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# leinster-rugby - Monday 25 July, 2016

Ireland internationals return as provinces prepare for demanding season

Connacht, Leinster, Munster and Ulster face a testing time in Europe again.

# leinster-rugby - Monday 4 July, 2016

5 years after leaving for England, Niall Morris is coming home to Leinster

Leinster add a familiar face to their back three ahead of next season.

# leinster-rugby - Tuesday 28 June, 2016

Cullen hails retiring Fitzgerald as one of Ireland's 'greatest wingers'

‘We will miss him greatly.’

Luke Fitzgerald announces his retirement from rugby at 28

The Leinster and Ireland back hangs up his boots on medical advice.

# leinster-rugby - Friday 24 June, 2016

Leinster academy's Keenan out to top U20 ever-present status with world medal

The UCD man has had to work hard to pave a way into the Leinster set-up.

# leinster-rugby - Thursday 23 June, 2016

Ireland and Leinster's Eoin Reddan confirms retirement from rugby

The 35-year-old is hanging his boots up after the tour of South Africa.

# leinster-rugby - Tuesday 21 June, 2016

8 of Nigel Carolan's Ireland U20 squad recruited to Leinster academy

Max Deegan, James Ryan and Andrew Porter among those entering year one of the programme.

# leinster-rugby - Wednesday 1 June, 2016

Analysis: Connacht's morphing 2-4-2 is showing the way forward

Connacht’s attacking improvement is now being driven by the province’s players.

'It's up to Leinster and Leo to ask for help if they think that’s required'

IRFU performance director David Nucifora indicated that Cullen ‘possibly’ requires experience around him.

# leinster-rugby - Monday 30 May, 2016

Analysis: Bundee's brilliant hit on Sexton brought about by clever tweak

Pat Lam’s men have been pushing their scrum defence to get even greater linespeed.

Connacht's squad paid for four academy players to come to the Pro12 final

This Connacht squad won’t leave any man behind.

Pat Lam's Connacht plan for Pro12 victory to be only the beginning

The western province’s head coach feels they will handle personnel losses.

# leinster-rugby - Sunday 29 May, 2016

Analysis: Connacht's sensational attack brings them Pro12 glory

We’ve picked apart each of the western province’s three tries in the Pro12 final.

# leinster-rugby - Saturday 28 May, 2016

Connacht legend Muldoon finally gets reward for his incredible efforts

The 33-year-old Connacht captain lifted a trophy for the first time in his professional career.

'It's an incredible story for them and they fully deserved the title'

Leo Cullen and Jamie Heaslip were gracious after defeat in Murrayfield.

'It's realistic' - Pat Lam targets back-to-back Pro12 titles for Connacht

The western province’s head coach is already thinking of next season.

Niyi Adeolokun's sensational try one of the highlights of Connacht's memorable Pro12 win

An incredible piece of individual skill.

As it happened: Connacht v Leinster, Guinness Pro12 final

We were live from Murrayfield as the two Irish provinces locked horns with silverware on the line.

Leinster look to remind Connacht that they remain the Irish benchmark

Leinster look to remind Connacht that they remain the Irish benchmark

The Guinness Pro12 final in Murrayfield promises to be quite the spectacle.

Bealham has come long way from Canberra and freezing-cold Renmore

The 24-year-old Connacht prop won his first Ireland cap this season.

# leinster-rugby - Friday 27 May, 2016

We'll Leave It There So: Mourinho confirmed, silver medal for Ireland and all today's sport

Meanwhile, two changes for Leinster ahead of Saturday’s Pro12 final against Connacht and some good news for Padraig Harrington.

Leinster back Ross Molony to muscle up after loss of Toner and Nacewa

Rob Kearney comes into the team in the 15 shirt as the Leinster captain misses out.

'The other Irish provinces have been so successful, of course I’ve been jealous' Mul

'The other Irish provinces have been so successful, of course I’ve been jealous'

John Muldoon and Pat Lam were in confident form at Murrayfield.

'You walk through town now and you see kids in Connacht jerseys all over the place'

Tiernan O’Halloran hopes Connacht can top off their remarkable rise with a Pro12 trophy.

# leinster-rugby - Thursday 26 May, 2016

Video analysis: Connacht's intelligent attack means they can be history makers

Pat Lam’s side bring their superb attacking form into the Pro12 final against Leinster in Edinburgh.

Nigel Owens to cap a remarkable 12 months by taking charge of Saturday's Pro12 final

It will be his fifth major final in a year.

Analysis: Sexton's mastery and brilliant basics provide Leinster's edge

Leo Cullen’s side delivered their best performance of the season ahead of the Pro12 final.

'Bundee Aki could become mayor of Galway, the way people are loving him!'

Andrew Browne outlines some of the reasons Connacht find themselves in the Pro12 final.

# leinster-rugby - Wednesday 25 May, 2016

'It's the ultimate final for us' - Connacht take on the Leinster benchmark

Pat Lam pointed to the importance of the coaching team around him in Connacht.

# leinster-rugby - Tuesday 24 May, 2016

Lam heeds '91 Samoan lesson as Connacht prepare for first-ever final

‘We have to go about our business as normal as possible.’

# leinster-rugby - Monday 23 May, 2016

'They're 4-time champions, 3-time Heineken Cup winners. We must be 50/1?'

John Muldoon is stirring the pot nicely ahead of next weekend’s Pro12 final against Leinster.

'Johnny is a very emotional man' - Heaslip on Sexton's heart-on-sleeve approach

The Leinster forward also had high praise for Jordi Murphy.

# leinster-rugby - Sunday 22 May, 2016

Here are the highlights from Leinster and Connacht's impressive Pro12 semi-final wins Looking Back This post contains videos

Here are the highlights from Leinster and Connacht's impressive Pro12 semi-final wins

The two Irish provinces are set to meet in the final of the competition.

'It's fantastic but we've won nothing yet and that's the big thing' - Muldoon

Connacht’s captain says they will have their work cut out in the Pro12 final against Leinster.

Leinster's Ben Te'o called up to England squad for Australia tour

Leinster's Ben Te'o called up to England squad for Australia tour

Te’o set to leave Leinster for Worcester after next weekend’s Pro12 final.

# leinster-rugby - Saturday 21 May, 2016

'It's déjà vu for us' - Ulster come up short at the RDS yet again

Craig Gilroy is certain Les Kiss can lead the northern province to better days.

# leinster-rugby - Friday 20 May, 2016

'There's a lot of ambitious players in the group that want to win trophies'

Leinster may be without captain Isa Nacewa in the Pro12 final next weekend.

Sexton leads charge as Leinster show knock-out class against Ulster

Leo Cullen’s men now await the winner of Connacht v Glasgow in the Pro12 final.

Snapshot: Rory McIlroy takes a break from the Irish Open to attend Leinster-Ulster

One Direction star and Leinster fan Niall Horan joined the golfer at tonight’s game.

# leinster-rugby - Thursday 19 May, 2016

Fitzgerald returns for Leinster as Ulster name unchanged XV for Pro12 semi-final

Jack Conan returns to the Leinster bench after a long injury lay-off.

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