Iain Henderson has emerged as a serious doubt for Ireland's Guinness Six Nations defence after undergoing surgery on a torn ligament in his thumb.
Castres duo Rory Kockott and Marc-Antonie Rallier have been cited for incidents during their Heineken Champions Cup win over Munster on Saturday.
Tom Daly has joined Connacht on loan for the remainder of the 2018-19 season.
Leinster scrum coach John Fogarty would be interested in joining the Ireland set-up if he gets the call when Andy Farrell succeeds Joe Schmidt as head coach.
Ireland head coach Joe Schmidt will never say never when it comes to his future in the sport.