Isa Nacewa

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Bundee Aki at the Ireland rugby squad training centre at Carton House, Co Kildare. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

During my apprenticeship, I was told by Ronan O’Gara to think three or four phases ahead after any set piece attack. Playing international rugby nowad(...)

Johnny Sexton scores Leinster’s third try in the European Rugby Champions Cup Round 2 game against Glasgow Warriors at Scotstoun Stadium last Saturday. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Not so long ago it was Johnny Sexton who was going to “be a big figure” in Paris. Different times, different rules regarding playing for Ireland. Sex(...)

Leinster centre Noel Reid says tackling technique is key when coming up against bigger men. Photograph: Oisin Keniry/Inpho

Leinster might be basking in the warmth of a satisfying opening two games in Europe. But there’s an elephant in the room. More than 50 missed tackle(...)

Jonathan Sexton during Leinster training at Donnybrook Stadium. Photograph: Gary Carr/Inpho

Johnny Sexton has recovered from a dead leg to take his place in the Leinster team for Saturday’s Champions Cup encounter with Glasgow Warriors in Sco(...)

Girvan Dempsey: “What was massive for us is how the guys stepped up, particularly the young guys coming in.” Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

For an hour or so on Monday afternoon Leinster had defiant notions of training outdoors in the hurricane. Upbeat after a side denuded of celebrity j(...)

Leinster’s James Tracy, Noel Reid and Rhys Ruddock tackle Nemani Nadolo of Montpellier during the  Champions Cup match at the RDS. Photograph:  Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Leinster 24 Montpellier 17 One of the golden rules of navigating ones way out of the European Champions Cup’s treacherous pool stages, all the more s(...)

Leinster’s James Tracy, Noel Reid and Rhys Ruddock tackle Nemani Nadolo of Montpellier during the Champions Cup game at the RDS. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

For Leinster coach Leo Cullen, this had been a draining day at the end of a draining week. Already without Johnny Sexton and Seán O’Brien from earlier(...)

Leinster’s Barry Daly secures a bonus point as he gets over for their fourth try despite Frans Steyn and Timoci Nagusa of Montpellier during the  Champions Cup game at the RDS. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Leinster 24 Montpellier 17 ‘C’mon on ye boys in blue’ has rarely seemed so apt, nor more deserving. Already shorn a stellar list of serial European C(...)

Isa Nacewa at Leinster Rugby press conference, RDS, Dublin. Photograph: ©INPHO/Ryan Byrne

Leinster v Montpellier Venue: RDS.  Kick of: 1pm. TV: Sky Sports Action from 12.30pm. The unexpected absence of Johnny Sexton – playmaker in (...)

Isa Nacewa returns to the Leinster side for the Champions Cup opener against  Montpellier at the RDS on Saturday. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Leo Cullen has said that Johnny Sexton and Rory O’Loughlin had been ruled out of tomorrow’s European Champions Cup opener against Montpellier at the R(...)

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