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#Six Nations

# six-nations - Saturday 11 March, 2017

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.

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'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.

Ireland's Six Nations hopes in the balance ahead of Cardiff clash

Captain Rory Best feels tonight’s meeting with Wales will tell us all we need to know about Joe Schmidt’s side.

Parisse warns Italy may continue with controversial tactics

Conor O’Shea’s no ruck plan may be back tomorrow against France.

Ruff morning as Farrell sits out England captain's run with 'dog' injury

Centre’s fitness looks set to be a game-time decision.

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Poll: Who will win tonight's Six Nations clash between Wales and Ireland?

Kick-off can’t come quickly enough.

O'Brien happy with the 'dirty work' as he looks to hit his peak for Ireland

The 30-year-old openside has been steadily growing in form in the Six Nations.

# six-nations - Thursday 9 March, 2017

'It's one of the best stadiums': Best and Ireland relishing Cardiff under Friday night lights

The Ireland captain says the squad are in a good place heading into tomorrow’s crunch Six Nations clash.

Ireland agree to close the roof for Cardiff clash with Wales

Joe Schmidt has opted to go for a shut roof, with scattered showers forecast for Cardiff.

Nash holds captaincy despite Kelly return to Ireland U20 midfield

Utility back Jack Kelly had been named captain before the tournament kicked off, but injury has forced ‘the armband’ to be passed along.

Billy Vunipola named on the bench as England get set for Scotland clash

Meanwhile, Hamish Watson has returned to the Scotland back row.

Castres star Dupont set for France debut against Italy

Conor O’Shea has made three changes from the impressive performance in Twickenham.

'We've already been stung once by going in a bit undercooked' - Schmidt

An emotional, frenetic occasion awaits Ireland in Cardiff tomorrow night.

'I'm a contracted sevens player and for me, that was it': Tyrrell on missing out on Six Nations duty

Following the recent saga, Hannah Tyrrell is back in the fifteens’ side and would rather do her talking on the pitch.

Set-piece, Sopranos, pasta: Toner set for ferocious Welsh challenge

The 30-year-old lock is a key man in Joe Schmidt’s side.

# six-nations - Wednesday 8 March, 2017

Reports of George North's demise are greatly exaggerated, says Schmidt

“If you’ve seen the size, the strength and the speed and agility of such a big man, why would you go looking for him?”

Analysis: The Welsh scrum has big problems, and Ireland can take advantage

The Welsh have struggles with the hook on a third of their scrums so far.

Finishing up gym sessions at 7.45am part and parcel of Heaslip's 'lucky' 100-cap haul

The Leinster man remembers trying to emulate Denis Leamy when he first came into the Ireland setup.

'Vegas 3' return as Ireland head to Wales with Grand Slam dream still alive

Alison Miller, Sene Naoupu and Hannah Tyrrell all return for Saturday’s game.

'Tommy has trained the house down': Schmidt backs Bowe's aerial ability off the bench

Jared Payne also trained well, according to the Kiwi, but will instead be deployed for Ulster’s Pro12 meeting with Zebre.

Bowe back, Kearney pulls through and more talking points from Ireland's XV to face Wales

It’s a rare unchanged XV for Joe Schmidt and Ireland.

No changes for Ireland as Schmidt keeps faith in Ringrose at 13

There is only one change to Ireland’s 23-man squad, with Tommy Bowe included on the bench.

Wales happy that the side that lost to Scotland can beat Ireland

There are no changes ahead of the clash at the Principality Stadium on Friday night.

Senior presence Henshaw ready to 'man up' and make the hits against Wales

The veteran 23-year-old is ready for a dog fight in Cardiff.

# six-nations - Tuesday 7 March, 2017

Schmidt set to retain Ringrose at 13 for Six Nations trip to Cardiff

Ireland are unlikely to make changes to their starting side for the clash with Wales.

Henderson taking 'cut-throat' analytical approach to size up his own performance

Between maths and the mechanics of a line-out, there’s plenty to keep the Ulster lock’s brain occupied.

Double injury blow for Ireland U20s as McPhillips ruled out for 2 months

Gavin Mullin is also out of the last two games while Cillian Gallagher remains a doubt.

Ireland ready to meet Welsh 'fire with fire'

A Six Nations finale without a title on the line doesn’t bear thinking about.

# six-nations - Monday 6 March, 2017

The42 Rugby Show: Wales' set-piece strikes, Sexton's loop and Lions battles

Murray Kinsella is joined by Johne Murphy to look ahead to Friday night’s Six Nations showdown in Cardiff.

Conor Murray on his superb form, playing with Sexton and talk of the Lions captaincy

The scrum-half admits he is happy with the way things are going, and who could blame him?

'You can't make a great player have a poor game': Wales wary of 'astute' Murray and Sexton

“They are two outstanding players who we have to be really on our guard against.”

'We haven't really discussed it': Ireland yet to decide on Principality Stadium roof

Both sides must agree for the game to be played under a closed roof.

Jared Payne unlikely to start in Cardiff after suffering bruising in Ulster return

But Rob Kearney came through training this morning and reported no further issues with his groin.

We'll be live from the Aviva Stadium to answer your Ireland-Wales questions this lunchtime

We’ll have a Facebook Live preview of the weekend action tomorrow at 1pm.