Connacht's Dan McFarland is back at the Sportsground in Galway for his ninth pre-season as coach at the western province. The former prop has recently returned from his stint as head coach of Emerging Ireland whom he guided to the IRB Nations Cup title in Romania.
All three of Emerging Ireland's IRB Nations Cup matches are now available to watch in full on YouTube, courtesy of the Romanian Rugby Federation and TVR 2. Dan McFarland's side beat Russia, Uruguay and defending champions Romania - three teams ranked in the world's top 20.
The Ireland Under-20s will begin their World Rugby Under-20 Championship campaign against Argentina in Parma next June, following confirmation of the match schedule and kick-off times for the 2015 tournament.
Ulster were crowned IRFU Under-20 Interprovincial champions for 2014/15 after a 17-12 triumph away to Munster on Friday - their third win of the series. Meanwhile, Connacht and Leinster scored 14 tries in a free-flowing final encounter at the Sportsground.
The IRFU today issued an open invitation to all male athletes, from all sports, to consider if they have what it takes to be part of the new Irish Rugby Men's Sevens Programme as it confirmed four Talent Identification Days (TID) to be held in locations around Ireland in January 2015.
The Ireland Under-18 Schools squad finished as runners-up in the FIRA/AER U-18 European Championship - the fifth time an Irish side has done so since 2007. Check out some photos of their three-match campaign in Poland.
The Ireland Under-18 Schools team will face England in Saturday's FIRA/AER U-18 European Championship final after getting the better of France in wet and windy Plewiska. Check out some action shots from Tuesday's semi-final.
Speaking ahead of Saturday's clash with Australia, Ireland flanker Rhys Ruddock said: "We need to bring the defensive physicality we had against South Africa, as Australia have threats all over the park. We need to be at the top of our game."
As the countdown continues to Ireland's GUINNESS Series showdown with Australia, number 8 Jamie Heaslip talks about the Georgia game and what it will be like to face an 'old friend' in Michael Cheika this Saturday.
Behind the scenes with the Three Tunnel Cam at the Aviva Stadium for the Ireland v South Africa clash in the 2014 GUINNESS Series. Ireland ran out 29-15 winners with Jonathan Sexton winning the man-of-the-match award.