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Murphy has opted for a new-look pairing in the half-backs with Leinster’s Tim Corkery...starting at 10 outside Ulster scrum-half Nathan Doak.
Niall Kelly - The42.ie
“I’ve played OK this season, but...we are all starting from scratch. There’s no credit in the bank”
Ireland’s Robbie Henshaw has ‘unfinished business’ with the Lions after the disappointment of 2017 tour
Ruaidhri O'Connor - Irish Independent
"We will field a strong, competitive team on Saturday while also taking the opportunity to blood new players as we look ahead to Rugby World Cup."
Japan vs British and Irish Lions: Kotaro Matsushima, Michael Leitch, Amanaki Mafi start; Kazuki Himeno on bench
...La Rochelle are the coming force, so much so that this reprise of the European final has been dubbed the new clasico of French club rugby.
Gerry Thornley - Irish Times
We break down who Ireland’s toughest competition for Olympic glory will be.
James Roulston Mooney - SportsNewsIreland
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