Scotland No 8 Simon Taylor was beingexamined by an orthopaedic specialist here Sunday following the severe kneeinjury he sustained in Saturday's Six Nations Championship defeat in Dublin. Edinburgh back-row Taylor was stretchered off with ligament damageto his left knee early in the second-half and Scotland coach Matt Williamsdescribed the injury as "severe", adding that Taylor was "in alot of pain". Scotland physiotherapist Stuart Barton monitored Taylor onSaturday night
and travelled with him on an early flight back from Dublin. Team doctor James Robson said: "Simon will be seeing anorthopaedic specialist for further assessment and possible treatment." Ireland won the match 37-16, securing the Triple Crown afterbeating all their fellow British Isles nations this season and second place inthe Championship behind Grand Slam winners France. But defeat for Scotland meant they finished bottom of the tableafter losing all five of their Six Nations games.
Looking forward to locking horns with France, Conor Murray said: "I know with the type of players and type of game Guy Noves likes to play, they can throw up anything. We've got to be ready for any style of game, an offloading game, a free-flowing game."
Ireland forwards coach Simon Easterby chats about sharing the defence coaching duties, Sean O'Brien (tight hamstring) sitting out Wednesday's training session and also talks about the strength of the Welsh back row.
Andrew Trimble talks about coming back from injury to make Ireland's RBS 6 Nations squad and dealing with the excitement and nervousness ahead of a big game like Sunday's Championship opener against Wales.
We hear from returning front rowers Adam McBurney and Conan O'Donnell, captain James Ryan and fellow newcomer Paul Kiernan as the Ireland Under-20s look forward to opening the U-20 RBS 6 Nations on Friday night against Wales at their new home of Donnybrook.
Ireland prop Tadhg Furlong spoke about the excitement of facing his first RBS 6 Nations campaign, the challenge of scrummaging against Wales and his earliest memories of the Championship - which include apple pie!
We caught up with Ireland Women's captain Niamh Briggs at the RBS 6 Nations media launch in London. 'Briggsy' is looking forward to the Championship and welcoming some new faces into the Ireland squad.