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#Leinster

# leinster-rugby - Thursday 11 January, 2018

RDS seating issue rectified ahead of Leinster's Champions Cup game this weekend

12 supporters were moved from their seats due to a ‘small localised issue’ during the win over Ulster last week.

Tireless Van der Flier not resting on his laurels as he works to become the complete seven

The flanker says he needs to improve the impact he makes with ball in hand rather than ‘just catching it and putting the head down.’

# leinster-rugby - Wednesday 10 January, 2018

'I’ve been stuck with this stigma of concussion and it's frustrating because it's not true'

Johnny Sexton has spoken about his irritation and anger at being so closely linked with the head injury despite suffering ‘two or three ever’ in his career.

Leinster facing big selection calls despite the loss of Ringrose and O'Brien for Glasgow

Competition for places fierce in the backline, the back row and at loosehead where Cian Healy returns from suspension.

# leinster-rugby - Tuesday 9 January, 2018

Ringrose a doubt for Ireland's Six Nations campaign after undergoing ankle surgery

The centre is only just back from a long-term layoff following shoulder surgery.

# leinster-rugby - Saturday 6 January, 2018

As it happened: Leinster v Ulster, Pro14 Liveblog This post contains a poll

As it happened: Leinster v Ulster, Pro14

We were at the RDS as Leo Cullen’s side looked to complete an inter-pro clean sweep.

'If I'm playing well for Ulster then there's no reason I can't do it for Ireland'

Today’s clash with Leinster offers Stuart McCloskey an opportunity to make a Six Nations statement.

# leinster-rugby - Friday 5 January, 2018

'He's slightly different to the other back rowers we have'

Academy flanker Josh Murphy gets his second start for Leinster against Ulster tomorrow.

Jack McGrath to lead Leinster as Rory Best returns for Ulster

Meanwhile, Academy player Josh Murphy makes just his second start for the hosts.

Garry Ringrose is just happy to be back

And he’s not thinking past Saturday’s inter-pro against Ulster.

# leinster-rugby - Thursday 4 January, 2018

Analysis: Exciting James Lowe bringing a smile to Leinster faces

The 25-year-old wing had an impressive impact against Connacht.

'It's really special being able to come in every day and do something you love with your best friends'

After exceeding all expectations last year, Leinster and Ireland prop Andrew Porter wants to push on and get more game time in 2018.

# leinster-rugby - Wednesday 3 January, 2018

Carbery uses injury lay-off to work on place-kicking with Ireland coach Murphy

The 22-year-old has been working closely with the Ireland skills and kicking coach during his time out with a fractured wrist.

'It's an exciting time. We've a good squad and everyone's on the same page'

Sean O’Brien continues to rehab a ‘funny’ hip problem but is looking forward to a big couple of weeks with Leinster.

New Year, new focus: McGrath puts November behind him to regain form and fitness

2017 proved to be a mixed bag for the prop but he is now looking forward rather than back at a difficult end to last year.

# leinster-rugby - Tuesday 2 January, 2018

'He's got an incredible appetite for work': Van der Flier sets new Pro14 record

The Leinster flanker made a remarkable 34 tackles during yesterday’s win over Connacht.

Carbery returns to Leinster training and O'Brien targets Champions Cup comeback

The 22-year-old is still a number of weeks away from a full return but is making good progress.

# leinster-rugby - Monday 1 January, 2018

As It Happened: Leinster v Connacht, Pro14

Leinster welcomed Connacht to the RDS for a New Year’s Day Interpro in the Guinness Pro14.

Resurgent Connacht out to end RDS hoodoo and halt the Leinster juggernaut

The western province have not beaten Leinster in Dublin since 2002, but are on an upward curve under Kieran Keane.

# leinster-rugby - Saturday 30 December, 2017

Ireland omission a kick in the teeth for Cronin but hooker ready if Joe calls again

“Deep down, at the end of the day, I think I am good enough to get back in.”

Sexton returns to captain Leinster as Connacht make 3 changes

With his side in the middle of a hectic schedule, Leo Cullen has retained just two players from the starting XV that overcame Munster.

