The February issue of ‘In Touch’ magazine is out now and it is packed with Six Nations news and previews.
As the three Ireland teams prepare to kick off their Six Nations campaigns in France, we hear from Ireland captain Rory Best, Ireland Women’s captain Ciara Griffin and Ireland Under-20 head coach Noel McNamara about the challenge that lies ahead.
We hear from French sports journalist Clementine Sarlat about the French view on the opening match at Stade de France, and we look forward to Conor O’Shea’s first visit to the Aviva Stadium as head coach of Italy with an exclusive interview from the NatWest 6 Nations launch.
There is also a chance to win tickets to Ireland v Italy at the Aviva Stadium – click here to read and enter.
In other news, we take a look at the Ireland Sevens programme with a feature on both the Men’s and Women’s teams in Dubai and a review of the Women’s performance in Sydney last week.
Our Ireland Icon this month is John O’Driscoll – a product of Stonyhurst and London Irish – who has served Irish Rugby with distinction on and off the pitch.
On the club front, we feature the latest Ulster Bank Ambassador interview with Norman Ginelly talking about Clontarf, and there is a round-up of the action in the Ulster Bank League and the Women’s All-Ireland League and a look at a recent IRFU development day for female referees.