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#Six Nations

# six-nations - Today’s News

France show glimpses of their free-flowing best, but have to work for late bonus point 6 Nations This post contains videos

France show glimpses of their free-flowing best, but have to work for late bonus point

Gregory Aldritt forced his way over for two late tries as France secured a bonus point victory over Scotland after 88 long minutes.

'Jack is impossible to ruffle' - Connacht's Carty set for Ireland debut in Rome

The 26-year-old has been sublime for his province this season.

'There are similarities' but Italy know Ireland are a different beast to 2013

The superb form of Benetton in the Pro14 has given Italy renewed confidence.

Ireland look to show 'we haven’t gone away' as Schmidt calls for abrasive edge

A big win in Rome would help Ireland to build more momentum.

Schmidt sees 'opportunity' for Wales to do Ireland a favour against England

A riveting Six Nations clash takes place this evening at Principality Stadium.

# six-nations - Yesterday’s News

Schmidt hopes to see Cronin grab opportunity after show of 'faith'

The explosive Leinster hooker will make just a 10th start for Ireland, his first in the Six Nations.

Return of Tebaldi among five changes in Italy team to face Ireland

Conor O’Shea’s side host the defending Six Nations champions in Rome on Sunday afternoon.

Carty's big chance, pack tweaks and more talking points in Ireland's team to face Italy

Joe Schmidt has pushed for continuity in attack with the selection of Conor Murray and Johnny Sexton.

Cronin gets first Six Nations start with Carty set for Ireland debut in Italy

Joe Schmidt has made four changes to his starting team for the Six Nations.

Gatland says England prop an 'emotional time bomb'

The Wales coach has suggested Kyle Sinckler needs to work on his temperament.

Eddie Jones urges England to keep cool in Welsh 'rip off heads' cauldron

The England boss wants his side to be ‘calm but tough’ in Cardiff.

Cooney proud of overcoming struggles and potholes to make international mark

The scrum-half had a nightmare journey to meet with Ulster before his switch from Connacht.

Mature Ireland U20s look to make it three from three in the Six Nations

Noel McNamara’s men take on Italy in Rieti this evening.

# six-nations - Thursday 21 February, 2019

Sexton 'definitely hasn't played enough rugby to be at full tilt yet'

The Ireland out-half has only played twice so far this year and lasted just 23 minutes against Scotland.

Anscombe gets Gatland's out-half nod for Wales' huge clash with England

The Welsh welcome Eddie Jones’ side to Cardiff on Saturday in a Grand Slam eliminator.

Exeter Chiefs duo drafted into England XV for Cardiff showdown with Wales

With Chris Ashton and Mako Vunipola injured, England head coach Eddie Jones has made two changes.

Scotland team to play France shows four changes from Ireland defeat

Stuart Hogg, Huw Jones, Finn Russell and Ryan Wilson all miss out this weekend through injury.

# six-nations - Wednesday 20 February, 2019

Ireland eager to show efficiency and 'step up a few gears' against Italy

Jack Conan and his team-mates are intent on showing their clinical streak in Rome.

Team-mates can ease pressure on Murray while he rediscovers best form - Murphy

The skills coach also feels Johnny Sexton will continue to play his game, despite the inherent injury threat it brings.

Kathryn Dane handed first Ireland start for Saturday's clash with Italy

Adam Griggs has made one change to his side for the meeting with the Italians in Parma.

# six-nations - Tuesday 19 February, 2019

Iain Henderson avoids ban having been cited for incident against Ospreys

The Ulster forward is free to play in Ireland’s remaining Six Nations fixtures.

Farrell included in Ireland squad for Italy trip but no Ringrose, Ruddock or Addison

A 34-man panel has been named ahead of Sunday’s Six Nations match in Rome.

Concussion rules Italy captain Sergio Parisse out of Ireland clash

The talismanic number eight picked up a knock while on club duty with Stade Francais.

Scotland playmaker Russell ruled out of France clash

The Racing 92 out-half will miss Saturday’s game in Paris due to a head injury.

Experienced Clermont duo Parra and Lopez left out in the cold for Scotland clash

The half-backs were replaced during their side’s defeat to England in the second round of the Six Nations.

# six-nations - Monday 18 February, 2019

Iain Henderson cited over incident during Friday's Pro14 clash with Ospreys Hot Water This post contains videos

Iain Henderson cited over incident during Friday's Pro14 clash with Ospreys

Just as he was making his way back to fitness, the Ulster lock faces another spell on the sidelines.

Ruddock ruled out of Italy clash while Leinster's Leavy still sidelined

The blindside flanker has picked up a hamstring injury.

'You want your mates to go well but you have to be a little bit selfish about it'

32-year-old Rob Kearney returned to make a strong impression for Ireland against Scotland in the Six Nations.

# six-nations - Sunday 17 February, 2019

Basketball and hurling behind Moloney as flies Athy flag in U20 Six Nations

The flanker has revelled in the intensity of the Championship as Ireland have pushed their way top of the table.

# six-nations - Saturday 16 February, 2019

'Being over here as a family is special' - Farrell excited to succeed Schmidt

The 43-year-old takes over as Ireland head coach after this year’s World Cup.

# six-nations - Friday 15 February, 2019

Sexton 'ready to go' for Ireland, with Henshaw expected back in training next week

Tadhg Beirne is ‘progressing well’ on his return from injury, according to future head coach Andy Farrell.

# six-nations - Thursday 14 February, 2019

Conor Murray needs to offload Ireland's kicking responsibility to focus on returning to form

This week on The42 Rugby Weekly, Andy and Murray look at Ireland’s kicking habits, and how they are “over-relying” on the scrum-half.

Scotland lose centre Huw Jones for the rest of the Six Nations

Stuart Hogg, meanwhile, is likely to miss next weekend’s game in Paris.

# six-nations - Wednesday 13 February, 2019

Analysis: How Ireland's defence adapted after harsh English lessons D

Analysis: How Ireland's defence adapted after harsh English lessons

Defence coach Andy Farrell would have been pleased to see his side concede only one try.

Marmion set for Connacht return ahead of Ireland's trip to Italy

Marmion has shaken off the ankle injury which has hampered him through the early portion of the season.

# six-nations - Tuesday 12 February, 2019

Ex-England U20 captain earns call-up to Italy squad ahead of Ireland clash

Callum Braley qualifies for the Azzurri through his Italian grandfather.

Faletau to miss out on return to face Ireland through further arm surgery

The Welsh eight was hopeful of returning for his country’s last two Six Nations fixtures.

Blow for England as Mako Vunipola is ruled out for the rest of the Six Nations

The loosehead prop picked up an injury during England’s destruction of France at Twickenham.

Analysis: Outstanding Caplice and Lyons lead the way for Ireland Women

The tighthead prop and blindside flanker were superb in the win over Scotland.

Leigh Halfpenny set for return after three months sidelined with concussion

The Wales fullback came through symptom-free after contact training with Scarlets last week.

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