Leinster’s Mike Ross is tackled by  Harlequins’ Nick Easter  during the European Champions Cup match at the Aviva Stadium. Photograph:  Niall Carson/PA

(...) the province, winning two Heineken Cup titles and Pro 12 League title. “I am happy to have re(...)

Dave Kearney will start on the left wing for Leinster for the Pro12 game against Connacht at the RDS. Photograph:  Ryan Byrne/Inpho

(...) to the Guinness Pro12 for Friday night’s interpro clash with Connacht at the RDS (7.35pm(...)

Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks at his annual news conference in Moscow on Thursday. Photograph: Maxim Shipenkov/EPA 0:58

(...) dollar, slightly lower than Wednesday but up 12% after plummeting to an historic low of 80 earlier in the(...)

Dave Kilcoyne is set the miss the start of the Six Nations Championship as a result of the knee injury he suffered  against Clermont Auvergne at Thomond Park. Photograph: Inpho

(...) victory over South Africa and then started against Georgia, scoring his first international try in his 12(...)

Luke Marshall  runs with the ball during the RBS Six Nations match against Scotland at the Aviva Stadium in February. Photograph:  David Rogers/Getty Images

(...) rounds of the Guinness Pro12, Marshall started one match while Olding and McCloskey were named in the(...)

A youthful Isaac Boss (right) attempts to tackle Mils Muliaina during a 2001 NPC match between Auckland and Waikato. Thirteen years on they meet again at the RDS. Photograph: Michael Bradley/Getty Images.

It’s been maybe 15 years since they shared the same jersey on the New Zealand under-19 team. Even then Mils Muliaina and Isaac Boss were on different(...)

Ian Madigan and Dany Care have both been given warnings for an incident which occured late on in Leinster’s 14-13 Champions Cup victory over Harlequins at the Aviva Stadium, while ’Quins lock Charlie Matthews has been cited for alledgedly making contact with the eye area of Dominic Ryan

(...) available for selection for Friday’s Pro12 fixture against Connacht at the RDS.However, despite Seán O(...)

Suspended Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson, 29, pled no contest to a misdemeanor reckless assault charge last month for injuring his 4-year-old son in May while disciplining him with a wooden switch. Photograph: Brendan McDermid/Reuters

(...). ABC News released audio tape on Monday November 12th of a telephone conversation Peterson had with(...)

The value of Munster’s bonus point courtesy of that repeat 26-19 defeat at Stade Marcel-Michelin now  looks even more pronounced. Photograph: David Rogers/Getty Images

The turkeys mightn’t taste so good this Christmas for the Irish provinces, and with two Pro12(...)

Leinster’s Devin Toner in action against Harlequins: the lock admits the forwards didn’t show their ability in the game. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

(...) players we want to retain who are Irish-qualified, Leinster players.”Fifth in the Pro12 table, still in(...)