Josh van der Flier runs in for his side’s try during the European Champions Cup game against Bath at The Recreation Ground. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Bath 19 Leinster 16 Rejuvenated by their Kiwi contingent, there was no shame in losing this game to a 77th minute penalty. Mentally and physica(...)

 Ian Madigan, Hayden Triggs and Isaac Boss have some fun at Leinster squad training. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

This will tell us much about Leinster. They’ve backed themselves into quite a corner and both the circumstances of a brutally tough pool along with(...)

Leinster’s Ian Madigan and Zane Kirchner with Bradley Davies and Jake Cooper-Woolley of Wasps during the Champions Cup clash at the RDS. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Viewed in the context of the images from Paris over the weekend, the postponement of a few rugby matches and some ensuing fixture congestion in the Eu(...)

 Anthony Foley’s side should pick up a bonus point against Treviso. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

The Champions Cup opening salvo proves there’s always a new mountain to climb even if the provinces are still paying that heavy World Cup toll. Let’s (...)

Jonathan Sexton with Leinster head coach Leo Cullen at squad training. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Leinster v Wasps, RDS BT Sport Europe, Saturday 1pm Leo Cullen may see Wasps as the first real challenge of his coaching career with Leinster. He kn(...)

Fergus McFadden: ‘I think we’ve got a nice run into this game with it being on Sunday.’ Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Forewarned is forearmed, or so the saying suggests, so Sunday’s opening Champions Cup fixture against Wasps at the RDS should hold few surprises fo(...)

Luke Fitzgerald  and Leinster team-mate Ben Te’o: Fitzgerald will miss this weekend’s game against Scarlets. Photo: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Leinster and coach Leo Cullen are hopeful that Luke Fitzgerald will be fully fit for the beginning of their campaign in Europe against Premiership si(...)

Leinster’s Jonathan Sexton in action against Treviso on Sunday. Photograph: Maurilio Boldrini/Inpho

Benetton Treviso 3 Leinster 27 The imperfections of performance will be softened slightly by the fact that Leinster returned home from Italy with a b(...)

Leinster outhalf Cathal Marsh is tackled by Glasgow’s Ryan Wilson during the Guinness Pro 12 game at the RDS. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Leinster 23 Glasgow Warriors 18 Leinster trailed for most of this clash between the Pro12 champions of the past two seasons but they came good (...)

Dan Leavy starts for Leinster against the Scarlets following Rhys Ruddock’s World Cup call-up. Photograph: Inpho

Scarlets v Leinster, Parc y Scarlets, Friday October 16th, 7.35pm ko (TG4) Leinster boss Leo Cullen has made five changes to his side for the p(...)