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Fergus McFadden: “There are four friendlies before the start of the World Cup. That is time for Joe to try new guys.” Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

It has been a painfully slow winter for Fergus McFadden, short days longer than they should have been. In October Leinster coach Felipe Contepomi con(...)

Max Deegan steals a lineout ahead of Walt Steenkamp during Leinster’s win over the Cheetahs. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Leinster 19 Cheetahs 7 On a filthy night at the RDS Leinster emerged victorious in a Pro14 match that sparked to life intermittently but was predomin(...)

Leinster travel to Stadio Zaffanella, Viadana to take on Zebre on Saturday. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

Leinster take on Zebre in the Pro14 on Saturday, and the visit to Stadio Zaffanella will be their first match in the competition since their narrow wi(...)

Leinster’s Rob Kearney has joined up with the Ireland squad. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

An Ireland squad of 38 players will take to the pitch at Carton House to prepare for Saturdays’ opening Six Nations championship match against England(...)

Leinster’s Johnny Sexton talks to referee Frank Murphy during their fractious match against Munster at Thomond Park last month. Photograph: Inpho

Johnny Sexton’s continuing recuperation from a knee tendon injury will take place in warm weather climes in Portugal this week as part of an Ireland t(...)

Leinster’s Rob Kearney and Jack McGrath will start their Pro14 clash with Scarlets on Friday. Photo: Oisin Keniry/Inpho

Rob Kearney and Jack McGrath will start for Leinster in their Pro14 match against the Scarlets at the RDS on Friday night (7.35). James Lowe is also l(...)

David Breen: the former Na Piarsaigh and Limerick star worked with the Leinster academy up until the summer of 2016 when he was appointed to his current role with Wasps. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

It’s not really where David Breen might have imagined himself. Growing up and throughout his playing career he was focused on hurling and to good ef(...)

Leinster’s Jamison Gibson-Park and Andrew Porter celebrate a penalty being awarded to their side during last Saturday’s Heineken Champions Cup match against Toulouse at the RDS. Photograph: Inpho

Luke McGrath’s knee ligament damage sustained during Leinster’s victory over Toulouse will keep him sidelined for eight weeks and therefore largely ru(...)

 Leinster’s Dave Kearney fields Ross Byrne’s crossfield kick to score a try desptie the attempted tackle from  Toulouse’s Romain Ntamack at the RDS. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Leinster 29 Toulouse 13 As their historic double demonstrated, last season Leinster didn’t just have the best team in Europe but the best squad. Thi(...)

Leinster’s Josh van der Flier tackles Toulouse’s   Yoann Huget during the Champions Cup clash at the RDS. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

In the hurly-burly of a match it can be difficult to remain emotionally detached, casting a dispassionate eye over every contact point, collision, ta(...)

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