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Leinster head coach Matt O’Connor: said that no decision had been made on the team’s captaincy. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Matt O’Connor knows that a practical examination of his credentials when the new season begins in a couple of weeks will be considerably more exacting(...)

Leinster players celebrate Nathan Hines’ try in their Heineken Cup final victory over Northampton  in 2011. The two sides will meet in Pool 1 in this season’s competition. Photograph: Colm O’Neill/Inpho

An opener against 2012 Rabo League champions Ospreys, a second match against this year’s French champions Castres, and back-to-back fixtures with 2000(...)

Newcastle  Falcons outhalf Jimmy Gopperth will join up with Leinster next season. Photograph: Stu Forster/Getty Images

Apart from the traditional glut of players retiring, moving, coming and going, the season’s end is also heavily nuanced by the changing of the guard a(...)

Leinster’s Isa Nacewa, head coach Joe Schmidt and Jonathan Sexton celebrate winning the RaboDirect Pro12  Final against Ulster at the weekend . Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

A tumultuous end to a tumultuous season. Somehow you knew there had to be one last dramatic development on the final weekend of the campaign; and than(...)

Leinster’s Jonny Sexton celebrates with the trophy. Photograph:  Julien Behal/PA Wire.

Leinster 24 Ulster 18 : The big call in this Rabo Pro 12 final was made by Ulster(...)

Cup cakes representing Leinster and Ulster colours. Photograph:   Billy Stickland/Inpho

The forecast is relatively good – summertime in Ireland being entirely relative – the top two teams in the League are squaring off for the trop(...)

Jamie Heaslip: Hopes to send his departing Leinster colleagues away on a high. Photogrpah: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Too cool for school maybe, but Jamie Heaslip cares profoundly about his profession. He’s certainly no rugby nerd, by his own admission, and is (...)

Rob Kearney is congratulated by team-mates Seán O’Brien (left) and Fergus McFadden after scoring a try against Stade Français in the Amlin Challenge Cup final last Friday. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

The internal power plays with the Lions, the Pro12 league final and Jared Payne are Rob Kearney’s guilty pleasures this week. Just can’t help h(...)

Leinster centre Fergus McFadden is taken off the pitch after sustaining a neck injury against Stade Francais. Photograph: Stu Forster/Getty Images

By Johnny Watterson Lions coach Warren Gatland appeared to know more about Leinster injury details than the Province did yesterday. Offic(...)

Isa Nacewa is tackled during the RaboDirect PRO12 semi-final against Glasgow Warriors at the RDS. Photo: Inpho

Isa, Isa, Isa , reverberated around the RDS in short staccato bursts. The fa(...)

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