Rhys Ruddock

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Leinster’s Devin Toner and Eli Snyman of Benetton compete for a lineout  at the Stadio Comunale di Monigo, Treviso. Photograph: Matteo Ciambelli/Inpho

Benetton 0 Leinster 18 Leinster will face Saracens in the quarter-finals of the Heineken Champions Cup after their 16th successive victory of the sea(...)

 Coelan Doris scored the first try of the match. Photo: Matteo Ciambelli/Inpho

Benetton 0 Leinster 18 Victory confirmed Leinster as number one seeds for the knockout stages of this season’s Heineken Champions Cup, guaranteeing h(...)

Leinster head coach Leo Cullen at  Leinster HQ in  UCD on Friday:   ‘They come with a clear plan, so we’ve got to get a better of understanding on what they’re trying to do.’ Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

Benetton v Leinster, Stadio Comunale di Monigo, Saturday, 1pm Irish time - Live on BT Sport 3 Leinster’s remit is straightforward: win on Saturday af(...)

Leinster go into their 1pm kick-off in Pool One in pole position, qualified for the last eight and atop the seedings as things stand.  Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

The final round of pool games in the Heineken Champions Cup is invariably a defining weekend for the Irish provinces in their season, although in all (...)

 Andy Farrell with Jonathan Sexton ahead of the Russia game at the Rugby World Cup in Japan. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

With the dawn of a new era under Andy Farrell, so the winds of change have swept through the Ireland squad for the 2020 Six Nations. It’s a similar st(...)

Leinster’s Max Deegan is tackled by Francisco Gomez Kodela and Virgile Bruni of Lyon during the Heineken Champions Cup game at the  RDS. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Leinster 42 Lyon 14 The result will be satisfactory, the performance less so, as Leinster recorded a fifth straight Heineken Champions Cup victory in(...)

Leinster head coach Leo Cullen has named a strong team to face Lyon on Sunday. Photograph:  Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Leo Cullen has made a number of changes from last week’s Pro14 win over Connacht for Sunday’s Champions Cup encounter against Lyon (Live on BT Sport, (...)

Ulster’s John Cooney has been in excellent form. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

Stockdale’s stocktake The Offload re-emerges full of hope for 2020. A positive slant is easily adopted by focusing on the supremacy of Leinster and U(...)

Leinster’s Garry Ringrose is tackled by Robin Copeland of Connacht during their  Pro 14 match at the RDS. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

Leinster 54 Connacht 7 Not four years ago these teams faced off in a Pro 12 final at Murrayfield. Connacht deservedly and joyously prevailed. On(...)

Leinster’s Garry Ringrose scores his team’s seventh try against Connacht. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Leinster 54 Connacht 7 “James, come off now!” commanded doctor to limping lock. James Ryan damaged his calf - and possibly exacerbated it with two t(...)

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