Conor Murray and Tadhg Beirne have been excused for Munster’s final game of the season. File photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Although Stephen Larkham had strongly intimated that Tadhg Beirne and Conor Murray would be granted the game time they were looking for away to Zebre (...)

Jamison Gibson-Park is back from injury and playing for the first time since the Pro14 final win against Munster. File photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

Leo Cullen welcomes back Jamison Gibson-Park to his Leinster team for the final game of the season against Dragons in the Pro14 Rainbow Cup on Friday (...)

Leinster’s Rory O’Loughlin is tackled by  Fraser Brown and Rory Darge of the Glasgow Warriors during the Guinness Pro 14 Rainbow Cup game at  Scotstoun. Photograph: Craig Watson/Inpho

Glasgow Warriors 15 Leinster 12 Leinster’s interest in the Guinness Pro 14 Rainbow Cup, which like many of their supporters was probably fairly negli(...)

Leinster head coach Leo Cullen has brought Hugo Keenan, Tommy O’Brien, Rory O’Lough lin, Ed Byrne, Rónan Kelleher, Michael Bent and Ross Molony into the team for this weekend’s clash. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Leo Cullen has made seven changes to Leinster’s starting XV from the 21-17 win over Ulster a fortnight ago for Saturday night’s Pro14 Rainbow Cup game(...)

Leinster’s Robbie Henshaw in action during Friday night’s Rainbow Cup encounter with Ulster. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

Leinster 21 Ulster 17 Connacht having opened the door for themselves and the others in the peleton with their win in Thomond Park, Leinster duly rep(...)

Andy Farrell:  instead of the Fijian tour, the IRFU are very close to signing off on two home Tests this summer  against Japan and the United States. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

There can be little doubt that the lack of a voice from the Irish coaching ticket, and specifically Andy Farrell, didn’t help the chances of one or tw(...)

Jack Conan in action against  Pierre Bourgarit of La Rochelle during the Heineken Champions Cup semi-final. The Lions squad member will start for Leinster at the Sportsground. Photograph: Dave Winter/Inpho

Connacht v Leinster, Sportsground (7.35, live on Eir Sport, TG4) Leinster head coach Leo Cullen has included three players selected for the British(...)

It is nearly decision time for Warren Gatland. Photograph: David Rogers/Getty

Gerry Thornley The parameters are different from four years ago. Back then, in those wild, crazy, pre-pandemic days, Warren Gatland was permitted to (...)

Peter O’Mahony is back in the Munster side for their Rainbow Cup opener. Photograph: Inpho

Leinster have opted to rotate their squad while welcoming back some frontline internationals whereas Munster will arrive with more or less their first(...)

Leinster’s Josh van der Flier scores a try against Lyon during a Heineken Champions Cup game at the RDS  in January 2020. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

The American racing driver Bobby Unser once observed that “success is where preparation and opportunity meet”, a maxim that easily straddles many form(...)

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