Leinster’s Darragh Fanning scores his first  try against Treviso. Photograph: Giuseppe Fama / Inpho

Treviso 24 Leinster 24The physical aches and pains will probably pale when weighed against the mental anguish that the Leinster players will feel in t(...)

Leinster’s Luke Fitzgerald tackles Greig Tonks of Edinburgh at the RDS last month. Photo: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

The No 13 debate, and need to fill that void, has been reignited by Matt O’Connor selecting Luke Fitzgerald at outside centre for Sunday’s arduous yet(...)

“He’s a bloke who’s been around the traps and has proven he can do a job at the top level and is going to be invaluable for us over the next three months.” – Matt O’Connor on Jamie Hagan. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Leinster have announced the signing of prop Jamie Hagan from London Irish on a three-month loan deal ahead of Sunday’s trip to Italy to face Benetton (...)

The Springboks are “coached by the fist-pumping, eye-bulging, table-thumping, shall we say expressive Heyneke Meyer.” Photograph: David Rogers/Getty Images.

And so it’s autumn again, or as the Yanks would have it, “fall”. The season of wonder and mystery is well under way as long, balmy nights have given w(...)

Leinster’s Tom Denton offloads to Ben Marshall to score  a try during the  Guinness Pro12 game against Edinburgh at the  RDS. Photograph:  Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Leinster 33 Edinburgh 8 It’s the injuries that resonate. Again. Ben Te’o showed a glimpse of that Rugby League power before the recently landed Auckla(...)

Ben Te’o has been relearning rugby union at Leinster training after converting from league to join the province. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho.

  Leinster v Edinburgh RDS Arena, 7.35pm TG4 Ben Te’o will be the centre of attention in every respect for tonight’s Guinness Pro12(...)

Ian Madigan kicks the penalty that put Leinster into a winning lead in  their European Champions Cup match against Castres in France at weekend. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

The European Champions Cup hasn’t exactly set the pulses racing just yet, has it? Maybe it was due to the nature of the arm wrestles that the Irish(...)

Ruan Pienaar will undergo a fitness test in Dublin next week ahead of South Africa’s opening game of their European tour against Ireland. photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Some good news for Leinster in yesterday’s 36-man Springbok squad for the European tour that begins in Dublin on November 8th as Heyneke Meyer has (...)

Leinster’s Jamie Heaslip tries to keep possession against Castres Olympique at the Stade Pierre Antoine yesterday. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

It wasn’t pretty, but it was effective, and it’s left Leinster sitting pretty. The only away team to win in the Stade Pierre Antoine last season, Lein(...)

Leinster captain Jamie Heaslip is tackled by Castres’ Richie Gray during the European Rugby Champions Cup game at   Stade Pierre Antoine. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Leinster captain Jamie Heaslip admitted his side made it hard on themselves in claiming back to back victories in the European Rugby Champions Cup as (...)