Wasps duo Andy Goode and Christian  tangle with Leinster’s  Luke Fitzgerald   during the European Rugby Champions Cup game  at The Ricoh Arena in Coventry, England. Photograph: Mark Thompson/Getty Images

Luke Fitzgerald believes none of Europe’s big guns will want to face Leinster in a Champions Cup quarter-final – home or away.The Leinster centre’s de(...)

Matt O’Connor could have been forgiven a wry smile last Saturday night. Whereas Ulster and Munster had conceded 93 points between them in exiting the (...)

Rarely has the Irish presence at Europe’s top table been so imperilled. As the last Irish team standing in the European Champions Cup, it is up to Lei(...)

Leinster strength & conditioning coach Daniel Tobin puts Seán O’Brien and Cian Healy through their paces at UCD as they continue their bid to regain full fitness. Photo: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Win at the Ricoh Arena on Saturday and Leinster will have survived the worst plague of injuries in their history. They have reached the juncture they(...)

Jack Conan has been rewarded for a series of standout  displays for Leinster with a place in an extended 46-man Ireland and Wolfhounds squad. Photograph:  James Crombie/Inpho

Jack Conan’s standout season with Leinster has been rewarded with a place in Joe Schmidt’s extended 46-man Ireland squad for the opening Six Nations g(...)

Ireland and Leinster prop Cian Healy is nearing a return. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Cian Healy is poised to feature for the Ireland Wolfhounds against the England Saxons at Musgrave Park on Friday week.Despite a shortage of loosehead(...)

Leinster will not register Sean O’Brien or Cian Healy for Saturday’s trip to play London Wasps. (Photograph: INPHO/Ryan Byrne)

Leinster have not registered either Cian Healy or Sean O’Brien ahead of Saturday’s final European Champions Cup pool match against Wasps at the Ricoh (...)

Leinster’s Sean Cronin in action last Saturday. The province seems to have more access to private backing than its Irish counterparts. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho.

And then there was one, so thank heavens for Leinster. In fact, one could go further, and give praise to Glasgow too, given these are ominous times fo(...)

Seán O’Brien is back in training and “improving every day” according to skills coach Richie Murphy. Photograph: INPHO/Dan Sheridan

Leinster face a decision on Tuesday on whether to register prop Cian Healy or flanker Seán O’Brien for their final pool match in the European Champio(...)

Sean O’Brien and Cian Healy are in line to make their returns from injury against London Wasps at the weekend. (Photograph: INPHO/Ryan Byrne)

Leinster hope that Cian Healy and Sean O’Brien will be fit for their final European Champions Cup pool match against Wasps this week. The Irish loose(...)