Luke Mcgrath

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Referee Frank Murphy and  assistant referee Andrew Brace review a decision during the Connacht v Leinster   Guinness Pro 14 Rainbow Cup game at  The Sportsground. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

The trial which permits a red-carded player to be replaced by a team-mate after 20 minutes is an absolute crock. Effectively, it makes a sending-off a(...)

Leinster’s Robbie Henshaw in action during Friday night’s Rainbow Cup encounter with Ulster. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

Leinster 21 Ulster 17 Connacht having opened the door for themselves and the others in the peleton with their win in Thomond Park, Leinster duly rep(...)

Andy Farrell:  instead of the Fijian tour, the IRFU are very close to signing off on two home Tests this summer  against Japan and the United States. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

There can be little doubt that the lack of a voice from the Irish coaching ticket, and specifically Andy Farrell, didn’t help the chances of one or tw(...)

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(...)

Jordan Larmour scores a try for Leinster  under pressure from Exeter’s Stuart Hogg  during the Heineken Champions Cup quarter-final  at Sandy Park. Photograph:  Michael Steele/Getty Images

Exeter Chiefs 22 Leinster 34 Leinster will be in the open draw for the semi-finals of the Heineken Champions Cup, where they will be the only non-Fre(...)

Munster head coach Johann van Graan and senior coach Stephen Larkham. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

I do not like Munster. This is my politically correct opinion. Always liked the people, love the south west coast, but not the club. The only reason (...)

Will Connors suffered a knee injury during Ireland training ahead of England game. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Ireland trio Will Connors, Garry Ringrose and James Ryan have been ruled out of Leinster’s Guinness Pro 14 final against rivals Munster at the RDS on (...)

 Alex Soroka will wear the number eight jersey against Zebre. File photograph: Inpho

Alex Soroka starts a game in the Pro14 for the first time when Leinster take on Zebre on Friday at Stadio Sergio Lanfranchi (Kick-off 5.45pm Irish, li(...)

Ulster’s Robert Baloucoune will be starting his first game in over a year. File photograph: Inpho

Ulster v Leinster, Kingspan Stadium, Saturday, 7.35pm – Live Eir Sport 1 and Premier Sports 1 (deferred on TG4, 9.30pm) Ulster’s Pro14 season reaches(...)

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