Munster’s Paul’Connell will have his own hands full as his side take on Clermont Auvergne at Thomond Park in the Champions Cup. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho.

To think that we could have missed out on this. The next two weekends of the traditional back-to-back pre-Christmas games could define European Cha(...)

Leinster’s in-form Jordi Murphy will bid to nullify the relentless Chris Robshaw’s influence at the Stoop. Photog: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Form, as a noun, is the visible shape or configuration of something. It’s a particular way in which a thing exists or, and this is crucial, appears.A(...)

Luke Fitzgerald has been named in the Leinster side to play Harlequins at The Stoop on Sunday, with coach Matt O’Connor making 10 changes to his starting line up

Leinster coach Matt O’Connor has named a strong line up for Sunday's trip to The Stoop to play Harlequins, making 10 changes in total from the side(...)

 Jamie Heaslip should be one of the few survivor from when Harlqeuins and Leisnetr last met in 2009.  Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

The Leinster team won’t be selected until Friday. But of the 15 players who started against Harlequins in the 2009 ‘Bloodgate’ quarter-final, probably(...)

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(...)

Tommy O’Donnell has worked hard to regain his Munster and Ireland place. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Tommy O’Donnell had, seemingly, arrived only to disappear just as quickly. Capped on the 2013 summer tour of North America, the 27-year-old Munster o(...)

 Ben Te’o will debut against Edinburgh on Friday.  Photograph: Cathal Noonan / Inpho

Kevin McLaughlin returns from injury to lead Leinster out against Edinburgh at the RDS on Friday night, while new recruit Ben Te’o will debut at outsi(...)

Dave Kearney could make his Leinster return in Friday’s Guinness Pro12 game against Edinburgh on Friday night. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Leinster’s injury woes have receded somewhat with the return to training this week of Irish internationals Shane Jennings, Jordi Murphy, Dave Kearney (...)

Former Ireland international Geordan Murphy is  regarded as favourite to succeed Paul Burke. Photograph: David Rogers/Getty Images

Former Ireland international Paul Burke has stepped down as backs’ coach at the Leicester Tigers. Geordan Murphy would be regarded as favourite to suc(...)