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 Edinburgh head coach Richard Cockerill with Leinster head coach Leo Cullen at the RDS in 2017. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Pro14: Leinster v Edinburgh RDS (7.35, live on Eir Sport, TG4) Leo Cullen, the player, worked under Richard Cockerill at the Leicester Tigers from 2(...)

Johnny Sexton kicks past Jack Dixon of the Dragons during the Guinness Pro 14 game at the  RDS. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Leinster 52 Dragons 10 Seven tries, some excellent individual performances and a nice fluency to their patterns at times were the headlines from Lein(...)

Head coach Leo Cullen and Leinster captain Jonathan Sexton. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

Leinster v Dragons, RDS (Saturday, 5.15pm, live on TG4, EirSport, Premier Sport) Success is a pursuit demanding relentless incremental improvement. T(...)

Felipe Contepomi in action for  Leinster during a Heineken Cup  match against  Toulouse  at the Stade Ernest Wallon on November 2007. Photograph: Michael Steele/Getty Images

Felipe Contepomi appears set to return to Leinster as backs coach replacing Girvan Dempsey, who agreed to join Aviva Premiership club Bath in the summ(...)

Peter O’Mahony holding aloft the trophy  after Ireland won the test series against Australia in Sydney. Photograph: Reuters

Joe Schmidt’s Ireland have enjoyed a remarkable season, stockpiling a Triple Crown, Grand Slam, Six Nations Championship and a 2-1 series victory over(...)

Johnny Sexton during Ireland training ahead of the Test series with Australia. Photo: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

The absence of Ireland captain Rory Best through injury for Ireland’s three match series against Australia that begins with the first test in Brisbane(...)

Leinster’s Irish fly-half Johnny Sexton celebrates with teammates after scoring a try during the European Champions Cup rugby union semi-final between Leinster and Scarlets at Aviva Stadium in Dublin. Photograph: Barry Cronin/AFP/Getty Images

Leinster 38 Scarlets 16 It’s rare in sport that the alchemy of the training ground is almost flawlessly replicated in a match environment, but there (...)

 Leinster players congratulate try scorer James Ryan/Morgan Treacy

Leinster 38 Scarlets 16 This was a Leinster performance for the ages, an evisceration of the Guinness Pro14 champions, who were taken apart with a fe(...)

Tadhg Furlong has offloaded the ball more than any of his Leinster teammates. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

Drilling down into categories of comparison between Leinster and Scarlets ahead of Saturday’s Champions Cup semi-final at the Aviva stadium the bare f(...)

Munster’s Conor Murray protests before being awarded a try during the Champions Cup quarter-final win over Toulon at  Thomond Park, Limerick. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA

There were a number of issues that arose from what constituted a superb weekend in the Champions Cup for Munster and Leinster with both claiming semi-(...)

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