- Sean O’Brien has been ruled out for the remainder of the Six Nations tournament along with Mike McCarthy and Dave Kearney, while Jonathan Sexton has suffered a fresh injury.
- Reigning champions DCU and UCD will contest this year’s Sigerson Cup final after their semi-final victories.
- Former All-Ireland winning Kerry footballer DJ Crowley has passed away.
- We’ve got team news for Ulster, Leinster and Connacht‘s Pro12 games this weekend.
- New Zealand have named Kieran Read as their new captain and replacement for Richie McCaw.
- The pressure continues to mount on Louis van Gaal after Manchester United slumped to defeat by FC Midtjylland in the Europa League last night.
- The UFC are investigating allegations of sexual assault aimed at former lightweight and welterweight champion BJ Penn.
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Rory McIlroy kills time with a serious TRX workout in between rounds at the Northern Trust Open in California.
On the record
You hear that Schmidt is very controlling and players have often mentioned the stress of Ireland’s video analysis sessions. The perception may be that Schmidt’s style of coaching and his demands are actually removing players’ ability to make decisions for themselves. But I don’t believe that Schmidt is trying to have complete, 100% control of everything because he doesn’t believe the players can do it themselves. Joe is a former teacher and I believe he’s trying to actively teach the players how to manage the game better and make decisions for themselves.” – Read Lynne Cantwell’s latest Six Nations column.
- Glasgow and Munster meet at Rugby Park in the Pro12 tonight (7.35pm), while and Ospreys play Edinburgh (7.05pm)and Treviso defeated Dragons 19-17 earlier.
- Tomorrow, Leinster are away to Cardiff Blues (3pm) and Connacht visit Zebre (4.30pm).
- There are four matches in the FA Cup fifth round tomorrow. See a full fixture list here.
- Our Lady’s Templemour face Ardscoil Rís in the Dr Harty Cup tomorrow (2pm) and DCU meet UCD in the Sigerson Cup dinal (2.30pm).
Former cricket star Shane Warne is bitten in the head by an anaconda during Australia’s I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out of Here.
What did he think was going to happen?
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