Felipe Contepomi

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Dan Leavy in action against Zebre as a replacement during the recent Pro14 clash. He has still to line out for  a full 80 minutes since suffering a serious injury. Photograph:  Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Twenty minutes on a fast track in Glasgow and Dan Leavy took another stride forward for Leinster after the horror injury that ended his World Cup hope(...)

Leinster’s James Ryan runs at  Nick Tompkins of Dragons during the Guinness Pro 14 game at the  RDS. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Professional sportsmen and women are often said to operate within a bubble at the best of times, and although this has assumed a more literal meaning (...)

James Ryan is in line to return to the Leinster side for Saturday’s  Guinness Pro 14 clash against Ulster  at the  Aviva Stadium. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Such is their incomparable strength in depth that, as ever, Leinster will have a raft of tricky selections to ponder over before finalising their side(...)

Empty stands at the Aviva Stadium form the strange background as Munster’s JJ Hanrahan takes a kick at goal during the recent Pro14 clash against Leinster.  Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

It’s great to have rugby back, better still that Leinster and Munster have set up a third semi-final in successive years. The players of both teams w(...)

Munster’s Chris Farrell is awarded the Pro14 man of the match award at the Aviva Stadium on Saturday by his captain Peter O’Mahony. Photograph: Inpho

Unique Aviva experience Being inside the empty Lansdowne crater on Saturday night was a first for everyone present. That we could see and hear past t(...)

Fergus McFadden has suffered a calf injury that could rule him out for up to six weeks. Photograph: Tom O’Hanlon/Inpho

Ireland international Fergus McFadden may struggle to again play for his club side Leinster following Monday’s announcement of a calf injury which wil(...)

“In the times I’ve been there, and I’ve been there many times, that’s always been the way the locals have treated me.” Photo: William West/AFP/Getty Image

With both of his parents coming from north Lebanon, Michael Cheika has always been proud of his roots and, as a Unicef ambassador for Lebanon in Austr(...)

There was a hint of a smile as Felipe Contepomi considered the question before responding: “Don’t always trust the photo shoots. They can make a chimp(...)

Ian McKinley (right) singing the Italian national anthem ahead of the Six Nations game against Wales in Rome in 2019. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Few Irish rugby players have a documentary made about them, but then again few have a story quite like Ian McKinley’s. Of course he’s an Italian now, (...)

James Cronin in action for Munster in the Champions Cup game against Racing 92 at Thomond Park back in November. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Sport Ireland will “review” the James Cronin doping violation decision before deciding if sufficient grounds exist to appeal the Munster prop’s one-mo(...)

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