Gerry Thornley

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Crusaders assistant coach Ronan O’Gara, who will be flying from Christchurch, New Zealand to Dublin to join the Virgin Media studio panel for analysis of the Guinness Six Nations matches. Photograph: Kai Schwoerer/Getty Images

On Thursday evening in Christchurch, Ronan O’Gara will begin the long haul to Ireland, arriving in Dublin at Friday lunchtime and thus, he hopes, in s(...)

 Leinster’s Dave Kearney scores a try in the corner. Photograph: Oisin Keniry/Inpho

Leinster 29 Toulouse 13 The two four-time winners had both seen this as something of a litmus test and, unsurprisingly, the champions confirmed the s(...)

Leinster’s Rory O’Loughlin on the attack with Johnny Sexton in support against Bath at the Aviva Stadium, Dublin. Photograph: ©INPHO/Dan Sheridan

Leinster 42 Bath 15 The numbers are starting to stack up nicely for Leinster. When they welcome Toulouse in the penultimate round of the Champio(...)

 Rory O’Loughlin of Leinster celebrates after scoring a try against Bath at the Aviva Stadium  in Dublin. Photograph: David Rogers/Getty Images

First, the good news. All four Irish provinces still have their European destinies in their own hands. After three rounds of festive interpro derbies,(...)

Leinster fans will be unable to watch both their team  and   Munster live this weekend. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

In the 24 seasons of the Heineken Champions Cup, Leinster and Munster have been ever-presents, the latter playing 169 matches in the competition and t(...)

The old man tells me that he needs to see me. A matter of life and death, he says on the phone. So, like an idiot, I drop everything and go racing aro(...)

Conor Murray launching Pinergy’s #WeAre16 Campaign.  Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

As the world’s best scrumhalf over the last four or five years and at the age of 29, Conor Murray could have been justified in at least sounding out h(...)

Jack Conan after Leinster’s narrow defeat to the Scarlets. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Leinster’s Monday media days are a relatively revealing snapshot of the mood within their UCD headquarters, determined as this invariably is by the re(...)

Stuart Lancaster: “I go hard on them, because I think it’s about winning,”. Photograph: Oisín Keniry/Inpho

There should be an edge to Leinster’s first appearance of the season at the RDS this Saturday when the Dragons come calling (kick-off 5.15pm). The a(...)

New Leinster captain Sene Naoupu in action for Ireland

This season Women’s Interprovincial Championship has been switched from its customary slot in December to September, and so kicks off the women’s rugb(...)

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