Rob Kearney faces a race against time to be fit for Ireland's RBS 6 Nations clash with Italy in Dublin on Saturday.
Italy are holding out hope that hooker Leonardo Ghiraldini can beat his shoulder problem in time to face Ireland in Saturday's RBS 6 Nations clash in Dublin.
Italy prop Martin Castrogiovanni has been cited for allegedly stamping on Scotland's Duncan Taylor during Saturday's RBS 6 Nations meeting in Rome.
Wales recorded their ninth successive victory over Scotland in the RBS 6 Nations Championship to stay firmly among this season's title contenders.
Finlay Bealham, who has been called into the Irish squad for the Six Nations following the injury to Marty Moore, arrives in Joe Schmidt’s squad after making a series of good decisions down through the years.
Connacht coach Pat Lam is confident Robbie Henshaw will be fit for the Six Nations despite his recovery from a broken bone in his hand taking a setback.
Andy Farrell has said that he "can't wait to get started" after being appointed as Ireland defence coach.