Leinster do the double as Scarlets go under in Dublin

Guinness Pro 14 Leinster v Scarlets at the Aviva Stadium - Special report by Iwan Lewis in Dublin and Alan Evans in Llanelli

IT was a close game according to the final score but the reality for those watching on TV sets and at the Aviva Stadium was that the Leinster side were just too damn good to cope with. No surprise given the out and out talent in the team and the sheer size of the squad in numbers. This is a wealthy...

Scarlets head coach Wayne Pivac praises ‘superb’ Tadgh Beirne

TADGH Beirne is enjoying something of a magical week and that’s still plenty more to come.

On Friday night the Dublin born loose forward featured in Scarlets’ emphatic Guinness PRO14 semi final victory over Glasgow Warriors to make their way to a second consecutive final, Saturday night he was named Fans’ Player of the Season and Players’ Player of the Season as well as receiving the award for Try of the Season at the region’s end of season celebrations.

Monday saw his...

All you need to know about Saturday’s Pro14 Final

AFTER 152 games only two teams remain in the race to be crowned as the first champions of Ireland, Italy, Scotland, South Africa and Wales at the Guinness PRO14 Final on May 26.

It has been another terrific season as the Guinness PRO14 continues to go from strength to strength with attendances up 16 per cent, another new try-scoring record set with a tally of 861 while in European competition teams from the Championship continued to best their rivals from other leagues.

The...

Guinness PRO14 Final Preview – Leinster Rugby v Scarlets

LEINSTER Rugby will face defending champions Scarlets in the 2018 Guinness PRO14 Final on Saturday, May 26 at 18:00.

There is a huge amount at stake for both teams.

Scarlets are aiming to become only the second back-to-back champions of the competition while Leinster Rugby can become the first team from the Championship to complete a European and domestic double after their recent Champions Cup win.

Victory for Leinster Rugby would also deliver their fifth title, a result which...

Scarlets match against Leinster postponed

UPDATE: The rearranged fixture has been scheduled for Friday (Mar 9).

THE scheduled match between the Scarlets and Leinster this Saturday (Mar 3) has been postponed due to the adverse weather conditions.

PRO14 confirmed that the Round 17 fixture and decision was made after consultation among PRO14 Rugby, Scarlets and Leinster due to severe weather warnings that remain in place across the UK, Ireland and Europe.

A spokesperson for Pro14 said: ''Due to the extreme weather and the...

Scarlets come up short at Leinster

SCARLETS suffered their second loss in a row on the road after Leinster ran out 20 - 13 winners at the RDS Arena in Dublin.

Both sides were missing a number of players due to international duty and injury but it was the men in blue who claimed maximum points in front of the home crowd.

It was the Welsh region who had the perfect start, with winger Johnny McNicholl going over in the corner after excellent hands from the backline. Fly-half Dan Jones converted from the touchline whilst...