Toulon beat both Munster and Leinster on the way to defending their European crown last season. Photograph:   Billy Stickland/Inpho 4:58

No less than having the offices in Dublin, there’s little doubt that five Irish Heineken Cup wins in a seven-year period (2006 to 2012) did not go (...)

Johnny Sexton of Racing Metro has signed a five-year contract with Leinster. Photograph: Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

Jonathan Sexton has ended months of speculation by announcing he will rejoin Leinster at the end of the season. The IRFU confirmed the player has sign(...)

Jonathan Sexton is due to meet Racing Metro 92 owner Jacky Lorenzetti in Paris today. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Jonathan Sexton has suffered a fracture to his jaw during Saturday night’s 17-10 victory over Toulon in the French Top 14.The Lions, Ireland and Rac(...)

Jonny Sexton (left) and Kevin McLoughlin celebrate after beating Ulster in the Heineken Cup Final. Sexton is currently deciding on an offer from Leinster to return to Dublin from Racing Metro. Photograph: : Dara Mac Donaill / THE IRISH TIMES

Leinster’s Chief Executive Mick Dawson today reiterated that they were awaiting a response from Jonathan Sexton to an offer to return to the province (...)

Jonathan Sexton reacts during Racing Metro’s French Top 14 match against Union Bordeaux-Begles (UBB)at Chaban Delmas Stadium in Bordeaux at the weekend. Photograph: Nicolas Tucat/AFP/Getty Images

Additional financial support, most probably from Leinster and sponsors, helped bridge some if not all of the sizeable gap between the lucrative fou(...)

Racing Metro have offered Ireland outhalf Jonathan Sexton  a new four-year deal that would keep him in Paris until June 2019. Photograph: Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

Jonathan Sexton has been offered a new four-year contract by Racing Metro that would keep the 29-year-old in Paris until June 2019.“He has in his han(...)

Johnny Sexton hopes to have his contract situation sorted out in the next few weeks amid growing speculation that he may remain with Racing Metro 92 in France for at least a third season.

Johnny Sexton hopes to have his contract situation sorted out in the next few weeks amid growing speculation that he may remain with Racing Metro 92(...)

 Jamie Roberts with Racing Metro team-mate   Jonathan Sexton during a training session in Toulouse. Photograph: Remy Gabalda/AFP/Getty Images

On a rainy day in Paris an excuse for a long lunch is ready made. “The sun might not come out again today,” Jamie Roberts says cheerfully as he glance(...)

 Jonathan Sexton celebrates scoring the opening try against France  with Devin Toner. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Leinster are unaware of any negotiations taking place between the IRFU and Johnny Sexton with a view of bringing the Racing Metro outhalf back to I(...)

Jamie Heaslip in action for Leinster against Castres at the   Stade Pierre Antoine. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

The possibility of Jamie Heaslip joining Toulon next season appears to be moving a step closer with the news that his agents are scheduled to meet wi(...)