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#Six Nations

# six-nations - Thursday 8 March, 2018

'I'll certainly record it': Schmidt will keep a close eye on returning O'Brien

The flanker captains Leinster tomorrow night and will come into Schmidt’s thinking for England.

'I'd challenge people to do a little bit more homework': Schmidt defends Ireland's style

The head coach was speaking ahead of Saturday’s clash with Scotland.

Henderson makes the bench as Ringrose returns to Ireland's centre for Scotland clash

Iain Henderson and Tadhg Furlong have both shaken off hamstring injuries, but only the tighthead has forced his way back into the starting line-up.

Hartley out injured as England make 3 changes while France bring Trinh-Duc to start

The sides clash at the Stade de France on Saturday.

'All I ever wanted to do is be a professional rugby player, since I could walk really'

The mature James Ryan is already making an impact for Ireland at the age of 21.

# six-nations - Wednesday 7 March, 2018

'It would be no disgrace in losing to Ireland. What scares me is being humiliated'

Former rugby international Gavin Hastings believes Scotland have nothing to lose this weekend, but has fears about Ireland’s collective strength.

Furlong and Henderson returns boost Ireland for visit of dangerous Scots

The threat of Finn Russell, Huw Jones and Stuart Hogg will keep Ireland on their toes.

Faletau to captain Wales for the first time as Gatland makes 10 changes for clash with Italy

The Welsh are in action on Sunday in Cardiff.

Griggs makes two changes for Scotland as Ireland seek third straight win

Ireland women continue their Six Nations campaign at Donnybrook on Sunday.

High-achieving Dunne happy to combine theoretical physics and rugby

The second row received a scholarship from Trinity College and is one of 36 students in the country to be part of the prestigious Naughton Foundation.

First start for winger as Scotland make one change for Six Nations clash with Ireland

Blair Kinghorn replaces the injured Tommy Seymour.

Schmidt versus Townsend is a riveting Six Nations coaching battle

The Ireland and Scotland coaches both have an exceptional ability to tailor their game plans to the opposition.

# six-nations - Tuesday 6 March, 2018

'D-Day' training in Carton House leaves Ireland ready to eat the elephant

The Championship and a Grand Slam are becoming increasingly real possibilities, but Joe Schmidt’s squad are maintaining a short-term focus.

England pair ruled out and captain Hartley doubtful for Six Nations clash with France

Wing Jack Nowell and openside Sam Underhill won’t feature in the penultimate game at the Stade de France this weekend.

Murray not sore about losing kicking duels with Carbery after knee injury 'fright'

The Munster scrum-half showed off his impressive goal-kicking again in the win over Wales, but he feared he had suffered serious injury minutes earlier.

Tadhg Furlong declares himself fit and well for Ireland's clash with Scotland

The tighthead missed out on the win over Wales with a hamstring complaint.

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'The people's game' - A debate about rugby on last night's Against the Head has got people talking

‘There are people who wouldn’t have an opinion on an All-Ireland hurling or football final or a soccer international who will be engaged with this.’

'For the first time ever, Ireland has really good depth in the squad'

Paul O’Connell says there’s no need to pretend a Grand Slam isn’t on ahead of Saturday’s clash with Scotland.

O'Connell wary of overloading U20s with too much information in search of solutions

The Ireland assistant coach says there is so much detail in the modern game that it can often muddle a young player’s thinking.

'When Ringer was being compared to Drico, I remember saying ‘oh God, that poor young fella’'

Keith Earls knows the weight that comes with a 13 jersey for Ireland, but it has become easier to slip new talents into the outside centre channel.

# six-nations - Monday 5 March, 2018

Scotland coach Blair says 'it would be silly' not to recall John Hardie after ban

The Edinburgh flanker was suspended for three months for alleged cocaine use.

'It's part of the job': Eddie Jones keen to put abuse behind him

The England coach wants the attention to turn to his side’s clash with France at the weekend.

Fear not a factor for Earls as he leans on a little help from Keith Barry

The Munster flyer has enlisted the help of the mentalist to ensure his mind is functioning at optimum levels.

Snow forces Schmidt's squad to move training to Abbotstown

Ireland’s Kildare training base remains coated in thick snow after last week’s severe weather.

Furlong and Henderson to train fully as Daly and Herring join Ireland squad

Niall Scannell and Andrew Conway have both remained with Munster due to injury.

Fit-again Gray returns to bolster Scotland for Aviva Stadium showdown

Gregor Townsend has added 10 new faces to his squad for Saturday.

# six-nations - Sunday 4 March, 2018

Jones rejects Woodward criticism over Hartley rotation

The former England coach said his heart sank when the hooker was withdrawn against Scotland.

# six-nations - Friday 2 March, 2018

Be part of the audience for The42 Six Nations Show Live: Ireland v Scotland

Murray Kinsella, Gavan Casey and special guest Bernard Jackman will be previewing the next round of the Six Nations.

'I grew up watching Drico, D’Arcy' - Munster's Arnold on being in Ireland camp

The Exiles product has been heavily influenced by Felix Jones’ coaching at Munster.

# six-nations - Thursday 1 March, 2018

Roux energised and relishing the challenge of Schmidt work-ons

The Connacht lock is working hard to stay involved in Ireland’s Six Nations setup and hopes to achieve ‘something special’ in the weeks ahead.

Analysis: Bridge passes proving key to unlocking Six Nations defences

Ireland saw the damaging effects of overhead passes last weekend against Wales.

Zimbabwe to the Ireland U20s - Angus Curtis following in family footsteps

The 19-year-old Ulster midfielder has now been joined by his younger brother, Graham, in Ireland.

Carbery knows minutes are key but puts absolute trust in Schmidt

The out-half is yet to find out if he’ll be released to play for Leinster this weekend.

# six-nations - Wednesday 28 February, 2018

Munster confirm that Chris Farrell's season is over after ACL injury

The 24-year-old was man of the match for Ireland last weekend against Wales.

Eddie Jones: 'It took NZ 8 years to learn to fix things on the field, we’re trying to do it in 4'

The England head coach says ‘everything is more difficult’ for England.

Ryan Wilson escapes 'contact with eye area' ban, available for clash with Ireland

The disciplinary committee decided that Wilson’s offence was ‘reckless, light and fleeting’.

No punishment for Scotland or England over Murrayfield tunnel incident

Six Nations Rugby has concluded its investigation.

Joe Schmidt explains what made Jamie Heaslip such a superb player

‘People say, ‘Jeepers, Jamie was lucky there.’ Not according to Jamie, not according to us.’

'It would be really special if we managed to get three championships in five years'

Joe Schmidt says he must find a balance between being critical of young players and building their confidence.

# six-nations - Tuesday 27 February, 2018

Ireland's Chris Farrell likely to miss rest of Six Nations after knee injury

The Munster man was outstanding on his championship debut against Wales last weekend.