Tony Spreadbury will take charge of Ireland's permanent tsb game against Fiji on Sunday, following an unfortunate accident suffered by original choice, Nigel Whitehouse.
Tony Spreadbury will take charge of Ireland's permanent tsb game against Fiji on Sunday, following an unfortunate accident suffered by original choice, Nigel Whitehouse (pictured).
Whitehouse slipped and fell on ice while in Russia and broke his left leg. A second official due to officiate in Lansdowne Road on Sunday, no 1 touch-judge Pablo Deluca, has opted to remain in Argentina and his place will be taken by Stuart Dickinson. On Saturday, Dickinson will be number 1 touch-judge in Twickenham for the England v Australia game with Donal Courtney running one line. Dave McHugh will be in Paris doing the line in the France v New Zealand game. Alan Lewis will be touch-judge in Edinburgh at the Scotland v South Africa clash and Alain Rolland will fulfill a similiar role in Cardiff during the Wales v Canada encounter.
Ireland Women's Sevens captain Lucy Mulhall is in Langford this week for the Canada leg of the HSBC World Rugby Women's Sevens Series. Following Ireland's Bowl win in Atlanta, Lucy previews our prospects this weekend.
Ireland Women's Sevens captain Lucy Mulhall speaks about the build-up to the HSBC World Rugby Women's Sevens tournament in Atlanta, Georgia. The girls in green begin the pool stages against France at 12.52pm local time/5.52pm Irish time today.
IRFU High Performance Manager Colin McEntee reflects on the Easter matches played by the Ireland Under-18 and Under-19 teams, which ended last weekend with wins over the England Counties U-18s and France U-19s.
Watch highlights of the Ireland Under-18s' seven-try 43-0 victory over Scotland during the inaugural U-18 Five Nations Festival in Caerphilly, Wales. Number 8 and captain Caelan Doris scored a hat-trick of tries and winger Daniel Hurley bagged a brace.
Railway Union's Kim Flood made her debut at full-back for the Ireland Women in last weekend's 14-3 Six Nations win over Italy. She is looking forward to experiencing the partisan crowd at Donnybrook again this Sunday when Scotland are the visitors. Tickets are available from Ticketmaster.ie.
Ireland scrum coach Greg Feek spoke to Irish Rugby TV on the eve of the final round of the RBS 6 Nations Championship. He is happy that the team are focused but warns that it will be a tough encounter with Scotland tomorrow.
Looking forward to the lineout battle with Scotland, Ireland lock Devin Toner said: "We went well again Italy, I think our set piece went well. If we can just build on that and build on the positives then I think we'll be okay."
Joe Schmidt spoke to Irish Rugby TV this morning with an update on the squad, a look back at Ireland's nine-try win over Italy and a preview of our final match of the RBS 6 Nations Championship against Scotland.
Ireland Women's head coach Tom Tierney was pleased to see his new-look side come away with a 14-3 win over Italy. Full-back Kim Flood, winger Liz Burke and replacement centre Claire McLaughlin made their international debuts on the day.