Tadhg Furlong appears to be losing the battle to be fit for Ireland's Six Nations meeting with Wales on Saturday.
The Leinster tighthead hasn't fully trained all week, despite Andy Farrell's claims yesterday that Furlong was "hitting his markers" in his rehab from a hamstring strain.
The Independent's Ruaidhrí O'Connor reports that Furlong's place in the front row will go to his Leinster team mate Andrew Porter.
Another of Ireland's young stars has committed their future to their province.
Jacob Stockdale has signed a new deal with Ulster to keep him at Kingspan Stadium until the summer of 2020.
The winger has made 37 appearances for Ulster since his January 2016 debut, scoring 17 tries in that time.
And after only making his international debut last summer, Stockdale has already become a fixture in the Ireland side.
Scotland will be unchanged from their win over France when they take on England in the rugby union Six Nations in Edinburgh this weekend.
Head coach Gregor Townsend's stuck with the same 15 that engineered a 32-26 victory in their last game.
There are three changes to the bench - including Edinburgh's WP Nel, who's recovered from a broken arm.
Ireland women's coach Adam Griggs has made four changes to his side to face Wales on Sunday.
Ciara O'Connor and Leah Lyons are promoted from the bench to take their places in the front row.
Orla Fitzsimons comes into the second row, with Paula Fitzpatrick moving to number-8.
While Claire Molloy comes into the back row for Anna Caplice.
Both Molloy and Niamh Briggs will earn their 60th international caps.
Jose Mourinho can take another step towards becoming the first manager to win the Champions League with three different clubs tonight.
His Manchester United side are away to Sevilla (pron: sev-ee-uh) for the frst leg of their last 16 tie.
Tonight's other last-16 first leg sees Shaktar Donetsk take on Roma.
Both games have 7.45 starts.
Leicester have paid the Football League 3-point-1 million pounds to settle a dispute over financial fair play rules.
The Premier League cub was deemed to have breached the EFL's Championship regulations in the 2013/14 season.
In reaching a settlement, the EFL acknowledges that Leicester did not make any deliberate attempt to infringe the rules or to deceive.
A legal challenge by QPR is on-going.
It promises to be a somewhat unfamiliar Mayo starting fifteen that faces Dublin in Division One of the Allianz Football League on Saturday night.
Defenders Brendan Harrison and Paddy Durcan are both doubftul for the game in Castlebar.
Mayo manager Stephen Rochford was without eight of the side that lost last year's All Ireland final for their recent defeat to Galway.
Marit Bjoergen became the most decorated athlete in Winter Olympics history this morning.
The Norwegian collected a 14th Olympic medal as she picked up bronze in the cross-country skiing women's team sprint free.
Lindsay Vonn bowed out of Olympic competition with bronze in the women's downhill.
And Canada are through to the semi finals of the men's ice hockey following a 1-0 win over Finland.