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# fresh faces
Stephen Kenny makes five changes as Ireland bid to end 2022 on a high against Malta
Caoimhín Kelleher replaces Gavin Bazunu in goal, while captain Seamus Coleman is reinstated as James McClean also closes in on 100th cap.
# All Blacks
Which uncapped players should Ireland bring to New Zealand?
There were lots of exciting young players discussed on The42 Rugby Weekly Extra podcast today.
# Competition
'It's great to have new faces' - Hansen and Lowry add energy to Ireland camp
Andy Farrell is sure that Gavin Coombes will be looking to prove a point.
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# fresh faces
Who are the 12 new young guns in Munster's matchday squad for Wasps?
Five players will make their debuts in the starting XV, with a further seven uncapped players on the bench.
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'I trained with a guy who was born in 2004... Earlsie could have been his father!'
Munster captain Peter O’Mahony has been impressed by the young players at training.
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'They wouldn’t be picked in the squad if we didn’t think they could play'
Andy Farrell feels Ciarán Frawley and Dan Sheehan are ready to make an impact for Ireland.
# fresh faces
Much-changed Ireland U20s have great chance to impress against Italy
Ireland are in action at 2pm in Cardiff today.
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Saracens players and Russell land as Kelleher continues to impress the Lions
The 23-year-old Ireland hooker will remain with the Lions in Jersey this week.
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Uncapped Casey and O'Toole included in Ireland's Six Nations squad
Jacob Stockdale is missing due to injury.
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Where next for Ireland? Autumn Nations Cup a chance to look to the future
Head coach Andy Farrell feels he needs to keep creating more competition for places.
# fresh faces
Farrell includes six uncapped players in Ireland squad as Sexton retains captaincy
Ed Byrne, Will Connors, Jamison Gibson-Park, Shane Daly, Hugo Keenan, and Ryan Baird have been included.
# fresh faces
New dawn for the Wallabies as Rennie names 16 uncapped players
Isi Naisarani, Jack Dempsey, and Tevita Kuridrani miss out on the 44-man selection.
# RISE UP
Connacht promote six exciting academy prospects into their senior squad
Niall Murray, Sean Masterson, Conor Dean, Colm Reilly, Peter Sullivan and Jordan Duggan have earned pro contracts.
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'We will be a responsible opposition': Keir Starmer announces new look Labour team
The new Labour leader appointed leadership rival Lisa Nandy as shadow foreign secretary.
# fresh faces
What's new with Eddie Jones' England as Ireland prep for Twickenham tussle?
The English have a new forwards coach, attack coach, number eight, and fullback.
# 33rd dail
A GAA star, a former Army Ranger and more than a few teachers: The new faces in the Dáil
There will be dozens of new – and old – faces in the 33rd Dáil.
# fresh faces
League of Ireland newcomers to look out for during the 2020 season
We profile some of the recent arrivals ahead of the start of the new campaign this Friday.
# fresh faces
Some surprise omissions but Farrell's 'dynamic' squad has plenty of form
The new Ireland head coach has made some big calls ahead of the Six Nations.
# new boss
Murray excited by 'fresh' Farrell era after Ireland's World Cup failings
The Munster scrum-half is focused on enjoying his rugby again after the dejection in Japan.
# fresh faces
Key men absent as Grand Slam winners Ireland unveil squad for U20 World Championship
Head coach Noel McNamara will trim this group to 28 men for a testing campaign in Argentina.
# fresh faces
Uncapped Connacht trio rewarded for fine form as Schmidt names Six Nations squad
Centre Tom Farrell and half-back pairing Caolin Blade and Jack Carty are in line to earn their first caps this spring.
# fresh faces
New kids on the block! Returning James Horan names first Mayo team for FBD League opener against Leitrim
Fionn McDonagh, Colm Moran and Brian Reape are all included, while Aidan O’Shea is missing for Sunday’s game.
# fresh faces
Ireland's young guns - managed by ex-LOI star - beaten as the North bag late double
Paul Osam’s U16s suffered a 3-1 defeat in Tralee.
# fresh faces
Sopoaga, Ntamack, Zebo: Players to watch out for in the Champions Cup
We’ve picked out some big summer signings and younger players to keep an eye on.
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Briggs misses out as Ireland name nine uncapped players for November
There are three ‘development players’ included in Adam Griggs’ selection.
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Munster happy with Carbery debut as scrum-half Cronin shines
The former Leinster out-half got a rousing reception at Thomond Park.
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Ulster hand debuts to summer signings Burns, Speight and Addison
Academy prop Eric O’Sullivan and sub-academy wing Angus Kernohan could debut off the bench.
# fresh faces
Back row revamp as France make five changes for All Blacks revenge mission
Les Bleus are trailing in the series heading to Wellington.
# fresh faces
Laois make three changes ahead of Westmeath clash
John Sugrue has made the changes after his team’s extra-time victory over Wexford in the opening round of the Leinster SFC.
# Changes
Porter to start for Ireland as Furlong and Henderson set to miss out
James Ryan is set to return to Ireland’s second row for the Six Nations clash with Wales.
# fresh faces
Schmidt calls up Scannell, Cooney and Ringrose to Ireland's Six Nations squad
Meanwhile, Tadhg Furlong, Iain Henderson and James Ryan are progressing on the injury front.
# fresh faces
Ulster academy graduate O'Connor to captain province against Southern Kings
Jono Gibbes has named his first Guinness Pro14 squad.
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Nine new caps in exciting Ireland U20s team to face France
Harry Byrne, the brother of Leinster out-half Ross, has been named in the 10 shirt.
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Jordie Barrett and Laumape make first starts as All Blacks recall Savea
Steve Hansen has made some interesting changes to his backline.
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Lions reinforcements on way as Gatland set to announce 5 or 6 call-ups
Warren Gatland is set to bring in additional players for his midweek team.
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Harte hands trio first championship starts in Tyrone opener
The Red Hand boss has made five changes from the team that started against Kerry last month.
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Kieran Kingston hands league debuts to five U21s in new-look Cork side
The Rebels host Clare tomorrow night in the league opener.
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Scrum-half Lloyd among three additions to Munster European squad
Rassie Erasmus has promoted the Dubliner to replace Cathal Sheridan.
# fresh faces
Injured duo back for 2017 for Mayo while U21 and Castlebar winners to get their chance to impress
A new season starts for the All-Ireland finalists next Sunday.
# fresh faces
Uncapped Ospreys pair named in Wales squad as Halfpenny also returns
Bath fly-half Rhys Priestland misses out while number 8 Taulupe Faletau is included despite question marks over his fitness.