Ulster hooker Rory Best goes through his paces with the Ireland squad at Carton House, Co Kildare. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Ireland approach their final Guinness Series Test in ruder health than Joe Schmidt and the management ticket might have envisaged. Saturday’s rendezv(...)

Jared Payne injured his foot during the victory over South Africa and has failed to recover in time to face the Wallabies at the Aviva Stadium on Saturday

Jared Payne has been ruled out of consideration for the Ireland team ahead of Saturday’s test match against Australia at the Aviva stadium. The Ulster(...)

International flanker Chris Henry was forced to withdraw from the Ireland squad on the morning of the Test match against South Africa. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho.

Ireland and Ulster flanker Chris Henry will undergo further specialist neurological assessment to determine why he suffered what has been confirmed “(...)

Chris Henry’s injury was initially suspected to have been a viral illness or severe migraine. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Ireland and Ulster flanker Chris Henry will undergo further specialist neurological assessment to determine why he suffered what has been confirmed “a(...)

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(...)

 Richardt Strauss is back after five months out with a hamstring injury. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Leinster coach Matt O’Connor welcomes back a number of players ahead of tomorrow’s Pro12 match against Zebre (3.0, Irish time).Hooker Richardt Strauss(...)

Leinster’s Ian Madigan clashes with Felix Jones and James Coughlan of Munster during the Pro 12 match at the  Aviva Stadium last March. Photograph: Inpho

Leinster v Munster Aviva Stadium, Saturday 6.30pm, Live Sky Sports 2 It’s disrespectful to all others to say the annual early autumn run-in betwe(...)

Leinster’s Rhys Ruddock scores a try despite the challenges from Cardiff’s George Watkins and Lewis Jones at the RDS Last night. Photograph: Inpho

Leinster 37 Cardiff Blues 23 Normal service resumeth. Leinster got their win column on a par with their losses last night and may even have(...)

 Connacht’s Kieran Marmion scores the decisive  try at the Sportsground. Photograph: James Crombie / Inpho

Connacht 10 Leinster 9 “We are top of the league,” chanted the delirious home support in the Clan Terrace. To the delight of the vast majority of the (...)

The Leinster players are put through their paces during training earlier this week.

Glasgow v Leinster (kick-off 5.15pm, Scotstoun Stadium. Sky Sports)While Isaac Boss is in line to make history as the first player to represent two Ir(...)