Leinster’s Rhys Ruddock nursing what turned out to be a broken arm   after the Champions Cup  win over Harlequins. Photograph: Ryan Byrne / Inpho

Leinster backrow Rhys Ruddock will be out of action for between four to six weeks. The in-form Ruddock fractured his arm in Leinster’s European Champi(...)

Luke Fitzgerald will start at outside centre for Leinster against Harlequins at the Aviva Stadium. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Leinster coach Matt O’Connor has made four changes to his starting XV for Saturday night’s return fixture against Harlequins at the Aviva Stadium (7.(...)

Sean Cronin talks with Jimmy Gopperth at Tuesday’s Leinster Rugby session. The New Zealander looks set to depart the club at the season’s end. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Leinster will look to quickly rebound from Sunday’s European Champions Cup defeat to Harlequins, as Conor O’Shea’s team travel to the Aviva for the P(...)

 Clermont Auvergne players, including Fritz Lee (centre), celebrate after the final whistle at Thomond Park. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

It’s not unusual for Leinster, Munster and Ulster to have lost a match each by the half-way point in the pool stages of Europe’s premier rugby competi(...)

Conor O’Shea has been with Harlequins since 2010, winning three trophies and providing a wellspring for the England team. Photograph: Mike Hewitt/Getty Images

You can’t be laid back and survive this long at the elite level. No way. Conor O’Shea’s brief as Harlequins director of rugby has grown hugely these p(...)

Luke Fitzgerald has been named in the Leinster side to play Harlequins at The Stoop on Sunday, with coach Matt O’Connor making 10 changes to his starting line up

Leinster coach Matt O’Connor has named a strong line up for Sunday's trip to The Stoop to play Harlequins, making 10 changes in total from the side(...)

 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(...)

Ian Madigan in action against the Ospreys in the game at the RDS. The Ireland international has been passed fir to face Harlequins in the European Champions Cup. Photograph:   Ryan Byrne/Inpho

The Leinster medics have cleared Ian Madigan to face Harlequins at The Stoop this Sunday but doubts surround the return of Luke Fitzgerald and Richard(...)

Leinster man of the match  Jack Conan evades the tackle of Ospreys’ Dmitri Arhip during the Guinness Pro12 game at the RDS. Photograph:  Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Leinster 18 Ospreys 12Leinster will be grateful for the result, which the grafted for in blood and sweat, but the performance, well that’s another mat(...)

Ireland physio Keith Fox assesses Conor Murray before leading him  from the pitch late in the game against Australia. Photo: Colm O’Neill/Inpho.

After the game on Saturday, I got a Tweet from Peter Robinson, father of the schoolboy Benjamin Robinson who died on the side of a rugby pitch in J(...)