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Connacht’s Caolin Blade looks set to be included in the Ireland squad for the opening two Six Nations matches. Photo: James Crombie/Inpho

Caolin Blade, the uncapped 24-year-old Connacht scrumhalf, is set to be included in the Irish squad for their defence of the forthcoming Six Nations w(...)

Leinster’s Rhys Ruddock wins a lineout during the Champions Cup victory over Toulouse. Photo: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

As statements of intent go, Saturday was vintage. Leinster, missing a third of their international players, showed Europe how a winning culture can be(...)

Leinster’s Josh van der Flier tackles Toulouse’s   Yoann Huget during the Champions Cup clash at the RDS. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

In the hurly-burly of a match it can be difficult to remain emotionally detached, casting a dispassionate eye over every contact point, collision, ta(...)

 Leinster’s Dave Kearney scores a try in the corner. Photograph: Oisin Keniry/Inpho

Leinster 29 Toulouse 13 The two four-time winners had both seen this as something of a litmus test and, unsurprisingly, the champions confirmed the s(...)

Leinster head coach Leo Cullen is without a number of his key players for Saturday’s match against Toulouse. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

Leinster will be without a host of frontline players for Saturday’s Heineken Champions Cup game against Toulouse at the RDS (Kick-off 1.00pm - live on(...)

Conor O’Brien celebrates his try against Ulster. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Conor O’Brien is on the cusp of realising a childhood dream to play for Leinster in the Heineken Champions Cup. The likelihood is Leo Cullen will regi(...)

Leinster’s Max Deegan and Andrew Porter tackle former Ireland U-20 teammate Ulster’s Johnny McPhillips at the RDS last January.  Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

The RDS will stage a quasi reunion on Saturday evening but there’ll be no balloons, bunting or buffet, none of the traditional trappings of conviviali(...)

Mourners at the funeral of Eileen Battersby in Drogheda at St Peter’s Church, Drogheda, Co Louth.  Photograph: Donall Farmer

Literary critic, author and journalist Eileen Battersby was a “brilliant”, “beguiling”, “beautiful”, “courageous”, “dynamic” romantic who lived by her(...)

James Lowe takes out Andrew Conway, earning himself a red card in Limerick. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Munster 26 Leinster 17 Munster’s need was the greater and it showed. Not only were they at home in front of a packed festive crowd, but they required(...)

  Jacob Stockdale scores his  try. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

November Internationals: Ireland 16 New Zealand 9 - November 17th, Aviva Stadium Only one thing really rankled about the historic first win in Soldie(...)

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