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#Six Nations 2012

# six-nations-2012 - Thursday 12 April, 2012

Gatland breaks both heels in domestic accident
# Recovering
# Recovering

Gatland breaks both heels in domestic accident

Apr 12th 2012, 11:11 AM 525 Views 1 Comment

The Wales rugby coach took a fall while on a visit back to New Zealand over Easter.

# six-nations-2012 - Thursday 29 March, 2012

RFU reward Stuart Lancaster with England job
# Hot Seat
# Hot Seat

RFU reward Stuart Lancaster with England job

Mar 29th 2012, 12:59 PM 252 Views 0 Comments

The RFU have confirmed they’ve agreed a four-year contract with the 42-year-old.

# six-nations-2012 - Thursday 22 March, 2012

Must do better: Ireland's Six Nations end-of-term report card
# Back Of The Class
# Back Of The Class

Must do better: Ireland's Six Nations end-of-term report card

Mar 22nd 2012, 7:20 AM 552 Views 2 Comments

Ireland have been often brilliant, frequently decent and occasionally awful in recent years. In this Six Nations Championship, they were all three at some stage.

# six-nations-2012 - Tuesday 20 March, 2012

Alex Cuthbert plans to pay off student loan with Grand Slam bonus
# Priorities
# Priorities

Alex Cuthbert plans to pay off student loan with Grand Slam bonus

Mar 20th 2012, 12:14 PM 833 Views 0 Comments

Wales’ hero against France may also be in the market for a new motor.

# six-nations-2012 - Monday 19 March, 2012

Tommy Bowe warns of New Zealand bloodbath
# Haka
# Haka

Tommy Bowe warns of New Zealand bloodbath

Mar 19th 2012, 12:36 PM 1,219 Views 3 Comments

Declan Kidney will have to pick his men up after a disappointing end to the Six Nations, with the All Blacks on the horizon.

# six-nations-2012 - Saturday 17 March, 2012

Six Nations: Kidney: Ross injury was the turning point
# Six Nations 2012
# Six Nations 2012

Six Nations: Kidney: Ross injury was the turning point

Mar 17th 2012, 8:01 PM 1,269 Views 3 Comments

Declan Kidney was making no excuses for Ireland’s poor showing against England at Twickenham, and said his side would have lessons to learn.

Six Nations: How Ireland rated against England
# How They Rated
# How They Rated

Six Nations: How Ireland rated against England

Mar 17th 2012, 7:24 PM 1,687 Views 11 Comments

It really wasn’t pretty, was it?

Six Nations wrap: Wales taste Grand Slam glory
# Land Of My Fathers
# Land Of My Fathers

Six Nations wrap: Wales taste Grand Slam glory

Mar 17th 2012, 6:18 PM 297 Views 0 Comments

Warren Gatland’s men made it a clean sweep for the third time in eight seasons, as Andy Robinson’s Scotland took home the wooden spoon.

As it happened: Italy v Scotland, Six Nations
# Liveblog
# Liveblog

As it happened: Italy v Scotland, Six Nations

Mar 17th 2012, 12:24 PM 1,040 Views 2 Comments

It’s the final day of the Six Nations, and we started off our coverage with Italy taking on Scotland at the Stadio Olimpico.

Open thread: how do you think Ireland will do against England today?
# Six Nations
# Six Nations

Open thread: how do you think Ireland will do against England today?

Mar 17th 2012, 7:30 AM 2,443 Views 41 Comments

Ireland face a resurgent England at Twickenham in a much-anticipated St Patrick’s Day showdown.

# six-nations-2012 - Thursday 15 March, 2012

No shortage of motivation to beat old enemy – Bowe
# Can't Wait
# Can't Wait

No shortage of motivation to beat old enemy – Bowe

Mar 15th 2012, 1:55 PM 410 Views 0 Comments

Tommy Bowe is aiming to finish the Six Nations on a high, and maybe even grab himself a sneaky try-scoring record along the way.

Has Ireland's new-look coaching set-up reinvigorated the squad?
# Brains Trust
# Brains Trust

Has Ireland's new-look coaching set-up reinvigorated the squad?

Mar 15th 2012, 12:11 PM 609 Views 0 Comments

Anthony Foley has come due to Ger Smal’s unfortunate ill-health. But has the enforced change helped Declan Kidney’s backroom?

Strettle passed fit for Twickenham test
# Countdown
# Countdown

Strettle passed fit for Twickenham test

Mar 15th 2012, 11:24 AM 134 Views 0 Comments

England have made just one change to the starting XV which beat France in the Stade de France last weekend.

