Cian Healy

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Leinster’s Adam Byrne claims a high ball ahead of Darren Atkins of Bath during the  Champions Cup match at the Aviva Stadium. Photograph:  Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Leinster 42 Bath 15 In the event, ominous forecasts of conditions befitting the Pool 1 visit of Bath proved unfounded, and so too did any notions of (...)

Leinster’s Garry Ringrose and Ed Byrne during Friday’s captain’s run at the Aviva Stadium. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

Leinster Rugby v Bath Rugby, Aviva Stadium, Kick-off: 5.30pm (On TV: Live on BT Sport) It doesn’t necessarily follow that away wins are the precursor(...)

 Adam Byrne starts on the wing for Leinster on Saturday. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

Leinster head coach Leo Cullen has made three changes to his team to take on Bath in Saturday’s Champions Cup encounter at the Aviva. Adam Byrne, Ror(...)

Bath v Leinster breakdown:  Joe Cokanasiga trapped at the bottom of a ruck. Action Images via Reuters/Adam Holt

Tadhg Furlong’s observations this week on the key constituents required for the attacking side to retain possession at a breakdown underlined both how(...)

Jordan Larmour races clear to score Leinster’s match-winning try against Bath. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Bath 10 Leinster 17 Leinster march ever onwards but Bath produced an enormous defensive effort to drag the champions into a ferocious contest. It too(...)

Isa Nacewa celebrates  Leinster’s 2009 Heineken Cup win over Leicester. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

The old adage goes that you can’t win the Heineken Champions Cup over the course of the opening two rounds in October, but you can lose it. In truth,(...)

Garry Ringrose offloads to Andrew Conway for one of his his threee tries during Ireland’s autumn international against the USA at the Aviva stadium. Photograph:  Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Ireland 57 USA 14 As with the first of their November quartet of games, Ireland bookended their autumnal programme with another commanding win over T(...)

Dave Kilcoyne: “I find that the more weights I do, the better I find I play and the better I feel.” Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

The central cast prop actually comes with different packaging according to size and shape. There is the intellectual behemoth of Mike Ross, the immo(...)

Tadhg Furlong Jonathan Sexton CJ Stander and Bundee Aki celebrate after Saturday’s result Photograph: Billy Stickland/INPHO

Not the least extraordinary aspect of the revolution under Joe Schmidt’s watch is not so much how the rest of the world views Irish rugby, but more ho(...)

 Jonathan Sexton celebrates as New Zealand’s Ben Smith is forced into touch late on at the Aviva.  Photograph: Gary Carr/Inpoh

Ireland 16 New Zealand 9 So much for having to score at least four tries to beat the New Zealand. In beating the back-to-back world champions for a (...)

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