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# Team news

January 2023
# 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
# 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.
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.
# Team news
Munster make 9 changes from Leinster defeat for Ulster clash
The Ulster team has also been named for the Thomond Park clash.
# Team news
Academy trio could make Leinster debuts against Scarlets
Leo Cullen has named his 23 for tomorrow’s night’s fixture in Wales.
# Team news
Leinster and Munster ring the changes ahead of URC clash
The provinces meet tomorrow at the Aviva Stadium.
# Team news
Sexton and Jenkins set to return for Leinster - Keenan, Lowe and Gibson-Park to miss out
Unbeaten URC leaders are gearing up for Irish derby at the Aviva Stadium.
# Team news
Six changes in Ulster side for Johannesburg trip
The take on the Emirates Lions.
# Team news
Furlong returns as teams named for Connacht clash with Leinster
Connacht also make five changes for tomorrow’s meeting in Galway.
# Ready to go
Emerging Ireland name team to face Cheetahs
The tourists are unbeaten so far having picked up wins against Griquas and the Pumas.
# Team news
Sexton set for first Leinster start of the season as captain against Sharks
Kick-off at the RDS is 5.05pm tomorrow evening.
# Eighthman
Vermeulen returns at 8 for Ulster's URC clash with the Ospreys
Ian Madigan comes in at out-half as Ulster make nine changes to their starting XV.
# Team news
Carty returns for Connacht as Carbery starts at 15 for Munster
Andy Friend and Graham Rowntree have named their sides for the huge inter-pro clash.
# Team news
Connacht hand Hawkshaw first start at out-half
The province have named their team to take on the Bulls in Pretoria on Friday.
# Team news
Doak and Crowley at 9 and 10 in exciting Emerging Ireland side
Max Deegan captains the team for tomorrow’s clash with the Griquas in South Africa.
# Team news
Stephen Kenny says there will be no 'radical' changes for Armenia clash
Josh Cullen will miss the game through suspension.
# Team news
Munster bring big guns back as they seek to get season up and running
Keith Earls, Simon Zebo and Peter O’Mahony start while Tadhg Beirne and Joey Carbery are named on the bench in aftermath of last weekend’s defeat to Cardiff.