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(...)

 Saracens’ Billy Vunipola scores their second try. Photograph: Lee Smith/Reuters

The two were so far ahead of the rest it wasn’t funny. The runners-up will feel they couldn’t have done a whole lot more and took the champions to the(...)

Leinster’s Scott Fardy is expected to start against Saracens. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Leinster coach Leo Cullen is set to announce the same starting XV that beat Toulouse for Saturday’s Champions Cup final against Saracens. That means(...)

Leinster’s James Lowe celebrates after his side’s victory over Toulouse in the Champions Cup semi-final at the Aviva Stadium. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Leinster’s three-into-two conundrum in having to omit one of their “non-EU” players appears to have already been resolved for Saturday’s Heineken Cham(...)

Leinster hooker Sean Cronin has been struggling with a calf injury. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

Leinster are “optimistic” that Sean Cronin will be available for their Champions Cup final against Saracens later this week. The Irish hooker has been(...)

Leinster’s Seán Cronin leaves the field injured, during his team’s Champions Cup semi-final victory. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Sean Cronin will not be available for this Saturday’s Pro14 against Ulster at the Kingspan stadium after limping off with a calf injury during Leinste(...)

Johnny Sexton: “I am lucky that I am surrounded by coaches that know the game really, really well. I listen to their advice and I try to ignore as much of the noise as I can.” Photograph: Oisin Keniry/Inpho

On the November night Johnny Sexton was crowned World Player of 2018, his wife Laura was surprise at how relaxed he seemed despite the glitz and glamo(...)

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