New Leinster head coach Leo Cullen won three Heineken Cups with the province as captain. Photograph: Brendan Moran/Sportsfile

Johnny Sexton could hardly have said otherwise when hailing the appointment of Leo Cullen as Leinster’s new head coach, but the manner in which the p(...)

Leinster Rugby have this morning confirmed that Leo Cullen has been appointed as head coach on a two year deal. Photograph: Dáire Brennan/Sportsfile

Leinster and the IRFU have confirmed Leo Cullen as Head Coach of the province on a two year deal. The former Irish second row, who was appointe(...)

Ian Madigan launches a pinpoint crossfield kick for Luke Fitzgerald to score a try in Saturday’s Rugby World Cup warm-up match against Scotland at the Aviva Stadium, Dublin. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Same questions, different day. Ian Madigan continues to suffer under the yoke of perceived versatility as he has done ever since former Leinster coach(...)

Ireland scrum coach Greg Feek with Nathan White, Michael Bent and David Kilcoyne at the squad session at Carton House. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho 6:19

Whatever about keeping his powder dry, Joe Schmidt has held back many of his big guns for the showdown with Wales two weeks’ hence as auditioning for (...)

Cian Healy underwent disc surgery towards the end of last season. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

The IRFU have refused to comment on reports that Irish loosehead prop Cian Healy is struggling to be fit for the Rugby World Cup. The 27-year-old ha(...)

Ireland fullback Rob Kearney at a press conference in 2013 with former Leinster head coach Matt O’Connor. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Rob Kearney noted that Leinster are going back to the future in a bid to consign last year’s disappointment to a footnote in their history. Alt(...)

Leinster’s Kane Douglas: struggled to nail down a starting role in the province last season after suffering a string of injuries. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Leinster are demanding a €250,000 release fee for their Wallaby lock Kane Douglas, according to reports in the Australian media. Douglas, one s(...)

Coach Matt O’Connor talks to the  Leinster players during the Champions Cup semi-final against Toulon in Marseille. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Matt O’Connor has given his backing to Leo Cullen to take over as Leinster head coach following his departure from the post, while advising whoever do(...)

 Isa Nacewa: “Leinster was the one club I wanted to play for and when the opportunity arose I just jumped at it.” Photograph: Hannah Peters/Getty

Isa Nacewa turned down an unofficial approach to resume his playing career during his time with the Auckland Blues but when Leinster made inquiries ea(...)

John Fogarty is currently in Italy with the Ireland Under-20s but will take on the role of Leinster scrum coach with Kurt McQuilkin coming in as a defence coach. Photo: Cathal Noonan/INPHO

Leinster have confirmed the appointment of an additional two senior coaches for the upcoming 2015/’16 season but are yet to reveal who will replace Ma(...)