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#6 Nations

# 6-nations - Saturday 14 March, 2020

A visit to Willie Mullins' yard among lessons lapped up by Noel McNamara

The U20 head coach picked up a personal gong this week, but is quick to deflect praise towards a team who could have easily been celebrating under different circumstances this weekend.

# 6-nations - Tuesday 10 March, 2020

Farrell wary of over-loading Test schedule around November

There are many unknowable variables as Covid-19 spreads, but Farrell hopes that player welfare concerns are maintained and Ireland avoid playing five Tests in five weeks.

U20 title charge left in limbo as Ireland await call on France fixture

Noel McNamara’s men have every right to expect their match to be called off, but can’t afford to stop preparing to face France.

# 6-nations - Monday 9 March, 2020

Farrell says Ireland players were deflated to hear of France postponement

The squad trained in Abbottstown today believing they are well in the hunt for the Championship.

# 6-nations - Sunday 8 March, 2020

'Ireland need to qualify for a World Cup and I wanted to be a better player'

Clare woman Edel McMahon is feeling the benefits of moving away to play with Wasps.

# 6-nations - Saturday 7 March, 2020

Letter of rugby laws would see Marler hit with a minimum 12-week ban

Alun Wyn Jones bemoaned the lack of action on the incident from officials.

Tuilagi red card mars England's Triple Crown-sealing win over Wales Over The Top This post contains videos

Tuilagi red card mars England's Triple Crown-sealing win over Wales

Eddie Jones’ side were dominant and 33-16 up before the explosive centre smashed into George North.

As it happened: England v Wales, Six Nations

Ireland’s game is off, but the Six Nations rumbled on and we went minute-by-minute.

# 6-nations - Thursday 5 March, 2020

Wilson and Watson for England XV as Wales bring back Liam Williams

The pair have missed out on international duty since featuring the World Cup final.

Six Nations to postpone Italy-England match in Rome

There was an option to play the fixture behind closed doors, but organisers have moved to postpone it until later in the year.

# 6-nations - Friday 28 February, 2020

'The ability to think earns you time': Cullen backs Sexton, comparing him with Brady and Federer

The Leinster head coach sees no reason to lose faith in Ireland’s 34-year-old out-half.

# 6-nations - Tuesday 25 February, 2020

Prolific Welsh wing Adams ruled out for three months after suffering ankle injury against France

The 24-year-old may return for the latter stages of the Cardiff Blues’ Guinness Pro14 campaign, per the WRU.

# 6-nations - Sunday 23 February, 2020

Farrell laments lack of first-half grit as Ireland are left 'feeling sorry for ourselves'

The head coach’s first defeat was a painful one.

'We have to take a long, hard look at ourselves'

Robbie Henshaw found it hard to spin positives out of Ireland’s loss in London.

Peat and Naoupu injured as Ireland Women held to nil by five-try England

Adam Griggs’ side were outclassed and suffered their first defeat of the year.

As it happened: England v Ireland, Six Nations

We went minute-by-minute as Andy Farrell’s resurgent Ireland faced the World Cup finalists.

# 6-nations - Saturday 22 February, 2020

Sexton backs Ireland's brains and brawn as he sets sight on Triple Crown

Physicality has been a keyword for Ireland this week, but the skipper cautions that it means more than strength.

Another title within reach for McNamara's magnificent U20s

Triple Crown last night, Ireland U20s can add the Championship and Grand Slam if they sustain their winning run.

'I feel there is more in me': Herring eager to step up after solid starts

The hard-working hooker has waited patiently for his chance for a run as starter and is keen on growing into the role.

# 6-nations - Friday 21 February, 2020

Exhilarating Ireland U20s tear into England for bonus point win

Noel McNamara’s were in sublime form as they scored six tries in Northampton.

Ulster flyer McIlroy soaking lessons, not tackles as U20s face up to England

The winger says his brush with senior rugby was a ‘surprise’,but it didn’t appear to take him aback.

# 6-nations - Thursday 20 February, 2020

‘Ireland are groping around a bit in the dark searching for cohesion’

Andy Dunne and Murray Kinsella examine the key issues in forensic detail ahead of this Sunday’s showdown in Twickenham between Ireland and England.

U20s working to create their own momentum on tough away trip

After feeling the full benefit of home support against Scotland and Wales, the Grand Slam winners will put their streak on the line in England.

# 6-nations - Wednesday 19 February, 2020

Hyde returns, Soroka steps in for Hernan as Ireland U20s head for England

Noel McNamara has made four changes to the side that defeated Wales last time out.

Adaptable Ward another welcome tank out of Tullow

The Ireland U20 prop is willing to switch to either side of the scrum.

Good start is half the work in Test rugby

Comebacks are rare in this game.

# 6-nations - Tuesday 18 February, 2020

Aki and Henshaw ready to reforge partnership to take on England

Aki insists that all Ireland centres work on having a good relationship. But his long-standing partnership with Henshaw brings something different.

'Sky is the limit' for U20 lock Thomas Ahern

Forwards coach Colm Tucker also says the young side took huge benefit from their brush with the seniors.

# 6-nations - Monday 17 February, 2020

James Ryan relishing return to Twickenham

While many generations in Irish rugby are scarred by Twickenham, the 23-year-old has only fond memories of playing there.

# 6-nations - Saturday 15 February, 2020

'It’s a lot more chilled, we're barely in the classroom': Earls enjoying freedom under Farrell

The tension of the World Cup and Japan has, for now at least, dissipated.

# 6-nations - Friday 14 February, 2020

‘I was back to being a parent, that's tougher than being a coach against your son’

It’s not long since Andy Farrell felt the emotion that’s tied up with watching his son play, but he easily shelves it once on coaching duty.

Ringrose a doubt for rest of Six Nations, calf keeps Addison out again

The centre had been ruled out of the upcoming England match, but is doubtful for round five and six.

# 6-nations - Thursday 13 February, 2020

'I have to be making sure I'm getting the right deal' - Conway open-minded as contract expiry looms

The Munster wing signed a two-year deal in 2018, but has become a more regular fixture in the Ireland setup since.

21-year-old Doris back in contention for Ireland ahead of England clash

Head coach Andy Farrell also signalled a clean bill of health for Robbie Henshaw.

Farrell's Ireland forced to cancel open training session in Cork

Heavy overnight rain in the city means the IRFU had to move training to Musgrave Park.

# 6-nations - Wednesday 12 February, 2020

Ireland U20 flanker Hernan ready to mix it with the big boys in Cork camp

The open training sessions rarely pass without a marker being laid on one side or the other.

# 6-nations - Tuesday 11 February, 2020

More out-half woe for Wales as Williams is ruled out for rest of Six Nations

Wales are already without Gareth Anscombe and Rhys Patchell, while Dan Biggar was forced off in the first half against Ireland.

# 6-nations - Monday 10 February, 2020

'If you have a bit of passion about it, then you enjoy it': Andrew Conway feeling the thrill of the chase

The in-form Ireland wing is thoroughly enjoying the process of fine-tuning his fundamentals.

'These standards don’t change for one player': Townsend hits back at Finn Russell

The Scotland head coach took the unusual move of issuing a statement to address his erstwhile out-half’s comments.

Another blow for Scotland as Jonny Gray is ruled out for remainder of Six Nations

The 25-year-old lock suffered a hand injury during Saturday’s defeat to England.

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