Rarely has the Irish presence at Europe’s top table been so imperilled. As the last Irish team standing in the European Champions Cup, it is up to Lei(...)

Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Doug Baldwin (L) celebrates as confetti falls after the Seahawks defeated the Packers to win the NFC Championship Playoffs game at CenturyLink Field in Seattle. (Photograph: EPA/JOHN G. MABANGLO)

The Seattle Seahawks return to the Super Bowl to defend their title after a remarkable 28-22 comeback victory in overtime over the Green Bay Packers i(...)

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 (...)

Cian Healy has been training for several weeks but has yet to engage in full-contact rugby. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Leinster and Ireland prop Cian Healy will find out today whether he is ready to resume contact and scrum work.Healy, who has been training for severa(...)

Marty Moore returns to the Leinster side after a shoulder injury. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho.

Cardiff Blues v Leinster Cardiff Arms Park, 2.40 Ahead of potentially season-defining European games against Castres and Wasps, Leinster are showing(...)

Matt O’Connor welcomes Rob Kearney back into the Leinster side for tomorrow’s trip to Cardiff. (Photograph: INPHO/Ryan Byrne)

Leinster coach Matt O’Connor has made 11 changes from the side which beat Ulster 24-11 last weekend for tomorrow’s fixture against Cardiff Blues at(...)

Hooker Richardt Strauss will make his 100th appearance for Leinster in their Guinness Pro 12 game away to Munster at Thomond Park on St Stephen’s Day. Photograph:  Dan Sheridan/Inpho 4:16

Munster coach Anthony Foley has made eight changes to his side as they look to put an end to a three-match losing streak in the sold-out Guinness Pro (...)

Ian Madigan and Dany Care have both been given warnings for an incident which occured late on in Leinster’s 14-13 Champions Cup victory over Harlequins at the Aviva Stadium, while ’Quins lock Charlie Matthews has been cited for alledgedly making contact with the eye area of Dominic Ryan

Ian Madigan has been issued with a warning from the citing commissioner following an incident with Danny Care in the closing stages of Leinster’s 14-1(...)

Leinster flanker Rhys Ruddock leaves the pitch with his right arm in a sling following the European Champions Cup win over Saracens. Photograph:  Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Rhys Ruddock’s arm injury looks set to curtail the 24-year-old’s breakthrough season at Test level. Capped at openside wing forward in the big Novembe(...)

Jamie Heaslip clenches his fist on the full time whistle as Leinster see off Harlequins 14-13 at the Aviva Stadium 5:01

Leinster 14 Harlequins 13It was a grim, a dour arm wrestle, for large tranches devoid of imagination, wit, subtlety, and anything that might resemble (...)