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Join The42, Andrew Trimble and special guests for our virtual Guinness Six Nations event

The panel will chat with our own Murray Kinsella and Gavan Casey ahead of Ireland’s penultimate match, which is rescheduled for next weekend.

jonny-sexton-and-luca-bigi Ireland captain Johnny Sexton and Luca Bigi of Italy. The sides are set to meet in a rescheduled game on Saturday, 24 October. Source: James Crombie/INPHO

IT HAS BEEN a year like no other, but the 2020 Guinness Six Nations is set for a climactic finale seven months later than expected.  

Ireland had two rounds of matches to play when the global pandemic struck back in March, and the restart will see Andy Farrell’s side host Italy at the Aviva Stadium on Saturday, 24 October.

Victory there would set us up for an exciting Halloween weekend as Ireland meet France in Paris on the same day that England are away to the Italians, with the championship potentially up for grabs. 

Ahead of the tournament’s return, we’ve got the perfect thing to bring you back up to speed with international rugby and get you pumped to cheer on Ireland from your home. 

In partnership with Guinness Six Nations, The42 is hosting a virtual event through Zoom webinar at 7pm on Thursday, 22 October

The42‘s very own Murray Kinsella and Gavan Casey — both regulars on the popular Rugby Weekly podcast — will be joined by retired Ireland and Ulster wing Andrew Trimble, ex-Ireland and Munster out-half Ian Keatley and former Ireland women’s captain Niamh Briggs.

andrew-trimble Andrew Trimble will be part of our panel. Source: James Crombie/INPHO

Trimble is Ulster’s joint most-capped player of all time with 229 appearances. The Coleraine native made 70 appearances for Ireland, winning two Six Nations titles and featuring at the 2007 and 2011 World Cups. 

Keatley’s career has seen him play his part in Ireland’s 2015 Guinness Six Nations championship triumph — as well as lining out for Connacht, Munster, London Irish and current club Bennetton — so he brings unique insight into the professional game here and in Italy.  

One of the greats of women’s rugby, Briggs appeared at two World Cups for Ireland and captained them to the Six Nations title in 2015, having won the Grand Slam in 2013. 

There will be a Q&A session with all three guests and prizes for the best question from the audience. 

Tickets are free of charge but this over-18s only event is limited at 200 guests, so click the link below to redeem yours now. 

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