New Leinster coach Leo Cullen at a press conference in UCD. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Undoubtedly fast-tracked, Leo Cullen as head coach doesn’t come as a surprise to those who have known him longest. His formal appointment by Leinster (...)

Tom Williams of Harlequins is replaced as blood pours from his mouth during the infamous Heineken Cup quarter-final against Leinster. Photograph: David Rogers/Getty Images

The famous tale from 2003 of the Gloucester gameplan left in a Limerick taxi always sounded too good to be true: the visitors’ strategy for a crucial (...)

 Harlequins’ Aseli Tikoirotuma breaks against Leinster at the Stoop. Photograph: Andrew Fosker/Inpho

Harlequins 24 Leinster 18Leinster took the bare minimum from The Stoop after being caught cold by two tries in quick succession from Harlequins in the(...)

 Jamie Heaslip should be one of the few survivor from when Harlqeuins and Leisnetr last met in 2009.  Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

The Leinster team won’t be selected until Friday. But of the 15 players who started against Harlequins in the 2009 ‘Bloodgate’ quarter-final, probably(...)

Leinster’s Aaron Dundon gets the ball away during a Pro-12 match against Ulster in December. Photographs: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Sometimes life takes a turn for the better and 10 years later you are some place you never dreamed you would be. Aaron Dundon understands. Out of the (...)

Stuart Hogg is tackled by Manu Tuilagi during Lions training. The Scottish fullback is enjoying life on tour so far.  Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Thanks to Dean Richards, Geordan Murphy was forever saddled with the term ‘”he George Best of rugby”, but if there is a natural successor to that thro(...)

 Conor O’Shea believes the Heineken Cup quarter-final against Munster is the biggest game in the club’s history. Photograph:   Jamie McDonald/Getty Images

Conor O’Shea has branded Sunday’s Heineken Cup quarter-final against Munster as the biggest occasion in Harlequins’ history — exactly four year(...)