Dominic Ryan will captain Leinster in their friendly against Ulster on Friday night. Photograph: Sportsfile

Dominic Ryan will captain Leinster against Ulster on Friday night as the Leo Cullen era begins at Ravenhill. Backrow Ryan is one of three Ireland inte(...)

Leinster’s Noel Reid breaks free to score a try in the Guinness Pro 12 game against Edinburgh at   Murrayfield. Photo: Robert Perry/Inpho

Edinburgh 23 Leinster 36 Edinburgh’s hopes of playing in the European Champions Cup next season were snuffed out when they lost 36-23 to a work(...)

Matt O’Connor has names his Leinster side to face Castres Olympique at the RDS tomorrow, with Jamie Heaslip returning to skipper the team from number (...)

Matt O’Connor welcomes Rob Kearney back into the Leinster side for tomorrow’s trip to Cardiff. (Photograph: INPHO/Ryan Byrne)

Leinster coach Matt O’Connor has made 11 changes from the side which beat Ulster 24-11 last weekend for tomorrow’s fixture against Cardiff Blues at(...)

Jamie Heaslip at the pre-match press conference. Photograph: INPHO/Ryan Byrne

As regular season games go, the stakes here are higher than is even usually the case for an interpro derby. Aside from the manifold implications at th(...)

 Richardt Strauss is back after five months out with a hamstring injury. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Leinster coach Matt O’Connor welcomes back a number of players ahead of tomorrow’s Pro12 match against Zebre (3.0, Irish time).Hooker Richardt Strauss(...)

The Connacht duo of Kieran Marmion and Rodney Ah You after making their debuts in the first Test against Argentina  at Estadio Centenario in Resistencia. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

In stark contrast to the weekly workload of his Connacht career over the last couple of seasons, Kieran Marmion has had to bide his time with Ireland.(...)

 Leinster’s Luke McGrath: crossed for a try in the 65th minute at Donnybrook. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Leinster A 23 Moseley 13 Holders Leinster made it five wins from five at Donnybrook on Friday night with second-half tries from Bryan Byrne, Lu(...)

UCD players celebrate their promotion to Division 1A of the Ulster Bank League. Photo: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

It was a stunning triumph in the terms of the context of the occasion, the nature of the victory and manner in which it adhered to the e(...)