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Dublin: 11 °C Monday 22 December, 2014


# leinster - Saturday 20 December, 2014

Reid stands out as Leinster’s attack progresses in win over Connacht

The 24-year-old centre was named man of the match after the inter-pro clash at the RDS.

# leinster - Friday 19 December, 2014

Leinster’s game-sealing try tonight was an early Christmas present from Connacht

Matt Healy was trying to keep the game alive, but he killed it.

Noel Reid shines at 12 in Leinster win over Pat Lam’s Connacht

Zane Kirchner and Shane Jennings scored tries for Matt O’Connor’s men.

‘Huge amount of positivity’ in Leinster squad as Connacht come to town

Kevin McLaughlin admits the players need to start delivering on the pitch.

# leinster - Thursday 18 December, 2014

‘People will write what they write’ – O’Connor defends Leinster’s season

The Australian head coach says his side are measured by a ‘different yardstick’ to the other Irish provinces.

Mike Ross extends IRFU contract until 2016

The new deal will bring the prop beyond his 36th birthday.

South Africa U20 prop Van Dyk set for Leinster debut against Connacht

The on-loan Cheetahs front row has been named on Matt O’Connor’s bench for tomorrow’s tie at the RDS.

Dave Kearney returns for Leinster as Lam aims to create history for Connacht

The western province have never won in the RDS, but are hoping that 14 changes will give them the best possible chance.

Take me to Church: Leinster stars greet children from trio of charities

Children from Laura Lynn, Heart Children Ireland and Blackrock Flyers Special Olympics Club were surprised by Healy, Kearney, Conan and Madigan.

Henshaw set to return but Connacht have underlined their new depth

The likes of Caolin Blade have given Pat Lam some welcome selection headaches for the coming weeks.

# leinster - Tuesday 16 December, 2014

Matthews cited for eye contact, Madigan and Care let off with a warning

Players who clock up three warnings and/or yellow cards in the Champions Cup will face an extra judicial hearing.

Leinster lock Toner treating Connacht match as ‘make or break’

With the top four facing off this weekend, there’s plenty up for grabs when fifth play sixth.

# leinster - Monday 15 December, 2014

4 winners and 5 losers after the crucial back-to-back European rugby fixtures

Rounds three and four of the Champions Cup weren’t great for the Irish sides, were they?

# leinster - Sunday 14 December, 2014

Wasps sting Castres for 7 tries as they pull within a point of Leinster in Pool 2

The Coventry-bound club had the bonus point wrapped up after 40 minutes.

# leinster - Friday 12 December, 2014

Matt O’Connor has ‘opened up’ Leinster’s game – Jamie Heaslip

The eastern province’s captain says his side are being pushed to be less ‘robotic’ by their Australian coach.

O’Connor excited to see ‘incredibly dangerous’ Fitzgerald at 13 for Leinster

The Australian head coach has gone for Isaac Boss’ physicality at scrum-half.

# leinster - Wednesday 10 December, 2014

Provinces need internationals to excel in crucial Champions Cup weekend

Munster, Leinster and Ulster face into potentially make-or-break fixtures over the European club rugby weekend.

‘You don’t feel tired when you’re hurting’: Ruddock ready to raise game for Leinster

The blindside says Leinster just want to right the wrongs of last weekend.

# leinster - Tuesday 9 December, 2014

Analysis: Leinster up the ambition but error count remains restrictive

Analysis: Leinster up the ambition but error count remains restrictive

Jimmy Gopperth improved at out-half for Matt O’Connor’s side in Sunday’s clash with Harlequins.

From From Motor City to Leinster House: The Detroit water protesters have been busy since they landed 48 Hours

From Motor City to Leinster House: The Detroit water protesters have been busy since they landed

The activists have been in close contact with the Irish movement in recent months, and have even held solidarity events in Detroit.

# leinster - Monday 8 December, 2014

Behind the scenes: BT Sport focus on ‘having a bit more fun’ went behind the scenes to check out BT’s coverage of yesterday’s Harlequins v Leinster clash.

Leinster captain Heaslip: ‘I don’t think there’s a lot between the sides’

The number eight is confident that his side can turn things around before the return leg against Harlequins.

# leinster - Sunday 7 December, 2014

O’Connor frustrated by Leinster’s failure to ‘look after the ball’ in London

The Leinster head coach pointed to the scrum as an area that needs major improvement ahead of next weekend.

As it happened: Harlequins v Leinster, Champions Cup

We went minute-by-minute as the teams tied for top spot in Pool 2 went head to head.

Leinster look to ‘heartbeat of the team’ Ian Madigan for spark against ‘Quins

The versatile back will be tasked with jump-starting Leinster’s attack this afternoon.

# leinster - Friday 5 December, 2014

‘I’m still contracted with Connacht’ – Henshaw denies Leinster transfer rumour

The 21-year-old Ireland centre admits recent transfer talk has been ‘a small’ bit annoying for him.

# leinster - Thursday 4 December, 2014

Six things we want to see from Ireland’s provinces this weekend

It’s another big weekend in the Champions Cup.

# leinster - Wednesday 26 November, 2014

Dominic Ryan ‘greedy’ in the hunt for more international opportunities

The flanker is targeting the Ospreys as the first step towards the Six Nations.

# leinster - Tuesday 25 November, 2014

‘Henshaw would be a great player for Leinster to be interested in’ — Leo Cullen

Leinster are reportedly reopening their interest in the Connacht star.

5 talking points as attention returns to the Pro12 and the Irish provinces

Madigan back at out-half, Muliaina gelling with Connacht, Ireland’s back-up players and the Munster v Ulster derby.

# leinster - Sunday 23 November, 2014

Luke Fitzgerald a late withdrawal from Leinster’s clash in Treviso

The 27-year-old was set to start at outside centre for Matt O’Connor’s team.

As It Happened: Leinster senior football semi-final, St Vincent’s v Garrycastle

Who would win out today between the Dublin and Westmeath sides in Parnell Park?

As It Happened: Ballyhale Shamrocks v Kilmacud Crokes, Leinster senior hurling semi-final

Who’s going to join Kilcormac-Killoughey in the Leinster club hurling decider?

Overshadowing international Tests no distraction for Reid and Leinster this year

This time last year, Leinster were in Treviso while Ireland took on the All Blacks.

# leinster - Thursday 20 November, 2014

‘Just because you’re injured doesn’t mean you’ve got no involvement’

Leinster and Ireland wing Fergus McFadden explains how the rehab club remain central to the province.

# leinster - Sunday 16 November, 2014

2012 champions Kilcormac-Killoughey back in Leinster senior club hurling final

The Offaly side saw off Westmeath’s Raharney today.

As It Happened: Kilkenny senior hurling final and Leinster club semi-final

Ballyhale Shamrocks took on Clara in the showpiece on Noreside today.

# leinster - Tuesday 11 November, 2014

IRFU secure Leinster’s Rob Kearney on new three-year deal

The 28-year-old fullback remains a key player under Joe Schmidt and Matt O’Connor.

From Rain, rain go away? No, it won’t. Heavy downpours to continue for the day Wet Wet Wet

Rain, rain go away? No, it won’t. Heavy downpours to continue for the day

The east and south-east are to get the worst of it, says Met Éireann.

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