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#Selection

Picking the Ireland teams for the midweek Māori game and first Test
# Decisions
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# Decisions

Picking the Ireland teams for the midweek Māori game and first Test

Jun 24th 2022, 9:55 PM 16,563 Views 47 Comments

Andy Farrell has some big calls to confirm next week in New Zealand.

Roche recalled to Ireland squad after lengthy absence ahead of World Cup qualifier
# Selection
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# Selection

Roche recalled to Ireland squad after lengthy absence ahead of World Cup qualifier

Jun 15th 2022, 9:43 AM 4,853 Views 0 Comments

Meanwhile, goalkeeper Naoisha McAloon has received a first senior call-up while Diane Caldwell has also been included.

Scott Hogan starts as Kenny makes three changes for Ukraine clash
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# Selection

Scott Hogan starts as Kenny makes three changes for Ukraine clash

Jun 14th 2022, 6:33 PM 5,234 Views 2 Comments

Ireland have a much-depleted back line for tonight’s game in Poland.

Obafemi makes first start as Stephen Kenny rings the changes for Scotland clash
# Selection
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# Selection

Obafemi makes first start as Stephen Kenny rings the changes for Scotland clash

Jun 11th 2022, 3:46 PM 6,964 Views 6 Comments

Troy Parrott and Jayson Molumby are also handed starts in a youthful Irish side.

Two changes as Stephen Kenny names Irish team to face Ukraine
# Selection
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# Selection

Two changes as Stephen Kenny names Irish team to face Ukraine

Jun 8th 2022, 6:34 PM 13,291 Views 7 Comments

The visitors have changed almost their entire team.

Ireland set to stick with Caoimhín Kelleher for rest of Nations League campaign
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# Selection

Ireland set to stick with Caoimhín Kelleher for rest of Nations League campaign

Jun 6th 2022, 11:40 AM 10,937 Views 15 Comments

Gavin Bazunu has been ruled out with injury.

Cullen happy to have 'close calls' for consideration as Leinster turn focus to the Bulls
# Selection
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# Selection

Cullen happy to have 'close calls' for consideration as Leinster turn focus to the Bulls

Jun 4th 2022, 6:38 PM 7,358 Views 5 Comments

The province welcome the South African side to the RDS next Friday.

Bazunu misses out and Troy Parrott handed start as Kenny names team to face Armenia
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# Selection

Bazunu misses out and Troy Parrott handed start as Kenny names team to face Armenia

Jun 4th 2022, 12:44 PM 8,530 Views 3 Comments

Caoimhin Kelleher starts in goal.

First call-ups for Hodge and Adaramola as U21 squad named for decisive qualifiers
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# Selection

First call-ups for Hodge and Adaramola as U21 squad named for decisive qualifiers

May 26th 2022, 10:27 AM 5,498 Views 2 Comments

Jim Crawford’s side retain a chance of automatic qualification for the finals in Georgia and Romania.

Leinster name unchanged team for semi-final meeting with Toulouse
# Selection
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# Selection

Leinster name unchanged team for semi-final meeting with Toulouse

May 13th 2022, 12:12 PM 21,759 Views 18 Comments

The only alteration is on the bench, as Tommy O’Brien has been sidelined with a long-term knee injury.

TJ Reid set to make first start of the season as Kilkenny prepare to host Laois
# Selection
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# Selection

TJ Reid set to make first start of the season as Kilkenny prepare to host Laois

Apr 22nd 2022, 9:44 AM 4,782 Views 3 Comments

Brian Cody’s side will be looking to continue their winning start to the Leinster SHC this weekend.

Stephen Kenny rings the changes for friendly against Lithuania
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# Selection

Stephen Kenny rings the changes for friendly against Lithuania

Updated Mar 29th 2022, 6:32 PM 12,612 Views 2 Comments

Kenny has made six changes for tonight’s game.

Ireland head coach McWilliams backs Parsons to 'do some damage' from the bench
# Impact
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# Impact

Ireland head coach McWilliams backs Parsons to 'do some damage' from the bench

Mar 24th 2022, 2:52 PM 4,039 Views 0 Comments

The 20-year-old superstar is held in reserve for Saturday’s Six Nations opener against Wales.

Darragh Burns and Phil Neville's son Harvey included in one-off Irish U20s camp
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Darragh Burns and Phil Neville's son Harvey included in one-off Irish U20s camp

Mar 11th 2022, 3:33 PM 8,613 Views 4 Comments

A special camp of U20 players has been called for this month, with many of the named players having not played for Ireland in two years.

'Pete's in good form... he's a good emotional leader for us as well'
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'Pete's in good form... he's a good emotional leader for us as well'

Mar 10th 2022, 2:59 PM 8,220 Views 7 Comments

Andy Farrell believes O’Mahony is getting better, while the Cork man is loving life with Ireland.

