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#Big call

# big-call - Last week 13th November 2022 - 26th November 2022

'My brothers are giving me guilt, saying 'What are we going to do when you retire?''
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'My brothers are giving me guilt, saying 'What are we going to do when you retire?''

Nov 17th 2022, 7:15 AM 47,697 Views 5 Comments

Johnny Sexton remains as motivated as ever in a squad whose leadership group has developed.

# big-call - This year 2022

Foley denies deliberate time wasting as Wallabies lock Swain is cited
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Foley denies deliberate time wasting as Wallabies lock Swain is cited

Sep 16th 2022, 8:47 AM 10,354 Views 10 Comments

Mathieu Raynal made a controversial decision in the final minute in Melbourne yesterday.

Contentious ending as Stormers hold out for victory over Ulster
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From The42
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Contentious ending as Stormers hold out for victory over Ulster

Mar 26th 2022, 3:32 PM 25,232 Views 20 Comments

Callum Reid’s disallowed try cost Ulster a late victory in Cape Town.

Parsons has to be content with a place on the bench as McWilliams blends youth and experience
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Parsons has to be content with a place on the bench as McWilliams blends youth and experience

Mar 24th 2022, 12:22 PM 4,820 Views 0 Comments

Ireland kick off their Six Nations campaign on Saturday against Wales.

'Finn will support Blair' - Scotland boss Townsend makes big call for Ireland game
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From The42
# Surprise Selection

'Finn will support Blair' - Scotland boss Townsend makes big call for Ireland game

Mar 17th 2022, 2:59 PM 8,096 Views 13 Comments

Blair Kinghorn starts at 10 against Ireland, with Finn Russell dropping to the bench.

'It just felt like it was the right decision at the time' - Ireland captain Ryan
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'It just felt like it was the right decision at the time' - Ireland captain Ryan

Feb 12th 2022, 7:52 PM 17,689 Views 32 Comments

Andy Farrell hailed his players’ mental strength after a narrow defeat to France.

# big-call - Last year 2021

Champions Cup under threat as EPCR wait on French government decision
# Concerns
From The42
# Concerns

Champions Cup under threat as EPCR wait on French government decision

Updated Jan 8th 2021, 3:00 PM 16,961 Views 7 Comments

The Top 14 clubs could be forced to withdraw from two rounds of games this month.

# big-call - All time

Governments will step in and make call on Italy-England game
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From The42
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Governments will step in and make call on Italy-England game

Feb 27th 2020, 10:20 AM 5,448 Views 10 Comments

March 14 game between the two countries remains on for now – but the Italian and British governments will have the final say.

Eddie Jones hands Joseph first-ever Test start on the wing against Ireland
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From The42
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Eddie Jones hands Joseph first-ever Test start on the wing against Ireland

Feb 21st 2020, 11:13 AM 18,486 Views 34 Comments

Manu Tuilagi, Courtney Lawes, Ben Youngs, and Joe Marler all start for England too.

Farrell explains his decision to pick Conor Murray ahead of John Cooney
# Close Call
From The42
# Close Call

Farrell explains his decision to pick Conor Murray ahead of John Cooney

Jan 28th 2020, 3:38 PM 33,992 Views 49 Comments

The Ireland boss feels the Munster scrum-half is in great form.

Irish referee in the spotlight after NY Red Bulls snatch controversial winner in Hudson River derby
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Irish referee in the spotlight after NY Red Bulls snatch controversial winner in Hudson River derby

Jul 15th 2019, 10:50 AM 6,334 Views 5 Comments

Alan Kelly appeared to overrule his linesman in a sequence of play, which led to the home side’s crucial second-half goal.

'He has played 10 games in a row' - Sarri defends benching Hazard for Europa League tie
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'He has played 10 games in a row' - Sarri defends benching Hazard for Europa League tie

May 2nd 2019, 11:20 PM 4,294 Views 4 Comments

The Belgian was introduced for Willian in the second half of their first-leg draw against Eintracht Frankfurt.

