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Garry Ringrose in action against Toulouse during the  Heineken Champions Cup Semi Final at the Aviva Stadium. Photograph: INPHO/Billy Stickland

For the fifth time in the last 11 years, Leinster’s chances of winning a Heineken Champions Cup final are noticeably enhanced by having a brilliant nu(...)

Mike Ruddock: “It’s going to come down to a massive effort again on Sunday against an excellent team who know how to win.” Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

Lansdowne go into Sunday’s Ulster Bank League final at the Aviva Stadium as the warmest of favourites to win a third title in Mike Ruddock’s seven yea(...)

Scott Fardy drives for the line against Scarlets. The Australian lock-cum-blindside has  made a huge impact at Leinster, as the likes of  Nathan Hines  or Brad Thorn did before him. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

James Lowe’s smile is infectious but this gifted Maori winger joined Leinster to play rugby. “I’m not a big fan of the word talent. I reckon, a bit l(...)

Garryowen’s Neil Cronin in action  during his side’s 7-13 loss to St Mary’s College. Photograph: Oisin Keniry/Inpho

Terenure College cruised straight to the top of Ulster Bank League Division 1A thanks to an eye-catching 24-0 bonus-point victory over Dublin Universi(...)

Clontarf’s Mick McGrath passes three UCD players en route to scoring a try under the posts in the Ulster Bank League Division 1A match at  Castle Avenue in  Dublin. Photograph: Colm O’Neill/Inpho

Clontarf 25 UCD 12 Clontarf look the team to beat in the Ulster Bank League Division 1A playoffs after a well-judged 25-12 victory at home to UCD on (...)

Clontarf winger Michael Brown scored a try in each half in the Ulster bank league Division 1A  win over Cork Constitution at Temple Hill. Photograph:  Gary Carr/Inpho

Ulster Bank League Division 1 A round-up : Winger Michael Brown bagged a try in each half as Clontarf ran out deserved 18-12 winners over Cork Constit(...)

UCD’s Barry Daly scores his team’s second try  of the game against Old Belvedere at Anglesea Road. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Division 1A leaders UCD had the measure of local rivals Old Belvedere for the third time in recent weeks, as a three-try salvo steered the students to(...)

Ireland scrumhalf Charlie Rock scored a late try but it was too little too late for Ireland  at the Zaffanella Stadium. Photograph: Inpho

Wales 22 Ireland 12 This is what Ireland feared might happen against New Zealand but few expected them to be 19-0 down after just 15 minutes of(...)

Ireland U-20’s Josh Murphy is tackled by James Blackwell and Ricky Riccitelli of New Zealand. Photograph: Matteo Ciambelli/Inpho

Ireland’s new captain, Josh Murphy, says the squad have put the disappointment of the New Zealand loss behind them and are now determined to claim fi(...)

Roy Moloney tries to shackle New Zealand’s Tevita Li during Ireland’s 25-3 loss. Photograph: Inpho

New Zealand 25 Ireland 3 They gave it everything they had and there was no shame in the loss but like countless Irish teams before them beating New Ze(...)

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