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# options - Wednesday 21 October, 2020

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

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

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

South Africa is struggling to contain coronavirus.

# options - Thursday 30 July, 2020

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

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

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?

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

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?

Ireland were due to face Australia in Brisbane today.

# options - Wednesday 15 April, 2020

Inter-provincial series among possibilities for any return of rugby

‘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

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

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

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

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

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

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?

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'

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

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

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

# options - Friday 21 June, 2019

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

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

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

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

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

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

# options - Sunday 31 March, 2019

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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'

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

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

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

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?

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

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

# options - Sunday 2 April, 2017

6 candidates to take over as Ireland captain while Seamus Coleman recovers

The identity of the Boys in Green’s skipper for the remainder of the World Cup qualifying campaign has yet to be confirmed.

# options - Saturday 11 March, 2017

4 players we'd like to see in next week's Ireland squad

On Monday, Martin O’Neill will confirm the group of players who will face Wales and Iceland.

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