Gordon D’Arcy: Pecking order at outhalf is of national interest given Carbery's injury woes

Interpros vital in assessing Farrell’s options for Ireland squad

I’m sure Robert Burns may have smiled had he lived to see the world we live in today. His observation about ‘the best laid plans of mice and men’ an apt metaphor for daily life, let alone professional sports at the moment.

The best laid schemes of coaches and players require both fluidity of planning and resilience of body and soul to survive the current coronavirus pandemic, perhaps even more so since the arrival of the fast-spreading Omicron variant.

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