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Leinster’s Seán O’Brien in action against Toulouse during the  Heineken Champions Cup semi-final  at the Aviva Stadium. An O’Brien tide lifted all boats. The best captain Ireland never had? Photograph: Inpho

Another one bites the dust, and, allowing for ongoing Sevens and under-20s commitments, this applies to both another domestic rugby season and, sadly,(...)

Seán O’Brien lifts the Guinness Pro 14 trophy after Leinster’s victory over Glasgow Warriors at Celtic Park. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Leinster 18 Glasgow Warriors 15 In the teeming rain and in front of a record final attendance of 47,128 , Leinster had to get down and dirty. That th(...)

This weekend Glasgow Warriors and Leinster will go toe-to-toe in the Pro14 final at Celtic Park. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Leinster head coach Leo Cullen has made three changes to his team for Saturday’s Pro14 final against Glasgow Warriors in Celtic Park (Kick-Off: 6.30pm(...)

Scrum coach John Fogarty is leaving the province after the Rugby World Cup. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/EPA

As the magnifying glass is passed over some of the areas in which Leinster were beaten by Saracens in last weekend’s Champions Cup final, management b(...)

Saracens’ Billy Vunipola scores the crucial try despite James Lowe and Luke McGrath of Leinster. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Saracens 20 Leinster 10 The drive for five will have to be resumed next year. Leinster gave it the good fight, defending heroically and they kept pr(...)

Leinster have named their team for Saturday’s final at St James’ Park in Newcastle. Photograph: David Rogers/Getty Images

Champions Cup final: Leinster v Saracens Kick-off: 5pm, Saturday. Venue: St James’ Park. How to follow: The Irish Times liveblog will start at 4pm. O(...)

Ross Byrne in action against Toulouse. “I’m not Johnny [Sexton] so I’m not going to try to be Johnny. I just have to try and stamp my own authority on the team when I do play.” Photograph: David Rogers/Getty Images

It’s a measure of Ross Byrne’s dependability that in 17 Heineken Champions Cup games for Leinster over the last three seasons, six of them starting, h(...)

James Low dives to score Leinster’s opening try against Toulouse. Photograph: Dan Mullan/Getty

Leinster 30 Toulouse 12 Under a sky of blue, and amid a sea of blue, Leinster saw off the dangerous and spirited challenge of Toulouse in a manner th(...)

Conor Murray celebrates scoring a try for Munster against Cardiff Blues at Irish Independent Park in Cork. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

“Is there any reason I cannot award this try?” Wrong question friend. Referee Marius Mitrea went upstairs for the try scored by Conor Murray in the 61(...)

Benetton’s Tommaso Allan kicks a late conversion to tie the Pro14 game with  Leinster at the RDS. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Leinster 27 Benetton 27 After the match Leinster coach Leo Cullen hinted that his side’s Pro 14 performance against a physical Benetton side should (...)

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