12 Dec, 14:42
Prop Cian Healy is expected to miss the start of the 2014 RBS 6 Nations after undergoing surgery on his injured ankle on Wednesday.
Tony Ward takes a look at the 'Kidney Era' for Ireland, Peter O'Reilly runs the rule over Canada, New Zealand and Argentina ahead of the GUINNESS Series 2008.
Irish Rugby Supporters Club columnist Adrian O'Farrell talks to Declan Kidney and Paul McNaughton.
Edmund Van Esbeck looks back at that historic day in the annals of Munster in 'Alone They Stand', Hugh Farrelly has an update on the new stadium while Brendan Fanning looks at the positive moves in the AIB League.
There is a round-up of provincial action from Donal Lenihan, a look at the world of Women's rugby with Catriona Bergin and some interesting snippets from the clubhouse as Dave Mervyn brings you club news.
All this and a chance to win tickets to see Ireland v Argentina with our regular crossword competition.
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