James Tracey

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 Adam Byrne scores  Leinster’s second try during the Heineken  Champions Cup quarter-final. Photograph: Michael Steele/Getty Images

Leinster 21 Ulster 18 A thunderous Thrilla in the Aviva indeed. This was only the fifth all-Irish duel in the 24 years of the Heineken Champions Cup (...)

Connacht winger Cian Kelleher runs in a try during  the Guinness Pro 14 game against Munster at the  Sportsground. Photograph:  Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

Connacht wing Cian Kelleher will return to Leinster next season. The 24-year-old left Dublin for Galway in 2016 after turning down a promotion from th(...)

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(...)

Gary Ringrose: has linked up with the Ireland squad following his recovery from injury. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Garry Ringrose linked up with the Irish squad at their Carton House base last night, having returned to full training with Leinster last Friday and ag(...)

Leinster’s Jordan Larmour’s steps  Ian Keatley of Munster on the way to scoring his side’s fourth try during the Guinness Pro 14 game at Thomond Park. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Munster 24 Leinster 34 Leinster underlined their unrivalled strength in depth by storming Munster’s Thomond Park fortress with a much changed t(...)

Leinster’s Jordan Larmour is tackled short of the line by Rory Best of Ulster. Photograph: Darren Kidd/Inpho

Ulster 10 Leinster 25 Moving into the 70th minute of a sold-out Kingspan Stadium, after another Ulster handling error, Luke McGrath veered away from (...)

 Munster’s John Ryan makes a break  before being tackled by  Paddy Jackson of Ulster: Munster  were  unbeaten away   in matches immediately after the commencement of European fixtures  during the 2012-2016 period.   Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

The results from the opening matches in European competition this season have been reasonably kind to the Irish provinces. Leinster charged forward wi(...)

Leinster fullback Joey Carbery claims the high ball during the Guinness Pro 14 game against Munster at the Aviva Stadium. Photograph:   Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Leinster 23 Munster 17 At the end, it was another one-score finale to a Leinster-Munster showdown, yet instead of hammering at the Leinster line, Mun(...)

Joe Schmidt: “The door is never closed on a player playing externally. But it becomes a very difficult calculation.” Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

For those who missed the memo, the IRFU policy of not selecting players that venture overseas has hardened. “That’s probably a fair summation,” said (...)

Leinster’s Ross Byrne and Rory O’Loughlin, products of the province’s academy,  in action against Northamptonm Saints at Franklin Gardens. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

When Rory O’Loughlin replaced Rob Kearney early in the second half at Franklin’s Gardens last Friday, he joined Adam Byrne and another substitute, Ros(...)

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