If the proposed redevelopment of the Sportsground is approved its maximum capacity would double in size to 12,000. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

When historians come to write about Connacht Rugby in decades, or even longer, from now, they’ll assuredly cite the late 2010s as a major crossroads i(...)

 SRU chief operating officer Dominic McKay: he conceded  that filling a 60,000 capacity will represent “a challenge”. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

The decision to host the 2018-19 Guinness Pro14 final in Celtic Park, known also as Paradise, reflects a vision by the tournament organisers to make t(...)

Guinness Pro14 champions Leinster’s first home game is  against the Dragons on Saturday, September 15th. Photograph: Billy  Stickland/Inpho

Leinster will begin the defence of the Guinness Pro14 title against the Cardiff Blues on Friday, August 31st. The champions will take the field in a (...)

Craig Gilroy scores a try for Ulster during the province’s Guinness Pro14 European Champions Cup playoff match against Ospreys at  Kingspan Stadium, Belfast. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Ulster salvaged a troubled and largely forgettable season by securing the Guinness Pro14’s seventh and last place in next season’s European Champions(...)

Leinster’s Joey Carbery in action against Ospreys’s Kieron Fonotia and Tom Habberfield during his side’s defeat at Liberty Stadium, Swansea. Photograph: Alex Davidson/Inpho

OSPREYS 32-18 LEINSTER Leo Cullen may yet have cause to thank Alun Wyn Jones and his pumped up Ospreys players for giving the Leinster players the re(...)

Leinster’s Luke McGrath scores a try against Ulster during the PRO14 clash at the Kingspan Stadium in Belfast. Photograph: Darren Kidd/Inpho

Attention soon switches to the November Test window, with Ireland playing the first of three Tests against the Springboks on Saturday week, but in th(...)

 Garry Ringrose: player  racking up 22 matches for Leinster in 2015-2016 and then last season lining out for a further 17 times for the province. Photograph:  James Crombie/Inpho

Garry Ringrose is in the final semester of his rehabilitation following shoulder surgery, trying to suppress bubbling impatience, as he awaits clearan(...)