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#Team news

# team-news - Wednesday 17 January, 2018

Ireland's first opponents France name 19-year-old scrum-half in Six Nations squad

Jacques Brunel has picked six uncapped players in total.

# team-news - Friday 12 January, 2018

Aki's back as Connacht close in on Challenge Cup quarter-finals

He’s one of three Irish internationals returning for Kieran Keane’s men.

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.

Cloete and Holland return as Munster name strong side for Racing

Simon Zebo starts at fullback against his future employers.

# team-news - 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.

# team-news - Wednesday 10 January, 2018

Five-time Connacht champion Alan Freeman makes his inter-county return for Mayo tonight

Talented Castlebar Mitchels forward Neil Douglas is handed the opportunity to impress at centre-forward.

# team-news - Saturday 6 January, 2018

Banner make 10 changes ahead of Cusack Park showdown with Cork

Clare welcome Cork to Ennis as they aim to make it back-to-back wins in the Munster Senior Hurling League on Sunday afternoon.

# team-news - Friday 5 January, 2018

Jack McGrath to lead Leinster as Rory Best returns for Ulster

Meanwhile, Academy player Josh Murphy makes just his second start for the hosts.

Chris Farrell heads list of returning stars for Munster as Connacht rest Aki and Dillane

For the first time this season, Munster will play without Billy Holland.

# team-news - Saturday 30 December, 2017

Sexton returns to captain Leinster as Connacht make 3 changes

With his side in the middle of a hectic schedule, Leo Cullen has retained just two players from the starting XV that overcame Munster.

11 changes for Munster and a host of Ulster names return as they prepare for battle

The teams are in for Monday’s clash at Kingspan Stadium.

# team-news - Saturday 23 December, 2017

Jack McGrath to captain Leinster for first time in Stephen's Day Munster clash

The 28-year-old St Mary’s man will captain Leinster for the very first time as they make the trip to Thomond Park on Tuesday.

Conway and Marshall return ahead of sold-out Thomond Park derby

Munster will be looking to build on back-to-back Champions Cup wins when they welcome Leinster on St Stephen’s Day.

# team-news - Friday 22 December, 2017

O’Halloran and Adeolokun return as Connacht prepare to get Christmas inter-pros underway

Niyi Adeolokun, Matt Healy and Tiernan O’Halloran all return for the visit of Ulster to Galway.

# team-news - Wednesday 20 December, 2017

Pogba and Ibrahimovic return for Man United's EFL quarter-final with Bristol City

But there’s no place for Henrikh Mkhitaryan in Mourinho’s starting XI.

# team-news - Friday 15 December, 2017

Connacht make 3 changes for home clash with Brive

Darragh Leader, James Connolly and James Mitchell all come into the side for Saturday’s Pool 5 encounter.

# team-news - Sunday 10 December, 2017

Klopp springs major surprise by resting Coutinho and Firmino for Merseyside derby

Dominic Solanke, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Andrew Robertson all start against Everton.

# team-news - Friday 8 December, 2017

Henderson named captain as Ulster go in search of crucial Champions Cup win in London

Les Kiss has named Iain Henderson as captain for Sunday’s Champions Cup meeting with Harlequins in the absence of Rory Best.

Leinster call on returning internationals for Exeter clash

Leo Cullen has named a strong starting XV for the Champions Cup encounter.

# team-news - 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.

Lowe handed debut alongside returning Ringrose for Leinster's trip to Italy

Leo Cullen has made 10 changes for Saturday’s clash with Treviso.

# team-news - Thursday 23 November, 2017

Hartley benched by England head coach Eddie Jones for the first time

George Ford and Chris Robshaw will co-captain the team against Samoa at Twickenham.

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.

# team-news - Saturday 11 November, 2017

Callum O'Dowda named in Ireland team to face Denmark in tonight's World Cup play-off

The Boys in Green are away in Copenhagen for the first leg.

# team-news - Thursday 9 November, 2017

Former Ireland captain Coghlan to lead Barbarians in historic clash with Munster

Munster have also named their teams – one for the first half, another for the second – for tomorrow’s match at Thomond Park.

# team-news - Friday 3 November, 2017

Adeolokun back to boost Connacht as Keane's men bid for four-in-a-row against Cheetahs

The winger is set for his first start of the season after making his injury comeback last week.

# team-news - Thursday 2 November, 2017

Three players released from Ireland camp for Erasmus' Munster farewell

Chris Cloete will also make his debut for the province against Dragons.

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.

# team-news - Friday 27 October, 2017

Sean O'Brien and Rob Kearney return as Leinster make 12 changes for Belfast

Leo Cullen has shuffled his pack for the inter-pro.

# team-news - Thursday 26 October, 2017

Rassie makes three changes for Connacht as Zebo starts for Munster at fullback

John Ryan, Mark Flanagan and Andrew Conway come in.

8 changes for Connacht ahead of Munster clash

John Muldoon returns to captain the side.

# team-news - Friday 20 October, 2017

Sexton returns for Leinster's trip to Glasgow but Nacewa misses out

Leo Cullen has made six changes in total.

# team-news - 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.

# team-news - Tuesday 10 October, 2017

Roche and O'Gorman ruled out as Colin Bell names squad for Slovakia qualifier WNT

Roche and O'Gorman ruled out as Colin Bell names squad for Slovakia qualifier

Ireland’s bid to reach their first major tournament recommences with an away clash in two weeks time.

# team-news - Monday 9 October, 2017

Ireland make three changes for winner-takes-all qualifier with Wales

The Cardiff City Stadium hosts the Boys in Green tonight.

# team-news - Friday 6 October, 2017

Meyler captains Ireland as starting XI named for tonight's must-win World Cup qualifier

Group D minnows Moldova are in Dublin to take on the Boys in Green.

Henshaw returns and Sexton to captain Leinster as Cullen names team for Munster

Six changes in total for the eastern province ahead of the Aviva Stadium showdown.

# team-news - 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.

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