Leinster’s Kevin McLaughlin makes a welcome return for the province against Connacht at the RDS tonight. Photo: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Amelia Earhart once said that the “most effective way to do it, is to do it.” Leinster might borrow a bit of that conventional simplicity in trying to(...)

Connacht’s Kieran Marmion breaks free to score his sides opening try against Leinster at the Showgrounds last September. Photo: ©INPHO/James Crombie

Over the next fortnight Irish rugby’s internecine rivalries won’t be for the squeamish as provincial bloodletting is disputed ferociously, in pursuit(...)

Dave Kearney will start on the left wing for Leinster for the Pro12 game against Connacht at the RDS. Photograph:  Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Leinster coach Matt O’Connor has made seven changes, including five in the pack, for their return to the Guinness Pro12 for Friday night’s interpro cl(...)

Tottenham Hotspur’s Roberto Soldado scored his first goal for the club since March as his side beat Everton 2-1 at White Hart Lane
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Saints back with a bump With Chelsea’s seemingly unstoppable march to the Premier league title stalling slightly on Saturday evening after a 0-(...)

Luke Fitzgerald will not feature against the Ospreys. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Leinster look set to suffer from more than just the hangover of their disappointing draw with Treviso last weekend, but the province have carried t(...)

Richardt Strauss, who scored for Ireland in their victory over Georgia, faces a race to be fit for Leinster’s game against Pro 12 leaders ospreys on Saturday

Leinster will be without Luke Fitzgerald and Kevin McLaughlin for Saturday’s home game against Pro 12 leaders Ospreys. McLaughlin was forced to come o(...)

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(...)

 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(...)

Leinster’s Seán O’Brien in action against Glasgow Warriors in Scotstoun Stadium, Glasgow, earlier this month in the sides’ Guinness Pro12 rugby clash. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Seán O’Brien will see a specialist this week with regard to an ongoing shoulder problem, which, although officially little is being made of it, must (...)

Leinster’s Dominic Ryan in action against Connacht last week. “Last year certain players got ahead of me that I had been ahead of prior to that. It was just about fighting my way back into it.” Photo: James Crombie/Inpho

Gonzaga College churn out far too many senior counsels for their rugby professionals not to have a decent grasp of oratory as well. The master (...)