Michael Bent

134 results

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(...)

Johnny Sexton: “I am lucky that I am surrounded by coaches that know the game really, really well. I listen to their advice and I try to ignore as much of the noise as I can.” Photograph: Oisin Keniry/Inpho

On the November night Johnny Sexton was crowned World Player of 2018, his wife Laura was surprise at how relaxed he seemed despite the glitz and glamo(...)

Leinster’s Tadhg Furlong goes off injured in the second half of the game at the RDS. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Leinster 24 Glasgow 39 The upshot of Saturday’s defeat it that Leinster handed Glasgow a window before the Scottish side plays a derby match against (...)

Leinster’s Rob Kearney on his way to scoring their second try against Glasgow Warriors during the Guinness Pro 14 game at the  RDS. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Leinster 24 Glasgow 39 Glasgow deserved their win in the RDS on Saturday afternoon, although Munster may not be too happy with the outcome. Nothing c(...)

Dan Leavy is back in the Leinster team for this weekend’s Pro14 trip to Edinburgh. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Dan Leavy will make his first appearance of 2019 after being named in the Leinster team to play Edinburgh in Murrayfield on Friday night (kick-off 7.3(...)

Leinster travel to Stadio Zaffanella, Viadana to take on Zebre on Saturday. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

Leinster take on Zebre in the Pro14 on Saturday, and the visit to Stadio Zaffanella will be their first match in the competition since their narrow wi(...)

Leinster players celebrate Andrew Porter’s winning try. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Leinster 33 Connacht 29 On a perfect December night at a throbbing RDS, this was a stupendous comeback by Leinster, indeed the fightback of true cham(...)

Leinster’s Nick McCarthy scores a try during the Guinness Pro 14 game against the Ospreys  at the   RDS. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Leinster 52 Ospreys 7 Leinster tightened their grip at the summit of the Guinness Pro 14 Conference B table with a resounding seven-try victory over (...)

Connacht left wing  Matt Healy: he has playing every minute of the team’s four matches this season

The careful husbandry of playing minutes within the four Irish provincial squads is a staple of the Irish player-management programme, one that has dr(...)

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 6
  • 7
  • Next
  • Last »