Leinster’s Luke Fitzgerald would love to make the match squad against England on Sunday. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Switching between centre and wing doesn’t faze Ireland star getting back to his best

Bath’s director of rugby Mike ford talks to his son George, the outhalf of that club and England. George will have a pivotal position as kicker when England come to Dublin for the Six Nations game on Sunday. Photograph: David Rogers/Getty.

The son of Ireland’s former backs coach is back in Dublin as outhalf

Hooker Damien Varley made 121 appearances for Munster and won three caps for Ireland during his career. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Gordon D’Arcy, Eoin Reddan and Zane Kirchner ready to return for Leinster

Ulster outhalf Ian Humphreys says province are determined to win the block of four matches during the Six Nations. Photograph: Darren Griffiths/Presseye/Inpho

Ian Humphreys targets run of wins to build momentum for top-four place

 Johnny Sexton temporarily leaves the field with a blood injury against France in the Six Nations match at the Aviva Stadium. Photograph: Eric Luke

England’s Mike Brown will not resume training this week but hopes he can play against Ireland

Jonathan Joseph scores a try for England against Italy. The centre crossed over twice in a man-of-the-match performance. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

The 23-year-old Bath player is hoping that number 13 isn’t unlucky for him

Ireland’s Jamie Heaslip stands for the National Anthem against France. He was substituted after 60 minutes with a back injury. Photograph:  James Crombie/ Inpho

Ireland number eight could be back in time for Six Nations game against Wales in Cardiff

Leinster’s Richardt Strauss goes off with a suspected head injury against the Dragons. Photograph: Colm O’Neill/Inpho

Former Ireland scrumhalf Peter Stringer will leave Bath at the end of the season

Pascal Papé has been cited for his knee to the back of Jamie Heaslip during Ireland’s 18-11 Six Nations win over France at the Aviva. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

Secondrow was sinbinned for kneeing Ireland number eight in the back during Six Nations tie

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