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#Six Nations

# six-nations - Monday 25 February, 2019

It's AWJ's world, we just live in it: The42's Six Nations Team of the Week

The second row was an irresistible force in leading Wales to a seismic win over England.

'We live in a sensationalist world' - Conor O'Shea says Italy are climbing

The Italy boss was left gutted in Rome, but remains proud of his players.

Beirne hoping Schmidt gets to watch back his man-of-the-match display against Ospreys

‘I even forgot my scrum cap,’ said Beirne after arriving late to help Munster win in Wales.

# six-nations - Sunday 24 February, 2019

'It certainly isn't from a lack of trying': O'Mahony hoping Ireland unlock form for French Test

‘I’m not going to sit here and say we’re delighted with the performance.’

Sexton 'angry' and Murray 'frustrated' after stuttering Ireland display

Joe Schmidt warned that ‘there’s a real danger when you start trying too hard.’

It's Sunday so here are 10 of our favourite pictures from the sporting week

It has been another busy week of sporting action.

'I'm delighted I can dedicate this cap to him' - Carty spurred on by cousin

The 26-year-old Connacht man won his first Ireland cap in Rome.

Shades of 2007 World Cup, says Shane Horgan as Ireland continue to struggle

‘Everything seemed to be fine, then a couple of things went wrong and we just couldn’t right it again.’

'We didn't get too many launching points': Schmidt laments set-piece and errors in Rome

‘We’re normally nailed on at the set-piece,’ said Schmidt.

How did you rate Ireland in their stodgy win over Italy?

Tries from Quinn Roux, Jacob Stockdale, Keith Earls and Conor Murray delivered a bonus point win that feels hard to celebrate.

Ireland survive first-half scare in Rome to notch bonus-point win over Italy

Joe Schmidt’s men still remain some way off their best despite the victory at Stadio Olimpico.

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As it happened: Italy vs Ireland, Six Nations

We went minute-by-minute as Ireland faced Conor O’Shea’s Italy at Rome’s Stadio Olimpico.

Barry John hails 'world's best fullback' Williams as Wales stun England in Cardiff

Wales secured a dramatic, late win against Eddie Jones’ men on Saturday.

Schmidt's Ireland strive for attacking 'flow' as Sexton and Murray hit 50

Joe Schmidt’s side are confident that they’re close to truly clicking.

'If your chance comes, it comes. If it doesn't, you keep working'

Ultan Dillane is delighted to have worked his way through intense competition to get a first Six Nations start.

# six-nations - Saturday 23 February, 2019

Cronin ready to carry Ireland forward as England's stumble reignites title hope

The hooker was already primed to grab an opportunity before Wales stopped England’s march to the Grand Slam.

'I didn't know Warren had a degree in clinical psychology' - Jones defends Sinckler

The Wales boss said that the Harlequins front-row has ‘a few demons to deal with’ after their Six Nations win over England.

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Relive the sensational Josh Adams try which sealed Wales' win over England

Gatty’s men produced an impressive second-half performance to overcome their near and dear neighbours.

Gatland hails 'special' Wales players after downing England

Wales made history with a record 12th successive win in Test matches to keep their Grand Slam bid on course.

Wales derail England's Grand Slam attempt and take over as Six Nations leaders

Warren Gatland’s side bullied their way through 34 phases to force Cory Hill’s match-turning try.

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 - Friday 22 February, 2019

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.