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Devin Toner channels his inner Tom Brady during Leinster’s Captain’s Run at the Aviva Stadium ahead of Saturday’s Guinness pro 14 final against Scarlets. Photograph:   Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Having shuffled his cards for Saturday’s Guinness Pro 14 final against the Scarlets at the Aviva Stadium (kick-off 6pm, live on Sky Sports and TG4), L(...)

Isa Nacewa has been named in the Leinster team for Saturday’s Pro14 final. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

Leinster head coach Leo Cullen has confirmed that his captain Isa Nacewa will lead the side out on what will be his 185th and final appearance for the(...)

Scarlets’s Tadhg Beirne in action against Glasgow Warriors in the Pro14 semi-final. The 26-year-old has been called up to the Ireland squad for the tour to Australia. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

The windows of opportunity between now and the 2019 World Cup in Japan in 16 months’ time are shrinking, with just this summer’s tour, November’s four(...)

Joe Schmidt will announce his team for the Australia tour today. Photograph: Inpho

Joe Schmidt will announce a squad of about 32 players today for the impending three-Test tour to Australia, and it is a testament to the relatively ru(...)

Added Time has moved to Monday mornings for the summer, because there’s just too much sport to talk about to be leaving it until Friday. Think of us a(...)

Leinster’s James Lowe offloads to Jack Conan to set up the province’s ir first try against Munster at the RDS, Dublin, on Saturday. Photograph: motgan treacy/inpho

Leinster 16 Munster 15 There have been higher quality instalments of a rivalry like no other in the global game, but few more pulsating as this from (...)

Leinster’s Max Deegan and team-mates celebrate winning a penalty in the final moments of the Guinness Pro 14 semi-final against Munster at the  RDS. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

So long Simon Zebo, and Gerbrandt Grobler. Leinster denied the outdoing Munster pair a romantic farewell against Scarlets in next weekend’s Pro 14 fin(...)

Leinster’s Jack Conan scores the opening try in the Guinness Pro 14 semi-final against Munster at the  RDS. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Leinster 16 Munster 15 Proof, were it needed, that there is truly no rivalry in the global game quite like this one. Another titanic, ding-dong battl(...)

“To come home from winning a final and be able to play Munster in front of our home crowd at the RDS is something that not many teams get a chance to do.”

Scott Fardy has travelled a circuitous and lengthy route to being a World Cup finalist and European Cup winner. From Sydney and the Waratahs academy, (...)

 Conor Murray and a kicking game will only provide Munster with so many opportunities. Photograph:  Bryan Keane/Inpho

There’s a certain irony in this weekend’s fixtures that only two sides across the Guinness Pro14 won 15 games in the regular season – both Scottish. T(...)

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