Rarely has the Irish presence at Europe’s top table been so imperilled. As the last Irish team standing in the European Champions Cup, it is up to Lei(...)

Ireland and Leinster prop Cian Healy is nearing a return. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Cian Healy is poised to feature for the Ireland Wolfhounds against the England Saxons at Musgrave Park on Friday week.Despite a shortage of loosehead(...)

Seán O’Brien is back in training and “improving every day” according to skills coach Richie Murphy. Photograph: INPHO/Dan Sheridan

Leinster face a decision on Tuesday on whether to register prop Cian Healy or flanker Seán O’Brien for their final pool match in the European Champio(...)

Matt O’Connor has names his Leinster side to face Castres Olympique at the RDS tomorrow, with Jamie Heaslip returning to skipper the team from number (...)

Matt O’Connor welcomes Rob Kearney back into the Leinster side for tomorrow’s trip to Cardiff. (Photograph: INPHO/Ryan Byrne)

Leinster coach Matt O’Connor has made 11 changes from the side which beat Ulster 24-11 last weekend for tomorrow’s fixture against Cardiff Blues at(...)

Leinster’s Luke Fitzgerald tackles Greig Tonks of Edinburgh at the RDS last month. Photo: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

The No 13 debate, and need to fill that void, has been reignited by Matt O’Connor selecting Luke Fitzgerald at outside centre for Sunday’s arduous yet(...)

Dave Kearney returns from his cruciate ligament tear. Donall Farmer/Inpho

Jordi Murphy and Dave Kearney will both make their much-anticipated returns from injury as Leinster travel to Treviso on Sunday. Matt O’Connor welcome(...)

“He’s a bloke who’s been around the traps and has proven he can do a job at the top level and is going to be invaluable for us over the next three months.” – Matt O’Connor on Jamie Hagan. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Leinster have announced the signing of prop Jamie Hagan from London Irish on a three-month loan deal ahead of Sunday’s trip to Italy to face Benetton (...)

Leinster and Ireland prop Mike Ross:  “It’s very fine margins get you selected at this level.”  Photograph: Inpho

Slamming into the provincial ceiling they may be but Munster are growing loosehead props again. James Cronin started in Perpignan last December(...)

Munster’s Donnacha Ryan: reports suggest the secondrow may well move to the Exiles. Photograph: Inpho

Reports in Britain claim London Irish are now targeting Ireland’s Donnacha Ryan after Ulster prop Tom Court announced he would play in the Madejski(...)