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Dublin: 10 °C Tuesday 24 April, 2018

Yesterday’s News

O'Brien vows to return 'a new man', as Leinster deny flanker was rushed back

The flanker has turned his attention to getting fit for the 2018/19 season.

Leinster hopeful McFadden's hamstring injury doesn't rule him out of Bilbao

The winger was replaced at half-time of Saturday’s win over Scarlets.

'We're not in the business of hoarding players, we're here to develop players'

Leinster scrum coach John Fogarty says neither Ross Byrne or Joey Carbery will be forced to leave the province against their will.

Sunday 22 April, 2018

'It's a very tough one to take but it's rugby, it's life'

Johann van Graan rued his side’s slow start as they suffered more semi-final pain in Bordeaux.

Cullen bidding to become first man to lift European Cup as both player and coach Leo

Cullen bidding to become first man to lift European Cup as both player and coach

‘They’re a great bunch to work with at the moment, they were a great bunch to play with too.’

'The most impressive thing about Scott is what he's doing with the younger guys off the field'

Sexton and Kearney united in their praise for Leinster’s overseas player, who has brought a huge amount to the club since his arrival last summer.

'We're part of something really special and winning is such a great feeling'

Greed is driving Leinster’s quest to add a fourth European star to the club’s crest after they dispatched Scarlets with a ruthless semi-final display.

Saturday 21 April, 2018

Pivac full of praise for Leinster as Scarlets turn their focus to Pro14 run-in

The Welsh region’s first European semi-final appearance since 2007 ended in disappointment.

'We've had two great days in the Aviva, but it's a very different challenge to go away to Spain'

Leo Cullen hailed his side’s clinical nature as Leinster cruised into the Champions Cup final this afternoon.

Five-star Leinster book their ticket to Bilbao with scintillating victory over Scarlets

Leo Cullen’s side were at their brilliant best at the Aviva Stadium to cruise through to next month’s Champions Cup final.

Friday 20 April, 2018

'I was with Munster for 13 years and my appreciation of what I had there has gone through the roof'

Donnacha Ryan is preparing to face his former club in Sunday’s Champions Cup showdown, but the 34-year-old has gained a fresh perspective since moving to France.

Hole-in-one not enough as tournament favourite Dunne misses the cut in Morocco

The 25-year-old struggled to a four-over par round of 76 today.

Adare Manor to bid for 2026 Ryder Cup after completion of €70 million redesign

Owner JP McManus said he wants to bring the tournament back to Ireland.

Wasps forward Johnson provisionally suspended after failing drugs test

The South African has been with the Premiership club since 2012.

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'I have to do what I’m told at some stage in my life': Injured Walsh to miss Punchestown

The jockey has been unable to recover from a broken leg in time for next week’s festival.

Dragons centre forced to retire from rugby at 28 due to major trauma scars on brain

Adam Hughes made 119 appearances for the Welsh region.

Leinster name strong 'A' team for tomorrow's B&I Cup semi-final

Adam Byrne, Ian Nagle and Josh Murphy all start against the Jersey Reds.

Thursday 19 April, 2018

Ex-Lincoln City defender banned for six years after breaching 25 betting rules

Bradley Wood twice intentionally picked up bookings during the club’s FA Cup run last season.

Amazon make major move in sports market by snatching US Open rights

The US Open will become the first Grand Slam to be shown solely on a digital platform.

After three Ireland caps and 204 club appearances, Ulster scrum-half announces retirement

Paul Marshall will hang up his boots at the end of the current season.

'I couldn't have left it like that': Walters puts retirement on hold for Euro 2020 campaign

The striker said he would have retired this summer had the Boys in Green reached the World Cup.

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'Happy days if people want to underestimate us but we will do our talking on the field'

Rob Evans and Scarlets have no fear coming to Dublin to face Leinster.

Monday 16 April, 2018

O'Donoghue a doubt for Racing, but Earls set to return to Munster training

There is also good news on James Cronin and Duncan Williams.

Top 14 club Clermont distance themselves from signing Paddy Jackson

“There is no contact between Paddy Jackson and the club and no desire on our part to engage his services.”

Recently-promoted Bristol announce 'brave new era' with Bears name change

Pat Lam has urged supporters to stay with the team and help them realise their dream of becoming a Champions Cup club.

'My game is great': Dunne lands another big payday despite second-place disappointment

The Wicklow golfer is taking the positives from his performance at the Open de Espana.

'A lot of supporters will not renew their season tickets. Ulster need to explain their decision'

Former out-half Paddy Wallace says Ulster’s decision to sever ties with Paddy Jackson and Stuart Olding was commercially driven.

'We need to see if we have learned those lessons, so it's a huge week for us'

The painful memories of two semi-final defeats last year are driving Leinster on towards Scarlets this weekend.

Henshaw back in the selection picture for Champions Cup semi-final

The centre took part in Leinster’s pre-match warm-up last Saturday.

Sunday 15 April, 2018

'We had a number of young lads out there and it's really, really painful learning for them'

Leo Cullen hopes his players can take lessons from last night’s shock defeat to Benetton moving into the business end of the season.

Saturday 14 April, 2018

O'Brien 'a little bit sore around his shoulder' after injury comeback lasts 40 minutes

The flanker was replaced at half-time of Leinster’s shock defeat to Benetton this evening.

Benetton stun the RDS as sloppy Leinster suffer shock defeat a week out from Scarlets

Leo Cullen’s side suffered their first home loss this season and missed the chance to secure a home Pro14 semi-final.

Former Munster director of rugby Rassie Erasmus added to Pro14 board

SA Rugby CEO Jurie Roux has also been appointed.

Birdie finish sees Dunne take one-shot lead into final round of Open de Espana

The 25-year-old is bidding to win his second career title.

Starring in Bohs' derby victory and starting for St Brigid's in the Dublin SFC

It’s been a busy 24 hours for goalkeeper Shane Supple.

Carbery's rare chance at 10 an exciting backdrop to Leinster's big-game rehearsal

The province can take a big step towards a home Pro14 semi-final tonight.

Friday 13 April, 2018

'Jeepers, I remember the injury at the time and to see what he's done - an amazing story'

Leo Cullen and Jack McGrath look forward to welcoming former team-mate Ian McKinley back to the RDS tomorrow.

O'Brien return 'a great boost' but McGrath remains 'touch and go' for Scarlets

Leo Cullen has again rotated his squad for tomorrow’s visit of Benetton with all eyes on the Champions Cup semi-final.

Dunne surges into three-shot lead in Spain after stunning second round

The Wicklow man followed up yesterday’s 66 by going one shot better on Friday.

Scarlets make wholesale changes with one eye on Leinster - and it could be bad news for Ulster

The Welsh region face Edinburgh tomorrow afternoon.

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