The 2015/16 GUINNESS PRO12 campaign will kick off on Friday, September 4 with last season's beaten semi-finalists - Ulster and the Ospreys - going head-to-head at Kingspan Stadium, and Leinster visiting Edinburgh.
After releasing details of the Leinster Academy panel for 2015/16, Academy manager and former Ireland international Girvan Dempsey spoke of his excitement about the new emerging talent and the players who are graduating to the professional ranks.
The draw for this year's Limerick World Club 7s tournament at Thomond Park took place earlier today, with all four Irish provinces taking part for the first time. Notably, Connacht and Ulster have been drawn together in Pool C.
Beaten semi-finalists this past season, Leinster have been handed the stiffest of draws in the 2015/16 European Champions Cup - they have reigning European champions Toulon, Aviva Premiership runners-up Bath and resurgent Wasps for company in Pool 5.
Leinster Rugby have today announced that scrum coach Marco Caputo has left the province with immediate effect. The former Australian international informed the Leinster Professional Game Board of his decision to leave at a meeting earlier this week.
Ospreys scrum half Rhys Webb won the Players' Player of the Season award and his Edinburgh counterpart Sam Hidalgo-Clyne was selected as the Young Player of the Season at the GUINNESS PRO12 Awards evening in the Guinness Storehouse in Dublin tonight.
Leinster have relinquished their GUINNESS PRO12 crown this season and one of the main reasons behind their failure to reach the play-offs is their disappointing away form. They have one final chance to win on the road when visiting Edinburgh at the home of Scottish rugby.
The Leinster Rugby Awards Ball took place on Saturday at the Double Tree by Hilton in front of over 500 attendees, as Leinster Rugby celebrated the achievements of those on and off the field in both the domestic and the professional game.