Isa Nacewa

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Fergus McFadden: “I’ve had lots of setbacks in lots of different ways. I’ve learned to deal with them and leave them at the door here or on the pitch when they happen.” Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

True to his good-humoured and energetic self, Fergus McFadden could be seen racing onto the pitch and celebrating with his teammates after Leinster co(...)

Caelan Doris will start for Leinster on Friday night. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

Even with many of the frontline international players in a staggered comeback and still a few weeks away from playing, head coach Leo Cullen has manag(...)

Joe Tomane (centre) with Rhys Ruddock and Dan Leavy at the launch of the new Leinster home and alternate jersey at Life Style Sports, Grafton Street, Dublin. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Joe Tomane sought out Leinster, not the other way round. The Wallaby wing or centre if needs must, as they surely will, was under contract to Montpel(...)

Johnny Sexton is the new Leinster captain. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Johnny Sexton will captain Leinster for the upcoming campaign, with fellow Ireland international Rhys Ruddock his vice-captain. The 33-year-old St Ma(...)

Joey Carbery: moved from Leinster to Munster

The memories remain vivid but professional sport permits but the briefest pause to enjoy success. Leinster’s record breaking double of Champions Cup a(...)

Tommy Bowe: Scored  30 tries in just 69 caps, he is currently second only to Brian  O’Driscoll in Ireland’s list of all-time leading try scorers.  Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Whereas Australia retain only four players from their match-day squad when Ireland shook the 2011 World Cup with that memorable 15-6 win over the Wall(...)

Bernard Foley at number 10 is a certainty for Australia. Photo: Getty Images

Clash of cultures. The Australia squad announcement on Fox Sports this morning (10.30am Irish time) allows Joe Schmidt to ignite precise preparations (...)

Leinster’s James Lowe on his way to scoring a scry in the Pro14 final. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

15 Rob Kearney proved many wrong. A premature narrative framed Carbery and then Larmour as the Leinster and even Ireland fullback in waiting, but Zebo(...)

Leinster’s Isa Nacewa lifts the trophy as he celebrates victory in the Pro14 final over Scarlets at the Aviva Stadium, his final game for the province. Photograph:  James Crombie/Inpho

Leinster 40 Scarlets 32 And so all that remains to be achieved is a first series win against one of the Southern Hemisphere big three since 1979. A(...)

Isa Nacewa lifts the Pro14 trophy at the Aviva Stadium, Dublin. Photograph: PA

Isa Nacewa, finally, lifted a trophy by himself. The break in tradition temporarily infuriated the retired captain as he limped to the podium, motioni(...)

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