The Irish Rugby Football Union have announced the Senior Ireland squad that will tour the USA and Canada, and the Emerging Ireland squad that will compete in the Tbilisi Cup in Georgia, this summer.
Munster and Ireland Legend Ronan O'Gara has announced his retirement from rugby.
The IRFU today (15 May) announced a new one year contract with Brian O’Driscoll which will see him remain available to play for Ireland and Leinster until the end of June 2014.
9 Irish, 15 Welsh, 10 English and 3 Scots
The next generation of Ireland international players will be getting their chance to prove themselves at the highest level as part of the Emerging Ireland team taking part in the IRB Tbilisi Cup.
Frank Quinn writes: The RWC draw is not sorted for Ireland, we retain 7/8th place – provided we beat Argentina and then go into the second tier of the draw (5-8), in early December in London. This is now a must win game.
Ireland 12 South Africa 16 by Frank Quinn