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What should happen with the 2021 British and Irish Lions tour?
# Open Thread
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# Open Thread

What should happen with the 2021 British and Irish Lions tour?

Jan 13th 2021, 11:19 AM 8,089 Views 24 Comments

There appear to be three options as Lions bosses meet in the next month.

POM provides Ireland back-up but van der Flier 'doing nothing wrong'
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POM provides Ireland back-up but van der Flier 'doing nothing wrong'

Oct 21st 2020, 5:29 PM 13,821 Views 10 Comments

Will Connors will make his Test debut at openside flanker against Italy on Saturday.

Leinster and Munster with some key selection decisions to confirm
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Leinster and Munster with some key selection decisions to confirm

Sep 1st 2020, 1:00 AM 13,096 Views 38 Comments

The reigning champions have options in their back three, while Johann van Graan could make a back row change.

Gatland says he would coach Chiefs for free if 2021 Lions tour is cancelled
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Gatland says he would coach Chiefs for free if 2021 Lions tour is cancelled

Aug 7th 2020, 2:55 PM 8,472 Views 1 Comment

South Africa is struggling to contain coronavirus.

The Munster depth chart: Big-name signings and fascinating selection battles
# Beefed Up
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# Beefed Up

The Munster depth chart: Big-name signings and fascinating selection battles

Jul 30th 2020, 9:00 PM 32,288 Views 63 Comments

Johann van Graan’s 43-man senior squad looks well set to push on this season.

The Ulster depth chart: Madigan and Mathewson add experience
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# Building

The Ulster depth chart: Madigan and Mathewson add experience

Jul 29th 2020, 9:50 PM 32,418 Views 14 Comments

Dan McFarland has some exciting young players in his squad.

The Leinster depth chart: How do you pick from those back row options?
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# STrength

The Leinster depth chart: How do you pick from those back row options?

Updated Jul 28th 2020, 8:06 PM 34,125 Views 42 Comments

Leo Cullen’s men will be looking to pick up where they left off when rugby resumes.

The Connacht depth chart: Andy Friend's 43-man senior squad
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The Connacht depth chart: Andy Friend's 43-man senior squad

Jul 27th 2020, 7:00 PM 16,950 Views 14 Comments

The western province have several new faces in their squad ahead of next month’s restart.

What kind of shape are Andy Farrell's Ireland in as they look towards next season?
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What kind of shape are Andy Farrell's Ireland in as they look towards next season?

Jul 4th 2020, 7:00 AM 20,499 Views 48 Comments

Ireland were due to face Australia in Brisbane today.

Inter-provincial series among possibilities for any return of rugby
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Inter-provincial series among possibilities for any return of rugby

Updated Apr 15th 2020, 1:04 PM 12,401 Views 9 Comments

‘That sort of scenario is a possibility of playing out due to the travel issues.’

Garcia sets sights on Pacquiao and Spence after seeing off Vargas
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Garcia sets sights on Pacquiao and Spence after seeing off Vargas

Mar 1st 2020, 9:09 AM 3,834 Views 0 Comments

The American was back at welterweight after last year’s loss against Errol Spence Jr.

A new fullback and big wing calls - Ireland's back three for the Six Nations
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A new fullback and big wing calls - Ireland's back three for the Six Nations

Jan 26th 2020, 3:57 PM 18,891 Views 38 Comments

Will Addison and Jordan Larmour both impressed at 15 for their provinces.

Ringrose nailed on at 13, so who plays 12? - Ireland's midfield for the Six Nations
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Ringrose nailed on at 13, so who plays 12? - Ireland's midfield for the Six Nations

Jan 25th 2020, 9:00 AM 16,085 Views 39 Comments

Chris Farrell and Stuart McCoskey are also vying for centre places under Andy Farrell.

Who starts alongside Sexton? - Ireland's halfbacks for the Six Nations
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# Depth Chart

Who starts alongside Sexton? - Ireland's halfbacks for the Six Nations

Jan 24th 2020, 8:15 PM 36,758 Views 63 Comments

Conor Murray is under pressure from John Cooney and Luke McGrath at scrum-half.

