Ireland and Leinster star Gordon D'Arcy has announced that he will retire after the Rugby World Cup later this year. IN an open letter to supporters on LeinterRugby.ie he announced his decision this morning.
Leinster head coach Matt O'Connor has this morning confirmed the signing of Isa Nacewa who will join the province for the start of pre-season training ahead of the 2015/16 campaign. O'Connor said that Nacewa would be returning in 'a playing capacity only'.
Man-of-the-match Iain Henderson and Paddy Jackson led the way as Ulster produced a performance full of grit, determination and no little flair to win a fiery interprovincial derby clash with Leinster at rain-hit Kingspan Stadium.
Ulster's second of three successive interprovincial derby matches could see them dethrone reigning GUINNESS PRO12 champions Leinster, with Matt O'Connor's men in a 'must win' scenario at Kingspan Stadium tonight.
Leinster captain Jamie Heaslip is in the running for the EPCR European Player of the Year award for 2015. He has been included on the shortlist with players from Champions Cup finalists Clermont Auvergne and Toulon and beaten semi-finalists Saracens.
As Leinster prepare for Friday's derby clash with Ulster, Sean O'Brien spoke about getting over the disappointment of their European Champions Cup exit and quickly switching the focus to the 'must win' GUINNESS PRO12 trip to Kingspan Stadium.
Leinster have shown themselves to be more than capable of overcoming the odds by winning big European knockout games in France, and that is the task facing Matt O'Connor's men when they take on defending champions Toulon in Marseille on Sunday.
After training at the RDS this morning, Leinster head coach Matt O'Connor has announced his team to take on Toulon in Sunday's European Champions Cup semi-final in Marseille (kick-off 4.15pm local time/3.15pm Irish time).
Leinster desperately need to put a stop to their erratic form in the GUINNESS PRO12 if they want to make the end of season play-offs. Avenging their home loss to the Newport Gwent Dragons is vital on Sunday afternoon.
Following this morning's training session in UCD, Leinster head coach Matt O'Connor has announced the team for Sunday's Guinness PRO12 game against the Newport Gwent Dragons at Rodney Parade (kick-off 4.15pm).
Leinster head coach Matt O'Connor has today confirmed that 27 players have signed new IRFU contracts to continue playing with the province for 2015/16 and beyond, while a further four players have been added to the Leinster squad.
Three members of the Leinster Rugby team took time out from their busy training schedule to help launch the Bank of Ireland Leinster Rugby Summer Camps in Old Wesley Rugby Club in Dublin this morning. These camps, which will take place in locations all across the province, offer kids the chance to learn to play the Leinster way whilst having plenty of fun!
Toulon and Leinster, who between them have won the last four European Cup titles, will have a Sunday semi-final showdown in Marseille to determine who will be at Twickenham on May 2 looking for another prestigious European crown.
Leinster head coach Matt O'Connor was relieved to see his side edge out Bath 18-15 this afternoon to reach the semi-finals of the European Champions Cup. Captain Jamie Heaslip said it was 'right up there with the internationals' as 'one of the fastest, toughest games we've played all season'.