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#Second Test

# second-test - Thursday 7 July, 2022

Sexton starts for Ireland again but Carbery hasn't been denied chances
# Full Strength
From The42
# Full Strength

Sexton starts for Ireland again but Carbery hasn't been denied chances

Updated Jul 7th 2022, 12:01 PM 24,980 Views 42 Comments

There are outside concerns about the out-half’s welfare and Ireland’s depth.

# second-test - Monday 4 July, 2022

Hansen back in Ireland mix as Farrell weighs up changes for second Test
# Selection
From The42
# Selection

Hansen back in Ireland mix as Farrell weighs up changes for second Test

Jul 4th 2022, 4:59 PM 20,677 Views 19 Comments

The Ireland head coach’s options are limited in some areas of his team.

# second-test - Saturday 2 July, 2022

Sexton not yet ruled out of Ireland's second Test against the All Blacks
# HIA
From The42
# HIA

Sexton not yet ruled out of Ireland's second Test against the All Blacks

Updated Jul 2nd 2022, 3:38 PM 44,713 Views 49 Comments

The captain was forced off in the first half of today’s first Test.

# second-test - Saturday 31 July, 2021

The talking is finally done and the Lions have a shot at the series
# Controversy
From The42
# Controversy

The talking is finally done and the Lions have a shot at the series

Jul 31st 2021, 6:55 AM 24,456 Views 15 Comments

The kicking and set-piece contests will be crucial again this evening.

# second-test - Wednesday 28 July, 2021

The Lions and Boks' changes indicate another brutal, heavyweight Test
# Bomb Squad
From The42
# Bomb Squad

The Lions and Boks' changes indicate another brutal, heavyweight Test

Jul 28th 2021, 7:00 PM 6,845 Views 3 Comments

The South Africans have reverted to a 6/2 bench as the Lions reshuffle their XV.

# second-test - Tuesday 27 July, 2021

Conor Murray starts as Lions make three changes for second Test
# Team News
From The42
# Team News

Conor Murray starts as Lions make three changes for second Test

Jul 27th 2021, 12:00 PM 46,735 Views 23 Comments

The Munster and Ireland scrum-half comes into the starting XV in place of Ali Price.

# second-test - Monday 26 July, 2021

Lions and Springboks will name teams tomorrow ahead of second Test From The42

Lions and Springboks will name teams tomorrow ahead of second Test

Jul 26th 2021, 10:09 PM 6,033 Views 2 Comments

Both camps will have weighed up changes to their starting XVs.

Lions will go through 'appropriate channels' as Erasmus' Twitter antics continue
# Social Media
From The42
# Social Media

Lions will go through 'appropriate channels' as Erasmus' Twitter antics continue

Jul 26th 2021, 3:00 PM 63,784 Views 22 Comments

The SA Rugby director of rugby is strongly suspected of having set up a fake profile.

# second-test - Sunday 17 June, 2018

'Nothing feels monumental when it’s one-all': Schmidt focused on winning series in Sydney
# All To Play For
From The42
# All To Play For

'Nothing feels monumental when it’s one-all': Schmidt focused on winning series in Sydney

Jun 17th 2018, 7:30 AM 11,437 Views 38 Comments

The Ireland head coach isn’t getting carried away, as he turns his attention to next week’s deciding Test.

# second-test - Saturday 16 June, 2018

Munster's Scannell sprung into starting role to salvage frustrating season
# Scans
From The42
# Scans

Munster's Scannell sprung into starting role to salvage frustrating season

Jun 16th 2018, 1:00 AM 7,694 Views 14 Comments

The Cork man was only called up after Rory Best’s injury but now finds himself in the starting XV.

# second-test - Thursday 14 June, 2018

Ringrose back as the centre of attention in Ireland's defensive line
# 13
From The42
# 13

Ringrose back as the centre of attention in Ireland's defensive line

Jun 14th 2018, 9:43 PM 8,167 Views 11 Comments

The 23-year-old is fully aware of the challenge that awaits as he steps back into the Test arena on Saturday.

'That’s not a very nice term to use' - Michael Cheika hits back at Neil Francis
# Poey
From The42
# Poey

'That’s not a very nice term to use' - Michael Cheika hits back at Neil Francis

Jun 14th 2018, 2:40 PM 55,298 Views 78 Comments

The ex-Ireland international labelled David Pocock ‘a cancer on the game’.

Scannell and Conway start as Schmidt rings changes for second Test
# Mix It Up
From The42
# Mix It Up

Scannell and Conway start as Schmidt rings changes for second Test

Jun 14th 2018, 7:34 AM 49,914 Views 113 Comments

Tadhg Beirne could make his Ireland debut from the bench in Melbourne.

