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# leinster-rugby - Friday 29 September, 2017

'Johnny is unbelievably passionate about Leinster and about us getting better'

Johnny Sexton captains Leinster on his first appearance of the season tonight, and the significance of his return after a summer away with the Lions cannot be underestimated.

# leinster-rugby - Thursday 28 September, 2017

Home comforts, the Lions return and the start of the serious business for Leinster

Leo Cullen admits tomorrow’s clash with Edinburgh marks the real start of his side’s season.

Heaslip may be forced to have another back procedure as Cullen asks for patience

The Leinster number eight is still sidelined with a back issue and isn’t likely to return anytime soon.

Sexton to captain Leinster's Lions return from summer break

Leo Cullen has named his starting XV for Friday’s game with Edinburgh.

# leinster-rugby - Wednesday 27 September, 2017

Jamie Heaslip left out of Leinster's Champions Cup squad

The number eight remains out of action with a back problem.

'Leinster are famous for their academy and that's part of the reason why I wanted to come'

Scott Fardy on how he’s settling into life in Dublin.

# leinster-rugby - Monday 25 September, 2017

Stuart Lancaster on South Africa, Cian Healy and a crucial six weeks for Leinster

“It has been a difficult start but the key period for us now is this next block.”

Five Lions set to return for Leinster in Friday's clash with Edinburgh

Johnny Sexton, Tadhg Furlong, Sean O’Brien, Jack McGrath and Robbie Henshaw could make their seasonal debuts this week.

# leinster-rugby - Saturday 23 September, 2017

'Unlikely to feature next week': Nacewa to undergo calf scan after fourth long-haul flight

The Leinster captain sustained the injury in South Africa last night.

'It's torture and tests your love for the game': Rob Kearney on his injury hell

Rob Kearney had worked his way back to full fitness after two injury-ravaged seasons only to suffer another cruel setback in the first home game of the year.

# leinster-rugby - Friday 22 September, 2017

Henshaw relishes prospect of Ireland reunion with 'world class' Bundee Aki

The Leinster centre has described his former team-mate as a ‘world class’ player.

# leinster-rugby - Thursday 21 September, 2017

Why is Sean O'Brien always mentioned as a good leader but not a possible captain?

“That’s a good question and I probably know the answer to it.”

Henshaw set to return against Edinburgh ahead of crunch month for Leinster

The centre hasn’t played since tearing his pectoral muscle on Lions duty back in June.

# leinster-rugby - Tuesday 19 September, 2017

Munster and Leinster Rugby lead tributes to the late Pat Geraghty RIP

Munster and Leinster Rugby lead tributes to the late Pat Geraghty

The former media manager for both provinces has passed away after a long battle with illness.

# leinster-rugby - Monday 18 September, 2017

Cian Healy apologises after he was asked to leave Leinster's flight to Cape Town

Leinster have released a statement this evening.

More hamstring hell for Kearney as Leavy goes under the knife

Both players will be out for up to eight weeks, and are major doubts for the November internationals.

Leinster unfazed by altitude challenge as they prepare for the Cheetahs

Leo Cullen’s squad arrived in Cape Town yesterday and will train there ahead of Friday’s Pro14 clash in Bloemfontein.

# leinster-rugby - Sunday 17 September, 2017

'When it’s a big stadium and not a huge amount of people, you’ve just got to bring your own energy'

Rhys Ruddock said Leinster had to dig deep for Saturday’s victory.

# leinster-rugby - Friday 15 September, 2017

Cullen: 'Disruption to group is minimal as neither player was due to start'

The Leinster head coach says he had already picked his starting XV for tomorrow before the visa debacle.

Nacewa and Gibson-Park to rejoin Leinster squad in South Africa after sorting visa problems

The pair will be available for next week’s game against the Toyota Cheetahs.

Jordi Murphy back to start for the first time since All Blacks win

The flanker has been named in the Leinster team to play Southern Kings in Port Elizabeth tomorrow.

# leinster-rugby - Thursday 14 September, 2017

'I was probably harsh on myself as I'm always concentrating on what I could have done better' JT

'I was probably harsh on myself as I'm always concentrating on what I could have done better'

James Tracy made his international breakthrough last season but for the moment his focus is fully on breaking into the Leinster team.

'An administrative oversight on our part': Leinster accept responsibility for visa mix-up

The province’s head of rugby operations, Guy Easterby, has released a statement.

# leinster-rugby - Wednesday 13 September, 2017

Nacewa and Gibson-Park to return home from South Africa after visa bid fails

Nick McCarthy has been called up.

Leinster's Nacewa and Gibson-Park denied entry to South Africa due to visa issues

The players may be boarding a flight back to Dublin this evening should they fail in having their denied entry overturned.

# leinster-rugby - Tuesday 12 September, 2017

Fardy and Toner stay at home as Leinster announce 28-man squad for South Africa tour

Leo Cullen’s travelling party leave Dublin this evening.

Gibson-Park brushes talk of Ireland to one side to focus on winning silverware with Leinster JGP

Gibson-Park brushes talk of Ireland to one side to focus on winning silverware with Leinster

Becoming eligible through the residency rules is within the scrum-half’s ambit, but his primary goal is to play in blue.

# leinster-rugby - Monday 11 September, 2017

'It's gutting for him': Rob Kearney suffers fresh injury setback, Heaslip also misses SA trip

The fullback faces another spell on the sidelines after Leinster confirm hamstring problem.

'Have your bags packed and be ready is the message the players have been given'

Leinster will finalise their plans for the two-week trip to South Africa today when Leo Cullen selects his 28-man squad.

Pro14's South African additions desperately seek home comforts after disastrous start

It’s only fair to reserve judgement until the Cheetahs and Kings play at home, but there are already questions over how competitive they can be in the Pro14.

# leinster-rugby - Sunday 10 September, 2017

'What he does has nothing to do with me': Conan not prepared to step aside when Heaslip returns

The Leinster number eight was man of the match again on Friday night.

# leinster-rugby - Friday 8 September, 2017

Leinster huff and puff but eventually put Cardiff away to seal unlikely bonus point win

Three late tries maintains Leo Cullen’s side’s perfect start to the side.

Hamstring issue means Rob Kearney 'unlikely' to be on the plane to South Africa

The fullback picked up the issue in tonight’s win over Cardiff, while Dan Leavy could also be a doubt for the trip.

# leinster-rugby - Thursday 7 September, 2017

O'Driscoll: 'ROG has to be careful about how quickly he finds himself back in his dream role'

Brian O’Driscoll isn’t impressed by how Munster have dealt with Erasmus’ departure.

Ringrose and five Lions to miss Leinster's two-game trip to South Africa

Ringrose will remain out of action for longer than Leinster’s five Lions tourists.

Devin Toner to win 200th cap as Leinster announce team to face Cardiff Blues

Hooker James Tracy comes in for his first start of the campaign, while there are two changes to the back row.

# leinster-rugby - Saturday 2 September, 2017

Perfect start for Leinster as Cullen's men ease to five-try win at Rodney Parade

The eastern province were too good for the Dragons as they cruised to a bonus-point victory.

Larmour the latest exciting prospect off Leinster's remarkable conveyor belt

“He definitely has something a bit special,” says Leo Cullen.

# leinster-rugby - Friday 1 September, 2017

McFadden and Murphy miss out through injury as Cullen names two debutants to face Dragons

Leo Cullen hands debuts to Scott Fardy and Jordan Larmour tomorrow.