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Wales head coach Wayne Pivac: ‘We’ve obviously got great leadership in the group with Alun Wyn and Dan [Biggar]. Photograph: Getty Images

Uncapped Leicester flanker Tommy Reffell has been named in the Wales squad for this summer’s South Africa tour. Bridgend-born Reffell, a former Wales(...)

Leicester Tigers’ Nemani Nadolo is tackled by Caelan Doris and Hugo Keenan of Leinster during the Heineken Cup quarter final clash at Welford Road. Photograph: Evan Treacy/Inpho

Leicester 14 Leinster 23 This was proper. A proper European Champions Cup knock-out tie, in a partisan atmosphere on a glorious, warm day in the East(...)

 Dan Sheehan in action during Leinster’s win over Leicester at Welford Road. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

In hindsight, maybe it’s no bad thing that Leinster suffered more than a little in the second-half at Welford Road. Had they maintained their 20-point(...)

Munster fans at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin. We can be very certain that Munster fans will indeed come back for more even if the pain of Saturday never actually subsides. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

It’s rare enough that you’d have any sympathy with those wackadoodles who habitually complain about there being too much sport on telly because, as we(...)

Leinster coach Leo Cullen at squad training in Rosemount, UCD. Photograph: Ben Brady/Inpho

Heineken Champions Cup: Leicester Tigers vs Leinster, Welford Road, Saturday 5.30pm, (live on BT Sport 2) So Leinster have arrived at that familiar, (...)

James Ryan plays for the first time since suffering a concussion against England. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Quarter-final weekend in the Heineken Champions Cup rarely, if ever, does dull and this one almost certainly will be no exception. Not for the first t(...)

Leinster’s Ross Molony: ‘We have an opportunity to do something special and win two trophies, and that starts on Saturday.’  Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Something appears to have clicked in Ross Molony’s game. Although he has played 137 matches over the course of the last eight seasons for Leinster, at(...)

Leinster’s  Hugo Keenan. ‘With the squad we have, looking back on the last year and the year before, we were hugely disappointed not to go on and win it. All the focus is on this year.’  Photograph: Ben Brady/Inpho

There is nowhere to hide for full backs in modern rugby union. If they cannot soar like single-minded salmon to claim a high ball under intense pressu(...)

Robbie Henshaw of Leinster is challenged by Bundee Aki of Connacht during their  Champions Cup round-of-16 leg two match at Aviva Stadium on April 15th, 2022. Photograph:   Oisin Keniry/Getty Images

It’s been an acutely frustrating season for Robbie Henshaw, injuries restricting him to just six games for Leinster and two starts for Ireland, along (...)

Leicester Tigers’  Fereti Tuilagihands off Gordon D’Arcy of Leinster during the Heineken Cup quarter-final match  at Welford Road in January 2022. Photograph: Dave Rogers/Getty Images

Spending some time with my folks over the Bank Holiday weekend conversation eventually drifted towards rugby and specifically how well a young Leinste(...)

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