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Leinster’s Garry Ringrose scores the first try of the Guinness Pro 14 game against the Dragons at the  RDS. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Leinster 35 Dragons 5 At a ghostly RDS Leinster set about exorcising a few demons when beginning their attempt at a fourth Guinness Pro 14 title in a(...)

Leinster’s Ronan Kelleher scores a try. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Leinster 13 Munster 3 Crowds or no crowds, Leinster and familiarity reigns. The serial trophy hunters stand within a game of a unique third Pro14 tit(...)

Munster’s Peter O’Mahony wins a lineout ball in their Guinness Pro14 match against Leinster at  Aviva Stadium on Saturday. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

Relying on bare statistics to inform any post-match analysis generally doesn’t convey the full picture and can, at times, be slightly misleading or la(...)

Surfers on the beach at Lahinch in Clare. A visit  brought back happy memories of holidays there when I was a youngster. Photograph:  Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images

Last Saturday was to have been the second Test in Australia and the end of the season. Myself and Elaine had planned on going to Italy but luckily we (...)

Andrew Porter: “Team sports have always been a big part of my life and what I’ve enjoyed the most. I’ve missed that team aspect.” Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

It’s been different. I’m not going to lie, our first week back training with Leinster has been a little weird, getting used to all the different proto(...)

Barry Daly makes a break for Leinster against BenettonGuinness at the RDS. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Barry Daly’s rugby career could bring to mind the popular board game, ‘Snakes and Ladders,’ a volatile sequence of ups and downs. The 27-year-old Lein(...)

 Andy Farrell with Jonathan Sexton ahead of the Russia game at the Rugby World Cup in Japan. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

With the dawn of a new era under Andy Farrell, so the winds of change have swept through the Ireland squad for the 2020 Six Nations. It’s a similar st(...)

JJ Hanrahan: this run of three games triples his number of previous matches at ‘10’ in the Heineken Cup before this season. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

JJ Hanrahan has had one of the more curious career stories in modern Irish rugby. Opportunity has finally started to knock for a truly rare talent, w(...)

Joe Schmidt has named his starting XV for Ireland’s RWC opener against Scotland. Photograph: Charly Triballeau/AFP/Getty

Still no Joey Carbery - alongside varying degrees of injuries to Keith Earls, Rob Kearney and Robbie Henshaw - compelled Ireland coach Joe Schmidt to (...)

Jean Kleyn got the nod ahead of Devin Toner as a specialist tighthead secondrow. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Joe Schmidt’s reasoning for Devin Toner’s exclusion from Ireland’s 31-man World Cup squad is based primarily on scrum power and a belief that Iain Hen(...)

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