Ben Te’o has been relearning rugby union at Leinster training after converting from league to join the province. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho.

Leinster recruit from rugby league is learning fast

Mike Ross in action against Argentina in the second Test of the  2014 summer tour. Photograph: INPHO/Billy Stickland

New Zealand-born prop out for 16 weeks after suffering tendon rupture in arm

Connacht prop Rodney Ah You: trained with the Ireland squad during the week. Photo: Robert Perry/Inpho

Prop Rodney Ah You’s display against ex Wales loosehead Duncan Jones will be closely monitored by Irish management

Nathan White brings great work rate to the Irish squad, according to scrum coach Greg Feek. Photograph: Inpho.

Scrum coach still sees the positives despite injuries before November Tests

New Ireland forwards coach Simon Easterby. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho.

The chance to work with Ireland coach Joe Schmidt was a huge factor in him accepting the position of forwards’ coach

Lewis Stevenson: “We perhaps let ourselves down a little bit which just adds to the frustration.” Photograph: Darren Kidd/Inpho

The Ulster secondrow accepts recent frustration and disappointment on the pitch

Former Ireland international Geordan Murphy is  regarded as favourite to succeed Paul Burke. Photograph: David Rogers/Getty Images

Fellow former Ireland international Geordan Murphy could step up from his assistant’s role

Nathan White: will captain Connacht today having been called up during the week to Joe Schmidt’s Irish squad. Photo: James Crombie/Inpho

Chiefs back to full strength for Sandy Park clash

England and Australia clash at Twickenham Stadium last November: 650,000 people applied for tickets to the pool game between the two sides at next year’s World Cup. Photograph: Tom Shaw/Getty.

950,000 tickets allocated in September sale with 500,000 applying for ticket for final

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