Gerry Thornley and Gavin Cummiskey look ahead to Ireland's opening Six Nations fixture against Wales.
Head coach Joe Schmidt and vice-captain Jamie Heaslip give their thoughts after the Ireland team to face Wales in the Six Nations opener was named.
Ireland are chasing an unprecedent hat-trick of Six Nations titles, but as Joe Schmidt's team enter this campaign without Paul O'Connell, can other senior players fill the void left by his absence? John O'Sullivan reports. Video: David Dunne
With Vern Cotter beginning his second season as head coach and having nearly made a semi final in the 2015 World Cup, could this be the year when Scotland turn around their recent Six Nations fortunes? John O'Sullivan reports. Video: David Dunne
With twelve new players in the squad could this be the Six Nations Championship where Italy shake off the long held notion that they are defined solely by star player Sergio Parisse? John O'Sullivan reports. Video: David Dunne
On the back of a disastrous World Cup, can new coach Eddie Jones lead England to a first Six Nations title since 2011? John O'Sullivan reports. Video: David Dunne
Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini confirms he will leave the club at the end of the season with Pep Guardiola confirmed as his replacement. Video: Reuters
With Philippe Saint-André leaving his role as French head coach after several underwhelming seasons, legendary Toulouse coach Guy Novès has taken his place. But can he bring back the France of old? John O'Sullivan previews Les Bleus. Video: David Dunne
Historical precedent is on their side, but with tough away trips to Ireland and England to come can Wales win their first Six Nations Championship since 2013? John O'Sullivan previews Warren Gatland's team. Video: David Dunne
Eoin Reddan and Sean O'Brien reflect on Leinster's European season and what could have been as the province prepare for their final pool fixture against Wasps. Video: Sportsfile
Leinster scrum half Luke McGrath and defence coach Kurt McQuilkin are looking for the province to finish their disappointing European season on a high. Video: Sportsfile
A thankful Lionel Messi receives the FIFA Ballon d'Or, the fifth time the 28-year-old has been voted the world's best player. Video: Reuters
Perhaps Irish golfer Christy O'Connor Jnr's most famous golf shot, a 2 iron to the 18th green of The Belfry during the 1989 Ryder Cup.
Real Madrid sack Rafa Benitez after less than half a season and replace him with France great Zinedine Zidane who steps up from B team coach. Video: Reuters
Louis van Gaal says his players and staff are behind him as Manchester United play out a scoreless draw with Chelsea. Video: Reuters
Four-times World Cup champion skier Marcel Hirscher narrowly avoids being hit by a drone which falls out of the air and crashes at a World Cup Slalom event in Italy. Video: Reuters
Real Madrid and Portugal star Cristiano Ronaldo shows off his Madrid home and wishes his fans a Merry Christmas. Video: Reuters
A beleaguered Sepp Blatter says he will fight the eight-year ban imposed on his by the Fifa Ethics Committee, for the sake of himself and for Fifa. Video: Reuters
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