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(...)

Munster head coach Anthony Foley: “If a player has committed to us in terms of contract we need to make sure we are looking after this player as well.” Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Tyler Bleyendaal is not a piece of meat. The Cabtabrian is, however, a professional rugby player with a serious neck injury. Last night Munster coach (...)

Kane Douglas in action during a Waratahs Super Rugby training session at Moore Park in Sydney. Photograph:  Mark Metcalfe/Getty Images

Leinster coach Matt O’Connor is confident Australian secondrow Kane Douglas will be in Ireland before the season’s first round of the Champions Cup be(...)

Kane Douglas still hoping for Wallabies call-up ahead of Leinster move. Photograph: Morgan Treacy / Inpho

If his career takes a turn for the better Australian secondrow Kane Douglas may not be available to play with Leinster until December. The lock, a pe(...)

Ireland head coach Joe Schmidt with Ian Madigan and Paddy Jackson during an Ireland squad training session at Carton House last November.

Spondylolysis has reopened the Test window for Ian Madigan. Paddy Jackson joined up with the Ireland squad for this week’s two-day camp in Dublin but(...)

New Leinster lock Kane Douglas has won 14 Australian caps. Photograph: Getty.

Kane Douglas has signed a three-year contract with Leinster. However, the 14-time capped Wallaby lock is contracted to the Australian Rugby Union unti(...)

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

Kane Douglas’ arrival in Dublin – at an unscheduled date and for an unknown period of time (a policy Matt O’Connor has adopted from Leicester) – is in(...)

The career of Stephen Ferris (above) may be over, with one of Ulster’s greatest ever flankers struggling to recover from a recurring ankle injury. (...)

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-(...)

 Gordon D’Arcy is one of a number of senior players who have signed new contracts with Leinster. Donall Farmer/Inpho

Leinster have confirmed that 21 players have signed new contracts to continue playing with the province next season and beyond and that Dudley born, (...)