Michael Cheika answers a question at a news conference where he was announced as the new Australian  coach in Sydney. Photograpgh:  Jason Reed/Reuters

Ewen McKenzie’s resignation last weekend.Cheika. 47, will be in charge for the Wallabies’ European tour(...)

Forward momentum: Munster outhalf Ian Keatley has been named in Joe Schmidt’s Ireland squad. Photograph: Inpho

(...) challenging environment both in terms of the Pro12 and in European competition. So while youthful pedigree is(...)

Ulster coach Neil Doak: faces the reigning champions of France and Europe without long-term injured South African scrumhalf Ruan Pienaar and Irish locks Iain Henderson and Dan Touhy. Photograph: Inpho

Ulster coach Neil Doak without five key players for European Champions Cup clash against Toulon (...)

 Leinster’s Michael Bent did an  “outstanding job”  deputising for Mike Ross at short notice against Wasps. Photograph: Billy Stickland /  Inpho

Ross for next Sunday’s European Champions Cup game in Castres, Caputo drew on his own experiences as a(...)

Connacht fullback Darragh Leader has been called up to Ireland’s 37-man squad for the autumn internationals. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

(...) in Munster’s dramatic victory away to Sale in the opening round of the European Champions Cup(...)

Andrew Trimble picked up an injury to a big toe in the Pro12 game against Glasgow at Ravenhill. Photograph: Stephen Hamilton/Inpho/Presseye

(...) game against Glasgow on October 11th, in which he scored and missed the province’s opening European(...)

 Munster outhalf Ian Keatley  looks up after kicking the match-winning drop-goal against Sale Sharks during the European  Champions Cup clash at the  AJ Bell Stadium in Salford, England. Photo:  Gareth Copley/Getty Images

Currow is a rare talent who was the star turn for Ireland in the 2012 Under-20 World Cup. Nevertheless, a(...)

Darragh Fanning scores one of his two tries against Wasps on Sunday. Photograph: Billy Stickland / Inpho

European rugby.Two tries against Wasps at the weekend and almost a third has eased that burden of want and(...)

Munster coach Anthony Foley: “I don’t think there’s ever been a score between Munster and Saracens, they’ve always between tight encounters.” Photo: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

(...) weekend of the new European Champions Cup and victory on Friday against last year’s finalists would leave(...)

Connacht coach Pat Lam: “We cannot afford to be carrying niggles going into Ospreys, which is our bread and butter.” Photo: James Crombie/Inpho

Fresh from Connacht’s bonus point European Challenge Cup win over La Rochelle, coach Pat Lam(...)