Michael Bent

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Saracens inflicted Leinster’s last defeat in last year’s Champions Cup final. Photo: David Rogers/Getty Images

Leinster have seemingly forgotten how to lose, having won 25 matches in succession dating back to their last defeat all of 70 weeks ago in May 2019. B(...)

Leinster’s Robbie Henshaw avails of an intercept to score a try against Ulster during the  Pro14 final at the Aviva Stadium. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

LEINSTER 27 ULSTER 5 Defences win championships goes the old adage, and few final wins underlined the point like this one. Of course, few teams know(...)

Leinster’s Ross Byrne has been tasked with the outhalf position for the Pro14 final against Ulster. Photo: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Pro14 final: Leinster v Ulster Kick-off: 7.35pm, Saturday. Venue: Aviva Stadium. How to follow: The Irish Times liveblog will begin at 7pm. On TV: Li(...)

Leinster’s Ronan Kelleher scores a try. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Leinster 13 Munster 3 Crowds or no crowds, Leinster and familiarity reigns. The serial trophy hunters stand within a game of a unique third Pro14 tit(...)

Leinster’s Will Connors in action against Ulster last weekend. Photograph: Inpho

Will Connors has been rewarded for his impressive form by being named in the Leinster XV for their Pro14 semi-final against Munster on Friday night at(...)

Garry Ringrose scores a try for Leinster against Munster. Photograph: Inpho

Leinster 27 Munster 25 Normal service resumed. If only this defeat was that simple for Munster. Cruelly, they never got to unveil their newly acquire(...)

Leinster’s Ryan Baird will make his first start in an inter-provincial game on Saturday. File photograph: Inpho

Johnny Sexton will captain Leinster against Munster as professional rugby returns to Ireland on Saturday at the Aviva Stadium (kick-off 7.35pm - live (...)

Andrew Porter celebrates with  Jordan Larmour after the win over Italy at Soldier Field in Chicago in November 2018. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Just when we were getting used to tropical Ireland, and this being our first of three weeks’ ‘holidays’, the weather turned. Oh well, with all our sun(...)

Leinster’s Ryan Baird evades a tackle from George Horne of Glasgow on his way to scoring a try. Photograph: Tommy Grealy/Inpho

Leinster 55 Glasgow 19 A hat-trick for Ryan Baird. Remember the name. This makes it 21 Leinster wins on the trot dating back to last year’s Champion(...)

Leinster head coach Leo Cullen has made a number of changes for Friday night’s match in Wales. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

There are eight personnel changes and one positional switch to Leinster’s starting XV for their trip to The Gnoll to face Ospreys on Friday night (kic(...)

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