Rory Scannell of Dolphin RFC has been announced as the Ulster Bank League Division 1A Rising Star of the Month for January. He will now be shortlisted for the overall Ulster Bank Rising Star of the Year honour at the Ulster Bank League Awards, taking place in May.
Join us for live text commentary of Ireland's mouth-watering RBS 6 Nations clash with England at the Aviva Stadium (kick-off 3pm), as the defending champions chase their third win of the current campaign.
The compliments have been coming back and forth across the Irish Sea this week. But all that will stop come 3pm this afternoon as Ireland and England knuckle down for their eagerly-awaited RBS 6 Nations showdown.
Ireland captain Paul O'Connell insists that beating England at the Aviva Stadium would rank up with the biggest scalps of the Joe Schmidt era. The 13-10 loss at Twickenham a year ago remains the only RBS 6 Nations defeat for Schmidt's men to date.
With Clontarf slipping up at St. Mary's on Friday night, Terenure College closed in on a home semi-final in Ulster Bank League Division 1A with a well-judged 20-8 win away to Cork Constitution this afternoon.
As Terenure College strengthened their hold on second spot, Ballynahinch made a significant move into Division 1A's top four as they edged out fellow play-off hopefuls UCD by a single point. Meanwhile, in Division 1B, the top four clubs all won as the race for promotion enters its final weeks.