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#First XV

# first-xv - Thursday 23 May, 2019

From The42 Jack Carty named out-half in Pro14 Dream Team First XV

Jack Carty named out-half in Pro14 Dream Team

The Connacht star is one of seven Irish-based players in the tournament’s team of the year.

# first-xv - Sunday 17 March, 2019

From The42 AWJ +14: It's The42's Six Nations Team of the Championship Our Picks

AWJ +14: It's The42's Six Nations Team of the Championship

Here’s who stood out for us since the start of February.

# first-xv - Thursday 14 March, 2019

From The42 Beirne and O'Brien in harness as Ireland bid to halt Welsh title bid Slambusters

Beirne and O'Brien in harness as Ireland bid to halt Welsh title bid

Joe Schmidt has also recalled Andrew Porter, Kieran Marmion and Quinn Roux to his squad for his final Six Nations match.

# first-xv - Monday 11 March, 2019

From The42 Back in business: It's The42's Six Nations Team of the Week First XV

Back in business: It's The42's Six Nations Team of the Week

Here’s who shone brightest on the penultimate weekend of the Six Nations.

# first-xv - Monday 25 February, 2019

From The42 It's AWJ's world, we just live in it: The42's Six Nations Team of the Week First XV

It's AWJ's world, we just live in it: The42's Six Nations Team of the Week

The second row was an irresistible force in leading Wales to a seismic win over England.

# first-xv - Monday 11 February, 2019

From The42 That's a bit more like it:  Here's The42's Six Nations Team of the Week First XV

That's a bit more like it: Here's The42's Six Nations Team of the Week

Who shone brightest for you in week two?

# first-xv - Friday 11 January, 2019

From The42 Baloucoune back from ban to make European debut in Ulster's daunting date with Racing First XV

Baloucoune back from ban to make European debut in Ulster's daunting date with Racing

Simon Zebo will start opposite Jacob Stockdale as last season’s runners-up bid to seal their passage to the knockout stage.

# first-xv - Thursday 20 December, 2018

From The42 Baloucoune in for Stockdale, but Ulster retain strength for Munster clash Front Liners

Baloucoune in for Stockdale, but Ulster retain strength for Munster clash

Rory Best is among the replacements as Dan McFarland has been able to name a team with just three changes.

From The42 Tommy O'Donnell among injury returns as much-changed Munster head to Ulster Team-Sheet

Tommy O'Donnell among injury returns as much-changed Munster head to Ulster

Only Mike Haley and Sam Arnold have been asked to start twice in the space of six days for the province.

# first-xv - Monday 10 December, 2018

From The42 After wins for three Irish provinces, who makes your Champions Cup Team of the Week? Round 3

After wins for three Irish provinces, who makes your Champions Cup Team of the Week?

We could have squeezed a few more Ulstermen into our first XV from round 3.

# first-xv - Monday 22 October, 2018

From The42 Locks away! It's our Champions Cup Team of the Week First XV

Locks away! It's our Champions Cup Team of the Week

Munster were the only Irish province to take a win from the European weekend, so we’ve turned to Racing and Toulouse to fill big chunks in our team.

# first-xv - Monday 15 October, 2018

From The42 10 Irish-based players made our Champions Cup Team of the Week First XV

10 Irish-based players made our Champions Cup Team of the Week

The provinces are well represented after going unbeaten through round one.

# first-xv - Thursday 11 October, 2018

From The42 Leinster deploy both Leavy and JVDF as they open Champions Cup defence against Wasps Open Season

Leinster deploy both Leavy and JVDF as they open Champions Cup defence against Wasps

Leo Cullen’s had close to a full-strength squad to choose from for the RDS curtain-raiser.

# first-xv - Friday 6 April, 2018

From The42 No rest required for Furlong and Healy as they lead Leinster into Zebre clash Staying Sharp

No rest required for Furlong and Healy as they lead Leinster into Zebre clash

On the bench, the son of former Ireland and Lions centre Brendan Mullin is in line to make his provincial debut.

# first-xv - Monday 12 February, 2018

From The42 Terrific Thomas, excellent Earls and the rest of our Six Nations Team of the Week Round 2 This post contains videos

Terrific Thomas, excellent Earls and the rest of our Six Nations Team of the Week

Scotland got back in the winners’ circle. England and Ireland marched on. But who stood out for you?

# first-xv - Monday 5 February, 2018

From The42 Wonderful Welsh dominate our Six Nations Team of the Week First XV

Wonderful Welsh dominate our Six Nations Team of the Week

Who stood out for you?

# first-xv - Thursday 23 November, 2017

From The42 Henshaw hammer blow and more talking points from Ireland's XV to face Argentina November Tests

Henshaw hammer blow and more talking points from Ireland's XV to face Argentina

Adam Byrne has had to work hard for this opportunity.

# first-xv - Thursday 16 November, 2017

From The42 Nadolo back in town as Fiji pack a punch in side to face Ireland November Tests

Nadolo back in town as Fiji pack a punch in side to face Ireland

John McKee has made four changes to the side who lost to Italy last weekend.

# first-xv - Thursday 9 November, 2017

From The42 Aki in for Ireland as injury takes Earls out of 'Boks clash First XV

Aki in for Ireland as injury takes Earls out of 'Boks clash

Uncapped Munster man Darren Sweetnam is named among the replacements.

