Hours after being named in the Irish team to face Italy after returning from a hamstring injury, Jonathan Sexton has been ruled out with a torn tendon in his foot. Will this injury curse ever lift?
Jonny Sexton is back is back in the number 10 jersey as Ireland look to finish off their up-and-down Six Nations campaign in Rome with a victory.
Paddy O’Reilly, or Rala as he is better known, has become one of the best-known figures in Irish rugby. And a better character you would struggle to meet.
Another weekend, more disappointment for Irish rugby fans, but with only one week to go, things are hotting up in The Irish Times Fantasy Rugby League.
The Irish rugby team don’t have much left to play for in the Six Nations, but plenty of them had another reason to try and impress at training today.
You may remember earlier in the week that American footballer JJ Watt offered his services to Ireland as a number 8. Today he was having second thoughts.
For the second year in a row this fixture has ended in a draw, and Ireland will feel a little unlucky not to have taken the two points.
Ireland badly need a win today to restore morale. France remarkably have yet to win in the Six Nations. To say it is a pressure game is a slight understatement.