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#6 Nations

# 6-nations - Saturday 3 April, 2021

England and France overpower opposition on Six Nations opening day
# Red Roses
# Red Roses

England and France overpower opposition on Six Nations opening day

Updated Apr 3rd 2021, 10:16 PM 10,604 Views 10 Comments

Jess Breach scored the pick England’s eight tries against Scotland,while Caroline Boujard ran in a hat-trick for France against Wales.

# 6-nations - Saturday 20 March, 2021

Sexton's sanity proven as Ireland trounce England
# Madness To Method
# Madness To Method

Sexton's sanity proven as Ireland trounce England

Mar 20th 2021, 8:42 PM 17,119 Views 33 Comments

‘I don’t think you guys listened to us,’ said Jonathan Sexton after Ireland delivered the best performance of the Andy Farrell era.

Scotland rack up record score in rout of Italy
# 6 Nations
# 6 Nations

Scotland rack up record score in rout of Italy

Mar 20th 2021, 4:26 PM 10,940 Views 6 Comments

Gregor Townsend’s side ran in eight tries against the Azzurri.

# 6-nations - Tuesday 16 March, 2021

'That would be unjust to the jersey': No need for red redemption from O'Mahony
# Hard And Fair
# Hard And Fair

'That would be unjust to the jersey': No need for red redemption from O'Mahony

Mar 16th 2021, 4:49 PM 14,004 Views 43 Comments

The Munster back row is set to return after serving his suspension for a red card against Wales.

# 6-nations - Wednesday 10 March, 2021

O'Connell marvels at modern locks Baird and Beirne
# Back Five
# Back Five

O'Connell marvels at modern locks Baird and Beirne

Mar 10th 2021, 5:03 PM 29,428 Views 29 Comments

‘The place for a workhorse second row that hits rucks all day, I don’t know how long more there is in the game for him.’

Lions at the back of Sexton's mind as he gears up for Scotland
# Up For Grabs
# Up For Grabs

Lions at the back of Sexton's mind as he gears up for Scotland

Mar 10th 2021, 3:00 PM 14,658 Views 24 Comments

‘We want to get as many Irish people on that trip as possible.’

Ireland's line-out 'in a good place now' led by Ryan and O'Connell
# 6 Nations
# 6 Nations

Ireland's line-out 'in a good place now' led by Ryan and O'Connell

Mar 10th 2021, 1:13 PM 5,517 Views 32 Comments

The young pack leader was sorely missed in defeats to Wales and France, but is keen to put O’Connell’s ‘intricacies’ to work against Scotland.

# 6-nations - Tuesday 9 March, 2021

'People probably don’t appreciate what he offers, but I think that’s changing'
# JGP
# JGP

'People probably don’t appreciate what he offers, but I think that’s changing'

Mar 9th 2021, 5:10 PM 24,400 Views 45 Comments

Stuart Lancaster is thrilled to see Jamison Gibson-Park rise to the big stage.

'We have to be hard to beat, we can’t give things away and give teams a leg up'
# 6 Nations
# 6 Nations

'We have to be hard to beat, we can’t give things away and give teams a leg up'

Mar 9th 2021, 3:17 PM 5,389 Views 1 Comment

Paul O’Connell admits it has been a challenge to hold back some detail from Ireland players.

# 6-nations - Saturday 27 February, 2021

'I don't want to sit back and be happy with being third choice': Casey ready for more Test rugby
# Worth The Wait
# Worth The Wait

'I don't want to sit back and be happy with being third choice': Casey ready for more Test rugby

Feb 27th 2021, 6:45 PM 10,725 Views 31 Comments

The 21-year-old scrum-half was made to wait over 140 minutes as a replacement before winning his first cap.

# 6-nations - Friday 30 October, 2020

Murray not willing to throw box-kick away just yet
# Up And Under
# Up And Under

Murray not willing to throw box-kick away just yet

Oct 30th 2020, 6:01 AM 8,006 Views 12 Comments

The scrum-half took on the skill just twice last weekend, but isn’t willing to sound its death knell.

# 6-nations - Thursday 29 October, 2020

'Get the ball in his hands and make people tackle him': Payne excited by Stockdale threat
# 15 On 15
# 15 On 15

'Get the ball in his hands and make people tackle him': Payne excited by Stockdale threat

Oct 29th 2020, 7:15 AM 8,073 Views 12 Comments

The Ulster defence coach has watched the 24-year-old evolve his understanding of a new position over the past year.

# 6-nations - Wednesday 28 October, 2020

Caelan Doris relishing another big occasion to underline his pedigree
# Blindside
# Blindside

Caelan Doris relishing another big occasion to underline his pedigree

Oct 28th 2020, 6:53 PM 6,697 Views 7 Comments

The 22-year-old Leinster back row feels he saves his best performances for the biggest games.

Dane immersed in rugby and ready for another tough Test run
# 6 Nations
# 6 Nations

Dane immersed in rugby and ready for another tough Test run

Oct 28th 2020, 12:00 PM 22,066 Views 3 Comments

The Ireland scrum-half hit the ground running despite an eight-month gap between competitive fixtures.

