Andrew Porter

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Cian Healy: ‘It’s more enjoyable. It’s a more talented game now. There’s so much focus on skill and being tactically able to break teams down.’ Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

A throwaway line. But, as a crisp analysis of how Cian Healy has remained relevant to Joe Schmidt and Irish rugby, Monday’s thought may be one for the(...)

Leinster prop  Tadhg Furlong on his way to scoring  a try despite the tackle from Tavis Knoyle of the Dragons at the RDS on Saturday. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Leinster 52 Dragons 10 The net benefits will outweigh any performance concerns, seven tries, no injuries and the reintroduction of a host of Irish in(...)

Johnny Sexton kicks past Jack Dixon of the Dragons during the Guinness Pro 14 game at the  RDS. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Leinster 52 Dragons 10 Seven tries, some excellent individual performances and a nice fluency to their patterns at times were the headlines from Lein(...)

Johnny Sexton returns to the Leinster side for Saturday’s clash with the Dragons at the RDS. Photograph: Oisin Keniry/Inpho

Pro14 Leinster v Dragons, Saturday September 15th, RDS Arena (5.15pm, Eir Sport, TG4) Johnny Sexton is back in the saddle for Leinster as a number of(...)

Leinster backs coach Felipe Contepomi with Jordan Larmour practising his catching. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Jordan Larmour, James Lowe and Robbie Henshaw return to the Leinster team for the trip to Wales to face the Scarlets on Saturday evening. Leinster w(...)

Caelan Doris will start for Leinster on Friday night. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

Even with many of the frontline international players in a staggered comeback and still a few weeks away from playing, head coach Leo Cullen has manag(...)

Barry Daly:  recognised as the championship’s top try scorer for last season after scoring a dozen tries in just 11 starts and four appearances off the bench. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Reflecting the season that was in it, Irish players and in particular those from Leinster, along with their head coach Leo Cullen, dominated Tuesday n(...)

 The Ireland team sing the national anthem during the third Test at the Allianz Stadium in Sydney. Photograph: Mark Kolbe/Getty Images

What a season for Irish rugby. A third Grand Slam as well as a Triple Crown, a November clean sweep, Leinster’s European Champions Cup and Guinness Pr(...)

Ireland forwards coach Simon Easterby: “To win a Test series in the southern hemisphere is a difficult thing to do. We know, we found that out in South Africa”. Photograph:   Dan Sheridan/Inpho

This week it’s the Wallabies who are the wounded ones, and will be seeking to atone for what they believe was a sub-par performance, but they won’t be(...)

Andrew Conway scores Ireland’s first try during the second Testa at AAMI Park, Melbourne. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Australia 21 Ireland 26 Ah yes, this was more like the second best team in the world all right. Sometimes, as Andy Farrell ventured, it’s not rocket(...)

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