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#Team news

# team-news - Last year 2021

Baird and Casey in line for debuts off bench as Ireland make seven changes
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# CONFIRMED

Baird and Casey in line for debuts off bench as Ireland make seven changes

Feb 25th 2021, 11:16 AM 34,323 Views 72 Comments

Tadhg Furlong will make his first Test start in a year against Italy on Saturday.

Returning Ireland trio named to start in Connacht's crucial game against Cardiff Blues
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# Pro14

Returning Ireland trio named to start in Connacht's crucial game against Cardiff Blues

Feb 19th 2021, 12:39 PM 7,255 Views 6 Comments

Bundee Aki, Ultan Dillane and Dave Heffernan are all back for Saturday’s fixture at the Sportsground.

James Lowe gets the nod as Ireland name their team for Six Nations opener
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# Team News

James Lowe gets the nod as Ireland name their team for Six Nations opener

Feb 5th 2021, 11:17 AM 48,401 Views 103 Comments

Andy Farrell has opted for five Leinster backs in his starting XV while Josh Van Der Flier gets selected at openside.

150 not out for Carty and Bealham as Connacht set off on 'must-win' Wales mission
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# Team News

150 not out for Carty and Bealham as Connacht set off on 'must-win' Wales mission

Feb 4th 2021, 12:33 PM 6,935 Views 19 Comments

Andy Friend makes seven changes for Connacht’s meeting with Dragons tomorrow evening.

Tadhg Furlong to make long-awaited comeback in first Leinster start for a year
# Welcome Back
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# Welcome Back

Tadhg Furlong to make long-awaited comeback in first Leinster start for a year

Jan 29th 2021, 12:31 PM 16,405 Views 19 Comments

Max O’Reilly handed just his second senior start in trip to Parc y Scarlets.

Wholesale changes for Munster as they bid to rebound from Leinster loss
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# Red Army

Wholesale changes for Munster as they bid to rebound from Leinster loss

Jan 29th 2021, 12:11 PM 14,873 Views 37 Comments

Mike Haley and Gavin Coombes are the only players who’ll start again in tomorrow’s clash with Benetton.

Munster and Leinster name locked-and-loaded teams for Thomond Park clash
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# Team News

Munster and Leinster name locked-and-loaded teams for Thomond Park clash

Jan 22nd 2021, 12:12 PM 24,351 Views 111 Comments

Both provinces have impressive matchday 23s for the Guinness Pro14 meeting.

Munster's big guns return as Connacht make four changes for inter-pro clash
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# Team News

Munster's big guns return as Connacht make four changes for inter-pro clash

Jan 8th 2021, 12:12 PM 15,162 Views 33 Comments

Bundee Aki hasn’t recovered from a knee injury to feature at the Sportsground.

Sexton starts with Ross Byrne at 13 as Ulster make six changes for crucial Pro14 clash
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# Team News

Sexton starts with Ross Byrne at 13 as Ulster make six changes for crucial Pro14 clash

Jan 7th 2021, 12:29 PM 19,102 Views 43 Comments

A host of big names return for tomorrow’s game at the RDS, though Jacob Stockdale misses out with injury.

Ben O'Donnell set for long-awaited Connacht debut, while O'Reilly and Smith make Leinster bows
# New Year's Interpros
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# New Year's Interpros

Ben O'Donnell set for long-awaited Connacht debut, while O'Reilly and Smith make Leinster bows

Jan 1st 2021, 12:45 PM 9,752 Views 23 Comments

Leinster host Connacht at the RDS tomorrow evening.

Ben Healy fit to start for Munster as Ulster load up on international experience
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# Team News

Ben Healy fit to start for Munster as Ulster load up on international experience

Jan 1st 2021, 12:18 PM 14,324 Views 34 Comments

Johann van Graan makes 14 changes to the Munster starting XV, while Dan McFarland makes 10 for Ulster.

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Connacht and Ulster named much-changed sides
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# Team News

Connacht and Ulster named much-changed sides

Dec 26th 2020, 1:07 PM 10,372 Views 11 Comments

Eoghan Masterson is set for his 100th appearance.

Old foes Dublin and Mayo show their hand for tomorrow's All-Ireland final showdown
# The Teams Are In
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# The Teams Are In

Old foes Dublin and Mayo show their hand for tomorrow's All-Ireland final showdown

Dec 18th 2020, 7:00 PM 10,050 Views 30 Comments

No changes, as of yet anyway…

Dublin and Cork name teams for Sunday's All-Ireland final
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# Team News

Dublin and Cork name teams for Sunday's All-Ireland final

Dec 18th 2020, 12:48 PM 5,299 Views 0 Comments

Dublin have made one change for the decider.

