Lansdowne captain Scott Deasy played a central role in his side’s victory with a 17-point haul. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

UCD’s lead at the top of Ulster Bank League Division 1A was cut to four points after Lansdowne got the better of them in a 22-20 verdict on Saturday. (...)

UCD’s Adam Byrne skips past Steve McMahon of Garryowen on his way to scoring their third try of the game in the Ulster Bank League Division 1A game at Belfield Bowl. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

UCD 45 Garryowen 19 It was business as usual at the Belfield Bowl where Ulster Bank League Division 1A pacesetters UCD swept Garryowen aside in a 45-(...)

Flanker Jordan Coghlan makes his first start for Munster in the Guinness Pro 12 clash away to the Scarlets. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Munster coach Anthony Foley has noted how Scarlets have managed to win all four opening games despite scoring just seven tries this season. Bot(...)

Ian Keatley was the man-of-the-match as Munster’s late show was enough to get them past Cardiff Blues in Cork. Photograph: Inpho

Munster 35 Cardiff 27 Munster moved top of the Pro12 when they maintained their winning start to the season despite twice falling ten points be(...)

Number eight Dan Leavy is one of eight Leinster Academy graduates who will take up professional contracts, seven of those with Leinster, with Jordan Coghlan moving to Munster. Photograph:    Dan Sheridan/Inpho

All eight Leinster Academy graduates will take up professional rugby contracts in the coming season, seven of those with the province. Carlow brothers(...)

Former Leinster forwards coach Jono Gibbes has signed  a three-year extension to his deal with Clermont Auverne. Photo: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

The list of contenders for the position of Leinster head coach is diminishing by the day following the confirmation that Clermont Auvergne assistant c(...)

Ireland’s Robbie Henshaw  takes a high ball despite the attempts of England’s   Alex Goode to score a try during the Six Nations match at the Aviva Stadium. Photograph:  David Rogers/Getty Images

Ireland 19 England 9A strangely comprehensive dismissal of England, to end a four game losing streak dating back to 2011, this will be remembered as t(...)

Clontarf’s Matt Darcy runs in a try at the Belfield Bowl. The player could play an important role for the Ireland Club international team in the coming weeks. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/INPHO

Clontarf 38 UCD 17 Matt D’Arcy heated up a bitterly cold Belfield Bowl with a terrific hat-trick of tries as Clontarf claimed a 38-17 bonus point win(...)

Fergal Walsh of Terenure is tackled by the UCD duo of Emmet McMahon and Ross Byrne during the Ulster Bank League Division 1A match at Lakelands Park. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Ulster Bank League Division 1A round-up: Terenure College’s mid-season slump continued at Lakelands Park on Saturday as they were outgunned 33-24 by U(...)

Cathal Marsh: kicked seven penalties in St Mary’s victory over Young Munster at Templeville Road. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Old Belvedere were the main movers in Ulster Bank League Division 1A on Saturday, climbing two places to fifth as Josh Glynn’s impressive 17-point tal(...)