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#Six Nations

# six-nations - Yesterday’s News

'They're wise heads' - A first start for Ireland in experienced company as Six Nations resumes

Dorothy Wall has been named to start against Italy after some impressive appearances earlier this year.

'Absolutely scary... We're grateful it was found early' - Ireland welcome back Naoupu after health scare

The star centre is among a list of key players that have returned to the squad in time for their Six Nations clash with Italy.

Italy make five changes for Saturday's date with Ireland

Italians change both half-backs as they bid for first win on Irish soil this century.

Dorothy Wall to make first Ireland start against Italy

Adam Griggs’ side get their Six Nations back up and running this weekend in Dublin.

'If you can't deal with the pressure of a selection day, you're not right for the job'

Ireland players are feeling the heat of competition in training for longer as they are made wait to see the starting XV.

# six-nations - Wednesday 21 October, 2020

POM provides Ireland back-up but van der Flier 'doing nothing wrong'

Will Connors will make his Test debut at openside flanker against Italy on Saturday.

Keenan and Connors handed debuts as Stockdale moves to 15 for Ireland

Ed Byrne and Jamison Gibson-Park are set for their first caps off the bench against Italy.

'It's an honour to do it and when he asked me to do it again, I was delighted'

Johnny Sexton has been reflecting on his captaincy of Ireland as the Six Nations gets underway again.

'Conor Murray's pass is the best pass in Ireland' - Brian O'Driscoll

The former Ireland captain believes some criticism of the scrum-half has been unwarranted.

Training with a sheep has jackal specialist CJ Stander in fine fettle

The Munster back row is heading into the restarted Six Nations in superb form.

# six-nations - Tuesday 20 October, 2020

'I get on people's nerves': Bundee Aki refuses to quieten down

‘My team-mates at Connacht are well used to my loud voice and to me screaming at them, giving them crap here and there.’

Sexton feeling greater responsibility and gratitude as ireland prepare to play through Level 5

The exemption granted to elite sport has the Ireland skipper feeling privileged.

'I think my game is coming along really nicely, to be honest' - Stockdale

The 24-year-old has been playing at fullback for Ulster in recent times.

# six-nations - Monday 19 October, 2020

Doris relishing restart with an Ireland team playing 'heads-up rugby'

The Leinster number 8 will be eager to bank 80 Test minutes after injury limited his time in the first three rounds.

# six-nations - Sunday 18 October, 2020

Injuries and form calls mean Ireland will have a refreshed look against Italy

Andy Farrell’s men restart their 2020 Six Nations campaign next weekend in Dublin.

# six-nations - Saturday 17 October, 2020

'Why wouldn't we go hunting?': Farrell targets evolution along with a Six Nations title chase

International rugby is scheduled to return to these shores next week.

# six-nations - Friday 16 October, 2020

Andy Farrell: ‘There are bigger things than finishing the Six Nations’

Ireland coach says the health and safety of the country has to take priority over the completion of a rugby tournament.

# six-nations - Thursday 15 October, 2020

Three-week ban rules Iain Henderson out of Six Nations restart

The Ulster lock will be free to play against Wales on 13 November.

# six-nations - Tuesday 13 October, 2020

Italy scrum-half Stephen Varney positive for Covid-19 ahead of Ireland fixture

The sides meet in their refixed Six Nations game next week.

# six-nations - Saturday 10 October, 2020

'He's a ridiculous athlete' - Ryan excited by potential of Leinster team-mate Baird

Both seconds rows are part of Andy Farrell’s 35-man Ireland squad.

# six-nations - Thursday 8 October, 2020

Baird, Daly, Keenan, Gibson-Park, Byrne, Connors - Ireland's uncapped six

Andy Farrell’s squad includes six men who will be hoping for their Test debuts later this month.

'As soon as he's had a little dip, he's out of the squad completely, which is harsh'

John Cooney’s omission from the Ireland squad was discussed on today’s episode of The42 Rugby Weekly.

Farrell includes six uncapped players in Ireland squad as Sexton retains captaincy

Ed Byrne, Will Connors, Jamison Gibson-Park, Shane Daly, Hugo Keenan, and Ryan Baird have been included.

# six-nations - Wednesday 7 October, 2020

Ulster scrum-half John Cooney set to miss out on Farrell's Ireland squad

The 30-year-old came off the bench three times during the Six Nations earlier this year.

Earls sidelined by back injury as Munster rule Scannell out for two months

Ireland boss Andy Farrell already had several injury concerns ahead of the autumn campaign.

No formal discussions yet as Wales boss Pivac says 2021 Six Nations could be delayed

Tournament organisers are considering all options amidst serious financial worries within the sport.

Another blow for Jones' England as Courtney Lawes ruled out of autumn Tests

England take on Ireland at Twickenham in the Autumn Nations Cup in November.

First start for Ireland next on agenda for 22-year-old Leinster man Kelleher

The powerful hooker won his first three caps off the bench earlier this year.

# six-nations - Tuesday 6 October, 2020

Sexton set to be fit for Six Nations but Deegan's knee injury is 'not minor'

The 35-year-old was injured during Leinster’s win over the Dragons.

# six-nations - Monday 5 October, 2020

Eddie Jones selects four newcomers as England prepare for Six Nations restart

Leicester Tigers prop Joe Heyes – whose mother is Irish – is one of 12 uncapped players included.

# six-nations - Tuesday 29 September, 2020

Furlong remains hopeful of being fit for restart of Ireland's Six Nations campaign

The 27-year-old Leinster tighthead hasn’t played since rugby got back up and running in August.

# six-nations - Monday 21 September, 2020

# six-nations - Thursday 10 September, 2020

Exciting autumn for Farrell's Ireland as Fiji and Georgia get a welcome invitation

Fixtures against Italy and Georgia look like chances to test the depth

# six-nations - Tuesday 8 September, 2020

Murray to have scan on thigh injury sustained in Munster's defeat to Leinster

The scrum-half will hope to be cleared of serious injury with the Six Nations resuming next month.

# six-nations - Monday 10 August, 2020

Griggs' Ireland set for busy end to 2020 as World Cup European qualifier dates confirmed

A huge end to this unprecedented year lies ahead.

# six-nations - Friday 7 August, 2020

'I'm sure we're going to see a few bolters for all countries' - Farrell

The Ireland boss is embracing the challenge of an uncertain season ahead.

Farrell praises Sexton for 'super job' as Ireland captain during Six Nations

The 35-year-old took over from Rory Best for the Six Nations earlier this year.

# six-nations - Thursday 6 August, 2020

'We know it's there to be won' - Farrell's Ireland hungry for Six Nations shot

The national team head coach is excited about the new ‘Eight Nations’ tournament this autumn.

James Lowe 'a great tonic for Irish rugby' as November qualification looms

Ireland boss Andy Farrell has been impressed with many elements of the Leinster wing’s game.

# six-nations - Tuesday 4 August, 2020

Connacht's Jack Carty has the tools to break back into the Ireland mix

The 27-year-old out-half had his struggles post-World Cup but remains a classy operator.

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