Sean O'Brien

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Connacht’s Caolin Blade looks set to be included in the Ireland squad for the opening two Six Nations matches. Photo: James Crombie/Inpho

Caolin Blade, the uncapped 24-year-old Connacht scrumhalf, is set to be included in the Irish squad for their defence of the forthcoming Six Nations w(...)

Leinster will not have Jack McGrath available to them when they return to Champions Cup action this weekend. Photograph: Oisin Keniry/Getty Images

Irish frontrow Jack McGrath will be unavailable for Leinster until the beginning to middle of next month. The loosehead prop had a procedure last week(...)

Sean O’Brien: will captain the Leinster side against Treviso in Italy. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Benetton Treviso v Leinster, Stadio Comunale di Monigo (3.0, Irish time, live on Eir Sport, Premier Sports) It’s a little over six months ago that th(...)

Jordan Larmour scores Leinster’s sixth try against Wasps  despite the efforts of Wasps’ Elliot Daly. Photograph:  Billy Stickland/Inpho

Heineken Champions Cup Pool 1: Toulouse v Leinster Kick off: Sunday, 3.15pm. Venue: Stade Ernest Wallon, Toulouse. How to follow:(...)

Leo Cullen: has experienced surprising defeats at the RDS to visiting English sides both as Leinster captain and coach. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Leinster v Wasps, RDS Arena, 7.45pm. On TV: Live on BT Sport. Little about the season’s early skirmishes will have generated doubt about Leinster beg(...)

 Leinster coach Leo Cullen:  “There will be guys disappointed that they’re not going to be involved next week and that is the way we want it.” Photograph:  Billy Stickland/Inpho

As much as anything this latest instalment in this auld rivalry was a reminder that Leinster simply remain spoilt for choice. The champions could make(...)

Leinster’s James Lowe claims the ball ahead of Munster’s  Niall Scannell during the Guinness Pro 14 game at the  Aviva Stadium. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

Leinster 30 Munster 22 When you know how to win, you know how to win. It’s become a happy habit for Leinster in recent times, not least in this marqu(...)

Connacht’s Jack Carty takes on Blade Thomson of the Scarlets at the Sportsground. ‘He’s got an amazing skill set and we are giving him licence to use that’ Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

Connacht v Leinster, Saturday, 5.15pm (Live TG4 & Eir Sport) Forget the road ahead. Ignore the Irish rugby version of El Clasico, when Joey Carbe(...)

Leinster’s Luke McGrath is expected to miss the Champions Cup semi-final against Scarlets due to a knee injury. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Luke McGrath is expected to be ruled out of Leinster’s line-up for their European Champions Cup semi-final against the Scarlets on Saturday at the Avi(...)

Leinster flanker Josh van der Flier:  “Glasgow are  a really dangerous side.” Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

We have little comprehension of what a professional rugby player means when he says he’s “very sore” after a match. When Josh van der Flier recalls th(...)

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