Mike Ross

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Leinster’s Tadhg Furlong leads the charge against  Northampton Saints at the Aviva Stadium. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

He’s now established as the resident tighthead in the blue of Leinster and green of Ireland, and his performances in the November internationals were (...)

Rory Best congratulated by team-mates on his 100th cap after Ireland beat Australia at the Aviva Stadium. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

It may not have been a vintage one, but by any yardstick 2016 was a good year for Irish rugby. One only has to rewind 12 months to remember where we w(...)

Mike Ross, Jamison Gibson Park, Fergus McFadden, Dave Kearney and Rhys Ruddock watch training. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Leinster face a number of injury concerns facing into round three of their European Champions Cup against Northampton on Friday. Outhalf Johnny Sexto(...)

  Josh van der Flier and Ultan Dillane  celebrate beating the All Blacks. Photo: Billy Stickland/Inpho

They don’t say much. Well, Tadhg Furlong is a great talker but in the others - like Joey Carbery and Josh van der Flier - we see the intellect and cha(...)

Leinster head coach Leo Cullen: “When we sat off them in the final last year, we found it difficult defending against them.” Photograph: Donall FarmerDonall Farmer

And so they meet again. A reprise of last year’s unlikely final and Connacht’s stylish and memorable coronation as champions both still rankles wit(...)

Leinster centre Garry Ringrose was included in Joe Schmidt’s Ireland squad on Wednesday afternoon. Photograph: Inpho

Ireland coach Joe Schmidt has selected six uncapped players in a 34-man squad for Ireland’s opening Test match in November against New Zealand at Sold(...)

Mick Kearney. Photo: Inpho

Mick Kearney has been drafted into the Leinster team for tomorrow’s Champions Cup tie at Montpellier (1pm Irish time). The second row will make his (...)

Mike Ross spoke fondly about Anthony Foley at yesterday’s Leinster Rugby press conference. Photograph: Inpho

Internecine, interprovincial rivalries are at the very core of Irish rugby and no duels underpinned the rejuvenation of the noughties more than those (...)

Leinster captain  Isa Nacewa ran in  the bonus-point  try despite the attempted tackle of Castres’ Robert Ebersohn. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Leinster 33 Castres 15 Flare is a brief burst of flame, burning brightly with sudden intensity. Also known as Joey Carbery’s European debut. 76th mi(...)

Joey Carbery will start in the number 10 jersey for Leinster this weekend. Photograph: Inpho

Joey Carbery will start Leinster’s European Champions Cup opener against Castres on Saturday at the RDS, with Johnny Sexton ruled out through injury. (...)

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