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#Six Nations

# six-nations - Wednesday 16 January, 2019

Uncapped Connacht trio rewarded for fine form as Schmidt names Six Nations squad

Centre Tom Farrell and half-back pairing Caolin Blade and Jack Carty are in line to earn their first caps this spring.

'I'd like to think I'm ready for the next step but it's up to the coaches to decide'

Tom Farrell is hoping to receive his first Ireland call-up when Joe Schmidt reveals his squad for Ireland’s Grand Slam defence today.

Schmidt's Ireland set for pre-Six Nations camp at Portuguese resort

The national squad had a successful camp in Spain before last year’s Grand Slam.

# six-nations - Tuesday 15 January, 2019

Connacht revival presents lead contenders to break into Ireland Six Nations squad

Joe Schmidt will unveil his squad for the Grand Slam defence tomorrow, but there is precious little room for new faces.

'He wouldn't let his country down': Friend backs Blade to earn Ireland call

The Connacht scrum-half has been in outstanding form for his province this season.

Wasps back row Young recalled, Halfpenny included in Wales Six Nations squad

The fullback has not played since November due to concussion issues.

Major Six Nations blow for Wales as Faletau fractures his arm

The 28-year-old was making his Bath comeback from another broken forearm.

# six-nations - Friday 11 January, 2019

Cullen provides positive news on Seán O'Brien's fitness ahead of Six Nations

The flanker is due back from a broken arm in the coming weeks.

England flanker ruled out of Six Nations after undergoing ankle surgery

Sam Underhill suffered the injury while playing for Bath in late December.

Friend confident scrum-half Marmion will be fit for Ireland's Six Nations defence

The Connacht nine had ankle surgery in November, but has stepped up his recovery in recent weeks.

# six-nations - Wednesday 9 January, 2019

McKinley and uncapped Sisi among Italy's Six Nations squad

Conor O’Shea will bring his squad together for training camp on 20 January.

Toulouse's Ntamack one of five new faces in French training squad for Six Nations

The teenage centre is in line to emulate his father Émile.

# six-nations - Thursday 3 January, 2019

RFU unveil 28 women given full-time professional contracts

Simon Middleton announced his 35-strong Six Nations squad today.

# six-nations - Wednesday 2 January, 2019

England flanker a possible doubt for Six Nations opener against Ireland

Sam Underhill suffered ankle ligament damage in Bath’s Premiership win over Leicester Tigers at the weekend.

# six-nations - Tuesday 1 January, 2019

Poll: Who'll win the 2019 Six Nations? Predictions This post contains a poll

Poll: Who'll win the 2019 Six Nations?

Can Ireland Joe Schmidt’s go back-to-back?

# six-nations - Sunday 30 December, 2018

Gatty's Grand Slam glee? Your ridiculously early Six Nations predictions

Stranger things have happened.

# six-nations - Friday 30 November, 2018

South African lock available to make France debut in Six Nations

Pretoria-born Paul Willemse announced today that his French citizenship has been confirmed.

# six-nations - Tuesday 27 November, 2018

Conor O'Shea suffers Six Nations blow as Italy wing Bellini is ruled out

The 24-year-old Zebre wing will be sidelined for four months after undergoing surgery on his shoulder.

# six-nations - Saturday 10 November, 2018

Italy silence cull call with four-try win over Georgia

Conor O’Shea’s men bounced back from last week’s drubbing against Ireland to beat their closest-ranked rivals.

# six-nations - Wednesday 10 October, 2018

World Rugby backs Test shake-up and plan to introduce a 'league of nations' competitions

The plan would see a 12-team annual competition take place in non-World Cup years.

# six-nations - Tuesday 18 September, 2018

Eddie Jones' England bring in experienced John Mitchell as defence coach

The former All Blacks head coach is an intriguing appointment a year out from the World Cup.

# six-nations - Monday 30 April, 2018

Eight French players dumped from Six Nations squad escape further punishment

However, the FFR said that after-match activities will be more tightly controlled from now on.

# six-nations - Sunday 29 April, 2018

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Ruthless Celtic wrap up seventh straight title in style by hammering Old Firm rivals Rangers

Brendan Rodgers’ Hoops had it all too easy in this afternoon’s derby.

# six-nations - Friday 23 March, 2018

'It’s an absolute honour' - Stockdale named Six Nations Player of the Championship

The 21-year-old scored a record-breaking seven tries as Ireland secured a historic third Grand Slam.

# six-nations - Thursday 22 March, 2018

'There needs to be a minimum standard on pitch facilities for an international game'

We spoke to England international Rachael Burford about some of the key issues in women’s rugby.

'He's someone who could potentially come back and coach the All Blacks'

Joe Schmidt’s plans after 2019 remain uncertain but the All Blacks have been following his success with interest.

'It was nice to see what it takes to win a Grand Slam': Munster set to benefit from Arnold's Ireland experience

The young centre was a regular in Joe Schmidt’s camp through the Six Nations.

# six-nations - Wednesday 21 March, 2018

Sexton keen on Australia tour and feels Ireland's freshness told in Grand Slam

The Ireland out-half believes the IRFU’s central contracting system is a key strength.

England chiefs give backing to Eddie Jones after worst showing in 31 years

“It’s worth reflecting that Eddie has an 86% win record with England. You don’t become a bad coach or team overnight.”

# six-nations - Tuesday 20 March, 2018

The Rugby Show: Rating the Irish Grand Slam winners' performances

Let us know what you made of the Irish team’s performance over the course of the five games.

Grand Slam victory the most-watched programme on Irish TV this year

The Six Nations tie between England and Ireland attracted an average audience of just over 950,000 viewers.

Grand Slam-winning captain Rory Best signs new IRFU contract

The hooker has extended his deal until the end of the 2019 World Cup.

# six-nations - Monday 19 March, 2018

Analysis: Tadhg Furlong's brilliance highlights ferocious Ireland forwards display

Dan Leavy, James Ryan, Tadhg Furlong and Iain Henderson will be cornerstones for some time yet.

Only 4 Irish players make the cut in Opta's Team of the Six Nations

Conor Murray was selected as the analysts’ Player of the Tournament.

'I used to watch the Five Nations and think these places were on a whole different planet'

Joe Schmidt was in reflective form after he added to his exceptional list of honours.

Johnny Sexton revels in Grand Slam glory after 'weird, horrible' build-up week

The 32-year-old out-half found the pre-match days nerve-wracking.

7 moments that helped tilt Ireland towards Grand Slam glory

We’ll always have Paris (and Jacob Stockdale intercept tries).

# six-nations - Sunday 18 March, 2018

'It's one of the great days for us': Snow-delayed Ireland return to warm welcome after Grand Slam

Fans, family, and a Minister were at the Shelbourne to greet the Six Nations champions.

Four of Ireland's Grand Slam winning side shortlisted for Six Nations Player of the Championship

France and Italy also have some representation among the nominees.

Woodward: 'They looked very tired throughout the Championship. It's caught up with them'

World Cup-winning coach Clive Woodward says fatigue played a part in England’s poor Six Nations campaign.