Connacht’s Quinn Roux: “Quinn Roux is available to play this weekend, John Cooney is not. It is in their contracts,” said a Leinster official. Photograph: Inpho

Leinster have ensured only one of their two players on loan to Connacht will be available to play against them on Friday in Galway. South African lock(...)

Connacht v Dragons The Sportsground, 5.0pm Pending the autumnal arrival of the experienced cavalry from the southern hemisphere, Connacht are (...)

Connacht’s Shane Layden will start at fullback against Newport-Gwent Dragons. Photograph: James Crombie / Inpho

Connacht v Newport-Gwent Dragons, (Saturday, 5pm Sportsground)All Black and new signing Mils Muliaina won’t be up and running for Connacht until his e(...)

Leinster secondrow Quinn Roux will join Connacht on loan until December 31st initially. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Leinster are to loan secondrow Quinn Roux and scrumhalf John Cooney to Connacht next season.South African Roux, who will join on an initial deal up to(...)

 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’(...)

Mike Ross may get the nod over Marty Moore at tighthead for the RaboDirect Pro 12 final against Glasgow. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho.

Indications are that Leinster coach Matt O’Connor will make three changes to the starting XV that beat Ulster for Saturday’s Pro 12 final against Gla(...)

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(...)

Leinster A captain Dominic Ryan in training. Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Leinster A coach Girvan Dempsey has selected a strong side for tomorrow night’s British & Irish Cup Final against Leeds Carnegie at Donnybrook (7.(...)

Leinster have confirmed the signing of Australian second row Kane Douglas. Photograph: Mark Metcalfe/Getty Images Leinster have confirmed the signing of Australian second row Kane Douglas. Photograph: Mark Metcalfe/Getty Images

Kane Douglas’ arrival in Dublin – at an unscheduled date and for an unknown period of time (a policy Matt O’Connor has adopted from Leicester) – is in(...)