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James Ryan is looking forward to being back on a rugby field. Photograph: Inpho

Paul O’Connell reckons more seasoned players will reap the biggest benefits from this extended break. Players in their late 20s and 30s, who’ve been o(...)

Ciara Mageean is allowing herself to feel sad on her bad days. Photograph: Inpho

Sport is a stopped clock just now. But sportspeople are still there, the twitching second hand, straining to get going again. The global pause has mad(...)

Leinster team doctor John Ryan with coach Stuart Lancaster. File photograph: Inpho

As an Everton fan, Leo Cullen can joke about the English Premier League season ending without Liverpool being declared champions for the first time in(...)

It’s not only about losing people over 50 – a definite risk by moving off terrestrial TV – it’s about catching and keeping the attention of those under 20. Photograph: Dave Winter/Icon Sport

It was Robert Kennedy who said: “There is a Chinese curse which says ‘may he live in interesting times’. Like it or not we live in interesting times. (...)

Leinster’s Ryan Baird evades a tackle from George Horne of Glasgow on his way to scoring a try. Photograph: Tommy Grealy/Inpho

Leinster 55 Glasgow 19 A hat-trick for Ryan Baird. Remember the name. This makes it 21 Leinster wins on the trot dating back to last year’s Champion(...)

Leinster’s Tommy O’Brien beats Olly Cracknell of Ospreys to score the opening try in the Guinness Pro 14 game at  The Gnoll in  Neath. Photograph:  Ryan Hiscott/Inpho

Ospreys 13 Leinster 21 Even the unusual surroundings of The Gnoll failed to stop Leinster from recording their 12th straight Pro14 victory as Leo Cu(...)

Leinster head coach Leo Cullen has made a number of changes for Friday night’s match in Wales. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

There are eight personnel changes and one positional switch to Leinster’s starting XV for their trip to The Gnoll to face Ospreys on Friday night (kic(...)

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 (...)

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(...)

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