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Rugby - Sunday 13 May, 2018

'It's not about the fifth star but chasing up to number ten': Leinster celebrate in style

Leo Cullen’s squad joined hundreds of supporters to continue the celebrations after their record-equalling fourth European title.

Coetzee relieved to come out of the wilderness and closer to fitness

The Springbok will be a central tenet of Ulster’s rebuild next season, but first and foremost is next Sunday’s meeting with Ospreys.

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Lancaster's redemption a happy tale in Leinster's European success

The 48-year-old has been central to the Irish province’s return to former heights.

How Jacob Stockdale scored seven tries to break the Six Nations record

The 22-year-old talks us through each of his tries during Ireland’s Grand Slam run.

'Obsessed is the word... we have a love affair with this tournament'

There is enough youth in Leinster’s squad to start dreaming about trophy number five before too long.

Rugby - Saturday 12 May, 2018

Racing's Nakarawa pips Leinster trio to win European Player of the Year

Johnny Sexton, Scott Fardy and Tadhg Furlong had made the shortlist for the prize.

Touch of class with Jordi Murphy says a whole lot about this Leinster team

Johnny Sexton challenge the province to improve their culture in 2016 and the results are clear.

'It was great for Isa to win it for us with the last couple of kicks'

The 35-year-old stepped up when his side needed him most in the closing 10 minutes.

James Ryan is already one of the best in the world at the age of 21

The second row was magnificent once again as Leinster overcame Racing in Bilbao.

Donnybrook to host homecoming celebration for Leinster squad on Sunday

Tickets will be available free of charge on the Leinster Rugby website.

'It's obviously very disappointing. But credit to Leinster, they kept coming' Donners This post contains videos

'It's obviously very disappointing. But credit to Leinster, they kept coming'

Tipperary man Donnacha Ryan was on the losing side in Bilbao today.

'I can't believe we're champions again': Nacewa and Sexton speechless as Leinster reign in Spain

Leo Cullen’s side battled hard to defeat Racing 92 15-12 in Bilbao this evening.

Legendary Nacewa secures Leinster's fourth Champions Cup crown in Bilbao

The 35-year-old took over place-kicking duties from Johnny Sexton to secure Leinster’s title.

As it happened: Leinster v Racing 92, Champions Cup final

We went minute-by-minute from Bilbao as Leo Cullen’s side went in search of a fourth European crown.

Disappointment for Leinster 'A' in the last British & Irish Cup final

They came up short in their bid to win the competition in its final season at the expense of Ealing Trailfinders.

Massive setback for Racing as Dan Carter ruled out of Champions Cup final in Bilbao

Racing 92 have been forced into a late change, with Carter ruled out with a hamstring injury.

Aer Lingus apologise as Leinster fans are affected by capacity issue on Champions Cup final flight

The problem was caused by disruption at Dublin Airport yesterday, according to the airline.

Kiwi-born Shields ready to 'earn respect' after pledging allegiance to England

Eddie Jones this week named Brad Shields in his squad for the Test series against South Africa next month.

'It was so smart of Leo, so strategic, to bring someone like Stuart in'

Leinster have thrived since Leo Cullen’s decision to pick up the phone and call Stuart Lancaster.

Kilkenny man Lydon and Ealing bid to deny Leinster's first trophy chance today

The former Stade Français fullback has enjoyed his first season with the Championship club.

'You want to be able to stand over something from your time, and that drives you on'

Tadhg Furlong has won a Grand Slam and toured with the Lions, but today’s Champions Cup final is one of the biggest games in his career.

Leinster plan on saving best for last as they bid for fourth European star

Johnny Sexton and Isa Nacewa believe there is still more to come from their team.

Rugby - Friday 11 May, 2018

Cardiff pull off magnificent comeback with last-minute penalty to snatch Challenge Cup

Gareth Anscombe was the Cardiff hero in Bilbao.

Letter from Bilbao: Leinster feel a bond in the Basque Country

Leo Cullen’s men took in some of the sights in the city after their captain’s run in the sun.

'I just came over to France for a different experience and a new challenge'

The Racing man will be out to deny Leinster’s bid for a fourth Champions Cup title tomorrow.

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Leinster name strong team for Saturday's British and Irish Cup final

The province face Ealing Trailfinders tomorrow afternoon.

'It’s not just James. There’s a host of players we had difficult conversations with'

Kiwi wing James Lowe has missed out on making Leinster’s squad for the Champions Cup final.

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Super Sonny Bill offload can't stop Hurricanes blowing away Blues

The ‘Canes looked a formidable force as they took over at the top of the NZ conference.

Donnacha Ryan at the heart of Racing side showing just one enforced change from win over Munster

The Paris club have again opted to keep Dan Carter in reserve when they take on Leinster.

Leinster go into Champions Cup final without James Lowe as Gibson-Park provides cover

Isa Nacewa is captain on what will be his final European match for the province.

Connacht finally confirm departure of Kieran Keane after just one season

The Kiwi has left his post with immediate effect.

Millions of Lorenzetti's euros have gone in but Racing's rise is impressive

Lolo and Toto, the head coaches, have done an impressive job with the Parisian club.

Rugby - Thursday 10 May, 2018

Master of his craft Sexton on the verge of greatest season yet

Leinster’s playmaker-in-chief is relentless in the pursuit of perfection and a first medal with his native province since 2013.

France international Spedding signs for Castres amid Top14 court battle

The fullback is arguing that his adopted nation’s JIFF rules reduce his chance of employment.

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The Rugby Show: Champions Cup final 2018 preview

Eddie O’Sullivan joins Murray and Gavan to preview Leinster v Racing 92 this weekend.

Leinster bring RDS capacity closer to 19,000 with temporary seating for Munster clash

The Champions Cup finalists haven’t broken the 18,000-mark at the RDS yet this season, but the Pro14 semi-final is expected to be packed out.

'Our whole thing was that we've got to have the same attitude as Donnacha'

Tipperary man Donnacha Ryan has had a telling impact on Racing 92 since joining last summer.

Machenaud blow a major one for Racing's Champions Cup hopes against Leinster

Teddy Iribaren is expected to take over in Racing’s number nine shirt in Bilbao.