Sean Reidy in action during Ireland’s second Test against South Africa in Johannesburg in June. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Jordi Murphy wore the number seven jersey in two of three Tests on Ireland’s summer tour to South Africa, Rhys Ruddock did so in the second Test, whi(...)

Glasgow Warriors' Tommy Seymour tackles Charles 
Piutau of Ulster. Photograph: Inpho/Craig Watson

Rugby is all about manipulating defenders to discover space. Take that flawlessly executed try up in Scotstoun last Friday. Iain Henderson is sin-b(...)

Johnny Sexton will make his season bow for Leinster against table-topping Ospreys at the RDS this weekend. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Leinster v Ospreys, RDS, Friday, 7.35pm (Live on TG4 and BBC Wales) The sense that the season is being cranked up a notch is palpable. In the teet(...)

Glasgow Warriors’ Tommy Seymour celebrates scoring a try in their Pro12 win over Leinster. Photo: Craig Watson/Inpho

Glasgow Warriors 33 Leinster 25 A second half hat-trick of tries by Glasgow’s high-scoring wing Tommy Seymour shattered Leinster’s hopes of building (...)

Joey Carberry is starting for Leinster on Friday night. Photograph: Inpho

Leinster have gone for a mix of youth and experience for the visit of Benetton Treviso in Friday night’s Pro12 opener at the RDS. Joey Carbery will (...)

 Dominic Ryan is tackled by Joe Latta during Leinster’s pre-season win over Gloucester. Photograph: Inpho/Gary Carr

Leinster 26 Gloucester 24 Foothills of the Dublin mountains provided a backdrop as Leo Cullen reviewed several combinations in preparation for the st(...)

Jack Conan will captain Leinster in Navan.

The green shoots of the rugby season will be visible in Navan tomorrow when Leinster host their provincial siblings Ulster in the first of several pre(...)

Ian Nagle takes part in a Leinster training session at Greystones RFC earlier in August. The former Munster lock is in line to make his debut against Ulster in Saturday’s pre-season friendly at Navan RFC. Photograph:   Gary Carr/Inpho

Leinster coach Leo Cullen has named seven internationals in a 32-man squad for the province’s opening pre-season game against Ulster at Navan RFC on S(...)

Ireland head coach Joe Schmidt: “From the coaches’ perspective, we’re incredibly excited about the opportunity this gives us.” Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Ireland coach Joe Schmidt has made four changes to the squad for the three-Test series in South Africa after injuries ruled out Jonathan Sexton (shoul(...)

Ulster backrow Sean Reidy is one of two uncapped players in the 32-man Ireland squad for the tour of South Africa. Photograph: Charles McQuillan/Getty Images

At the end of a long, arduous World Cup season, Ireland will endeavour to hit the ground running with clearly as much familiarity as they can muster f(...)

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