Sexton settled into Ireland rhythm and ready to duel France
# Test Mode
# Test Mode

Sexton settled into Ireland rhythm and ready to duel France

Oct 28th 2020, 3:41 AM 6,757 Views 11 Comments

The skipper feels improvements in training as he looks forward to a return to Paris.

Heffernan mining confidence from the work he puts in after long wait for second cap
# Closed Skills
# Closed Skills

Heffernan mining confidence from the work he puts in after long wait for second cap

Oct 28th 2020, 2:09 AM 6,925 Views 3 Comments

The Connacht hooker is grateful to Andy Friend and Jimmy Duffy for guiding him back to peak form.

# 6-nations - Monday 26 October, 2020

'An incredibly enjoyable environment': POM relishing competition, skills work in Ireland camp
# Perspiration And Inspiration
# Perspiration And Inspiration

'An incredibly enjoyable environment': POM relishing competition, skills work in Ireland camp

Oct 26th 2020, 2:26 PM 10,463 Views 31 Comments

The blindside typified an apparent renewed focus on skills during the win over Italy.

Ireland rule out Ringrose for November, Cooney and Earls back in frame
# Ouch
# Ouch

Ireland rule out Ringrose for November, Cooney and Earls back in frame

Oct 26th 2020, 9:48 AM 13,488 Views 16 Comments

Jamison Gibson-Park’s international debut was tempered with a tight hamstring.

# 6-nations - Saturday 24 October, 2020

'It's going to be fun': Conway revelling in the competition under Farrell
# 6 Nations
# 6 Nations

'It's going to be fun': Conway revelling in the competition under Farrell

Oct 24th 2020, 7:00 AM 4,951 Views 1 Comment

Training and form carry a great deal more weight under Andy Farrell, the Munster wing says.

# 6-nations - Saturday 14 March, 2020

A visit to Willie Mullins' yard among lessons lapped up by Noel McNamara
# U20 RUGBY
# U20 RUGBY

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

Mar 14th 2020, 6:30 AM 6,025 Views 1 Comment

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
# 6 Nations
# 6 Nations

Farrell wary of over-loading Test schedule around November

Updated Mar 10th 2020, 8:05 AM 15,757 Views 14 Comments

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
# On Ice
# On Ice

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

Mar 10th 2020, 6:47 AM 3,216 Views 0 Comments

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
# 6 Nations
# 6 Nations

Farrell says Ireland players were deflated to hear of France postponement

Updated Mar 9th 2020, 2:10 PM 8,523 Views 14 Comments

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'
# 6 Nations
# 6 Nations

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

Mar 8th 2020, 6:00 AM 3,557 Views 1 Comment

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
# Crime And Punishment
# Crime And Punishment

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

Mar 7th 2020, 9:57 PM 25,587 Views 41 Comments

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
# Over The Top

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

Mar 7th 2020, 7:21 PM 45,156 Views 54 Comments

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
# Liveblog
# Liveblog

As it happened: England v Wales, Six Nations

Mar 7th 2020, 3:45 PM 50,716 Views 9 Comments

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
# Game On
# Game On

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

Mar 5th 2020, 11:06 AM 6,676 Views 3 Comments

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

Six Nations to postpone Italy-England match in Rome
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Six Nations to postpone Italy-England match in Rome

Mar 5th 2020, 9:36 AM 26,206 Views 38 Comments

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
# All In The Head
# All In The Head

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

Feb 28th 2020, 6:30 AM 12,623 Views 47 Comments

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
# Latest Blow
# Latest Blow

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

Feb 25th 2020, 2:37 PM 2,333 Views 0 Comments

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'
# Off The Pace
# Off The Pace

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

Feb 23rd 2020, 5:56 PM 13,693 Views 78 Comments

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

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

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

Feb 23rd 2020, 5:23 PM 11,809 Views 48 Comments

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
# Shut Out
# Shut Out

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

Feb 23rd 2020, 2:45 PM 8,452 Views 3 Comments

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

As it happened: England v Ireland, Six Nations
# Liveblog
# Liveblog

As it happened: England v Ireland, Six Nations

Feb 23rd 2020, 1:57 PM 78,069 Views 91 Comments

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
# Triple Threat
# Triple Threat

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

Feb 22nd 2020, 6:02 AM 3,903 Views 10 Comments

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
# Young Fresh And New
# Young Fresh And New

Another title within reach for McNamara's magnificent U20s

Feb 22nd 2020, 3:55 AM 8,203 Views 12 Comments

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
# 6 Nations
# 6 Nations

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

Feb 22nd 2020, 3:11 AM 2,561 Views 4 Comments

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
# 6 Nations
# 6 Nations

Exhilarating Ireland U20s tear into England for bonus point win

Feb 21st 2020, 9:50 PM 61,950 Views 51 Comments

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
# Friday Night Rugby
# Friday Night Rugby

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

Feb 21st 2020, 7:15 AM 4,737 Views 3 Comments

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

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