Eoin Reddan

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An emotional Ruan Pienaar after his last game for Ulster against Leinster at the  Kingspan Stadium. Photograph: Darren Kidd/Presseye/Inpho

Well, Ruan Pienaar’s hugely emotional farewell proved it, as if it needed proving. Too choked with tears to even put into words how he felt in the i(...)

Luke McGrath: “It’s going to be a massive challenge but you’re only going to learn from playing these guys.” Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

When Eoin Reddan followed Isaac Boss into retirement over the summer, it left the door to the Leinster number nine jersey ajar. Despite the arrival of(...)

Conor Murray faces his main competition for the Lions number nine jersey, Rhys Webb, in Cardiff on Friday night. Photograph: David Davies/PA

Rhys Webb Age: 28. Test Caps: 26 (7 tries) Height: 6’. Weight: 93kg/14st9lbs In the land of scrumhalves Rhys Webb is currently king. And at six foot (...)

Jamie Heaslip in action against Italy in Rome. “There is one thing I haven’t won that I would like to win.”  Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

When Ireland’s interest in the 2015 World Cup ended so anti-climactically at the quarter-final stage, Jamie Heaslip publicly declared it to have been (...)

Leinster’s Rhys Ruddock is tackled by Munster’s  CJ Stander at the Aviva last April. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

The last time Leinster hosted Munster at the Aviva stadium was last April when the home side prevailed 16-13. On Saturday afternoon they square up aga(...)

Scotstoun Stadium, Glasgow: synthetic surface gives exciting rugby a chance. Photograph: Craig Watson/Inpho

According to Gregor Townsend of the Glasgow Warriors last weekend, “It’s going to be tough; they’ve always been excellent around the breakdown. They (...)

Even the briefest conversation with Paul O’Connell can be educational. He might, if you’re lucky, mention Bill Walsh. Perhaps the greatest NFL coach o(...)

The 12 team captains at the launch of the 2015/16 Guinness Pro12 season. Photograph: Gary Carr/Inpho

CONNACHT Given they’d never been top six prior to last season, achieving John Muldoon’s “realistic” target would be a decent achievement in backing u(...)

Mike Ford at the RDS last January where his side Bath lost to Leinster in the Champions Cup. Photograph: Stephen McCarthy/Sportsfile via Getty Images

Mike Ford is among several coaches to hold discussions with Leinster as the province looks for a defence coach to replace Kurt McQuilkin, who has dec(...)

Before becoming Racing 92 skills coach Ronan O’Gara won 128 caps for Ireland. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

The collection of positive Irish soundbites which followed the Champions Cup draw for 2016/17 might be enough for now but growing concerns about the (...)

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