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# leinster-rugby - Wednesday 19 September, 2018

'There is a worry. That's the big question for everyone, what are you going to do after?' Life After Rugby This post contains videos

'There is a worry. That's the big question for everyone, what are you going to do after?'

Devin Toner visited The42 offices today to discuss life after rugby.

Leinster unveil new 'night navy' adidas kit for defence of their Champions Cup crown

The fourth star sits proudly above the crest.

# leinster-rugby - Saturday 15 September, 2018

Nail-biting finish sees Leinster claim inter-pro title after draw with Munster

Both sides finished the campaign with two wins and a draw but, with the roles reversed from last year, Leinster secured the silverware.

'We're conscious of having guys pushing through and it's a great chance for Hugh'

20-year-old Hugh O’Sullivan is in line to make his Leinster debut off the bench this evening.

Sexton: I feel I can get better and that's what I'm striving for

The Leinster captain will make his seasonal bow in the Pro14 clash with Dragons this evening.

# leinster-rugby - Friday 14 September, 2018

'Josh is an amazing professional and it's a credit to him the shape he's in'

Leo Cullen is delighted to see Josh van der Flier back after a long lay-off with an ACL injury.

# leinster-rugby - Thursday 13 September, 2018

Leinster and Munster name teams for winner-takes-all inter-pro showdown

The provinces go head-to-head at Donnybrook on Saturday evening for the 2018 title.

# leinster-rugby - Friday 7 September, 2018

International stars return as Leinster ring the changes for trip to face Scarlets

A second trip to Wales in a week for Leinster.

# leinster-rugby - Thursday 6 September, 2018

Leinster and Munster name teams for opening weekend of Celtic Cup

The new competition gets underway on Friday evening.

# leinster-rugby - Saturday 1 September, 2018

Convincing wins for Leinster and Munster in women's inter-pros

Connacht and Ulster came out second best in their respective matches this weekend.

# leinster-rugby - Friday 31 August, 2018

'I had to be brutally honest with myself - I wasn't playing good enough to be there'

After the disappointment of missing out on Ireland’s summer tour, James Tracy has used an extended pre-season to get himself in peak condition.

# leinster-rugby - Thursday 30 August, 2018

Leinster face 'non-European player' headache again after McCarthy breaks wrist

The scrum-half suffered the injury in training last week.

# leinster-rugby - Wednesday 29 August, 2018

Leinster and Munster name teams for opening weekend of inter-pro series

The eastern province begin their campaign against Ulster on Friday evening, while defending champions Munster host Connacht.

# leinster-rugby - Tuesday 28 August, 2018

'He's in a great rugby moment': Contepomi backs Leinster's Byrne to step up and fill Sexton's shoes

The 23-year-old could make an ahead-of-schedule return this Friday night.

'Play as much as you can and as well as you can': O'Loughlin knows his chance is now

The Leinster centre wants to break back into Joe Schmidt’s plans and needs to make a fast start to the new season.

# leinster-rugby - Monday 27 August, 2018

'It has been hard on the players as they've had to try and understand my English'

Felipe Contepomi can’t hide his delight at being back in Dublin with Leinster, and the former out-half is working hard to help the European champions evolve further.

Reid set to recover from quad problem to boost Leinster's out-half options for Cardiff

There was bad news for flanker Will Connors, however.

# leinster-rugby - Friday 24 August, 2018

Ireland star Naoupu to captain Leinster in upcoming inter-pro series

The 2018 inter-pros get underway next weekend.

# leinster-rugby - Thursday 23 August, 2018

Cullen: 'There's an old saying, that success makes you weak'

Leinster have quickly turned the page on their double-winning season, and are focused on ensuring success isn’t followed by another barren spell.

# leinster-rugby - Tuesday 21 August, 2018

'I grew up wanting to captain Leinster and for it to finally happen is a huge honour for me'

Johnny Sexton says becoming Leinster captain has motivated him further to lead from the front in everything he does on and off the pitch.

