Leinster have confirmed that Kane Douglas has been called up by the Australian Rugby Union ahead of the Rugby Championship and the Rugby World Cup later in the year. Photo: Ryan Byrne/INPHO

Leinster Rugby have this afternoon confirmed that they have received a request from the Australian Rugby Union to release Kane Douglas under World Rug(...)

Seán O’Brien is back in training and “improving every day” according to skills coach Richie Murphy. Photograph: INPHO/Dan Sheridan

Leinster face a decision on Tuesday on whether to register prop Cian Healy or flanker Seán O’Brien for their final pool match in the European Champio(...)

Leinster’s Devin Toner in action against Harlequins: the lock admits the forwards didn’t show their ability in the game. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

The collective frustration continues. A win against Harlequins has maintained festive spirit but long faces around the training pitches in UCD tell a (...)

 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(...)

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(...)