Welsh referee Ben Whitehouse took charge of Leinster’s clash with Edinburgh. Photograph: Inpho

Player safety must come first World Rugby’s commitment to player safety once again came sharply into focus during Edinburgh’s Pro14 victory over Lein(...)

Leinster captain  Isa Nacewa lifts the  Guinness pro 14 trophy after the victory over Scarlets at the Aviva Stadium. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Leinster 40 Scarlets 32 Such are Leinster’s sky-high standards that if one thing gnawed at them over the last two weeks it was that they hadn’t reall(...)

Ulster’s Marcell Coetzee in action against the Cheetahs, the last time he saw action  for the province. Photograph: Darren Kidd/Inpho

The injury-dogged Marcell Coetzee, Jared Payne and Craig Gilroy remain major doubts for Ulster as they prepare to face Connacht at the Kingspan Stadiu(...)