The IRFU and Munster are pleased to announce that Peter O'Mahony has signed a three year contract with the IRFU which will see him remain at Munster until at least June 2018.
Ulster Rugby and the IRFU are pleased to announce that Ireland international, Iain Henderson, has signed a new three-year contract.
Jamie Heaslip is expected to be out for 4 weeks following a back injury sustained against France at the weekend.
Extended match highlights from Ireland's victory over France in Lansdowne Road on Saturday 14th February in the RBS Six Nations
The smoke settled from the rousing pre-match fireworks and it was time to get down to business. Ireland went into this game with Jonny Sexton and Jamie Heaslip restored to the starting XV while long term injury layoff Cian Healy had been named on the bench
The long anticipated wait for the return of Sean O’Brien into the Irish team following a lengthy shoulder injury lay-off, looked to be over as the flanker was named in the starting XV against Italy
Two trys within two minutes was the defining moment of this game although Ireland showed improved patience to get the job done.
The long anticipated wait for the return of Sean O’Brien into the Irish team following a lengthy shoulder injury lay-off, looked to be over as the flanker was named in the starting XV against Italy. Cruel as the sport is, during the warm-up the Leinster man appeared to sustain a hamstrign injury, a worrying sign and it meant he would miss the opening game of the Six Nations, his spot in the starting backrow was filled by Munster’s Tommy O’Donnell.
Ireland will play four warm-up games leading into the Ruugby World Cup which kicks off against Canada on 19th September.