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#starting XV

# starting-xv - Thursday 15 March, 2018

Rebels announce team to take on Clare in league encounter

Cork are in action at Pairc Ui Rinn on St Patrick’s Day.

Changing locks, Schmidt's bench power and more Ireland team talking points

Meanwhile, it’s all change for England.

Ireland head coach Griggs makes three changes for England clash

Louise Galvin, Nicole Cronin and Ashleigh Baxter all come into the XV.

# starting-xv - Thursday 8 March, 2018

4 changes to Roscommon team for Sunday's trip to face Clare in Division 2

The Rossies are heading to Ennis on Sunday.

Ringrose's return, Toner over Henderson and more Ireland team talking points

Plus, Jordi Murphy and Jordan Larmour are reinstated to the bench.

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.

# starting-xv - Friday 2 March, 2018

Dillane starts for Connacht against Cheetahs in Bloemfontein

The Ireland second row has travelled to South Africa for this weekend’s Pro14 game.

# starting-xv - Thursday 22 February, 2018

Furlong and Henderson ruled out as Schmidt names his Ireland team for Wales

Andrew Porter is set for his first Six Nations start in one of five changes to the XV.

# starting-xv - Wednesday 21 February, 2018

Bastareaud back from ban as France make 5 changes for Friday night's game against Italy

The French have lost their opening two games against Ireland and Scotland.

# starting-xv - Wednesday 7 February, 2018

Ireland centre returns from 7s duty to be named in Women's Six Nations team

Katie Fitzhenry is back for Sunday’s meeting with Italy in Donnybrook.

# starting-xv - Wednesday 31 January, 2018

First start for Newcastle centre as Scotland aim for opening-day win in Cardiff

Gregor Townsend has made six changes from the side that put 53 points on the Wallabies in November.

# starting-xv - Saturday 27 January, 2018

9 of Waterford's All-Ireland team to face Wexford as Limerick hand out 3 league debuts

Derek McGrath and John Kiely take their sides into league action tomorrow.

# starting-xv - Friday 26 January, 2018

Pat Gilroy names new-look Dublin team for Saturday's Croke Park double-header

The Dubs face Offaly in their Allianz League Division 1B opener.

All-Ireland hurling champions Galway name team for league opener

The Tribesmen entertain Antrim in the first round of Division 1B fixtures on Sunday.

# starting-xv - Saturday 13 January, 2018

5 changes to Limerick team ahead of Munster league final against Clare

The sides clash in the Gaelic Grounds tomorrow afternoon.

# starting-xv - Friday 12 January, 2018

Lowe and Larmour set for first European starts as Cullen names Leinster team for Glasgow

Isa Nacewa also returns from injury to captain Leinster in their round five clash at the RDS.

Henderson at lock as Ulster grit their teeth for make-or-break clash with La Rochelle

Wiehahn Herbst was a late withdrawal from the squad, so Ross Kane has been drafted in from A duty to take a place among the replacements.

# starting-xv - Thursday 11 January, 2018

Cork ring in the changes for McGrath Cup final with the Banner

The Rebels face Clare at Mallow’s GAA Complex this weekend.

# starting-xv - Tuesday 2 January, 2018

6 players from last year's Leinster final team to start for Kildare in 2018 opener

The Lilywhites take on Louth in the O’Byrne Cup tomorrow night.

# starting-xv - Friday 1 December, 2017

A first Connacht start for Ahki as two Ireland internationals return for Zebre clash

Kieran Keane’s side are looking to get back to winning ways this weekend.

# starting-xv - Thursday 23 November, 2017

Wales ring in the changes and recall big guns for All Blacks clash

The Dragons are hoping to end a 64-year losing streak against the world champions in Cardiff this Saturday.

Lealiifano captains Ulster as Kiss names an exciting backline for Treviso

Paul Marshall is set to make his 200th appearance for the province.

Nacewa returns, a first Leinster start for Murphy but Dragons come too soon for Ringrose

Leo Cullen has named his team to face Dragons in the Pro14 tomorrow evening.

# starting-xv - Thursday 16 November, 2017

Chris Farrell to make Ireland debut as Schmidt makes 13 changes for Fiji

There are also first starts in green for Darren Sweetnam, Andrew Porter and Rob Herring.

Farrell returns for England clash against Australia while Gatland changes up Welsh side

Eddie Jones brings back the Saracens centre.

# starting-xv - Thursday 2 November, 2017

Young centre O'Brien to make Leinster debut as Cullen names team for Glasgow

Leinster have four Ireland players available for Friday’s trip to Scotstoun.

# starting-xv - Friday 13 October, 2017

Aki left out while Deegan and Coulson come in for Connacht's European opener

Kieran Keane has shown his hand for the province’s Challenge Cup clash against Oyonnax.

# starting-xv - Thursday 5 October, 2017

Matt Healy among the Connacht big guns to return for Ulster battle

Kieran Marmion is set to make his 100th Championship appearance for the province while captain John Muldoon is also named to start.

# starting-xv - Saturday 2 September, 2017

Glynn to start for Galway for first time in two years as Waterford bring back de Búrca

Both teams have made a single change before Sunday’s All-Ireland final.

# starting-xv - Friday 11 August, 2017

Cork name same team for fourth game running with two changes to subs

Kieran Kingston takes his side into action against Waterford on Sunday.

# starting-xv - Wednesday 9 August, 2017

Selection Box - What decisions face Cork and Waterford in picking their teams for Sunday?

Derek McGrath and Kieran Kingston are putting the finishing touches to their preparations.

# starting-xv - Friday 28 July, 2017

Buckley and Barry return to Kerry team for All-Ireland quarter-final meeting with Galway

The Crokes forward will captain the Kingdom at Croke Park on Sunday.

# starting-xv - Thursday 20 July, 2017

3 changes to Clare team for crunch quarter-final with Tipperary as Banner hit with injuries

David McInerney and Aron Shanagher have both failed late fitness tests.

# starting-xv - Friday 30 June, 2017

Fennelly a welcome return as Kilkenny make four changes ahead of Limerick test

Nowlan Park plays host to the All-Ireland qualifier meeting this Saturday evening.

Two changes for Limerick hurlers as they bid to give Kilkenny an early exit

Nowlan Park plays host to their All-Ireland qualifier meeting this Saturday evening.

# starting-xv - Wednesday 28 June, 2017

Selection Box - What choices face Kerry and Cork when picking their Munster final teams?

Plenty for Éamonn Fitzmaurice and Peadar Healy to ponder.

# starting-xv - Wednesday 21 June, 2017

Read recovers to lead All Blacks in first Test as Hansen springs surprise on wing

Rieko Ioane and Sonny Bill Williams have been included in the All Black side.

# starting-xv - Thursday 8 June, 2017

Jacob Stockdale set for Ireland debut as Schmidt names team for opening Test of summer tour

Dave Heffernan, Andrew Porter, James Ryan and Rory Scannell could also make their debuts off the bench.

# starting-xv - Friday 2 June, 2017

6 changes for Dublin after league final loss to Kerry for Leinster opener with Carlow

The sides meet in Portlaoise tomorrow night.

# starting-xv - Thursday 25 May, 2017

Two debutants for Limerick as key forwards return to championship team after recent club exploits

Limerick travel to Ennis on Sunday to face Clare.

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