Luke McGrath

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Jacob Stockdale celebrates his first try against Wales. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Wales 17 Ireland 22 That was a little more like it. Ireland restored a degree of confidence and momentum from what was a much more hard-earned win t(...)

Only captain Luke McGrath (above) and Scott Fardy are retained from Leinster’s quarter-final against Ulster. Photograph: Inpho

Leinster coach Leo Cullen has vowed his Leinster team will be fully focused on maintaining their momentum and the integrity of the competition for the(...)

 Jordan Larmour fumbles a catch during the international against Argentina  at the Aviva Stadium. Photograph:  Charles McQuillan/Getty Images

Ireland 28 Argentina 17 The floodlights were still on and the crowd had only begun to disperse yet one ventures most thoughts had already turned to e(...)

Leinster backs coach Felipe Contepomi with Jordan Larmour practising his catching. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Jordan Larmour, James Lowe and Robbie Henshaw return to the Leinster team for the trip to Wales to face the Scarlets on Saturday evening. Leinster w(...)

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(...)

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 (...)

Scarlets forward Tadhg Beirne  makes his way to the field prior to the Pro14 match against Leinster  at the RDS Arena in Dublin in February 2018. Photograph: Seb Daly/Sportsfile via Getty Images

Any player who retains hope of wearing the green jersey while contracted to British or French clubs should pay closer attention to Tadhg Beirne’s two (...)

Toulon’s winger Bryan Habana vies with Leinster wing Fergus McFadden during the European Champions Cup rugby union semi-final in April 2015 at the Velodrome stadium in Marseille. Photograph: Bertrand Langlois/AFP/Getty Images

Fergus McFadden has endured the slings and arrows before. He’s been written off and he’s come back. At 31 years old here he is, still a fixture, still(...)

Adam Byrne during an Irish training session at Carton House, Kildare. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

A hamstring injury to Robbie Henshaw sees Chris Farrell come in for a second cap alongside Bundee Aki in the new look Ireland midfield to face Argenti(...)

Ireland captain Rory Best with  Adam Byrne who is expected to be named in the side to face Argentina. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

Leinster winger Adam Byrne is set for a surprise international debut in Ireland’s Guinness Series finale against Argentina this Saturday when Joe Sch(...)

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