Ireland’s Luke Marshall is tackled during the win over Argentina last Saturday. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Fears that Luke Marshall may have suffered concussion appear to have been dispelled following several tests since the Ulster centre was taken off in t(...)

Pat Lam: on a run of four defeats

Connacht’s season has petered out rather anti-climactically, a run of four defeats following a four-match winning sequence which in turn has seen them(...)

 Jordi Murphy: “It’s always the ultimate test against Munster.”

When Jordi Murphy heard his name called out on that Tuesday morning he matter-of-factly accepted a reality that had been a childhood dream (at (...)

Connacht’s Rodney Ah You  tackles Elliot Dee of Newport Gwent Dragons during the RaboDirect Pro 12 game at Rodney Parade. Photograph:  Huw Evans/Inpho

Newport Gwent Dragons 8 Connacht 24: John Muldoon scored two tries as Connacht be(...)

Tommy Bowe and Jonathan Sexton during an Ireland training session at Carton House last week. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Ireland coach Joe Schmidt will not risk playing Tommy Bowe in Saturday’s Six Nations shootout with France and will instead make the winger avai(...)

 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(...)

Paul O’Connell watches training at Carton House this morning. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho 1:56

Ireland team manager Michael Kearney is optimistic that Paul O’Connell will be able to train with the team on Thursday after he sat out yesterday’s se(...)

GERRY THORNLEYWhereas Keith Earls has been ruled out of the Six Nations in its entirety, Tommy Bowe and Donnacha Ryan should each have a couple of mat(...)

Ireland’s Brian O’Driscoll  keen to finish on a high.  Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Brian O’Driscoll day at Carton House. This being his last Six Nations, and considering he won’t be doing any media next week, the Warren Gatland issu(...)

Ulster forwards Rory Best, Callum Black and Dan Tuohy arrive for training at  Pirrie Park in Belfast on Thursday. Photograph: Brian Little/Inpho/Presseye

Ireland hooker Rory Best will make his 150th appearance for Ulster in Saturday’s Heineken Cup Pool 5 decider away to Leicester Tigers at Welford Road (...)