Italy assistant Mike Catt will join Ireland's coaching staff following this year's World Cup in Japan.
World Rugby has abandoned its plans to create a Nations Championship after failing to gain support from unions, the sport's ruling body said on Wednesday.
Ireland have included the uncapped Munster pair of Mike Haley and Jean Kleyn in their 44-man training squad for the Rugby World Cup.
Ireland forward Sean O'Brien has been ruled out of the World Cup in Japan.
Leinster coach John Fogarty will join the Ireland coaching staff after the 2019 World Cup, the club confirmed Monday.
Ireland international Bundee Aki has apologised for 'liking' a controversial social media post from Australian star Israel Folau.
The Ulster and Ireland skipper said he was retiring with mixed feelings but felt it was the right time go out on his own terms.
Ireland flanker Dan Leavy will miss this year's Rugby World Cup in Japan after he was ruled out of the rest of the season with a "complex" knee ligament injury.
The biggest year of his coaching career is still to play out, but Michael Cheika's pending replacement at Australia's helm is as much a talking point as the Wallabies' Rugby World Cup fortunes themselves.
With the 2010s now in the books, Huw Richards breaks down the numbers and looks at how the decade stacks up against over a century of the Six Nations.
The 2019 Six Nations may be over, but which players made it into ESPN's Fantasy Rugby Team of the Tournament? Remarkably, only one of Wales' Grand Slam heroes makes the cut.
With a third Grand Slam, the steel Warren Gatland has brought to Wales was embodied by Alun Wyn Jones against Ireland.
Gareth Anscombe guided Wales to the Six Nations title with a Man of the Match performance, and he got his rewards in our Six Nations Fantasy Rugby game too.
Wales cruised to victory over Ireland in Cardiff to clinch the Six Nations championship and Grand Slam in Warren Gatland's final home match as coach.
Wales are on the verge of an historic Six Nations title, but Ireland, England and an oncoming storm stand in their way.
Wales have clinched the 2019 Six Nations title after beating holders Ireland at the Principality Stadium.
It's the final week, and it's not just the Grand Slam and Six Nations that are on the line. Who's going to win you the points in the final push for ESPN Fantasy Rugby glory?
Wales are unchanged for their Six Nations decider against Ireland on Saturday as they look to win their 12th Grand Slam and first since 2012.
England and Ireland's high-scoring stars dominate the Round 4 Fantasy Rugby Team of the Week.
The defending champions kept alive their hopes of retaining the Six Nations title with a comfortable bonus-point victory over France in Dublin.
Between the messy civil war in Welsh rugby, the salary cap problems of the English game and the confusion over a new 'Nations Championship', rugby is taking a battering, but the action on the pitch could provide welcome relief this weekend.
It's a massive weekend of Six Nations rugby -- but what should all the Fantasy managers out there be thinking about?
Flanker O' Brien was a surprise omission as Joe Schmidt named his team to take on Les Bleus at the Aviva Stadium.
Having gone from hunter to the "hunted" after a brilliant 2018 season, Ireland are struggling to deal with the pressure of being world rugby's "top dog", All Blacks coach Steve Hansen has said.
Leinster forward Sean Cronin made his first Six Nations start against Italy but was replaced before the hour mark and is not in the squad for the match at the Aviva Stadium.
- IRE2ndTRIES SCORED 1st England : 24 Tries ScoredENG1st1424
- IRE3rdPOINTS DIFFERENCE 1st England : 83 Points DifferenceENG1st183