# first-xv - Friday 20 October, 2017

From The42 Keatley and Carter in the 10 shirts as Kleyn bolsters pack for Munster's clash with Racing Team-sheets

Keatley and Carter in the 10 shirts as Kleyn bolsters pack for Munster's clash with Racing

Tyler Bleyendaal and Niall Scannell will miss the crucial Champions Cup clash through injury.

# first-xv - Friday 18 August, 2017

From The42 France and England dominate our WRWC Team of the Pool Stage, but one Irish woman made the cut First XV

France and England dominate our WRWC Team of the Pool Stage, but one Irish woman made the cut

Who would you have in your tournament dream team so far?

# first-xv - Tuesday 30 May, 2017

From The42 Late addition Barron straight into Ireland side to face Italy in U20 championship opener Bolter

Late addition Barron straight into Ireland side to face Italy in U20 championship opener

Jack Kelly has shrugged off a shoulder injury to take up a role at fullback.

# first-xv - Friday 5 May, 2017

From The42 Munster dominate Pro12 'Dream Team' with six selections First XV

Munster dominate Pro12 'Dream Team' with six selections

Leinster and Ulster received two picks apiece with Tiernan O’Halloran the sole representative from Connacht.

# first-xv - Friday 28 April, 2017

From The42 Lam rings changes as he bids farewell to Sportsground Send-off

Lam rings changes as he bids farewell to Sportsground

There are welcome returns to action for Marnitz Boshoff, Darragh Leader and Cian Kelleher.

# first-xv - Friday 31 March, 2017

From The42 Sexton and Carbery both start Leinster's Champions Cup clash with Wasps First XV

Sexton and Carbery both start Leinster's Champions Cup clash with Wasps

Jack Conan has been able to shake off a calf issue to start alongside Sean O’Brien in the back row.

# first-xv - Friday 3 March, 2017

From The42 Carbery continues at fullback as Cullen tweaks three for visit of Scarlets First XV

Carbery continues at fullback as Cullen tweaks three for visit of Scarlets

Luke McGrath, Dan Leavy and Jack Conan have also been cleared to play despite being in Joe Schmidt’s Ireland squad.

# first-xv - Tuesday 27 December, 2016

From The42 Here's The42's Ireland XV to start the 6 Nations First XV

Here's The42's Ireland XV to start the 6 Nations

Taking injuries into account, here’s who we’d pick to face Scotland in February.

# first-xv - Thursday 24 March, 2016

From The42 Holland starts among returning internationals as Munster take aim at Zebre and play-off spot Team-sheets

Holland starts among returning internationals as Munster take aim at Zebre and play-off spot

Simon Zebo, Keith Earls, Donnacha Ryan and Tommy O’Donnell start after returning from Ireland duty.

# first-xv - Monday 8 February, 2016

From The42 CJ Stander and the rest of The42's Six Nations Team of the Week First XV

CJ Stander and the rest of The42's Six Nations Team of the Week

There was the tightest of tight calls at number eight, while we found room for five Irishmen after the draw against Wales.

# first-xv - Thursday 5 November, 2015

From The42 Henshaw at fullback as AJ MacGinty prepares to make Connacht debut from the bench Best In The West

Henshaw at fullback as AJ MacGinty prepares to make Connacht debut from the bench

All aboard. This is Connacht’s last stop before the 12,000 KM round trip to Krasnoyarsk.

From The42 Just the 15 changes for Leinster mean starts for Ringrose and Kelleher with returning internationals Wholesale

Just the 15 changes for Leinster mean starts for Ringrose and Kelleher with returning internationals

Leinster can move to within a point of the league leaders if everything goes to plan tomorrow night.

# first-xv - Sunday 25 October, 2015

From The42 Here's The42's Team of the RWC semi-finals Top XV

Here's The42's Team of the RWC semi-finals

Who were your top performers in this weekend’s two games?

# first-xv - Monday 19 October, 2015

From The42 One Ireland player made our Team of the RWC quarter-finals Knockout Kings

One Ireland player made our Team of the RWC quarter-finals

Scotland are well represented after their heartbreaking exit.

# first-xv - Monday 28 September, 2015

From The42 Our RWC Team of the Weekend is heavy on opensides, wings and Welsh warriors Top Men

Our RWC Team of the Weekend is heavy on opensides, wings and Welsh warriors

There’s also a man who played his way in before being forced to retire prematurely.

# first-xv - Friday 24 April, 2015

From The42 Jack Carty leads exciting Connacht backline with Henshaw and Aki paired again Team-sheets

Jack Carty leads exciting Connacht backline with Henshaw and Aki paired again

Pat Lam has made three changes to the side that lost to Ulster.

# first-xv - Monday 2 March, 2015

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

# first-xv - Thursday 20 November, 2014

From The42 Best is back with D'Arcy named inside centre for Ireland's clash with Australia Wallaby Wallopers

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

The veteran will partner Robbie Henshaw in Ireland’s midfield.

# first-xv - Monday 10 November, 2014

From The42 Here's our November Tests Team of the Week First XV

Here's our November Tests Team of the Week

Who stood out for you?

# first-xv - Thursday 9 October, 2014

From The42 Munster bring Peter O'Mahony and JJ Hanrahan back for Scarlets scrap First XV

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

Anthony Foley has made eight changes to his side after the win over Leinster.

# first-xv - Thursday 13 March, 2014

From The42 O'Mahony returns to Ireland line-up as Madigan handed place on the bench First XV

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

This is the Ireland team to take on France in Saturday’s Six Nations decider.

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