Former Australia  coach Robbie Deans: flattered to be linked with the Leinster role, but  the timeline does not suit.  Photograph:  Cameron Spencer/Getty Images

Robbie Deans has ruled himself out of the running for the Leinster head coach job, despite admitting it is one of the most attractive positions in ru(...)

Eoin Reddan: “The important thing for a new guy coming in,  whoever it is, is that people buy into what he wants.” Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Eoin Reddan offered a rueful smile. As the first Leinster player to venture into a media forum following the departure of coach, Matt O’Connor, he kn(...)

Josh Matavesi celebrates his match winning try against Munster in the Pro 12 semi-final - which moments later was disallowed by the TMO. Photograph: Inpho

Heartbreak Decision of The Year Award: Josh Matavesi gets to do the honours here. He can hand the gong to Nigel Owen for noticing something was up bef(...)

Matt O’Connor was popular among the players but he must have felt like David Moyes as Leinster season went awry. Photo: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Akin to David Moyes replacing Alex Ferguson, succeeding Joe Schmidt at Leinster was always going to be the toughest of acts to follow. Next man in, à (...)

Former Australia coach Robbie Deans: his odds shortened rapidly from 17-2 to 1-4 before steadying at 8-15 overnight with Paddy Power,  suggesting he may be Leinster’s preferred choice. Photograph: Cameron Spencer/Getty Images

The former Crusaders and Wallabies’ head coach Robbie Deans has emerged as the front-runner to become the next Leinster head coach in succession to(...)

If Leinster had progressed in the Champions Cup against Toulon it’s unlikely this would have been the season’s outcome. Photo: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

When Leinster took the decision to release Matt O’Connor from his position as head coach with the province, they’d have done so with a heavy heart.(...)

Leinster head coach Matt O’Connor has been let go by the Irish province. Photo: Gary Carr/Inpho

Matt O’Connor has been let go as Leinster coach following a couple of meetings during the week. The Australian was two years into a three year contrac(...)

Leinster’s Ian Madigan was man of the match against Edinburgh. Photo: Robert Perry/Inpho

It may have been a season of under-achievement for Leinster but the former European champions made sure of finishing their campaign on a winning note (...)

Colm O’Shea starts beside Noel Reid at centre in Matt O’Connor’s side’s final Pro12 match. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Pick a low point. The two Munster defeats or the Dragons maybe. But no. It has to be last Friday at the RDS. Grim doesn’t cover it.Even those attendi(...)

Cian Healy has undergone surgery on a disk in his neck. Photograph: Inpho

Cian Healy’s cursed run of injuries, dating back to the 2013 Lions tour of Australia, continues after the 27 year old underwent surgery Friday to repa(...)