Aki and Oliver come into Connacht starting XV for visit of Pat Lam's Bristol
# Changes
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# Changes

Aki and Oliver come into Connacht starting XV for visit of Pat Lam's Bristol

Dec 18th 2020, 12:21 PM 6,943 Views 3 Comments

Andy Friend’s men hope to deliver more of the good stuff from Paris last weekend.

21-year-old prop Wycherley gets first European start for Munster in Clermont
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# Team News

21-year-old prop Wycherley gets first European start for Munster in Clermont

Dec 18th 2020, 12:03 PM 11,905 Views 22 Comments

Johann van Graan has made three changes to his starting XV for the trip to France.

3 All-Ireland club winners in Kilkenny team, one change for Galway and Tipperary make two switches
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# Team News

3 All-Ireland club winners in Kilkenny team, one change for Galway and Tipperary make two switches

Updated Dec 17th 2020, 9:53 PM 19,487 Views 2 Comments

Kilkenny and Galway meet in the Leinster U20 hurling semi-final tomorrow night while Tipperary are in the Munster final on Sunday.

Marmion among Irish internationals returning to Connacht side for Racing clash
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# Team News

Marmion among Irish internationals returning to Connacht side for Racing clash

Dec 11th 2020, 12:16 PM 7,399 Views 7 Comments

Four players miss out due to Covid-19.

Mayo name unchanged team for All-Ireland semi-final
# Ready To Go
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# Ready To Go

Mayo name unchanged team for All-Ireland semi-final

Dec 5th 2020, 8:41 PM 6,543 Views 6 Comments

It means goalkeeper David Clarke is set to play his 55th Championship game.

Tipperary name unchanged team for Sunday's All-Ireland semi-final against Mayo
# Road To Croker
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# Road To Croker

Tipperary name unchanged team for Sunday's All-Ireland semi-final against Mayo

Dec 4th 2020, 9:28 PM 7,418 Views 1 Comment

David Power has been boosted by the return of star forward Jack Kennedy to the bench.

Out-half Van der Walt set for Scotland debut against Ireland on Saturday
# Changes
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# Changes

Out-half Van der Walt set for Scotland debut against Ireland on Saturday

Dec 3rd 2020, 12:59 PM 9,742 Views 13 Comments

Gregor Townsend has made six changes to his team for the visit to Dublin.

Blade returns for Connacht as Friend's men take on Benetton in Galway
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# Team News

Blade returns for Connacht as Friend's men take on Benetton in Galway

Dec 3rd 2020, 12:08 PM 5,117 Views 5 Comments

The westerners have been unfortunate with postponements so far this season.

Ireland opt to start Reading goalkeeper as Pauw names XI for Germany showdown
# Coygig
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# Coygig

Ireland opt to start Reading goalkeeper as Pauw names XI for Germany showdown

Dec 1st 2020, 4:07 PM 5,281 Views 1 Comment

Kick-off at Tallaght Stadium is 5pm, with the game live on RTÉ 2.

Debuts, returnees, and brothers start together as Munster name team to face Zebre at Thomond
# Monday Night Lights
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# Monday Night Lights

Debuts, returnees, and brothers start together as Munster name team to face Zebre at Thomond

Nov 29th 2020, 12:42 PM 9,979 Views 10 Comments

Johann van Graan has shown his hand for tomorrow’s Pro14 clash.

Galway name unchanged line-up for Limerick test
# Team News
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# Team News

Galway name unchanged line-up for Limerick test

Updated Nov 27th 2020, 9:08 PM 11,521 Views 11 Comments

Limerick, meanwhile, have made two changes to their side.

Burns makes first start at 10 with Daly set for Ireland debut off bench
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# Team News

Burns makes first start at 10 with Daly set for Ireland debut off bench

Nov 26th 2020, 12:40 PM 32,652 Views 47 Comments

Andy Farrell has made nine changes to his team for the clash with Georgia.

Out-half Healy returns for Munster as O'Sullivan starts at openside flanker
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# Team News

Out-half Healy returns for Munster as O'Sullivan starts at openside flanker

Nov 22nd 2020, 12:14 PM 20,666 Views 25 Comments

Fineen Wycherley shifts from the second row to the back row for the visit to Scotstoun.

