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Troy Parrott starts as Kenny makes three changes for Azerbaijan test
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Troy Parrott starts as Kenny makes three changes for Azerbaijan test

Sep 4th 2021, 3:48 PM 9,630 Views 12 Comments

The side are seeking a first competitive win under the new manager tonight.

Lions look for Bundee's physicality and more in midfield with Henshaw
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Lions look for Bundee's physicality and more in midfield with Henshaw

Aug 3rd 2021, 8:00 PM 34,308 Views 55 Comments

Head coach Warren Gatland has explained his selection decisions for the third Test.

Gatland looks certain to mix up Lions selection for third Test decider
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Gatland looks certain to mix up Lions selection for third Test decider

Aug 1st 2021, 6:00 AM 13,889 Views 12 Comments

The back three looks set for changes after a tough night against the Springboks.

The Lions and Boks' changes indicate another brutal, heavyweight Test
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The Lions and Boks' changes indicate another brutal, heavyweight Test

Jul 28th 2021, 7:00 PM 6,807 Views 3 Comments

The South Africans have reverted to a 6/2 bench as the Lions reshuffle their XV.

Gatland calls on Murray's control as Lions get set for an 'arm wrestle'
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Gatland calls on Murray's control as Lions get set for an 'arm wrestle'

Jul 27th 2021, 3:19 PM 10,000 Views 6 Comments

The Lions head coach has also brought Chris Harris into his midfield.

Lions and Boks will both consider changes ahead of Test two
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Lions and Boks will both consider changes ahead of Test two

Jul 25th 2021, 12:11 PM 12,703 Views 7 Comments

The hosts struggled up front in the first Test last night.

Price, Van der Merwe and Conan bolt their way into the Lions' starting Test XV
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Price, Van der Merwe and Conan bolt their way into the Lions' starting Test XV

Updated Jul 21st 2021, 3:06 PM 24,246 Views 11 Comments

Warren Gatland has never been afraid to make bold selection calls.

Take your pick: Gatland sets about selecting his Lions Test 23
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Take your pick: Gatland sets about selecting his Lions Test 23

Jul 18th 2021, 7:30 AM 14,371 Views 22 Comments

There are big calls to confirm across the starting XV.

Italy dominate Uefa's official Team of Euro 2020
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Italy dominate Uefa's official Team of Euro 2020

Updated Jul 13th 2021, 12:03 PM 28,858 Views 37 Comments

There are three England players included, with one each from Spain, Denmark, and Belgium.

Foden, Mount and Grealish all on bench as England swap to back three for Germany clash
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Foden, Mount and Grealish all on bench as England swap to back three for Germany clash

Jun 29th 2021, 4:11 PM 6,641 Views 8 Comments

Gareth Southgate has picked a conservative line-up for today’s last-16 meeting at Wembley.

'Robbie has developed into an absolute world-class midfielder' - Gatland
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'Robbie has developed into an absolute world-class midfielder' - Gatland

Jun 22nd 2021, 2:17 PM 8,536 Views 6 Comments

The Lions boss also said he views Tadhg Beirne as a back row for the tour of South Africa.

Fintan McCarthy to partner Paul O'Donovan in boat at the Olympic Games
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Fintan McCarthy to partner Paul O'Donovan in boat at the Olympic Games

Jun 18th 2021, 2:27 PM 7,080 Views 4 Comments

There will be no O’Donovan brothers duo at this summer’s games.

Munster back row Kendellen captains Ireland U20 squad for Six Nations
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Munster back row Kendellen captains Ireland U20 squad for Six Nations

Jun 10th 2021, 12:51 PM 7,247 Views 13 Comments

Richie Murphy has included several players with senior provincial experience.

Parrott keeps his place in Ireland team to face Hungary
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Parrott keeps his place in Ireland team to face Hungary

Jun 8th 2021, 5:51 PM 7,517 Views 12 Comments

Stephen Kenny has made two personnel changes, but also looks like switching to a back three for this evening’s game.

Alexander-Arnold included in 33-man provisional England squad for Euro 2020
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Alexander-Arnold included in 33-man provisional England squad for Euro 2020

May 25th 2021, 1:19 PM 10,392 Views 31 Comments

Manager Gareth Southgate will have to cut seven players from the panel ahead of the tournament.

Johansson earns call-up as Jim Crawford names Irish U21 squad for friendly matches
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Johansson earns call-up as Jim Crawford names Irish U21 squad for friendly matches

May 25th 2021, 9:16 AM 6,603 Views 8 Comments

There are also first call ups for Getafe’s John Joe Patrick Finn and Schalke goalkeeper Dan Rose.

Farrell watching closely as Irish provinces head into final weeks of season
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Farrell watching closely as Irish provinces head into final weeks of season

May 24th 2021, 5:49 PM 8,997 Views 34 Comments

Ireland will take on Japan and the US in Dublin in July.

Uncapped trio, including Chelsea midfielder, named in Scotland Euros squad
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Uncapped trio, including Chelsea midfielder, named in Scotland Euros squad

May 19th 2021, 4:00 PM 4,634 Views 1 Comment

Billy Gilmour, Nathan Patterson and David Turnbull have been selected in 26-man provisional squad.

Five changes as Ulster name team for Challenge Cup semi-final
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Five changes as Ulster name team for Challenge Cup semi-final

Apr 29th 2021, 12:20 PM 9,875 Views 35 Comments

Dan McFarland’s side face Leicester Tigers tomorrow night as they aim to take a step closer to ending a 15-year trophy drought.

Jones has 'captain’s material' as Gatland starts whittling down Lions selection
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Jones has 'captain’s material' as Gatland starts whittling down Lions selection

Apr 13th 2021, 10:10 PM 10,731 Views 7 Comments

Premiership players could miss out if their clubs don’t grant them early release.

