Monday 7 April, 2014
The New Zealander was forced to tear up his plans and start again after just four minutes against Saracens.
It was a rollercoaster weekend of rugby with plenty of ups in Thomond Park.
Sunday 6 April, 2014
Jamie Heaslip said the loss is hard to take, but admits that Toulon were better in most facets of the game.
If you think you were disappointed watching the Heineken Cup today, spare a thought for these guys.
The reigning champions always looked to be a step ahead of their predecessors today.
The winger had felt that everything was in place for Ulster this year.
Can Leinster bring a Heineken Cup semi-final to Dublin? Or will Munster have to head to Marseille.
Ulster captain told his players that beating Saracens would have been a greater achievement than winning the World Cup, but it was not to be.
Leinster will have to topple the reigning champions to maintain an interest in the Heineken Cup.
Saturday 5 April, 2014
Jared Payne’s early red card turned the tide irreversibly in Saracens’ favour.
We’re going minute-by-minute from the new Grandstand in Ravenhill as Ulster try to take their place in the semi-finals.
12 months on from their last meeting in Twickenham, the northern province welcome the Premiership leaders for a special night in Ravenhill.
Despite their separate successful histories, the fixture has only been played four times in the Heineken Cup.
Friday 4 April, 2014
The Leinster head coach has recent experience of taking on the European champions.
Thursday 3 April, 2014
Emmet McGuckin is the only survivor in Brian McIver’s high flying Oak Leaf side.
The number eight can’t get enough of the business end of the season.
Wednesday 2 April, 2014
‘It’s hard to put a decent spin on it,’ says the experienced scrum-half.
The winger has moved from international outsider to match-winner during the course of this season.
Tuesday 1 April, 2014
The hooker is counting the minutes to Saturday’s Heineken Cup quarter-final at Ravenhill.
Rory Best will also return to the side allowing Mark Anscombe to pick a full-strength squad.
“If we kick badly to these guys they will really hurt you,” says Leinster and Ireland coach Richie Murphy.
Monday 31 March, 2014
The Black Cats rallied after falling 2 – 0 down, but it was a case of too little too late.
‘New challenge, but the same principles’: Jennings calls on Leinster to manage emotion on trip to Toulon
The flanker admits that the reigning champions could prove Leinster’s toughest opponent to date, but that will not mean a change in approach.
The forwards coach has been named the new director of rugby with the club he has previously represented as a player and a coach.
The trio have modified training loads early this week, but will be fit and ready for Sunday’s clash with the champions.
Sunday 16 March, 2014
Put down that ice-pack and get your tux on for our big end-of-Championship awards bash.
They’ll have a little extra luggage than they left with.
Here’s where we all wish we were tonight.
Saturday 15 March, 2014
The captain doesn’t sound like a man ready to stop at two championship medals.
When will we see his likes again?
The great centre vowed to give Ireland one more year and he has delivered.
We went minute-by-minute as Ireland went in search of silverware in France.
The toughest of them all.
These fans really take their work seriously.
Scotland are headed for a trouncing in Cardiff.
… and then there were three.
Friday 14 March, 2014
Tom loves a bit of dessert.
It was not all good news for Ulster, Ruan Pienaar appeared to injure his arm in the 26 – 13 win.
Here are the tries from Ulster’s 26 – 13 win in the Pro12 tonight.
Gillian Bourke scored the first two tries France have conceded in this year’s Championship, but Ireland came up just short.
There’s nothing quite like Paris in the springtime.