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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(...)

 Conor Murray and a kicking game will only provide Munster with so many opportunities. Photograph:  Bryan Keane/Inpho

There’s a certain irony in this weekend’s fixtures that only two sides across the Guinness Pro14 won 15 games in the regular season – both Scottish. T(...)

Leinster players celebrate after the win over Racing 92. Three years after my career has ended at least I know the changing room will stay lodged in my mind until I’m old and grey.  Photograph:  Ramsey Cardy/Sportsfile via Getty Images

When Remi Tales’ drop goal frisbeed into the crowd I was taken back to the best feeling in the world . . . Going up to get the trophy is always speci(...)

Girvan Dempsey has left Leinster to join Bath. Photo: Oisin Keniry/Inpho

Bath have boosted their coaching set-up with the appointment of attack coach Girvan Dempsey from European champions Leinster. The former Ireland full(...)

Ireland celebrate at the full-time whistle  after defeating England  at Twickenham Stadium on February 27, 2010. Photograph: Mike Hewitt/Getty Images

Twickenham. The worst place to lose, but the best place to win. Come the full-time whistle this afternoon the ground will either be reverberating to S(...)

Jamie Heaslip: “His medical file was the thinnest of any player in the game. A standing joke. Then a bolt from the blue. That dark irony escapes nobody.” Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

It could be a cautionary tale about professional rugby. Then again Jamie Heaslip follows Luke Fitzgerald and Kevin McLaughlin, two of the more recent (...)

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