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#starting XV

# starting-xv - Wednesday 7 February, 2018

From The42 Ireland centre returns from 7s duty to be named in Women's Six Nations team Starting XV

Ireland centre returns from 7s duty to be named in Women's Six Nations team

Katie Fitzhenry is back for Sunday’s meeting with Italy in Donnybrook.

# starting-xv - Wednesday 31 January, 2018

From The42 First start for Newcastle centre as Scotland aim for opening-day win in Cardiff Starting XV

First start for Newcastle centre as Scotland aim for opening-day win in Cardiff

Gregor Townsend has made six changes from the side that put 53 points on the Wallabies in November.

# starting-xv - Saturday 27 January, 2018

From The42 9 of Waterford's All-Ireland team to face Wexford as Limerick hand out 3 league debuts Starting XV

9 of Waterford's All-Ireland team to face Wexford as Limerick hand out 3 league debuts

Derek McGrath and John Kiely take their sides into league action tomorrow.

# starting-xv - Friday 26 January, 2018

From The42 Pat Gilroy names new-look Dublin team for Saturday's Croke Park double-header Starting XV

Pat Gilroy names new-look Dublin team for Saturday's Croke Park double-header

The Dubs face Offaly in their Allianz League Division 1B opener.

From The42 All-Ireland hurling champions Galway name team for league opener Starting XV

All-Ireland hurling champions Galway name team for league opener

The Tribesmen entertain Antrim in the first round of Division 1B fixtures on Sunday.

# starting-xv - Saturday 13 January, 2018

From The42 5 changes to Limerick team ahead of Munster league final against Clare Starting XV

5 changes to Limerick team ahead of Munster league final against Clare

The sides clash in the Gaelic Grounds tomorrow afternoon.

# starting-xv - Friday 12 January, 2018

From The42 Lowe and Larmour set for first European starts as Cullen names Leinster team for Glasgow Team News

Lowe and Larmour set for first European starts as Cullen names Leinster team for Glasgow

Isa Nacewa also returns from injury to captain Leinster in their round five clash at the RDS.

From The42 Henderson at lock as Ulster grit their teeth for make-or-break clash with La Rochelle Starting XV

Henderson at lock as Ulster grit their teeth for make-or-break clash with La Rochelle

Wiehahn Herbst was a late withdrawal from the squad, so Ross Kane has been drafted in from A duty to take a place among the replacements.

# starting-xv - Thursday 11 January, 2018

From The42 Cork ring in the changes for McGrath Cup final with the Banner Starting XV

Cork ring in the changes for McGrath Cup final with the Banner

The Rebels face Clare at Mallow’s GAA Complex this weekend.

# starting-xv - Tuesday 2 January, 2018

From The42 6 players from last year's Leinster final team to start for Kildare in 2018 opener Starting XV

6 players from last year's Leinster final team to start for Kildare in 2018 opener

The Lilywhites take on Louth in the O’Byrne Cup tomorrow night.

# starting-xv - Friday 1 December, 2017

From The42 A first Connacht start for Ahki as two Ireland internationals return for Zebre clash Starting XV

A first Connacht start for Ahki as two Ireland internationals return for Zebre clash

Kieran Keane’s side are looking to get back to winning ways this weekend.

# starting-xv - Thursday 23 November, 2017

From The42 Wales ring in the changes and recall big guns for All Blacks clash Starting XV

Wales ring in the changes and recall big guns for All Blacks clash

The Dragons are hoping to end a 64-year losing streak against the world champions in Cardiff this Saturday.

From The42 Lealiifano captains Ulster as Kiss names an exciting backline for Treviso Starting XV

Lealiifano captains Ulster as Kiss names an exciting backline for Treviso

Paul Marshall is set to make his 200th appearance for the province.

From The42 Nacewa returns, a first Leinster start for Murphy but Dragons come too soon for Ringrose Team News

Nacewa returns, a first Leinster start for Murphy but Dragons come too soon for Ringrose

Leo Cullen has named his team to face Dragons in the Pro14 tomorrow evening.

# starting-xv - Thursday 16 November, 2017

From The42 Chris Farrell to make Ireland debut as Schmidt makes 13 changes for Fiji Starting XV

Chris Farrell to make Ireland debut as Schmidt makes 13 changes for Fiji

There are also first starts in green for Darren Sweetnam, Andrew Porter and Rob Herring.

From The42 Farrell returns for England clash against Australia while Gatland changes up Welsh side Starting XV

Farrell returns for England clash against Australia while Gatland changes up Welsh side

Eddie Jones brings back the Saracens centre.

# starting-xv - Thursday 2 November, 2017

From The42 Young centre O'Brien to make Leinster debut as Cullen names team for Glasgow Team News

Young centre O'Brien to make Leinster debut as Cullen names team for Glasgow

Leinster have four Ireland players available for Friday’s trip to Scotstoun.

# starting-xv - Friday 13 October, 2017

From The42 Aki left out while Deegan and Coulson come in for Connacht's European opener Team News

Aki left out while Deegan and Coulson come in for Connacht's European opener

Kieran Keane has shown his hand for the province’s Challenge Cup clash against Oyonnax.

# starting-xv - Thursday 5 October, 2017

From The42 Matt Healy among the Connacht big guns to return for Ulster battle Starting XV

Matt Healy among the Connacht big guns to return for Ulster battle

Kieran Marmion is set to make his 100th Championship appearance for the province while captain John Muldoon is also named to start.

# starting-xv - Saturday 2 September, 2017

From The42 Glynn to start for Galway for first time in two years as Waterford bring back de Búrca Starting XV

Glynn to start for Galway for first time in two years as Waterford bring back de Búrca

Both teams have made a single change before Sunday’s All-Ireland final.

