McNamara’s mantra: Failure is never fatal, it’s how you react to it

The Ireland U20s were not long celebrating their remarkable Six Nations Grand Slam before the demands of the rest of the season kicked back in and they had gone their separate ways.

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Noel backs return to Cork for U20 side

Noel McNamara has thrown his weight behind a return to Cork for Ireland’s 2020 Under-20 Six Nations home games.

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Anscombe hopeful Wales can keep their winning habit going at the World Cup

Wales’ Six Nations title and Grand Slam triumph saw them climb to second in the world rankings.

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Alun Wyn Jones wins Six Nations award after leading Wales to the Grand Slam

Wyn Jones was at the heart of Wales’ first tournament clean sweep since 2012.

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Ireland's reaction to going behind in games has to be addressed, says Ronan O'Gara

Ronan O'Gara has said the Irish rugby team need to learn how to chase a game.

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Never say never – Alun Wyn Jones on whether Gatland could coach England

Wales head coach is unlikely to be short of job offers when he leaves his post after the World Cup.

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Wales players dominate shortlist for Six Nations award

Warren Gatland’s side finished top of the table ahead of England.

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More questions now than at any point in Schmidt's tenure

Cardiff Victory will taste very sweet for Warren Gatland when he gathers his coaching staff together for a “long afternoon” of celebration tomorrow.

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Schmidt hopes World Cup will reward Irish risk-taking

Simon Lewis Joe Schmidt hopes he will be able to look back on a disappointing Guinness Six Nations campaign as a significant building block towards a successful World Cup in Japan.

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Ringrose plans to turn negatives into positives come World Cup

Simon Lewis Garry Ringrose believes Ireland have not suffered a psychological blow going into this year’s World Cup after their 25-7 humbling by Wales.

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Wales, not Ireland, plan for Japan with glint in their eye

In Wales, the party will continue for some time.

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Try tally can't spare England's blushes

Peter Jackson breaks down the 2019 Six Nations Championship.

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England suffering from fault line exposed during 2015 World Cup – Eddie Jones

Mirroring the collapse in Cardiff earlier in the Six Nations, England fell apart in the second half against Scotland.

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Six Nations summary – how the teams fared

Wales clinched the Grand Slam with highly-fancied England and Ireland having to settle for second and third place.

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Ireland slump to worst Women's Six Nations finish in 13 years

The Ireland Women's worst Six Nations finish since 2006 was confirmed by a poor 24-5 defeat to a young Wales side who were clinical with their scoring opportunities as they concluded the Championship on a real high at Cardiff Arms Park.

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Warren Gatland lauds fantastic Wales after Grand Slam glory

Wales marked head coach’s final Six Nations game in charge by winning the title and clinching a Grand Slam.

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Joe Schmidt: 'We would encourage the genuine supporter not to lose faith'

Joe Schmidt urged Ireland supporters not to lose faith in their team after they were blown away in Cardiff on Saturday by a Wales team that secured the Grand Slam.

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Scotland come from 31-0 down before losing late lead to England in dramatic draw

England collapsed in spectacular fashion but Scotland were still unable to register their first victory at Twickenham since 1983 as the Guinness Six Nations climaxed in a remarkable 38-38 draw.

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Former skipper Sam Warburton talks up Wales’ achievements

Wales claimed their first Six Nations title since 2013.

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Joe Schmidt expects Ireland to be back on top form for World Cup

Ireland suffered a heavy defeat in Cardiff as their Six Nations title defence ended.

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Dominant Wales crush Ireland to win Grand Slam

Wales have completed the Grand Slam after beating Ireland 25-7 in their Guinness Six Nations match in Cardiff.

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France condemn Italy to a 22nd Six Nations defeat in a row

Italy's losing sequence in the Guinness Six Nations extended to a record 22 matches but France were pushed all the way before prevailing 25-14 at the Stadio Olimpico.

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England scrum-half Robson ruled out with blood clots

The 27-year-old earned his second England cap last weekend.

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Best backs Ryan to come of age up against Wales talisman Jones

22-year-old Ryan takes on the vastly-experienced Jones in Cardiff.

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Rory Best: 'We are a handful for any team in the world'

Rory Best has demanded an 80-minute performance from Ireland as they bid to stop Wales winning the Grand Slam in Cardiff today after the Irish camp insisted on keeping the Principality Stadium roof open for the Guinness Six Nations final-round game.

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Joe Schmidt’s special bond with the Six Nations

The beginning of Joe Schmidt’s Six Nations career could have been so much smoother.

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The Welsh viewpoint: Roof or no roof, Wales can weather the storm

The Principality Stadium roof will be open, Storm Hannah’s wet and windy weather won’t make for a classic, but Wales will nonetheless be backed by an entire nation in Cardiff this afternoon.

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‘Chicken’ winning the ‘Biggar is better’ debate

It’s not often you hear a player call an opponent chicken.

