Ireland head coach Joe Schmidt talks about bringing the positives forward from the performance against the All Blacks, the task of 'growing the group' and working on squad depth and the challenge of delivering consistently in 2014 and beyond.
An increased level of co-ordination, communications and promotion of Women's and Girls rugby across all Six Nations was agreed at the conclusion of the inaugural RBS 6 Nations - Growing the Women's Game Conference' on Thursday at Cardiff's Millennium Stadium.
Fergus McFadden, who helped to launch the Ulster Bank League awards in Dublin, spoke afterwards about his recovery from a fractured hand, previewed Leinster's back-to-back games against Northampton Saints and reflected on his involvement in the GUINNESS Series with Ireland.
Following the hugely successful England Legends win over the Australia Legends back in October, the Twickenham Stoop will host the 2014 England Legends v Ireland Legends clash in the return leg for the Stuart Mangan Memorial Cup on Friday 21st February 7.45 k.o.
The Ireland Women's team, Leinster, Jonathan Sexton and Philip Doyle are among the nominees for this year's RTÉ Sports Awards. The ceremony will be broadcast live on RTÉ Two and RTÉ.ie on Saturday, December 21.