Leinster’s Jamison Gibson-Park and Josh van der Flier are available to face Munster at the RDS. Photograph: Gary Carr/Inpho

Jamison Gibson-Park and Josh van der Flier are expected to be available for selection for Leinster’s Pro14 semi-final against Munster at the RDS. Gib(...)

Saracens’ Billy Vunipola scores the crucial try despite James Lowe and Luke McGrath of Leinster. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Saracens 20 Leinster 10 The drive for five will have to be resumed next year. Leinster gave it the good fight, defending heroically and they kept pr(...)

Leinster hooker Sean Cronin has been struggling with a calf injury. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

Leinster are “optimistic” that Sean Cronin will be available for their Champions Cup final against Saracens later this week. The Irish hooker has been(...)

Johnny Sexton: “I am lucky that I am surrounded by coaches that know the game really, really well. I listen to their advice and I try to ignore as much of the noise as I can.” Photograph: Oisin Keniry/Inpho

On the November night Johnny Sexton was crowned World Player of 2018, his wife Laura was surprise at how relaxed he seemed despite the glitz and glamo(...)

Benetton’s Tommaso Allan kicks a late conversion to tie the Pro14 game with  Leinster at the RDS. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Leinster 27 Benetton 27 After the match Leinster coach Leo Cullen hinted that his side’s Pro 14 performance against a physical Benetton side should (...)

Benetton’s Ratuva Tavuyara celebrates with fans after scoring the try that helped level the final score in the Guinness Pro 14 game against Leinster at the RDS. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Leinster 27 Benetton Treviso 27 It was a perfect night in Dublin city. Leinster were far from it, although it took a last-minute try and conversion f(...)

Andrew Porter during Leinster squad training. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

Leinster v Southern Kings, RDS (7.55pm, live on Eir Sport, Premier Sports) The Southern Kings 43-0 defeat to Munster last weekend will have fostered (...)

Leinster’s Barry Daly scores a try during the Guinness Pro 14 game at the  RDS. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Leinster 22 Scarlets 17 Considering the plummeting standards, prompted by the absence of so many key players, Leinster coach Leo Cullen can bank vict(...)

Leinster’s David Hawkshaw in action in Thomond Park earlier this month. Photograph: ©INPHO/Laszlo Geczo

The most pressing concern for David Hawkshaw during his sporting childhood was to pick up the correct kitbag on the way out the door. Rugby and hurlin(...)

Leinster’s Johnny Sexton talks to referee Frank Murphy during their fractious match against Munster at Thomond Park last month. Photograph: Inpho

Johnny Sexton’s continuing recuperation from a knee tendon injury will take place in warm weather climes in Portugal this week as part of an Ireland t(...)

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