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#Six Nations

# six-nations - Friday 24 February, 2017

Analysis: Do the statistics back up Joe Schmidt's rebuke about Ireland's attack?

The Ireland head coach was frustrated with suggestions his side play an attritional game.

Ben Te'o starts for England as Jonathan Joseph drops from squad

George Ford and Danny Care are named in the half-backs as Eddie Jones makes four changes.

'I try not to get distracted by people who throw out opinions and not back it up'

Ireland head coach Joe Schmidt has defended the nature of his team’s attacking tactics.

Schmidt backs 'great orchestrator' Sexton to lift Ireland for France 10

Schmidt backs 'great orchestrator' Sexton to lift Ireland for France

The 31-year-old is back at out-half in place of Paddy Jackson ahead of tomorrow’s Six Nations clash.

# six-nations - Thursday 23 February, 2017

'We're not disrespecting the Six Nations': IRFU defend decision to withdraw three key players

Sene Naoupu, Alison Miller and Hannah Tyrrell are flying to Las Vegas with the sevens squad instead of playing against France on Sunday.

Quiz: How well do you remember Ireland's Croke Park win over England 10 years ago?

Cast your mind back to that historic day in 2007, the day Ireland hosted England at Croke Park.

'I'll always come away having learned something new' - Ringrose

The centre will win just his sixth cap this Saturday, but is lapping up every lesson.

Jackson took benching 'with a smile' as Schmidt slips Sexton back in

Joe Schmidt expects to need both of his out-halves against France.

Sexton straight back in, McGrath's loosehead nod and Kearney at 15

Joe Schmidt has been able to name a very strong Ireland matchday 23 to face France.

Sexton starts as Ireland aim to keep Six Nations chase alive against France

The out-half is one of three changes as captain Rory Best also returns after illness.

Slimani, Le Roux and Huget all start for France against Ireland

Guy Noves has named his team for the Test with Ireland on Saturday.

French 'lesson' has Furlong well warned for Test ahead

A lot has changed for the Wexford man since his 17 minutes in Paris last year.

# six-nations - Wednesday 22 February, 2017

Ireland likely to field settled team for France with Sexton set to return

Joe Schmidt has had some tight selection calls to make this week.

Quiz - Match these Irish rugby players with their French club and win a signed Ireland jersey

Test your Ireland-France knowledge ahead of Saturday.

Ulster's Rob Lyttle and Munster out-half Bill Johnston boost Ireland U20s for French test

Nigel Carolan has been forced to make a number of changes for this Friday.

'It's brilliant being around the city when the Six Nations is on, you can feel the buzz'

Devin Toner says the squad are really looking forward to playing in front of the Ireland supporters again.

George North returns as Wales make just one change for Murrayfield trip

Rob Howley has named his team for the Six Nations clash with Scotland.

Marmion willing to work and wait to match 'best in the world' Murray 999

Marmion willing to work and wait to match 'best in the world' Murray

The Connacht star is firmly in the role of impact player for Ireland.

Jackson 'learning', but Sexton remains the perfect 10 for Schmidt and Ireland

The Ulster playmaker still has work to do to match up with the intangibles offered by Sexton, says Richie Murphy

# six-nations - Tuesday 21 February, 2017

Ireland management want Carbery to get 'more exposure' at out-half with Leinster

The 21-year-old will feature for the province in the Pro12 this weekend as he continues his comeback from injury.

'It was great to see how happy my parents were and I was obviously very happy to get it'

Niall Scannell is loving every minute of his first Six Nations experience and is hoping to win his second cap this weekend.

The42 Rugby Show: Eddie O'Sullivan previews Ireland's game against France

Former Ireland head coach Eddie O’Sullivan joins Murray Kinsella to look at the key talking points ahead of Ireland’s first home game.

'It's just a selection issue now': Sexton fit and ready for France

The out-half comes back into contention for this weekend after missing the games against Scotland and Italy.

Give us your questions for Eddie O'Sullivan ahead of Ireland's French test

The former Ireland coach joins Murray Kinsella to preview the weekend action.

Heaslip not afraid to think big - World Cup big - when setting late career goals

Heaslip wasn’t confident of even playing in Japan after the painful quarter-final exit to Argentina, but a lot has passed under the bridge since.

# six-nations - Monday 20 February, 2017

Conor Murray and Johnny Sexton to take full part in Ireland training tomorrow

Rob Kearney is scheduled to take part in contact training today and is also expected to train fully tomorrow.

Billy Vunipola admits he 'probably won't make' Six Nations finale against Ireland

The Saracens back row was the a clear key to England’s resurgence under Eddie Jones last year.

Marmion ready to slot in for Murray and make first Six Nations start should he be called on

He was rested in Connacht’s win, with Pat Lam doing ‘what’s best for Ireland, what’s best for Connacht and what’s best for Kieran Marmion.’

In-form Leavy always striving for improvement after seizing his chance with both hands

The Leinster flanker was superb on Friday, and last night was included in Joe Schmidt’s squad for France.

# six-nations - Sunday 19 February, 2017

'The game in Croke Park made normal Ireland-England Tests look like a garden fete' 10 Years On This post contains videos

'The game in Croke Park made normal Ireland-England Tests look like a garden fete'

Ten years on from England’s historic visit to GAA HQ, BBC presenter John Inverdale and Rob Kitson of the Guardian share their memories.

# six-nations - Saturday 18 February, 2017

'We're under the hammer' - Big selection calls for Ireland before France test

Joe Schmidt is pleased to see his forwards looking more comfortable when passing the ball.

Schmidt pleased with Heaslip's new deal and hopes to see Ryan sign on

The 33-year-olds remain important players for Ireland.

# six-nations - Friday 17 February, 2017

Lightning strikes twice for Scotland as they lose Josh Strauss through injury

The number eight is out with a kidney injury.

'I was like 'I'm not leaving now, there's 15 minutes to go in the biggest game of Irish history possibly''

Jordi Murphy is making good progress on his road to recovery after suffering a horrific injury against New Zealand last November.

Ireland 'quietly confident' over Kearney as Sexton hits his markers

Joe Schmidt provided an injury update after Ireland’s training session in Monaghan today.

# six-nations - Thursday 16 February, 2017

Hammer blow for Ireland as captain Briggs ruled out of Six Nations

The fullback has been sidelined with a hamstring problem.

You're the analyst: What were the keys to this Wales try against England?

Tell us what went right and wrong for this try in last weekend’s Six Nations action.

# six-nations - Wednesday 15 February, 2017

Huge blow for Scotland as injury rules captain Laidlaw out of Six Nations

An ankle injury has ended his campaign prematurely.

# six-nations - Tuesday 14 February, 2017

'The first day, I let myself down and I had to work a lot harder last week'

Ultan Dillane was rusty in the Six Nations defeat to Scotland but improved against Italy last weekend.

Peter O'Mahony ready to return from hamstring injury but won't be risked by Munster

The Ireland flanker trained with the province yesterday but won’t feature against Ospreys this weekend.