Ulster outhalf Paddy Jackson runs in a try late in the  Guinness Pro 12 victory over Leinster at  Kingspan Stadium in Belfast. Photograph:  Darren Kidd/Inpho/Presseye

Ulster 30 Leinster 6 Ulster put one foot into the play-offs, and ensured Leinster will have to beat Treviso next Saturday if they are to ensure a hom(...)

Johnny Sexton starts for Leinster against Ulster. Photograph: Inpho

Johnny Sexton returns to the Leinster side for Saturday’s inter-provincial clash with Ulster. Sexton’s last appearance saw him score 16 points to gu(...)

Leinster head coach Leo Cullen will hope his team remain at the top of the Pro12 with a win over Edinburgh. Photograph: Gary Carr/Inpho

Leinster’s Rob Kearney will return from injury to start in Friday night’s crucial Pro12 match against Edinburgh at the RDS Arena. Kearney will start (...)

Rob Kearney has yet to play three matches in a row due to injuries this season. Photograph: Gary Carr/Inpho.

Rob Kearney would reject the notion that the third time’s a charm when applied specifically to injury woes this season. Since the Rugby World Cup he(...)

Rob Kearney will be back for Leinster’s Pro 12 clash with Glasgow on Friday. Photograph: Inpho

Leinster’s injury issues appearing to be clearing up appreciably with the confirmation that Rob Kearney will be back for Friday night’s Guinness Pro12(...)

Gordon D’Arcy celebrates a try against Munster in the 2009 Heineken Cup semi-final. “It was  as seamless a performance as Leinster have ever produced.” Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Rugby has changed but Leinster versus Munster has a permanency to it. Even considering all that’s happened in recent seasons, it should still be the g(...)

Connacht and Ireland secondrow Ultan Dillane, who missed  the game against Leinster  through injury, has recovered and  will be available for selection this  weekend against Ulster. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

A lot of tackles and no shortage of collisions for Leinster against a Connacht side that was intent on retaining ball possession ensures a wait- and-(...)

Leinster coach Girvan Dempsey remains confident Cian Healy and Seán O’Brien will regain the performance and fitness levels that allowed them play such(...)

Luke Fitzgerald could return for Leinster’s trip to play Connacht. Photograph: Inpho

Luke Fitzgerald is fully training and expected to feature as Leinster seek to remove Connacht from top of the Pro 12 at the Sportsground this Saturday(...)

The Irish team is expected to be unchanged for the visit of Scotland. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Rory Best’s calf strain remains the biggest impediment to Joe Schmidt retaining the same starting XV from last Saturday’s record-breaking 58-15 win o(...)