Ulster and Ireland centre Stuart Olding has been ruled out of the World Cup after suffering a knee injury which will keep him out of action for nine months.
Leinster flanker Rhys Ruddock could miss the rest of the season after undergoing surgery on an arm injury.
Ireland captain Paul O'Connell has been named 2015 Six Nations player of the tournament a week after lifting the trophy.
We take a look at which players shone in which department during the 2015 Six Nations.
Stuart Barnes has labelled England, Ireland and Wales ‘real contenders’ to win the World Cup this autumn.
Sean O'Brien is already targeting Irish success on the World Cup stage after learning valuable lessons in the Six Nations.
Stuart Barnes reflects on an incredible final day to the Six Nations Championship and picks his team of the tournament.
Ireland have won the RBS Six Nations trophy after a 40-10 win over Scotland put them top of the table.
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