# second-test - Tuesday 12 June, 2018

Sexton: 'It's like a different type of game when you're on the bench'
# Under Starter's Orders
From The42
# Under Starter's Orders

Sexton: 'It's like a different type of game when you're on the bench'

Jun 12th 2018, 2:33 PM 8,109 Views 7 Comments

The out-half found himself in an unfamiliar position last week, but is set to take centre stage again in Melbourne.

# second-test - Monday 11 June, 2018

Earls must complete HIA protocols but team changes will strengthen Ireland
# Mix It Up
From The42
# Mix It Up

Earls must complete HIA protocols but team changes will strengthen Ireland

Jun 11th 2018, 8:47 AM 15,134 Views 35 Comments

Joe Schmidt is set to bring back in the likes of Johnny Sexton, Tadhg Furlong and Garry Ringrose.

# second-test - Saturday 1 July, 2017

'The underdog always has his day. I certainly wouldn't back against us'
# Lions
From The42
# Lions

'The underdog always has his day. I certainly wouldn't back against us'

Jul 1st 2017, 5:40 AM 9,458 Views 1 Comment

Lions defence coach Andy Farrell has seen confidence in the tourists this week.

# second-test - Friday 30 June, 2017

'We’ve a good relationship - apart from trying to kill each other at the Aviva!'
# Main Man
From The42
# Main Man

'We’ve a good relationship - apart from trying to kill each other at the Aviva!'

Jun 30th 2017, 10:00 PM 14,360 Views 6 Comments

Johnny Sexton takes over at 10 for the Lions tomorrow, with his good friend Owen Farrell moving to 12.

# second-test - Saturday 18 June, 2016

Ireland concede 29 second-half points as South Africa win second Test
# Disappointing
From The42
# Disappointing

Ireland concede 29 second-half points as South Africa win second Test

Jun 18th 2016, 5:59 PM 29,910 Views 124 Comments

There’s all to play for in the series next week.

Trimble 'nutmeg' leads to opening try for Ireland as they dominate first half
# Skills
From The42
# Skills

Trimble 'nutmeg' leads to opening try for Ireland as they dominate first half

Jun 18th 2016, 5:02 PM 7,864 Views 3 Comments

Devin Toner was the man to cross the whitewash at Ellis Park.

# second-test - Thursday 16 June, 2016

Roux set for Ireland debut as Schmidt makes five changes for second Test
# Big Calls
From The42
# Big Calls

Roux set for Ireland debut as Schmidt makes five changes for second Test

Jun 16th 2016, 1:15 PM 35,459 Views 61 Comments

Craig Gilroy, Stuart Olding, Tadhg Furlong and Rhys Ruddock all start for Ireland.

# second-test - Saturday 14 June, 2014

As it happened: Argentina v Ireland, summer tour 2nd Test From The42
Live Jun 14th 2014, 6:53 PM

As it happened: Argentina v Ireland, summer tour 2nd Test

# second-test - Thursday 12 June, 2014

McFadden handed Ireland's 13 shirt as Schmidt makes eight changes
# Audition
From The42
# Audition

McFadden handed Ireland's 13 shirt as Schmidt makes eight changes

Jun 12th 2014, 6:14 PM 12,837 Views 56 Comments

Noel Reid, Rob Herring and James Cronin could make their debuts from the bench against Argentina.

# second-test - Sunday 8 June, 2014

They already have a trophy but Paul O'Connell eager to wrap up Argentinean series win
# One Down
From The42
# One Down

They already have a trophy but Paul O'Connell eager to wrap up Argentinean series win

Jun 8th 2014, 10:45 AM 8,099 Views 4 Comments

The Ireland captain was happy with his team’s victory at Estadio Centenario but admitted his team’s performance was lacking.

# second-test - Tuesday 22 October, 2013

Johnny Doyle and Ciarán McKeever added to Irish squad
# New Faces
From The42
# New Faces

Johnny Doyle and Ciarán McKeever added to Irish squad

Oct 22nd 2013, 5:42 PM 2,567 Views 2 Comments

The Kildare and Armagh players will link up with Paul Earley’s squad for the second International Rules test.

# second-test - Monday 21 October, 2013

Reports: Australian International Rules players in the dock for late night party
# Lads Go Wild
From The42
# Lads Go Wild

Reports: Australian International Rules players in the dock for late night party

Oct 21st 2013, 3:22 PM 21,856 Views 19 Comments

The Aussies have been ordered to focus on next Saturday’s second test at Croke Park.

Aidan Walsh thanks fans for support after injury, says he's ready for second test
# Recovery
From The42
# Recovery

Aidan Walsh thanks fans for support after injury, says he's ready for second test

Oct 21st 2013, 7:00 AM 3,628 Views 0 Comments

The Cork midfielder suffered a bad knock on his knee in Cavan on Saturday.

# second-test - Saturday 29 June, 2013

The champagne is on ice and so is Warburton's hamstring after 2nd Test loss
# Roo's Bounce Back
From The42
# Roo's Bounce Back

The champagne is on ice and so is Warburton's hamstring after 2nd Test loss

Jun 29th 2013, 2:09 PM 3,021 Views 3 Comments

The Lions captain has a hamstring strain and is a big doubt for the final Test.

