World Rugby has confirmed a global trial restricting non-playing personnel from the field will be applied in all competitions on July 1.
Loose forward Cian Prendergast has put pen to paper on a contract extension with Connacht that will see him remain at the club until 2025.
Ireland have confirmed their fixtures for their end-of-year series as they take on Fiji, Australia and world champions South Africa in November.
United Rugby Championship outfit Connacht have announced the re-signing of Ireland wing Mack Hansen, who inks an extension until 2025.
Rugby chiefs from around the world will discuss plans to revive the Nations Championship concept when they meet on Tuesday in Dublin.