Leinster’s Seán Cronin is looking forward to coming up against Ulster’s Rory Best this weekend. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Leinster sat down and had what might constitute an emergency meeting after their second pool defeat in Europe last week. The squad met on Sunday fol(...)

Bath drive over on their way to a penalty try in their European Champions Cup victory over Leinster at the Recreation Ground, Bath, on Saturday. Photograph:  Dan Sheridan/Inpho

The numbers brook no argument. Leinster conceded seven penalties at the scrum, according to the official figures, one of which was adjudged to merit a(...)

 Ian Madigan, Hayden Triggs and Isaac Boss have some fun at Leinster squad training. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

This will tell us much about Leinster. They’ve backed themselves into quite a corner and both the circumstances of a brutally tough pool along with(...)

Leinster coach Leo Cullen: “There are areas we can fix that are very much in our control.” Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

The mental torment of last Sunday’s 33-6 defeat to Wasps has been exacerbated by a physical tariff ahead of tomorrow’s Champions Cup pool match agains(...)

“It hits home a bit more when you have lived there for a few years,” said Jonathan Sexton on the Paris terror attacks. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

As bulk suppliers toward Ireland’s World Cup campaign, with 18 players having been part of that intense four-month programme of pre-season, warm-up (...)

The Leinster squad during training on Tuesday. Photo: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Ben Te’o (glute), Luke Fitzgerald (shoulder) and Rhys Ruddock (wrist) all took part in training with Leinster in their UCD base on Tuesday afternoon a(...)

Leinster coach Leo Cullen said his team’s performance against Wasps in the European Champions Cup at the RDS was “pretty awful”. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho.

A week for Leinster ended the way it always seemed to have been heading. As Leo Cullen counted the frontline players that were not available – Rob (...)

Seán Cronin’s World Cup started well with a try against Canada but ended with him being left out of the matchday squads against France and Argentina. Photograph: Stuart Forster/Getty Images.

Comebacks in sport more often end in tears than glory. Career obituaries around the world are littered with them, stories that fail to reignite. Th(...)

Jonathan Sexton will resume career with Leinster for first time since 2013. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Benetton Treviso v Leinster Sunday, November 1, Stadio di Monigo, 3.0 Sky Sports 3 Leo Cullen has wasted no time in injecting Irish(...)

Ireland’s Johnny Sexton is expected to start against Argentina. Photo: Getty Images 5:00

Irish team manager Mick Kearney has given the broadest hint yet that Johnny Sexton will be fit to start Ireland’s World Cup quarter-final against Arge(...)