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(...)