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Isa Nacewa slips the tackle from Richard Wigglesworth of Saracens during the Champions Cup quarter-final at the Aviva Stadium. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

When it comes to naming Leinster’s best overseas signing, it says everything about Isa Nacewa’s impact at his adopted home that there really is no deb(...)

Isa Nacewa during the captain’s run ahead of Leinster’s Champions Cup final clash with Racing 92. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

1) Isa Nacewa Given his durability and his versatility over two spells of five season and then three seasons, has to be considered the best overseas&(...)

Leinster head coach Leo Cullen during a press conference in Bilbao. Photograph: Vincent West/Reuters

Leo Cullen has a glint in his eye. “When you got Dan Carter on your bench it says it all really.” The coach has played this tune a few times. Having(...)

Jordan Larmour is in the Leinster starting XV for the Champions Cup final. Photograph: Gary Carr/Inpho

Leinster and Racing 92 have named their teams for Saturday’s Champions Cup final in Bilbao, with the Irish province making two changes from their semi(...)

Leinster’s Jordan Larmour (left) will start in Bilbao with  James Lowe  (right) missing out. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

James Lowe looks set to miss out as 20-year-old Jordan Larmour is slated to start in the Leinster team for Saturday’s Champions Cup final against Raci(...)

Fear of further failure fuelled Leinster’s Heineken Cup victory over Leicester in 2009. File photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Leinster never needed to lose a final to learn how to win a final. There had been enough suffering by the time we got to Murrayfield in 2009. Leo Cul(...)

Leinster’s Isa Nacewa will retire at the end of the season. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

The mind’s eye conjures up many Isa Nacewa moments but what he achieved deep down in Montpellier last season was astounding to witness. The sheer wil(...)

Isa Nacewa will return to New Zealand at the end of the season. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

Leinster head coach Leo Cullen has confirmed that his captain Isa Nacewa and hooker Richardt Strauss will be retiring at the end of the current season(...)

Simon Zebo: in 38 minutes he  had more touches on the ball than Andrew Conway and Keith Earls each had in 80 minutes. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Ultimately they were two relatively anti-climactic semi-finals, but anyone associated with Leinster and Racing won’t be bothered about that. Leinster(...)

Leinster’s James Ryan knocks over Rob Evans of Scarlets as Devin Toner, Jamison Gibson-Park and Dan Leavy arrive in support at the Aviva Stadium. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

No miraculous recovery, just 21st century expertise. The surgeon, Mr Hannan Mullett, deserves a mention along with the fact that during Robbie Henshaw(...)

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