POM under pressure and three fresh faces - Ireland's back row for the Six Nations
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# Depth Chart

POM under pressure and three fresh faces - Ireland's back row for the Six Nations

Jan 23rd 2020, 7:30 PM 24,129 Views 61 Comments

Head coach Andy Farrell’s selections in this area against Scotland will be telling.

Munster look for scrum-half trio to push Murray after Mathewson departure
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Munster look for scrum-half trio to push Murray after Mathewson departure

Nov 28th 2019, 5:00 AM 11,047 Views 22 Comments

Nick McCarthy, Neil Cronin, and Craig Casey are in competition in the scrum-half pecking order.

Do you agree with our predicted Ireland team to face Swizerland?
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Do you agree with our predicted Ireland team to face Swizerland?

Sep 3rd 2019, 7:00 PM 14,838 Views 49 Comments

Mick McCarthy is not expected to make too many changes from previous starting XIs.

'We can’t go into a World Cup with a situation where we’ve only got Johnny'
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'We can’t go into a World Cup with a situation where we’ve only got Johnny'

Aug 21st 2019, 1:00 AM 14,541 Views 30 Comments

Jack Carty and Ross Byrne now have opportunities with Joey Carbery sidelined through injury.

POM prepping to cover openside with versatility key at World Cup
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POM prepping to cover openside with versatility key at World Cup

Aug 13th 2019, 7:30 PM 14,738 Views 31 Comments

The 29-year-old started a game in the seven shirt for Ireland in Australia last summer.

Virgin Media bundle Sky Sports in new €55-per-month offering
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Virgin Media bundle Sky Sports in new €55-per-month offering

Aug 1st 2019, 5:11 PM 19,847 Views 13 Comments

It’s the latest change in sports package offering for viewers ahead of the new football season.

My Options website has over 170,000 visits since last December
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My Options website has over 170,000 visits since last December

Jun 21st 2019, 6:20 AM 11,150 Views 44 Comments

The majority of visitors to the site are female, around 82%

Scotland, Ireland's first World Cup opponents, name 42-man training squad
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Scotland, Ireland's first World Cup opponents, name 42-man training squad

May 7th 2019, 11:24 AM 4,701 Views 7 Comments

Gregor Townsend has omitted Richie Gray but he could still come into the mix.

Marmion or Blade? Big call for Andy Friend in Connacht's nine jersey
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Marmion or Blade? Big call for Andy Friend in Connacht's nine jersey

Apr 30th 2019, 2:05 PM 7,319 Views 14 Comments

The Connacht boss says ‘it will be tough’ to make a decision at scrum-half.

Academy out-half Dean underlines Connacht's growing squad depth
# Debut
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# Debut

Academy out-half Dean underlines Connacht's growing squad depth

Apr 30th 2019, 11:05 AM 6,840 Views 21 Comments

The 21-year-old has impressed Andy Friend and made his senior debut at Thomond Park last weekend.

The Explainer: Is Ireland getting rid of Daylight Savings Time?
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The Explainer: Is Ireland getting rid of Daylight Savings Time?

Mar 31st 2019, 4:30 PM 16,547 Views 18 Comments

In the latest episode of our weekly podcast, we look at proposed changes to Daylight Savings Time – and what Ireland’s options are.

O'Brien and Beirne training hard to give Schmidt headaches for Cardiff
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O'Brien and Beirne training hard to give Schmidt headaches for Cardiff

Mar 12th 2019, 2:31 PM 9,459 Views 8 Comments

The pair missed out on selection last week but are pushing to be involved against Wales.

Ireland's win in Chicago allows players to put hands up for Argentina Test
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Ireland's win in Chicago allows players to put hands up for Argentina Test

Nov 4th 2018, 7:00 AM 33,156 Views 70 Comments

Joe Schmidt was impressed with the likes of Tadhg Beirne as his team beat Italy.

