Ian Madigan, Hayden Triggs and Isaac Boss have some fun at Leinster squad training. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

This will tell us much about Leinster. They’ve backed themselves into quite a corner and both the circumstances of a brutally tough pool along with(...)

The Leinster squad during training this week. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Leinster have made eight personnel changes and two positional changes from the team that faced Wasps last weekend in the RDS Arena - for their visit t(...)

Leinster’s Ian Madigan and Zane Kirchner with Bradley Davies and Jake Cooper-Woolley of Wasps during the Champions Cup clash at the RDS. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Viewed in the context of the images from Paris over the weekend, the postponement of a few rugby matches and some ensuing fixture congestion in the Eu(...)

 Brian O’Driscoll: The former Ireland international was giving what amounted to a postmortem of his old team’s failings and inevitable defeat with some 20 minutes left in the game.  Photograph:  Chalres McQuillan/Getty Images

Were they really leather lapels? Dear oh dear, that was the question which prompted much mirth among the lads in the BT Sport studio ahead of the Lein(...)

Leinster captain Isa Nacewa has been ruled out of Sunday’s game. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Leinster head coach Leo Cullen has ruled his captain and full back Isa Nacewa out of Sunday afternoon’s European Champions Cup game against Wasps. (...)

 Anthony Foley’s side should pick up a bonus point against Treviso. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

The Champions Cup opening salvo proves there’s always a new mountain to climb even if the provinces are still paying that heavy World Cup toll. Let’s (...)

Leinster’s Dominic Ryan is tackled by Michael Tagicakibau of Scarlets during the Guinness Pro 12 game at the RDS. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Leinster 19 Scarlets 15 A beautifully mild night and not a breath of wind in the RDS warmed a thin enough crowd behind the goals in Dublin’s Ba(...)

New Zealand’s hooker Dane Coles has been compared to a young Keith Wood. Photograph: Loic Venance/AFP/Getty Images

Ryan Crotty’s try in overtime to beat Ireland in November 2013 doesn’t get any easier to watch. But it’s instructive to recall the key play and try(...)

 Dave Kearney is tackled at the Millennium Stadium  in the defeat to Argentina. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho 9:12

Of the more than one million Irish viewers of yesterday’s quarter-final in the Millennium Stadium between Ireland and Argentina, how many could nam(...)

A grounded Ian Madigan tries to stop Pablo Matera. Photograph: Matteo Ciambelli/Inpho 1:19

Ireland’s glass ceiling remains unbroken. Joe Schmidt was at pains not to use the injury count as an excuse. Even though it’s a valid one. “We’ve sust(...)