The Ireland squad paid a visit to Monaghan last week and held an open training session in Monaghan RFC. We spoke to Andrew Trimble after the session which was attended by over 2,000 cheering supporters.
A look back at Ireland's weekend victories in Italy with match highlights from all three games and exclusive post-match interviews with Ireland Under-20 head coach Nigel Carolan and hat-trick hero CJ Stander.
Keith Earls notched up two tries against Italy on Saturday - he has now scored five in his last four matches for Ireland. We spoke to him pitchside immediately after Ireland's 63-10 RBS 6 Nations victory.
Ireland's RBS 6 Nations showdown with Italy is the meat in the sandwich of another busy international weekend. The Ireland Under-20s kick things off in Prato on Friday night, with the Ireland Women also looking to make it two wins out of two in L'Aquila on Sunday afternoon.
Ireland head coach Joe Schmidt has announced named the team that will take on Conor O'Shea's Italy at Stadio Olimpico in Rome on Saturday afternoon (kick-off 3.25pm local time/2.25pm Irish time) in round 2 of the RBS 6 Nations.
Ireland head coach Joe Schmidt, captain Rory Best and top carrier CJ Stander all spoke of their disappointment with the team performance following the 27-22 defeat to Scotland in Saturday's RBS 6 Nations opener at BT Murrayfield.
Ireland did the hard work in erasing a 16-point deficit, with Paddy Jackson's 61st-minute try nudging them in front, before captain Greig Laidlaw's late brace of penalties guided Scotland to a frenetic opening RBS 6 Nations victory at BT Murrayfield.