Ireland have added former captain Paul O’Connell to their coaching set up ahead of the Six Nations tournament.
Ireland centre Robbie Henshaw believes facing New Zealand will be ideal preparation for the 2023 World Cup scheduled to be played in France.
England will face Argentina and Japan in Pool D at the Rugby World Cup in 2023 whilst Scotland take on Ireland and hosts France are drawn with New Zealand.
Keith Earls scored a double as Ireland finished the Autumn Nations Cup with a third place after beating Scotland 31-16 at Aviva Stadium on Saturday.
Leinster fly-half Johnny Sexton has overcome a hamstring injury to lead Ireland in the upcoming third place play-off game in the Autumn Nations Cup against Scotland.
Ireland captain Johnny Sexton has confirmed that he has no immediate plants of a retirement following criticisms from former players and members of media.
Irish Rugby Football Union performance director David Nucifora stated that head coach Andy Farrell and the backroom staff has the full backing of the board despite a mixed performance this year.
Ireland will miss the services of fly-half Billy Burns and winger James Lowe for the third place play-off in the Autumn Nations Cup game against Scotland following injuries.
Billy Burns kicked 15 points as Ireland went on to complete a 23-10 win over Georgia in the third round of the Autumn Nations Cup at Aviva Stadium on Sunday.
Ireland head coach Andy Farrell has handed Billy Burns his first start in the third round of the Autumn Nations Cup game against Georgia to be played at Aviva Stadium on Sunday.
Ireland have called up uncapped Ulster prop Eric O'Sullivan in the squad ahead of the third round of the Autumn Nations Cup clash against Georgia.
Ireland captain James Ryan is confident that his side will be able to bounce back following a 18-7 defeat to England in the second round of the Autumn Nations Cup at Twickenham Stadium on Saturday.
Jonny May scored two tries in the opening half as England maintained their winning streak in the Autumn Nations Cup with a 18-7 win over Ireland at Twickenham Stadium on Saturday.
Both Ireland’s James Ryan and England’s Jonny Hill have experienced similar success to what Maro Itoje achieved back in 2016 so can the duo follow the same path towards Lions selection?
Ireland head coach Andy Farrell has made four changes to the starting line-up for the second round clash in the Autumn Nations Cup against England to be played at Twickenham Stadium.
Ireland will be without their skipper Johnny Sexton and centre Robbie Henshaw for the second round of the Autumn Nations Cup game against England to be played at Twickenham Stadium.
Ireland kick-started their Autumn Nations Cup campaign with a convincing 32-9 win over Wales at Aviva Stadium on Friday.
The Autumn Nations Cup could provide the perfect springboard for both Ireland and Wales as they aim to evolve under the stewardship of Andy Farrell and Wayne Pivac.
Ireland head coach Andy Farrell has named two uncapped players in the matchday squad for the Autumn Nations Cup opener against Wales to be played at Aviva Stadium on Friday.
Ireland head coach Andy Farrell has called up three players in the 34-man squad for the upcoming Autumn Nations Cup.
After England secured the Six Nations title on Saturday, the Talking Rugby Union team have selected their XV of the tournament.
Ireland skipper Johnny Sexton admitted that his side lacked ruthlessness in the final round clash against France in Paris where they faced a 35-27 defeat.
A four-try performance from France ensured they complete a 35-27 bonus point victory over Ireland in the final round of the Six Nation tournament in Paris.
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