# starting-xv - Friday 11 August, 2017

From The42 Cork name same team for fourth game running with two changes to subs Starting XV

Cork name same team for fourth game running with two changes to subs

Kieran Kingston takes his side into action against Waterford on Sunday.

# starting-xv - Wednesday 9 August, 2017

From The42 Selection Box - What decisions face Cork and Waterford in picking their teams for Sunday? Starting XV

Selection Box - What decisions face Cork and Waterford in picking their teams for Sunday?

Derek McGrath and Kieran Kingston are putting the finishing touches to their preparations.

# starting-xv - Friday 28 July, 2017

From The42 Buckley and Barry return to Kerry team for All-Ireland quarter-final meeting with Galway Starting XV

Buckley and Barry return to Kerry team for All-Ireland quarter-final meeting with Galway

The Crokes forward will captain the Kingdom at Croke Park on Sunday.

# starting-xv - Thursday 20 July, 2017

From The42 3 changes to Clare team for crunch quarter-final with Tipperary as Banner hit with injuries Starting XV

3 changes to Clare team for crunch quarter-final with Tipperary as Banner hit with injuries

David McInerney and Aron Shanagher have both failed late fitness tests.

# starting-xv - Friday 30 June, 2017

From The42 Fennelly a welcome return as Kilkenny make four changes ahead of Limerick test Team News

Fennelly a welcome return as Kilkenny make four changes ahead of Limerick test

Nowlan Park plays host to the All-Ireland qualifier meeting this Saturday evening.

From The42 Two changes for Limerick hurlers as they bid to give Kilkenny an early exit Starting XV

Two changes for Limerick hurlers as they bid to give Kilkenny an early exit

Nowlan Park plays host to their All-Ireland qualifier meeting this Saturday evening.

# starting-xv - Wednesday 28 June, 2017

From The42 Selection Box - What choices face Kerry and Cork when picking their Munster final teams? Starting XV

Selection Box - What choices face Kerry and Cork when picking their Munster final teams?

Plenty for Éamonn Fitzmaurice and Peadar Healy to ponder.

# starting-xv - Wednesday 21 June, 2017

From The42 Read recovers to lead All Blacks in first Test as Hansen springs surprise on wing Starting XV

Read recovers to lead All Blacks in first Test as Hansen springs surprise on wing

Rieko Ioane and Sonny Bill Williams have been included in the All Black side.

# starting-xv - Thursday 8 June, 2017

From The42 Jacob Stockdale set for Ireland debut as Schmidt names team for opening Test of summer tour Team News

Jacob Stockdale set for Ireland debut as Schmidt names team for opening Test of summer tour

Dave Heffernan, Andrew Porter, James Ryan and Rory Scannell could also make their debuts off the bench.

# starting-xv - Friday 2 June, 2017

From The42 6 changes for Dublin after league final loss to Kerry for Leinster opener with Carlow Starting XV

6 changes for Dublin after league final loss to Kerry for Leinster opener with Carlow

The sides meet in Portlaoise tomorrow night.

# starting-xv - Thursday 25 May, 2017

From The42 Two debutants for Limerick as key forwards return to championship team after recent club exploits The Lads Are Back

Two debutants for Limerick as key forwards return to championship team after recent club exploits

Limerick travel to Ennis on Sunday to face Clare.

# starting-xv - Friday 19 May, 2017

From The42 New faces in Monaghan and Fermanagh teams for Ulster championship opener Starting XV

New faces in Monaghan and Fermanagh teams for Ulster championship opener

Antrim have also unveiled their team for their clash against Donegal.

# starting-xv - Friday 14 April, 2017

From The42 Dublin stick with Leinster final history-makers for U21 semi showdown Starting XV

Dublin stick with Leinster final history-makers for U21 semi showdown

Ulster champions Donegal are yet to name their side.

From The42 John Muldoon set for 300th Connacht cap as Leinster ring the changes Inter-pros

John Muldoon set for 300th Connacht cap as Leinster ring the changes

It’s Connacht v Leinster in Galway on Saturday night.

From The42 Tyler Bleyendaal to start for Munster while Ulster make 3 changes Starting XV

Tyler Bleyendaal to start for Munster while Ulster make 3 changes

The two provinces will square off in the Guinness Pro12 tomorrow at Thomond Park.

# starting-xv - Saturday 8 April, 2017

From The42 Brogan and Connolly start as Dublin make 4 changes for Sunday's league final Starting XV

Brogan and Connolly start as Dublin make 4 changes for Sunday's league final

The All-Ireland champions are chasing a fifth straight league title at Croke Park.

# starting-xv - Tuesday 7 March, 2017

From The42 Glimpse of England whiteboard heightens speculation of Billy Vunipola return Magic Eight

Glimpse of England whiteboard heightens speculation of Billy Vunipola return

The number eight got through 72 minutes for Saracens over the weekend.

# starting-xv - Monday 6 March, 2017

From The42 Kerry U21 team packed with minor winners as St Patrick's Day club final rules out Dr Crokes trio Starting XV

Kerry U21 team packed with minor winners as St Patrick's Day club final rules out Dr Crokes trio

Senior defender Brian Ó Beaglaoich misses out through injury

# starting-xv - Friday 3 March, 2017

From The42 5 changes to Munster team after Scarlets defeat as they get set for trip to face Cardiff Starting XV

5 changes to Munster team after Scarlets defeat as they get set for trip to face Cardiff

Rassie Erasmus has shuffled his side for tomorrow’s game.

# starting-xv - Thursday 23 February, 2017

From The42 First Leinster fullback start for Carbery while McFadden and Ruddock return for Pro12 clash Starting XV

First Leinster fullback start for Carbery while McFadden and Ruddock return for Pro12 clash

Leinster head to Rodney Parade tomorrow night.