Best to prove fitness on Thursday

Rory Best IrelandRory Best hasn't been ruled-out of Ireland's Six Nations clash with France - despite being unable to train today.

The Ulster captain was the only member of the squad not to take part in this morning's work-out as he follows the return-to-play protocols.

He will be given a chance to prove his fitness on Thursday.

Meanwhile Ulster have announced that Willie Faloon will be returning to Belfast next season after three years with Connacht.

The 28-year old has signed a one-year contract with his native province.