NEWS: World Cup-winning Springbok scrumhalf Ruan Pienaar has completed the Barbarians squad to face Ireland and England this week.
Brett Gosper has said the three-year residency rule, which allows foreign-born players to be selected for national teams, could be reviewed.
Irish centre Gordon D'Arcy has called time on his illustrious career, making himself available for the World Cup one last time.
The climax to the final day of the Six Nations was labelled 'Super Saturday' and for once it lived up to the hype - as 221 points were scored.
If there was ever any doubting Joe Schmidt's dedication to his team it should well have disappeared after becoming back-to-back Six Nations champions.
The frenzied finale to the Six Nations comes as a timely reminder to the Southern Hemisphere giants ahead of this year's World Cup.
REACTION: Ireland scrumhalf Conor Murray says his side's Six Nations triumph shows they are ready to make a major impact at the World Cup.
REACTION: Ireland captain Paul O'Connell is not yet ready to announcement his retirement date, despite being on the wrong side of 35.
Ireland coach Joe Schmidt admitted to being 'exhausted' after his team retained their Six Nations crown in dramatic style.
Ireland recorded a 40-10 victory over Scotland at Murrayfield to keep their Six Nations defence alive and end Wales' hopes.
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