Ross Byrne

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Leinster’s Johnny Sexton in action against Northampton Saints at Franklin’s Gardens:  he suffered a medial ligament tear in his right knee during his side’s away win. Photograph:   David Rogers/Getty Images

Johnny Sexton is expected to be fit for Ireland’s opening Six Nations game against Scotland at the Aviva Stadium on February 1st. The Leinster outhalf(...)

Despite changing times in Irish rugby,  Sexton remains the first name on the team sheet for a competition like the Six Nations. Photograph: Charly Triballeau/AFP/Getty

A new era, a new World Cup cycle, a new head coach, a new attack coach, a new hooker and, possibly, a new halfback partnership as well. The changing t(...)

Robin McBryde: “I was ready for a new challenge. I’ve had great times but I needed something fresh as well.” Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Robin McBryde once held the title of ‘Wales Strongest Man’ (1992) and is currently the Grand Sword Bearer of the Gorsedd of British and Irish bards, t(...)

Leinster’s Josh van der Flier  breaks past Dan Biggar during their Heineken Champions Cup victory over  Northampton Saints at Franklin’s Gardens. Photograph: David Rogers/Getty Images

Northampton Saints 16 Leinster 43 The difference – besides 27 points – can be sliced into a simple reality. Leinster thrived in the absence of their (...)

Leinster’s Jonathan Sexton pictured with strapping to his right knee   after the match at Franklin’s Gardens. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

The extent of the injury to Johnny Sexton’s right knee will not be clear until Monday. The Leinster captain was forced off just three minutes into the(...)

Ross Byrne scores Leinster’s fifth try against Northampton. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Northampton Saints 16 Leinster 43 A bonus-point victory on English soil, with the Premiership leaders beaten all ends up long before the finish of th(...)

Leinster players celebrate the victory over Glasgow Warriors at  Scotstoun Stadium. Photograph: Craig Watson/Inpho

Six months on from defeating Glasgow Warriors in the final of the Pro14 at Celtic Park, Leinster again achieved a successful outcome against the Scott(...)

Leinster’s Cian Kelleher scores a try against Glasgow. Photograph: Craig Watson/Inpho

Glasgow 10 Leinster 23 Leinster extended their winning run and with it their lead at the top of Pro14 Conference A with a 23-10 victory over Glasgow (...)

Leinster’s Ross Byrne is congratulated by team-mates after scoring their fifth try in the Guinness Pro 14 game against Connacht at  The Sportsground in Galway. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Connacht 11 Leinster 42 Leinster ramped up their Champions Cup preparations with a demolition of Connacht in the season’s opening interprovincial at (...)

Leo Cullen: “Everyone assumes that we [Leinster] won’t be as bad as we were four years ago. What’s to say otherwise?” Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

Leo Cullen’s experiences as first a player and then a coach will help inform how he deals with the returning Leinster contingent from the Ireland squa(...)

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