One new face in the Leinster dressingroom will be Australian Rugby League Premiership Grand Final winner Ben Te’o. Photograph: Andrew Cornaga/Inpho/Photosport

The logjam of Leinster players seeking daily medical attention may ease with news that Richardt Strauss, Noel Reid, Mike Ross, Jack McGrath, Marty Moo(...)

Leinster team manger Guy Easterby at yesterday’s press conference at Rosemount, UCD. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

The question has become dog-eared, so too the answer. Discussing Luke Fitzgerald’s fitness is akin to drinking soup using a fo(...)

Ireland  coach Joe Schmidt was all smiles at  a press conference at the Aviva Stadium on Tuesday morning. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA 3:03

Brian O’Driscoll has already stated that he has no interest in coaching but Irish coach Joe Schmidt hopes that the outside centre might stay ar(...)

 Jonathan Sexton celebrates scoring the opening try against France  with Devin Toner. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Leinster are unaware of any negotiations taking place between the IRFU and Johnny Sexton with a view of bringing the Racing Metro outhalf back to I(...)

Luke Fitzgerald and Ian Madigan arrive for training at UCD. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Luke Fitzgerald negotiated his return from an abdominal injury last weekend with no adverse effects and he is likely to form part of Leinster c(...)

Connacht’s Robbie Henshaw made his Ireland debut on the summer tour earlier this year

It is very simple. The IRFU, as their director of rugby Eddie Wigglesworth explains, live and breathe off the national team. Everything else is backgr(...)

Leinster hooker  Richardt Strauss underwent heart surgery last week. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Richardt Strauss’s heart operation has been deemed a success and the Leinster hooker is expected to play top-flight rugby again.Leinster have been cop(...)

Eoin O’Malley has been forced to retire from rugby through injury at the age of 25. Photograph:  Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Leinster’s Eoin O’Malley has been forced to retire from rugby at the age of 25 due to a long-term knee injury.Considered at one stage as a front runn(...)

Jerome Porical in action during the semi-final win over Perpignan. Photograph: Inpho

They have a rich history. They have the usual smattering of foreign imports. They suffer acute travel sickness, though can occasionally deliver(...)

Matt O’Connor is expected to be named as new Leinster coach before the weekend. Photograph:  David Rogers/Getty Images

Leinster actively sought a coach with similar qualities to Joe Schmidt. The new coach, believed to be Australian Matt O’Connor(...)