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Fergus McFadden has suffered a calf injury that could rule him out for up to six weeks. Photograph: Tom O’Hanlon/Inpho

Ireland international Fergus McFadden may struggle to again play for his club side Leinster following Monday’s announcement of a calf injury which wil(...)

Surfers on the beach at Lahinch in Clare. A visit  brought back happy memories of holidays there when I was a youngster. Photograph:  Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images

Last Saturday was to have been the second Test in Australia and the end of the season. Myself and Elaine had planned on going to Italy but luckily we (...)

Fergus McFadden is to retire from rugby at the end of the season. Photograph: Tom O’Hanlon/Inpho

Leinster coach Leo Cullen has praised Fergus McFadden’s contribution to Leinster and Ireland after the versatile back announced that he is to retire w(...)

The Leinster Schools Cup finals have been postponed due to coronavirus. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Getty

Keeping up with the petitions It is difficult to keep up with the petitions. First came the petition that demanded the Leinster Schools Cup finals to(...)

Leinster’s Ryan Baird evades a tackle from George Horne of Glasgow on his way to scoring a try. Photograph: Tommy Grealy/Inpho

Leinster 55 Glasgow 19 A hat-trick for Ryan Baird. Remember the name. This makes it 21 Leinster wins on the trot dating back to last year’s Champion(...)

Leinster head coach Leo Cullen has made a number of changes for Friday night’s match in Wales. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

There are eight personnel changes and one positional switch to Leinster’s starting XV for their trip to The Gnoll to face Ospreys on Friday night (kic(...)

 Leinster’s Ronan Kelleher scores a try at the RDS. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Leinster 36 Cheetahs 12 Leinster made it 17 wins in succession in all competitions this season, defying the horrendous conditions of gales and heavy (...)

Leinster’s Garry Ringrose is tackled by Robin Copeland of Connacht during their  Pro 14 match at the RDS. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

Leinster 54 Connacht 7 Not four years ago these teams faced off in a Pro 12 final at Murrayfield. Connacht deservedly and joyously prevailed. On(...)

Leinster’s Garry Ringrose scores his team’s seventh try against Connacht. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Leinster 54 Connacht 7 “James, come off now!” commanded doctor to limping lock. James Ryan damaged his calf - and possibly exacerbated it with two t(...)

Johnny Sexton sustained the knee injury in the first game against the Northampton Saints and was withdrawn shortly after half-time at  Franklin’s Gardens. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

The date of Johnny Sexton’s potential return to Leinster colours is still unknown despite the fact that “his rehabilitation from a knee injury is goin(...)

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