'If Tadhg hadn't stayed down, the referee might not have reversed the penalty'
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From The42
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'If Tadhg hadn't stayed down, the referee might not have reversed the penalty'

Apr 3rd 2019, 1:47 PM 13,742 Views 79 Comments

Conor Murray believes Pascal Gauzere was correct to reverse a pivotal penalty in Munster’s favour at Murrayfield on Saturday.

James Ryan set to start for Ireland as McGrath and Carbery make the bench
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From The42
# Big Calls

James Ryan set to start for Ireland as McGrath and Carbery make the bench

Jan 31st 2018, 6:36 PM 41,000 Views 112 Comments

Josh van der Flier appears to have won the race to start on the openside.

Former United defender: 'Lukaku can beat Ronaldo’s scoring record in season one'
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Former United defender: 'Lukaku can beat Ronaldo’s scoring record in season one'

Oct 12th 2017, 5:18 PM 8,917 Views 7 Comments

The striker has enjoyed a productive opening to his time at Old Trafford, and Mikael Silvestre has tipped him for bigger things.

2011 All-Ireland football winning boss Pat Gilroy named new Dublin hurling manager
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From The42
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2011 All-Ireland football winning boss Pat Gilroy named new Dublin hurling manager

Oct 11th 2017, 8:24 AM 22,671 Views 31 Comments

Gilroy will turn his attention to the small ball on a three-year term.

'Is he going to make the tackle anyway?' Sexton and Leinster left to ponder massive TMO call in Lyon
# 10 Point Swing
From The42
# 10 Point Swing

'Is he going to make the tackle anyway?' Sexton and Leinster left to ponder massive TMO call in Lyon

Apr 23rd 2017, 5:32 PM 18,918 Views 25 Comments

Fergus McFadden cut through a gap that looked set to give Leinster a lead in Lyon.

No decision from Schmidt as Heaslip urges Ireland boss to stay for 2019
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From The42
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No decision from Schmidt as Heaslip urges Ireland boss to stay for 2019

Aug 10th 2016, 6:15 AM 6,857 Views 8 Comments

Schmidt is considering a return to his native New Zealand next summer.

'He has embarrassed him in front of his supporters' - criticism of Mourinho's Mata decision
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From The42
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'He has embarrassed him in front of his supporters' - criticism of Mourinho's Mata decision

Aug 8th 2016, 10:33 AM 17,600 Views 29 Comments

BBC pundit Danny Murphy didn’t think the decision was right from the Manchester United boss.

With Walters missing, who will come into the Ireland team to face Belgium?
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From The42
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With Walters missing, who will come into the Ireland team to face Belgium?

Jun 17th 2016, 6:15 AM 8,241 Views 22 Comments

Martin O’Neill must weigh up which of his players would be best-suited to replacing the injured forward.

Walters named in Ireland's team to face Sweden at Euro 2016
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From The42
# First XI

Walters named in Ireland's team to face Sweden at Euro 2016

Jun 13th 2016, 3:50 PM 21,106 Views 25 Comments

The starting line-up as been announced ahead of kick-off.

'I thought it was a mistake on Diarmuid's behalf' - Waterford boss on late free
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'I thought it was a mistake on Diarmuid's behalf' - Waterford boss on late free

May 9th 2016, 11:56 AM 9,380 Views 25 Comments

Should Tony Kelly have been awarded a free? Derek McGrath didn’t think so.

Schmidt to decide on his future with Ireland after South Africa tour
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From The42
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Schmidt to decide on his future with Ireland after South Africa tour

Mar 18th 2016, 8:00 AM 23,505 Views 55 Comments

The Ireland head coach must make a call on whether to extend his contract until 2019.

