Listen up: Australian coach Michael Cheika lays down the law. Photo: Xavier Laine/Getty Images

“You don’t got to love me but you will respect me.” Tony Soprano to Christopher Moltisanti, in the doctor’s surgery after Jackie Jnr shot Furio in the(...)

Australia   coach Michael Cheika takes training at Blackrock. Photo: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Michael Cheika the hobo, the Pat Garrett of rugby union is back in town. As he was for Leinster by 2009 he became for the Waratahs this season; a coa(...)

Rob Kearney says that he’s delighted to remain in the blue of Leinster for at least another three years. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Rob Kearney has commited his future to Leinster with a new three year contract which will keep him in the province until he is 31.The Louth native say(...)

The 22-year-old captain, Michael Hooper is one of a number of Australia players coached by Cheika at club level. Photograph: Matt King/Getty Images

An apocryphal tale: Leinster coach Michael Cheika arrives for his post match briefing. “ Yes,” he says “the team did really well. We took our c(...)

Leinster’s Dominic Ryan in action against Connacht last week. “Last year certain players got ahead of me that I had been ahead of prior to that. It was just about fighting my way back into it.” Photo: James Crombie/Inpho

Gonzaga College churn out far too many senior counsels for their rugby professionals not to have a decent grasp of oratory as well. The master (...)

South-African born, Irish-qualified Richardt Strauss in action against his native country in 2012. He qualified under Project Player scheme. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Leinster chief executive Mick Dawson says the province will continue to pursue private money to fund rugby in the future. Speaking in the Aviva to pro(...)

Leinster chief executive Mick Dawson: confirmed offer of contract to Johnny Sexton and expects decision within next week or fortnight. Photograph: Inpho.

There’s a rapidly dwindling appetite for further conjecture on where Jonathan Sexton will be playing his rugby next season. Leinster, in conjunction (...)

Jonny Sexton (left) and Kevin McLoughlin celebrate after beating Ulster in the Heineken Cup Final. Sexton is currently deciding on an offer from Leinster to return to Dublin from Racing Metro. Photograph: : Dara Mac Donaill / THE IRISH TIMES

Leinster’s Chief Executive Mick Dawson today reiterated that they were awaiting a response from Jonathan Sexton to an offer to return to the province (...)

The RDS will increase capacity from 18,500 to 25,000 for the 2017 season.

Leinster and the RDS do not foresee any issues arising from plans to increase the size of their stadium in Ballsbridge. In redeveloping the current g(...)

Leinster and the Royal Dublin Society (RDS) have agreed to redevelop their grounds in Dublin into a 25,000 capacity stadium. The design of the new com(...)