Johnny Sexton has joined Ireland's Six Nations training squad in Portugal while France forward Bernard Le Roux has been ruled out of the tournament with a knee injury.
Ireland forward Tadhg Beirne will miss the opening two matches of the Six Nations due to a knee injury, Irish Rugby Football Union confirmed on Monday.
Flanker Brad Shields has become the latest injury concern for England ahead of the Six Nations after he was ruled out of Wasps' European Champions Cup clash with Leinster.
Ireland lock Iain Henderson is set to miss the start of the Six Nations due to a thumb injury, his club Ulster said on Monday.
Johnny Sexton has signed a contract extension with the Irish Rugby Football Union which will see him play rugby in Ireland up to the end of the 2020/21 season.
New Zealand were beaten, Ireland and Wales were not. England secured important results while Australia looked broken. ESPN looks at the key takeaways from this month.
Ireland head coach Joe Schmidt will leave his role after the Rugby World Cup in 2019 and will be replaced by defence coach Andy Farrell, the IRFU announced on Monday.
World Rugby's awards night in Monaco turned green on Sunday as Ireland's Johnny Sexton and Joe Schmidt led a treble of player, coach and team of the year triumphs.
A second-string Ireland ended a stellar year by scoring eight tries to beat the United States 57-14.
Ireland's stinging rush defence caught the All Blacks out in Dublin. The world champions had no answer to counter but, fortunately, they have a short window before the World Cup to find a way to break it down -- Craig Dowd writes.
Ireland have released six players who featured in Saturday's historic win over world champions New Zealand to go back and play for their provinces, despite a last test of the year against the United States in Dublin on Saturday.
Ireland's historic win over the All Blacks was a magic moment for rugby, but highlighted just how large the gap is between Australia and those who actually know how to play the game.
The fingerprints of Ireland's defence coach were all over an intense, pulsating encounter that makes you yearn for a repeat at next year's Rugby World Cup.
Josh van der Flier will start for Ireland against New Zealand in Dublin on Saturday after loose-forward Dan Leavy was ruled out with injury.
Brian O'Driscoll says Ireland will have an advantage heading into the Rugby World Cup next year if they beat New Zealand on Saturday.
Can Scotland build on their home run against South Africa? And will England's second-string side impress against Japan? ESPN assesses the biggest talking points and players to watch.
Ryan Crotty replaces an injured Sonny Bill Williams in the only change to the All Blacks team to meet Ireland in their clash of the world's top-ranked teams in Dublin.
Having quit rugby to work as a bank teller in his late teens, Bundee Aki will offer thanks again to Tana Umaga when he runs out for the Test showdown between the world's top two ranked rugby nations in Dublin on Saturday.
Former British & Irish Lions captain Brian O'Driscoll insists he and Tana Umaga have finally drawn a line under the controversial tackle that ended his tour of New Zealand in 2005.
Conor Murray and Robbie Henshaw have been ruled out of the rest of Ireland's November internationals, the Irish Rugby Federation announced on Monday.
Steve Hansen says he expects Ireland scrum-half Conor Murray to return from injury against New Zealand on Saturday.
New Zealand coach Steve Hansen is willing to sit down and have a chat to Ireland's Joe Schmidt about the pressures of the All Blacks job if he is serious about applying for it.
All Blacks centre Sonny Bill Williams' cursed run of injuries is continuing after he was ruled out of this week's blockbuster Test against Ireland in Dublin.
Can Warren Gatland's Wales finally beat Australia? And is Italy-Georgia the match of the weekend? ESPN assesses the biggest talking points and players to watch.
Rugby is a team game, yet there are certain positions across the backs and forwards that have great influence over a team's success. We've looked at the spines for each of top 10 nations this November, rating them against their world rankings.
- IRE1stTRIES SCORED 1st England : 0 Tries ScoredENG1st00
- IRE1stPOINTS DIFFERENCE 1st England : 0 Points DifferenceENG1st00