Felipe Contepomi

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Leinster’s Sean O’Brien will start on the bench against Wasps. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

In again rotating his squad by making nine changes for the opening game of this season’s Champions Cup against Wasps on Friday night (kick-off 7.45pm)(...)

 Leinster head coach Leo Cullen: ‘Players need challenges the whole time, too, and I am not necessarily the best person to challenge them in all areas.’ Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

As the season cranks up in customary fashion with the onset of the interprovincial derbies and then the return to Europe, so Leinster’s opponents will(...)

Leinster’s Johnny Sexton goes over for a try against Edinburgh despite the tackle of Juan Pablo Socino. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

  Leinster 31  Edinburgh 7 Too many chefs can perhaps spoil a broth, but already the early signs are that the co-opting of Felipe Contepo(...)

Leinster in action against Montpellier in the Champions Cup last year. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

When Leinster host Edinburgh this evening at the RDS it will be their 151st match at the ground they have long since become accustomed to calling home(...)

 Will Spencer of Leicester   tackles  Tommy Taylor of Wasps at the Ricoh Arena, in Coventry, UK. Photograph: David Rogers/Getty Images

You can hear the referee say to the TMO during Leicester’s match against Wasps at the weekend that the tackle by Will Spencer was “high” and “was forc(...)

Leinster’s Dan Leavy could return to action this weekend for their Pro14 encounter with Edinburgh. Photo: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Leinster hope to have Dan Leavy available for their home Pro 14 match against Edinburgh this weekend. The Irish flanker injured his sternum in the sec(...)

Jordan Larmour: “The things in my game that need work, I want to try and bring them up and be more of a rounded player.” Photograph: Oisin Keniry/Inpho

As namechecks go being likened in style on a rugby pitch to New Zealand’s will-o’-the-wisp Damian McKenzie is certainly not a hardship especially when(...)

Caelan Doris will start for Leinster on Friday night. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

Even with many of the frontline international players in a staggered comeback and still a few weeks away from playing, head coach Leo Cullen has manag(...)

Robbie Henshaw: “We know every opposition this year will be better, so we ourselves need to be a better team.”  Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

The rigour of preseason is best tackled with a healthy body and mind, something to which Robbie Henshaw would subscribe. By his admission for the firs(...)

Rob Kearney would like to extend his contract beyond 2019. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

Rob Kearney has almost escaped the clutches of preseason purgatory. Four weeks in since returning from a summer break, the end of the hardscrabble fit(...)

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