Leo Cullen

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Leinster prop Jack McGrath at a press conference ahead the Pro14 final against Scarlets. Photograph:  Gary Carr/Inpho

A Leinster team that is predictably unpredictable finds approval with Jack McGrath. The idea comes from the prop with a certain Stuart Lancaster accen(...)

Leinster outhalf Johnny Sexton with the Champions Cup trophy after their win over Racing 92 in Bilbao. Photo: Getty Images

Leinster are hopeful they will have all of their front line players back in time for the Pro 14 League final against Scarlets on Saturday. Johnny Sex(...)

Craig Gilroy scores a try for Ulster during the province’s Guinness Pro14 European Champions Cup playoff match against Ospreys at  Kingspan Stadium, Belfast. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Ulster salvaged a troubled and largely forgettable season by securing the Guinness Pro14’s seventh and last place in next season’s European Champions(...)

Leinster’s Max Deegan and team-mates celebrate winning a penalty in the final moments of the Guinness Pro 14 semi-final against Munster at the  RDS. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

So long Simon Zebo, and Gerbrandt Grobler. Leinster denied the outdoing Munster pair a romantic farewell against Scarlets in next weekend’s Pro 14 fin(...)

Luke McGrath: starts at outhalf for Leinster in the absence of Johnny Sexton. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

Leinster v Munster, RDS,  Saturday, 3.15 - Live Sky Sports and TG4 If these two sides met in an open field in front of two men and a dog there’d(...)

“He (Sexton) went to run yesterday and thought it wasn’t 100 per cent and we made the call.”

Leo Cullen confirmed that Johnny Sexton has been ruled out of tomorrow’s Guinness Pro14 semi-final against Munster (kick-off 3.15pm) due to a calf str(...)

Tadhg Furlong:  his  soaring market value forced the IRFU to offer a significant pay increase, to €500,000 a year while still way short of the figures an international tighthead prop commands in the English Premiership or French Top 14.  Photograph:  David Rogers/Getty Images

Tadhg Furlong’s three-year contract, one of 21 contracts announced by Leinster on Wednesday, puts the 25-year-old in Irish rugby’s high earner bracket(...)

Munster head coach Johann van Graan: “My belief in rugby is that every week’s different. This is a whole new ball game, new referee, new teams.”  Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

Johann van Graan was walking a narrow line this week in Limerick. Guarded in how Munster can defeat Leinster, strident in the confidence his team has (...)

The triumphant Leinster team in Bilbao. There is no club or province in the world achieving what Leinster are doing. Photograph: Getty Images

Any given season in European rugby is merely a snapshot in history. Further evidence is required to justify talk of eras or dynasties. So it was that (...)

Teddy Iribaren had a fine game for Racing 92. Photograph: David Rogers/Getty

At 6-6 with both teams leaving the pitch for half-time, I felt the margins had swung in Leinster’s favour. They’d weathered the considerable Racing st(...)

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