Rugby bully George North lifts Folau onto his shoulders and takes him for a ride
# Fireman's Lift
From The42
# Fireman's Lift

Rugby bully George North lifts Folau onto his shoulders and takes him for a ride

Jun 29th 2013, 1:16 PM 6,950 Views 6 Comments

“Come with me if you want to live!”

As it happened: Lions v Australia, Second Test – 2013 Tour From The42
Live Jun 29th 2013, 12:51 PM

As it happened: Lions v Australia, Second Test – 2013 Tour

The Incredible Welsh Hulk eager to take it to Australia and close out series
# Hulk Smash
From The42
# Hulk Smash

The Incredible Welsh Hulk eager to take it to Australia and close out series

Jun 29th 2013, 9:35 AM 2,399 Views 0 Comments

“The overriding feeling is one of excitement,” declared the winger. “We’re ready for the challenge

'It was gladiatorial. Even now it gives me shivers' - Shane Horgan on the Lions
# Lions 2013
From The42
# Lions 2013

'It was gladiatorial. Even now it gives me shivers' - Shane Horgan on the Lions

Jun 29th 2013, 8:01 AM 10,476 Views 25 Comments

The former Ireland and Lions winger re-lives his experiences on the 2005 tour to New Zealand.

Breakfast with Lions: Match point in Melbourne
# Down Under
From The42
# Down Under

Breakfast with Lions: Match point in Melbourne

Jun 29th 2013, 7:00 AM 2,608 Views 0 Comments

After a win in the first Test, Warren G’s man have the series in their sights but don’t expect the Aussies to go down without a fight.

Shane Byrne: Gatland makes a statement as he goes for brute force gameplan
# Second Test
From The42
# Second Test

Shane Byrne: Gatland makes a statement as he goes for brute force gameplan

Jun 29th 2013, 6:30 AM 2,547 Views 3 Comments

The former Ireland and Lions hooker feels ‘tackling machine’ Dan Lydiate has been drafted in to shut Will Genia down.

# second-test - Friday 28 June, 2013

Sexton taking history lessons to give Lions claws in attack
# Perfect 10
From The42
# Perfect 10

Sexton taking history lessons to give Lions claws in attack

Jun 28th 2013, 10:09 PM 4,214 Views 6 Comments

The Lions out half knows this is his chance to make the most out of a short career.

Leo Cullen backs Leinster teammate Heaslip to make winning difference for Lions
# Lions 2013
From The42
# Lions 2013

Leo Cullen backs Leinster teammate Heaslip to make winning difference for Lions

Jun 28th 2013, 8:00 PM 2,270 Views 0 Comments

‘Jamie was probably our best player at the end of the season and he carried that form into the Lions tour’.

'If the Lions don't win tomorrow, I fear for the series' - David Wallace
# Column
From The42
# Column

'If the Lions don't win tomorrow, I fear for the series' - David Wallace

Jun 28th 2013, 5:00 PM 9,853 Views 15 Comments

The former Ireland Lions flanker believes the second Test will top the first for sheer, nerve-shredding tension.

"It'll be a cauldron of noise" Waltzing O'Driscoll girls primed for 2nd Test battle
# In Bod They Trust
From The42
# In Bod They Trust

"It'll be a cauldron of noise" Waltzing O'Driscoll girls primed for 2nd Test battle

Jun 28th 2013, 2:42 PM 4,283 Views 4 Comments

Attempts to deliver a box of Barry’s Tea to the Lions team hotel in Melbourne was met with nonplussed reaction by staff at the front desk.

George North feels horrendous for taunting Will Genia before Lions wonder try
# Finger Wag
From The42
# Finger Wag

George North feels horrendous for taunting Will Genia before Lions wonder try

Jun 28th 2013, 10:59 AM 5,509 Views 7 Comments

The Welsh winger has copped some grief after pointing his finger towards Will Genia’s face before sliding over to score.

# second-test - Thursday 27 June, 2013

Tommy Bowe starts as Lions ring the changes for 2nd Test with Australia
# Team News
From The42
# Team News

Tommy Bowe starts as Lions ring the changes for 2nd Test with Australia

Jun 27th 2013, 6:09 AM 15,194 Views 38 Comments

Sean O’Brien and Conor Murray are drafted up to the bench and Mike Phillips drops out of the squad.

# second-test - Wednesday 26 June, 2013

Aussies kick off Operation Spud Smasher to target 'injured' Jonny Sexton
# Lions 2013
From The42
# Lions 2013

Aussies kick off Operation Spud Smasher to target 'injured' Jonny Sexton

Jun 26th 2013, 6:00 PM 12,009 Views 27 Comments

The lads from GreenandGold feel the Lions outhalf is looking off-colour.

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