Troy Parrott among the four Irish players to miss out on squad for Serbia qualifier
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Troy Parrott among the four Irish players to miss out on squad for Serbia qualifier

Mar 24th 2021, 2:59 PM 10,782 Views 16 Comments

Stephen Kenny has named his 23-man squad for tonight’s game.

'I don’t think he’s fit enough' - O'Neill surprised by McClean's inclusion in Ireland squad
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'I don’t think he’s fit enough' - O'Neill surprised by McClean's inclusion in Ireland squad

Mar 20th 2021, 10:13 PM 7,699 Views 1 Comment

The 31-year-old Stoke City winger has missed his club’s last seven games as a result of a foot injury.

'We're looking forward to him progressing in the big games for Leinster'
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'We're looking forward to him progressing in the big games for Leinster'

Mar 18th 2021, 5:28 PM 11,931 Views 26 Comments

James Lowe drops out of the Ireland matchday 23 for the clash with England.

Teenage goalkeeper Bazunu earns first call-up as Kenny names squad for World Cup qualifiers
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Teenage goalkeeper Bazunu earns first call-up as Kenny names squad for World Cup qualifiers

Mar 18th 2021, 12:57 PM 10,236 Views 14 Comments

Aaron Connolly and James McClean are included in spite of concerns around their fitness.

Debut for Cian Hurley as Munster name team to face Benetton
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Debut for Cian Hurley as Munster name team to face Benetton

Mar 18th 2021, 12:09 PM 14,588 Views 14 Comments

Johan Van Graan’s side close out the regular season at home tomorrow night.

Ryan injury could force Ireland change as Farrell considers back three options
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Ryan injury could force Ireland change as Farrell considers back three options

Mar 15th 2021, 6:00 AM 27,219 Views 41 Comments

The Ireland head coach will have to make selection decisions quickly with a six-day turnaround.

'Rob is a great player for us' - Farrell backs Herring at hooker again
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'Rob is a great player for us' - Farrell backs Herring at hooker again

Mar 12th 2021, 1:13 PM 6,716 Views 27 Comments

Rónan Kelleher returns to the bench as Ireland make three changes for the Scotland clash.

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 16,373 Views 16 Comments

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

Farrell aiming to gain momentum as he picks strong Ireland team for Italy
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Farrell aiming to gain momentum as he picks strong Ireland team for Italy

Feb 25th 2021, 6:00 PM 9,258 Views 22 Comments

There are seven changes to the starting XV while Ryan Baird and Craig Casey should debut off the bench.

With pressure on, Farrell seems unlikely to go for great experimentation in Italy
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With pressure on, Farrell seems unlikely to go for great experimentation in Italy

Feb 16th 2021, 7:30 PM 8,652 Views 33 Comments

Ireland must now fight to turn their Six Nations campaign around after two defeats.

Two changes as France name team to face Ireland
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Two changes as France name team to face Ireland

Feb 12th 2021, 11:50 AM 16,238 Views 20 Comments

Teddy Thomas drops to the bench as Matthieu Jalibert continues at fly-half.

Open Thread: Do you agree with our 2020 All-Star football team?
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Open Thread: Do you agree with our 2020 All-Star football team?

Dec 30th 2020, 7:30 AM 13,770 Views 24 Comments

It’s a side dominated by Dublin players.

Open Thread: Do you agree with our 2020 All-Star hurling team?
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Open Thread: Do you agree with our 2020 All-Star hurling team?

Dec 29th 2020, 8:00 AM 29,533 Views 26 Comments

Let the debate begin…

'We don't want to just be handing out caps' - Ireland stick with autumn squad
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'We don't want to just be handing out caps' - Ireland stick with autumn squad

Nov 24th 2020, 2:25 PM 10,155 Views 17 Comments

Simon Easterby is confident Ireland can remedy their lineout issues.

Farrell facing some big selection decisions for Ireland's trip to Twickenham
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Farrell facing some big selection decisions for Ireland's trip to Twickenham

Nov 15th 2020, 7:55 AM 12,864 Views 44 Comments

There are conundrums across several areas of the pitch after the win over Wales.

Farrell seems likely to stick with settled Ireland team for trip to Paris
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Farrell seems likely to stick with settled Ireland team for trip to Paris

Oct 26th 2020, 6:00 AM 13,403 Views 23 Comments

There were lots of good performances in the 50-17 win over Italy on Saturday.

Injuries and form calls mean Ireland will have a refreshed look against Italy
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Injuries and form calls mean Ireland will have a refreshed look against Italy

Oct 18th 2020, 6:00 AM 15,543 Views 13 Comments

Andy Farrell’s men restart their 2020 Six Nations campaign next weekend in Dublin.

Selection calls, getting 'spooked', scrum woes - Leinster left with regrets
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Selection calls, getting 'spooked', scrum woes - Leinster left with regrets

Sep 21st 2020, 7:56 PM 12,268 Views 23 Comments

Leo Cullen and Stuart Lancaster will be self-critical in reviewing their side’s defeat to Saracens.

Zlatan included as Milan confirm squad for Shamrock Rovers tie
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Zlatan included as Milan confirm squad for Shamrock Rovers tie

Sep 16th 2020, 2:52 PM 9,179 Views 5 Comments

Stefano Pioli has also named Daniel Maldini and new signings Brahim Diaz and Sandro Tonali in his travelling party.

Three Leinster men and two Ulster players make Pro14 dream team
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Three Leinster men and two Ulster players make Pro14 dream team

Sep 10th 2020, 12:23 PM 32,210 Views 29 Comments

Scott Fardy, Will Connors, Max Deegan, John Cooney and Stuart McCloskey were named in the XV.

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