Ulster and Ireland forward Iain Henderson is set to miss the majority of the Six Nations with a thumb injury.
Rory Best believes Joe Schmidt would be the ideal candidate to lead the British and Irish Lions in 2021.
Paddy Jackson and Stuart Olding, who were acquitted of rape, have lost a court bid to recoup the legal costs of their defence.
Johnny Sexton has signed a new deal with the IRFU that sees him commit to Ireland and Leinster until 2021.
Stuart Lancaster plans to speak to Andy Farrell about a possible coaching reunion with Ireland.
Nigel Melville wants the Six Nations to condense by one week once every four years to safeguard the Lions' future.
Do Tadhg Furlong's impressive performances for Leinster and Ireland indicate that a prop won't ever win Player of the Year?
Ronan O'Gara is interested in joining Ireland's backroom team when Andy Farrell succeeds Joe Schmidt as head coach.
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