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# Team news

This year
Kerry and Mayo name unchanged sides for Sunday league clashes
The All-Ireland champions and league holders face Tyrone, while the Green and Red do battle with Roscommon.
Ciarán Frawley returns after knee surgery to start for Leinster
Jordan Larmour, Jamie Osborne, and Scott Penny are all named in the team after featuring in Ireland’s extended Six Nations squad for last week’s win over Italy.
Mohamed Haouas replaces banned Uini Atonio for France against Scotland
Prop was suspended for high tackle on Rob Herring in defeat to Ireland.
Hamish Watson returns to Scotland side for France clash
Watson sat out the opening two matches against Wales and England as he had been short of game time since the autumn due to concussion issues.
Casey and Byrne at 9 and 10 as Ireland make six changes for Italy
Bundee Aki, Iain Henderson, Rónan Kelleher, and Jack Conan also come into the side.
David Clifford and Seán O'Shea on Kerry bench for Mayo clash
The sides meet in Castlebar tomorrow night.
Connacht make three changes for trip to Zebre
Denis Buckley, Dylan Tierney-Martin and Cian Prendergast all return to the starting XV.
Zebo returns as Munster name side for Ospreys' visit
Winger makes first appearance since December.
Shane Kingston named in Cork team to face Galway, Tipp make sweeping changes for Kilkenny clash
Eoin Roche, Cathal Cormack and Sean Twomey will also start for the Rebels.
Cian Lynch down to start as Limerick team named for Clare clash
The two-time Hurler of the Year will also captain the team.
France keep faith with starting side for Ireland Six Nations trip
France defeated Italy in their opener last weekend.
McErlean starts at fullback as Ireland U20s bid to continue winning streak
Over 7,000 tickets have already been sold for Friday evening’s game in Musgrave Park.
Derek Lyng reveals team for Kilkenny's league opener against Antrim
Meanwhile Waterford boss Davy Fitzgerald has named a strong side for Sunday’s clash with Dublin.
Kerry make two changes for Monaghan, Mayo unchanged for trip to Armagh
Meanwhile Ian Burke will make his first league start for Galway since 2020.
A long way from Canberra: Bealham gets big chance to shine
The 31-year-old Connacht man gets his first Six Nations start for Ireland on Saturday.
Manu Tuilagi left out of Steve Borthwick’s first England team
Joe Marchant takes the 31-year-old’s place in the England line-up to face Scotland in the Six Nations.
Bealham starts for Ireland against Wales as Furlong ruled out injured
Stuart McCloskey starts at inside centre, while Ross Byrne has made the bench.
Richie Murphy names Ireland U20 team to face Wales
Hooker Gus McCarthy captains the Ireland U20s side that will take on Wales in Colwyn Bay on Friday night.
Gatland names 34-year-old Halfpenny to start against Ireland
The Welsh boss has announced his matchday 23 for Saturday’s Six Nations showdown.
5 All-Ireland starters for Kerry, McStay and O'Rourke name Mayo and Meath sides for league openers
The 2023 Allianz football league commences tomorrow.
Jack Carty returns to lead Connacht against Lions
Out-half is just six points off Eric Elwood’s points-scoring record for the province.
11 of Galway's All-Ireland final side named to start against Mayo
The sides meet in Castlebar tomorrow night.
Alan O'Connor to lead Ulster again for Stormers challenge
Northern province could go third with a win.
7 All-Ireland survivors as new Meath manager names team, Dublin debut for ex-Leitrim player
Mayo, meanwhile, have some big-name returnees for their Division 1 opener against Cork.
Alan O'Connor leads Ulster for must-win showdown with Sale Sharks
Province lost 39-0 to same opponents last month.
Kelleher, McCarthy and Conan start for Leinster against Racing
The backline remains unchanged as Leinster look to go four wins from four.
Roscommon and Cork ring the changes for tonight's pre-season provincial deciders
Davy Burke’s Rossies face Mayo, while Limerick are the Rebels’ opposition.
Mayo and Limerick football sides announced before pre-season provincial finals
Mayo play Roscommon in Connacht, while
Ross Byrne returns at out-half in strong Leinster XV for Gloucester trip
Cian Healy in line to win his 100th European cap at Kingsholm on Saturday.
Robert Baloucoune to win 50th cap as Ulster name strong side for Benetton clash
Ireland international Iain Henderson captains the province for Saturday’s trip to Italy.
Hansen and Bealham back for Connacht as Sharks send their second-string
Andy Friend’s side are 13th in the URC table and badly need a win.
Healy starts at 10 and Coombes moves to second row as Munster name team for Lions clash
The province take on the South African side in Musgrave Park on Friday.
O'Driscoll handed first Cork football start since 2018 in McGrath Cup opener
John Cleary’s side take on Kerry in Páirc Uí Rinn tomorrow evening.
Last year
Gibson-Park and Sexton to make first Leinster start of the season together, Connacht missing key trio
Mack Hansen, Finlay Bealham and Bundee Aki all miss Sunday’s trip to the RDS.
Stockdale returns for Ulster, Munster change six for New Year's Day interpro
The sides meet at Kingspan Stadium on Sunday evening.
Munster and Leinster name teams for St Stephen's Day URC derby
Munster make two changes from the win over Northampton while Leinster’s Jordan Larmour makes his first start since October.
Nathan Doak named at fly-half in Ulster team to play Connacht
Doak replaces Billy Burns, who suffered a head injury early in last week’s defeat to La Rochelle.
Sexton returns to the bench as Cullen opts for Kelleher over Sheehan
Leinster take on Gloucester tomorrow in the Heineken Champions Cup.
Ulster name team for Champions Cup opener
It could be a landmark game for Marty Moore, who may make his 50th appearance if called off the bench.
Byrne starts at 10 for Leinster as Sexton and Furlong miss Racing clash
Dan Sheehan and Caelan Doris are back in the starting XV.