Cian Healy

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Leinster head coach Leo Cullen says his team have had to adapt to a changing European landscape in the competition. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

Leinster’s place in the Champion’s Cup final in Bilbao next month is the end product of a process that was run on the twin track approach of a macro a(...)

Leinster’s James Ryan knocks over Rob Evans of Scarlets as Devin Toner, Jamison Gibson-Park and Dan Leavy arrive in support at the Aviva Stadium. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

No miraculous recovery, just 21st century expertise. The surgeon, Mr Hannan Mullett, deserves a mention along with the fact that during Robbie Henshaw(...)

Leinster’s Irish fly-half Johnny Sexton celebrates with teammates after scoring a try during the European Champions Cup rugby union semi-final between Leinster and Scarlets at Aviva Stadium in Dublin. Photograph: Barry Cronin/AFP/Getty Images

Leinster 38 Scarlets 16 It’s rare in sport that the alchemy of the training ground is almost flawlessly replicated in a match environment, but there (...)

Leinster outhalf Johnny Sexton celebrates scoring a try in the Champions Cup semi-final against Scarlets at the Aviva Stadium. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Greed is good. When asked to describe the revival of a rugby dynasty, Rob Kearney ends up paraphrasing Gordon Gekko. A rare treat followed the most c(...)

Leinster’s Scott Fardy dives for the line to score a try during the Champions Cup semi-final against Scarlets at the  Aviva Stadium. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Rob Kearney Transferred Irish form back into the blue jersey with hard running – 11 carries for 91 metres – and pressure under high balls. Dodgy atte(...)

 Leinster players congratulate try scorer James Ryan/Morgan Treacy

Leinster 38 Scarlets 16 This was a Leinster performance for the ages, an evisceration of the Guinness Pro14 champions, who were taken apart with a fe(...)

Scarlets forward Tadhg Beirne  makes his way to the field prior to the Pro14 match against Leinster  at the RDS Arena in Dublin in February 2018. Photograph: Seb Daly/Sportsfile via Getty Images

Any player who retains hope of wearing the green jersey while contracted to British or French clubs should pay closer attention to Tadhg Beirne’s two (...)

Rob Evans: “Being part of this team is like playing with your best mates. That’s the biggest thing for me, the feeling among us.” Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Rob Evans’s rugby identity is rooted in his childhood, Friday evenings watching the Scarlets with his father, where the price of admission was a fiver(...)

Bryan Byrne scores Leinster’s seventh try in the Guinness Pro 14 game against Zebre at the RDS. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Leinster 41 Zebre 6 A significant win in the present, but also in the both the shorter and longer term. Leinster’s 13th home win in 13 games this sea(...)

Leinster’s Vakh Abdaladze is tackled by  Roberto Tenga of Zebre during the Guinness Pro 14 game at the RDS. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Leinster 41 Zebre 6 Another pleasing day all-round for Leinster. This 13th win out of 13 home games in both competitions, complete with bonus point, (...)

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