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Tadhg Beirne must outpoach Welsh poachers

Three key factors will define today’s titanic Cardiff clash

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Wales centre Jonathan Davies eyes perfect performance to secure Grand Slam

Victory over Ireland would clinch the Six Nations title for Wales and a Grand Slam.

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‘1883?’ England boss Jones taunts Scotland over Twickenham barren run

The Scots have not beaten England at their home in 36 years.

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Ireland's U20s win the Grand Slam

Ireland's Under-20s have won a Grand Slam this evening.

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Jones’ Wales jibes are irrelevant to us – Ireland skipper Best

The England head coach has suggested that Wales look tired.

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Scotland’s poor Twickenham record counts for nothing, insists captain McInally

Scotland have not won at the home of English rugby since 1983.

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Double deflation for Wales if they lose to Ireland and blow Grand Slam

The Highlanders are on a 15-game Super Rugby unbeaten run at home, the Crusaders are coming off 19 wins in a row stretching back to last season. As Jack Nicholson might say, something’s gotta give in Dunedin Saturday night.

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The key talking points as Wales and Ireland chase Six Nations glory

Victory would give Wales coach Warren Gatland a record third Grand Slam.

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Noel McNamara’s U20 tyros are within touching distance of history

Brendan O'Brien (preview box) For most of us, the realisation that Irish rugby could have a special generation of raw talent on its hands has dawned slowly over the course of this U20s Six Nations campaign.

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Beirne probably best poacher in the world, declares O’Mahony

Peter O’Mahony was unusually effusive in his praise for Tadhg Beirne before the Kildare man had played a single game for Munster and nothing he has witnessed since has prompted him to dial that down now that his clubmate is on the verge of a first Six Nations cap.

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We will all pay the price for rugby’s bonanza

Like rugby or loathe it, it’s hard to argue that there isn’t a comforting, old-school pleasure in shuffling unthinkingly into your sitting-room at this time of year and pointing the remote control at your TV, all the while secure in the knowledge that the Six Nations is never more than that simple push of a button away.

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Gatland warns Jones to concentrate on his own business

Wales will aim for Six Nations double prize on Saturday of the title and a Grand Slam.

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Jones: I want Cokanasiga to play 100 Tests for England

The giant Bath wing was surprisingly overlooked for the Six Nations finale against Scotland but is set to go to this year’s World Cup.

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Gatland urges Wales to take Grand Slam opportunity

Wales head coach wants his players to embrace Saturday’s Six Nations occasion against Ireland.

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Schmidt confident Tadhg Beirne can step up to 'biggest challenge'

The Munster lock has been named alongside Leinster's James Ryan in the side for Saturday's clash with Wales at the Principality Stadium.

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Schmidt keeps coy on Cardiff roof conundrum

The atmosphere at the Principality is legendary and all the more so when the roof is shut and the noise levels trapped inside. Dry and still conditions suit their style of play too and the forecast for Cardiff is for rain and blustery conditions.

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Tadhg Beirne comes in for Ireland's final Six Nations clash

Joe Schmidt has named his team for Saturday's Six Nations showdown against Wales in Cardiff.

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Liam Williams starts against Ireland as Wales eye Six Nations Grand Slam

Wales will win the Six Nations title and achieve a clean sweep if they win in Cardiff.

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Joe Cokanasiga dropped for Scotland clash

The man-of-the-match against Italy is not in the squad for Saturday’s Twickenham Test.

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Henderson injury may open door for Beirne

An injury doubt over Iain Henderson could open the door for Munster lock Tadhg Beirne to make a surprise Guinness Six Nations debut on Saturday when Ireland play Wales in Cardiff.

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Clarkson ready to hit top gear in Slam chance

Size isn’t everything. Generations of Irish forwards have learned that much.

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Bradbury believes Hamish Watson can inspire Scotland to rare win at Twickenham

Scotland’s last victory against England at Twickenham came in 1983.

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Q&A: Who are CVC and what is happening with their offer to buy a stake in the Six Nations

Six Nations chiefs have lined up a deal with the private equity firm to sell off a stake in rugby’s oldest competition.

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Six Nations considering investment offer from CVC Capital Partners

A CVC deal is one of several options being considered to launch ‘Project Light’.

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McBryde says Ireland ‘arguably’ best side in world

Robin McBryde believes Wales will face “arguably the best side in world rugby” when they go for Six Nations title and Grand Slam glory on Saturday.

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Beirne facing big battle to nail down starting spot

Finally, the pieces are falling into place for Ireland, just as their Guinness Six Nations campaign draws to a close.

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Sexton says despite frustrations, it’s always been a happy camp

Of all the barometers used to measure the mood in Ireland camp this last six weeks, the reliance on Jonathan Sexton’s body language must have been up there with the most wildly inaccurate

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Jones: ‘I still see us winning it, just...’

As a man who won three Grand Slam titles on home soil, Adam Jones expects Wales to repeat the trick in Cardiff on Saturday.

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