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Robbie Henshaw’s dead leg injury has ruled him out since the beginning of February. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

Robbie Henshaw looks set for another week on the sidelines as Leinster face Ulster in a sold out Aviva Stadium in their European Champions Cup quarter(...)

Welsh referee Ben Whitehouse took charge of Leinster’s clash with Edinburgh. Photograph: Inpho

Player safety must come first World Rugby’s commitment to player safety once again came sharply into focus during Edinburgh’s Pro14 victory over Lein(...)

Joe Schmidt: Ireland’s head coach has plenty of time still to fine-tune his squad for the next World Cup. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

The keening in Ireland following the Six Nations Championship has already dropped a few decibel levels and should bottom out over the next few days as(...)

Stuart Lancaster says the pickle in which the Irish rugby team now finds itself may be traced back to the Red Rose rout of Ireland in Dublin. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Blame England. Former English coach Stuart Lancaster might have caught the mood of the weekend better than many of his Leinster players. The pickle in(...)

Rory Best: played in all 51 of Ireland’s matches in the Six Nations from February 4th, 2007 until the second game of the 2017 tournament.  Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Saturday’s game against Wales, the final match of the 2019 Six Nations Championship, is likely to be Rory Best’s swansong in terms of the tournament i(...)

Jamie Heaslip with his Range Rover Sport PHEV (Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle).

“I always have to check my car hasn’t been punked before I get into it,” says Irish rugby legend Jamie Heaslip, when we meet in Sandymount to tak(...)

Leinster players celebrate after winning the Guinness Pro 14 Final against Scarlets at the Aviva stadium in may 2018. Photograph:  Billy Stickland/Inpho

Next season’s Pro 14 campaign will begin four weeks later than usual and games will continue during the Rugby World Cup in Japan. The competition wil(...)

Wales wing George North and Scotland’s Byron McGuigan chase the ball during the Six Nations match at Murrayfield Stadium in Edinburgh. Photograph: Andy Buchanan/AFP/Getty Images

Scotland 11 Wales 18 The Grand Slam dream lives on. Warren Gatland’s Wales stuttered to a 13th successive victory, their fourth in this season’s Six (...)

Ireland captain Rory Bests has confirmed he is likely to retire after the Rugby World Cup. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Ireland captain Rory Best has admitted he expects to retire after the Rugby World Cup. Best will win his 116th cap in Sunday’s Six Nations clash agai(...)

The Ireland squad during a training session at Carton House. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

A thrilling denouement to the 2019 Six Nations awaits - just two rounds of fixtures remain, and three sides still have hopes of being crowned champion(...)

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