Guy Easterby

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Robbie Henshaw: the form he delivered for the Lions could imbue him with the confidence to further underline his world-class status. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Prospects For all the disappointment of their Heineken Champions Cup semi-final defeat against La Rochelle last May, reaching that stage after that q(...)

Scott Fardy: played 76 times over four seasons for Leinster. “Fards is a competitive animal, he doesn’t like losing,” says Guy Easterby. “He’s added so much in terms of mindset and not taking a backward step.” Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

CJ Stander and Scott Fardy will ride off into the sunset with their legacies assured; Marcel Coetzee will leave some big shoes to fill at Ulster and t(...)

Ireland’s debut-makers Will Connors, Hugo Keenan, Jamison Gibson-Park and Ed Byrne celebrate after the Six Nations win against Italy at the Aviva Stadium. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

To Hugo Keenan and Will Connors the tries and the plaudits then, but for the two other debutants off the bench, even Jamison Gibson-Park’s journey fro(...)

Leinster were due to meet Munster at the Aviva Stadium on Saturday. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

No team had set up a more rewarding and lucrative finale to the 2019-20 campaign than Leinster, unbeaten as they were after 19 wins in 19 competitive (...)

“I would expect when we can get back up and playing, it’s more than likely he’s going to be available at that time.”

Live rugby cannot return soon enough, and whenever Leinster do resume playing competitively again this momentous event will be given even added resona(...)

Former Ulster outhalf Paddy Jackson in action for his latest club London Irish. Photograph: Harry Trump/Getty Images

Ulster’s best 10 of the decade Paddy Jackson hobbled off the pitch in London Irish’s match against Bath on Sunday. It ended badly for the former Ulst(...)

Can Paul O’Connell be the answer for Munster? Photograph: Dave Winter/Icon Sport via Getty Images

Munster’s purgatory Munster will come back stronger says Johann van Graan. Irish rugby needs this to be true. Leinster playing at about 65 per cent (...)

Leo Cullen: “Before most people wake, Leo is working away on what’s best for Leinster Rugby but people don’t see that,” says Isa Nacewa. Photograph: Oisin Keniry/Inpho

“We farmed in Newtownmountkennedy and I’d be moving ponies or sheep and I’d ask Leo, from a young age, to give me a hand. He always said yes but he wa(...)

World Rugby  Player of the Year  Johnny Sexton and Ireland  captain Rory Best, with the  Team of the Year award, at  the World Rugby Awards  at the Monte-Carlo Sporting Club in Monaco. Photograph: Yann Coatsaliou/AFP/Getty Images

It dragged on interminably, like some of these more self-indulgent award ceremonies can do. Of course, the more preening and opulent, the more boring (...)

Guy Easterby: “We want our players to play for Ireland. That is the absolute key to what we do and Leo [Cullen] has been an incredible driver of that.” Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

If the history of Leinster, volume three, represents the current reawakening, volume two has to be the moment they embraced actual professionalism. L(...)

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