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From The42 Beirne set to start against Wales as O'Brien makes return for Ireland Big Calls

Beirne set to start against Wales as O'Brien makes return for Ireland

The Munster second row could make his Six Nations debut in Cardiff on Saturday.

From The42 Henshaw's positional switch, Murray returns and more talking points Six Nations

Henshaw's positional switch, Murray returns and more talking points

Joe Schmidt has named his first team of the 2019 Six Nations.

From The42 Schmidt's late decisions, Toner restored and more Ireland team talking points Big Calls

Schmidt's late decisions, Toner restored and more Ireland team talking points

The head coach has reverted to the tried and trusted for the All Blacks clash.

From The42 Kearney and Ringrose back in the mix as Schmidt considers changes Pick Your XV

Kearney and Ringrose back in the mix as Schmidt considers changes

The Ireland head coach has some big calls to make ahead of the All Blacks clash.

From The42 'Unfortunately certain calls went against us': JVG laments chalked-off Earls try Big Calls

'Unfortunately certain calls went against us': JVG laments chalked-off Earls try

The Munster head coach called for consistency from officials as he reflected on his side’s inter-pro defeat to Leinster.

From The42 Ref review: How accurate were the big calls in Ireland's defeat to the Wallabies? Penalty Count

Ref review: How accurate were the big calls in Ireland's defeat to the Wallabies?

Marius van der Westhuizen had some big decisions to make in Brisbane.

From The42 Schmidt names Carbery at out-half as O'Mahony captains Ireland Big Calls

Schmidt names Carbery at out-half as O'Mahony captains Ireland

Johnny Sexton is part of the Ireland bench for the first clash with the Wallabies.

From The42 Ref review: Were the big calls in the Champions Cup final correct? Officials

Ref review: Were the big calls in the Champions Cup final correct?

We asked a current referee to review some of the incidents from Leinster’s narrow win over Racing.

From The42 Fit-again Ringrose available for the Kings, but Leinster wait to hear Schmidt's call Centre Of Attention

Fit-again Ringrose available for the Kings, but Leinster wait to hear Schmidt's call

The centre has been called into Ireland’s Six Nations squad, but it remains to be seen who he’ll line out for this weekend.

From The42 James Ryan set to start for Ireland as McGrath and Carbery make the bench Big Calls

James Ryan set to start for Ireland as McGrath and Carbery make the bench

Josh van der Flier appears to have won the race to start on the openside.

From The42 'He has no boundaries in the way he thinks': Nacewa excited to take on Europe with Larmour Rising Star

'He has no boundaries in the way he thinks': Nacewa excited to take on Europe with Larmour

The veteran Leinster skipper says team-mates feed off the 20-year-old’s positive approach.

From The42 Leinster facing big selection calls despite the loss of Ringrose and O'Brien for Glasgow Strength In Depth

Leinster facing big selection calls despite the loss of Ringrose and O'Brien for Glasgow

Competition for places fierce in the backline, the back row and at loosehead where Cian Healy returns from suspension.

From The42 The Rugby Show: The winners and losers of the second test selections Big Calls This post contains videos

The Rugby Show: The winners and losers of the second test selections

Murray Kinsella and Gavan Casey discuss the latest team selections made by Warren Gatland and Steve Hansen ahead of the big game on Saturday.

From The42 Changes on the cards as Lions set to 'shake it up' with selection Big Calls

Changes on the cards as Lions set to 'shake it up' with selection

Warren Gatland name-checked Maro Itoje and Sam Warburton as two possible inclusions.

From The42 Open thread: Pick your Lions team for Saturday's first Test against the All Blacks Big Calls

Open thread: Pick your Lions team for Saturday's first Test against the All Blacks

Warren Gatland names his starting XV later.

From The42 Gatland given last-minute food for thought in the Lions' back three Decisions

Gatland given last-minute food for thought in the Lions' back three

Elliot Daly is an interesting option for the left wing but George North has pedigree.

From The42 Test team takes shape but a handful of huge calls ahead for Gatland Decisions

Test team takes shape but a handful of huge calls ahead for Gatland

The Lions’ second row, back row, midfield and left wing selections will be fascinating.

From The42 Carter and O'Gara make the case for 'world class' O'Brien to start first Test Big Calls

Carter and O'Gara make the case for 'world class' O'Brien to start first Test

The Ireland and Leinster flanker is pushing for selection for Auckland, and both Dan Carter and Ronan O’Gara feel he should be a starter.

From The42 Test favourites emerging but back three a major concern for the Lions Big Calls

Test favourites emerging but back three a major concern for the Lions

Murray Kinsella picks his Lions squad for the opening Test against the All Blacks.

From The42 'We're under the hammer' - Big selection calls for Ireland before France test Decisions

'We're under the hammer' - Big selection calls for Ireland before France test

Joe Schmidt is pleased to see his forwards looking more comfortable when passing the ball.

From The42 Roux set for Ireland debut as Schmidt makes five changes for second Test Big Calls

Roux set for Ireland debut as Schmidt makes five changes for second Test

Craig Gilroy, Stuart Olding, Tadhg Furlong and Rhys Ruddock all start for Ireland.

From The42 'I know people question decisions I make, but I guarantee I question them more' Big Calls

'I know people question decisions I make, but I guarantee I question them more'

Joe Schmidt is already looking towards next weekend’s clash with Scotland.

From The42 Schmidt set to start Toner and Healy as Earls misses out for France clash Big Calls

Schmidt set to start Toner and Healy as Earls misses out for France clash

The Ireland head coach looks likely to back Dave Kearney and Tommy Bowe as his wings.

From The42 Trimble to miss out on World Cup as Schmidt includes Furlong and Cave Big Calls

Trimble to miss out on World Cup as Schmidt includes Furlong and Cave

The42 understands that Ireland have opted for three tighthead props and only two scrum-halves.

From The42 No place for Shefflin as Kilkenny make three changes for Saturday's replay Big Calls

No place for Shefflin as Kilkenny make three changes for Saturday's replay

Walter Walsh is out but it is John Power who gets the nod to return to the side.

From The42 Cruden returns for All Blacks as South Africa go for novice out-half Big Calls

Cruden returns for All Blacks as South Africa go for novice out-half

Handre Pollard will win his fourth South African cap at out-half this Saturday.

From The42 7 of the best, worst and most bewildering Lions squad decisions Lions 2013

7 of the best, worst and most bewildering Lions squad decisions

Selecting Sam Warburton is a smart move but where are Best, Robshaw and Visser?