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(...)

Jason Harris-Wright to miss six months with knee injury. Photo: James Crombie/Inpho

Connacht coach Pat Lam has confirmed the loss of starting hooker Jason Harris-Wright, following an injury to his right knee during the weekend’s 43-3(...)

Ireland’s Rob Kearney tackles Israel Folau during Saturday’s international rugby match against Australia at the Aviva Stadium. Photograph: Cathal McNaughton/Reuters 5:39

On Friday I noted the key to Ireland’s success was high-tempo, low-error rugby. This of course was partly true, especially as Ireland rattled up 17 qu(...)

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(...)

 Ireland’s Paul O’Connell charges into   Luke Jones of Australia at the Aviva Stadium. Photograph: Dan Sheridan / Inpho

Paul O’Connell, following an astonishing performance from the 35 year old, is asked whether Ireland would have lost this match to the Wallabies 12 mo(...)

Australia coach Michael Cheika: ‘We lacked that clinical edge at the end. We don’t have that yet.’ Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Michael Cheika called it a “rain of bombs.” Jonathan Sexton was the man lighting the fuse and while it wasn’t his best game for Ireland his influence (...)

“He’s a bloke who’s been around the traps and has proven he can do a job at the top level and is going to be invaluable for us over the next three months.” – Matt O’Connor on Jamie Hagan. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Leinster have announced the signing of prop Jamie Hagan from London Irish on a three-month loan deal ahead of Sunday’s trip to Italy to face Benetton (...)

 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(...)

Darren Cave may form the centre partnership with Gordon D’Arcy. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Buoyed by the win over South Africa, Joe Schmidt is set to make wholesale changes to his starting XV for Sunday’s second leg of the Guinness Series a(...)