Brian O'Driscoll will not appeal his three-week ban for stamping on Simone Favaro. Photograph: Tom Shaw/Getty Images

The IRFU has confirmed it will not appeal the three-week suspension of Brian O'Driscoll, following his sin-binning in Rome. After a revi(...)

Brian O’Driscoll has returned to Leinster traning along with the rest of his international team-mates. Photograph: Cyril Byrne / THE IRISH TIMES

The written explanation of Brian O’Driscoll’s three week suspension for stamping on Italy’s Simone Favaro on March 16th was be(...)

Brian O'Driscoll is likely to appeal the three-week suspension. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Ireland ’s Brian O’Driscoll has received a three-week suspension for stamping on Italy flanker Simone Favaro during last Saturday’s Six Nations mat(...)

Ireland’s Brian O'Driscoll sits on the sideline after being sin-binned in the first half of the game against Italy   at the Stadio Olimpico in Rome. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Ireland succumbed to a first defeat to Italy in the Six Nations after an indisciplined afternoon at the Stadio Olimpico when the injury jinx th(...)

Italy’s head coach Jacques Brunel.

Castrogiovanni, whose mooted move from Leicester Tigers to Toulon has seemingly fallen through, was forced off in the first half at Twic(...)

Italy’s head coach Jacques Brunel.

As anticipated, Jacques Brunel has decided not to risk Italy ’s iconic and talismanic prop Martin Castrogiovanni or flanker Robert Barbieri, al(...)