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#First XV

# first-xv - Thursday 16 November, 2017

Nadolo back in town as Fiji pack a punch in side to face Ireland

John McKee has made four changes to the side who lost to Italy last weekend.

# first-xv - Thursday 9 November, 2017

Aki in for Ireland as injury takes Earls out of 'Boks clash

Uncapped Munster man Darren Sweetnam is named among the replacements.

# first-xv - Friday 20 October, 2017

Keatley and Carter in the 10 shirts as Kleyn bolsters pack for Munster's clash with Racing

Tyler Bleyendaal and Niall Scannell will miss the crucial Champions Cup clash through injury.

# first-xv - Friday 18 August, 2017

France and England dominate our WRWC Team of the Pool Stage, but one Irish woman made the cut

Who would you have in your tournament dream team so far?

# first-xv - Tuesday 30 May, 2017

Late addition Barron straight into Ireland side to face Italy in U20 championship opener

Jack Kelly has shrugged off a shoulder injury to take up a role at fullback.

# first-xv - Friday 5 May, 2017

Munster dominate Pro12 'Dream Team' with six selections

Leinster and Ulster received two picks apiece with Tiernan O’Halloran the sole representative from Connacht.

# first-xv - Friday 28 April, 2017

Lam rings changes as he bids farewell to Sportsground

There are welcome returns to action for Marnitz Boshoff, Darragh Leader and Cian Kelleher.

# first-xv - Friday 31 March, 2017

Sexton and Carbery both start Leinster's Champions Cup clash with Wasps

Jack Conan has been able to shake off a calf issue to start alongside Sean O’Brien in the back row.

# first-xv - Friday 3 March, 2017

Carbery continues at fullback as Cullen tweaks three for visit of Scarlets

Luke McGrath, Dan Leavy and Jack Conan have also been cleared to play despite being in Joe Schmidt’s Ireland squad.

# first-xv - Tuesday 27 December, 2016

Here's The42's Ireland XV to start the 6 Nations

Taking injuries into account, here’s who we’d pick to face Scotland in February.

# first-xv - Thursday 24 March, 2016

Holland starts among returning internationals as Munster take aim at Zebre and play-off spot

Simon Zebo, Keith Earls, Donnacha Ryan and Tommy O’Donnell start after returning from Ireland duty.

# first-xv - Monday 8 February, 2016

CJ Stander and the rest of The42's Six Nations Team of the Week

There was the tightest of tight calls at number eight, while we found room for five Irishmen after the draw against Wales.

# first-xv - Thursday 5 November, 2015

Henshaw at fullback as AJ MacGinty prepares to make Connacht debut from the bench

All aboard. This is Connacht’s last stop before the 12,000 KM round trip to Krasnoyarsk.

Just the 15 changes for Leinster mean starts for Ringrose and Kelleher with returning internationals

Leinster can move to within a point of the league leaders if everything goes to plan tomorrow night.

# first-xv - Sunday 25 October, 2015

Here's The42's Team of the RWC semi-finals

Who were your top performers in this weekend’s two games?

# first-xv - Monday 19 October, 2015

One Ireland player made our Team of the RWC quarter-finals

Scotland are well represented after their heartbreaking exit.

# first-xv - Monday 28 September, 2015

Our RWC Team of the Weekend is heavy on opensides, wings and Welsh warriors

There’s also a man who played his way in before being forced to retire prematurely.

# first-xv - Friday 24 April, 2015

Jack Carty leads exciting Connacht backline with Henshaw and Aki paired again

Pat Lam has made three changes to the side that lost to Ulster.

# first-xv - Monday 2 March, 2015

# first-xv - Thursday 20 November, 2014

Best is back with D'Arcy named inside centre for Ireland's clash with Australia

The veteran will partner Robbie Henshaw in Ireland’s midfield.

# first-xv - Monday 10 November, 2014

Here's our November Tests Team of the Week

Who stood out for you?

# first-xv - Thursday 9 October, 2014

Munster bring Peter O'Mahony and JJ Hanrahan back for Scarlets scrap

Anthony Foley has made eight changes to his side after the win over Leinster.

# first-xv - Thursday 13 March, 2014

O'Mahony returns to Ireland line-up as Madigan handed place on the bench

This is the Ireland team to take on France in Saturday’s Six Nations decider.

# first-xv - Monday 10 February, 2014

Here is our Six Nations Team of the Week

Ireland’s dominance against the champions ensured they have the lion’s share of jerseys this week.

# first-xv - Monday 10 December, 2012

Heineken Cup: Team of the Week

Three out of four wasn’t a bad return for the provinces this weekend.

# first-xv - Monday 26 November, 2012

In pictures: Here is your November Test team of the week First XV This post contains images

In pictures: Here is your November Test team of the week

At last, a chance for six Irish-based players to shine.

# first-xv - Monday 19 November, 2012

November Tests: Here's your international Team of the Week First XV This post contains images

November Tests: Here's your international Team of the Week

No places for Ireland players this week, but Samoa were more than happy to fill the void.

# first-xv - Monday 12 November, 2012

In pics: Your November Tests Team of the Week First XV This post contains images

In pics: Your November Tests Team of the Week

Here’s the best group of players the rugby world could offer this week.

# first-xv - Monday 5 November, 2012

Pro12: Team of the Week

Three out of four provinces won this weekend. These players were the reason why.

# first-xv - Monday 29 October, 2012

Pro12: Team of the Week

Here’s the cream of the crop offered up by our four provinces this weekend.

# first-xv - Friday 26 October, 2012

In Pictures: Your 2012 Hurling All-Stars Top Men This post contains images

In Pictures: Your 2012 Hurling All-Stars

The 15 players who have stood the test of a long, hard season.

# first-xv - Monday 22 October, 2012

In pictures: Our Heineken Cup Team of the Week First XV This post contains images

In pictures: Our Heineken Cup Team of the Week

Two Irish players have made the cut while there are some honourable mentions for three others.

# first-xv - Monday 15 October, 2012

In pictures: Our Heineken Cup Team of the Week First XV This post contains images

In pictures: Our Heineken Cup Team of the Week

What would the Heineken Cup do without those loveable English and French sides?

# first-xv - Monday 8 October, 2012

Pro12: Team of the Week

Here’s the cream of the crop offered up by our four provinces this weekend.

# first-xv - Tuesday 2 October, 2012

Heineken Cup: Leinster confident Kearney will return for Llanelli trip

The European player of the year will not be fit for the visits of Munster or Exeter.

# first-xv - Monday 1 October, 2012

Cork hurler Sweetnam to sign professional terms in Munster

The southern province have confirmed that Darren Sweetnam will trade in the small ball for a larger oval one.

# first-xv - Friday 14 September, 2012

Slideshow: Meet Kilkenny's All-Ireland U21 final team First XV This post contains images

Slideshow: Meet Kilkenny's All-Ireland U21 final team

A rundown of the side set to take on Clare in the big game this weekend.

Slideshow: Meet Clare’s All-Ireland U21 final team Ready To Go This post contains images

Slideshow: Meet Clare’s All-Ireland U21 final team

Here is the side’s starting XV ahead of their clash with Kilkenny at Thurles.

# first-xv - Thursday 23 August, 2012

Semi spots: Cork make one change for Donegal clash

Conor Counihan has recalled Patrick Kelly for Sunday’s All Ireland semi-final.

# first-xv - Monday 27 February, 2012

Six Nations: Team of the week Starting XV This post contains images

Six Nations: Team of the week

Only a few can rise to be named the best of the best in The Score’s team of the week.

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