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Chris Cloete, Liam O’Connor, Joey Carbery and Stephen Archer during a Munster training session at UL this week. They’ll need a win against Leinster to copper fasten a quarter-final in Thomond Park. Photograph: Ben Brady/Inpho

United Rugby Championship: Leinster v Munster Kick-off: 7.15pm. Venue: Aviva Stadium, Dublin. On TV: Live on TG4, Premier Sports. Secure in pole pos(...)

Leinster’s Hugo Keenan with Romain Ntamack and Francois Cros of Toulouse in their Heineken Champions Cup semi-final at the Aviva Stadium, Dublin, on May 14th. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

Hugo Keenan has had to earn his stripes within the unrivalled Leinster set-up and hence he appreciates the dynamic of a slightly layered squad which d(...)

Leinster’s Ross Molony claims a lineout during his team’s win over Toulouse at the Aviva. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

Leinster 40 Toulouse 17 As the ever-sprightly Hugo Keenan slalomed through heavy-legged Toulouse players in the game’s final act, the thought occurre(...)

Leinster’s Johnny Sexton celebrates a try during his team’s win over Toulouse on Saturday. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

Leinster will be favourites to earn a coveted fifth star against La Rochelle in the final of the Heineken Champions Cup at the Stade Vélodrome in Mars(...)

La Rochelle’s Irish coach Ronan O’Gara: his leadership has placed a high value on winning the Heineken Cup.  Photograph:  Valentine Chapuis/AFP via Getty Images

A week on and the English clubs are still whining about some imaginary, unfair advantage that Leinster held over Leicester. The truth is the English c(...)

Antoine Dupont’s work-load is considerably higher than that of opposite number Jamison Gibson-Park. Photograph:  Lorraine O’Sullivan /AFP

The theory goes that Toulouse aren’t quite playing to the same high standard as this point a year ago when they went on to complete a Heineken Champio(...)

Leinster’s James Lowe makes a break  during the Heineken Champions Cup quarter-final win over Leicester at  Welford Road.  Photograph: David Davies/PA

If there was a Lions tour this year not only would Jamison Gibson-Park and James Lowe be certainties for the squad but there’s every likelihood they’d(...)

Munster fans at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin. We can be very certain that Munster fans will indeed come back for more even if the pain of Saturday never actually subsides. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

It’s rare enough that you’d have any sympathy with those wackadoodles who habitually complain about there being too much sport on telly because, as we(...)

Munster’s Mike Haley celebrates after scoring a try against Cardiff. Photograph: Ben Brady/Inpho

Mike Haley typically represents Munster’s most potent running threat in an attacking capacity. The 27-year-old fullback might balk at such an assessme(...)

James Ryan plays for the first time since suffering a concussion against England. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Quarter-final weekend in the Heineken Champions Cup rarely, if ever, does dull and this one almost certainly will be no exception. Not for the first t(...)

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