Ireland captain Paul O’Connell arrives for training at Carlton House today.  Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire.  0:52

Ireland captain Paul O’Connell will lead his country against Wales in the Six Nations Championship match at the Aviva stadium on Saturday.The Munster (...)

Ireland’s Rob Kearney scores the third  try against Scotland  at the Aviva Stadium. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire 3:19

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Ireland captain  Paul O’Connell has been ruled out of the game against Scotland at the Aviva Stadium. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

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  Leinster’s Brian O’Driscoll his  try. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

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 Ian Madigan and Shane Jennings in training. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

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 Peter Lawrie   tees off on the second hole during day two of the Perth International at Lake Karrinyup Country Club. Photograph: by Matt King/Getty Images

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Jimmy Gopperth starts for Leinster against the Ospreys. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Leinster coach Matt O’Connor has chosen Jimmy Gopperth as his starting outhalf for tomorrow’s Heineken Cup clash with the Ospreys at the Liberty st(...)

Leinster’s Shane Jennings will lead the charge into the Dragons’ den at Rodney Parade.

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Ian Madigan training with Leinster this week. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho.
Fitzgerald fit to start for Leinster
  • Rugby
  • September 13, 2013, 12:43

Leinster coach Matt O’Connor has named Luke Fitzgerald on the left wing for the Irish province’s RaboDirect Pro12 game against the Ospreys at the RDS (...)

A general view of a revamped Ravenhill where Ulster beat Leinster in a pre-season friendly.  Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

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