| 3.9°C Belfast

Close

Premium


Cian Tracey

Six Nations stars are just right to think twice about personal sacrifices when it comes to the tournament bubble

Cian Tracey


Marler and Minozzi opting out of Six Nations may help break stigma

Close

No go: England’s Joe Marler has decided against playing in the Six Nations

No go: England’s Joe Marler has decided against playing in the Six Nations

AFP via Getty Images

No go: England’s Joe Marler has decided against playing in the Six Nations

The Ireland squad will gather today for the first time this year, as they enter a strict Covid-19-secure bubble for the coming weeks.

Having got a taste for it last year, most players will know what to expect, as every precaution is taken in order to ensure the Six Nations can go ahead as planned.

It will be a testing period for every team and their support group, and although sympathy will be in short supply from the general public, ear­lier this week we got an insight into how mentally tough some players will find the prospect of being locked down away from their families.


Top Videos



Privacy