Highlanders assistant coach   Tony Brown  has emerged as the leading candidate to take over at Leinster next season. Photo:  Rob Jefferies/Getty Images

Former All Black outhalf Tony Brown has emerged as a leading candidate to become the next Leinster head coach. The 40-year-old, who only retired in 20(...)

Former Leinster forwards coach Jono Gibbes has signed  a three-year extension to his deal with Clermont Auverne. Photo: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

The list of contenders for the position of Leinster head coach is diminishing by the day following the confirmation that Clermont Auvergne assistant c(...)

Rob Kearney, pictured with Scotland’s Greg Laidlaw, England’s Joe Marler and Wales’ George North, has urged Ireland fans to manage their expectations aheadof this year’s Rugby World Cup. Photograph: PA

Rob Kearney believes Ireland’s big Test rivals tipping Joe Schmidt’s men for World Cup glory is little more than a phoney war. Kearney has warned supp(...)

Shane Jennings: “We have to respect the tradition, and we have to do it justice.” Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

By rights they are an anachronism which should have been one of the amateur game’s first casualties with the advent of professionalism. But somehow th(...)

Former Australia  coach Robbie Deans: flattered to be linked with the Leinster role, but  the timeline does not suit.  Photograph:  Cameron Spencer/Getty Images

Robbie Deans has ruled himself out of the running for the Leinster head coach job, despite admitting it is one of the most attractive positions in ru(...)

Former Australia coach Robbie Deans: his odds shortened rapidly from 17-2 to 1-4 before steadying at 8-15 overnight with Paddy Power,  suggesting he may be Leinster’s preferred choice. Photograph: Cameron Spencer/Getty Images

The former Crusaders and Wallabies’ head coach Robbie Deans has emerged as the front-runner to become the next Leinster head coach in succession to(...)

Leinster head coach Matt O’Connor has been let go by the Irish province. Photo: Gary Carr/Inpho

Matt O’Connor has been let go as Leinster coach following a couple of meetings during the week. The Australian was two years into a three year contrac(...)

Alex Cuthbert will play for the Barbarians against Ireland and England. Photo: Mark Metcalfe/Getty Images

Wales duo Adam Jones and Alex Cuthbert are set to make their Barbarians debuts against Ireland and England later this month.Jones and Cuthbert have be(...)

Former Australian Wallabies’ coach Robbie Deans will be head coach of the Barbarians this year. Photograph: Daniel Munoz/Reuters

Former Australia head coach Robbie Deans will oversee the Barbarians for their fixtures against Ireland and England in May.Deans led the Wallabies fro(...)

Australia’s Quade Cooper: is looking forward to playing against  recent IRB World Player of the Year nominee Jonathan Sexton. Photograph: Inpho

Portraying Quade Cooper as an artist is based on the empirical evidence of his performances as a rugby player. Suggesting that the New Zealand-born, W(...)