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#Six Nations

# six-nations - Yesterday’s News

From The42 ‘I’d feel confident of doing the job’ – O’Brien raring to go for Six Nations Tullow Tank

‘I’d feel confident of doing the job’ – O’Brien raring to go for Six Nations

The Leinster back row got through 50 minutes of impressive action on his return from injury.

From The42 4 Wolfhounds who put their hands up for Six Nations selection Rehearsal

4 Wolfhounds who put their hands up for Six Nations selection

Picking out individuals was no easty task, but these men may have increased their Six Nations chances.

From The42 In pics: Paul O’Connell and the Ireland squad trained at the Aviva today Gallery

In pics: Paul O’Connell and the Ireland squad trained at the Aviva today

We’ve rounded up the best photos from the open session in Dublin.

From The42 Sean O’Brien: ‘I’m not going to go out like Tarzan and run around like a headless chicken’ Big Game Hunter

Sean O’Brien: ‘I’m not going to go out like Tarzan and run around like a headless chicken’

Ireland’s powerful openside is patiently following the road to recovery, so probably won’t be travelling to Rome for the Six Nations opener.

From The42 Schmidt’s Wolfhounds XV leaves more Six Nations questions than answers Second Guessing

Schmidt’s Wolfhounds XV leaves more Six Nations questions than answers

A number of positions remain unclear for the trip to Rome in two weekends.

From The42 Wolfhounds relieved to have ‘X-factor’ of returning O’Brien on their side Michelin Man

Wolfhounds relieved to have ‘X-factor’ of returning O’Brien on their side

The back row’s Leinster teammates came up with an unkind nickname during the early stages of his injury.

# six-nations - Thursday 29 January, 2015

From The42 We’ll Leave it There So: RTÉ’s future 6 Nations coverage in doubt, Wolfhounds team named and all today’s sport Thursday

We’ll Leave it There So: RTÉ’s future 6 Nations coverage in doubt, Wolfhounds team named and all today’s sport

Also, Ireland’s Glenn Whelan signs a new contract and Man United threaten season ticket holders with bans.

From The42 Earls excited for midfield challenge against England’s Slammin’ Sam Centre Showdown

Earls excited for midfield challenge against England’s Slammin’ Sam

The Munster man wears 13 for the Wolfhounds in tomorrow evening’s clash with the England Saxons.

From The42 RTÉ tight-lipped amid uncertainty over future Six Nations broadcasting rights Doubt

RTÉ tight-lipped amid uncertainty over future Six Nations broadcasting rights

The competition’s chief has said he would considering allowing satellite channels to bid for it from 2018.

From The42 Jamie Heaslip never tired of learning from the world’s great ‘outliers’ By The Book

Jamie Heaslip never tired of learning from the world’s great ‘outliers’

From the Rock to Rob Kearney, Ferriss to Phelps. The Ireland number eight chews through any insight that can help his game.

From The42 Schmidt challenges Wolfhounds to force his hand for Six Nations opener Questions

Schmidt challenges Wolfhounds to force his hand for Six Nations opener

Ireland management insist players can put their hands up to face Italy in tomorrow night’s clash with the Saxons.

From The42 ‘It’s a very uncertain time when you get picked ahead of a legend of Irish rugby’ — Sexton talks pressure in new ad Rogcam

‘It’s a very uncertain time when you get picked ahead of a legend of Irish rugby’ — Sexton talks pressure in new ad

Sexton talks us through the tension he feels taking on a place-kick, and then cuts loose with an annoying wedding dance floor staple.

From The42 Munster’s Dave Foley ruled out of Six Nations after wrist surgery Lock Out

Munster’s Dave Foley ruled out of Six Nations after wrist surgery

The second row was also issued a citing warning over an incident in the win over Sale.

From The42 The Six Nations may not be screened live on free-to-air TV from 2018 TV Rights

The Six Nations may not be screened live on free-to-air TV from 2018

RTÉ and the BBC’s current rights deals conclude after the 2017 tournament.

From The42 Open Thread: Who would you like to see get a run with the Wolfhounds tomorrow night? Release The Hounds

Open Thread: Who would you like to see get a run with the Wolfhounds tomorrow night?

The team-sheets will be unveiled today for the ‘A’ international in Cork.

From The42 7 Irish players make the Six Nations XV selected by this English newspaper Star Men
From The42 Paul O’Connell: ‘I don’t know whether this will be my last Six Nations’ Leader

Paul O’Connell: ‘I don’t know whether this will be my last Six Nations’

The Ireland captain says he doesn’t want to have any regrets when he makes a decision about retirement.

From The42 Schmidt errs towards caution with Sexton after concussion issues Maestro

Schmidt errs towards caution with Sexton after concussion issues

Meanwhile, the Ireland head coach is pleased with Luke Fitzgerald’s recent form.

# six-nations - Wednesday 28 January, 2015

From The42 Joe Schmidt isn’t buying into Ireland’s status as Six Nations favourites Steady Hand

Joe Schmidt isn’t buying into Ireland’s status as Six Nations favourites

The Kiwi head coach prefers to focus on elements that are ‘tangibly going to add value to what your performance is.’

