Niko Matawalu

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Leinster’s Leo Cullen with Glasgow coach Dave Rennie. “He’s a good man, Leo, I like him,” said Rennie. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

The Glasgow coach Dave Rennie has made light of Leo Cullen’s tongue-in-cheek suggestion that as the Glasgow players “all support Rangers I’ve been tol(...)

Toulouse’s scrumhalf Antoine Dupont passes the ball during the Heineken  Champions Cup pool one game against  Wasps at the Ernest Wallon stadium. Photograph: Remy Gabalda/AFP/Getty Images

Toulouse 42 Wasps 27 Toulouse moved a step closer to the Heineken Champions Cup quarter-finals with a 42-27 bonus-point victory over Wasps at the Sta(...)

Robbie Henshaw  tackled against Glasgow Warriors in th European Champions Cup.The centre played 55 minutes, getting through reams of high calibre work Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Eight appearances in Leinster blue this season, seven for the full 80-minute duration, five at inside centre, three in the number 13 jersey and two tr(...)

Cian Healy and Tadhg Furlong at Leinster training. The handling by forwards has been key to  Leinster’s expansive style of play. Photograph: Oisín Keniry/Inpho

Players abhor a vacuum where apathy may lurk. Instead there needs to be a focus on the mechanics of performance to eke out a win, something definite, (...)

Niko Matawalu collides with Johnny Sexton as the Leinster outhalf scores a try at the RDS. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Leinster have no injury concerns arising from their victory over the Glasgow Warriors for Saturday’s final pool match against French Top 14 leaders Mo(...)

Leinster’s Cian Healy  in action against Glasgow in the Champion Cup game at the RDS. Photograph:  Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Leinster head coach Leo Cullen pointed to some areas that they will need to tidy up for their final pool game in Montpellier, but still cut a satisfie(...)

Leinster’s Scott Fardy scores a try during the Champions Cup game against Glasgow Warriors at the RDS. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Leinster 55 Glasgow Warriors 19 The aesthetics of victory were arguably as pleasing as the material gain that confirmed Leinster as pool winners with(...)

Leinster flanker Josh van der Flier:  “Glasgow are  a really dangerous side.” Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

We have little comprehension of what a professional rugby player means when he says he’s “very sore” after a match. When Josh van der Flier recalls th(...)

Ireland need to have solid set-pieces and keep the ball for extended phases so as to suffocate the Fijians. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Preview: Ireland v Fiji  Venue: Aviva Stadium. Kick-off: 5.30pm. On TV: Live on RTE and Sky Sports This is a big opportunity for(...)

Glasgow Warriors’ George Horne tackles Jordi Murphy of Leinster during the Guinness Pro 14 match at  Scotstoun. Photograph: Craig Watson/Inpho

Glasgow Warriors 31 Leinster 21 Glasgow Warriors continued their winning sequence in the Guinness Pro 14 after outscoring Leinster at Scotstoun with (...)

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