Jonny Wilkinson has capped a triumphant Heineken Cup campaign with Toulon by being named European player of the year.
Les Kiss has confirmed that he will be a permanent member of Joe Schmidt's Ireland coaching team.
Nick Kennedy described winning the Heineken Cup as the pinnacle of his career.
Rory Best will lead Ireland's 28-man squad for their tour to the United States and Canada.
Australia coach Robbie Deans has left the door open for the likes of Quade Cooper to face the Lions.
Israel Folau has been named in Australia's preliminary 25-man squad to face the British and Irish Lions.
Jonny Wilkinson lifted the Heineken Cup after inspiring Toulon to a 16-15 victory over Clermont Auvergne.
Post-match reaction to Toulon's 16-15 victory over Clermont Auvergne in the Heineken Cup Final.
Ronan O'Gara has announced his playing retirement in order to take up a coaching role with Racing Metro.
Leinster coach Joe Schmidt set his sights on a trophy double after watching his side win the Amlin Challenge Cup.