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Munster’s Ben Healy offloads the ball during the United Rugby Championship match against Leinster at  the Aviva Stadium. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

Munster players and management looked relatively relieved to have emerged with zero match points rather than one, thus sending them to the Kingspan St(...)

Leinster’s Jordan Larmour gets up above Munster’s Andrew Conway  for the  ball during the United Rugby Championship match  at the Aviva Stadium. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

At face value, although it comes with absolutely no guarantees, Leinster go into their biggest match in four seasons in fairly rude health. Last Satur(...)

Leinster’s Scott Penny tackles Joey Carbery of Munster during the United Rugby Championship match at  the Aviva Stadium. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Only Munster had something tangible to play for in front of an attendance of 21,411 at the Aviva Stadium and in the endgame to a richly entertaining c(...)

Munster’s Joey Carbery is tackled by Rory O’Loughlin of Leinster  during the United Rugby Championship match at the  Aviva Stadium. Photograph: Ben Brady/Inpho

Leinster 35 Munster 25 A breathtaking and, it has to be said, physically punishing game, which ebbed and flowed from first to last, ended with Leinst(...)

Alex Soroka, who impressed in South Africa, during a Leinster training session. Photograph: Ben Brady/Inpho

Three weeks ago in Cape Town the clock was in the red against the Stormers. Leinster, trailing 20-13, had just earned a penalty. The replacement outha(...)

Leinster’s Ross Molony: ‘We have an opportunity to do something special and win two trophies, and that starts on Saturday.’  Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Something appears to have clicked in Ross Molony’s game. Although he has played 137 matches over the course of the last eight seasons for Leinster, at(...)

Rónan Kelleher during training ahead of Leinster’s clash with Leicester in the Champions Cup. Photograph: Ben Brady/Inpho

Maybe Leo Cullen did the honourable thing, or maybe he drew the short straw, but for Stuart Lancaster it must have been manna from heaven at such an a(...)

Leinster’s Tadhg Furlong, Andrew Porter and Rónan Kelleher. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

No sooner had there been speculation suggesting the 2021-22 URC final might be held in South Africa than the tournament organisers quickly confirmed t(...)

Rónan Kelleher has flown home from South Africa after picking up a minor shoulder injury. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Rónan Kelleher has flown home from Leinster’s tour of South Africa to be further assessed for a shoulder injury. The Ireland hooker was due to start (...)

Andrew Porter has returned to training for Leinster. Photograph: Evan Treacy/Inpho

Leinster frontrow duo Ronan Kelleher and Andrew Porter have returned to training ahead of Friday’s crunch clash with Connacht, the province has confir(...)

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