Leinster’s  Mike McCarthy (right) is out of the Emerging Ireland squad. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Leinster’s Mike McCarthy had been ruled out of the Emerging Ireland squad for the IRB Nations Cup in Romania due to a calf injury.McCarthy will be rep(...)

Blackrock outhalf Brian O’Driscoll in possession as Newbridge players including outhalf Brent Ward try to stop him during a  Leinster School’s Senior Cup game at Donnybrook in 1997 Photograph: Matt Kavanagh.

Anyone remember Riaz Fredericks? Big, dreadlocked South African who erected a wall in front of Brian O’Driscoll way back in August 1999. The first of (...)

 Glasgow Warriors head coach Gregor Townsend. Photograph: Dan Sheridan / Inpho

The Stuart Hogg situation needed clearing up ahead of tomorrow’s Pro 12 final and Glasgow Warriors coach Gregor Townsend did just that.Hogg, Scotland’(...)

Stuart Hogg of Glasgow Warriors has been dropped from the Glasgow Warriors’ squad for the Pro12 final against Leinster at the RDS on Saturday. Photograph: Ian MacNicol/Getty Images.

Stuart Hogg will not play any part in Saturday’s Pro12 final at the RDS. The Scotland fullback has been excluded from Gregor Townsend’s squad as he ac(...)

Mike McCarthy at Tuesday’s Leinster training session at  UCD. Photograph:  Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Leinster coach Matt O’Connor stated today that Mike McCarthy trained with the squad following a calf strain and should feature in Saturday’s Pro 12 fi(...)

Dave Kearney leaves the field against Ulster last weekend.  Photograph: Billy Stickland / Inpho

Leinster and Ireland wing Dave Kearney has been ruled out for four to five months by coach Matt O’Connor.Kearney suffered an interior cuciate ligament(...)

Quinn Roux takes the place of the injured Mike McCarthy in the Leinster side to take on Ulster in the RaboDirect Pro12 semi-final at the RDS on Saturday night. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Quinn Roux will start alongside Devin Toner in the Leinster secondrow for Saturday night’s RaboDirect Pro12 semi-final against Ulster at the RDS after(...)

Rated as doubtful earlier in the week, Mike McCarthy could yet feature for Leinster against Ulster in their RaboDirect Pro12 semi-final. Photograph:Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Whereas Ulster are expected to be strengthened by the return of Ruan Pienaar and Rory Best, Leinster’s hand has been weakened by the loss of Richardt (...)

Leinster’s Seán O’Brien is tackled by Alasdair Dickinson of Edinburgh during the RaboDirect Pro12 game at the  RDS. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Leinster 15 Edinburgh 13: There’s a strong argument for this being Leinster’s worst showing of the entire campaign. But they survived to finish top of(...)

As Leinster applied the finishing touches to their playing roster for next season without disclosing how long each player has signed for, Johnny Sexto(...)