Ireland Women's head coach Tom Tierney has named a 30-strong squad for this weekend's training camp, which will also see the side play an uncapped warm-up fixture against Wales at Donnybrook on Sunday (kick-off 2pm).
IRFU Director of Rugby Sevens Anthony Eddy will take an Ireland Women's Sevens squad of 14 players to Australia on Monday for a training camp as part of the preparations for the Sydney leg of the HSBC World Rugby Women's Sevens Series.
The British & Irish Lions today announced three major appointments for the 2017 tour to New Zealand, Head Analyst Rhodri Bown, Head of Medical Eanna Falvey and Head of Strength & Conditioning Paul Stridgeon will support head coach Warren Gatland and his coaching team on the 10-match tour.
The Six Nations Council have announced significant new initiatives to help raise the profile of the Women's Six Nations from the forthcoming season. This major development will help enhance the Women's Six Nations Championship in a number of key areas.
As European competitions return this weekend, there will be a number of IRFU referees in action in the European Rugby Champions Cup, the European Rugby Challenge Cup. There is also action in the British and Irish Cup and there's one game in the Ulster Bank League.
As the Ireland Men's Sevens programme continues to build towards the Rugby Europe Grand Prix Series in June and July, Anthony Eddy, the IRFU Director of Sevens Rugby, has named a 14-man squad to take part in a two-day training camp in Cardiff on Thursday and Friday this week.
The fixtures have been announced and the tickets are on sale for the pool stages of the Women's Rugby World Cup in Ireland this year. We spoke to Tom Tierney and Niamh Briggs as they look forward to a huge year for rugby in Ireland.
Reigning champions England will kick of the Women's Rugby World Cup in Dublin with a match against Spain, while hosts Ireland will start their challenge on the opening day in UCD against Australia. Tickets for the pool stages of the Women's Rugby World Cup go on sale on Monday, January 9 at 9am.
Thomond Park hosted the future stars of Irish Rugby this afternoon with the annual challenge game between the Ireland Under-20s and the Munster Development XV once again proving to be an entertaining contest.
The December edition of 'Inside Pass' - presented by Louise Galvin - features a look back at 2016 and an exclusive interview with IRFU Performance Director David Nucifora about Ireland's Sevens programme and player development.