Ireland's Munster flanker Alan Quinlan could be an Six Nations doubt for Eddie O'Sullivan, after damaging ligaments in his thumb.
Quinlan, who has 25 Irish caps and was part of the recent World Cup squad, sustained the injury in his side's Celtic League win over Newport Gwent Dragons at the weekend and looks set to spend around two months on the sidelines.
The 33-year-old first concern will be his absence for the derby with Leinster on Friday but he will need to prove his form and fitness in the New Year if he is to feature for Ireland in their Six Nations opener against Italy on February 2.
NZR Chief Executive Steve Tew is delighted that All Blacks Julian Savea and Brodie Retallick have signed new long-term contracts meaning they will be available to take on the British and Irish Lions in 2017.
Ryan Grant displayed some impressive singing skills while on tour with the British & Irish Lions. The full release of Lions Raw will be available on DVD and Blu-Ray from October 28th. Pre-order on Amazon.
This clip featuring Simon Zebo will whet your appetite ahead of the much anticipated release of 'Lions Raw', the official Behind the Scenes documentary of the successful 2013 Tour. Full release on October 28th and available on DVD and Blu-Ray.
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