Leinster

Leinster play at the RDS Arena. They are the reigning Pro12 champions, beating Glasgow in last year’s final, and also won the title in 2013. They became only the second team in history to retain the European Cup, winning it three times in four years between 2009 and 2012.

Brian O'Driscoll The Test

Brian O’Driscoll: The Test – book review

In The Test, Brian O’Driscoll takes the reader behind the scenes of his life from his childhood to his retirement from playing this year, dealing honestly with the most traumatic of…

London Welsh v Newcastle Falcons

Snap shots: The weekend’s best rugby pics

ON THE last weekend of league action before domestic rugby turns to Europe, the Aviva Premiership saw Leicester return to winning ways, as they beat Harlequins 22-16 on Friday night,…

Making a point: Israel Dagg (left) and Cory Jane are delighted to have retained the trophy

Saints and Sinners: The weekend’s talking points

The Saints The team to beat New Zealand’s bonus-point win against Argentina in La Plata enabled them to secure their third successive Rugby Championship crown with a game to spare.…

Joy and pain: Northampton's players celebrate their win while the Tigers are floored

Saints and Sinners: Rugby’s weekend talking points

The Saints Classic clash Some people are calling it the best Aviva Premiership game ever and the Northampton v Leicester semi-final certainly had drama, skill, physicality and passion by the…

Winging it: Leonardo Sarto scored Italy's try

Six Nations: Ireland 46-7 Italy

By Katie Field The match in 30 seconds Ireland will surely be crowned RBS Six Nations champions next weekend if they win in Paris, after running in seven tries to…

By George: Saracens hooker Jamie George was one of eight try-scorers

Saints and Sinners: The weekend’s talking points

By Katie Field The Saints Renaissance men Walloped 40-7 at home by Leinster in the Heineken Cup last weekend, Northampton Saints produced one of rugby’s all-time great comebacks to beat…