Ireland rugby head coach Andy Farrell: sending out a wider signal that performances will be rewarded. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

One of the more immediate and striking aspects of the 35-man squad Andy Farrell and his assistant coaches will assemble next week for the rearranged g(...)

Ireland  number eight CJ Stander suffered a facial injury during the Six Nations opener against  England. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Not for the first time Joe Schmidt has earned himself a selection puzzle ahead of Ireland’s second Six Nations match against Scotland on Saturday with(...)