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# Possible XV

Last month
March 2023
# Possible XV
Henshaw and Baird set to start in Ireland's Grand Slam showdown
Meanwhile, there is optimism over Caelan Doris and Dan Sheehan.
This year
# Possible XV
Doubts over Sheehan and Murray as Ireland get set to name team
Andy Farrell had looked likely to name an unchanged XV but there are a couple of doubts.
Last year
# opener
Ireland set to name settled team with Hansen in the mix for possible debut
Andy Farrell will tomorrow confirm big calls in the midfield and back three.
All time
# in flux
How are Munster shaping up for their Champions Cup clash with Wasps?
The southern province have some highly experienced players available.
# Momentum
Farrell set to name settled Ireland team for All Blacks clash
The Ireland boss is keen to build on last weekend’s big win over Japan.
# j lowe
Sexton set to start on 100th Ireland cap with Lowe in line for recall
Andy Farrell is set to go with a strong XV for the visit of Japan.
# surprises
Conan set to start as Gatland brings Test team announcement forward
Conor Murray may have to settle for a place on the bench against the Springboks.
# big game
Farrell set to stick with settled Ireland team for visit to Scotland
Ireland are looking for their second win of the 2021 Six Nations.
# Possible XV
Farrell set to hand Ruddock an Ireland recall for Six Nations clash with France
James Ryan is set to miss out, while captain Johnny Sexton could also be ruled out.
# Possible XV
Ross Byrne set for starting chance with Ryan in line for Leinster return
The reigning champions could make a few changes for the Pro14 final against Ulster.
# Possible XV
Leinster weigh up big calls in back three and back row against Munster
Leo Cullen and Stuart Lancaster have had plenty of food for thought this week.
# continuity
Munster set for minimal changes with Van Graan backing settled starting XV
There may be changes in the second row and back row for the clash with Leinster.
# Momentum
Farrell set to stick with settled Ireland team for visit to England
Caelan Doris is fit again but it seems likely that the Ireland boss will be slow to break up a winning team.
# Possible XV
Henshaw and O'Mahony set to return to Ireland XV for visit of Wales
Garry Ringrose has been ruled out while Caelan Doris is a doubt too.
# Possible XV
Conor Murray set to be retained in Farrell's Ireland team to face Scotland
Caelan Doris could make a Test debut in the Six Nations opener.
# concerns
Earls and Kearney remain doubts for Scotland despite training in Japan
Andrew Conway and Jordan Larmour could be in line to get starting opportunities.
# Possible XV
Ireland set to hand Beirne and Addison starts as POM moves to 7
Joe Schmidt is set to make sweeping changes to his team to face Wales.
# Possible XV
Munster's Scannell set for first Ireland cap off bench against Scotland
Joe Schmidt names his first Ireland team of 2017 tomorrow afternoon.
# Selection Decisions
Schmidt likely to go for continuity as Jackson gets set to steer the ship
Joe Schmidt is definitely missing Johnny Sexton and Robbie Henshaw for the final November Test.
# huge task
Schmidt set to revert to Chicago history-makers but big call to confirm at 7
Sean O’Brien and Josh van der Flier have been in fierce competition for the openside slot.
# Show Time
Schmidt set to restore Kearney to 15 as Ireland face the All Blacks
There are a number of key decisions for the Ireland head coach to make with his XV.
# Captain's Calf
Ireland wait on Best injury with Schmidt set to name unchanged XV
The Ireland captain missed training on Tuesday and must come through tomorrow’s session.
# Lynchpin
Payne set to return at 13 for Ireland with Zebo ready to replace Kearney
Joe Schmidt looks likely to avoid sweeping changes to his starting team this weekend.
# centres
Schmidt set to pair Henshaw and Payne together again in Ireland's midfield
Meanwhile, Jordi Murphy is likely to be included in the back row for the trip to Italy.