13/06/02. Matt McCullough will lead the Irish U21 side in their opening pool game (v Australia) in the World Championship in the Wits University Stadium, Johannesburg tomorrow (3pm)
Ireland. Gavin Duffy (Galwegians); Martin McPhail (UL Bohemians), Greg Mitchell (Ballymena), Conard O'Sullivan (UCC), Scott Young (Ballymena); Eoghan Hickey (UCD), Brian O'Riordan (UCD); John Lyne (Lansdowne), Kevin Corrigan (UCD), Bryan Young (Ballymena); Stephen Keogh (UCC), Matthew McCullough capt (Ballymena); Shane Jennings (St. Mary's College), Neil McMillan (Ballymena), Roger Wilson (DU).
Replacements: Rory Best (Newcastle), Sean Philips
(Saracens), Cathal Murphy (Clontarf), Tim Baker (Dungannon), Conor Hartigan (Shannon), Frank Murphy (UCC), Conor McPhilips (St. Mary's College).
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.