Wasps’ James Haskell is no Vunipola but he does damage, partly because of his physique but mainly because of his attitude. Photo: Laurence Griffiths/Getty

Limited Wasps are no Saracens and Leinster have the pedigree to prevail

Billy Vunipola of Saracens. Vunipola will be one of Munster’s main challenges when they face Saracens at Allianz Park. Photograph: David Rogers/Getty Images

Saracens home pitch one of the obstacles in next European Champions Cup clash

Wilson’s Hospital and St Gerard’s School observe a minute’s silence in memory of former Leinster Schools Administrator, Anne McInerney. Photograph: INPHO/Donall Farmer

The much-loved former Leinster Rugby Schools Administrator died on Sunday

Leinster’s Jordi Murphy: will soon get back to where he was having returned from a long injury lay-off. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Fringe players can also benefit from gaining game time at provincial level

I have long since felt that Connacht are a potential threat to Munster – both are the only real professional alternative west(ish)(...)

Munster’s Peter O’Mahony in a maul against Clermont Auvergne at Thomond Park. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Anthony Foley needs to maximise power of unit to compensate for individual weakness

Jonathon Sexton in action against Australia. Ireland’s current game is largely based upon the kicking tactics employed by the halfbacks, Sexton and Conor Murray. Photograph:   Ian Walton/Getty Images

Will Ireland’s current kicking strategy suffice when it comes to the latter stages?

Australia’s Phillip Hughes: died  two days after he was struck in the head by a ball. He had emergency surgery before being placed in an induced coma. Photo: Philip Brown/Reuters

The charity will raise awareness and generate support for those affected by catastrophic sports injuries

Ireland’s Rob Kearney tackles Israel Folau during Saturday’s international rugby match against Australia at the Aviva Stadium. Photograph: Cathal McNaughton/Reuters

Game bookended by massive and vital hits – first from Zebo, second from O’Connell

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