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Rob Kearney, Brad Thorn and Isa Nacewa celebrate after beating Ulster in the 2012 Heineken Cup Final at Twickenham. Photographer: Dara Mac Dónaill

One of the standout features of this dismembered rugby season was when Damian de Allende and RG Snyman appeared in Munster colours. De Allende, a 28(...)

 Mark McCall talks to the media after his team’s win over Leinster on Saturday afternoon. Photograph: Inpho

‘That’s Life’ by Frank Sinatra blared from giant speakers in the Aviva rafters as Maro Itoje and Vincent Koch strolled off the turf behind a flash of (...)

Maro Itoje wins a lineout for Saracens during their Champions Cup quarter-final win over Leinster. Photograph: Getty Images

“We-know! We-know!” roared Maro Itoje after Leinster’s umpteenth mistake in the desperate wake of Alex Goode’s lovely break, dummy and try had made it(...)

Maro Itoje celebrates Saracens’ win over Leinster. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Leinster 17 Saracens 25 Leinster’s season came crashing to earth on a bare, blustery day in the Aviva echo chamber with a first defeat in 26 games, n(...)

James Ryan tackles Jack McGrath during Leinster’s win over Ulster. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Leinster have confirmed James Ryan came through his return to action in the Pro14 final unscathed, with Saturday’s Champions Cup quarter-final clash a(...)

Leinster’s Caelan Doris stole the show once more in Leinster’s Pro14 final victory. Photograph: Inpho

Focusing purely on the workloads of Iain Henderson and James Ryan, a peroxide-tipped-head kept bobbing into view. In the moment and on review it felt (...)

Rob Kearney and Fergus McFadden lift the Pro14 trophy. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Pro14 final: Leinster 27 Ulster 5 The Leinster Machine keeps on churning out the wins and the titles. The cast may change, what with 53 players used (...)

Hugo Keenan during Leinster squad training. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

During Ireland’s famous win over New Zealand in the 2016 Under-20 World Championship in Manchester, the head coach, Nigel Carolan, recalls a key momen(...)

Leinster’s Ross Byrne has been tasked with the outhalf position for the Pro14 final against Ulster. Photo: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Pro14 final: Leinster v Ulster Kick-off: 7.35pm, Saturday. Venue: Aviva Stadium. How to follow: The Irish Times liveblog will begin at 7pm. On TV: Li(...)

James Ryan is in line to return to the Leinster side for Saturday’s  Guinness Pro 14 clash against Ulster  at the  Aviva Stadium. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Such is their incomparable strength in depth that, as ever, Leinster will have a raft of tricky selections to ponder over before finalising their side(...)

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