Cian Healy and Luke Fitzgerald start on the bench for Leinster against Glasgow on Friday night. Photograph: Inpho

A number of Leinster’s Ireland Six Nations winners have been named in Matt O’Connor’s 23-man squad to play Glasgow Warriors at the RDS on Friday night(...)

“He’s smart, he’s got a good way about him, but he doesn’t accept people letting their team-mates down,” says Jono Gibbes, who was forwards’ coach for Joe Schmidt for three years at Leinster. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

In last year’s 13-10 defeat to England in Twickenham, Ireland started the match with Peter O’Mahony, Chris Henry, Jamie Heaslip, Conor Murray, Johnny (...)

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(...)

Jamie Heaslip will captain Leinster against Wasps after being declared fit to play. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Leinster captain Jamie Heaslip has been declared fit to lead the province in their crucial European Champions Cup match with Wasps. The Irish number e(...)

Matt O’Connor has names his Leinster side to face Castres Olympique at the RDS tomorrow, with Jamie Heaslip returning to skipper the team from number (...)

Fergus McFadden returns for Leinster on Saturday evening in the RDS. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Fergus McFadden makes a welcome return for Leinster after nearly three months of nursing an ankle injury as they face the Ospreys in the Guinness PR(...)

Leinster chief executive Mick Dawson: confirmed offer of contract to Johnny Sexton and expects decision within next week or fortnight. Photograph: Inpho.

There’s a rapidly dwindling appetite for further conjecture on where Jonathan Sexton will be playing his rugby next season. Leinster, in conjunction (...)

Ireland coach Joe Schmidt and captain Paul O’Connell at today’s team announcement at Carton House. Photograph:   Dan Sheridan/Inpho

The Luke Marshall or Gordon D’Arcy debate; a natural inside centre or a brilliant rugby player with a wealth of experience continues. “Gordon had a li(...)

 Seán O’Brien scores a try against Samoa. The flanker will have benefitted from his game time on Saturday. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

The benefits of Joe Schmidt’s selection policy will see Cian Healy, Paul O’Connell, Seán O’Brien and Johnny Sexton come into the starting line-up and (...)

Ireland head coach Joe Schmidt during the squad training session at Carton House in Co Kildare yesterday. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

One of Joe Schmidt’s strengths is that, aside from being a very innovative, visionary coach, he’s also a clever selector. As expected, his opening han(...)