Leo Cullen

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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(...)

Lest the IRFU forget, Leinster would never have won their first Champions Cup without Isa Nacewa, Chris Whitaker, Stan Wright and Rocky Elsom. Photograph: Dave Winter/Inpho

In the fallout from Sunday’s sobering events in La Rochelle we can’t forget Leinster’s excellent display in the laquarter-final win away to Exeter. To(...)

Leinster’s Ross Byrne dejected after their 32-23 loss to La Rochelle in the Heineken Champions Cup semi-final at Stade Marcel Deflandre on Sunday. Photograph: Manuel Blondeau/Inpho

So, no five-star Heineken Champions Cup final after all, rather a sixth all-French final after La Rochelle thoroughly eclipsed Leinster to earn a deci(...)

Munster’s Ronan O’Gara goes by Bryce Williams and Malcolm O’Kelly of Leinster during their Heineken Cup semi-final in 2006. Photograph:  Getty Images/Inpho

“Ollie Campbell organised it for me; it was an extension of my childhood – we got paid and I got an apartment, and there were a couple of restaurants (...)

La Rochelle director of rugby Jono Gibbes spent six years as Leinster’s forwards coach before handing the reins to Leo Cullen. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

The day after La Rochelle were drawn at home against Leinster in next Sunday’s Heineken Champions Cup semi-final (kick-off 3pm Irish time), Jono Gibbe(...)

Michael Bent and Devin Toner lift the Pro14 trophy last month. Photograph: Inpho

Leinster prop Michael Bent has announced his decision to retire from professional rugby at the end of the current season. Bent, who joined Leinster i(...)

Scott Fardy of Leinster tackles Munster’s Gavin Coombes during the  Guinness Pro 14 game at  Thomond Park in January. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Leinster’s popular Aussie Scott Fardy has announced that he will retire from rugby at the end of the season. The former Wallaby international, capped (...)

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(...)

Ireland’s Béibhinn Parsons goes past Elinor Snowsill of Wales during the Women’s Six Nations match at  Cardiff Arms Park. Photograph: Robbie Stephenson/Inpho

Béibhinn Parsons was incredible against Wales. I am not going to compare her to an Irish player from the past. She is a unique talent that comes alon(...)

Johnny  Sexton celebrates scoring a  try during the 2011 final against Northampton at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Whatever way you look at it, that was a special win, even by Leinster’s standards. To down the reigning European and English champions after falling 1(...)

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