Dan Leavy

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 Saracens players celebrate after the victory over Racing 92 which clinched their place in the Champions Cup quarter-finals. Photograph:  Henry Browne/Getty Images

Saracens, a club with “honesty” emblazoned on their main stand at Allianz Park, may well squeeze the last drop out from a rule-breaking squad with glo(...)

 Ireland and Leinster lock James Ryan in action for St Michael’s in the Senior Cup final against Blackrock in March 2013. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

They have become the leading rugby feeder school in the country, so much so that St Michael’s have become something of a modern-day phenomenon – the b(...)

 Jordan Larmour of Ireland during a Six Nations match against France at the Aviva Stadium  in Dublin last year. Photograph: David Rogers/Getty Images

Nobody remotely affiliated with Irish rugby wants to meditate over another four-year cycle. But, mustering as much gusto as possible in early January (...)

Robbie Henshaw was a late withdrawal from the Leinster side who beat Connacht on Friday night. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Ireland centre Robbie Henshaw will return to training with Leinster this week having been a late withdrawal for their Pro14 league match against Conna(...)

Ronan Kelleher scores his second try for Leinster  against Connacht at the Sportsgraound. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Ins and Outs Every cloud has a silver lining, right? That would be the try scoring, offloading Ronan Kelleher at the Sportsground last Friday night.(...)

Leinster head coach Leo Cullen believes all four provinces have an influence on the Irish squad, not just Leinster. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

Leo Cullen has countered suggestions by former Leinster captains Brian O’Driscoll and Isa Nacewa that the style of Leinster coaching has unduly influe(...)

Ireland after defeat to the All Blacks in their  World Cup quarter-final in  Tokyo. “We got a lesson in how to play knock-out rugby, and how to play hard and physical.”  Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Brian O’Driscoll has called on Irish rugby to radically change its approach, and place an emphasis on skills, particularly passing, from grassroots le(...)

Sean Cronin is a doubt for Leinster’s Champions Cup opener against Benetton on November 16th. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Leinster have doubts about the availability of Irish hooker Sean Cronin and winger Fergus McFadden for the first round of their European Champions Cup(...)

Jack Conan will miss the 2020 Six Nations after Leinster confirmed he will be out for up to six months. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Jack Conan will miss the Six Nations Championship after Leinster confirmed that he had surgery on a foot injury last week and would be out for “up to (...)

Ireland head coach Joe Schmidt acknowledges the crowd as he walks down from the coaching box after the Rugby World Cup quarter-final against New Zealand in Tokyo. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Nobody bar the ultimate winners, or in the case of Irish rugby, Brian O’Driscoll, gets to pen their own exit, and it’s particularly ironic that in ext(...)

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