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.
Auckland is built in a volcanic region with Mount Eden (Maungawhau - tree clad mountain) at 196 metres dominating the skyline to the south west. It has 23 regional parks, 2 marine reserves, 100 kilometres of coastline and 48 volcanic cones. The main shopping centre in central Auckland is Queen Street where the Irish team hotel - the City Life - is located. Beside the hotel you have the Sky Tower, at 328 metres the tallest building in the southern hemisphere, and a ten minute walk brings you to Princes Wharf and the America's Cup village beside Viaduct Basin.