Ryan Baird

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Leinster’s Robbie Henshaw in action during Friday night’s Rainbow Cup encounter with Ulster. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

Leinster 21 Ulster 17 Connacht having opened the door for themselves and the others in the peleton with their win in Thomond Park, Leinster duly rep(...)

Andy Farrell:  instead of the Fijian tour, the IRFU are very close to signing off on two home Tests this summer  against Japan and the United States. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

There can be little doubt that the lack of a voice from the Irish coaching ticket, and specifically Andy Farrell, didn’t help the chances of one or tw(...)

La Rochelle’s Australian lock Will Skelton offloads during the French Top 14  match against  Lyon at the  Stade Marcel Deflandre on April 17th. Photograph: Xavier Leoty/AFP via Getty Images

As Robin McBryde struggled to describe La Rochelle without repeating himself, he couldn’t help but chuckle. Up front especially, the Leinster forwards(...)

Ireland’s Béibhinn Parsons goes past Elinor Snowsill of Wales during the Women’s Six Nations match at  Cardiff Arms Park. Photograph: Robbie Stephenson/Inpho

Béibhinn Parsons was incredible against Wales. I am not going to compare her to an Irish player from the past. She is a unique talent that comes alon(...)

Jordan Larmour scores a try for Leinster  under pressure from Exeter’s Stuart Hogg  during the Heineken Champions Cup quarter-final  at Sandy Park. Photograph:  Michael Steele/Getty Images

Exeter Chiefs 22 Leinster 34 Leinster will be in the open draw for the semi-finals of the Heineken Champions Cup, where they will be the only non-Fre(...)

Munster head coach Johann van Graan and senior coach Stephen Larkham. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

I do not like Munster. This is my politically correct opinion. Always liked the people, love the south west coast, but not the club. The only reason (...)

Luke McGrath celebrates after Jack Conan’s try against Munster. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Leinster 16 Munster 6 Yet more new ground broken by Leinster, as they secured a fourth successive Pro14 title, albeit this record sixth successive wi(...)

Leinster’s Ryan Baird competes in the air with Chris Farrell of Munster during the Guinness Pro 14 Final at the  RDS. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

By now, Johann van Graan can relate to Sisyphus. Another season-defining game, another Leinster 80 minutes to take everyone’s breath away, the Munster(...)

Munster’s Andrew Conway competes in the air with Dave Kearney of Leinster. Photograph: Inpho

Ten years of inevitability. A fully stocked Munster failed to drag a mix and match Leinster into enough unfamiliar scenarios to have any chance of den(...)

Leinster celebrate with the trophy after their Pro14 final win. Photograph: Donall Farmer/PA

Leinster 16 Munster 6 Leinster’s maintained their Indian sign over their auld rivals to claim a fourth Pro14 in a row and a sixth victory over Munste(...)

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