Andrew Porter

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Ben Whitehouse was in the eye of the storm during Saturday’s Guinness Pro14   clash between Leinster and Munster at Aviva Stadium.  Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Ben Whitehouse, an appreciation Irish referees would leap into a Las Vegas octagon over Leinster versus Munster but it’s a rite of passage. The Welsh(...)

Munster’s Tadhg Beirne is tackled by  James Tracy with Jack McGrath during the Guinness Pro 14 game at the  Aviva stadium. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

Mitigating circumstances for Stephen Archer. Tadhg Furlong recently spoke about a tighthead’s state of mind, or lack thereof, moments after pounding (...)

Leinster’s James Lowe claims the ball ahead of Munster’s  Niall Scannell during the Guinness Pro 14 game at the  Aviva Stadium. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

Leinster 30 Munster 22 When you know how to win, you know how to win. It’s become a happy habit for Leinster in recent times, not least in this marqu(...)

Connacht left wing  Matt Healy: he has playing every minute of the team’s four matches this season

The careful husbandry of playing minutes within the four Irish provincial squads is a staple of the Irish player-management programme, one that has dr(...)

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(...)

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