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Saturday 30 September 2023 Dublin: 16°C

# Big call

Last week
17th September 2023 - 30th September 2023
Ireland stick with their usual plan. It's the Boks who have changed
Andy Farrell has resisted any temptation to deviate from his proven selection strategy.
This year
'I was surprised' - England captain Farrell on Steward's red card
The England fullback was sent off after a collision with Hugo Keenan.
Last year
'My brothers are giving me guilt, saying 'What are we going to do when you retire?''
Johnny Sexton remains as motivated as ever in a squad whose leadership group has developed.
Foley denies deliberate time wasting as Wallabies lock Swain is cited
Mathieu Raynal made a controversial decision in the final minute in Melbourne yesterday.
Contentious ending as Stormers hold out for victory over Ulster
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
Ireland kick off their Six Nations campaign on Saturday against Wales.
'Finn will support Blair' - Scotland boss Townsend makes big call for Ireland game
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
Andy Farrell hailed his players’ mental strength after a narrow defeat to France.
All time
Champions Cup under threat as EPCR wait on French government decision
The Top 14 clubs could be forced to withdraw from two rounds of games this month.
Governments will step in and make call on Italy-England game
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
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
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
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
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'
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
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'
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
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
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
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
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?
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
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
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
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
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
Romain Poite left the Munster coach deeply annoyed.
Munster coach Foley says referee Poite's decision was 'nothing short of a disgrace'
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'
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.'
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
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
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
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
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
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
Fellow Northern Irishman Graeme McDowell warns that it’s ‘a very touchy subject.’
VIDEO: Luis Nani's controversial red card, Fergie's apoplectic reaction
Manchester United were not happy following the referee’s game-changing decision.
Poll: who do you think will be crowned All-Ireland football champions?
We’re down to the final five in the race for September glory. Who do you fancy to take Sam?