Ulster centre Stuart McCloskey could turn out to be a bolter for Ireland’s World Cup squad. Photograph: Darren Kidd/Presseye/Inpho

For the third year in succession an Emerging Ireland squad will head for Eastern Europe in early summer to compete in a tournament that at face value (...)

Rhys Ruddock has been named on the Emerging Ireland squad. Photo: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Leinster backrow Rhys Ruddock has been included in the Emerging Ireland squad to travel to Georgia to compete in the World Rugby Tbilisi Cup in June.R(...)

Rhys Ruddock returns to Leinster training this week. Photo: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Leinster winger Luke Fitzgerald should be back in contention for Ireland’s pre-World Cup test matches in August and September, with the province sayin(...)

Jordi Murphy: “I can’t imagine not being in Europe but we know that we have it in our hands and we’ve got to make sure that we are.” Photo:  Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Injuries notwithstanding, Leinster won’t have any external player management issues ahead of Friday night’s penultimate Guinness Pro12 game against Be(...)

Chris Henry  is hoping Ulster can use Leinster’s short turnaround to their advantage in Ravenhill. Photograph: Jonathan Porter/Presseye/Inpho

First it was knees, then the anterior cruciate ligament and then shoulder reconstruction. There were always hamstrings tweaking before concussion swep(...)

DUBIan Madigan’s kicks were crucial but can Leinster win without Johnny Sexton. Photo: Stu Forster/Getty Images 3:19

Nothing Nothing new about Leinster anyway. This season they have been decimated by injury and denied regular access to their many international(...)

Rhys Ruddock suffered injury against Harlequins in the Champions Cup. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Rhys Ruddock’s truncated season has been ended by a recurrence of the arm problem which has sidelined him for all but two games since mid-December.(...)

Luke Fitzgerald will start on  the wing for Leinster against Scarlets. Photograph: James Crosbie/Inpho.

  Scarlets v Leinster Parc y Scarlets, 5.15, Sky Sports 1 Leinster present a more formidable selection from the one that eked out a(...)

Leinster’s Dominic Ryan tries to  evade the tackle of Ospreys’ Ryan Bevington during the Guinness Pro 12 game at the  Liberty Stadium in Swansea. Photograph: Craig Thomas/Inpho

Ospreys 9 Leinster 9Jimmy Gopperth held his nerve to slot a late penalty and earn Leinster a share of the spoils at the Ospreys.The visitors had looke(...)

Leinster’s Rhys Ruddock has returned to the starting team for Ospreys game. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Leinster will be aiming to pile more misery on an Ospreys side who have seen their title challenge fade since losing influential players to the Six (...)