Fourteen years on from watching Brian O'Driscoll score a hat-trick against France on television, Ireland prop Jack McGrath will head to the same Paris venue next weekend for a Championship decider against les Bleus.
Twelve months on from Ireland's memorable Grand Slam success, it is France who are 80 minutes from completing a clean sweep following their fourth win of the 2014 Women's Six Nations - an 11-try 69-0 thrashing of Scotland.
Women's rugby players from around the world united on International Women's Day - Saturday, March 8 - to celebrate those who have played an inspirational role in the growth and development of one of the world's fastest-growing team sports.
After playing in his final home international for Ireland and winning the man-of-the-match award in the 46-7 win over Italy, Brian O'Driscoll spoke to reporters at a press conference in the Aviva Stadium.
Today we salute an Irish rugby icon. Brian O'Driscoll plays his final home international as he breaks George Gregan's 139-Test mark as world rugby's most-capped player, while also going to the top of the RBS 6 Nations appearances list (64 matches).
Tries in either half from Cian Kelleher and Adam Byrne were the highlights of a low-key affair at Dubarry Park as the Ireland Under-20s recorded their second victory in this year's Six Nations at the expense of Italy.
Team-mates, coaches and opponents, both past and present, and fellow rugby greats have been paying tribute to Brian O'Driscoll, who will play in his last home international match for Ireland against Italy on Saturday.
Brian O'Driscoll's last international appearance at the Aviva Stadium on Saturday comes almost 15 years after his first outing for Ireland at the Lansdowne Road venue. Check out our #BOD13 facts on the eve of the game.