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Leo Cullen throws a curveball with Ross Byrne's positional switch

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

Having slipped to their first defeat of the PRO14 campaign against Connacht last week, Leinster have made an intriguing change ahead of their clash against Ulster this weekend with flyhalf Ross Byrne selected...

Champions Cup and Challenge Cup Rounds 3 and 4 Referee Appointments

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

Nika Amashukeli of Georgia will make his debut as a Champions Cup referee when he takes charge of the Round 3 fixture between Pool B joint-leaders, Racing 92, and Harlequins at Paris La Défense...

Northampton Saints flanker Tom Wood given three-week ban for van der Flier challenge

3 weeks ago by Irish Independent

Northampton Saints flanker Tom Wood has been hit with a three-week ban for his high shot on Leinster's Josh van der Flier in Saturday's Heineken Champions Cup game at the RDS.

Three Week ban for Tom Wood

3 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

Saints flanker Tom Wood has been banned for three weeks for a dangerous clear-out on Leinster's Josh van der Flier. Wood had a hearing online on Wednesday, and he was subsequently suspended.   EPCR...

Weekend of Irish derbies: Munster vs Leinster / Connacht vs Ulster

3 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

Irish fans can settle in for a festive weekend bringing them two great derbies as Munster host Leinster and Ulster take on Connacht.   Munster vs Leinster:   One of the game’s favourite...

Bad news for Ringrose - Leinster injury update

3 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

Ireland and Leinster centre Garry Ringrose is having a frustrating time of things on the injury front as his jaw issues surfaced again during his side’s latest victory – over Northampton Saints...

Cullen's men work hard for victory but hits keep coming

4 weeks ago by Irish Independent

In a week when we had leading US medics on the concussion issue raising flags about the speed or return to play, Leinster and Northampton Saints served up a feisty affair that will take all concerned a...

Champions Cup | Team of the Week Round 2

4 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

With Round 2 of the tournament complete we look back at four games in the Champions Cup that were unable to be played. Of the four Toulouse v Exeter a fan favorite of the one they had ear marked to be...

Leinster Overcome Injury Setbacks To Put Saints Away

4 weeks ago by Irish Rugby News

Leinster were far from their best but did enough to pick up another Heineken Champions Cup bonus point win, seeing off an under-strength Northampton Saints 35-19 at the RDS. It was a tighter contest than...

Ryan Baird shows test credentials against Northampton

4 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

Leinster didn't have it all their own way against Northampton Saints on Saturday with many predicting a walkover for Leo Cullen's men but the Saints managed to keep Leinster to a relatively respectable...