Leinster’s Luke Fitzgerald tackles Greig Tonks of Edinburgh at the RDS last month. Photo: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

The No 13 debate, and need to fill that void, has been reignited by Matt O’Connor selecting Luke Fitzgerald at outside centre for Sunday’s arduous yet(...)

 Brian O’Driscoll and Robbie Henshaw during an Ireland training session. The former captain has tipped the young Connacht player to fill the number 13 shirt in his absence.  Photograph: Dan Sheridan / Inpho

Brian O’Driscoll believes that Robbie Henshaw is the man to fill the Ireland number 13 jersey in November and beyond. The anointment of the 21-(...)

 Leinster’s Fergus McFadden leaves the field injured during the 34-23 defeat to Munster. Photograph: Billy Stickland / Inpho

Leinster coach Matt O’Connor had little time for the officiating in his side’s 34-23 defeat to Munster at the Aviva Stadium on Saturday night.Munster (...)

Paul O’Connell, Rob Kearney and Tommy Bowe model the new Ireland kits unveiled by the IRFU today. Photograph: Dan Sheridan / Inpho

He played there frequently for Ospreys and he played there last year for Ulster before injury wrecked his season. Tommy Bowe’s name has been linked t(...)

Kieran Marmion dives over the line to score a try for Connacht against Leinster last Friday. Photoraph: James Crombie/Inpho.

In front of the watching Joe Schmidt, Friday night’s head-to-head subplots in the Sportsground would have focussed mostly around midfield, and the you(...)

 Connacht’s Kieran Marmion scores the decisive  try at the Sportsground. Photograph: James Crombie / Inpho

Connacht 10 Leinster 9 “We are top of the league,” chanted the delirious home support in the Clan Terrace. To the delight of the vast majority of the (...)

Leinster’s Rob Kearney enjoyed a stunning seasonal debut with two tries in the hammering of the Scarlets in Saturday’s Guinness Pro12 clash at the RDS. Photograph:   Billy Stickland/Inpho

Leinster 42 Scarlets 12Leinster rediscovered some of their old mojo in the first home game of the season at the RDS as they ran in six tries against a(...)

The Leinster players are put through their paces during training earlier this week.

Glasgow v Leinster (kick-off 5.15pm, Scotstoun Stadium. Sky Sports)While Isaac Boss is in line to make history as the first player to represent two Ir(...)

 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(...)