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Leinster’s  James Lowe  breaks through the Wasps defence  to score his first try during the Champions Cup match  at the RDS. Photograph: David Rogers/Getty Images

Nothing irks the Leinster management and their supporters more than the ‘non-EU’ conundrum which forces them to choose two from Scott Fardy, Jamison G(...)

At the Heineken Champions Cup launch in Dublin;  Jarrad Butler (Connacht), Jordi Murphy (Ulster), Callum Gibbins (Glasgow Warriors), Ken Owens (Scarlets), Luke Hamilton (Edinburgh), Peter O’Mahony (Munster), Jonathan Sexton (Leinster) and Ellis Jenkins (Cardiff Blues). Photograph: Inpho/Billy Stickland

Pool One      Leinster Coach: Leo Cullen. Last season: Champions. How they qualified: EC champions and Pro14 champion(...)

At the launch of the Heineken Champions Cup and  European Rugby Challenge Cup in Dublin were  Jordi Murphy (Ulster), Jarrad Butler (Connacht), Jonathan Sexton (Leinster) and Peter O’Mahony (Munster). Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

It told you much about Johnny Sexton’s mentality that when he was asked about Leinster defending their Heineken Champions Cup trophy at Wednesday’s to(...)

Head coach Leo Cullen and Leinster captain Jonathan Sexton. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

Leinster v Dragons, RDS (Saturday, 5.15pm, live on TG4, EirSport, Premier Sport) Success is a pursuit demanding relentless incremental improvement. T(...)

Fergus McFadden: “I’ve had lots of setbacks in lots of different ways. I’ve learned to deal with them and leave them at the door here or on the pitch when they happen.” Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

True to his good-humoured and energetic self, Fergus McFadden could be seen racing onto the pitch and celebrating with his teammates after Leinster co(...)

Caelan Doris will start for Leinster on Friday night. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

Even with many of the frontline international players in a staggered comeback and still a few weeks away from playing, head coach Leo Cullen has manag(...)

Joe Tomane (centre) with Rhys Ruddock and Dan Leavy at the launch of the new Leinster home and alternate jersey at Life Style Sports, Grafton Street, Dublin. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Joe Tomane sought out Leinster, not the other way round. The Wallaby wing or centre if needs must, as they surely will, was under contract to Montpel(...)

Johnny Sexton is the new Leinster captain. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Johnny Sexton will captain Leinster for the upcoming campaign, with fellow Ireland international Rhys Ruddock his vice-captain. The 33-year-old St Ma(...)

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(...)

Tommy Bowe: Scored  30 tries in just 69 caps, he is currently second only to Brian  O’Driscoll in Ireland’s list of all-time leading try scorers.  Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Whereas Australia retain only four players from their match-day squad when Ireland shook the 2011 World Cup with that memorable 15-6 win over the Wall(...)

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