4 Ireland players we'd like to see get a chance for tomorrow night's Poland friendly
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4 Ireland players we'd like to see get a chance for tomorrow night's Poland friendly

Sep 10th 2018, 7:00 PM 12,467 Views 21 Comments

Ronan Curtis and others who could be given an opportunity by Martin O’Neill.

Aki return to bring more momentum as Connacht's depth grows
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Aki return to bring more momentum as Connacht's depth grows

Sep 10th 2018, 6:00 AM 5,745 Views 2 Comments

The back row will be difficult to pick if Connacht have everyone fit and firing.

'Not a perfect' debut but Munster fullback Haley is an exciting addition
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# Irish-Qualified

'Not a perfect' debut but Munster fullback Haley is an exciting addition

Aug 19th 2018, 7:45 AM 14,566 Views 7 Comments

The 24-year-old was part of Joe Schmidt’s Ireland camp earlier this week.

Scannell and Herring impress as Ireland's depth continues to grow
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Scannell and Herring impress as Ireland's depth continues to grow

Jun 20th 2018, 6:30 AM 11,614 Views 20 Comments

Joe Schmidt and his coaching staff are pleased that they now have options across the pitch.

Back row competition points to Ireland's much-improved depth
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Back row competition points to Ireland's much-improved depth

Jan 31st 2018, 1:01 AM 11,525 Views 22 Comments

Building depth has been a key goal since the 2015 World Cup quarter-final exit.

Schmidt says Zebo lost out on form as Ireland accelerate Larmour progress
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Schmidt says Zebo lost out on form as Ireland accelerate Larmour progress

Jan 24th 2018, 1:37 PM 35,958 Views 140 Comments

The Munster man is joining Racing 92 this summer.

'Whether it's WWE or the UFC - he's going to have a record-breaking event'
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'Whether it's WWE or the UFC - he's going to have a record-breaking event'

Oct 12th 2017, 4:54 PM 5,966 Views 4 Comments

Conor McGregor’s manager Audie Attar believes there is ‘no question’ that the Dubliner will return to MMA’s top promotion.

Mourinho wants Ibrahimovic, Lukaku to compete
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Mourinho wants Ibrahimovic, Lukaku to compete

Aug 26th 2017, 1:07 PM 4,139 Views 6 Comments

The Swedish superstar signed a one-year contract with Man United this week.

The one player every Premier League club needs most in the transfer window
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The one player every Premier League club needs most in the transfer window

Jul 1st 2017, 7:00 AM 10,227 Views 4 Comments

As the transfer window re-opens, we look at the business each club will be hoping to do between now and the end of August.

'He missed. He's human, that's life' - Lions tee still up for grabs ahead of Tests
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'He missed. He's human, that's life' - Lions tee still up for grabs ahead of Tests

Jun 14th 2017, 11:02 PM 8,933 Views 6 Comments

Leigh Halfpenny and Owen Farrell are the leading candidates for the job.

Sexton, Farrell, Halfpenny or Biggar - who should kick for the Lions?
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Sexton, Farrell, Halfpenny or Biggar - who should kick for the Lions?

Apr 30th 2017, 7:00 AM 11,341 Views 17 Comments

Neil Jenkins is the kicking coach again and expects his kickers to put pressure on Beauden Barrett.

Sexton no foregone conclusion at 10 as Gatland keeps options open
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# 10 Shirt

Sexton no foregone conclusion at 10 as Gatland keeps options open

Apr 20th 2017, 1:00 AM 11,323 Views 20 Comments

The Lions boss believes Owen Farrell and Dan Biggar will push the Irishman all the way.

6 candidates to take over as Ireland captain while Seamus Coleman recovers
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6 candidates to take over as Ireland captain while Seamus Coleman recovers

Apr 2nd 2017, 7:15 AM 7,755 Views 17 Comments

The identity of the Boys in Green’s skipper for the remainder of the World Cup qualifying campaign has yet to be confirmed.

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