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# changes - Wednesday 31 March, 2021

Rugby's European finals moved from Marseille once again
# Switches
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# Switches

Rugby's European finals moved from Marseille once again

Mar 31st 2021, 4:01 PM 7,842 Views 7 Comments

The Covid-19 pandemic has again forced the changes.

# changes - Friday 12 March, 2021

Gibson-Park starts again as Ireland make three changes for Scotland
# Team News
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# Team News

Gibson-Park starts again as Ireland make three changes for Scotland

Mar 12th 2021, 11:32 AM 37,500 Views 107 Comments

Cian Healy, Rob Herring, and Keith Earls have returned to the starting XV, with Conor Murray on the bench.

# changes - Monday 22 February, 2021

World Rugby allow larger squads and more rest at 2023 World Cup
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# Changes

World Rugby allow larger squads and more rest at 2023 World Cup

Feb 22nd 2021, 2:53 PM 5,288 Views 11 Comments

Teams have been guaranteed at least a five-day break between pool matches, which means that tournament will run one week longer than in Japan.

# changes - Friday 18 December, 2020

Aki and Oliver come into Connacht starting XV for visit of Pat Lam's Bristol
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# Changes

Aki and Oliver come into Connacht starting XV for visit of Pat Lam's Bristol

Dec 18th 2020, 12:21 PM 6,913 Views 3 Comments

Andy Friend’s men hope to deliver more of the good stuff from Paris last weekend.

# changes - Thursday 10 December, 2020

Rugby players' union boss calls for urgent action to prevent head injuries
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# Changes

Rugby players' union boss calls for urgent action to prevent head injuries

Dec 10th 2020, 2:32 PM 2,951 Views 0 Comments

Exeter boss Rob Baxter said it was ‘disingenuous’ for people not to recognise the steps rugby had taken to make the sport safer, meanwhile.

# changes - Thursday 3 December, 2020

Out-half Van der Walt set for Scotland debut against Ireland on Saturday
# Changes
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# Changes

Out-half Van der Walt set for Scotland debut against Ireland on Saturday

Dec 3rd 2020, 12:59 PM 9,712 Views 13 Comments

Gregor Townsend has made six changes to his team for the visit to Dublin.

# changes - Monday 30 November, 2020

Women's Rugby World Cup to be expanded to 16 teams
# Changes
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Women's Rugby World Cup to be expanded to 16 teams

Nov 30th 2020, 11:55 AM 2,591 Views 0 Comments

The change will take place from 2025.

# changes - Friday 27 November, 2020

'We're glad to grow the playing pool' - Farrell asks for a calmer Ireland
# Depth
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# Depth

'We're glad to grow the playing pool' - Farrell asks for a calmer Ireland

Nov 27th 2020, 1:01 AM 5,842 Views 7 Comments

The head coach is excited about the nine changes he has made for Georgia.

# changes - Thursday 26 November, 2020

All Blacks shuffle pack while Argentina make 10 changes to side
# Changes
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# Changes

All Blacks shuffle pack while Argentina make 10 changes to side

Nov 26th 2020, 8:52 AM 8,604 Views 2 Comments

If the All Blacks fail to win on Saturday against the Pumas, they will become the first New Zealand team to lose three in a row since 1998.

# changes - Friday 13 November, 2020

Henderson and Stockdale ruled out as Ireland make late changes
# Blow
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# Blow

Henderson and Stockdale ruled out as Ireland make late changes

Nov 13th 2020, 6:16 PM 20,268 Views 11 Comments

Andrew Conway and Quinn Roux come into the starting XV against Wales.

# changes - Wednesday 11 November, 2020

'We're not promising anything' - Ireland's seven changes give XV a different look
# Changes
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# Changes

'We're not promising anything' - Ireland's seven changes give XV a different look

Nov 11th 2020, 6:15 AM 14,343 Views 55 Comments

Andy Farrell has handed out seven new caps so far in his tenure, with two more to come on Friday.

# changes - Friday 6 November, 2020

Hunt for new football boss begins as Louth GAA 'will not be offering' Kierans a third year
# Moving On
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# Moving On

Hunt for new football boss begins as Louth GAA 'will not be offering' Kierans a third year

Updated Nov 6th 2020, 9:34 AM 4,743 Views 0 Comments

The Wee county has released a statement, while Kierans says his involvement was ‘a real privilege’.

# changes - Friday 2 October, 2020

Honda to withdraw from Formula One at end of 2021 season
# CONFIRMED
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# CONFIRMED

Honda to withdraw from Formula One at end of 2021 season

Oct 2nd 2020, 10:39 AM 5,781 Views 6 Comments

It’s part of the car industry’s move away from internal combustion engines.

