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Edinburgh’s Richard Cockerill: he  rested some of his established international players for last Saturday’s visit to the RDS

Is the Pro14 becoming the new Top 14? For years we cocked our collective snoots at the way so many games in the French Championship were seemingly set(...)

Connacht’s Caolin Blade, Quinn Roux and Jack Carty celebrate with try-scorer Niyi Adeolokun during the game against Scarlets at the Showground. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Connacht 33 Scarlets 20 Connacht shot up the Pro14 conference A table after a significant home win against Scarlets, but nothing comes easy for Andy (...)

Connacht’s Niyi Adeolokun celebrates scoring a late try in the Guinness Pro 14 game against Scarlets at the Sportsground in Galway. Photograph:  James Crombie/Inpho

Connacht 33 Scarlets 20 Niyi Adeolokun’s late try put the seal on Connacht’s rousing 33-20 Guinness Pro 14 win over Scarlets at the Sportsground, wit(...)

Seán O’Brien, Peter McCabe, Bundee Aki and Eoin Griffin at a Connacht squad training sesion at Sportsground, Galway. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Robin Copeland will make his Connacht debut, Tom Farrell has recovered from illness, Bundee Aki makes his first start of the season alongside him in m(...)

Scarlets’s Jake Ball is tackled by Devin Toner of Leinster during Saturday’s Pro14 match at Parc y Scarlets, Llanelli, Wales. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Scarlets 23 Leinster 21 As defending European and Guinness Pro14 champions, Leinster know what’s needed to achieve success at the highest level. But(...)

Scarlets’ Steve Cummins gets an offload away against Leinster. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Scarlets 23 Leinster 21 Scarlets held on to win an intense, hard-fought Pro14 clash against champions Leinster at Parc y Scarlets. The home side trai(...)

Leinster’s Isa Nacewa lifts the trophy as he celebrates victory in the Pro14 final over Scarlets at the Aviva Stadium, his final game for the province. Photograph:  James Crombie/Inpho

Leinster 40 Scarlets 32 And so all that remains to be achieved is a first series win against one of the Southern Hemisphere big three since 1979. A(...)

Jonathan Sexton celebrates with James Lowe after the New Zealander went over for a try in Leinster’s victory over the Scarlets in the Guinness Pro 14 final at the  Aviva Stadium. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Man of match 63 minutes of pure Johnny Sexton. The whole gamut: anger, a head knock with quick recovery to destroy the Scarlets, displaying a wonderf(...)

Leinster captain  Isa Nacewa lifts the  Guinness pro 14 trophy after the victory over Scarlets at the Aviva Stadium. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Leinster 40 Scarlets 32 Such are Leinster’s sky-high standards that if one thing gnawed at them over the last two weeks it was that they hadn’t reall(...)

Isa Nacewa has been named in the Leinster team for Saturday’s Pro14 final. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

Leinster head coach Leo Cullen has confirmed that his captain Isa Nacewa will lead the side out on what will be his 185th and final appearance for the(...)

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