The Connacht duo of Kieran Marmion and Rodney Ah You after making their debuts in the first Test against Argentina  at Estadio Centenario in Resistencia. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

In stark contrast to the weekly workload of his Connacht career over the last couple of seasons, Kieran Marmion has had to bide his time with Ireland.(...)

 Glasgow Warriors head coach Gregor Townsend. Photograph: Dan Sheridan / Inpho

The Stuart Hogg situation needed clearing up ahead of tomorrow’s Pro 12 final and Glasgow Warriors coach Gregor Townsend did just that.Hogg, Scotland’(...)

Dave Kearney leaves the field against Ulster last weekend.  Photograph: Billy Stickland / Inpho

Leinster and Ireland wing Dave Kearney has been ruled out for four to five months by coach Matt O’Connor.Kearney suffered an interior cuciate ligament(...)

Quinn Roux takes the place of the injured Mike McCarthy in the Leinster side to take on Ulster in the RaboDirect Pro12 semi-final at the RDS on Saturday night. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Quinn Roux will start alongside Devin Toner in the Leinster secondrow for Saturday night’s RaboDirect Pro12 semi-final against Ulster at the RDS after(...)

As Leinster applied the finishing touches to their playing roster for next season without disclosing how long each player has signed for, Johnny Sexto(...)

 Gordon D’Arcy is one of a number of senior players who have signed new contracts with Leinster. Donall Farmer/Inpho

Leinster have confirmed that 21 players have signed new contracts to continue playing with the province next season and beyond and that Dudley born, (...)

Leinster’s Seán Cronin charges over for  a try in last night’s game at the RDS. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Leinster 62 Benetton Treviso 7: But for a misplaced pass after a Brian O’Driscoll break Leinster could have had Treviso plucked and stuffed after 2(...)

Leinster hooker  Seán Cronin breaks clear to score his side’s second try during the   RaboDirect Pro 12 game at the RDS in  Dublin. Photograph:  Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Leinster 62 Benetton Treviso 7: Leinster notched nine tries in the Dublin sunshin(...)

Brian O’Driscoll returns to  the Leinster starting XV to face Treviso at the RDS. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/ Inpho

Leinster have made two changes to the side that lost to Ospreys last week ahead of Friday afternoon’s RaboDirect Pro12 meeting with Treviso at (...)

Iain Henderson will replace the injured Peter O’Mahony against Italy. Photograph:  Dan Sheridan/Inpho 0:44

One enforced change for Ireland then. But an Italian XV without the “rested” Sergio Parisse is today’s real story. That can be compared (...)