Leinster say Zane Kirchner contract talks are at an advanced stage. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Isa Nacewa return in player/coach capacity is ‘miles off’ say province

Generally speaking Conor Murray’s box-kicking was wonderfully accurate and it was an area of the game in which Ireland generated huge currency in possession terms.

A fine 19-9 victory with just enough ‘work-ons’ to occupy Joe Schmidt and his management team over the next fortnight.

 Billy Vunipola makes a break at the Aviva Stadium. James Crombie/Inpho

John O’Sullivan assesses the English performances at the Aviva Stadium

Rob Kearney: A couple of loose kicks aside he was the personification of calm collection under the high ball and that infuses confidence in those around you. Rating: 7

How Ireland’s players rated in today’s 19-9 win over England

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

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