Stephen Archer

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Leinster’s Ronan Kelleher scores a try. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Leinster 13 Munster 3 Crowds or no crowds, Leinster and familiarity reigns. The serial trophy hunters stand within a game of a unique third Pro14 tit(...)

Leinster’s Will Connors in action against Ulster last weekend. Photograph: Inpho

Will Connors has been rewarded for his impressive form by being named in the Leinster XV for their Pro14 semi-final against Munster on Friday night at(...)

Munster’s new signing Damian De Allende on his debut against Leinster. File photograph: Inpho

Rugby World Cup Winner. It has a certain cache to it. It’s an elite group. And the timing of the revelation, along with the two players’ new-found sta(...)

Garry Ringrose scores a try for Leinster against Munster. Photograph: Inpho

Leinster 27 Munster 25 Normal service resumed. If only this defeat was that simple for Munster. Cruelly, they never got to unveil their newly acquire(...)

Leinster’s Ryan Baird will make his first start in an inter-provincial game on Saturday. File photograph: Inpho

Johnny Sexton will captain Leinster against Munster as professional rugby returns to Ireland on Saturday at the Aviva Stadium (kick-off 7.35pm - live (...)

The IRFU reportedly intends to shave off 20 per cent of player salaries in order to save €13 million. File photograph: Inpho

Battle lines drawn ‘Everyone In’ - the sponsorship slogan poured down our throats this past year is ridiculed by the IRFU’s failure to communicate di(...)

Munster have revealed their team for Saturday’s Pro14 clash against Scarlets at Thomond Park. Photograph: Inpho

Injuries have forced Niall Scannell and Jack O’Donoghue out of Munster’s Pro14 clash against Scarlets at Thomond Park on Saturday (kick-off, 5pm; live(...)

Munster will be led out by Niall Scannell on Friday night. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

Munster head coach Johann van Graan has made six changes to the side that defeated Southern Kings in Cork last week for his team’s Pro14 clash with Ze(...)

Saracens’ Billy Vunipola scores a try despite the efforts of Leinster’s James Lowe and Luke McGrath during last year’s Champions Cup final at St James’s Park, Newcastle. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

They were the team nobody else wanted to face, or probably even see, in the knock-out stages but, with an almost foreboding inevitability, Leinster’s (...)

Racing 92’s Virimi Vakatawa celebrates his crucial late try against Munster. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Racing 39 Munster 22 The final scoreline hardly tells the tale of this absorbing contest, but then again it was hard to argue with as well. Munster w(...)

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