Despite changing times in Irish rugby,  Sexton remains the first name on the team sheet for a competition like the Six Nations. Photograph: Charly Triballeau/AFP/Getty

A new era, a new World Cup cycle, a new head coach, a new attack coach, a new hooker and, possibly, a new halfback partnership as well. The changing t(...)

Leinster’s Jamison Gibson-Park, supported by Hugo Keenan, touches down to score a try despite the attentions of Edinburgh’s Nic Groom during the Guinness Pro 14 game at the  RDS. Photograph:  Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Leinster 40 Edinburgh 14 Leinster continued their unbeaten start to the Guinness Pro 14 with a third successive victory, largely the product of an e(...)

James Lowe during a Leinster squad session at UCD. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Leinster have 14 players with Ireland, Ospreys 10 with Wales, Tonga and Namibia. That means some more new faces on both sides with Rowan Osbourne one (...)

James Lowe on his way to a Leinster training session in UCD. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Leo Cullen has been named his Leinster team for Friday’s Pro14 game against the Ospreys in the RDS. It’s a new back three with Hugo Keenan starting a(...)

Dave Kearney gets over for one of his three tries during Leinster’s Guinness Pro 14 game against Benetton  Rugby at  Stadio Monigo in Treviso. Photograph:  Matteo Ciambelli/Inpho

Benetton 27 Leinster 32 Dave Kearney bagged a hat-trick of tries at Stadio Monigo on Saturday to help defending champions Leinster squeeze past 14-ma(...)

Devin Toner is in the Leinster team on Saturday evening. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

Ross Molony will captain Leinster against Benetton in their Pro14 opener on Saturday, and he’ll be partnered by Devin Toner in the secondrow (Kick-off(...)

James Lowe underwent surgery following last season’s Pro14 final against the Glasgow Warriors. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

Leinster head coach Leo Cullen is optimistic that James Lowe will be back as Leinster’s Pro14 campaign gets underway against Benetton Treviso on Septe(...)

James Lowe is hopeful of being back in action in time for Leinster’s first Pro 14 game at the end of September. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

James Lowe hopes to be fit for the start of Leinster’s Pro 14 campaign following an elective shoulder reconstruction. The New Zealand-born wing underw(...)

Munster’s Jean Kleyn tackles Leinster’s Seán Cronin during the Guinness Pro 14 semi-final at the  RDS. Photograph:  Dan Sheridan/Inpho

It is a testimony to the relatively settled nature of the Irish squad that the 44 players named for the World Cup preparatory camps which commence in (...)

Scott Fardy (right) with Leinster clubmate Cian Healy and Munster’s Conor Murray  (left) at the RDS last weekend. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

The photograph of Scott Fardy at the Leinster Hurling Championship round robin match between Dublin and Wexford prompted an initial barrage of questio(...)

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