Out-half concern for Leinster as Frawley ruled out 'for a number of weeks'

The 20-year-old suffered an arm injury in the pre-season defeat to Newcastle.

# leinster-rugby - Monday 20 August, 2018

Beirne, Cullen and Larmour the big winners as Pro14's 2017/18 awards handed out

Barry Daly was also named last season’s top try scorer.

'The penny has to drop': Leinster learn some painful pre-season lessons

Leo Cullen was disappointed by his side’s lack of intensity and energy against Newcastle on Friday night.

# leinster-rugby - Saturday 18 August, 2018

Connacht stun Leinster with late comeback at inaugural U18 festival

Munster joined the western province at the top of the table with a comfortable win over Ulster at UL.

# leinster-rugby - Friday 17 August, 2018

Concern over Leinster's early-season out-half options as Frawley forced off

The province have used four players in the 10 jersey during pre-season.

Out-of-sorts Leinster blown away by rampant Falcons in final pre-season outing

It was a difficult night for Leo Cullen’s side as they leaked six tries at Donnybrook.

# leinster-rugby - Tuesday 14 August, 2018

Sean O'Brien and JVDF expected back before Leinster open European defence

Dan Leavy is also due back in time for the Champions Cup after a bruising campaign in which he won everything on offer.

# leinster-rugby - Monday 13 August, 2018

Leinster install Hogan as contact skills coach

The former St Mary’s man will coach tackle and ruck technique with the senior side and age grade teams.

# leinster-rugby - Friday 10 August, 2018

Dave Kearney makes his return as Leinster get a good workout in France

Rory O’Loughlin and James Tracy scored the tries against Montauban.

# leinster-rugby - Wednesday 8 August, 2018

Here are the new kits that Leinster will be wearing for the 2018-19 season

The green and gold colours on the away kit are direct call-outs from the provincial Leinster flag, no less.

# leinster-rugby - Friday 27 July, 2018

'It will be nice to win in the RDS for a change': Tomane settling into Leinster life with help from an old friend

Leinster’s new recruit is ready to hit the ground running.

# leinster-rugby - Tuesday 26 June, 2018

Felipe Contepomi makes return to Leinster Rugby

The former out-half previously played with the province 116 times after joining in 2003.

# leinster-rugby - Monday 25 June, 2018

Leinster sign three Ireland U20 players up as part of academy intake for 2018/19

Six players have left the system, while Will Connors has been awarded a senior contract.

# leinster-rugby - Wednesday 13 June, 2018

Double-winners Leinster to face French and English teams in pre-season fixtures

Leo Cullen’s side will have home and away games in August.

# leinster-rugby - Tuesday 12 June, 2018

'A player to be excited about': Leinster confirm signing of Wallaby Joe Tomane

The 28-year-old joins the province as a non-Irish qualified player following the retirement of Isa Nacewa.

# leinster-rugby - Monday 28 May, 2018

Lancaster: 'Ireland have an exceptional chance at next year's World Cup'

The Leinster senior coach says this summer’s tour of Australia will be a real marker for Ireland ahead of a big 18 months.

'Of all the players I have coached, he is probably the best'

Johnny Sexton was at his masterful best on Saturday, guiding Leinster to a first Pro14 title in four years.

'A rough ride at times', but historic double provides vindication for Leinster's Cullen

The Leinster head coach says he feels lucky to be involved with a special team, but admits the demands of the job take their toll.

# leinster-rugby - Sunday 27 May, 2018

'The taste of success is nice': Cullen already planning for Leinster to be better next year

The Leinster head coach was asked how do you better a double-winning season? ‘Do the double double,’ he smiled.

# leinster-rugby - Saturday 26 May, 2018

Leinster's perfect season, genius from Larmour and more Pro14 final talking points

The good days keeping rolling for the eastern province, as they thumped Scarlets at the Aviva Stadium.