Michael Cheika

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Waratahs coach Michael Cheika: “We made ourselves the opportunity this year and we took it and that was really nice. It does not mean that we’re not going to try and do it again next year, I can guarantee you that.” Photograph: Matt King/Getty Images

Bernard Foley’s late penalty will go down in the record books as winning New South Waratahs their first Super Rugby title but for coach Michael Cheika(...)

Waratahs players celebrate victory at the end of the Super Rugby Grand Final match between the Waratahs and the Crusaders in Sydney. Photograph: Mark Metcalfe/Getty Images

Waratahs 33 Crusaders 32: Former Leinster coach Michael Cheika has a Super Rugby title to add to his European Cup crown after a thrilling win over the(...)

Kane Douglas still hoping for Wallabies call-up ahead of Leinster move. Photograph: Morgan Treacy / Inpho

If his career takes a turn for the better Australian secondrow Kane Douglas may not be available to play with Leinster until December. The lock, a pe(...)

Forwards coach John Plumtree letting the media know of his plans to return home to work in New Zealand after the Ireland tour to Argentina. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

In news that came as both a disappointment and a bombshell to the Ireland squad, John Plumtree has chosen to return home after the tour to Argentina f(...)

Leinster’s Jamie Heaslip hands off the challenge of Glasgow’s Niko Matawalu in last year’s semi-final victory at the RDS.

Jamie Heaslip’s game statistics are astounding. The 80-minute man all season, in every game, this will arguably go down as his greatest campaign yet.(...)

Leinster have confirmed the signing of Australian second row Kane Douglas. Photograph: Mark Metcalfe/Getty Images Leinster have confirmed the signing of Australian second row Kane Douglas. Photograph: Mark Metcalfe/Getty Images

Kane Douglas’ arrival in Dublin – at an unscheduled date and for an unknown period of time (a policy Matt O’Connor has adopted from Leicester) – is in(...)

Leo Cullen’s calmness under pressure meant he usually made the right calls in a game, especially at the lineout. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Peter Smyth, a team-mate of Leo Cullen’s from their under-10 days at Willow Park through their years together on the Blackrock Dream Team and then Lei(...)

 Michael Cheika admitted using “stern” language on at least one occasion.

The former Leinster coach Michael Cheika has been given a suspended six-month ban by Super Rugby’s governing body after he admitted abusing a c(...)

19/02/14 Ex Ireland and Leinster player
 Corrigan:  seeking compensation for the loss of his position as 
manner in which he ceased to be departed as 
scrum coach with Leinster in 2012
pictured at the Employments Appeals Tribunal, Adelaide Road, Dublin today
. Photograph:  Stephen Collins/Collins Photos

Former Irish international rugby player Reg Corrigan lost his coaching position with the Leinster branch of the IRFU in breach of employment l(...)

Leinster loosehead Jack McGrath drives forward during their Heineken Cup clash against Northampton at Franklin’s Gardens, Northampton last month. The St Mary’s player has started two cup games this season so far. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

These are trying times for Leinster. Their chief playmaker, Johnny Sexton, and their stellar overseas signing, Isa Nacewa, having moved on at the end (...)

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