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Conor Murray attempted three penalties from around half-way against Racing 92, scoring one. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Munster, and perhaps Ireland, have a new weapon in their arsenal; Conor Murray as long-range goal-kicker. Given Murray is 28, and has been on the scen(...)

 Jordan Larmour: impressive form with Leinster could see him win a place in Joe Schmidt’s Ireland squad for the opening two Six Nations games. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Pedigree counts in the European Champions Cup; it always has. Take the 77th-minute decision by Racing to go for another three-pointer rather than seek(...)

 Leinster’s James Lowe scores a try against Glasgow. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

The team selection whetted the appetite, the presence of Jordan Larmour and James Lowe in the Leinster backline for the Champions Cup clash with the G(...)

Jordan Larmour will make his full European debut for Leinster against Glasgow at the RDS. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

On the first of two defining weekends for the Irish provinces in Europe, Leinster and Munster could both qualify for the knockout stages of the Europe(...)

Leinster’s Jordan Larmour scores a try against Ulster last weekend. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Leinster head coach Leo Cullen has handed a first Champions Cup start to Jordan Larmour for Sunday’s visit of Glasgow Warriors to the RDS Arena. The(...)

Jordan Larmour scores a try against Ulster. He scored four tries in  the three interprovincial games. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

It’s hard not to get truly excited when a rare talent comes along. As was the case with Brian O’Driscoll and Luke Fitzgerald, so it is with Jordan Lar(...)

Ulster director of rugby Les Kiss: “We don’t have a constant dependable style of rugby that we can rely on.” Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Leinster’s scorching hot streak continues while Ulster splutter into 2018 as season-defining Champions Cup rugby returns. “I don’t think they’re that(...)

Ireland players leave the pitch after their Six Nations defeat to Scotland at Murrayfield. Photo: Billy Stickland/Inpho

What the hell is a good year in Irish rugby anymore? To a large degree, it’s in the eye of the beholder, and whether one is the half glass half full, (...)

Luke McGrath crosses for Leinster in their narrow win over Connacht. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Leinster 21 Connacht 18 The final throes of a pulsating, richly entertaining, tension-laden Guinness Pro14 match took place in the shadow of the Lein(...)

Luke McGrath crosses Leinster’s match-winning score. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA

Leinster 22 Exeter 17 It was a remarkable game of rugby that produced a staggering win for Leinster in which they managed to rise above the imperfect(...)

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