AFL star Colin O'Riordan on the bench as Tipp show hand for Munster final clash with Cork
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# Team News

AFL star Colin O'Riordan on the bench as Tipp show hand for Munster final clash with Cork

Nov 20th 2020, 9:31 PM 10,637 Views 3 Comments

Sunday’s decider throws in at 1.30pm at Páirc Uí Chaoimh.

Full debuts for Manning and Knight as Irish team to face Bulgaria is named
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# Team News

Full debuts for Manning and Knight as Irish team to face Bulgaria is named

Nov 18th 2020, 6:27 PM 9,523 Views 15 Comments

Troy Parrott and the Shamrock Rovers trio of Jack Byrne, Graham Burke and Aaron McEneff are on the bench.

Byrne at 10 against England with Gibson-Park, Roux and O'Mahony retained
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# Team News

Byrne at 10 against England with Gibson-Park, Roux and O'Mahony retained

Nov 18th 2020, 12:25 PM 39,764 Views 108 Comments

Keith Earls, Bundee Aki and CJ Stander have also come into the starting XV for Twickenham.

McClean and Molumby start as Kenny rings changes for Wales clash
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# Team News

McClean and Molumby start as Kenny rings changes for Wales clash

Nov 15th 2020, 3:48 PM 6,794 Views 9 Comments

Gareth Bale starts for Wales.

Dan Leavy to make first Leinster start since March 2019 against Edinburgh
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# Team News

Dan Leavy to make first Leinster start since March 2019 against Edinburgh

Nov 15th 2020, 12:14 PM 9,808 Views 8 Comments

The 26-year-old has made three replacement appearances in recent weeks.

Wexford wait on late Lee Chin fitness test as Davy Fitz makes three changes for Clare battle
# The Davy Derby
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# The Davy Derby

Wexford wait on late Lee Chin fitness test as Davy Fitz makes three changes for Clare battle

Nov 13th 2020, 11:39 PM 11,067 Views 1 Comment

Portlaoise plays host to tomorrow’s mouth-watering qualifier.

Burke back in Galway defence in one of two changes for Leinster hurling decider
# Croker Bound
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# Croker Bound

Burke back in Galway defence in one of two changes for Leinster hurling decider

Nov 13th 2020, 11:12 PM 9,792 Views 5 Comments

The Tribe face Kilkenny tomorrow night.

Cork star Fitzgibbon named on the bench as Rebels go unchanged for Tipp showdown
# The Team Is In
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# The Team Is In

Cork star Fitzgibbon named on the bench as Rebels go unchanged for Tipp showdown

Nov 13th 2020, 10:30 PM 8,628 Views 1 Comment

Kieran Kingston has kept the faith in his starting 15.

Galway captain returns as Joyce hands out four championship debuts for Connacht final
# Tribe Team
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# Tribe Team

Galway captain returns as Joyce hands out four championship debuts for Connacht final

Nov 13th 2020, 7:58 PM 15,518 Views 3 Comments

The Tribe ring the changes for Sunday’s showdown against Mayo.

Idah leads line as Kenny names otherwise experienced team for England test
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# Team News

Idah leads line as Kenny names otherwise experienced team for England test

Nov 12th 2020, 6:53 PM 9,442 Views 10 Comments

Jack Grealish starts for England, with Declan Rice on the bench.

Changes kept to a minimum as Wales name team to face Ireland on Friday night
# Opposition
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# Opposition

Changes kept to a minimum as Wales name team to face Ireland on Friday night

Nov 11th 2020, 12:39 PM 9,568 Views 19 Comments

The Aviva Stadium hosts the Autumn Nations Cup opener.

Lowe starts for Ireland against Wales with Burns set for debut off bench
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# Team News

Lowe starts for Ireland against Wales with Burns set for debut off bench

Nov 10th 2020, 12:52 PM 38,220 Views 87 Comments

Head coach Andy Farrell has named a much-changed matchday 23 for the Autumn Nations Cup clash.

Championship newcomers aplenty as Dublin and Kerry name sides for openers
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Championship newcomers aplenty as Dublin and Kerry name sides for openers

Updated Nov 7th 2020, 1:30 PM 16,766 Views 6 Comments

Dessie Farrell’s side open their six-in-a-row bid against Westmeath, while the Kingdom face Cork tomorrow.