Darragh Fanning scores one of his two tries against Wasps on Sunday. Photograph: Billy Stickland / Inpho

A few weeks ago Darragh Fanning was cheered to be getting game time with Leinster but bemoaned his lack of tries. The whitewash just wasn’t coming t(...)

Victor Carswell with Lochlan and Finley at home in Lenaderg, Co Down. “At the start [of the course] they weren’t too keen to go,” says Victor. It turned out to be absolutely brilliant, he says now. Photograph: Paul McCambridge / Harrison Photography

The giving of treats was one habit that Victor Carswell decided to address after attending a healthy lifestyle course with his two sons, 10-year-ol(...)

Leinster coach Matt O’Connor expects all his players to take leadership roles in Sunday’s opening European Champions Cup game against Wasps. Photograph:  Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Leinster coach Matt O’Connor expects every player to be a leader when they step out against Wasps in the RDS on Sunday in their opening European Champ(...)

Les Kiss: delighted to get the security in the long term and is focused on next year. Photograph: Inpho/Presseye/Jonathan Porter

In addition to confirming that Neil Doak will be Ulster’s head coach on a full-time basis, the IRFU has also announced that Les Kiss will resume his d(...)

Leinster hooker Richardt Strauss at training in UCD. Photograph: Ryan Byrne /  Inpho

South African Richardt Strauss could take to the field against Munster at the Aviva Stadium this Saturday (6.30pm).The hooker, who has been sidelined(...)

Leinster’s Seán O’Brien in action against Glasgow Warriors in Scotstoun Stadium, Glasgow, earlier this month in the sides’ Guinness Pro12 rugby clash. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Seán O’Brien will see a specialist this week with regard to an ongoing shoulder problem, which, although officially little is being made of it, must (...)

Leisnter’s new signing Kane Douglas with head coach Matt O’Connor. Photograph:  Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Cian Healy’s hamstring tear puts him out for at least four weeks and could see him miss the November series of international matches. Coach Matt O’Con(...)

Leinster’s Shane Jennings is suffering from a hamstring injury. Photograph: Ryan Byrne / Inpho

Leinster backrow Shane Jennings has been ruled out of action for three to four weeks with a hamstring injury.The flanker picked up the injury in the s(...)

 Griff and Garreth Jones from Wales at the Classic section at the National Ploughing Championships at Ratheniska, Co Laois. Photograph: Eric Luke 2:39

If you feel like chewing on some crickets, blinging up your wellies or indulging in a spot of pole climbing then there is only one place to be this we(...)

Seán O’Brien (left) and  Ian Madigan (cap) sat out Leinster training. Photograph: Ryan Byrne / Inpho

Seán O’Brien and Ian Madigan sat out Leinster training last night but both are expected to be fit to face Scarlets at the RDS on Saturday (2.40pm).Le(...)