Simon Zebo: “Munster Rugby is the creme de la creme when it comes to club rugby and I’m very happy to be spending my time here.”  Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Simon Zebo dropped the broadest hint yet that he is about to accept a new contract from Munster, which is substantially improved on his existing deal (...)

Guest speaker and former professional boxer Frank Bruno on stage at Croke Park in Dublin. Photograph:   Patrick Bolger/Getty Images for One Zero

Frank Bruno cracked his standard one-liner early into the interview. It was a deep, sub-baritone “heh, heh, heh, heh, heh”. Then everyone replied in u(...)

Girvan Dempsey: “What was massive for us is how the guys stepped up, particularly the young guys coming in.” Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

For an hour or so on Monday afternoon Leinster had defiant notions of training outdoors in the hurricane. Upbeat after a side denuded of celebrity j(...)

Warren Gatland: “I don’t know what planet he’s on but I was on a different tour to him if he thought we should have won comfortably.” Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Warren Gatland has revealed he was hurt by Seán O’Brien’s public criticism of the coaching on the summer British & Irish Lions tour to New Zealand(...)

Leinster’s James Tracy, Noel Reid and Rhys Ruddock tackle Nemani Nadolo of Montpellier during the  Champions Cup match at the RDS. Photograph:  Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Leinster 24 Montpellier 17 One of the golden rules of navigating ones way out of the European Champions Cup’s treacherous pool stages, all the more s(...)

AP McCoy will talk to Paddy Power at the One-Zero 2017 conference on Tuesday. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/INPHO

Monday, October 16th Results: Kuehne and Nagel, Netflix. Indicators: Irish goods exports and imports (Aug); Euro zone balance of trade (Aug). Tuesd(...)

Leinster’s James Tracy, Noel Reid and Rhys Ruddock tackle Nemani Nadolo of Montpellier during the Champions Cup game at the RDS. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

For Leinster coach Leo Cullen, this had been a draining day at the end of a draining week. Already without Johnny Sexton and Seán O’Brien from earlier(...)

Isa Nacewa at Leinster Rugby press conference, RDS, Dublin. Photograph: ©INPHO/Ryan Byrne

Leinster v Montpellier Venue: RDS.  Kick of: 1pm. TV: Sky Sports Action from 12.30pm. The unexpected absence of Johnny Sexton – playmaker in (...)

Isa Nacewa returns to the Leinster side for the Champions Cup opener against  Montpellier at the RDS on Saturday. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Leo Cullen has said that Johnny Sexton and Rory O’Loughlin had been ruled out of tomorrow’s European Champions Cup opener against Montpellier at the R(...)

Leinster head coach Leo Cullen is remaining optimistic ahead of his side’s clash against a very affluent and physical Montpellier side. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Bracing themselves for the financial and physical monster that billionaire owner Mohed Altrad and new coach Vern Cotter have assembled at Montpellier,(...)