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# selection - Wednesday 21 July, 2021

Price, Van der Merwe and Conan bolt their way into the Lions' starting Test XV
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# Selection

Price, Van der Merwe and Conan bolt their way into the Lions' starting Test XV

Updated Wed 3:06 PM 24,128 Views 11 Comments

Warren Gatland has never been afraid to make bold selection calls.

# selection - Sunday 18 July, 2021

Take your pick: Gatland sets about selecting his Lions Test 23
# Debate
# Debate

Take your pick: Gatland sets about selecting his Lions Test 23

Jul 18th 2021, 7:30 AM 14,349 Views 22 Comments

There are big calls to confirm across the starting XV.

# selection - Tuesday 13 July, 2021

Italy dominate Uefa's official Team of Euro 2020
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# Selection

Italy dominate Uefa's official Team of Euro 2020

Updated Jul 13th 2021, 12:03 PM 28,834 Views 37 Comments

There are three England players included, with one each from Spain, Denmark, and Belgium.

# selection - Tuesday 29 June, 2021

Foden, Mount and Grealish all on bench as England swap to back three for Germany clash
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# Selection

Foden, Mount and Grealish all on bench as England swap to back three for Germany clash

Jun 29th 2021, 4:11 PM 6,635 Views 8 Comments

Gareth Southgate has picked a conservative line-up for today’s last-16 meeting at Wembley.

# selection - Tuesday 22 June, 2021

'Robbie has developed into an absolute world-class midfielder' - Gatland
# Key Man
# Key Man

'Robbie has developed into an absolute world-class midfielder' - Gatland

Jun 22nd 2021, 2:17 PM 8,531 Views 6 Comments

The Lions boss also said he views Tadhg Beirne as a back row for the tour of South Africa.

# selection - Friday 18 June, 2021

Fintan McCarthy to partner Paul O'Donovan in boat at the Olympic Games
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# Selection

Fintan McCarthy to partner Paul O'Donovan in boat at the Olympic Games

Jun 18th 2021, 2:27 PM 6,651 Views 4 Comments

There will be no O’Donovan brothers duo at this summer’s games.

# selection - Thursday 10 June, 2021

Munster back row Kendellen captains Ireland U20 squad for Six Nations
# Prospects
# Prospects

Munster back row Kendellen captains Ireland U20 squad for Six Nations

Jun 10th 2021, 12:51 PM 7,224 Views 13 Comments

Richie Murphy has included several players with senior provincial experience.

# selection - Tuesday 8 June, 2021

Parrott keeps his place in Ireland team to face Hungary
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# Selection

Parrott keeps his place in Ireland team to face Hungary

Jun 8th 2021, 5:51 PM 7,504 Views 12 Comments

Stephen Kenny has made two personnel changes, but also looks like switching to a back three for this evening’s game.

# selection - Tuesday 25 May, 2021

Alexander-Arnold included in 33-man provisional England squad for Euro 2020
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# Selection

Alexander-Arnold included in 33-man provisional England squad for Euro 2020

May 25th 2021, 1:19 PM 10,387 Views 31 Comments

Manager Gareth Southgate will have to cut seven players from the panel ahead of the tournament.

Johansson earns call-up as Jim Crawford names Irish U21 squad for friendly matches
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Johansson earns call-up as Jim Crawford names Irish U21 squad for friendly matches

May 25th 2021, 9:16 AM 6,590 Views 8 Comments

There are also first call ups for Getafe’s John Joe Patrick Finn and Schalke goalkeeper Dan Rose.

# selection - Monday 24 May, 2021

Farrell watching closely as Irish provinces head into final weeks of season
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# Scouting

Farrell watching closely as Irish provinces head into final weeks of season

May 24th 2021, 5:49 PM 8,978 Views 33 Comments

Ireland will take on Japan and the US in Dublin in July.

# selection - Wednesday 19 May, 2021

Uncapped trio, including Chelsea midfielder, named in Scotland Euros squad
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# Selection

Uncapped trio, including Chelsea midfielder, named in Scotland Euros squad

May 19th 2021, 4:00 PM 4,633 Views 1 Comment

Billy Gilmour, Nathan Patterson and David Turnbull have been selected in 26-man provisional squad.

# selection - Thursday 29 April, 2021

Five changes as Ulster name team for Challenge Cup semi-final
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# Selection

Five changes as Ulster name team for Challenge Cup semi-final

Apr 29th 2021, 12:20 PM 9,873 Views 35 Comments

Dan McFarland’s side face Leicester Tigers tomorrow night as they aim to take a step closer to ending a 15-year trophy drought.

