Advertisement
  The42 uses cookies. By continuing to browse this site you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Click here to find out more »
Dublin: 14 °C Sunday 23 July, 2017

#6 Nations

# 6-nations - Saturday 11 March, 2017

France turned the flair all the way up for this terrific try against Italy Gael Force This post contains videos

Tyrrell try gives Ireland victory in Wales to set up Grand Slam decider with England

Tom Tierney’s side will face off against England in Donnybrook on St Patrick’s Day.

Best points to 'silly mental errors' from Ireland but insists they are consistent

The Ireland captain and hooker was disappointed with some costly lineout failings.

What the RTE panel had to say in the wake of defeat in Cardiff last night

In case you watched the game in the pub.

Schmidt stresses positives but Ireland leave Cardiff in deep disappointment

Wales scored three tries to Ireland’s zero in a 22-9 win.

Ireland ready for emotionally-charged affair as they look to set up Grand Slam showdown

It will be a difficult day for Wales following a recent tragedy, and Marie Louise Reilly is wary of the opposition.

'Conor was keen to try and see how he went in the second half'

Joe Schmidt says he won’t be rushing into any knee-jerk changes to his team ahead of the England clash.

# 6-nations - Friday 10 March, 2017

Missed chances, the Welsh backlash and more talking points from Cardiff

Wales had more of the big individual performers on a desperately disappointing night for Ireland.

If you can bear to watch, here are the highlights from Ireland's incredibly frustrating night in Wales Video Nasty This post contains videos

'We'll only have ourselves to blame': Rory Best laments missed chances in Wales defeat

The Ireland captain was ‘bitterly disappointed’ as Ireland’s title hopes took a beating by Wales.

The player ratings as Ireland's title chase ran out of steam

The Championship is England’s to lose as Ireland were unable to convert pressure into tries in Cardiff.

Ireland's Six Nations title hopes sink after frustrating defeat in Cardiff

Joe Schmidt’s men were second best at the Principality Stadium.

As it happened: Wales v Ireland, Six Nations

It’s Friday and there was a thoroughly crucial international rugby match on.

Ireland's Six Nations hopes in the balance ahead of Cardiff clash

Captain Rory Best feels tonight’s meeting with Wales will tell us all we need to know about Joe Schmidt’s side.

Parisse warns Italy may continue with controversial tactics

Conor O’Shea’s no ruck plan may be back tomorrow against France.

O'Brien happy with the 'dirty work' as he looks to hit his peak for Ireland

The 30-year-old openside has been steadily growing in form in the Six Nations.

# 6-nations - Thursday 9 March, 2017

'It's one of the best stadiums': Best and Ireland relishing Cardiff under Friday night lights

The Ireland captain says the squad are in a good place heading into tomorrow’s crunch Six Nations clash.

'The hardships you've gone through, the sacrifices...that moment crystallises everything'

Rob Saunders was handed the Irish captaincy at 22 – having never played for the senior team before.

McBryde: Ireland are the favourites so the pressure is on them

The Wales assistant coach insists Joe Schmidt’s side have more to lose tomorrow night in Cardiff.

'He ran into my dog' - Jones provides mischievous update on Farrell injury scare

The England playmaker sustained an apparent leg problem today.

Ireland agree to close the roof for Cardiff clash with Wales

Joe Schmidt has opted to go for a shut roof, with scattered showers forecast for Cardiff.

Nash holds captaincy despite Kelly return to Ireland U20 midfield

Utility back Jack Kelly had been named captain before the tournament kicked off, but injury has forced ‘the armband’ to be passed along.

Castres star Dupont set for France debut against Italy

Conor O’Shea has made three changes from the impressive performance in Twickenham.

'We've already been stung once by going in a bit undercooked' - Schmidt

An emotional, frenetic occasion awaits Ireland in Cardiff tomorrow night.

'I'm a contracted sevens player and for me, that was it': Tyrrell on missing out on Six Nations duty

Following the recent saga, Hannah Tyrrell is back in the fifteens’ side and would rather do her talking on the pitch.

Set-piece, Sopranos, pasta: Toner set for ferocious Welsh challenge

The 30-year-old lock is a key man in Joe Schmidt’s side.

# 6-nations - Wednesday 8 March, 2017

Reports of George North's demise are greatly exaggerated, says Schmidt

“If you’ve seen the size, the strength and the speed and agility of such a big man, why would you go looking for him?”

Finishing up gym sessions at 7.45am part and parcel of Heaslip's 'lucky' 100-cap haul

The Leinster man remembers trying to emulate Denis Leamy when he first came into the Ireland setup.

'Tommy has trained the house down': Schmidt backs Bowe's aerial ability off the bench

Jared Payne also trained well, according to the Kiwi, but will instead be deployed for Ulster’s Pro12 meeting with Zebre.

Bowe back, Kearney pulls through and more talking points from Ireland's XV to face Wales

It’s a rare unchanged XV for Joe Schmidt and Ireland.

Senior presence Henshaw ready to 'man up' and make the hits against Wales

The veteran 23-year-old is ready for a dog fight in Cardiff.

# 6-nations - Tuesday 7 March, 2017

Schmidt set to retain Ringrose at 13 for Six Nations trip to Cardiff

Ireland are unlikely to make changes to their starting side for the clash with Wales.

Henderson taking 'cut-throat' analytical approach to size up his own performance

Between maths and the mechanics of a line-out, there’s plenty to keep the Ulster lock’s brain occupied.

Double injury blow for Ireland U20s as McPhillips ruled out for 2 months

Gavin Mullin is also out of the last two games while Cillian Gallagher remains a doubt.

Ireland ready to meet Welsh 'fire with fire'

A Six Nations finale without a title on the line doesn’t bear thinking about.

# 6-nations - Monday 6 March, 2017

Conor Murray on his superb form, playing with Sexton and talk of the Lions captaincy

The scrum-half admits he is happy with the way things are going, and who could blame him?

'You can't make a great player have a poor game': Wales wary of 'astute' Murray and Sexton

“They are two outstanding players who we have to be really on our guard against.”

'We haven't really discussed it': Ireland yet to decide on Principality Stadium roof

Both sides must agree for the game to be played under a closed roof.

Jared Payne unlikely to start in Cardiff after suffering bruising in Ulster return

But Rob Kearney came through training this morning and reported no further issues with his groin.

We'll be live from the Aviva Stadium to answer your Ireland-Wales questions this lunchtime

We’ll have a Facebook Live preview of the weekend action tomorrow at 1pm.