Hooker Damien Varley made 121 appearances for Munster and won three caps for Ireland during his career. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Munster have confirmed the sad news that hooker Damien Varley has been forced to retire from rugby after failing to fully recover from a foot injury s(...)

Leinster scrumhalf Eoin Reddan in action during training at UCD. Photograph: Clive O’Donohoe/Inpho

The Leinster trio of Noel Reid, Richardt Strauss and Tom Denton have all been ruled out of Friday’s Guinness Pro 12 encounter with Zebre at the RDS du(...)

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(...)

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 Dave Kearney (in white) is hoping to secure wing birth for the province’s European Cup tie against Castres on Saturday. Photograph: Simon King/Inpho

Uncertain days in Leinster with their interest in European rugby on the brink and the Six Nations Championship looming, there’s just a couple more we(...)

Leinster’s Zane Kirchner sustained a small fracture in his shin during win over Ulster at RDS. Photograph: Billy Stickland / Inpho

Leinster’s Zane Kirchner has been ruled out for four weeks and will miss Saturday’s Champions Cup match against Castres Olympique at the RDS. There w(...)

Jack McGrath runs risk of longer ban if appeal is rejected. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Leinster are considering whether to appeal the three-game ban handed down to Jack McGrath on Friday. The loosehead prop was suspended for stamping on (...)

Jamie Heaslip at the pre-match press conference. Photograph: INPHO/Ryan Byrne

As regular season games go, the stakes here are higher than is even usually the case for an interpro derby. Aside from the manifold implications at th(...)

Leinster captain  Jamie Heaslip is back in the starting XV this weekend.  Photograph: Cathal Noonan / Inpho

Leinster have made five changes to the side that was beaten by Munster ahead of their clash with Ulster at the RDS on Saturday.Four of those changes c(...)