Leinster captain Jamie Heaslip directs play during their European Rugby Champions Cup quarter-final victory over Bath at the Aviva Stadium, Dublin. Photograph: Inpho

LEINSTER Rob Kearney Age: 29 Height: 1.85m/6ft 1in Weight: 95kg/14st 13lb Delon Armitage provides a similar aerial threat to Israel Fol(...)

Seán Cronin and Rob Kearney raise their arms in truumph as Leinster overcome Clermont 19-15 in the Heineken Cup semi-final in 2012. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

If there has been one outstanding high point in Leinster’s storied European Cup history, it is probably their epic semi-final win over Clermont in Bor(...)

Seán O’Brien is really starting to get into his stride for Leinster and should be a big influence against Toulon. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

It’s hard to know what’s going on at Leinster at the minute. Looking in from the outside, there just seems to be a bit of chaos happening off the f(...)

Leinster’s Fergus McFadden is set to return for the European Champions Cup semi final. Photo: Niall Carson/PA

Leinster must do without the world class second row - a Brad Thorn or Nathan Hines - that has traditionally played a fundamental role in them reaching(...)

Shane Jennings will captain Leinster for Sunday’s Pro 12 fixture away at Newport Gwent Dragons. Photograph: Inpho

Leinster boss Matt O’Connor has made 12 changes to the side which beat Bath to progress to the Champions Cup semi-final for Sunday’s Pro (...)

Gordon D'Arcy is pictured at the launch of Sports Dayfund-raising event for the children's charity Barretstown with Alice Flanagan, her brother Patrick and sister Olivia

Irish rugby star Gordon D’Arcy was on hand to help the law firm Eversheds launch this year’s Sports Dayfund-raising event for the children’s charity B(...)

Gordon D’Arcy: “All I can worry about is the next game. That’s all I can control. If I play my best game there, and that gets me into the team, great. If I play my best game and it doesn’t get me into the team, I’ve done all I can.”

Ageism is perhaps more prevalent in sport than any other way of life. Field athletes, for the most part, are viewed suspiciously when they enter th(...)

Bath’s Stuart Hooper tries to get to grips with Cian Healy during the Champions Cup quarter-final at the Aviva Stadium. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Leinster 18 Bath 15 You could almost reach out and bite the tension during a taut, fraught endgame and so the natives will remain a little res(...)

DUBIan Madigan’s kicks were crucial but can Leinster win without Johnny Sexton. Photo: Stu Forster/Getty Images 3:19

Nothing Nothing new about Leinster anyway. This season they have been decimated by injury and denied regular access to their many international(...)

Leinster’s Sean O’Brien, Jamie Heaslip, Devin Toner during the European Champions Cup victory against Bath. Photo: Ryan Byrne/Inpho 3:19

Leinster 18 Bath 15 Much ado about nothing really. Leinster instinctively know what’s needed to win a European quarter-final. They have done it(...)