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#6 Nations

# 6-nations - Sunday 5 March, 2017

How well do you remember the Six Nations so far?

Don’t miss the bus, get in here and show off how much attention you were paying.

Trimble and Dillane ruled out Ireland's final Six Nations matches

The Ulster winger picked up a hand injury in Friday’s win over Treviso, while Connacht second row Dillane requires surgery.

# 6-nations - Thursday 2 March, 2017

Payne and Carbery back in Ireland's Six Nations squad for final two rounds

Leinster back row Jack Conan and Munster prop Dave Kilcoyne have also been added.

# 6-nations - Wednesday 1 March, 2017

New contract keeps Paddy Jackson with Ulster until 2019

The deal is not a central IRFU contract and will expire before the next World Cup.

Centre Jonathan Joseph recalled to England squad after being dropped for Italy

Henry Slade is the only member of the weekend’s matchday 23 to miss out this week.

# 6-nations - Tuesday 28 February, 2017

'Sexton seems to have got fit at the right time, unfortunately for Wales!'

Shane Williams believes the Welsh are ’12 months behind the races’ when it comes to attack.

World Rugby is running further trials around the 'tackle-only' tactic in 2017

The defensive ploy has been under review in recent years.

England without their captain for potential Women's Grand Slam decider in Dublin

Katy McLean will be unavailable for the Women’s Six Nations clash at Donnybrook on St Patrick’s Day.

Glasgow Warriors lose adopted Scot Strauss to Sale Sharks

‘I signed for Glasgow and needed to sign for a second term in order to qualify to play for the national side.’

'They're going alright to be fair to them': O'Mahony patiently pursuing back row berth

CJ Stander, Jamie Heaslip and Sean O’Brien are a formidable obstacle between the Munster captain and a starting berth against Wales.

# 6-nations - Monday 27 February, 2017

IRFU perplexed by French blazer claim of disrespect at Aviva Stadium

“It all seemed to go fine.”

The42 Rugby Show: Jones' deflection, POM over SOB, and Murray's class

Eddie O’Sullivan joined Murray Kinsella to look back on an action-packed Six Nations weekend.

France tried the 'tackle-only' tactic against Ireland but Nigel Owens was on the ball

Italy brought the clever defensive tactic to another level against England.

O'Brien praises Italy's 'smart' tactics but says he would have known the rules

The flanker sat out today’s open training session after suffering a head injury on Saturday.

England rugby coach Jones wonders if Scotland can back up 'big talk'

The Calcutta Cup will be a clash of egos in a fortnight’s time.

Fun in the sun for Ireland as Schmidt puts squad through high-tempo open session Happy Monday This post contains images

Fun in the sun for Ireland as Schmidt puts squad through high-tempo open session

The weather matched the mood at the Aviva Stadium this morning as Ireland’s focus turns to Wales.

They got a bonus point, but only one English player made our Six Nations Team of the Week Top XV This post contains videos

They got a bonus point, but only one English player made our Six Nations Team of the Week

Choosing half-backs was pretty straightforward in round three.

'Some of the chat is just ridiculous. It affects the players'

Ireland Women head coach Tom Tierney wasn’t impressed with discussion around the women’s game.

'He's the one who drives what we do': Murray praises Sexton influence as half-backs steer Ireland past France

The duo delivered 16 of Ireland’s 19 points in the win over France.

Payne back in Schmidt's equation but others knocking on Ireland door too

The 31-year-old made his return from a kidney injury for Ulster yesterday.

# 6-nations - Sunday 26 February, 2017

Rory Best on lessons learned in defence that delivered a second Six Nations win for Ireland

Best also explained how Ireland’s phase play brought them back into the game.

'We haven't played a game of rugby yet. We might go out and train after this' -- Eddie Jones has jokes

From Trevor Chappell to giving his money back to the RFU, Eddie Jones was very, very keen to make light of Italy’s performance in Twickenham.

The French rugby union pushes plan to mimic IRFU's central contracts system

Bernard Laporte has stressed the need for change in French rugby.

England take bonus point victory after getting their heads around Italian approach

Eddie Jones’ men are top of the table, but Ireland will hope that points difference comes into play after England missed today’s opportunity to pile scores on the Azzurri.

'I'm the referee, not your coach': Italy's ruck tactic had England perplexed and behind at half-time

England’s on-field decision-makers were left utterly baffled.

Ireland two games away from a Grand Slam after victory over France

Tom Tierney’s side beat visiting France 13-10 at Donnybrook this afternoon.

'If you really want to support us, please come down to Donnybrook and put your arse on a seat'

Lindsay Peat has urged supporters to put the developments of the last week to one side and get behind the team for today’s crucial Six Nations game.

Kearney the only injury concern for Schmidt as attention turns towards Wales

The Welsh will be desperate for a win in Cardiff after their defeat to Scotland yesterday.

Championship chase is on as 'semi-final' in Cardiff awaits Ireland

Devin Toner called the win over France a quarter-final. So the tasks only get tougher from here on in.

# 6-nations - Saturday 25 February, 2017

'We had to work for everything': Ringrose delighted to come away with French win

The young centre played a vital role for Ireland on a tough night at the Aviva.

'Conor is pretty much his own man and he's very easy to play with'

Joe Schmidt wasn’t surprised to see Johnny Sexton make an impact on his return from injury.

Commanding halfbacks, first-half frustrations and more Ireland talking points

Ireland’s wings made some important defensive plays, while there were signs of tactical tweaks from Joe Schmidt.

Here's how we rated Ireland as they ground out victory against France

Jamie Heaslip and CJ Stander led the tackle count, but who was your man of the match?

Murray and Sexton to the fore as Ireland keep Six Nations title bid alive

The Irish halfback pairing were superb as Joe Schmidt’s side saw off France on a 19-9 scoreline.

Watch: All the highlights as Ireland battle to hard-fought French win Catch Up This post contains videos

Watch: All the highlights as Ireland battle to hard-fought French win

Conor Murray’s first-half try helped Ireland to a 19-9 win at the Aviva Stadium.

Sensational Scotland keep Triple Crown hopes alive with first win over Wales since 2007 Fortress Murrayfield This post contains videos

Sensational Scotland keep Triple Crown hopes alive with first win over Wales since 2007

Stuart Hogg was superb in the hosts’ 29-13 win.

Noves the remedy for French 'malaise': D'Arcy

France have been ‘over anglicised for too long’.

Leinster wing Larmour among the standouts in Ireland U20s win

Tommy O’Brien and Caelan Doris also showed their great promise.

Farrell wants Ireland's defence to be a try-scoring weapon against France

The Ireland defence coach is pleased to have Johnny Sexton back in the team.

# 6-nations - Friday 24 February, 2017

Ireland U20s hold out after second-half Six Nations scare against France

Nigel Carolan’s men remain second in the table behind England.