Leinster’s Mike Ross is tackled by  Harlequins’ Nick Easter  during the European Champions Cup match at the Aviva Stadium. Photograph:  Niall Carson/PA

Ireland tighthead prop Mike Ross has signed a new one-year deal with the IRFU that will keep the Corkman with Leinster until June 2016 at least.Ross(...)

Leinster’s Rhys Ruddock: will be renewing acquaintances with Harlequins’ Dave Ward in the big clash at the Aviva. Photo: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Befitting the weekend’s biggest attendance by some distance, this is simply huge. The ramifications of tonight’s encounter at the Aviva will ripple fo(...)

Mike Ross has won 44 international caps since cementing his place as Ireland’s first-choice tighthead five years ago.  Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho.

Mike Ross has agreed a new one-year contract with the IRFU and Leinster which will take him up to the end of the 2015/’16 season. The 34-year-old tig(...)

Rhys Ruddock: “If we get a good turnout and the atmosphere is right, I think it will lift us, definitely.” Photo: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Leinster need to beat Harlequins at the Aviva Stadium this Saturday and also deny Conor O’Shea’s team a bonus point if they are to regain leadership o(...)

 Harlequins’ Aseli Tikoirotuma breaks against Leinster at the Stoop. Photograph: Andrew Fosker/Inpho

Harlequins 24 Leinster 18Leinster took the bare minimum from The Stoop after being caught cold by two tries in quick succession from Harlequins in the(...)

Luke Fitzgerald has been named in the Leinster side to play Harlequins at The Stoop on Sunday, with coach Matt O’Connor making 10 changes to his starting line up

Leinster coach Matt O’Connor has named a strong line up for Sunday's trip to The Stoop to play Harlequins, making 10 changes in total from the side(...)

Rob Kearney: Conor O’Shea, a former Leinster fullback, will underline the folly of kicking poorly to  Kearney. Photograph: Inpho.

Given the emphasis Leinster place on kicking to contest and kicking for territory as part of what teams now call their “exit strategies” Harlequins fu(...)

 Jamie Heaslip should be one of the few survivor from when Harlqeuins and Leisnetr last met in 2009.  Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

The Leinster team won’t be selected until Friday. But of the 15 players who started against Harlequins in the 2009 ‘Bloodgate’ quarter-final, probably(...)

Manchester United’s Marouane Fellaini celebrates scoring his side’s first goal in the 2-1 win over Stoke City at Old Trafford last night
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  • December 3, 2014, 08:27

RIP Hughsey In the early hours the funeral of Phillip Hughes took place in his hometown of Macksville, New South Wales. More than a thousan(...)

Mike Ross: hoping for a two-year extension to his contract. Photo: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

The IRFU have offered Mike Ross a one year contract extension. The only tighthead prop under national contract, Ross recently stated his desire to si(...)