Leinster’s Luke McGrath receives treatment in the win over Toulouse. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Luke McGrath will miss the Six Nations Championship after picking up a knee injury in Leinster’s Champions Cup victory over Toulouse at the weekend. T(...)

Leinster’s Jordan Larmour  during the Champions  Cup match against Toulouse at the RDS Arena. Photograph: Getty Images

Another perfect four from four leaves the quartet of Irish provinces on course for European qualification, although all are still in need of one more (...)

 Leinster’s Dave Kearney scores a try in the corner. Photograph: Oisin Keniry/Inpho

Leinster 29 Toulouse 13 The two four-time winners had both seen this as something of a litmus test and, unsurprisingly, the champions confirmed the s(...)

The Heineken Cup trophy at St James’ Park, where the final will be held in May. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

The Heineken Champions Cup returns this weekend - the first real act in what promises to be another defining year for Irish rugby. The three particip(...)

Conor O’Brien runs in a try for Leinster in their Guinness PRO14 match against Ulster at the RDS, Dublin on Saturday. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Leinster 40 Ulster 7 The post-match inquisition was brief and perfunctory. Next week’s Champions Cup game against Toulouse at the RDS was greater in (...)

Conor O’Brien scores a fine individual try in the first half of Leinster win over Ulster. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Leinster 40 Ulster 7 It was a victory achieved with a modicum of discomfort. Six tries and a handful of outstanding individual performances ensured a(...)

Rob Kearney will captain Leinster against Ulster. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

Pro 14 Leinster v Ulster, Saturday January 5th, RDS Arena (kick-off 5.15pm - eir) Rob Kearney returns from injury to captain Leinster in Saturday eve(...)

Leinster’s James Lowe collides with Munster’s Andrew Conway during the Guinness Pro 14 derby at Thomond Park. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Leinster winger James Lowe has been suspended for two weeks following the red card he received against Munster in Thomond Park on December 29th. In o(...)

Ulster’s Marcell Coetzee is presented with the man of the match award by Barney McCann after the Pro14 win over Munster. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Whenever the provinces sign ‘foreign’ or to use another term ‘non Irish qualified’ (NIQ) players there is occasionally a period of uncertainty before (...)

Leinster’s Sean Cronin celebrates Andrew Porter’s crucial  late winning try against Connacht at the RDS.  Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

LEINSTER 33 CONNACHT 29 Can a game be wonderful and cruel in equal measure? Even many Leinster supporters, none of whom lost belief in their team an(...)

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