Published: 12:22 | 9/6/21

Cullen relishing fans return

Leinster head coach Leo Cullen says he and the players are looking forward to welcoming fans back to the RDS for their Rainbow Cup clash with Dragons on Friday night (LIVE one eir sport 1 from 8pm).

Leinster chances of reaching the Rainbow Cup final were extinguished with the 15-12 defeat to Glasgow Warriors at Scotstoun last Friday, but Cullen insists there is still plenty to play for in their final game of the season.

“It’s our last home game and we are hoping to have 1,200 people at the RDS, the first time we have had a crowd for a long, long time,” he said.

“The guys will be keen to put on a good show and they will also be keen to give the players who are leaving a good send-off.

“There is plenty of motivation for us regardless of whether there is anything tangible to play for. 

"There is always something at stake, plenty for our guys to play for.”

Image: Sportsfile

***See FIVE LIVE Rainbow Cup games on eir sport this weekend.

Coetzee not taking things for granted

15:22 | 17/6/21

Bulls captain Marcell Coetzee has warned his teammates against complacency as they prepare to face Benetton in Saturday's PRO14 Rainbow Cup Final, live on eir s...

Gavin Coombes wins Munster accolade

11:09 | Today

Gavin Coombes has been named Munster Rugby Men’s Player of the Year for the 2020/21 season.

Six join Connacht exodus

11:41 | 9/6/21

A further six players are to leave Connacht following the conclusion of their 2020-21 campaign, the club has announced.

Lancaster praises Porter reaction to injury

18:13 | 8/6/21

Leinster assistant coach Stuart Lancaster has praised Andrew Porter's reaction to the injury that has ruled him out of this summer's Lions tour to South Africa.

Connacht sign Greg McGrath

15:04 | 17/6/21

Connacht have announced the signing of Greg McGrath from Leinster Rugby.

Top Stories

Notice for Customers

14:43 | 17/6/21

Please note that eir sport 2 will cease broadcasting on the 20th July. There is no change to eir sport 1 which continues to broadcast.

Ulster pull out of Nakarawa deal

14:15 | 10/6/21

Ulster have pulled out of a proposed deal to sign Glasgow Warriors forward Leone Nakarawa following an issue with his medical.

What’s in the eir sport pack?

We’ve got heart-stopping action, with Guinness PRO14 , SSE Airtricity League, FA Cup, Allianz Leagues GAA, Wimbledon, Roland Garros, Masters golf and more...