Ireland’s Paul O’Connell, Felix Jones and Robbie Diack after the after the win over Argentina at the Estadio Centenario, Resistencia. Photo: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Darren Cave was positively buzzing. This was his sixth Irish cap, and his fifth start, but unlike the previous four on North American tours while Ire(...)

Ireland ‘s Devin Toner and Iain Henderson comes out for the Captain’s Run past soldiers at the Estadio Centenario, Argentina. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

FIRST TEST Argentina v Ireland Estadio Centenario, today, 7.40pm Sky Sports 1 The Ireland squad made their half-hour trek across the bridge(...)

New Ireland cap Ulster’s Robbie Diack at the Emperador Hotel, Buenos Aires, Argentina. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Opportunity knocks for a host of players in the first Test against Argentina tomorrow, for if grasped there is the real chance of breaking into Joe(...)

Ireland new cap Robbie Diack. Photograph:   Dan Sheridan/Inpho

By Gerry ThornleyAs expected, the South African-born Robbie Diack, who qualifies by residency, will make his debut for Ireland against Argentina on Sa(...)

Ulster’s Michael Heaney avoids the tackles of Munster’s Casey Laulala and Felix Jones to score a try during the RaboDirect Pro 12 game Thomond Park. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Munster 17 Ulster 19: Ulster would have taken most of the encouragement and the plaudits from this encounter long before the end, but as it transpired(...)

CJ Stander, man-of-the-match against Toulouse after coming on for Peter O’Mahony last weekend, will start tomorrow evening. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Munster have made a total of seven changes to the side that put Toulouse to the sword in the Heineken Cup last weekend as they switch their foc(...)

Peter O’Mahony has recovered from injury to start against Toulouse.

Peter O’Mahony has been passed fit to lead out Munster when they meet the four-time champions Toulouse in the quarter-finals of the Heineken Cu(...)

Keith Earls breaks free to score Munster’s opening try in the  RaboDirect Pro 12 game against Benetton Treviso at Thomond Park in  Limerick. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Munster 14 Benetton Treviso 3: Munster saw off a strong challenge of Benetton Tre(...)

Felix Jones was “extremely disappointed” to miss out on inclusion in the matchday squad for the Six Nations showdown with France, having been part of the extended group during the week. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Munster fullback Felix Jones said he was extremely disappointed to miss out on inclusion in the matchday squad for the Six Nations showdown wit(...)

 Ireland’s Johnny Sexton should return to training tomorrow.

The Irish management are hopeful that Johnny Sexton will play against Italy in Aviva Stadium on Saturday afternoon. The Irish outhalf saw a spe(...)