Jamie Heaslip clenches his fist on the full time whistle as Leinster see off Harlequins 14-13 at the Aviva Stadium 5:01

Leinster 14 Harlequins 13It was a grim, a dour arm wrestle, for large tranches devoid of imagination, wit, subtlety, and anything that might resemble (...)

Luke Fitzgerald will start at outside centre for Leinster against Harlequins at the Aviva Stadium. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Leinster coach Matt O’Connor has made four changes to his starting XV for Saturday night’s return fixture against Harlequins at the Aviva Stadium (7.(...)

Ian Madigan has been cleared fit for Leinster’s trip to The Stoop to face Harlequins in the European Champions Cup at the weekend
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  • December 2, 2014, 08:25

GAA ground support GAA president Liam O’Neill has voiced his support for a Leinster Gaelic games stadium to be built on Dublin’s M50 motorway r(...)

Tottenham Hotspur’s Roberto Soldado scored his first goal for the club since March as his side beat Everton 2-1 at White Hart Lane
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  • December 1, 2014, 08:19

Saints back with a bump With Chelsea’s seemingly unstoppable march to the Premier league title stalling slightly on Saturday evening after a 0-(...)

Leinster man of the match  Jack Conan evades the tackle of Ospreys’ Dmitri Arhip during the Guinness Pro12 game at the RDS. Photograph:  Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Leinster 18 Ospreys 12Leinster will be grateful for the result, which the grafted for in blood and sweat, but the performance, well that’s another mat(...)

Darragh Fanning: “I never thought I’d play a Pro 12 game even, let alone play a couple of European Championship games.” Photo: James Crombie/Inpho

When Leinster hosted Munster at the beginning of October to kickstart a meaty part of their season, Darragh Fanning had scored one try in his 19 appe(...)

 Leinster’s Darragh Fanning scores his first  try against Treviso. Photograph: Giuseppe Fama / Inpho

Treviso 24 Leinster 24The physical aches and pains will probably pale when weighed against the mental anguish that the Leinster players will feel in t(...)

Ian Madigan kicks the penalty that put Leinster into a winning lead in  their European Champions Cup match against Castres in France at weekend. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

The European Champions Cup hasn’t exactly set the pulses racing just yet, has it? Maybe it was due to the nature of the arm wrestles that the Irish(...)

Leinster captain Jamie Heaslip in action against Castres in European Rugby Champions Cup. Photograph: ©INPHO/Billy Stickland

To again roll their sleeves up and come from behind reflects well on the undoubted spirit within the Leinster squad, and will also have given them ge(...)

Leinster’s Zane Kirchner challenges for the ball with Castres’ Geoffrey Palis during the European Rugby Champions Cup match at  Stade Pierre Antoine. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Leinster lock Devin Toner heaped praise on team-mate Ian Madigan after the centre kicked his side to victory over Top 14 opponents Castres in the Eur(...)