Leinster’s Luke Fitzgerald against Zebre.  Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Luke Fitzgerald had surgery three weeks ago on four different areas of his groin and abdomen to correct issues that caused injury and ruined last seas(...)

Stuart Hogg of Glasgow Warriors has been dropped from the Glasgow Warriors’ squad for the Pro12 final against Leinster at the RDS on Saturday. Photograph: Ian MacNicol/Getty Images.

Stuart Hogg will not play any part in Saturday’s Pro12 final at the RDS. The Scotland fullback has been excluded from Gregor Townsend’s squad as he ac(...)

Mike McCarthy at Tuesday’s Leinster training session at  UCD. Photograph:  Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Leinster coach Matt O’Connor stated today that Mike McCarthy trained with the squad following a calf strain and should feature in Saturday’s Pro 12 fi(...)

Brian O’Driscoll: Matt O’Connor maintained he’ll be okay for next Saturday’s semi-final game against Ulster at the RDS.

The end-of-season play-offs have a decidedly familiar ring to them, with Leinster earning their fifth home semi-final, Glasgow and Munster each in the(...)

Noel Reid and Brendan Macken: two of the younger players who will come into consideration to fill the Leinster number 13 jersey. Photograph: Inpho.

Brian O’Driscoll’s view on his, as yet uncrowned, successor to the number 13 jersey is simple: keep it in the bloodline. Leo Cullen’s take on it, whil(...)

As Leinster applied the finishing touches to their playing roster for next season without disclosing how long each player has signed for, Johnny Sexto(...)

Leinster head coach Matt O’Connor says Leinster should have something to announce about Kane Douglas in the next few weeks.

Centres and secondrows have been occupying Matt O’Connor’s mind. The Leinster coach has been in talks with 6ft 6in Australian lock Kane Douglas but no(...)

Jared Payne receives his red card from referee Jerome Garces during Ulster’s Heineken Cup quarter-final against Saracens. Photograph: Darren Kidd/Inpho

Having served his two-week suspension for his red card in the Heineken Cup, Ulster’s Jared Payne comes straight back into Mark Anscombe’s side – albei(...)

 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(...)

Brian O’Driscoll returns to  the Leinster starting XV to face Treviso at the RDS. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/ Inpho

Leinster have made two changes to the side that lost to Ospreys last week ahead of Friday afternoon’s RaboDirect Pro12 meeting with Treviso at (...)