12 Dec, 14:42
Prop Cian Healy is expected to miss the start of the 2014 RBS 6 Nations after undergoing surgery on his injured ankle on Wednesday.
IRFU Chief Executive Phillip Browne on the TV Issue. Tom Keogh profile's Leinster Team Manager, Ken Ging. The Wisdom of Solomons (Jim Stokes). John Fallon tells us why, The West Is Wide Awake. Irish Examiner rugby writer Barry Coughlan looks at, The Munster Scene. Former Irish Times rugby correspondent, Edmund Van Esbeck's, World of Rugby. Those Were The Days, by Evening Herald columnist, Sean Diffley. Irish Independent rugby editor Tony Ward, on the AIB League - The Heartbeat of Irish rugby. Con Houlihan's column. plus The birth of optimism in England. Scotland's Kilted Kiwis. Is there light at the end of the Welsh tunnel? Provincial round-up. Trevor Hogan says goodbye to the academy.
All this and loads more in Rugby Ireland International, the official magazine of the IRFU.