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#First XV

# first-xv - Monday 2 March, 2015

Seven non-Irish players have forced their way into The42's Six Nations Team of the Week
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Seven non-Irish players have forced their way into The42's Six Nations Team of the Week

Mar 2nd 2015, 11:49 AM 14,046 Views 28 Comments

Most of them were Welsh.

# first-xv - Thursday 20 November, 2014

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

Nov 20th 2014, 2:00 PM 21,458 Views 86 Comments

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
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Here's our November Tests Team of the Week

Nov 10th 2014, 3:09 PM 14,136 Views 45 Comments

Who stood out for you?

# first-xv - Thursday 9 October, 2014

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

Oct 9th 2014, 12:12 PM 5,731 Views 24 Comments

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

Mar 13th 2014, 12:33 PM 18,619 Views 108 Comments

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
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# First XV

Here is our Six Nations Team of the Week

Feb 10th 2014, 3:28 PM 25,738 Views 41 Comments

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
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Heineken Cup: Team of the Week

Dec 10th 2012, 4:20 PM 1,908 Views 4 Comments

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
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# First XV

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

Nov 26th 2012, 7:52 AM 2,115 Views 0 Comments

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

Nov 19th 2012, 12:46 PM 1,946 Views 2 Comments

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
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In pics: Your November Tests Team of the Week

Nov 12th 2012, 9:57 AM 1,656 Views 1 Comment

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
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Pro12: Team of the Week

Nov 5th 2012, 10:00 AM 1,245 Views 1 Comment

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
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Pro12: Team of the Week

Oct 29th 2012, 11:47 AM 1,772 Views 1 Comment

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
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In Pictures: Your 2012 Hurling All-Stars

Oct 26th 2012, 8:00 PM 10,550 Views 25 Comments

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
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In pictures: Our Heineken Cup Team of the Week

Oct 22nd 2012, 9:26 AM 1,656 Views 0 Comments

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
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# First XV

In pictures: Our Heineken Cup Team of the Week

Oct 15th 2012, 8:19 AM 1,720 Views 1 Comment

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

# first-xv - Monday 8 October, 2012

Pro12: Team of the Week
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Pro12: Team of the Week

Oct 8th 2012, 10:14 AM 1,178 Views 0 Comments

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
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Heineken Cup: Leinster confident Kearney will return for Llanelli trip

Oct 2nd 2012, 7:05 PM 657 Views 0 Comments

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
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Cork hurler Sweetnam to sign professional terms in Munster

Oct 1st 2012, 12:52 PM 3,260 Views 4 Comments

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

Sep 14th 2012, 9:00 AM 1,146 Views 1 Comment

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

Sep 14th 2012, 8:00 AM 1,703 Views 0 Comments

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
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Semi spots: Cork make one change for Donegal clash

Aug 23rd 2012, 8:44 PM 934 Views 1 Comment

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
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Six Nations: Team of the week

Feb 27th 2012, 11:58 AM 951 Views 0 Comments

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

# first-xv - Monday 13 February, 2012

Six Nations: Team of the week
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# First XV

Six Nations: Team of the week

Feb 13th 2012, 12:44 PM 962 Views 0 Comments

We’ve controversially omitted all of the Irish and French players, despite Paul O’Connell braving the cold in his smalls.

# first-xv - Monday 6 February, 2012

Six Nations: Team of the week
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Six Nations: Team of the week

Feb 6th 2012, 6:02 PM 966 Views 0 Comments

George North made it onto this team as easily as he burst holes in Ireland’s defence, click through for pictures of the other lucky lads.

# first-xv - Thursday 12 January, 2012

Ulster make one change for Leicester clash
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Ulster make one change for Leicester clash

Jan 12th 2012, 2:22 PM 231 Views 0 Comments

Ian Humphreys, Pedrie Wannenburg and Paddy Wallace all set to start tomorrow while Tigers boost their pack