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# options - Tuesday 2 February, 2021

Doris injury leaves Ireland with crucial call in the back row for visit to Wales
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Doris injury leaves Ireland with crucial call in the back row for visit to Wales

Feb 2nd 2021, 7:00 PM 12,714 Views 34 Comments

Head coach Andy Farrell has a range of skillsets to choose from for his side’s Six Nations opener.

# options - Wednesday 13 January, 2021

What should happen with the 2021 British and Irish Lions tour?
# Open Thread
# Open Thread

What should happen with the 2021 British and Irish Lions tour?

Jan 13th 2021, 11:19 AM 8,391 Views 24 Comments

There appear to be three options as Lions bosses meet in the next month.

# options - Wednesday 21 October, 2020

POM provides Ireland back-up but van der Flier 'doing nothing wrong'
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POM provides Ireland back-up but van der Flier 'doing nothing wrong'

Oct 21st 2020, 5:29 PM 13,832 Views 10 Comments

Will Connors will make his Test debut at openside flanker against Italy on Saturday.

# options - Tuesday 1 September, 2020

Leinster and Munster with some key selection decisions to confirm
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Leinster and Munster with some key selection decisions to confirm

Sep 1st 2020, 1:00 AM 13,096 Views 38 Comments

The reigning champions have options in their back three, while Johann van Graan could make a back row change.

# options - Friday 7 August, 2020

Gatland says he would coach Chiefs for free if 2021 Lions tour is cancelled
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Gatland says he would coach Chiefs for free if 2021 Lions tour is cancelled

Aug 7th 2020, 2:55 PM 8,480 Views 1 Comment

South Africa is struggling to contain coronavirus.

# options - Thursday 30 July, 2020

The Munster depth chart: Big-name signings and fascinating selection battles
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# Beefed Up

The Munster depth chart: Big-name signings and fascinating selection battles

Jul 30th 2020, 9:00 PM 32,329 Views 63 Comments

Johann van Graan’s 43-man senior squad looks well set to push on this season.

# options - Wednesday 29 July, 2020

The Ulster depth chart: Madigan and Mathewson add experience
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The Ulster depth chart: Madigan and Mathewson add experience

Jul 29th 2020, 9:50 PM 32,458 Views 14 Comments

Dan McFarland has some exciting young players in his squad.

# options - Tuesday 28 July, 2020

The Leinster depth chart: How do you pick from those back row options?
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# STrength

The Leinster depth chart: How do you pick from those back row options?

Updated Jul 28th 2020, 8:06 PM 34,305 Views 42 Comments

Leo Cullen’s men will be looking to pick up where they left off when rugby resumes.

# options - Monday 27 July, 2020

The Connacht depth chart: Andy Friend's 43-man senior squad
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The Connacht depth chart: Andy Friend's 43-man senior squad

Jul 27th 2020, 7:00 PM 17,021 Views 14 Comments

The western province have several new faces in their squad ahead of next month’s restart.

# options - Saturday 4 July, 2020

What kind of shape are Andy Farrell's Ireland in as they look towards next season?
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What kind of shape are Andy Farrell's Ireland in as they look towards next season?

Jul 4th 2020, 7:00 AM 20,504 Views 48 Comments

Ireland were due to face Australia in Brisbane today.

# options - Wednesday 15 April, 2020

Inter-provincial series among possibilities for any return of rugby
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Inter-provincial series among possibilities for any return of rugby

Updated Apr 15th 2020, 1:04 PM 12,403 Views 9 Comments

‘That sort of scenario is a possibility of playing out due to the travel issues.’

# options - Sunday 1 March, 2020

Garcia sets sights on Pacquiao and Spence after seeing off Vargas
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Garcia sets sights on Pacquiao and Spence after seeing off Vargas

Mar 1st 2020, 9:09 AM 3,841 Views 0 Comments

The American was back at welterweight after last year’s loss against Errol Spence Jr.

# options - Sunday 26 January, 2020

A new fullback and big wing calls - Ireland's back three for the Six Nations
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A new fullback and big wing calls - Ireland's back three for the Six Nations

Jan 26th 2020, 3:57 PM 19,001 Views 38 Comments

Will Addison and Jordan Larmour both impressed at 15 for their provinces.

# options - Saturday 25 January, 2020

Ringrose nailed on at 13, so who plays 12? - Ireland's midfield for the Six Nations
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Ringrose nailed on at 13, so who plays 12? - Ireland's midfield for the Six Nations

Jan 25th 2020, 9:00 AM 16,091 Views 39 Comments

Chris Farrell and Stuart McCoskey are also vying for centre places under Andy Farrell.

