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Henshaw primed to play a central role in a dangerous Lions backline
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Henshaw primed to play a central role in a dangerous Lions backline

Jun 19th 2021, 7:30 AM 7,809 Views 0 Comments

20-year-old Louis Rees-Zammit has been included among the Lions’ back three options.

Murray strives to keep number nine shirt as Biggar battles to lead from 10
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Murray strives to keep number nine shirt as Biggar battles to lead from 10

Updated Jun 18th 2021, 3:04 PM 16,144 Views 9 Comments

Owen Farrell can’t be discounted as a key man in this Lions squad.

Beirne, Henderson and Conan looking to force way into Lions Test spots
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Beirne, Henderson and Conan looking to force way into Lions Test spots

Jun 17th 2021, 5:40 PM 7,811 Views 2 Comments

The second row and back row combination will be pivotal for Warren Gatland’s side.

Tadhg Furlong set to be a key man in the Lions front row again
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Tadhg Furlong set to be a key man in the Lions front row again

Jun 16th 2021, 7:30 PM 17,783 Views 5 Comments

Warren Gatland will have some big calls to make at loosehead prop and hooker.

Connacht happy with depth for next season but Buckley injury a concern
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Connacht happy with depth for next season but Buckley injury a concern

Jun 3rd 2021, 6:45 AM 5,425 Views 5 Comments

Mack Hansen and Leva Fifita will join the province this summer.

Cooney and Stockdale ruled out of Ulster's final game of season
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Cooney and Stockdale ruled out of Ulster's final game of season

Jun 1st 2021, 3:44 PM 3,981 Views 2 Comments

Eric O’Sullivan has also been ruled out of the clash with Edinburgh.

European Super League considering steps 'to reshape project' as six English clubs withdraw
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European Super League considering steps 'to reshape project' as six English clubs withdraw

Apr 21st 2021, 8:09 AM 6,189 Views 2 Comments

Manchester City, Manchester United, Liverpool, Tottenham, Arsenal and Chelsea all withdrew from the project on Tuesday night.

Leinster scrum-half Osborne set for move to Munster at end of season
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Leinster scrum-half Osborne set for move to Munster at end of season

Mar 9th 2021, 9:02 PM 25,233 Views 43 Comments

The 24-year-old Kildare man initially earned his place in the pro game by impressing in the AIL.

Farrell's 23-man squad indicates a settled Ireland side for Scotland clash
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Farrell's 23-man squad indicates a settled Ireland side for Scotland clash

Mar 1st 2021, 7:30 PM 16,371 Views 16 Comments

The retention of Ryan Baird suggests he could be involved again in Edinburgh.

Doris injury leaves Ireland with crucial call in the back row for visit to Wales
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Doris injury leaves Ireland with crucial call in the back row for visit to Wales

Feb 2nd 2021, 7:00 PM 12,734 Views 34 Comments

Head coach Andy Farrell has a range of skillsets to choose from for his side’s Six Nations opener.

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

Jan 13th 2021, 11:19 AM 8,523 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 13,842 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 13,104 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 8,496 Views 1 Comment

South Africa is struggling to contain coronavirus.

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

Jul 30th 2020, 9:00 PM 32,393 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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The Ulster depth chart: Madigan and Mathewson add experience

Jul 29th 2020, 9:50 PM 32,497 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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The Leinster depth chart: How do you pick from those back row options?

Updated Jul 28th 2020, 8:06 PM 34,682 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 17,108 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 20,520 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 12,405 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 3,844 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 19,101 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 16,108 Views 38 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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Who starts alongside Sexton? - Ireland's halfbacks for the Six Nations

Jan 24th 2020, 8:15 PM 36,782 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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POM under pressure and three fresh faces - Ireland's back row for the Six Nations

Jan 23rd 2020, 7:30 PM 24,175 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 11,111 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 14,845 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 14,544 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 14,749 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 19,947 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 11,161 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 4,703 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 7,330 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
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Academy out-half Dean underlines Connacht's growing squad depth

Apr 30th 2019, 11:05 AM 6,845 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 16,725 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 9,463 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 33,160 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 5,747 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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'Not a perfect' debut but Munster fullback Haley is an exciting addition

Aug 19th 2018, 7:45 AM 14,579 Views 7 Comments

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

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