# selection - Tuesday 13 April, 2021

Jones has 'captain’s material' as Gatland starts whittling down Lions selection
# Take Your Pick
# Take Your Pick

Jones has 'captain’s material' as Gatland starts whittling down Lions selection

Apr 13th 2021, 10:10 PM 10,728 Views 7 Comments

Premiership players could miss out if their clubs don’t grant them early release.

# selection - Wednesday 24 March, 2021

Troy Parrott among the four Irish players to miss out on squad for Serbia qualifier
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# Selection

Troy Parrott among the four Irish players to miss out on squad for Serbia qualifier

Mar 24th 2021, 2:59 PM 10,773 Views 16 Comments

Stephen Kenny has named his 23-man squad for tonight’s game.

# selection - Saturday 20 March, 2021

'I don’t think he’s fit enough' - O'Neill surprised by McClean's inclusion in Ireland squad
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# Selection

'I don’t think he’s fit enough' - O'Neill surprised by McClean's inclusion in Ireland squad

Mar 20th 2021, 10:13 PM 7,698 Views 1 Comment

The 31-year-old Stoke City winger has missed his club’s last seven games as a result of a foot injury.

# selection - Thursday 18 March, 2021

'We're looking forward to him progressing in the big games for Leinster'
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# Selection

'We're looking forward to him progressing in the big games for Leinster'

Mar 18th 2021, 5:28 PM 11,928 Views 26 Comments

James Lowe drops out of the Ireland matchday 23 for the clash with England.

Teenage goalkeeper Bazunu earns first call-up as Kenny names squad for World Cup qualifiers
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# Selection

Teenage goalkeeper Bazunu earns first call-up as Kenny names squad for World Cup qualifiers

Mar 18th 2021, 12:57 PM 10,207 Views 14 Comments

Aaron Connolly and James McClean are included in spite of concerns around their fitness.

Debut for Cian Hurley as Munster name team to face Benetton
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# Selection

Debut for Cian Hurley as Munster name team to face Benetton

Mar 18th 2021, 12:09 PM 14,585 Views 14 Comments

Johan Van Graan’s side close out the regular season at home tomorrow night.

# selection - Monday 15 March, 2021

Ryan injury could force Ireland change as Farrell considers back three options
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# Selection

Ryan injury could force Ireland change as Farrell considers back three options

Mar 15th 2021, 6:00 AM 27,212 Views 41 Comments

The Ireland head coach will have to make selection decisions quickly with a six-day turnaround.

# selection - Friday 12 March, 2021

'Rob is a great player for us' - Farrell backs Herring at hooker again
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# Hooker

'Rob is a great player for us' - Farrell backs Herring at hooker again

Mar 12th 2021, 1:13 PM 6,710 Views 27 Comments

Rónan Kelleher returns to the bench as Ireland make three changes for the Scotland clash.

# selection - Monday 1 March, 2021

Farrell's 23-man squad indicates a settled Ireland side for Scotland clash
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Farrell's 23-man squad indicates a settled Ireland side for Scotland clash

Mar 1st 2021, 7:30 PM 16,371 Views 16 Comments

The retention of Ryan Baird suggests he could be involved again in Edinburgh.

# selection - Thursday 25 February, 2021

Farrell aiming to gain momentum as he picks strong Ireland team for Italy
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# Selection

Farrell aiming to gain momentum as he picks strong Ireland team for Italy

Feb 25th 2021, 6:00 PM 9,256 Views 22 Comments

There are seven changes to the starting XV while Ryan Baird and Craig Casey should debut off the bench.

# selection - Tuesday 16 February, 2021

With pressure on, Farrell seems unlikely to go for great experimentation in Italy
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With pressure on, Farrell seems unlikely to go for great experimentation in Italy

Feb 16th 2021, 7:30 PM 8,646 Views 33 Comments

Ireland must now fight to turn their Six Nations campaign around after two defeats.

# selection - Friday 12 February, 2021

Two changes as France name team to face Ireland
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# Selection

Two changes as France name team to face Ireland

Feb 12th 2021, 11:50 AM 16,229 Views 20 Comments

Teddy Thomas drops to the bench as Matthieu Jalibert continues at fly-half.

# selection - Wednesday 30 December, 2020

Open Thread: Do you agree with our 2020 All-Star football team?
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# Selection

Open Thread: Do you agree with our 2020 All-Star football team?

Dec 30th 2020, 7:30 AM 13,767 Views 24 Comments

It’s a side dominated by Dublin players.

# selection - Tuesday 29 December, 2020

Open Thread: Do you agree with our 2020 All-Star hurling team?
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# Selection

Open Thread: Do you agree with our 2020 All-Star hurling team?

