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(...)

Ulster hooker Rory Best goes through his paces with the Ireland squad at Carton House, Co Kildare. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Ireland approach their final Guinness Series Test in ruder health than Joe Schmidt and the management ticket might have envisaged. Saturday’s rendezv(...)

Sean Cronin and Fergus McFadden at Griffith College. Photograph: Conor McCabe

Athletes retire early. Just as most people are making strides in their career – around their mid-30s – professional sports players are winding down(...)

International flanker Chris Henry was forced to withdraw from the Ireland squad on the morning of the Test match against South Africa. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho.

Ireland and Ulster flanker Chris Henry will undergo further specialist neurological assessment to determine why he suffered what has been confirmed “(...)

 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(...)

Ireland’s Rhys Ruddock makes a break for the tryline with the support of Paul O’Connell during Ireland’s victory over South Africa on Saturday. Photograph: Colm O’Neill/Inpho

Ireland 29 South Africa 15 After the biffing and boshing Ireland took in the second quarter, the 6-3 lead looked a little flimsy and there we(...)

Rhys Ruddock  breaks off a maul to score Ireland’s first try in the game against South Africa at the Aviva Stadium. Photograph: Colm O’Neill/Inpho 5:47

Ireland 29 South Africa 15 There was an elemental beauty to Ireland’s victory, not in the conventional sense of aesthetically pleasing running (...)