Leinster’s Sean O’Brien will lead the team against Ulster at Tallaght stadium. Photograph:  Donall Farmer/Inpho

Sean O’Brien will captain Leinster against Ulster in a pre-season friendly at Tallaght stadium tomorrow (4.0).The Lions and Ireland backrow forward st(...)

Jordan Coghlan will start at inside centre for Leinster in their opening pre-season game against the Northampton Saints at Franklin’s Gardens on Saturday. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Leinster coach Matt O’Connor has named a youthful selection for the opening game of the pre-season away to Northampton Saints at Franklin’s Gardens on(...)

Stuart Hogg of Glasgow Warriors has been dropped from the Glasgow Warriors’ squad for the Pro12 final against Leinster at the RDS on Saturday. Photograph: Ian MacNicol/Getty Images.

Stuart Hogg will not play any part in Saturday’s Pro12 final at the RDS. The Scotland fullback has been excluded from Gregor Townsend’s squad as he ac(...)

Mike McCarthy at Tuesday’s Leinster training session at  UCD. Photograph:  Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Leinster coach Matt O’Connor stated today that Mike McCarthy trained with the squad following a calf strain and should feature in Saturday’s Pro 12 fi(...)

Leinster A’s Brendan Macken (left) tries to evade the clutches of Stevie McColl of Leeds Carnegie during last niight’s Britain and Ireland Cup final at Donnybrook. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

LEINSTER A 44 LEINSTER CARNEGIE 17 At least that’s one trophy retained. Girvan Dempsey’s Leinster A side ended their season with the British and Iris(...)

Leinster A captain Dominic Ryan in training. Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Leinster A coach Girvan Dempsey has selected a strong side for tomorrow night’s British & Irish Cup Final against Leeds Carnegie at Donnybrook (7.(...)

Noel Reid and Brendan Macken: two of the younger players who will come into consideration to fill the Leinster number 13 jersey. Photograph: Inpho.

Brian O’Driscoll’s view on his, as yet uncrowned, successor to the number 13 jersey is simple: keep it in the bloodline. Leo Cullen’s take on it, whil(...)

 Jordi Murphy: “It’s always the ultimate test against Munster.”

When Jordi Murphy heard his name called out on that Tuesday morning he matter-of-factly accepted a reality that had been a childhood dream (at (...)

Zebre’s George Biagi is tackled by  Leinster’s Shane Jennings. Photograph: Nando Vescusio/Inpho

Zebre 8 Leinster 31 Leinster rounded off a largely positive weekend for Irish rugby in Parma yesterday where they saw off Zebre to commandeer second p(...)

Leinster’s Jordi Murphy is tackled by Ulster’s Craig Gilroy in Saturday night’s game. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Timing in life is everything. Be it a man’s career or sporting endeavour or in this case both. Jordi Murphy cannot but be aware of the bigger picture (...)