Brendan Macken

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Connacht’s Robbie Henshaw made his Ireland debut on the summer tour earlier this year

It is very simple. The IRFU, as their director of rugby Eddie Wigglesworth explains, live and breathe off the national team. Everything else is backgr(...)

“I recall Robert De Niro’s portrayal of Jake LaMotta in Raging Bull and can’t but help think of Martin Moore (and Stephen Archer et al) as they learn their trade.” Photograph: Donall Farmer

According to playwright Diane Grant, it’s better to walk alone than with a crowd going in the wrong direction. I’m not sure Grant had power plays in p(...)

Leinster’s Martin Moore. Photograph: Donall Farmer/ Inpho
Moore deputises for injured Ross
  • Rugby
  • October 18, 2013, 12:32

Fergus McFadden and Kevin McLaughlin will both make landmark 100th appearances for Leinster tomorrow in their Heineken Cup clash with Castres Olympiqu(...)

Of all the teams Leinster would have wanted to kick off their latest Heineken Cup campaign, the Ospreys would not be very high on the list. The sides(...)

Jimmy Gopperth starts for Leinster against the Ospreys. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Leinster coach Matt O’Connor has chosen Jimmy Gopperth as his starting outhalf for tomorrow’s Heineken Cup clash with the Ospreys at the Liberty st(...)

Dave Kearney goes airborne to score Leinster’s second try during the RaboDirect Pro12 game against Ospreys at the  RDS. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Leinster 29 Ospreys 29: Dan Biggar snatched a draw for the Ospreys with the last kick of the match at the RDS as reigning RaboDirect Pro12 champions L(...)

Ian Madigan training with Leinster this week. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho.
Fitzgerald fit to start for Leinster
  • Rugby
  • September 13, 2013, 12:43

Leinster coach Matt O’Connor has named Luke Fitzgerald on the left wing for the Irish province’s RaboDirect Pro12 game against the Ospreys at the RDS (...)

 Leinster’s Ian Madigan. Photograph:   Brian Lawless/Sportsfile

Leinster have announced that Ian Madigan has committed his future to the province until the end of the 2015/16 season.Madigan, 24, featured 32 times f(...)

A general view of a revamped Ravenhill where Ulster beat Leinster in a pre-season friendly.  Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Ulster 21 Leinster 19: As is the way with pre-season friendlies the result was always secondary to what was essentially a hit-out for the expanded an(...)

Ian Keatley (right) and Ireland fell short against South Africa. Photograph: Tamuna Kulumbegashvili/Inpho

Ireland 8 South Africa 19: Emerging Ireland fell short in their second match of the IRB Tbilisi Cup as Carl Bezuidenhout kicked the South Africa Presi(...)

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