Four Ireland players - Brian O'Driscoll, Jonathan Sexton, Paul O'Connell and Jamie Heaslip - have been included in the British & Irish Lions team for Saturday's first Test against Australia in Brisbane.
The Ireland Under-20s were runners-up in a tough pool and despite losing to hosts France last night, Mike Ruddock's charges could still finish the IRB Junior World Championship on a high by beating Australia in Sunday's 7th-8th place play-off.
A single point separated the sides as a hard-fought 5th-8th place play-off finished in France's favour at Stade Henri Desgrange on Tuesday night. Check out some photos from Ireland's fourth IRB Junior World Championsip match.
Three penalties from the boot of Jesse Mogg, allied to an early try from Tevita Kuridrani, steered the ACT Brumbies past a Rory Best-led Lions team on Tuesday. Check out our match photo gallery from Canberra.
After three pool matches in Vannes, the Ireland Under-20s have moved base to Les Sables-d'Olonne for the IRB Junior World Championship play-offs. A win over host nation France tonight would give them a shot at finishing fifth overall next Sunday.
Connacht Rugby and BLK Sport have announced a comprehensive four-year official kit supplier agreement for BLK to supply the full range of technical performance apparel for all of Connacht's representative teams and support staff.