# leinster-rugby - Friday 29 December, 2017

'I'm a Leinster player': McFadden keen to remain a one-club man as contract talks commence

The 31-year-old winger hopes to extend his stay with his home province but knows the years are running out.

# leinster-rugby - Thursday 28 December, 2017

Sexton in line to feature in New Year's inter-pro but Leinster lose three players from Munster win

Jack McGrath, James Ryan and Richardt Strauss are all out for the visit of Connacht.

# leinster-rugby - Tuesday 26 December, 2017

'As good a try as I've ever seen': Cullen praises 20-year-old Leinster starlet's moment of brilliance

The Leinster head coach was quietly pleased with a ‘unique’ bonus-point win at Thomond Park, but is already looking ahead to the next challenge.

Munster's slow start, Leinster on a roll and more talking points from Limerick

Plus, is Jordan Larmour the most outstanding young player in the country?

Larmour's stunning score helps Leinster raid Thomond in inter-pro thriller

The visitors weathered a second-half Munster comeback to make it five straight wins.

No room for goodwill as Munster and Leinster renew battle lines in front of record Thomond crowd

The two provinces return to Pro14 action this afternoon as they face off in the latest instalment in their inter-provincial rivalry.

# leinster-rugby - Friday 22 December, 2017

'I'm loving it so far, it's great for me and my family but I still have a lot more to show'

Jordan Larmour has enjoyed a remarkable debut season in Leinster colours and is in line to feature against Munster on St Stephen’s Day. He is taking it all in his stride.

# leinster-rugby - Thursday 21 December, 2017

EPCR confirm times, dates and TV details for final Champions Cup pool games

Munster, Leinster and Ulster are all still in the hunt for qualification to the knock-out stages.

# leinster-rugby - Wednesday 20 December, 2017

'You need to keep believing in yourself. I had my family telling me it was going to happen'

John Cooney is unquestionably the signing of the season so far, and the Ulster scrum-half says he always believed his chance would come.

Cian Healy banned for three weeks and will miss Leinster's Christmas inter-pros

The prop was found guilty of an act of foul play during the province’s win over Exeter Chiefs last Saturday.

'I'm at a great club at the moment': Leinster coach Lancaster plays down English speculation

Stuart Lancaster has been linked with the vacant Northampton Saints job, but says he’ll see out his contract with Leinster.

# leinster-rugby - Tuesday 19 December, 2017

Cian Healy cited over incident in Leinster-Exeter Chiefs clash

Meanwhile, Manu Tuilagi could be in trouble too over a tackle in the Leicester-Munster game.

Sexton a doubt for Thomond as Leinster clear up confusion regarding his HIA against Exeter

Johnny Sexton has entered the Return to Play Protocols as Leinster confirm he failed HIA v Exeter.

# leinster-rugby - Saturday 16 December, 2017

Tears of joy as Munster regain Interpro title after scoring difference is required to pip Leinster

It’s been a superb first season in charge for Laura Guest.

# leinster-rugby - Friday 15 December, 2017

Furlong's stellar year rewarded as he signs new three-year IRFU central contract

The 25-year-old prop has been upgraded to a national contract ahead of the 2019 World Cup.

# leinster-rugby - Thursday 14 December, 2017

Ruddock's hamstring hell opens the door for frustrated Leavy

The flanker’s season has been disrupted by injury, but he’s back fit and hopes to be involved against Exeter on Saturday.

# leinster-rugby - Tuesday 12 December, 2017

Lowe replaces Ruddock in Leinster squad, Leicester add Wallabies hooker for Munster clash

Two significant Champions Cup player registrations pertaining to the Irish provinces today.

Leinster lay their credentials on the table, but Lancaster keen to keep expectations in check

The province will be without Rhys Ruddock for the return fixture with Exeter Chiefs, while Johnny Sexton is an injury doubt.

# leinster-rugby - Sunday 10 December, 2017

As it happened: Exeter Chiefs v Leinster, Champions Cup

Leo Cullen’s men faced their stiffest task to date as they visited the home of the English champions.