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# six-nations-2012 - Thursday 12 April, 2012

Gatland breaks both heels in domestic accident

The Wales rugby coach took a fall while on a visit back to New Zealand over Easter.

# six-nations-2012 - Thursday 29 March, 2012

RFU reward Stuart Lancaster with England job

The RFU have confirmed they’ve agreed a four-year contract with the 42-year-old.

# six-nations-2012 - Thursday 22 March, 2012

Must do better: Ireland’s Six Nations end-of-term report card

Ireland have been often brilliant, frequently decent and occasionally awful in recent years. In this Six Nations Championship, they were all three at some stage.

# six-nations-2012 - Tuesday 20 March, 2012

Alex Cuthbert plans to pay off student loan with Grand Slam bonus

Wales’ hero against France may also be in the market for a new motor.

# six-nations-2012 - Monday 19 March, 2012

Tommy Bowe warns of New Zealand bloodbath

Declan Kidney will have to pick his men up after a disappointing end to the Six Nations, with the All Blacks on the horizon.

# six-nations-2012 - Saturday 17 March, 2012

Six Nations: Kidney: Ross injury was the turning point

Declan Kidney was making no excuses for Ireland’s poor showing against England at Twickenham, and said his side would have lessons to learn.

Six Nations: How Ireland rated against England

It really wasn’t pretty, was it?

Six Nations wrap: Wales taste Grand Slam glory

Warren Gatland’s men made it a clean sweep for the third time in eight seasons, as Andy Robinson’s Scotland took home the wooden spoon.

As it happened: Italy v Scotland, Six Nations

It’s the final day of the Six Nations, and we started off our coverage with Italy taking on Scotland at the Stadio Olimpico.

Open thread: how do you think Ireland will do against England today?

Ireland face a resurgent England at Twickenham in a much-anticipated St Patrick’s Day showdown.

# six-nations-2012 - Thursday 15 March, 2012

No shortage of motivation to beat old enemy – Bowe

Tommy Bowe is aiming to finish the Six Nations on a high, and maybe even grab himself a sneaky try-scoring record along the way.

Has Ireland’s new-look coaching set-up reinvigorated the squad?

Anthony Foley has come due to Ger Smal’s unfortunate ill-health. But has the enforced change helped Declan Kidney’s backroom?

Strettle passed fit for Twickenham test

England have made just one change to the starting XV which beat France in the Stade de France last weekend.

# six-nations-2012 - Wednesday 14 March, 2012

Will the real Six Nations team of the tournament please stand up…

Yesterday’s award shortlist was a farce, writes Tom Fox. Here’s who should be lauded.

Big talk: Ferris brands English ‘bad losers’

Stephen Ferris is the latest to stoke the flames ahead of Saturday’s visit to Twickenham.

Heaslip: ‘Beating England is one of the most enjoyable things an Irishman can do’ Game On This post contains videos

Heaslip: ‘Beating England is one of the most enjoyable things an Irishman can do’

The No.8 is looking forward to Saturday’s match.

# six-nations-2012 - Tuesday 13 March, 2012

Opinion: England have come full circle

12 months on from an ambush in the Aviva, will England be wary of falling into the same old trap against Irish ‘underdogs’?

# six-nations-2012 - Monday 12 March, 2012

Looking back: here’s what the Scottish papers said about Ireland on Saturday

Section of the visitors’ media criticised the Irish for playing “very close to the edge of the laws all the time”.

Injury update: Best, O’Brien, Ryan all expected to be fit by Saturday

Ireland have nothing more than a couple of bumps and bruises to worry about ahead of Saturday’s trip to Twickenham.

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It’s Monday, so here’s your Six Nations team of the week

Donnacha Ryan made it, but who are the 14 others to join him? Right this way.

Five things we learned from this week’s Six Nations

On the penultimate weekend of the championship, there was still scope for surprise. Who knew?

# six-nations-2012 - Sunday 11 March, 2012

Six Nations as it happened: France v England

We went minute-by-minute as France attempted to keep their Six Nations Championship hopes alive against England.

Lee Jones still in hospital, but making ‘good progess’

The winger is expected to travel back to Scotland tomorrow following his injury in yesterday’s Six Nations match.

# six-nations-2012 - Saturday 10 March, 2012

Six Nations: How Ireland rated against the Scots

It was another eventful evening at Lansdowne Road as Declan Kidney’s men took on the Scots. Here’s how we think they went.

Match report: London calling for four-star Ireland

Declan Kidney’s men will travel to Twickenham to face England next week in good spirits after seeing off a determined but one dimensional Scottish side.

As it happened: Ireland v Scotland, Six Nations

Every kick and tackle and some of the atmosphere live from Lansdowne Road. Join us for Ireland’s latest Six Nations showdown.

7 questions that may be answered at Lansdowne Road this evening…

Patrick McCarry is in his seat at the Aviva Stadium and ready for Ireland v Scotland. Here’s what’s in store.

As it happened: Wales v Italy, Six Nations

Wales welcomed Italy to Cardiff this afternoon. We liveblogged the 80 minutes so read how the game unfolded here…

Six Nations preview: Reach for the sky, Ireland

Scotland’s pack will be out to impress. Ireland must win the aerial battle to win the game.

Open thread: how do you think Ireland will do against Scotland today?

Rory Best will the skipper the side at the Aviva Stadium this evening. How are you feeling about it?

# six-nations-2012 - Friday 9 March, 2012

Keyboard warriors: Bloggers from Ireland and Scotland engage

We got in touch with our Celtic cousins via G-Mail and managed to find a little common ground ahead of tomorrow’s big game.

The Morning Score: Friday

All you need to know by 9AM, except what that weird dream was all about.

We have the best backs in the world, says Heaslip

We’ll come up with plans, says the Leinster man ahead of tomorrow’s clash at Lansdowne Road.

# six-nations-2012 - Thursday 8 March, 2012

SOB off: Peter O’Mahony will start against Scotland

The Munster back row will win his first full cap on Saturday after injury ruled out Sean O’Brien.

England are ‘our best enemies’ say French ahead of Paris clash

Philippe Saint-Andre’s side are gearing up for the showdown at the Stade de France.

The Morning Score: Thursday

Everything you need to know by 9am – except who drank all the orange juice.

# six-nations-2012 - Wednesday 7 March, 2012

Rory Best to captain Ireland against Scotland on Saturday

Ulster man to lead out Ireland to face Andy Robinson’s side at Lansdowne Rd this weekend.

Saint-Andre mixes it up for England showdown

Half-backs Francois Trinh-Duc and Morgan Parra have paid the price for the points dropped against Ireland last weekend ahead of the clash in Paris on Sunday.

Caption time: when ROG met Mickey Harte…

What was said between the Munster out half Ronan O’Gara and the Red Hand boss?

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