Max Deegan

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 Saracens players celebrate after the victory over Racing 92 which clinched their place in the Champions Cup quarter-finals. Photograph:  Henry Browne/Getty Images

Saracens, a club with “honesty” emblazoned on their main stand at Allianz Park, may well squeeze the last drop out from a rule-breaking squad with glo(...)

Leinster head coach Leo Cullen at  Leinster HQ in  UCD on Friday:   ‘They come with a clear plan, so we’ve got to get a better of understanding on what they’re trying to do.’ Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

Benetton v Leinster, Stadio Comunale di Monigo, Saturday, 1pm Irish time - Live on BT Sport 3 Leinster’s remit is straightforward: win on Saturday af(...)

 Ireland and Leinster lock James Ryan in action for St Michael’s in the Senior Cup final against Blackrock in March 2013. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

They have become the leading rugby feeder school in the country, so much so that St Michael’s have become something of a modern-day phenomenon – the b(...)

Leinster go into their 1pm kick-off in Pool One in pole position, qualified for the last eight and atop the seedings as things stand.  Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

The final round of pool games in the Heineken Champions Cup is invariably a defining weekend for the Irish provinces in their season, although in all (...)

Johnny Sexton has been confirmed as Ireland’s captain for the upcoming six nations. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Johnny Sexton follows the recent trend of 30-plus Ireland captains, following Rory Best and Paul O’Connell, as new head coach Andy Farrell confirmed t(...)

Leinster’s Max Deegan is tackled by Francisco Gomez Kodela and Virgile Bruni of Lyon during the Heineken Champions Cup game at the  RDS. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Leinster 42 Lyon 14 The result will be satisfactory, the performance less so, as Leinster recorded a fifth straight Heineken Champions Cup victory in(...)

Leinster’s Max Deegan holds off Connacht’s Caolin Blade. Deegan’s execellent form is rewarded with the number eight jersey. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Leinster v Lyon, RDS, Sunday, 1pm - Live on BT Sport Lyon’s intentions, in as much as they can be gleaned from team selection, appear reasonably clea(...)

Leinster head coach Leo Cullen has named a strong team to face Lyon on Sunday. Photograph:  Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Leo Cullen has made a number of changes from last week’s Pro14 win over Connacht for Sunday’s Champions Cup encounter against Lyon (Live on BT Sport, (...)

Leinster’s Scott Fardy played two of their interpro derbies over the festive period. Photo: Bryan Keane/Inpho

Ireland’s National Player Management Programme is much admired outside the country, or certainly appears to be given how often it gets an airing from (...)

Jack O’Donoghue: has always possessed the raw materials to become an established Ireland international. Or it could go another way. That’s up the man himself. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

I am starting to enjoy rugby again. This comes from watching the ‘interpro’ derbies as an analyst on eir Sports and revisiting stadiums I used to play(...)

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