Why not take in a game this weekend from our full listing of senior rugby fixtures.
ThursdayLeddin Finance Leinster Senior Cup:Section A: Old Belvedere v Greystones (7.30) FridayCeltic League:The Borders v The Ospreys, Netherdale (7.30 pm)Ulster v The Dragons, Ravenhill (7.05 pm)Leddin Finance Leinster Senior Cup:Section A: Bective v Suttonians (7.30 pm)SaturdayCeltic League:Llanelli Scarlets v Connacht, Stradey Park (5.30 pm)Glasgow Rugby v Munster, Hughenden (7.30p pm)Women's U-21 Interprovincial:Leinster v Munster, Contarf (12.45 pm)Women's Senior Interprovincial: Leinster v Munster, Clontarf (2.30 pm)Connacht v Ulster, Galwegians (2.30 pm)Youths Interprovincial Championship: Leinster v Ulster, Barnhall (1.00 pm)Munster Senior Club League: (3.00 pm unless stated)Cork Constitution v UL Bohemians, Temple HillDolphin v Thomond, Musgrave Park Highfield v Clonakilty, Woodleigh ParkMidleton v Shannon, Towns Park UCC v Young Munster, Mardyke
Ulster Senior League: (2.30)Ards v Malone, Hamilton ParkBallymena v Instonians, Eaton ParkBallynahinch v Dungannon, Ballymacaran ParkBanbridge v City of Derry, Rifle ParkQueen's University v Portadown, The DubLeinster Senior Friendly:St. Mary's College v Blackrock SundayCeltic League:Leinster v Edinburgh Rugby, Donnybrook (5.15)Leddin Finance Senior Cup:Section B: De La Salle Palmerston v Co. CarlowSection C: Dublin University v Seapoint Old Wesley v Clontarf (*Date & Venue TBC*)Section D: Lansdowne v Monkstown Naas v Terenure College Skerries v UCDSenior Friendly: Blackrock College v St. Mary's College Connacht Senior Club: (3.00)Buccaneers v Galwegians, AthloneBallina v Connemara, Ballina
Ireland head coach Joe Schmidt announces the team to play Italy in the Rugby World Cup on Sunday and gives an update on the fitness of Jared Payne and Rob Kearney. Jonathan Sexton also talks about playing with a new centre pairing.
Ireland team manager Michael Kearney says Robbie Henshaw has trained fully this week and is available for selection for the Italy game. Meanwhile, the injuries sustained by Rob Kearney (glute strain) and Jared Payne (bruised foot) are being monitored.
Plyometrics, movement speed work, jump work and some heavy loaded lifting - all in a day's work for the Ireland squad as they hit the gym at Surrey Sports Park today. Strength and conditioning coach Jason Cowman and Ireland centre Darren Cave talk us through the session.
Ireland team manager Michael Kearney talks about the incredible atmosphere created by the Ireland fans for the Canada game and looks forward to a similar backing for Joe Schmidt's men against Romania at Wembley Stadium on Sunday.
Ireland were officially welcomed to the Rugby World Cup at a ceremony in Burton Town Hall. Captain Paul O'Connell thanked the hosts and even gave an insight into what the players get up to in their spare time!