Leinster’s Rhys Ruddock: will be renewing acquaintances with Harlequins’ Dave Ward in the big clash at the Aviva. Photo: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Befitting the weekend’s biggest attendance by some distance, this is simply huge. The ramifications of tonight’s encounter at the Aviva will ripple fo(...)

Ian Madigan in action against the Ospreys in the game at the RDS. The Ireland international has been passed fir to face Harlequins in the European Champions Cup. Photograph:   Ryan Byrne/Inpho

The Leinster medics have cleared Ian Madigan to face Harlequins at The Stoop this Sunday but doubts surround the return of Luke Fitzgerald and Richard(...)

Leinster’s Jimmy Gopperth is retained at outhalf against the Ospreys despite struggling against Treviso. Photograph: Inpho

  While there’s little point in dwelling on the abject nature of last week’s performance in Italy, Leinster will look to harness the frust(...)

 Richardt Strauss is back after five months out with a hamstring injury. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Leinster coach Matt O’Connor welcomes back a number of players ahead of tomorrow’s Pro12 match against Zebre (3.0, Irish time).Hooker Richardt Strauss(...)

Launching the Ulster Bank League season  at the Aviva Stadium, Dublin were Jonathan Slattery of Old Belvedere, Emmet McMahon of UCD, Ben Reilly of Clontarf, Kevin Sheahan of St Mary’s, John Fitzgerald of Dolphin and Aaron Kerins of Ballynahinch. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

The Ulster Bank League has assured itself a fitting climax in line with all the other leagues in the world by reintroducing the concept of play-offs, (...)

 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(...)

Leinster’s Mike McCarthy will captain the Emerging Ireland squad at the IRB  Nations Cup in June. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Five full internationals have been named in a 26-strong Emerging Ireland squad for the three game IRB Nations Cup in Romania in mid-June.Connacht’s Da(...)

Richardt Strauss will miss the rest of this season after undergoing surgery on his hole in the heart condition. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Following confirmation that Richardt Strauss will miss the rest of this season after heart surgery, Leinster have been forced into the market for a ho(...)

 Seán and Tadgh Donnelly of the National Yacht Club competing in the 29er skiff class at the ISAF World Youth Sailing Championships in Cyprus. Photograph: ISAF

The Irish sailing scene has never been more buoyant, with Irish dinghy sailors at full stretch this morning, as leading classes stage championships o(...)