Dec 29th 2020, 8:00 AM 29,453 Views 26 Comments

Let the debate begin…

# selection - Tuesday 24 November, 2020

'We don't want to just be handing out caps' - Ireland stick with autumn squad
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# Selection

'We don't want to just be handing out caps' - Ireland stick with autumn squad

Nov 24th 2020, 2:25 PM 10,151 Views 17 Comments

Simon Easterby is confident Ireland can remedy their lineout issues.

# selection - Sunday 15 November, 2020

Farrell facing some big selection decisions for Ireland's trip to Twickenham
# Pick Your XV
# Pick Your XV

Farrell facing some big selection decisions for Ireland's trip to Twickenham

Nov 15th 2020, 7:55 AM 12,863 Views 44 Comments

There are conundrums across several areas of the pitch after the win over Wales.

# selection - Monday 26 October, 2020

Farrell seems likely to stick with settled Ireland team for trip to Paris
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Farrell seems likely to stick with settled Ireland team for trip to Paris

Oct 26th 2020, 6:00 AM 13,401 Views 23 Comments

There were lots of good performances in the 50-17 win over Italy on Saturday.

# selection - Sunday 18 October, 2020

Injuries and form calls mean Ireland will have a refreshed look against Italy
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Injuries and form calls mean Ireland will have a refreshed look against Italy

Oct 18th 2020, 6:00 AM 15,540 Views 13 Comments

Andy Farrell’s men restart their 2020 Six Nations campaign next weekend in Dublin.

# selection - Monday 21 September, 2020

Selection calls, getting 'spooked', scrum woes - Leinster left with regrets
# Regrets
# Regrets

Selection calls, getting 'spooked', scrum woes - Leinster left with regrets

Sep 21st 2020, 7:56 PM 12,266 Views 23 Comments

Leo Cullen and Stuart Lancaster will be self-critical in reviewing their side’s defeat to Saracens.

# selection - Wednesday 16 September, 2020

Zlatan included as Milan confirm squad for Shamrock Rovers tie
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Zlatan included as Milan confirm squad for Shamrock Rovers tie

Sep 16th 2020, 2:52 PM 9,178 Views 5 Comments

Stefano Pioli has also named Daniel Maldini and new signings Brahim Diaz and Sandro Tonali in his travelling party.

# selection - Thursday 10 September, 2020

Three Leinster men and two Ulster players make Pro14 dream team
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Three Leinster men and two Ulster players make Pro14 dream team

Sep 10th 2020, 12:23 PM 32,209 Views 29 Comments

Scott Fardy, Will Connors, Max Deegan, John Cooney and Stuart McCloskey were named in the XV.

# selection - Tuesday 1 September, 2020

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

Leinster and Munster with some key selection decisions to confirm

Sep 1st 2020, 1:00 AM 13,104 Views 38 Comments

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

# selection - Monday 9 March, 2020

Long in, Brady out - Predicting Mick McCarthy's squad for defining Slovakia clash
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# Selection

Long in, Brady out - Predicting Mick McCarthy's squad for defining Slovakia clash

Mar 9th 2020, 4:10 PM 7,693 Views 11 Comments

Do you agree with our 24-man selection?

# selection - Sunday 23 February, 2020

'I don't need vindication... some of you guys are so clever' - Eddie Jones
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'I don't need vindication... some of you guys are so clever' - Eddie Jones

Feb 23rd 2020, 6:14 PM 15,668 Views 15 Comments

The England boss said his side’s win over Ireland could have been declared at half-time.

# selection - Monday 3 February, 2020

Cooney impresses in Ireland cameo but Murray 'will be happy enough'
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# Battle

Cooney impresses in Ireland cameo but Murray 'will be happy enough'

Feb 3rd 2020, 6:00 AM 10,785 Views 59 Comments

Both Ireland scrum-halves contributed impressive moments against Scotland.

# selection - Saturday 18 January, 2020

O'Connor names National League Kildare squad with star defender as captain
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O'Connor names National League Kildare squad with star defender as captain

Jan 18th 2020, 10:45 AM 10,337 Views 0 Comments

David Hyland will skipper the Lilywhites during their Division 2 campaign.

# selection - Wednesday 15 January, 2020

Some surprise omissions but Farrell's 'dynamic' squad has plenty of form
# Fresh Faces
# Fresh Faces

Some surprise omissions but Farrell's 'dynamic' squad has plenty of form

Jan 15th 2020, 6:32 PM 26,012 Views 41 Comments

The new Ireland head coach has made some big calls ahead of the Six Nations.

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