Toulon winger Bryan Habana dives over to score a try in the first half of extra time in the Champions Cup semi-final against Leinster at Stade Vélodrome in Marseille. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Toulon 25 Leinster 20An increasingly nerve-jangling, tryless epic for 80 minutes, burst into even more dramatic life in 20 minutes of extra-time. This(...)

Seán Cronin and Rob Kearney raise their arms in truumph as Leinster overcome Clermont 19-15 in the Heineken Cup semi-final in 2012. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

If there has been one outstanding high point in Leinster’s storied European Cup history, it is probably their epic semi-final win over Clermont in Bor(...)

Sean O’Brien returns to the Leinster starting line-up for Sunday’s Champions Cup semi-final against Toulon. Photograph: Inpho

Leinster’s second row options have been further depleted by injury to Tom Denton. The Englishman’s bicep strain sees his place on the bench for Sun(...)

Shane Jennings will captain Leinster for Sunday’s Pro 12 fixture away at Newport Gwent Dragons. Photograph: Inpho

Leinster boss Matt O’Connor has made 12 changes to the side which beat Bath to progress to the Champions Cup semi-final for Sunday’s Pro (...)

 Mick Kearney is one of Leinster’s four new signings. Photo: James Crombie/Inpho

Leinster boss Matt O’Connor has confirmed the signing of Connacht lock Mick Kearney and Clontarf frontrows Royce Burke Flynn and Ian Hirst for next se(...)

Jamie Heaslip captains Leinster in their Champions Cup quarter-final against Bath at the Aviva Stadium. Photograph: Inpho

Leinster welcome back all of their Ireland Six Nations winners as Matt O’Connor makes nine changes from the side which drew with Glasgow for Saturday’(...)

South African flanker Francois Louw believes emergence of such English talent as George Ford and Jonathan Joseph bodes well for Somerset club. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Francois Louw, the Springbok flanker, sounds like a man who lives in the moment, his focus not on some other week or other place but very much this w(...)

Cian Healy and Luke Fitzgerald start on the bench for Leinster against Glasgow on Friday night. Photograph: Inpho

A number of Leinster’s Ireland Six Nations winners have been named in Matt O’Connor’s 23-man squad to play Glasgow Warriors at the RDS on Friday night(...)

Dave Kearney says he’s delighted for the Irish team. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

A conflict of emotion is understandable. Richardt Strauss and Dave Kearney were enthusiastic couch-bound supporters, delighting in Ireland’s 40-10 Si(...)

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(...)