The Impossible 'Would You Rather' Irish Christmas Food Quiz
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From The Daily Edge
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The Impossible 'Would You Rather' Irish Christmas Food Quiz

Dec 24th 2015, 10:00 PM 11,843 Views 5 Comments

You have some hypothetical calls to make. And they are not easy.

This is the penalty Anthony Foley was furious about after Munster's defeat
# Controversy
From The42
# Controversy

This is the penalty Anthony Foley was furious about after Munster's defeat

Dec 13th 2015, 3:02 PM 21,924 Views 26 Comments

Romain Poite left the Munster coach deeply annoyed.

Munster coach Foley says referee Poite's decision was 'nothing short of a disgrace'
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Munster coach Foley says referee Poite's decision was 'nothing short of a disgrace'

Dec 12th 2015, 11:00 PM 20,059 Views 41 Comments

The southern province’s head coach was deeply unhappy after his side’s 31-19 defeat at Thomond Park.

England captain Robshaw says final penalty call 'comes down to myself'
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England captain Robshaw says final penalty call 'comes down to myself'

Sep 26th 2015, 11:08 PM 11,088 Views 24 Comments

England had a late penalty they could have kicked at the posts.

'I know it was a contentious decision. Would I have given a penalty? I am not sure.'
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'I know it was a contentious decision. Would I have given a penalty? I am not sure.'

Jul 22nd 2015, 8:00 AM 11,502 Views 5 Comments

The Kerry forward saw his side get a stroke of luck in the drawn game and then they capitalised in the replay.

Carragher and Ince have picked their all-time Ireland XIs -- and there's one very big omission
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From The42
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Carragher and Ince have picked their all-time Ireland XIs -- and there's one very big omission

Jun 2nd 2015, 9:50 PM 25,600 Views 32 Comments

On the back of their all-time Liverpool-Man United side, they’ve had a crack at the best-ever Irish team.

Ronan Mullen reckons most politicians will vote NO in the same-sex marriage referendum
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Ronan Mullen reckons most politicians will vote NO in the same-sex marriage referendum

Mar 25th 2015, 6:00 PM 16,683 Views 217 Comments

The independent senator will be voting No and guesses that most of his colleagues will join him.

Ince: Gerrard is like a comfort blanket - and I'd play him against United
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Ince: Gerrard is like a comfort blanket - and I'd play him against United

Mar 20th 2015, 11:00 AM 3,394 Views 3 Comments

Liverpool are in form, but can Rodgers really afford to leave Gerrard out?

A former England international's son has opted to declare for Ireland
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A former England international's son has opted to declare for Ireland

Mar 10th 2015, 11:42 AM 12,792 Views 13 Comments

Martin Keown’s young lad is in Noel King’s latest U21 squad.

English optimism grows as reports suggest Raheem Sterling will start against Italy
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English optimism grows as reports suggest Raheem Sterling will start against Italy

Jun 14th 2014, 8:56 PM 4,240 Views 5 Comments

Liverpool youngster given the nod by Roy Hodgson and expected to play behind Daniel Sturridge.

McIlroy still undecided between Ireland and Great Britain for 2016 Olympics
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McIlroy still undecided between Ireland and Great Britain for 2016 Olympics

Feb 27th 2014, 7:00 AM 3,770 Views 28 Comments

Fellow Northern Irishman Graeme McDowell warns that it’s ‘a very touchy subject.’

VIDEO: Luis Nani's controversial red card, Fergie's apoplectic reaction
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VIDEO: Luis Nani's controversial red card, Fergie's apoplectic reaction

Mar 5th 2013, 9:23 PM 27,409 Views 194 Comments

Manchester United were not happy following the referee’s game-changing decision.

Poll: who do you think will be crowned All-Ireland football champions?
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Poll: who do you think will be crowned All-Ireland football champions?

Aug 1st 2011, 10:29 AM 1,839 Views 20 Comments

We’re down to the final five in the race for September glory. Who do you fancy to take Sam?