James Ryan

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Leinster’s Hugo Keenan with Romain Ntamack and Francois Cros of Toulouse in their Heineken Champions Cup semi-final at the Aviva Stadium, Dublin, on May 14th. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

Hugo Keenan has had to earn his stripes within the unrivalled Leinster set-up and hence he appreciates the dynamic of a slightly layered squad which d(...)

 Leinster’s Tadhg gets a pass away against Toulouse. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

Joe Schmidt frequently referred to ‘controlling the controllable,’ as if to offer a reminder that focusing or dwelling on external issues or perceptio(...)

Leinster’s Ross Molony claims a lineout during his team’s win over Toulouse at the Aviva. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

Leinster 40 Toulouse 17 As the ever-sprightly Hugo Keenan slalomed through heavy-legged Toulouse players in the game’s final act, the thought occurre(...)

Leicester Tigers’ Nemani Nadolo is tackled by Caelan Doris and Hugo Keenan of Leinster during the Heineken Cup quarter final clash at Welford Road. Photograph: Evan Treacy/Inpho

Leicester 14 Leinster 23 This was proper. A proper European Champions Cup knock-out tie, in a partisan atmosphere on a glorious, warm day in the East(...)

Limerick enter the unfamiliar territory of playing without Cian Lynch. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

The last time Cian Lynch didn’t feature in a championship match for Limerick, he was still a boy of 20. He was lean and keen and red-topped like a kit(...)

Jimmy O’Brien has earned his sport in Saturday’s line-up on merit. Photograph: Ben Brady/Inpho

On a dark Sunday evening in November 2020, the day after Ireland had lost to England at Twickenham in the Autumn Nations Cup, Leinster hosted Cardiff (...)

James Ryan plays for the first time since suffering a concussion against England. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Quarter-final weekend in the Heineken Champions Cup rarely, if ever, does dull and this one almost certainly will be no exception. Not for the first t(...)

James Ryan will start in the secondrow for Leinster this weekend. Photograph: Ben Brady/Inpho

James Ryan has been named to start for Leinster in their Champions Cup quarter-final against Leicester in Welford Road on Saturday (kick-off 5.30pm) i(...)

Leinster’s Ross Molony: ‘We have an opportunity to do something special and win two trophies, and that starts on Saturday.’  Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Something appears to have clicked in Ross Molony’s game. Although he has played 137 matches over the course of the last eight seasons for Leinster, at(...)

Leicester Tigers’  Fereti Tuilagihands off Gordon D’Arcy of Leinster during the Heineken Cup quarter-final match  at Welford Road in January 2022. Photograph: Dave Rogers/Getty Images

Spending some time with my folks over the Bank Holiday weekend conversation eventually drifted towards rugby and specifically how well a young Leinste(...)

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