireland U20s are looking forward to a big night under the lights in Donnybrook.

# six-nations - Tuesday 14 March, 2017

Ireland intent on keeping focus in-house rather than on English record bid

“We haven’t played to our potential. We want to be able to sit in a changing room and look at each other and be proud of each other and what we can do as a group,” says Sean O’Brien.

'To get experience in those situations is great': Marmion ready to build after impressing in Cardiff

It was a rare opportunity for the scrum-half to show his worth for a extended period on the big stage.

Groin issue makes Keith Earls a doubt for Ireland v England

Conor Murray and Jonathan Sexton took a full part in training i Maynooth today.

'There is a lot of X-factor in this group': Carolan ranks U20 team as one of Ireland's best

The head coach singled out Jordan Larmour, Oisin Dowling, Caelan Doris and Fineen Wycherley after outstanding performances in the Six Nations so far.

# six-nations - Monday 13 March, 2017

The42 Rugby Show: Eddie O'Sullivan on whether Ireland are too predictable

The former Ireland head coach believes Joe Schmidt’s side have become too dependent on Johnny Sexton.

Shaun Edwards plays down row over 'harmless' middle-finger gesture during win over Ireland

‘There was nothing in it whatsoever.’

'It was just me not knowing the rules and obviously we suffered as a result'

Robbie Henshaw put his hand up after being penalised in a promising Irish maul against Wales.

Punishment may not be over for Scotland as Brown is cited for early tip tackle Poor Turn Of Frase This post contains videos

Punishment may not be over for Scotland as Brown is cited for early tip tackle

England began carving Scotland apart immediately after Brown was sin-binned on Saturday.

Schmidt's attention turns to halting England's Grand Slam bid after Cardiff defeat

‘I really feel we were incredibly close and I know 22-9 does not look like that.’

# six-nations - Sunday 12 March, 2017

Analysis: The error that Joe Schmidt singled Paddy Jackson out for

George North’s first try on Friday night came straight from a clever Welsh lineout attack.

'It’s never ideal losing your 10, but you have to be ready for anything'

Garry Ringrose felt Ireland adapted well to losing Sexton twice, but Joe Schmidt didn’t quite agree.

# six-nations - Saturday 11 March, 2017

Ireland U20s Six Nations hopes dealt a blow against the Welsh

The U20s suffered a 41-27 defeat in Eirias Park this evening.

England seal 18th straight win and back-to-back Six Nations by trouncing Scotland

Vern Cotter’s side were demolished at Twickenham.

Peter O'Mahony: plenty of motivation for us ahead of English finale

There’s more than pride at stake for Ireland next weekend.

Four-try France leave Italy with a wooden spoon and no points on the board

Gael FIckou and Virimi Vakatawa were on form to inflict another defeat on Conor O’Shea’s Azzurri.

As it happened: England v Scotland, Six Nations Triple Crown decider

We went minute-by-minute as Vern Cotter’s entertaining Scots went to Twickenham in search of a Triple Crown.

France turned the flair all the way up for this terrific try against Italy Gael Force This post contains videos

Tyrrell try gives Ireland victory in Wales to set up Grand Slam decider with England

Tom Tierney’s side will face off against England in Donnybrook on St Patrick’s Day.

Best points to 'silly mental errors' from Ireland but insists they are consistent

The Ireland captain and hooker was disappointed with some costly lineout failings.

What the RTE panel had to say in the wake of defeat in Cardiff last night

In case you watched the game in the pub.

Schmidt stresses positives but Ireland leave Cardiff in deep disappointment

Wales scored three tries to Ireland’s zero in a 22-9 win.

Ireland ready for emotionally-charged affair as they look to set up Grand Slam showdown

It will be a difficult day for Wales following a recent tragedy, and Marie Louise Reilly is wary of the opposition.

'Conor was keen to try and see how he went in the second half'

Joe Schmidt says he won’t be rushing into any knee-jerk changes to his team ahead of the England clash.

# six-nations - Friday 10 March, 2017

Missed chances, the Welsh backlash and more talking points from Cardiff

Wales had more of the big individual performers on a desperately disappointing night for Ireland.

If you can bear to watch, here are the highlights from Ireland's incredibly frustrating night in Wales Video Nasty This post contains videos

'We'll only have ourselves to blame': Rory Best laments missed chances in Wales defeat

The Ireland captain was ‘bitterly disappointed’ as Ireland’s title hopes took a beating by Wales.

The player ratings as Ireland's title chase ran out of steam

The Championship is England’s to lose as Ireland were unable to convert pressure into tries in Cardiff.

Ireland's Six Nations title hopes sink after frustrating defeat in Cardiff

Joe Schmidt’s men were second best at the Principality Stadium.

As it happened: Wales v Ireland, Six Nations

It’s Friday and there was a thoroughly crucial international rugby match on.