The Connacht team to face Zebre in round 2 of the European Champions Cup at Stadio Sergio Lanfranchi on Sunday (kick-off 4.15pm local time/3.15pm Irish time) has been named. Ahead of the trip to Italy, Pat Lam has made seven personnel changes to the side that defeated Toulouse six days ago.
With action in the European Challenge Cup kicking off tonight and games in the European Champions Cup, the Ulster Bank League and British & Irish Cup all taking place over the weekend, there will a significant amount of IRFU referees on duty.
The first of the four Provincial Finals in the IRFU Girls X7s secondary school competition took place today, with the Leinster Branch hosting an action-packed series of games at Donnybrook. Check out some photos from the day.
The Aviva Minis festival visited UL Bohs recently and it was fun filled day for the hundreds of boys and girls taking part. There was also a special guest appearance from Ireland Women's Captain and UL Bohs player Niamh Briggs
European Champions Cup organisers, EPCR, have officially confirmed that the Munster v Glasgow Warriors round 2 match will be played as scheduled at Thomond Park on Saturday (kick-off 1pm). The decision was made after close consultation with the Munster management.
The provinces picked up two wins out of three in the opening round of the European Champions Cup, with Connacht and Leinster both beating French opposition on home soil. Check out the match photo galleries and video highlights.
The Irish Rugby Football Union have opened a book of condolence at our offices on 10-12 Lansdowne Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4, for members of the public wishing to send their support to the Foley family.
A pall of sadness and grief hung over the country's rugby grounds as word came through from Paris of the sudden death of Munster head coach Anthony Foley, just as the fifth round of games in the Women's All-Ireland League kicked off. Aisling Crowe rounds up Sunday's fixtures.