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Wednesday 8 February 2023 Dublin: 9°C

# Team-Sheet

All time
# Ready to go
Stuart Hogg captains Lions as Finn Russell gets shot at out-half
Warren Gatland’s men face the Golden Lions in Johannesburg on Saturday.
# opportunity knocks
Dead rubber can offer a little bounce for Connacht
It’s a Connacht side with debuts and full debuts to celebrate.
# Team-Sheet
Aki and Papali’i return to Connacht bench for Ospreys clash
Aki wears the 22 shirt with no Jack Carty in the squad.
# plenty in reserve
Sexton, Ryan on bench as Ross Byrne starts Leinster's Champions Cup opener
Byrne, Robbie Henshaw and Caelan Doris are among the men who jump straight from Ireland duty to the starting Leinster XV.
Collingwood AFL player on bench as Cork name 3 debutants to start against Kerry
Páirc Uí Chaoimh hosts Sunday’s Munster senior football semi-final.
# Team news
Keenan and Connors handed debuts as Stockdale moves to 15 for Ireland
Ed Byrne and Jamison Gibson-Park are set for their first caps off the bench against Italy.
# Team news
Leinster start Keenan and Connors as Munster make three changes
Billy Holland, Jack O’Donoghue, and Stephen Archer come back in for Johann van Graan’s side.
# Team-Sheet
Johnny Sexton back in blue as Leinster begin Champions Cup chase at home to Benetton
Garry Ringrose, Jordan Larmour, James Ryan and Josh van der Flier also return to the Leinster side.
# Team-Sheet
Japan 'trying to forget' Brighton Miracle as they make enforced change for Springbok clash
‘We have some players from then, and it was an amazing achievement, but we’re working on our own things.’
# pro14
Boyle and Robb earn starts for Connacht's home clash with Benetton
Kieran Marmion and Ultan Dillane are again among the replacements for the western province.
# starting XV
Healy back from injury as Schmidt names strong team for final World Cup warm-up
Johnny Sexton, Robbie Henshaw and Keith Earls all start for Ireland against Wales at the Aviva Stadium.
# final XV
Cronin and Lowe start, McGrath returns as Leinster unveil team chasing back-to-back Champions Cup glory
Saracens stand between Leinster and a fifth European title at St James’ Park tomorrow.
# Team-Sheet
Henderson in harness for Ulster's quarter-final clash with Leinster
Luke Marshall could play his first minutes of the season as he takes a place on the bench.
# Team-Sheet
Coetzee back from injury as Ulster bid to ramp up for Europe against Kings
John Cooney is set to feature as a replacement after performing well off the bench during Ireland’s Six Nations.
# slambusters
Beirne and O'Brien in harness as Ireland bid to halt Welsh title bid
Joe Schmidt has also recalled Andrew Porter, Kieran Marmion and Quinn Roux to his squad for his final Six Nations match.
# Semple Showdown
Couple of switch-ups as McCarthy names Cork side for Tipperary clash
The Munster sides face off in Thurles on Saturday evening.
# Team news
Special night ahead for Higgins as Mayo ring the changes for Dublin clash in Croker
150 not out for the star defender as James Horan makes six changes to his side.
# Team news
Captains return as Cork and Clare name sides for Páirc Uí Rinn league showdown
Seamus Harnedy makes his first start of the year while Tony Kelly is back for the Banner.
# Team-Sheet
Henderson back from injury in time for Ulster's clash with Ospreys (and Ireland's visit to Italy)
The lock has been hampered by thumb and finger injuries since December, but will join Jordi Murphy and John Cooney in action for Ulster tomorrow.
# Team-Sheet
Henshaw displaces Kearney, O'Brien on the bench as Ireland open Six Nations defence against England
O’Brien missed the November win over New Zealand with an arm injury, but is back for the clash with England.
# Potential
Lyttle back from injury as Ulster name young team to take on Leinster
Dan McFarland is without his front-line Ireland internationals for the visit to Dublin.
# Team-Sheet
Healy back and Daly debuts for Connacht, but Aki absent for Munster clash
The Westerners are also without captain Jarrad Butler for the third round of seasonal inter-pros.
# statement
Chris Farrell and Peter O'Mahony return in a strong Munster XV
Johann van Graan is bringing an impressive team and bench to Galway.
# Front Liners
Baloucoune in for Stockdale, but Ulster retain strength for Munster clash
Rory Best is among the replacements as Dan McFarland has been able to name a team with just three changes.
# Team-Sheet
Tommy O'Donnell among injury returns as much-changed Munster head to Ulster
Only Mike Haley and Sam Arnold have been asked to start twice in the space of six days for the province.
# Pool 2
Carbery and Stander back as fully-loaded Munster welcome Castres
Johann van Graan is very close to having his first-choice XV for the back-to-back meetings with the French champions.
# Team-Sheet
Ross Byrne returns and debut on the cards as Leinster team named for Dragons clash
Leo Cullen has shown his hand, with 20-year-old Paddy Patterson on the bench.
# Open season
Leinster deploy both Leavy and JVDF as they open Champions Cup defence against Wasps
Leo Cullen’s had close to a full-strength squad to choose from for the RDS curtain-raiser.
# Team-Sheet
Young Munster's Hurley among three new caps for Ireland in U20 championship opener
Harry Byrne will steer the team from out-half against France.
# Team-Sheet
Cork name two championship debutants to start Munster clash with Tipp
The Rebels go to Thurles on Saturday evening.
# pro14
Henderson captains Ulster for visit of star-studded Warriors
Jono Gibbes can still push the northern province to a play-off if they can beat the Conference B leaders.
# DC
Fresh contract extension for Darren Cave as he leads unchanged Ulster back-line against Ospreys
Ulster’s former forwards coach Allen Clarke stands between them and a second Pro14 win on the bounce.
# Team-Sheet
Henderson handed starting role as Ireland chase Grand Slam in Twickenham
Rob Kearney and Peter O’Mahony are cleared to play despite sitting out training early this week.
# Team-Sheet
Farrell takes over at 10 as Jones makes sweeping changes for Irish visit
The England coach has paired up Saracens in both the second row and at half-back
# Shoulder to Shoulder
Henderson makes the bench as Ringrose returns to Ireland's centre for Scotland clash
Iain Henderson and Tadhg Furlong have both shaken off hamstring injuries, but only the tighthead has forced his way back into the starting line-up.
# Team-Sheet
Faletau misses out as Wales name starting XV to face Ireland
However, Gatland has been able to recall Liam Williams, Leigh Halfpenny and Dan Biggar for his 100th match in charge of the Principality.
# Team news
Waterford man O'Donoghue captains Munster as Grobler gets first start
Out-half Tyler Bleyendaal is back on the Munster bench after recovering from injury.
# Team-Sheet
Herring, Bowe and Deysel return as Gibbes' Ulster look to build on bright start
Alan O’Connor captains his adopted province from the second row.
McKinley misses out as O'Shea makes three changes to Italy XV to face Ireland
The former Leinster out-half won’t feature against his native country.
# on your 6
Henderson bumped to back row for Ulster's crucial clash with Wasps
Les KIss has made minimal changes to the team who defeated La Rochelle.