Matt O’Connor has names his Leinster side to face Castres Olympique at the RDS tomorrow, with Jamie Heaslip returning to skipper the team from number (...)

Jamie Heaslip at the pre-match press conference. Photograph: INPHO/Ryan Byrne

As regular season games go, the stakes here are higher than is even usually the case for an interpro derby. Aside from the manifold implications at th(...)

Ian Madigan in action against the Ospreys in the game at the RDS. The Ireland international has been passed fir to face Harlequins in the European Champions Cup. Photograph:   Ryan Byrne/Inpho

The Leinster medics have cleared Ian Madigan to face Harlequins at The Stoop this Sunday but doubts surround the return of Luke Fitzgerald and Richard(...)

Leinster’s Devin Toner in action against Ulster in their RaboDirect Pro12 play-off semi-final at the RDS earlier this month.

Greatest compliment that can be offered to Devin Toner is nobody laments the departure of Nathan Hines and Brad Thorn, or even the imminent retiremen(...)

Leinster’s Mike McCarthy will captain the Emerging Ireland squad at the IRB  Nations Cup in June. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Five full internationals have been named in a 26-strong Emerging Ireland squad for the three game IRB Nations Cup in Romania in mid-June.Connacht’s Da(...)

Iain Henderson at squad training in Carton House, Maynooth. 3:02

Iain Henderson appears set to stand in for Peter O’Mahony should the Irish management decide the Munster flanker would be better served by anot(...)

Coach Joe Schmidt braves the rain during Ireland’s  training session at Carton House  prior to the squad’s  departure for London. Photo: James Crombie/Inpho 3:39

Joe Schmidt and the Irish squad beat a hasty retreat from their Carton House base in Kildare yesterday after fulfilling their media obligations in (...)

Tommy Bowe: unlikely to see action in this Six Nations due to his troublesome groin injury. Photo: Dan Sheridan/Inpho  1:55

Whereas England have been denied the opportunity to stick with the same team in the opening three games of the Six Nations for the f(...)

Leo Cullen during Leinster training earlier this week. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Leo Cullen will make his first appearance of the season for Leinster having been named in the starting line-up for tomorrow night’s Rabo Pro12 meeting(...)

Eoin Reddan will replace Conor Murray against Australia. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Nobody is safe in camp Ireland. The zippy service of Eoin Reddan, a ball playing Luke Marshall and Devin Toner rubberstamped as one of the inner circl(...)