Alan Solomons has named his side for Ulster's final Heineken Cup pool game against the Gwent Dragons this Friday night at Ravenhill, kick off 7.30pm. The team shows just two changes from that originally selected to play against Stade Francais last weekend. Paul Shields will start the match with Matt Sexton, a late withdrawal last week due to injury, named on the bench. Neil McMillan, who returned to Ulster action last week has injured a medial ligament in his knee and will sit this game out, allowing Neil Best back into the starting line-up with Warren Brosnihan providing replacement cover. While qualification for the knock-out stages of the competition is now out of Ulster's reach, Alan Solomons and the team will want to finish their run in the competition on a high note with a victory over the Dragons.
Ulster: 15 - Bryn Cunningham; 14 - James Topping; 13 - Seamus Mallon; 12 - Paul Steinmetz; 11 - Tyrone Howe; 10 - David Humphreys; 9 - Neil Doak; 1 - Robbie Kempson; 2 - Paul Shields; 3 - Rod Moore; 4 - Gary Longwell; 5 - Matt McCullough; 6 - Andy Ward (Captain); 7 - Neil Best; 8 - Roger Wilson Replacements: 16 - Matt Sexton; 17 - Simon Best; 18 - Matt Mustchin; 19 - Warren Brosnihan; 20 - Kieran Campbell; 21 - Adam Larkin; 22 - Paddy Wallace
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Ireland Women's second row Sophie Spence talks to Irish Rugby TV about being nominated for the World Rugby Women's Player of the Year honour. The winner will be announced at the World Rugby Awards at Battersea Evolution in London on Sunday.
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Previewing Ireland's quarter-final clash with Argentina, hooker Rory Best said: "We've trained well and prepared well. It's a massive game. For us, it's going to need another step up from where we were last week against France. I think that's exciting. As a player, you want to be pushed to the end of your ability and there's no doubt Argentina will do that."
Ireland Women's head coach Tom Tierney, scrum coach Derek Dowling and captain Niamh Briggs talk about their open training session at Kingspan Stadium and preparations for next month's clash with England and the 2016 Women's Six Nations.
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Robbie Henshaw, who starred in the centre against France, talks about Paul O'Connell's influence on him, calling the Limerick man a 'true inspirational leader' and 'a massive loss' to the Ireland squad following his tournament-ending hamstring injury.
Ireland team manager Michael Kearney issues an update on the injuries suffered by Peter O'Mahony, Paul O'Connell and Jonathan Sexton, while full-back Rob Kearney reflects on the 24-9 pool win over France.