“Defeat is a state of mind; no one is ever defeated until defeat has been accepted as a reality.” – Bruce LeeCathal Pendred is a fighter, no doubt abo(...)

Luke Fitzgerald: “I’m happy with where I’m at. I’m happy, I think I’m playing well.”  Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho.

Delighted to be back playing after 10 increasingly frustrating months on the sideline, and to be finding a run of form as well as regaining his place(...)

Wasps duo Andy Goode and Christian  tangle with Leinster’s  Luke Fitzgerald   during the European Rugby Champions Cup game  at The Ricoh Arena in Coventry, England. Photograph: Mark Thompson/Getty Images

Luke Fitzgerald believes none of Europe’s big guns will want to face Leinster in a Champions Cup quarter-final – home or away.The Leinster centre’s de(...)

Matt O’Connor could have been forgiven a wry smile last Saturday night. Whereas Ulster and Munster had conceded 93 points between them in exiting the (...)

Rarely has the Irish presence at Europe’s top table been so imperilled. As the last Irish team standing in the European Champions Cup, it is up to Lei(...)

Leinster strength & conditioning coach Daniel Tobin puts Seán O’Brien and Cian Healy through their paces at UCD as they continue their bid to regain full fitness. Photo: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Win at the Ricoh Arena on Saturday and Leinster will have survived the worst plague of injuries in their history. They have reached the juncture they(...)

Rugby player Cian Healy has appeared in court accused of having tinted windows on his car. Photograph: Collins Courts

Rugby player Cian Healy has appeared in court to face prosecution for having tinted windows on his car.The Ireland and Leinster prop had to come to Du(...)

Ireland and Leinster prop Cian Healy is nearing a return. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Cian Healy is poised to feature for the Ireland Wolfhounds against the England Saxons at Musgrave Park on Friday week.Despite a shortage of loosehead(...)

Leinster’s Michael Bent tries to evade    Richie Gray in the province’s Champions Cup match against Castres at the RDS. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

The papers weren’t kind. The trolls on the rugby chat sides were worse. Out-doing themselves with their extreme opinion on Michael Bent, who became a(...)

Leinster will not register Sean O’Brien or Cian Healy for Saturday’s trip to play London Wasps. (Photograph: INPHO/Ryan Byrne)

Leinster have not registered either Cian Healy or Sean O’Brien ahead of Saturday’s final European Champions Cup pool match against Wasps at the Ricoh (...)