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 Geordan Murphy: “There’s always pressure. My good buddy James Ferris always told me, ‘Pressure is for tyres’. Photograph: David Rogers/Getty Images

In early September Geordan and Anneka were christening Rex’s little brother Oscar when the Leicester board came calling. Matt O’Connor had been sacke(...)

Leinster’s Sean O’Brien will start on the bench against Wasps. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

In again rotating his squad by making nine changes for the opening game of this season’s Champions Cup against Wasps on Friday night (kick-off 7.45pm)(...)

 Leinster head coach Leo Cullen: ‘Players need challenges the whole time, too, and I am not necessarily the best person to challenge them in all areas.’ Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

As the season cranks up in customary fashion with the onset of the interprovincial derbies and then the return to Europe, so Leinster’s opponents will(...)

  Geordan Murphy   has been appointed interim head coach of Leicester Tigers following the departure of director of rugby Matt O’Connor. Photograph: David Rogers/Getty Images

Dean Richards once dubbed Geordan Murphy the “George Best” of rugby. It is Richards who arrives to Welford Road this weekend with Newcastle Falcons to(...)

Joey Carbery: moved from Leinster to Munster

The memories remain vivid but professional sport permits but the briefest pause to enjoy success. Leinster’s record breaking double of Champions Cup a(...)

Felipe Contepomi has been confirmed as Leinster’s new backs coach. Photgraph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Leinster have confirmed the appointment of Felipe Contepomi as the province’s new backs coach - subject to the former outhalf being granted a work per(...)

Felipe Contepomi in action for  Leinster during a Heineken Cup  match against  Toulouse  at the Stade Ernest Wallon on November 2007. Photograph: Michael Steele/Getty Images

Felipe Contepomi appears set to return to Leinster as backs coach replacing Girvan Dempsey, who agreed to join Aviva Premiership club Bath in the summ(...)

Pool 1 after the draw for next year’s Heineken Cup in  Lausanne, Switzerland. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

So much for the elevated status of Leinster as this year’s European champions and one of the protected top seeds for next season’s Heineken Cup. Coa(...)

Isa Nacewa lifts the Pro14 trophy at the Aviva Stadium, Dublin. Photograph: PA

Isa Nacewa, finally, lifted a trophy by himself. The break in tradition temporarily infuriated the retired captain as he limped to the podium, motioni(...)

“He (Sexton) went to run yesterday and thought it wasn’t 100 per cent and we made the call.”

Leo Cullen confirmed that Johnny Sexton has been ruled out of tomorrow’s Guinness Pro14 semi-final against Munster (kick-off 3.15pm) due to a calf str(...)

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