Wasps player  Simon McIntyre tries to tackle Leinster’s Ian Madigan during the European Rugby Champions Cup match  on November 15th. Photograph:  Ian Walton/Getty Images

At first glance, Leo Cullen himself might not appear to provide the greatest antidote to one of his players heading abroad given his own t(...)

 Josh van der Flier breaks through to score Leinster’s try during the  Champions Cup loss to Bath  at the Recreation Ground. Photograph: David Davies/PA Wire.

Leinster didn’t get out of their Pool in the 2007/08 season. After defeat in Toulouse and then Edinburgh, the European campaign was effectively over b(...)

Eddie Jones has moved from coaching the Japanese national rugby team which defeted South Africa during the recent 2015 Rugby World Cup to the Stormers. Photograph: Getty Images

The odds on Eddie Jones becoming the next England head coach continue to tumble, but the Stormers are adamant their new boss will remain in Cape Town.(...)

Jonathan Sexton with Leinster head coach Leo Cullen at squad training. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Leinster v Wasps, RDS BT Sport Europe, Saturday 1pm Leo Cullen may see Wasps as the first real challenge of his coaching career with Leinster. He kn(...)

Stuart Lancaster has stepped down as England head coach after the side’s disastrous Rugby World Cup campaign. Photo: Richard Heathcote/Getty Images

Stuart Lancaster has paid the price for England’s dismal World Cup campaign by stepping down as head coach. Lancaster, whose side became the first hos(...)

England rugby officials have denied that Australia coach Michael Cheika is being lined up for the England job. Photograph:   David Davies/PA

Twickenham officials have rejected claims the Wallabies coach, Michael Cheika, has been approached about potentially coaching England. A report in The(...)

 Jamie Heaslip, right, Leinster Rugby, is interviewed by Ian Prior on the Centre Stage: “The France game with all that support was the most mental scene I’ve ever been involved in.”

Irish rugby international and Leinster player Jamie Heaslip reckons GPS is the biggest technological innovation in the game since he started playing r(...)

Japan players celebrate their momentous victory over South Africa in the pool section – the Brave Blossoms missed out on a place in the quarter-finals but won the hearts of the rugby world. Photograph: Getty Images

Gerry Thornley Match of the tournament? Spoilt for choice. Japan provided the best finish, Australia v Argentina was the most breathless, but t(...)

Dan Carter (centre) has been named the World Rugby player of the year for 2015. New Zealand won the team award. Photograph:  Glyn Kirk/AFP

New Zealand outhalf Dan Carter has followed up his man-of-the-match performance in Saturday’s World Cup final by being crowned World Rugby player of t(...)

Kurtley Beale has come to embody Michael Cheika’s Wallabies revolution and has now been backed to typify Australia’s bid for future greatness. Photograph: Mike Egerton/PA

Kurtley Beale has come to embody Michael Cheika’s Wallabies revolution and has now been backed to typify Australia’s bid for future greatness. Cheika (...)