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Heineken Cup Leinster rugby squad will play the Ospreys at 8pm on Friday at the RDS arena. The Irish side are four points ahead of Northampton after 2(...)

Richardt Strauss, seen scoring a try against the Ospreys last September, is on the Leinster bench for tomorrow night’s game. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Richardt Strauss has been named among the replacements for Leinster’s final Heineken Cup pool match against the Ospreys tomorrow night. The hooker had(...)

Dan Biggar and Scott Baldwin celebrate victory in the 2012 Pro12 final as Romain Poite blows the final whistle. It left a sour taste in home mouths.

At first glance, Leinster’s Heineken Cup game at home to the Ospreys this Friday doesn’t appear to have quite the normal dramatic potential of this co(...)

Leinster’s Jimmy Gopperth after the win over Castres. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Forwards coach Jono Gibbes praised Leinster’s resilience as they came from two converted tries down to beat Castres Olympique 29-22 at Stade Pierre-A(...)

Leinster loosehead Jack McGrath drives forward during their Heineken Cup clash against Northampton at Franklin’s Gardens, Northampton last month. The St Mary’s player has started two cup games this season so far. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

These are trying times for Leinster. Their chief playmaker, Johnny Sexton, and their stellar overseas signing, Isa Nacewa, having moved on at the end (...)

Leinster’s Jimmy Gopperth will start against Castres. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Leinster coach Matt O’Connor has handed the majority of the players who started their last Heineken Cup outing – the home defeat to Northampton at th(...)

Leinster head coach Matt O’Connor: “There is no point worrying about anything beyond Castres. You go to Castres, you win, you’re in control of your own destiny. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

The fates seem to be conspiring against Leinster. While they still have their destiny in their own hands, unlike this point last year, that latest Avi(...)

Munster’s Damien Varley goes off injured during the RaboDirect Pro12 game against Ulster at Ravenhill. Munster get the results of the scan on the hooker’s  injured heel today. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

With hookers falling like autumn leaves, the results of Damien Varley’s heel scan today increases in importance. Munster are already without Mike Sher(...)

Jordi Murphy: his selection at openside flanker is an intriguing move by Matt O’Connor. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Opportunity knocks for some young, indigenous players out west this evening in an extensive cast list which also features Brian O’Driscoll’s farewell (...)

Ireland captain Jamie Heaslip: stars such as the Leinster forward and Seán O’Brien sell success and seats. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

I left 2013 with a column on mental messages of the mind and I enter 2014 with the mental mind games regarding the current posturing over player co(...)

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