# changes - Monday 21 September, 2020

Postponed clashes re-fixed and others up in the air as Covid-19 continues to impact club GAA schedule
# Changes
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# Changes

Postponed clashes re-fixed and others up in the air as Covid-19 continues to impact club GAA schedule

Sep 21st 2020, 8:36 PM 7,094 Views 0 Comments

Cork and Galway have recently seen matches postponed due to positive cases, with Donegal also affected.

# changes - Wednesday 9 September, 2020

Sport pilot events in England limited to 1,000 people with return of fans under review
# Changes
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# Changes

Sport pilot events in England limited to 1,000 people with return of fans under review

Updated Sep 9th 2020, 8:26 PM 7,923 Views 0 Comments

Plans for horse racing, football, basketball, and speedway events have changed after a rise in Covid-19 cases.

Ross Byrne set for starting chance with Ryan in line for Leinster return
# Possible XV
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# Possible XV

Ross Byrne set for starting chance with Ryan in line for Leinster return

Updated Sep 9th 2020, 8:18 PM 30,158 Views 33 Comments

The reigning champions could make a few changes for the Pro14 final against Ulster.

# changes - Monday 24 August, 2020

Fifa relaxes rules on release of players for internationals
# Changes
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# Changes

Fifa relaxes rules on release of players for internationals

Aug 24th 2020, 11:59 PM 5,912 Views 2 Comments

Clubs are usually obliged to release players to national teams during those parts of the calendar.

# changes - Sunday 23 August, 2020

Northern Ireland U21 international set to switch allegiance to the Republic
# Changes
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# Changes

Northern Ireland U21 international set to switch allegiance to the Republic

Aug 23rd 2020, 6:17 PM 39,816 Views 84 Comments

23-year-old midfielder Mark Sykes plays for Oxford in League One.

# changes - Friday 24 July, 2020

F1 scrap United States, Mexico, Brazil and Canada races
# Changes
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# Changes

F1 scrap United States, Mexico, Brazil and Canada races

Jul 24th 2020, 8:08 PM 4,722 Views 4 Comments

Organisers have instead added three races in Europe.

# changes - Friday 26 June, 2020

Explainer: What's in the FF-FG-Green programme for government?
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# Changes

Explainer: What's in the FF-FG-Green programme for government?

Jun 26th 2020, 8:56 PM 24,251 Views 129 Comments

The details of the programme for government negotiated by the three parties.

# changes - Tuesday 16 June, 2020

No MNF and fake crowd noise - How Sky are broadcasting Premier League football in the Covid-19 era
# Changes
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# Changes

No MNF and fake crowd noise - How Sky are broadcasting Premier League football in the Covid-19 era

Jun 16th 2020, 3:00 PM 23,651 Views 12 Comments

Here’s how the Sky broadcast of the restarted Premier League will look from tomorrow, along with an explanation of how the piped-in crowd noise works.

# changes - Monday 8 June, 2020

SA Rugby confirm Lions tour shifting to autumn 2021 is being considered
# Calendar
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# Calendar

SA Rugby confirm Lions tour shifting to autumn 2021 is being considered

Jun 8th 2020, 6:31 PM 6,700 Views 4 Comments

South Africa hope to have their professional teams back in action by August.

# changes - Sunday 7 June, 2020

Rugby could work as a summer sport, according to RFU chief
# Changes
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# Changes

Rugby could work as a summer sport, according to RFU chief

Jun 7th 2020, 9:27 AM 5,625 Views 11 Comments

Sweeney did not rule out next year’s Lions tour of South Africa being rescheduled.

# changes - Friday 5 June, 2020

Overhaul of Direct Provision system recommended by expert group tasked with improving residents' welfare
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Overhaul of Direct Provision system recommended by expert group tasked with improving residents' welfare

Jun 5th 2020, 8:49 PM 13,803 Views 67 Comments

Direct Provision was set up as a temporary measure in 1999.

Groups of up to six people allowed to meet indoors or outdoors from Monday
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Groups of up to six people allowed to meet indoors or outdoors from Monday

Jun 5th 2020, 2:50 PM 24,901 Views 10 Comments

Up to 15 people can also meet for outdoor sporting activities, including summer camps for children.

# changes - Monday 18 May, 2020

Phase One: Here's what's allowed from today as Covid-19 restrictions eased
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Phase One: Here's what's allowed from today as Covid-19 restrictions eased

May 18th 2020, 12:05 AM 143,831 Views 68 Comments

Hardware stores, garden centres and golf are all a possibility now.

# changes - Friday 8 May, 2020

Football's lawmakers approve use of five substitutions per match
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# Changes

Football's lawmakers approve use of five substitutions per match

May 8th 2020, 7:29 PM 4,577 Views 4 Comments

The International Football Association Board have also given the green light to any competition that wishes to scrap VAR.

