Chris Henry. Photo: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Ulster officials remain optimistic that Chris Henry will make a full recovery after undergoing heart surgery on Monday although, understandably, the(...)

Rob Kearney 7/10 - Excelled, but this could have been his greatest game for Ireland. Missed a couple of tackles, understandably steered clear of aerial duels with Israel Folau and hit the post with a drop at goal.

Rob Kearney 7/10Excelled, but this could have been his greatest game for Ireland.Missed a couple of tackles, understandably steered clear of aerial du(...)

Johnathan Sexton had to leave the field late on during the 26-23 win over Australia at the aviva with suspected concusison

After yesterday’s brutal, physical encounter against Australia at the Aviva Ireland have managed to come out relatively unscathed in terms of injuries(...)

 Ireland’s Dominic Ryan tackled by Simon Maisuradze and Zurab Zhvania of Georgia. Photograph: Dan Sheridan / Inpho 3:55

Ireland coach Joe Schmidt has absolved referee JP Doyle of any error following an alleged stamp on Dominic Ryan by Georgia’s Viktor Kolelishvili. The (...)

An improved second half performance from Joe Schmidt’s Ireland saw them run out 47-9 winners over Georgia at the Aviva Stadium

Ireland coach Joe Schmidt was pleased with his side’s 49-7 win over Georgia at the Aviva Stadium today despite the hosts taking a while to get into(...)

 Ireland’s Dave Kilcoyne scores a try despite the attentions of  David Kacharava of Georgia. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/ Inpho 5:37

Ireland 49 Georgia 7 This was always the worry. Even the All Blacks, having been completely redesigned for yesterday’s narrow escape in Murrayf(...)

Darren Cave in action during Ireland’s training session at Carton House on Friday. The Ulster centre has been named in the side to play Georgia on Sunday. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho 3:55

In from the cold comes Darren Cave, despite losing his centre berth at Ulster to Jared Payne this season, while Munster lock Dave Foley and Leinster f(...)

Rory Best is back running in training after a calf strain but is unlikely to play against Georgia on Sunday. Photograph:  Andrew Matthews/PA

On the premise that Gordon D’Arcy was ruled out of the Ireland team to play South Africa for being unfit to train 10 days before the game, Jared Payne(...)

Ian Madigan kicks the penalty that put Leinster into a winning lead in  their European Champions Cup match against Castres in France at weekend. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

The European Champions Cup hasn’t exactly set the pulses racing just yet, has it? Maybe it was due to the nature of the arm wrestles that the Irish(...)

Leinster prop forward Jack McGrath is tackled by Cedric Garcia during yesterday’s match in the south of France. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Caster 16 Leinster 21 It’s easy in the cheap seats, and they were also a lot cooler than a battleground bathed in 20-degree sunshine, but as (...)