It was a busy day in Ireland camp with the final training session of the week taking place at Newport High School and Joe Schmidt announcing the team to face France at a press conference. Check out some photos from today's squad session.
Ireland head coach Joe Schmidt reveals the team to play France and talks about the tightest selection calls, while hooker Rory Best says his Ulster colleague Iain Henderson will be ready to make a big impact off the bench.
We take a look back at one of the best games from the opening four rounds of Ulster Bank League Division 1A - Galwegians' memorable 41-20 defeat of reigning champions Lansdowne at Crowley Park last Saturday.
The rescheduled Division 1B meeting of Dublin University and St. Mary's College takes place under the College Park floodlights tonight, with the visitors looking to join Old Wesley and Ballymena on four wins apiece at the top of the table.
Five Irish sporting legends - Sonia O'Sullivan, Tony McCoy, Barry McGuigan, Henry Shefflin and Niall Quinn - visited Ireland camp on Wednesday evening for a memorable get-together with the squad. Ireland team manager Michael Kearney fills us in.
All 31 players trained fully at Newport High School this morning as the Ireland squad stepped up their preparations for Sunday's Pool D showdown with France. Check out some photos from today's session.
Speaking ahead of Ireland's crunch clash with France, scrum half Eoin Reddan said: "Everyone trained very hard today. Obviously we've a huge game at the weekend. We're all in no doubt about how much it means to people back home, and how much it means to us here."
Ireland prop Mike Ross talks about the preparations for Sunday's showdown with France. He also noted there is very little between the two teams at present, mentioning Ireland's 2014 and 2015 wins but also the fact that France have 'a much better World Cup record than we do.'
The Ireland squad trained in the gym facility at the Celtic Manor resort this morning as they build towards next Sunday's Rugby World Cup Pool D decider with France. Check out some photos from today's session.
Looking forward to Ireland's Pool D decider with France next Sunday, hooker Sean Cronin said: "There's a great buzz around the squad. These big games are what you look forward to when it comes to World Cup time."