# changes - Tuesday 5 May, 2020

Covid-19: Here's what restrictions will be in place from today
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# Changes

Covid-19: Here's what restrictions will be in place from today

May 5th 2020, 6:30 AM 80,563 Views 52 Comments

On Friday, the government announced changes to the coronavirus guidance for cocooners.

# changes - Sunday 26 April, 2020

Some nations inch toward reopening as virus deaths rise
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Some nations inch toward reopening as virus deaths rise

Apr 26th 2020, 8:10 AM 30,350 Views 50 Comments

The number of deaths officially attributed to coronavirus has topped 200,000 globally.

# changes - Friday 24 April, 2020

World Rugby chairman Bill Beaumont vows to 'make the sport more accessible' if re-elected
# Changes
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# Changes

World Rugby chairman Bill Beaumont vows to 'make the sport more accessible' if re-elected

Apr 24th 2020, 7:00 AM 3,705 Views 5 Comments

The ex-England captain faces a challenge from Agustin Pichot.

# changes - Thursday 23 April, 2020

Women's Euro 2021 officially rescheduled for July 2022
# Road To England
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# Road To England

Women's Euro 2021 officially rescheduled for July 2022

Apr 23rd 2020, 12:31 PM 1,607 Views 0 Comments

Ireland are on track to qualify for the tournament in England.

# changes - Sunday 12 April, 2020

‘There’ll be very little change’ – The man entrusted to succeed Stephen Kenny
# New Era
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# New Era

‘There’ll be very little change’ – The man entrusted to succeed Stephen Kenny

Apr 12th 2020, 7:00 AM 15,949 Views 8 Comments

Jim Crawford on his recent appointment as Ireland U21 boss.

# changes - Saturday 4 April, 2020

Brian Kerr backs incoming boss Kenny to succeed in 'hardest job in sport in Ireland'
# Succession
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# Succession

Brian Kerr backs incoming boss Kenny to succeed in 'hardest job in sport in Ireland'

Apr 4th 2020, 6:35 PM 6,533 Views 14 Comments

‘He is ready for the task,’ the ex-Ireland manager said, reacting to the news.

# changes - Saturday 7 March, 2020

Kerry’s coaching set-up rocked by Donie Buckley’s departure
# Changes
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Kerry’s coaching set-up rocked by Donie Buckley’s departure

Mar 7th 2020, 12:49 PM 26,215 Views 14 Comments

Kerry county board chairman, Tim Murphy, has confirmed the highly-rated coach has left their management team.

# changes - Thursday 5 March, 2020

The life of a League-of-Ireland-player-turned-dog-groomer
# Changes
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# Changes

The life of a League-of-Ireland-player-turned-dog-groomer

Mar 5th 2020, 9:39 PM 9,910 Views 1 Comment

Ryan Connolly on his return to football with Finn Harps, after taking a year out.

'We won't have another match until July' - Dublin face long wait between league and championship
# Changes
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# Changes

'We won't have another match until July' - Dublin face long wait between league and championship

Mar 5th 2020, 7:00 AM 3,664 Views 0 Comments

The All-Ireland champions are unlikely to reach the Division 1 final.

# changes - Sunday 23 February, 2020

Healy injured in Ireland defeat but Farrell feels bench players 'did really well'
# Changes
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# Changes

Healy injured in Ireland defeat but Farrell feels bench players 'did really well'

Feb 23rd 2020, 9:34 PM 12,695 Views 33 Comments

The Ireland boss will now consider making changes for the clash with Italy in two weekends’ time.

# changes - Thursday 20 February, 2020

Biggar back from concussion as Wales make two changes for visit of France
# Cardiff Clash
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# Cardiff Clash

Biggar back from concussion as Wales make two changes for visit of France

Feb 20th 2020, 12:42 PM 5,751 Views 6 Comments

Ross Moriarty and Gareth Davies come into the starting XV for Wayne Pivac’s side.

# changes - Wednesday 19 February, 2020

What's new with Eddie Jones' England as Ireland prep for Twickenham tussle?
# Fresh Faces
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# Fresh Faces

What's new with Eddie Jones' England as Ireland prep for Twickenham tussle?

Feb 19th 2020, 7:30 AM 5,755 Views 0 Comments

The English have a new forwards coach, attack coach, number eight, and fullback.

# changes - Thursday 13 February, 2020

Oxford Dictionary updates 'Yid' definition to include Tottenham fans
# Changes
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Oxford Dictionary updates 'Yid' definition to include Tottenham fans

Feb 13th 2020, 11:29 PM 3,666 Views 0 Comments

The word has often been deployed as a term of abuse against Jews but a section of Spurs’ support has taken to using it in terrace chants.

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