# six-nations-2012 - Wednesday 14 March, 2012

Will the real Six Nations team of the tournament please stand up...
# Six Nations
# Six Nations

Will the real Six Nations team of the tournament please stand up...

Mar 14th 2012, 2:44 PM 1,153 Views 0 Comments

Yesterday’s award shortlist was a farce, writes Tom Fox. Here’s who should be lauded.

Big talk: Ferris brands English 'bad losers'
# Mud-slinging
# Mud-slinging

Big talk: Ferris brands English 'bad losers'

Mar 14th 2012, 11:19 AM 2,253 Views 5 Comments

Stephen Ferris is the latest to stoke the flames ahead of Saturday’s visit to Twickenham.

Heaslip: 'Beating England is one of the most enjoyable things an Irishman can do'
# Game On
# Game On

Heaslip: 'Beating England is one of the most enjoyable things an Irishman can do'

Mar 14th 2012, 7:15 AM 414 Views 0 Comments

The No.8 is looking forward to Saturday’s match.

# six-nations-2012 - Tuesday 13 March, 2012

Opinion: England have come full circle
# Endgame
# Endgame

Opinion: England have come full circle

Mar 13th 2012, 8:05 AM 488 Views 0 Comments

12 months on from an ambush in the Aviva, will England be wary of falling into the same old trap against Irish ‘underdogs’?

# six-nations-2012 - Monday 12 March, 2012

Looking back: here's what the Scottish papers said about Ireland on Saturday
# Review
# Review

Looking back: here's what the Scottish papers said about Ireland on Saturday

Mar 12th 2012, 7:20 PM 1,254 Views 0 Comments

Section of the visitors’ media criticised the Irish for playing “very close to the edge of the laws all the time”.

Injury update: Best, O’Brien, Ryan all expected to be fit by Saturday
# No Worries
# No Worries

Injury update: Best, O’Brien, Ryan all expected to be fit by Saturday

Mar 12th 2012, 3:20 PM 1,849 Views 0 Comments

Ireland have nothing more than a couple of bumps and bruises to worry about ahead of Saturday’s trip to Twickenham.

It's Monday, so here's your Six Nations team of the week
# Prestige
# Prestige

It's Monday, so here's your Six Nations team of the week

Mar 12th 2012, 12:36 PM 1,185 Views 0 Comments

Donnacha Ryan made it, but who are the 14 others to join him? Right this way.

Five things we learned from this week's Six Nations
# Six Nations
# Six Nations

Five things we learned from this week's Six Nations

Mar 12th 2012, 11:37 AM 921 Views 1 Comment

On the penultimate weekend of the championship, there was still scope for surprise. Who knew?

# six-nations-2012 - Sunday 11 March, 2012

Six Nations as it happened: France v England
# Minute-by-Minute
# Minute-by-Minute

Six Nations as it happened: France v England

Mar 11th 2012, 2:45 PM 7,300 Views 4 Comments

We went minute-by-minute as France attempted to keep their Six Nations Championship hopes alive against England.

Lee Jones still in hospital, but making 'good progess'
# On The Mend
# On The Mend

Lee Jones still in hospital, but making 'good progess'

Mar 11th 2012, 1:07 PM 891 Views 0 Comments

The winger is expected to travel back to Scotland tomorrow following his injury in yesterday’s Six Nations match.

# six-nations-2012 - Saturday 10 March, 2012

Six Nations: How Ireland rated against the Scots
# Out Of 10
# Out Of 10

Six Nations: How Ireland rated against the Scots

Mar 10th 2012, 7:32 PM 1,136 Views 0 Comments

It was another eventful evening at Lansdowne Road as Declan Kidney’s men took on the Scots. Here’s how we think they went.

Match report: London calling for four-star Ireland
# Six Nations
# Six Nations

Match report: London calling for four-star Ireland

Mar 10th 2012, 7:26 PM 7,199 Views 22 Comments

Declan Kidney’s men will travel to Twickenham to face England next week in good spirits after seeing off a determined but one dimensional Scottish side.

As it happened: Ireland v Scotland, Six Nations
# Six Nations
# Six Nations

As it happened: Ireland v Scotland, Six Nations

Mar 10th 2012, 4:33 PM 9,380 Views 9 Comments

Every kick and tackle and some of the atmosphere live from Lansdowne Road. Join us for Ireland’s latest Six Nations showdown.

