Adam Byrne will make his second appearance for Leinster three years after his first. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Number crunching highlights the magnitude of the task facing Leinster as they look to clamber to the top of the Guinness Pro12 in the inhospitable su(...)

Leinster’s Sean Cronin celebrates after scoring a try in their clash with Bath in the European Champions Cup. Photo: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Leinster 25 Bath 11 This was a hugely uplifting performance for Irish rugby. All his own doing but Leinster coach Leo Cullen has almost instantly(...)

Munster Head Coach Anthony Foley has made three changes to his side to play Stade Francais at Thomond Park. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho.

A curious quirk of the ill-judged fixture planning for the penultimate round of pool games in the two European competitions is that all four Irish sid(...)

Luke McGrath starts this Saturday against Bath. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Leinster head coach Leo Cullen has named a young team to face Bath in the European Rugby Champions Cup on Saturday in the RDS. Six players - Garry (...)

Leinster’s Tadhg Furlong during training yesterday. Joe Schmidt’s side face Bath in the Champions Cup this weekend. Photo: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

While Leinster believe there is an onus on them to compete in this week’s dead rubber against Bath for league momentum, Joe Schmidt will keep a wary(...)

Ulster’s Jared Payne looks set to be fit for selection for the Six Nations while Iain Henderson is targeting the summer test series with South Africa. Photo: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Ulster’s decision to register Jared Payne with EPC rugby suggests that the Ireland international could be in line to return to competitive rugby befor(...)

Cian Healy of Leinster goes off injured against Munster. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Cian Healy has become the latest Irish injury doubt ahead of next month’s Six Nations after Leinster confirmed he will be out of action for “three to (...)

Leinster backs coach Girvan Dempsey. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

The injury prognosis for Leinster is reasonable as they conclude this segment of the Guinness Pro12 with a game against the Ospreys at the Liberty St(...)

Rob Kearney is tackled by Tiernan O’Halloran during Leinster’s 13-0 win at a sodden RDS on Friday. Photograph: Inpho

Leinster 13 Connacht 0 Leave this as a solid win in atrocious conditions. The relentless wind and sideways downpour demanded a specific approach so(...)

Leinster’s Garry Ringrose in action against Munster at Thomond Park. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

The real shame is Robbie Henshaw will not be running this last time for Connacht against Leinster (or just the latest time if you believe in western m(...)