Munster’s CJ Stander on the attack against Clermont Auvergne in Thomond Park. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Munster on many, many occasions have turned seemingly hopeless situations into heroic, unfathomable victories.With Ronan O’Gara on board, even this gr(...)

Munster’s Peter O’Mahony in a maul against Clermont Auvergne at Thomond Park. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

You don’t know how strong you are until strength is all you have left. After losing at the Stoop on Saturday, Leinster will have to dig deep tomorrow,(...)

Clermont Auvergne forwards coach Jono Gibbes: “We’ve looked in their eyes and they’ve looked in our eyes. Now we have to go back and evolve our strategy, maybe get some better lineout options.”  Photograph: Ian Kington/Afp/Getty Images

After ASM Clermont Auvergne’s 16-9 victory in Thomond Park last Saturday night we found a familiar face leaning against the changing room wall draped (...)

Former All Black and Leinster forwards coach Jono Gibbes, now  in the first year of a two-year contract as Clermont forwards coach. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Former Leinster forwards coach Jono Gibbes said there is no danger of Clermont Auvergne underestimating the task they face when they come to Thomond P(...)

Leinster have confirmed the signing of Australian second row Kane Douglas. Photograph: Mark Metcalfe/Getty Images

Leinster have confirmed that Australian second row Kane Douglas will join the province later this year from the New South Wales Waratahs. The 24-year-(...)

 Leinster’s Rhys Ruddock looks dejected after the defeat by Toulon in the Heineken Cup quarter-final. Photo: James Crombie/Inpho

Leinster didn’t replicate the shortcomings in performance terms of their Heineken Cup quarter-final defeat to Toulon when they rocked(...)

 Richardt Strauss finds his man during a Leinster run-out.

Luke Fitzgerald’s abdominal-adductor strain is refusing to comply with demands for a yes or no answer in relation to a (...)

Leinster’s Jimmy Gopperth after the win over Castres. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Forwards coach Jono Gibbes praised Leinster’s resilience as they came from two converted tries down to beat Castres Olympique 29-22 at Stade Pierre-A(...)

Leinster forwards coach Jono Gibbes and Gordon D’Arcy at UCD ahead of the Pro 12 semi-final against Glasgow. Photograph: Inpho

Jono Gibbes teased out the idea of putting his name forward as a candidate to succeed Joe Schmidt as Leinster coach, a position that was ultima(...)

 Dave Kearney was knocked unconscious in the victory over Munster at Thomond Park. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Dave Kearney will not be available for Leinster’s Amlin Challenge semi-final against Biarritz Olympique in Dublin on Saturday. The winger, who (...)