Leinster hooker  Richardt Strauss underwent heart surgery last week. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Richardt Strauss’s heart operation has been deemed a success and the Leinster hooker is expected to play top-flight rugby again.Leinster have been cop(...)

Ireland's Paddy Jackson and Ian Madigan will go head-to-head when Leinster host Ulster at the RDS this evening. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Leinster v Ulster, RDS 6.15pm (Live: RTE2/BBC NI) Short of the broad sweep of interest in the outcome and how the sides hang a week befor(...)