Leinster outhalf Johnny Sexton: “Johnny is a very passionate guy and he is very passionate about Leinster rugby,” said coach Leo  Cullen. Photograph: Inpho

Way back in December after Toulon had knocked Leinster out of Europe Leo Cullen was asked what would represent a successful campaign. He mentioned th(...)

Leo Cullen has made four changes to his Leinster side for Saturday’s visit of Treviso. Photograph: Inpho

Leo Cullen has named four changes to his Leinster side which were thrashed 30-6 by Ulster for Saturday’s visit of Benetton Treviso. Leinster curren(...)

Munster and Ireland’s CJ Stander after being presented with the Zurich Irupa Players’ Player of the Year 2016 award. Photograph:: Ramsey Cardy/Sportsfile

Stand up, CJ Stander, the man of the season. The 26-year-old South African-born Munster and Irish backrower has become only the third overseas player(...)

Cian Healy in action against England in the Six Nations: niggling injuries cast doubt on his participation in South Africa tour. Photograph: David Rogers/Getty Images

Ireland and Leinster prop Cian Healy may not play again this season due to a succession of niggling injuries. Healy, who did not take part in Leinst(...)

Ulster outhalf Paddy Jackson runs in a try late in the  Guinness Pro 12 victory over Leinster at  Kingspan Stadium in Belfast. Photograph:  Darren Kidd/Inpho/Presseye

Ulster 30 Leinster 6 Ulster put one foot into the play-offs, and ensured Leinster will have to beat Treviso next Saturday if they are to ensure a hom(...)

Johnny Sexton starts for Leinster against Ulster. Photograph: Inpho

Johnny Sexton returns to the Leinster side for Saturday’s inter-provincial clash with Ulster. Sexton’s last appearance saw him score 16 points to gu(...)

Ulster head coach Les Kiss during training ahead of their Pro12 clash with Leinster. Photo: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Heading into the penultimate round of matches in the Guinness Pro12, the Ulster director of rugby, Les Kiss, described it as the toughest league campa(...)

Leinster flanker  Josh van der Flier stretches over to touch down for try in the Guinness Pro 12 game against Edinburgh at the RDS. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Leinster 30 Edinburgh 23 Leinster will be disappointed with a couple of the tries Edinburgh scored against them but they always had another gear in a(...)

 Josh van der Flier and Richardt Strauss tackle Connacht’s Bundee Aki during the Guinness Pro 12 game in Galway. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Josh van der Flier took missing out on Ireland’s final Six Nations Championship match against Scotland about as well as you’d expect, trying to dilute(...)

Munster’s CJ Stander is tackled by Rhys Ruddock of Leinster in 2014: Ruddock said will it be a good challenge to play against Stander. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Players will tell you they don’t overburden themselves concentrating on their opposite numbers. Believing in their own ability, Conor Murray won’t fre(...)

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