7 questions that may be answered at Lansdowne Road this evening...
# Six Nations
# Six Nations

7 questions that may be answered at Lansdowne Road this evening...

Mar 10th 2012, 2:45 PM 532 Views 0 Comments

Patrick McCarry is in his seat at the Aviva Stadium and ready for Ireland v Scotland. Here’s what’s in store.

As it happened: Wales v Italy, Six Nations
# Minute-by-Minute
# Minute-by-Minute

As it happened: Wales v Italy, Six Nations

Mar 10th 2012, 2:24 PM 3,642 Views 3 Comments

Wales welcomed Italy to Cardiff this afternoon. We liveblogged the 80 minutes so read how the game unfolded here…

Six Nations preview: Reach for the sky, Ireland
# Preview
# Preview

Six Nations preview: Reach for the sky, Ireland

Mar 10th 2012, 10:00 AM 1,183 Views 0 Comments

Scotland’s pack will be out to impress. Ireland must win the aerial battle to win the game.

Open thread: how do you think Ireland will do against Scotland today?
# Rocky Road
# Rocky Road

Open thread: how do you think Ireland will do against Scotland today?

Mar 10th 2012, 8:20 AM 972 Views 6 Comments

Rory Best will the skipper the side at the Aviva Stadium this evening. How are you feeling about it?

# six-nations-2012 - Friday 9 March, 2012

Keyboard warriors: Bloggers from Ireland and Scotland engage
# Friendly Discussion
# Friendly Discussion

Keyboard warriors: Bloggers from Ireland and Scotland engage

Mar 9th 2012, 2:21 PM 760 Views 0 Comments

We got in touch with our Celtic cousins via G-Mail and managed to find a little common ground ahead of tomorrow’s big game.

The Morning Score: Friday
# Tgif
# Tgif

The Morning Score: Friday

Mar 9th 2012, 8:57 AM 164 Views 0 Comments

All you need to know by 9AM, except what that weird dream was all about.

We have the best backs in the world, says Heaslip
# Six Nations
# Six Nations

We have the best backs in the world, says Heaslip

Mar 9th 2012, 7:22 AM 449 Views 0 Comments

We’ll come up with plans, says the Leinster man ahead of tomorrow’s clash at Lansdowne Road.

# six-nations-2012 - Thursday 8 March, 2012

SOB off: Peter O'Mahony will start against Scotland
# Tullow Tank
# Tullow Tank

SOB off: Peter O'Mahony will start against Scotland

Mar 8th 2012, 3:51 PM 2,645 Views 9 Comments

The Munster back row will win his first full cap on Saturday after injury ruled out Sean O’Brien.

England are 'our best enemies' say French ahead of Paris clash
# Six Nations
# Six Nations

England are 'our best enemies' say French ahead of Paris clash

Mar 8th 2012, 2:12 PM 293 Views 0 Comments

Philippe Saint-Andre’s side are gearing up for the showdown at the Stade de France.

The Morning Score: Thursday
# You're Welcome
# You're Welcome

The Morning Score: Thursday

Mar 8th 2012, 9:00 AM 195 Views 0 Comments

Everything you need to know by 9am – except who drank all the orange juice.

Don't forget Paris: 5 key questions for Ireland ahead of this weekend's Scotland clash
# Six Nations
# Six Nations

Don't forget Paris: 5 key questions for Ireland ahead of this weekend's Scotland clash

Mar 8th 2012, 7:25 AM 554 Views 0 Comments

Let’s do this, Deccie.

# six-nations-2012 - Wednesday 7 March, 2012

Rory Best to captain Ireland against Scotland on Saturday
# Six Nations
# Six Nations

Rory Best to captain Ireland against Scotland on Saturday

Mar 7th 2012, 1:24 PM 2,643 Views 11 Comments

Ulster man to lead out Ireland to face Andy Robinson’s side at Lansdowne Rd this weekend.

Saint-Andre mixes it up for England showdown
# Six Nations
# Six Nations

Saint-Andre mixes it up for England showdown

Mar 7th 2012, 12:31 PM 176 Views 0 Comments

Half-backs Francois Trinh-Duc and Morgan Parra have paid the price for the points dropped against Ireland last weekend ahead of the clash in Paris on Sunday.

Caption time: when ROG met Mickey Harte...
# Code Breaker
# Code Breaker

Caption time: when ROG met Mickey Harte...

Mar 7th 2012, 8:45 AM 1,372 Views 6 Comments

What was said between the Munster out half Ronan O’Gara and the Red Hand boss?

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