Harry Byrne

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Andy Farrell:  instead of the Fijian tour, the IRFU are very close to signing off on two home Tests this summer  against Japan and the United States. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

There can be little doubt that the lack of a voice from the Irish coaching ticket, and specifically Andy Farrell, didn’t help the chances of one or tw(...)

Lest the IRFU forget, Leinster would never have won their first Champions Cup without Isa Nacewa, Chris Whitaker, Stan Wright and Rocky Elsom. Photograph: Dave Winter/Inpho

In the fallout from Sunday’s sobering events in La Rochelle we can’t forget Leinster’s excellent display in the laquarter-final win away to Exeter. To(...)

Leinster’s Ross Byrne takes a kick during the Heineken Champions Cup quarter-final against Exeter at   Sandy Park. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Johnny Sexton’s absence from Leinster’s Heineken Cup semi-final away to La Rochelle on Sunday (kick-off 3pm Irish time) is an ill-timed blow, not leas(...)

Johnny Sexton has been ruled out of Leinster’s Heineken Champions Cup semi-final away to La Rochelle on Sunday. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Leinster outhalf and captain Johnny Sexton has been ruled out of the province’s Heineken Champions Cup semi-final away to La Rochelle next Sunday (kic(...)

Garry Ringrose: Leinster welcome back some big guns from injury such as  Ringrose, who captains the side against Munster. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Guinness Pro14 Rainbow Cup: Leinster v Munster Kick-off: 7.35pm, Saturday. Venue: RDS Arena, Dublin. On TV: Live on eirSport 1, Premier Sports 1(...)

 Alex Soroka will wear the number eight jersey against Zebre. File photograph: Inpho

Alex Soroka starts a game in the Pro14 for the first time when Leinster take on Zebre on Friday at Stadio Sergio Lanfranchi (Kick-off 5.45pm Irish, li(...)

Robbie Henshaw making his Ireland debut against the USA at the  BBVA Stadium in Houston, Texas in June 2013. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

This summer the Ireland rugby team is scheduled to tour the Pacific Islands taking in Test matches against Tonga and Fiji. As things stand those inter(...)

Jamison Gibson-Park has risen up the Ireland pecking order. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Stuart Lancaster believes that a change of mindset has facilitated Jamison Gibson-Park’s development into a Test level scrumhalf. During Conor Murray’(...)

Leinster’s Jimmy O’Brien and Josh van der Flier celebrate with Luke McGrath after he scores a try. Photograph: Inpho

Leinster 40 Glasgow Warriors 21 Leinster head for next Saturday night’s rendezvous with Ulster in Belfast with a six-point lead at the top of Confere(...)

Mike Catt: “It’s a decisions-based game. We’re happy with what we’re creating but then it’s [about] the final pass or the final decision or putting ourselves in the right part of the pitch that can create pressure on the opposition.” Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

In sport deeds divine success or failure, words describe the journey. Mike Catt doesn’t need to lift a newspaper, read a headline or take to social (...)

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