Seán O’Brien (left) and  Ian Madigan (cap) sat out Leinster training. Photograph: Ryan Byrne / Inpho

Seán O’Brien and Ian Madigan sat out Leinster training last night but both are expected to be fit to face Scarlets at the RDS on Saturday (2.40pm).Le(...)

Shane Jennings arrives for pre-season training at the Leinster rugby squad session in University College Dublin. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

The pressure is already on Leinster to kick-start their season at home to the Scarlets this Saturday and, helpfully, some of their top Irish internati(...)

Glasgow’s Josh Strauss celebrates his try in the first half at Scotstoun. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Glasgow 22 Leinster 20Glasgow gained revenge for defeat in last season’s play-offs with a narrow Guinness Pro12 win over Leinster at Scotstoun Stadium(...)

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(...)

 Leinster’s Sean O’Brien will lead the team against Ulster at Tallaght stadium. Photograph:  Donall Farmer/Inpho

Sean O’Brien will captain Leinster against Ulster in a pre-season friendly at Tallaght stadium tomorrow (4.0).The Lions and Ireland backrow forward st(...)

 Leinster’s Gordon D’Arcy, Jimmy Gopperth and Seán O’Brien at the launch of the new Leinster European Shirt. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Filling the considerable void left by Jonathan Sexton was never going to be easy, but as debut seasons go, Leinster’s Jimmy Gopperth has good reaso(...)

Of all the the emerging young players on the tour of Argentina, the one  who made the biggest impression on Joe Schmidt was flanker  Rhys Ruddock. Photograph:  Billy Stickland/Inpho

It was a small, relatively throwaway remark but it was worth noting nonetheless. “This was my first tour,” Joe Schmidt reminded us, and you forget, fo(...)

Simon Zebo breaks clear of the Argentina defence to score Ireland’s first try during the second Test in Tucumán, Argentina. Photograph:  Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Argentina 17 Ireland 23: Ireland huffed and puffed in the clammy Tucumán air of north eastern Argentina to eventually complete a slightly laboured (...)

Simon Zebo in action against Argentina on Saturday. Photograph: Inpho/Dan Sheridan.

Despite emerging with an apparently clean bill of health from a bruising and sapping first test win in Residencia, true to Joe Schmidt’s word in gi(...)

 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(...)