Leinster Rugby have this morning introduced their coaching team for the season ahead in the Tallaght Stadium, the venue for their upcoming Bank of Ireland pre-season friendly against Ulster on Saturday, 30th August.
The inaugural European Rugby Champions Cup is set to explode into action in mid-October with two compelling weekends of heavyweight clashes between European club rugby's professional elite. Leinster, Munster and Ulster will all face English opponents in the opening round.
Leinster have announced the signing of rugby league player Ben Te'o from the South Sydney Rabbitohs. The 27-year-old has played rugby union in the past and will provide options for Matt O'Connor in the centre.
The Leinster Academy panel for the 2014/15 season has been announced. Six Leinster Academy graduates have received professional contracts from the province and will be part of their senior squad for the new season.
The Royal Dublin Society (RDS) and Leinster Rugby have announced the launch of an international architectural design competition, the first step in the redevelopment of the RDS Arena, home to both Leinster Rugby and the Dublin Horse Show.
The PRO12, rugby's premier professional club competition in Ireland, Italy, Scotland and Wales, today announced the fixtures for the 2014/2015 season and welcomed Guinness as the new title sponsors - the league will now be called the GUINNESS PRO12.
Leinster have past history with all three of their Pool 2 opponents in the European Rugby Champions Cup. Indeed, they lined out against two of them - London Wasps and Castres Olympique - in the last 13 months.
Leinster, Saracens and Toulon are guaranteed top seeding when the pool draw for the inaugural European Rugby Champions Cup takes place at the Stade de la Maladière in Neuchatel, Switzerland on Tuesday (12pm Irish time).
It was a fitting finish to the playing careers of Leinster lynchpins Leo Cullen and Brian O'Driscoll as the province successfully defended their RaboDirect PRO12 crown against Glasgow Warriors in Saturday's final.
Leinster are hoping to send Brian O'Driscoll and Leo Cullen off into retirement in the best possible way - by outgunning Glasgow Warriors in the title shootout at the RDS and retaining their RaboDirect PRO12 crown.