From The42 ‘This is my job. What’s my other option, pack it in?’ Felix Jones refuses to be defined by injury Just Get On With It

‘This is my job. What’s my other option, pack it in?’ Felix Jones refuses to be defined by injury

The Munster fullback has endured a rough time with injuries in his career, but it’s ancient history as far as he’s concerned.

From The42 Schmidt hopeful that O’Brien will be ‘involved in first half’ of Six Nations Tullow Tank

Schmidt hopeful that O’Brien will be ‘involved in first half’ of Six Nations

There was positive news on Conor Murray too, with the Ireland coach ‘quietly confident’ the scrum-half will play against Italy.

From The42 The RTÉ Six Nations rugby promo is here, let’s get pumped Not Long To Go

The RTÉ Six Nations rugby promo is here, let’s get pumped

The countdown is on to February 7th.

From The42 Hey! There’s a new trophy for the Six Nations this year New And Shiny This post contains videos
From The42 After long rehab and amateur mechanics, Henderson’s ready to smash back into Ireland team Beast Mode

After long rehab and amateur mechanics, Henderson’s ready to smash back into Ireland team

The Ulster forward made his presence felt on his return from injury on Saturday.

# six-nations - Tuesday 27 January, 2015

From The42 ‘I can’t remember the last time he missed four kicks’: Murphy backs Madigan to get on target again Kicking On

‘I can’t remember the last time he missed four kicks’: Murphy backs Madigan to get on target again

The Leinster back could be given a chance to impress at number 10 for the Wolfhounds this Friday.

From The42 Niamh Briggs has been named the new Ireland Women captain Skipper

Niamh Briggs has been named the new Ireland Women captain

The Waterford native was an obvious choice given her experience at the highest level.

From The42 Farrell to miss England’s entire Six Nations campaign as injuries mount Physical Toll

Farrell to miss England’s entire Six Nations campaign as injuries mount

Joe Schmidt is not the only coach with worrying injury problems.

From The42 Sexton ‘fit and fresh’ to face France after 3 months out, Murray still awaiting neck scan

Sexton ‘fit and fresh’ to face France after 3 months out, Murray still awaiting neck scan

The Racing Metro out-half is still over a week away from resuming contact training.

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From The42 In pictures: Ireland’s Six Nations hopefuls step up preparations at Carton House Business Time

In pictures: Ireland’s Six Nations hopefuls step up preparations at Carton House

Joe Schmidt put his players through their paces earlier at Carton House.

From The42 O’Donnell intent on nailing down Ireland’s seven shirt for Six Nations Tod

O’Donnell intent on nailing down Ireland’s seven shirt for Six Nations

The Munster back row is keen to add to his collection of six international caps.

From The42 BBC’s Six Nations mockumentary ad shows just how giddy we all get at this time of year Counting The Days This post contains videos

BBC’s Six Nations mockumentary ad shows just how giddy we all get at this time of year

Wales wishes it could be Six Nations time every day.

# six-nations - Monday 26 January, 2015

From The42 How many of these noughties Irish rugby internationals can you remember? Quiz

How many of these noughties Irish rugby internationals can you remember?

Do you know your Ian Dowlings from your Ian Whittens?

From The42 Analysis: Ulster’s Henderson bounds back into contention for Six Nations Mutant

Analysis: Ulster’s Henderson bounds back into contention for Six Nations

The Ulsterman was dynamic on his return from injury against Leicester on Saturday.

From The42 Scrum-half worry for Ireland as Murray set for further scan, Reddan strains ligaments 9 Problems

Scrum-half worry for Ireland as Murray set for further scan, Reddan strains ligaments

Lock Dave Foley will also see a surgeon about his wrist this week.

# six-nations - Thursday 22 January, 2015

From The42 The big guns are back: 5 talking points as Schmidt names extended 6 Nations squad Everybody Makes It

The big guns are back: 5 talking points as Schmidt names extended 6 Nations squad

Picking 46 men gave Schmidt a lot of flexibility to include guys recovering from long-term injury.

From The42 ‘Natural successor,’ a World Cup bolter? A quick guide to Ireland new boys Conan and White Uncapped

‘Natural successor,’ a World Cup bolter? A quick guide to Ireland new boys Conan and White

The only two non-internationals in Schmidt’s squad are playing catch-up, but don’t rule them out of an autumn trip to England.

From The42 O’Brien and Fitzgerald return as Schmidt names 46-man Six Nations squad Title Defence

O’Brien and Fitzgerald return as Schmidt names 46-man Six Nations squad

Jonathan Sexton is also among the extended squad, despite being ruled out of at least the opening fixture.

# six-nations - Wednesday 21 January, 2015

From The42 Danny Cipriani is part of England’s 34-man training squad for the Six Nations Red Rose

Danny Cipriani is part of England’s 34-man training squad for the Six Nations

36-year-old Nick Easter has also been handed the chance to rebuild his international career.

From The42 Cork will play host to Sam Burgess, Chris Ashton and the England Saxons next week Slammin' Sam

Cork will play host to Sam Burgess, Chris Ashton and the England Saxons next week

Several big names in the visitors’ squad to play the Wolfhounds at Musgrave Park.

From The42 5 talking points before Joe Schmidt names his Six Nations squad Defending Champs

5 talking points before Joe Schmidt names his Six Nations squad

Apart from ‘Can we win it, Joe?’

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