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# leinster - Wednesday 26 April, 2017

Mike Ross counting the blessings as he prepares for clean break from rugby

The prop will step away from the game to take up a job with a software company.

The Rugby Show: Eddie O'Sullivan on Munster's attack and Leinster's regrets Analysis This post contains videos

The Rugby Show: Eddie O'Sullivan on Munster's attack and Leinster's regrets

The former Ireland head coach looks back on the Irish provinces’ semi-final defeat in Europe.

# leinster - Tuesday 25 April, 2017

Mike Ross, cornerstone of Ireland and Leinster, to retire from rugby at 37

The tighthead is a two-time winner of the Six Nations, Heineken Cup and Pro12.

# leinster - Monday 24 April, 2017

Pain of defeat and 'what ifs' still raw for Leinster as Cullen sets sights on another semi-final

The head coach says he is ‘genuinely excited’ about Leinster’s future given the age profile of his squad yesterday.

Leinster put six-week timeframe on Kearney as Henshaw hampered by rib issue

Sean O’Brien is back running after his hamstring injury.

European exits for Leinster and Munster but progress has been made

The eastern province were the closer to reaching the Champions Cup final.

'We would've loved to have seen how close we could've got to Saracens'

Johnny Sexton sees Leinster’s European season as one of progress.

# leinster - Sunday 23 April, 2017

Dire opening, Leavy's big moment and Ringrose's wonder try

Leinster had a revival in the second half but came up short in the end.

Meath triumph in first Leinster SHC game in 13 years while Laois defeat Westmeath

The Royals saw off Kerry in Navan today.

'Is he going to make the tackle anyway?' Sexton and Leinster left to ponder massive TMO call in Lyon

Fergus McFadden cut through a gap that looked set to give Leinster a lead in Lyon.

Disastrous start leaves Leinster with too much to do in defeat to Clermont

Camille Lopez guided the Top 14 club home in a thrilling Champions Cup semi-final in Lyon.

As it happened: Clermont Auvergne v Leinster, Champions Cup semi-final

We’re going minute-by-minute as Leo Cullen’s league leaders take on European rugby’s nearly men.

# leinster - Friday 21 April, 2017

O'Brien ruled out with hamstring injury as Nacewa wins 50th European cap

Rhys Ruddock gets the nod ahead of Josh van der Flier in the back row.

# leinster - Saturday 15 April, 2017

JVDF to the fore as Leinster secure home Pro12 semi with bonus point win in Galway

The eastern province scored five tries to ruin John Muldoon’s 300th cap party.

As it happened: Connacht v Leinster, Pro12

We went minute-by-minute as Leinster looked to re-take the summit of the Pro12 against a Connacht side celebrating John Muldoon’s 300th cap.

# leinster - Sunday 9 April, 2017

Ospreys defend controversial handling of Dan Biggar's head injury

The out-half sustained the injury during his side’s Pro12 meeting with Leinster yesterday.

# leinster - Saturday 8 April, 2017

Cronin power and brilliant Byrne drop-goal earn Leinster dramatic win

Dan Biggar had a late chance to win the game for Ospreys, but pushed his penalty attempt wide to let the league leaders off the hook.

# leinster - Friday 7 April, 2017

Son of Cats great DJ amongst 8 St Kieran's players in Kilkenny side to face Westmeath

Mullingar is the venue for tomorrow’s game.

# leinster - Wednesday 5 April, 2017

McFadden re-energised by young rivals after 'lost' days of injury and rehab

“When you’re with the same squad for a long period of time, things can become a tiny bit stale.”

# leinster - Tuesday 4 April, 2017

'Refreshed' Toner unscathed by rare drop out of Ireland XV

The big lock was back at the Aviva as Leinster signalled bright days ahead.

# leinster - Monday 3 April, 2017

Analysis: Nacewa's brilliant team try underlines the quality of Leinster's attack

Isa Nacewa’s first-half try highlights many of the positives in Leinster’s attacking play.

Adam Byrne hamstrung for Ospreys, as Kearney undergoes surgery again

The fullback has undergone an operation on his bicep.

'Just put the ball down, it's the same points as a big dive' Drop This post contains videos

'Just put the ball down, it's the same points as a big dive'

Wasps coach Dai Young tried to deflect attention off his player, but there’s no getting away from the Springbok’s howler.

'I'm happy wherever': Carbery refuses to complicate a game played on instinct Jc

'I'm happy wherever': Carbery refuses to complicate a game played on instinct

The 21-year-old Athy man makes the game look very simple as he glides through defences.

# leinster - Sunday 2 April, 2017

Leinster heading to Lyon for European semi-final clash with Clermont

The Top 14 side overcame Toulon in their quarter-final today.

# leinster - Saturday 1 April, 2017

Wasps boss refuses to 'crucify' Willie le Roux for botched swan dive finish against Leinster

Dai Young felt the occasion got the better of the Premiership leaders.

All-Ireland Champions Cup final dream alive as Leinster and Munster await semi venues

Here’s how tomorrow’s quarter-finals will impact the venues for Ireland’s remaining provinces.

Cullen: Sexton still primary target despite distraction of 'brave' Carbery

The Leinster head coach highlighted the ‘grey area’ of tacklers arriving late on his out-half.

Carbery takes command as Leinster see off Wasps in European quarter-final

Leo Cullen’s men sealed a semi-final spot with tries from Nacewa, Conan, Henshaw and McFadden.

As it happened: Leinster v Wasps, Champions Cup quarter-final

We were live at the Aviva Stadium for a mouthwatering clash between the Pro12 and Premiership leaders.

The numbers favour Wasps, but Leinster can reward Cullen's faith in youth

Buckle up, the Aviva Stadium is going to get wild this afternoon.

Isa Nacewa and the moment Shane Horgan made him feel part of the Leinster family

Player movement is a contentious issue for some, but Nacewa felt ‘part of the furniture’ from the start in Leinster.

# leinster - Friday 31 March, 2017

More than 75k fans expected as Munster and Leinster get back in the mix

The two Irish provinces are back in the Champions Cup quarter-finals.

Balance and sheer talent at the root of tight selection calls -- Cullen

The head coach has given a big vote of confidence to his in-form young back-line.

Former Leinster man included in star-studded Wasps backline for Aviva quarter-final

Jimmy Gopperth lines out at inside centre while prop Marty Moore will start the game among the replacements.

Sexton and Carbery both start Leinster's Champions Cup clash with Wasps

Jack Conan has been able to shake off a calf issue to start alongside Sean O’Brien in the back row.

# leinster - Thursday 30 March, 2017

Premiership 'like Leinster v Munster every single week' -- Gopperth

The former Leinster 10 spoke about the merits of the Premiership, shifting in to 12 and defensive adaptations.

# leinster - Tuesday 28 March, 2017

Munster's Champions Cup SF will be in the Aviva or Murrayfield if they get through

Meanwhile, Leinster face a trip to either Lyon or Nice if they can get past Wasps this weekend.

Lancaster maintaining phaseplay focus to help Leinster overcome Wasps

“You should try and play as much unstructured rugby in training as possible.”

# leinster - Monday 27 March, 2017

Sexton fit for Wasps week, but Leinster will keep assessing Conan calf issue

Senior coach Stuart Lancaster says Zane Kirchner, Dave Kearney and Sean Cronin are all back fit in time for the European knock-out stage.

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