A consortium of architect firms, Dublin-based Newenham Mulligan Architects and London-based Grimshaw Architects, has won the international design competition for the multimillion-euro redevelopment of the RDS Arena.
Munster head coach Anthony Foley will be eager to get a number of his walking wounded back to full fitness for his side's return to GUINNESS PRO12 action against Cardiff Blues in Cork on Saturday, February 14.
Belfast has been chosen as the host city for the 2015 GUINNESS PRO12 final on Saturday, May 30 at 6.30pm. The league decider will be played at Kingspan Stadium, the home of Ulster Rugby. Tickets will go on public sale on Tuesday, February 3 through Ticketmaster and Ulster Rugby.
As the 2014/15 GUINNESS PRO12 campaign nears the play-off stages, even more fans will be able to keep track of their favourite team, as well as the opposition, thanks to further live TV coverage as the secondary broadcasters for rounds 18-20 have now been confirmed.
Munster Rugby and the IRFU have confirmed a number of player contract extensions, and that former Munster and Ireland scrum half Tomás O'Leary will rejoin the province at the start of the 2015/16 season.
After training yesterday in UCD, Leinster head coach Matt O'Connor has issued a squad update ahead of the final European Champions Cup, Pool 2 game against Wasps at the Ricoh Arena on Saturday (kick-off 1pm).
Following a physical and bruising encounter with Saracens, yesterday was a recovery day for the Munster players, with the squad to resume preparations for next Sunday's round 6 game against Sale Sharks at their respective centres in Cork and Limerick today.
With a quarter-final spot still up for grabs in the European Challenge Cup, the Connacht squad were straight back to training in Galway today ahead of the away clash with La Rochelle next Saturday (kick-off 6.30pm local time/5.30pm Irish time).