20 May, 10:19
Irish Rugby TV spoke to Ireland interim head coach Les Kiss about the upcoming North America tour and his future within the management team.
Clubs will also continue to be allowed to introduce an additional player during the pool stages as a replacement for one of their squad.
From the 2009/10 season forward, each club's matchday squad now must contain a minimum of three specialist front row players within the named eight replacements comprising two props and a hooker.
If all front row replacements have been utilised during a game, and there is a further front row injury, and no fit front row player is available from the original starting team or replacement bench, the injured player will leave the field but may not be replaced.