Connacht’s Mils Muliaina is tackled by Andries Ferreira and Luca Redolfini of Zebre during the Guinness Pro 12 game at the  Sportsground in  Galway. Photogrph: James Crombie/Inpho

Connacht 43 Zebre 3Not the most auspicious occasion on a wet Galway evening for an All Black centurion to make his debut, but Mils Muliaina made his p(...)

Ger Cunningham: former goalkeeper was a selector and then trainer for Cork in 2012 and 2013. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Ger Cunningham could be named the new Dublin hurling manager this week. The former Cork goalkeeper and trainer until last year, could go before the cl(...)

Connacht’s Quinn Roux: “Quinn Roux is available to play this weekend, John Cooney is not. It is in their contracts,” said a Leinster official. Photograph: Inpho

Leinster have ensured only one of their two players on loan to Connacht will be available to play against them on Friday in Galway. South African lock(...)

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.(...)

Leinster secondrow Quinn Roux will join Connacht on loan until December 31st initially. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Leinster are to loan secondrow Quinn Roux and scrumhalf John Cooney to Connacht next season.South African Roux, who will join on an initial deal up to(...)

 Sean O’Brien in action against Northampton last Saturday. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Leinster flanker Sean O’Brien has been passed fit to face Northampton in tomorrow evening’s return match (6pm) at the Aviva Stadium. O’Brien limped of(...)

Seán O’Brien in action against Northampton during the Heineken Cup game at Franklin’s Gardens. Photograph:  Billy Stickland/Inpho

Leinster are hopeful that Ireland international trio of Cian Healy, Seán O’Brien and Isaac Boss will be available for next Saturday’s Heineken Cup cla(...)

Eoin Reddan will be back on Pro12 duty with Leinster this weekend

Eoin Reddan has been released back to Leinster by the Ireland management for Sunday’s Rabo Pro12 league match against Treviso. The Ireland scrumhalf s(...)

Zane Kirchner will make his first start for Leinster at fullback away to the Dragons. Photograph:  Dan Sheridan/Inpho

South Africa international Zane Kirchner will make his first start in Leinster’s RaboDirect Pro12 clash away Newport Gwent Dragons at Rodney Parade on(...)

Leinster’s Ian Madigan is a player who has thrived on the game time offered by the Pro12. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

On a superficial level no makeover is going to redefine the image of the RaboDirect Pro12 tournament in the European club rugby community. The Heineke(...)