Leinster’s Cathal Marsh celebrates his try at the RDS. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Leinster 37 Newport Gwent Dragons 13 Youngsters Garry Ringrose and Cathal Marsh scored their first Guinness Pro12 tries as Leinster ran out 37-(...)

Rhys Ruddock is back in the Connacht squad for the game against Newport Gwent Dragons on Saturday. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Leinster Rugby Head Coach Leo Cullen has made two changes to the Leinster XV to take on the Newport Gwent Dragons in the Guinness Pro12 on Saturday. F(...)

Marty Moore has returned to fitness and is available for Leinster’s home game against Dragons at the RDS on Saturday. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Leinster coach Leo Cullen has received a considerable boost ahead of their return to Guinness Pro12 action this weekend with news that Ireland interna(...)

Cian Healy underwent an operation to his neck at the end of last season and will be keen to get game time ahead of the World Cup. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Leinster will oblige Joe Schmidt this week should the Ireland coach asked the province to accommodate Cian Healy in their second match of their Pro12(...)

Darren Cave is set to provide midfield cover for Robbie Henshaw and Jared Payneat the World Cup. Photograph:  Dan Sheridan/Inpho

As has been the case with other World Cup squad selections, there was always going to be some risk-taking when Joe Schmidt and his coaches finalise(...)

Ireland coach Joe Schmidt faces a number of difficult decisions when it comes to selecting his squad for the World Cup. 2:54

Some celebrated outside backs are likely to miss out on the Ireland 31-man squad when it is submitted to the World Cup organisers by 5pm on Monday. No(...)

Stephen Ferris was arguably the most destructive flanker ever to play for Ireland. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

The cruelty of it all reverberates when realising Stephen Ferris only turned 30 this month. Probably the most destructive flanker to play for Irela(...)

Ian Keatley: left out of Ireland’s 45-man training panel for the World Cup.  Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Joe Schmidt’s 45-man Ireland training squad contains two uncapped players, in prop, Tadhg Furlong and number eight Jack Conan, along with a familiar c(...)

Ian Keatley has been left out of Ireland’s 45-man training squad for this year’s Rugby World Cup. Photograph: Inpho

Ireland coach Joe Schmidt has named his 45-man training squad for this year’s Rugby World Cup. Notable absentees from Schmidt’s squad include Ian Kea(...)

Andrew Conway makes a break for Emerging Ireland against Georia in Tbilisi. Photo: GRU/Inpho

Georgia 12 Emerging Ireland 45 Joe Schmidt watched Emerging Ireland win the Tbilisi Cup in emphatic style with a six-try win over hosts Georgia(...)