# options - Friday 24 January, 2020

Who starts alongside Sexton? - Ireland's halfbacks for the Six Nations
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# Depth Chart

Who starts alongside Sexton? - Ireland's halfbacks for the Six Nations

Jan 24th 2020, 8:15 PM 36,771 Views 63 Comments

Conor Murray is under pressure from John Cooney and Luke McGrath at scrum-half.

# options - Thursday 23 January, 2020

POM under pressure and three fresh faces - Ireland's back row for the Six Nations
# Depth Chart
# Depth Chart

POM under pressure and three fresh faces - Ireland's back row for the Six Nations

Jan 23rd 2020, 7:30 PM 24,153 Views 61 Comments

Head coach Andy Farrell’s selections in this area against Scotland will be telling.

# options - Thursday 28 November, 2019

Munster look for scrum-half trio to push Murray after Mathewson departure
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Munster look for scrum-half trio to push Murray after Mathewson departure

Nov 28th 2019, 5:00 AM 11,080 Views 22 Comments

Nick McCarthy, Neil Cronin, and Craig Casey are in competition in the scrum-half pecking order.

# options - Tuesday 3 September, 2019

Do you agree with our predicted Ireland team to face Swizerland?
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Do you agree with our predicted Ireland team to face Swizerland?

Sep 3rd 2019, 7:00 PM 14,839 Views 49 Comments

Mick McCarthy is not expected to make too many changes from previous starting XIs.

# options - Wednesday 21 August, 2019

'We can’t go into a World Cup with a situation where we’ve only got Johnny'
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'We can’t go into a World Cup with a situation where we’ve only got Johnny'

Aug 21st 2019, 1:00 AM 14,541 Views 30 Comments

Jack Carty and Ross Byrne now have opportunities with Joey Carbery sidelined through injury.

# options - Tuesday 13 August, 2019

POM prepping to cover openside with versatility key at World Cup
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# Adaptable

POM prepping to cover openside with versatility key at World Cup

Aug 13th 2019, 7:30 PM 14,744 Views 31 Comments

The 29-year-old started a game in the seven shirt for Ireland in Australia last summer.

# options - Thursday 1 August, 2019

Virgin Media bundle Sky Sports in new €55-per-month offering
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Virgin Media bundle Sky Sports in new €55-per-month offering

Aug 1st 2019, 5:11 PM 19,886 Views 13 Comments

It’s the latest change in sports package offering for viewers ahead of the new football season.

# options - Friday 21 June, 2019

My Options website has over 170,000 visits since last December
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My Options website has over 170,000 visits since last December

Jun 21st 2019, 6:20 AM 11,153 Views 44 Comments

The majority of visitors to the site are female, around 82%

# options - Tuesday 7 May, 2019

Scotland, Ireland's first World Cup opponents, name 42-man training squad
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Scotland, Ireland's first World Cup opponents, name 42-man training squad

May 7th 2019, 11:24 AM 4,701 Views 7 Comments

Gregor Townsend has omitted Richie Gray but he could still come into the mix.

# options - Tuesday 30 April, 2019

Marmion or Blade? Big call for Andy Friend in Connacht's nine jersey
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Marmion or Blade? Big call for Andy Friend in Connacht's nine jersey

Apr 30th 2019, 2:05 PM 7,320 Views 14 Comments

The Connacht boss says ‘it will be tough’ to make a decision at scrum-half.

Academy out-half Dean underlines Connacht's growing squad depth
# Debut
# Debut

Academy out-half Dean underlines Connacht's growing squad depth

Apr 30th 2019, 11:05 AM 6,842 Views 21 Comments

The 21-year-old has impressed Andy Friend and made his senior debut at Thomond Park last weekend.

# options - Sunday 31 March, 2019

The Explainer: Is Ireland getting rid of Daylight Savings Time?
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The Explainer: Is Ireland getting rid of Daylight Savings Time?

Mar 31st 2019, 4:30 PM 16,578 Views 18 Comments

In the latest episode of our weekly podcast, we look at proposed changes to Daylight Savings Time – and what Ireland’s options are.

# options - Tuesday 12 March, 2019

O'Brien and Beirne training hard to give Schmidt headaches for Cardiff
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O'Brien and Beirne training hard to give Schmidt headaches for Cardiff

Mar 12th 2019, 2:31 PM 9,460 Views 8 Comments

The pair missed out on selection last week but are pushing to be involved against Wales.

