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Johnny Sexton could play in Leinster’s final game of the season against the Dragons at the RDS on Friday night. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Jamison Gibson-Park, Johnny Sexton and Harry Byrne could all come into Leo Cullen’s selection planning this week for Leinster’s 26th and final game of(...)

Will Connors has undergone  knee surgery and will not return to action until next season. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Will Connors will miss Ireland’s summer Tests at home to Japan and Canada in July as well as the remainder of Leinster’s Rainbow Cup campaign after un(...)

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(...)

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 (...)

Johnny Sexton leaves the field during the Guinness Pro 14 Final against Munster at the  RDS. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Leinster will prepare for Friday evening’s Heineken Champions Cup last 16 clash against Toulon at the RDS without both Johnny Sexton and Ross Byrne. (...)

Dan Leavy has been ruled out for the remainder of the season after an operation on knee cartilage. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

The news that Dan Leavy’s season is over less than four months into his comeback is a desperately disappointing blow for the man himself, as well as f(...)

Centre Yoram Moefana, who played in the Autumn Nations Cup final against England, was a member of the French under-20s earlier this year. Photograph:  Miguel Medina/AFP via Getty Images

The admiring tone that greeted the performance of a young French side beaten in extra-time in the Autumn Nations Cup final at Twickenham by Six Nation(...)

Head coach Andy Farrell during Ireland rugby squad training at the  IRFU High Performance Centre in   Blanchardstown, Dublin.   Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Andy Farrell is likely to delve more deeply into the Irish squad for Sunday’s Guinness Series/Autumn Nations Cup game against Georgia when he announce(...)

Ireland’s Hugo Keenan in action against Italy. Photo: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Four years ago in their opening match of the Under-20 World Championship in Manchester, Ireland conceded three tries in the first quarter and trailed (...)

 Rhys Ruddock scores  a try for Ireland in the World Cup  against Russia at  Kobe City, Japan. That match against Russia was his  first, and thus far only, competitive start. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Back in the summer of 2010, a 19-year-old with a prodigious build and talent was rerouted from the IRB Under-20 World Championship in Argentina, where(...)

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