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Joey Carbery has played  267 minutes for Munster so far this season. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

The tradition of Aviva Stadium matches with Munster, their popular reach and brawny size, have never failed to almost fill the Dublin ground. The tet(...)

James Ryan is set to return to Leinster training this week. Photograph: Oisin Keniry/Inpho

Both Irish secondrow James Ryan and flanker Dan Leavy have come through the return to play protocols and will return to Leinster training this week as(...)

Munster scrumhalf Conor Murray’s last match was against Australia on June 23rd, almost exactly three months ago. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

The lack of disclosure about the nature of injuries to Irish rugby players will become more prevalent in a new era of athletes taking ownership of the(...)

Sean O’Conner, co-founder and COO of StatSports. Photograph: The Irish Times/James Forde

Talk to any company bigwig and they’ll happily bang on about how the staff make their business. Some of them even believe it. Few speak about it with (...)

“I cannot describe how it feels to have lived that dream for nearly all my life. The journey has been an uncompromising obsession filled with memories I will cherish forever.”

Former Ireland scrumhalf Peter Stringer has retired from rugby to bring down the curtain on a decorated professional career spanning two decades. Str(...)

Pool 1 after the draw for next year’s Heineken Cup in  Lausanne, Switzerland. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

So much for the elevated status of Leinster as this year’s European champions and one of the protected top seeds for next season’s Heineken Cup. Coa(...)

Leinster prop Jack McGrath at a press conference ahead the Pro14 final against Scarlets. Photograph:  Gary Carr/Inpho

A Leinster team that is predictably unpredictable finds approval with Jack McGrath. The idea comes from the prop with a certain Stuart Lancaster accen(...)

This year’s Champions Cup final will be played in Bilbao. Photograph: Inpho

State of Play Saturday’s Champions Cup final between Leinster and Racing 92 will be held at the rebuilt 53,000-seater San Mamés Stadium in Bilbao. Th(...)

 The Leinster team celebrate their Heineken Cup Final win in 2011.  Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Clermont Auvergne’s defeat to Racing 92 in the Champions Cup semi-final at Stade Marcel Michelin earlier this month has denied Leinster an opportunity(...)

Leinster supporters during the European Champions Cup semi-final match at the Aviva. Photograph: Sportsfile

Best laid plans Leinster’s signing of Australian international Scott Fardy as a locked in secondrow player has shown how the best laid plans often ne(...)

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