Only captain Luke McGrath (above) and Scott Fardy are retained from Leinster’s quarter-final against Ulster. Photograph: Inpho

Leinster coach Leo Cullen has vowed his Leinster team will be fully focused on maintaining their momentum and the integrity of the competition for the(...)

Tito Tebaldi of Treviso in action against Ospreys during the Guinness Pro 12 game at  Stadio Monigo. Photograph: Alfio Guarise/Inpho

Benetton Treviso 13 Ospreys 5 The Ospreys lost ground on Leinster and Munster at the top of the Guinness Pro 12 with a surprise 13-5 defeat to Trevis(...)

Ireland squad member Ultan Dillane forms part of an experienced core to the Connacht pack. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

GUINNESS PRO-12 Benetton Treviso v Connacht Stadio Comunale di Monigo, Sunday 12.30pm (Irish time) Bundee Aki’s return to the Connacht team f(...)

Connacht’s Jake Heenan in action during the Guinness Pro 12 game against Benetton Treviso at Stadio Monigo in Italy. Photograph:  Alfio Guarise/Inpho

Benetton Treviso 22 Connacht 21 In a season of highs for Connacht, this was certainly one of the lowest. The desperation and pride of Treviso to hold(...)

 Tommy O’Donnell leads a Munster break in the Guinness Pro 12 game against  Benetton Treviso at Stadio Monigo. Photograph: Laszlo Rinaldi/Inpho

Benetton Treviso 13 Munster 16 Ian Keatley kicked Munster to a deserved and hard fought victory in northern Italy, but there is still plenty to work(...)

The Azzurri stand for the Italian national anthem. Photograph: Michael Steele/Getty Images

You have to admire Warren Gatland’s chutzpah. No doubt he rubs up some people the wrong way, but this, of course, is also part of the plan. Unveiling (...)