Nathan White out for up to 16 weeks with ruptured tendon in his arm. Photograph: Inpho

Nathan White’s ruptured tendon in his upper arm and James Cronin’s ankle injury bring the Irish propping crisis up to epidemic proportions.It was rev(...)

Nathan White brings great work rate to the Irish squad, according to scrum coach Greg Feek. Photograph: Inpho.

There was a touch of gallows humour in the manner in which Greg Feek borrowed a friend’s description to sum up a glut of injuries suggesting that “(...)

Munster prop forward James Cronin has been a revelation since his emergence. Photograph: INPHO/Dan Sheridan

There was mixed news for a couple of the burgeoning young Munster players yesterday as loose-head James Cronin was obliged to see a specialist regardi(...)

Leinster prop forward Jack McGrath is tackled by Cedric Garcia during yesterday’s match in the south of France. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Caster 16 Leinster 21 It’s easy in the cheap seats, and they were also a lot cooler than a battleground bathed in 20-degree sunshine, but as (...)

Leinster’s Jamie Heaslip tries to keep possession against Castres Olympique at the Stade Pierre Antoine yesterday. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

It wasn’t pretty, but it was effective, and it’s left Leinster sitting pretty. The only away team to win in the Stade Pierre Antoine last season, Lein(...)

Leinster’s Ian Madigan kicks a penalty during the European Rugby Champions Cup clash against Castres at  Stade Pierre Antoine. Photograph:  Billy Stickland/Inpho

Castres 16 Leinster 21It’s easy in the cheap seats, and they were also altogether cooler than on a pitch bathed in sunshine amid temperatures in the m(...)

 Wasps’ Christian Wade scores a a winger’s try despite the attention of Leinster’s Zane Kirchner and Darragh Fanning.  Photograph: Morgan Treacy / Inpho 2:07

Leinster 25 Wasps 20 Seán Cronin pounded into the Wasps 22, the hooker playing centre in the mould of Mathieu Bastareaud. The position from where insp(...)

  Richardt Strauss: returns for his first game in five months as Leinster take on Zebre. Photo: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Leinster travel to Italy for the ultimate banana skin at their lowest ebb for some time at this juncture of the season. It’s just a week out from a(...)

 Richardt Strauss is back after five months out with a hamstring injury. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Leinster coach Matt O’Connor welcomes back a number of players ahead of tomorrow’s Pro12 match against Zebre (3.0, Irish time).Hooker Richardt Strauss(...)

 Rob Kearney training with Leinster today. Photograph: Donall Farmer / Inpho

Leinster’s Rob Kearney is available for Saturday’s PRO12 game away to Zebre (4pm). The Ireland fullback apparently injured his back in the warm-up pr(...)