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#Best XV

# best-xv - Monday 21 October, 2019

Do you agree with our RWC quarter-final Team of the Weekend?

Onto the final four stage we go.

# best-xv - Wednesday 30 December, 2015

The42's international rugby dream team for 2015

Unfortunately no Irishmen make the cut.

# best-xv - Wednesday 29 April, 2015

7 Irish players make The Guardian's European best XV of the past 20 years

Munster’s Paul O’Connell is among the legends to make the cut for the fantasy team.

# best-xv - Monday 3 February, 2014

5 Irishmen make it into our Six Nations Team of the Week Best XV This post contains videos

5 Irishmen make it into our Six Nations Team of the Week

Wins for Ireland, France and Wales but there are inclusions for two Englishmen and a talented Italian.

# best-xv - Monday 20 January, 2014

Here’s our Irish XV of the Heineken Cup weekend

We have selected the best team from the four Irish provinces and the smattering of Irishmen playing abroad.

# best-xv - Monday 13 January, 2014

Here’s our Irish XV of the Heineken Cup weekend

We have selected the best team from the four Irish provinces and the smattering of Irishmen playing abroad.

# best-xv - Monday 30 December, 2013

'My Ireland team to face Scotland in the Six Nations is...'

Joe Schmidt starts next season’s championship with two home games in six days.

# best-xv - Monday 16 December, 2013

Here’s our Irish XV of the Heineken Cup weekend

Two wins and two defeats from the latest round of matches but could we find room for super-sub JJ Hanrahan?

# best-xv - Monday 28 October, 2013

'My Ireland team to beat the All Blacks is...'

The beat went on for Ireland last summer but can Brian O’Driscoll’s last crack at New Zealand be a winning one?

# best-xv - Wednesday 27 March, 2013

Legend Richard Hill wants Brian O'Driscoll to captain Lions in Australia Lions This post contains videos

Legend Richard Hill wants Brian O'Driscoll to captain Lions in Australia

The former English flanker has named seven Irish players in his preferred XV.

# best-xv - Tuesday 19 March, 2013

6 Nations: Team of the Tournament

In all the glory of hindsight, we presented the best XV of this year’s championship.

# best-xv - Tuesday 12 March, 2013

5 Irish players make it onto the Wallabies' Lions Team of the Week

Luke Marshall and Brian O’Driscoll in the centre? We like those apples.

# best-xv - Monday 25 February, 2013

6 Nations: Team of the Week

If you are expecting to see any Irish names, you are in for a long wait.

# best-xv - Wednesday 6 February, 2013

Lions team of the week, according to the official Wallabies website

Ireland and England dominate the projected starting XV for the First Test against Australia.

# best-xv - Monday 7 January, 2013

Pro12 Team of the Week

Hefty wins for three Irish provinces means the competition for places is high.

# best-xv - Tuesday 1 January, 2013

Pro12 Team of the Week

The videos have been reviewed and we’ve settled on the cream of the provincial crop.

# best-xv - Sunday 23 December, 2012

Pro12: Team of the Week

Ulster and Munster dominate the line-up after their inter-pro victories.

# best-xv - Friday 14 December, 2012

Heineken Cup: 3 things to look out for this weekend

European dreams could be shattered for three of Ireland’s four representatives.

# best-xv - Monday 26 November, 2012

Pro12: Team of the week

Two defeats and squeaky wins for Leinster and Ulster but some players shone through the morass.

# best-xv - Tuesday 7 August, 2012

And the team of the week awards go to...

It was a busy weekend of Gaelic Football action and Ewan MacKenna has selected his leading fifteen from the Croke Park ties.