Josh van der Flier and Richardt Strauss tackle Connacht’s Bundee Aki during the Guinness Pro 12 game in Galway. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Josh van der Flier took missing out on Ireland’s final Six Nations Championship match against Scotland about as well as you’d expect, trying to dilute(...)

Leinster’s Ben Te’o, Jack McGrath and Johnny Sexton with Eoghan Masterson of Connacht at the Guinness PRO12 in the RDS on Jan 1st, 2016. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

As head of rugby operations for Leinster Rugby, Guy Easterby is responsible for ensuring the club’s operations run smoothly off the field. That covers(...)

Munster’s Simon Zebo is attracting the interest of clubs like Toulouse while tighthead prop Marty Moore is leaving Leinster for Wasps in the English Premiership. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

“I mean, let’s look at the margins that they’re losing these games by. No one’s being blown off the park.” – David Nucifora, the IRFU Performance Dire(...)

Leinster’s Tadhg Furlong during training yesterday. Joe Schmidt’s side face Bath in the Champions Cup this weekend. Photo: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

While Leinster believe there is an onus on them to compete in this week’s dead rubber against Bath for league momentum, Joe Schmidt will keep a wary(...)

Les Kiss took over as director of rugby at Ulster after the World Cup and has brought a new intensity of play to the province. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho.

Briefly slip back to last September at the FA national training centre deep among the pines of middle England. Before a squad meeting there grappled J(...)

Leinster loosehead prop Cian Healy will find out about his appeal against a two-week suspension on Wednesday. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Irish tighthead prop Mike Ross could miss the beginning of the Six Nations Championship (February 7th), after suffering a serious hamstring tear d(...)

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(...)