Mayo make six changes for Kerry clash
# Selection
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# Selection

Mayo make six changes for Kerry clash

Mar 10th 2022, 11:08 AM 12,336 Views 1 Comment

Aidan O’Shea makes a first start of the year.

IRFU to hire head of women's rugby and invest extra €1 million, but no full report
# Review
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# Review

IRFU to hire head of women's rugby and invest extra €1 million, but no full report

Mar 4th 2022, 1:21 PM 7,557 Views 15 Comments

The independent report on Ireland Women’s failure to qualify for the World Cup will not be published in full.

Ralf Rangnick defends Cristiano Ronaldo selection
# Under Pressure
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# Under Pressure

Ralf Rangnick defends Cristiano Ronaldo selection

Feb 28th 2022, 4:38 PM 6,267 Views 5 Comments

The Portuguese star was involved for the full duration on Saturday as United were held 0-0 by Watford at Old Trafford.

Wholesale changes unlikely for Ireland but Farrell could make tweaks
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# Selection

Wholesale changes unlikely for Ireland but Farrell could make tweaks

Feb 22nd 2022, 2:47 PM 10,130 Views 21 Comments

The Ireland head coach will be keen to keep his frontliners sharp for the England clash in Round 4.

Henshaw and Henderson in the mix as Farrell considers changes for Paris
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# Selection

Henshaw and Henderson in the mix as Farrell considers changes for Paris

Feb 7th 2022, 6:00 AM 12,896 Views 12 Comments

The Ireland boss says his squad will miss Keith Earls, who suffered a hamstring injury last week.

Three changes as Jack O'Connor names Kerry team to face Dublin
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Three changes as Jack O'Connor names Kerry team to face Dublin

Feb 4th 2022, 9:11 PM 18,291 Views 5 Comments

The sides face off in Tralee on Saturday night.

Lee Keegan returns as Mayo name team to face Monaghan
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Lee Keegan returns as Mayo name team to face Monaghan

Feb 3rd 2022, 11:50 AM 9,803 Views 3 Comments

He is one of three changes.

Keith Ricken names Cork team to face Kerry in McGrath Cup final
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Keith Ricken names Cork team to face Kerry in McGrath Cup final

Jan 21st 2022, 5:20 PM 8,509 Views 3 Comments

The game throws in at 2pm in Killarney tomorrow.

Carty and Treadwell in, two uncapped backs, a settled squad - Farrell's selection From The42

Carty and Treadwell in, two uncapped backs, a settled squad - Farrell's selection

Jan 20th 2022, 8:18 AM 17,304 Views 34 Comments

The likes of Kieran Marmion and Ciarán Frawley are unlucky to miss out.

Furlong and Henshaw to start as teams named for Leinster/Ulster URC clash
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Furlong and Henshaw to start as teams named for Leinster/Ulster URC clash

Nov 26th 2021, 12:57 PM 8,589 Views 18 Comments

John Cooney returns to the Ulster team.

Farrell feels Henderson 'better suited' to All Blacks as Beirne benched
# Locks
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# Locks

Farrell feels Henderson 'better suited' to All Blacks as Beirne benched

Nov 11th 2021, 5:42 PM 9,797 Views 7 Comments

Jamison Gibson-Park retains his spot at scrum-half after impressing against Japan.

Farrell has intriguing options in Ireland's back row and back three
# Selection
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Farrell has intriguing options in Ireland's back row and back three

Nov 1st 2021, 7:30 PM 13,928 Views 15 Comments

Johnny Sexton could win his 100th Ireland cap this weekend in Dublin.

Robinson starts and Connolly dropped as Kenny names Irish team to face Azerbaijan
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Robinson starts and Connolly dropped as Kenny names Irish team to face Azerbaijan

Oct 9th 2021, 3:54 PM 7,385 Views 19 Comments

Andrew Omobamidele keeps his place.

Aaron Connolly to miss Serbia game with injury
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# Selection

Aaron Connolly to miss Serbia game with injury

Sep 7th 2021, 3:01 PM 7,494 Views 17 Comments

Ronan Curtis is also out.

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 9,649 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
# Combination
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# Combination

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

Aug 3rd 2021, 8:00 PM 34,367 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
# Options
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# Options

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

Aug 1st 2021, 6:00 AM 13,926 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
# Bomb Squad
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# Bomb Squad

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

Jul 28th 2021, 7:00 PM 6,833 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 10,037 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
# Selection
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Lions and Boks will both consider changes ahead of Test two

Jul 25th 2021, 12:11 PM 12,747 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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# Selection

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

Updated Jul 21st 2021, 3:06 PM 24,312 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
# Debate
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# Debate

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

Jul 18th 2021, 7:30 AM 14,413 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 28,896 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 6,661 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
# Key Man
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# Key Man

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

Jun 22nd 2021, 2:17 PM 8,565 Views 6 Comments

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

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