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Will Connors suffered a knee injury during Ireland training ahead of England game. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Ireland trio Will Connors, Garry Ringrose and James Ryan have been ruled out of Leinster’s Guinness Pro 14 final against rivals Munster at the RDS on (...)

Ireland head coach Andy Farrell has been part of the negotiation process with the seven players whose IRFU central contracts expired this summer. File photograph: PA

Different time, different head coach, wildly contrasting results. For numerous reasons. Beating Scotland and England would fatten up statistics that (...)

Devin Toner remains an important part of the Leinster squad. File photograph: Inpho

The milestone is within reach. One more appearance will see Devin Toner pull alongside Gordon D’Arcy (261) as the most capped rugby player in Leinster(...)

Jamison Gibson-Park has risen up the Ireland pecking order. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Stuart Lancaster believes that a change of mindset has facilitated Jamison Gibson-Park’s development into a Test level scrumhalf. During Conor Murray’(...)

Tadhg Furlong returns to action for Leinster against the Scarlets on Saturday. Photograph: Brian Reilly-Troy/Inpho

Pro14: Scarlets v Leinster Venue: Parc y Scarlets, Llanelli. Kick-off: 7.35pm. On TV: Live on eir Sport. All eyes, and particularly those of the Iris(...)

Leinster have named Tadhg Furlong in their team for this weekend’s trip to Wales. Photograph: Inpho

Tadhg Furlong will make his return for Leinster against Scarlets in Saturday’s Pro14 clash (Kick-off: 7.35pm, live on eir Sport 1 and TG4). The Irish(...)

Leinster’s James Tracy scores his team’s fourth try against Ulster. Photograph: Inpho

Leinster 24 Ulster 12 The unthinkable, namely successive Leinster home defeats in this competition for the first time, seemed conceivable when Ulster(...)

Niall Scannell and CJ Stander during a Munster training session at UL. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

A Christmas Carol about two hookers. Niall Scannell and James Tracy have their Ireland caps. Nine of Scannell’s 20 have come in the starting jersey wh(...)

Connacht veteran John Muldoon celebrates in front of the fans after the  Pro12 final victory over Leinster at Murrayfield in May 2016.  Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Rugby, like sport, is littered with huge one-off upsets, be it Munster beating the All Blacks in 1978, Japan toppling South Africa, France’s two World(...)

Saracens’ Jamie George and Vincent Koch celebrate winning a scrum penalty against Leinster in the Heineken Champions Cup quarter-final at the  Aviva Stadium. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Hindsight is an exact science with a superiority complex. A forensic examination of Leinster’s 25-17 defeat to Saracens in the Heineken Champions Cup (...)

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