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#Six Nations

# six-nations - Tuesday 7 July, 2020

Six Nations play down expectation of imminent deal with CVC

Bernard Laporte has said a deal is almost done.

# six-nations - Saturday 4 July, 2020

What kind of shape are Andy Farrell's Ireland in as they look towards next season?

Ireland were due to face Australia in Brisbane today.

# six-nations - Thursday 4 June, 2020

The next Six Nations could be expanded to become a home-and-away tournament

It’s one of the options currently being considered, according to RFU chief executive Bill Sweeney.

# six-nations - Friday 22 May, 2020

IRFU confirms plans are in place for inter-pros at the Aviva in August

The games would take place behind closed doors on 22 and 23 August.

Six Nations confirms it's working with SANZAAR on 'aligned global calendar'

The two bodies have been in discussions during the lockdown.

# six-nations - Monday 18 May, 2020

Six Nations issues statement over mooted series without France and Italy

A report suggested that France and Italy would be excluded from the contingency ‘home nations’ competition.

# six-nations - Tuesday 12 May, 2020

Quiz: How well do you know Ireland's Grand Slam success years?

Let’s find out what you know here.

# six-nations - Tuesday 14 April, 2020

The emerging stars of the 2019/20 season: Beibhinn Parsons

The 18-year-old Ballinasloe and Connacht wing is a prolific try-scorer.

# six-nations - Thursday 2 April, 2020

'We talked about it being a one campaign thing' - Sexton says captaincy may be reviewed due to disrupted season

Johnny Sexton discussed his Ireland captaincy, dealing with critisicm, and how he is staying fit during the lockdown.

# six-nations - Wednesday 18 March, 2020

Speeding up the scrums a key future focus for World Rugby

The recent Scotland v France clash highlighted the frustration for many fans.

# six-nations - Monday 16 March, 2020

What does the 50:22 kick look like and how could it change rugby? Law

What does the 50:22 kick look like and how could it change rugby?

The law was trialled in Australia last year.

When Joe Schmidt's Ireland went to Paris and won the Six Nations

We reflect on the agonisingly tense Irish victory on the final day of the 2014 championship.

# six-nations - Friday 13 March, 2020

'I get told I should retire walking around Tesco': Abuse from fans getting tiresome, says North

The Welsh star opens up about online and offline trolls, and concerns regarding his history of head injuries.

Wales v Scotland in the Six Nations is now OFF after late change of mind

Earlier, the WRU had said the game would go ahead but sense has finally prevailed.

# six-nations - Thursday 12 March, 2020

Marler handed 10-week ban for Alun Wyn Jones genital grab

England prop banned following disciplinary hearing in Dublin.

RFU and Jones 'regret any implication that Ben O’Keeffe was biased'

The England head coach had criticised the referee after their win over Wales.

Wales and Scotland make changes for clash that's still scheduled to go ahead

The Six Nations fixture is due to take place in Cardiff on Saturday.

# six-nations - Wednesday 11 March, 2020

Analysis: Total accuracy at the breakdown is now almost impossible for referees

Eoin Toolan takes a look at some of the issues with the modern-day breakdown.

Fianna Fáil want urgent meeting with IRFU to discuss Sky's 6 Nations bid

Party spokesperson on sport, Marc MacSharry, wrote to the Union this morning in bid to keep tournament on free-to-air TV.

# six-nations - Tuesday 10 March, 2020

Ireland U20s, Ireland Women, and Munster among latest postponements

More rugby fixtures have been called off for now.

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.

# six-nations - Monday 9 March, 2020

Joe Marler has been cited for grabbing Alun Wyn Jones' genitals

England’s Courtney Lawes and Manu Tuilagi are also facing disciplinary hearings in Dublin this week.

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.

Ireland's Six Nations clash with France in Paris has been postponed

The decision has been made due to fears over the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus.

TV Wrap - French implosion a reliable theme on a deeply abnormal weekend

The biggest game in Europe was in an empty stadium, other events were cancelled and Roy Keane bantered with Micah Richards. Thank heavens for France.

# six-nations - Sunday 8 March, 2020

Ireland's visit to Paris in major doubt as France bans gatherings of more than 1,000

The French rugby federation says ‘there is no official information’ to confirm the game will be postponed.

Scotland's Ritchie 'shocked' by Haouas punch as France blow Grand Slam hopes Les Bleus See Red This post contains videos

Scotland's Ritchie 'shocked' by Haouas punch as France blow Grand Slam hopes

Les Bleus crashed to a 28-17 defeat at Murrayfield.

Red card costly as France's Grand Slam bid is squandered with defeat to Scotland Bleus It This post contains videos

Red card costly as France's Grand Slam bid is squandered with defeat to Scotland

After overcoming England, Italy and Wales, the championship leaders saw their winning run halted.

'It’s absolute rubbish' – Jones furious with referee over Tuilagi red

The England centre was dismissed with six minutes left during the win against Wales at Twickenham.

# six-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.

# six-nations - Friday 6 March, 2020

Scotland make three changes for French showdown as Brown prepares for 50th cap

Gregor Townsend’s side will host the Six Nations Test on Sunday.

UK and Irish politicians up the ante to keep Six Nations on free-to-air TV

Chief executives of the Welsh, English and Scottish unions have been asked by British parliament if they plan to sell broadcasting rights to Sky TV.

Galthié doubting Thomas’ ability to do job against the Scots

French coach drops inconsistent French winger Teddy Thomas for Sunday’s big game in Murrayfield.

# six-nations - Thursday 5 March, 2020

‘Six Nations has been undermined even further by postponements’

Eddie O’Sullivan believes re-fixing Italy games was only call to make – but says structure of tournament remains deeply flawed.

Six Nations 'fully intends' to complete championship as Italy v England postponed

Meanwhile, Munster and Connacht have seen Pro14 visits to Italy postponed.

Andy Farrell's Ireland training against Ulster to keep sharp for Six Nations

Dan McFarland’s side will provide opposition at today’s session.

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.

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