Donncha O'Callaghan (Munster/Cork Constitution) has been called up to the Irish RWC squad in place of the injured Victor Costello for the game against Russia in Krasnoyarsk on Saturday.
Donncha O' Callaghan (Munster/Cork Constitution) has been
nominated as replacement for injured Victor Costello (Leinster) who has been forced to withdraw from the Irish squad to travel to Krasnoyarsk, Siberia for Ireland's World Cup qualifying match against Russia on September 21st. Costello injured his calf muscle in the second half of Leinster's game against Connacht on Friday night. O'Callaghan was in outstanding form for Munster the same night in their 28-21 victory over Edinburgh at Meadowbank Stadium, a performance watched by Irish coach Eddie O'Sullivan.
The Irish side will be named later today, (12 noon approx).
Irish Rugby TV brings you a behind-the-scenes look at the Ireland v Wales GUINNESS Summer Series game at the Aviva Stadium. Paul O'Connell, who was playing his last ever home international, took to the pitch with his son Paddy after the 16-10 defeat.
Ireland head coach Joe Schmidt names the team to play Wales in the GUINNESS Summer Series and answers questions on the selection, while scrum half Conor Murray talks about 'feeling fresh' ahead of his return to the side.
Ireland assistant coach Les Kiss updates the media on the progress of Andrew Trimble and Cian Healy, and says captain Paul O'Connell deserves 'a good send-off' in his final home international this weekend.
12 countries, 2 days, 7s heaven. The team captains were at the iconic Ha'penny Bridge in Dublin today to promote the Women's Sevens Dublin tournament in UCD this weekend. Check out www.irishrugby.ie/womens7sdublin for full details.
Ireland Women's internationals Nora Stapleton and Niamh Briggs talk to Irish Rugby TV about the IRFU's new Long Term Player Development Model for Women's rugby. For more on Women's LTPD, please visit www.irishrugby.ie/womensltpd.
The launch of the IRFU Long Term Player Development programme for Women's rugby is an important milestone in the game. Michael McGeehin of Coaching Ireland and Louis Magee, former IRFU President, speak about the programme.
Ireland head coach Joe Schmidt announces the team to play Scotland in the GUINNESS Summer Series. He also answers questions about the selection and Chris Henry speaks about the players 'stepping up' and causing some headaches for the coaches.
Ireland kicking coach Richie Murphy gives an update on the current shape of the squad ahead of the Scotland game, while Jared Payne talks about putting his best foot forward in the battle for centre spots.