Darren Cave is set to provide midfield cover for Robbie Henshaw and Jared Payneat the World Cup. Photograph:  Dan Sheridan/Inpho

As has been the case with other World Cup squad selections, there was always going to be some risk-taking when Joe Schmidt and his coaches finalise(...)

Leinster coach Joe Schmidt. Photograph: Lorraine O'Sullivan/Inpho

JOHNNY WATTERSON So it was with great reluctance that Leo Cullen and Guy Easterby treaded cautiously from injuries and tactical(...)