# options - Sunday 4 November, 2018

Ireland's win in Chicago allows players to put hands up for Argentina Test
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Ireland's win in Chicago allows players to put hands up for Argentina Test

Nov 4th 2018, 7:00 AM 33,157 Views 70 Comments

Joe Schmidt was impressed with the likes of Tadhg Beirne as his team beat Italy.

# options - Monday 10 September, 2018

4 Ireland players we'd like to see get a chance for tomorrow night's Poland friendly
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4 Ireland players we'd like to see get a chance for tomorrow night's Poland friendly

Sep 10th 2018, 7:00 PM 12,467 Views 21 Comments

Ronan Curtis and others who could be given an opportunity by Martin O’Neill.

Aki return to bring more momentum as Connacht's depth grows
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Aki return to bring more momentum as Connacht's depth grows

Sep 10th 2018, 6:00 AM 5,746 Views 2 Comments

The back row will be difficult to pick if Connacht have everyone fit and firing.

# options - Sunday 19 August, 2018

'Not a perfect' debut but Munster fullback Haley is an exciting addition
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# Irish-Qualified

'Not a perfect' debut but Munster fullback Haley is an exciting addition

Aug 19th 2018, 7:45 AM 14,569 Views 7 Comments

The 24-year-old was part of Joe Schmidt’s Ireland camp earlier this week.

# options - Wednesday 20 June, 2018

Scannell and Herring impress as Ireland's depth continues to grow
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Scannell and Herring impress as Ireland's depth continues to grow

Jun 20th 2018, 6:30 AM 11,615 Views 20 Comments

Joe Schmidt and his coaching staff are pleased that they now have options across the pitch.

# options - Wednesday 31 January, 2018

Back row competition points to Ireland's much-improved depth
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Back row competition points to Ireland's much-improved depth

Jan 31st 2018, 1:01 AM 11,527 Views 22 Comments

Building depth has been a key goal since the 2015 World Cup quarter-final exit.

# options - Wednesday 24 January, 2018

Schmidt says Zebo lost out on form as Ireland accelerate Larmour progress
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# Flyers

Schmidt says Zebo lost out on form as Ireland accelerate Larmour progress

Jan 24th 2018, 1:37 PM 35,958 Views 140 Comments

The Munster man is joining Racing 92 this summer.

# options - Thursday 12 October, 2017

'Whether it's WWE or the UFC - he's going to have a record-breaking event'
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'Whether it's WWE or the UFC - he's going to have a record-breaking event'

Oct 12th 2017, 4:54 PM 5,967 Views 4 Comments

Conor McGregor’s manager Audie Attar believes there is ‘no question’ that the Dubliner will return to MMA’s top promotion.

# options - Saturday 26 August, 2017

Mourinho wants Ibrahimovic, Lukaku to compete
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Mourinho wants Ibrahimovic, Lukaku to compete

Aug 26th 2017, 1:07 PM 4,139 Views 6 Comments

The Swedish superstar signed a one-year contract with Man United this week.

# options - Saturday 1 July, 2017

The one player every Premier League club needs most in the transfer window
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The one player every Premier League club needs most in the transfer window

Jul 1st 2017, 7:00 AM 10,227 Views 4 Comments

As the transfer window re-opens, we look at the business each club will be hoping to do between now and the end of August.

# options - Wednesday 14 June, 2017

'He missed. He's human, that's life' - Lions tee still up for grabs ahead of Tests
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'He missed. He's human, that's life' - Lions tee still up for grabs ahead of Tests

Jun 14th 2017, 11:02 PM 8,936 Views 5 Comments

Leigh Halfpenny and Owen Farrell are the leading candidates for the job.

# options - Sunday 30 April, 2017

Sexton, Farrell, Halfpenny or Biggar - who should kick for the Lions?
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Sexton, Farrell, Halfpenny or Biggar - who should kick for the Lions?

Apr 30th 2017, 7:00 AM 11,351 Views 17 Comments

Neil Jenkins is the kicking coach again and expects his kickers to put pressure on Beauden Barrett.

# options - Thursday 20 April, 2017

Sexton no foregone conclusion at 10 as Gatland keeps options open
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# 10 Shirt

Sexton no foregone conclusion at 10 as Gatland keeps options open

Apr 20th 2017, 1:00 AM 11,323 Views 20 Comments

The Lions boss believes Owen Farrell and Dan Biggar will push the Irishman all the way.

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