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# Team news

Yesterday
2nd February 2023
# Tighthead
A long way from Canberra: Bealham gets big chance to shine
The 31-year-old Connacht man gets his first Six Nations start for Ireland on Saturday.
# Team news
Manu Tuilagi left out of Steve Borthwick’s first England team
Joe Marchant takes the 31-year-old’s place in the England line-up to face Scotland in the Six Nations.
# Team news
Bealham starts for Ireland against Wales as Furlong ruled out injured
Stuart McCloskey starts at inside centre, while Ross Byrne has made the bench.
This week
29th January 2023 - 3rd February 2023
# Team news
Richie Murphy names Ireland U20 team to face Wales
Hooker Gus McCarthy captains the Ireland U20s side that will take on Wales in Colwyn Bay on Friday night.
# Team news
Gatland names 34-year-old Halfpenny to start against Ireland
The Welsh boss has announced his matchday 23 for Saturday’s Six Nations showdown.
Last week
22nd January 2023 - 28th January 2023
# Team news
5 All-Ireland starters for Kerry, McStay and O'Rourke name Mayo and Meath sides for league openers
The 2023 Allianz football league commences tomorrow.
# Team news
Jack Carty returns to lead Connacht against Lions
Out-half is just six points off Eric Elwood’s points-scoring record for the province.
# Team news
11 of Galway's All-Ireland final side named to start against Mayo
The sides meet in Castlebar tomorrow night.
# Team news
Alan O'Connor to lead Ulster again for Stormers challenge
Northern province could go third with a win.
Last month
January 2023
# ladies football team news
7 All-Ireland survivors as new Meath manager names team, Dublin debut for ex-Leitrim player
Mayo, meanwhile, have some big-name returnees for their Division 1 opener against Cork.
# Team news
Alan O'Connor leads Ulster for must-win showdown with Sale Sharks
Province lost 39-0 to same opponents last month.
# Team news
Kelleher, McCarthy and Conan start for Leinster against Racing
The backline remains unchanged as Leinster look to go four wins from four.
# Team news
Roscommon and Cork ring the changes for tonight's pre-season provincial deciders
Davy Burke’s Rossies face Mayo, while Limerick are the Rebels’ opposition.
# Team news
Mayo and Limerick football sides announced before pre-season provincial finals
Mayo play Roscommon in Connacht, while
# Team news
Ross Byrne returns at out-half in strong Leinster XV for Gloucester trip
Cian Healy in line to win his 100th European cap at Kingsholm on Saturday.
# Team news
Robert Baloucoune to win 50th cap as Ulster name strong side for Benetton clash
Ireland international Iain Henderson captains the province for Saturday’s trip to Italy.
# A Friend in need
Hansen and Bealham back for Connacht as Sharks send their second-string
Andy Friend’s side are 13th in the URC table and badly need a win.
# Team news
Healy starts at 10 and Coombes moves to second row as Munster name team for Lions clash
The province take on the South African side in Musgrave Park on Friday.
# Team news
O'Driscoll handed first Cork football start since 2018 in McGrath Cup opener
John Cleary’s side take on Kerry in Páirc Uí Rinn tomorrow evening.
Last year
2022
# Team news
Gibson-Park and Sexton to make first Leinster start of the season together, Connacht missing key trio
Mack Hansen, Finlay Bealham and Bundee Aki all miss Sunday’s trip to the RDS.
# Team news
Stockdale returns for Ulster, Munster change six for New Year's Day interpro
The sides meet at Kingspan Stadium on Sunday evening.
# Team news
Munster and Leinster name teams for St Stephen's Day URC derby
Munster make two changes from the win over Northampton while Leinster’s Jordan Larmour makes his first start since October.
# Team news
Nathan Doak named at fly-half in Ulster team to play Connacht
Doak replaces Billy Burns, who suffered a head injury early in last week’s defeat to La Rochelle.
# Team news
Sexton returns to the bench as Cullen opts for Kelleher over Sheehan
Leinster take on Gloucester tomorrow in the Heineken Champions Cup.
# Ready to go
Ulster name team for Champions Cup opener
It could be a landmark game for Marty Moore, who may make his 50th appearance if called off the bench.
# Team news
Byrne starts at 10 for Leinster as Sexton and Furlong miss Racing clash
Dan Sheehan and Caelan Doris are back in the starting XV.
# URC
Returning Hansen one of six Connacht changes for Benetton clash
Andy Friend’s side are hosts at The Sportsground tomorrow.
# Team news
Lowe returns for Leinster as Henderson starts at 6 for Ulster
The teams have been named for tomorrow night’s URC clash at the RDS.
# Team news
Munster and Connacht welcome back Ireland stars for URC derby
The two sides meet at Thomond Park tomorrow night.
# Team news
Kelleher makes return as Ruddock captains Leinster for Glasgow clash
Harry Byrne is set for his first appearance of the season off the bench.
# Team news
Jamie George and Mako Vunipola in revamped England front row for Springboks
Ellis Genge and Luke Cowan-Dickie drop out of the starting XV.
# Wallabies
Australia make 10 changes with Skelton held in reserve
Dave Rennie has reverted to a more familiar selection following last weekend’s defeat to Italy.
# Team news
O'Brien and McCloskey start in Ireland team to face the Wallabies
21-year-old lock Joe McCarthy is set for his Test debut off the Irish bench.
# Team news
Both Sam Simmonds and Billy Vunipola to line up for England against New Zealand
Both players are specialist number eights.
# Team news
South Africa under no illusions about Italy challenge as Boks look to get back on track
Head coach Jacques Nienaber has shaken his XV up from the France defeat.
# Team news
Veteran Le Roux among five Springbok changes for France Test
Willie Le Roux comes in at fullback with Makazole Mapimpi moving to the bench.
# Team news
Jenkins included in strong South Africa A team to face Munster
Ex-Munster tighthead Thomas du Toit captains the side.
# Team news
Sexton captains Ireland and Murray set to win 100th cap against Springboks
Andy Farrell has named his 23 man squad for Saturday’s game.
# Team news
Smith to leapfrog Carter as most capped All Blacks back against Wales
Smith is one of a number of older heads to return to the team following a laboured 38-31 victory over Japan in Tokyo.
# Team news
Casey captains exciting Ireland A team for clash with All Blacks XV
Ciarán Frawley starts at out-half, while there’s a dangerous-looking Irish back three.