Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino during training in Baku. Photograph: Peter Cziborra/Reuters

(...) for Algeria against Tanzania last week in a World Cup qualifier, which has re-aggravated his nagging(...)

Cardiff Blues’ Matthew Rees (No 16) is sent off for a stamp on Harlequins’ Nick Easter during the European Challenge Cup match at Cardiff Arms Park. The former Wales captain has received a seven-week ban for the incident. Photograph:  Nick Potts/PA Wire

(...) happened seven minutes from time during their European Challenge Cup defeat against Quins at the Arms Park(...)

Paul Casey has precluded himself form selection for Europe’s 2016 Ryder cup side. Photograph: Afp

The biggest loser from Paul Casey’s decision to preclude himself from Ryder Cup inclusion is not(...)

Kieran Marmion has signed a new two-year deal with Connacht. Photograph: inpho

(...) 2012 and picked up his first Ireland cap in 2014. He was a member of Joe Schmidt’s original Rugby World(...)

Joe Hart is hoping Manchester City can tie up their Champions League group when they play Juventus in Turin on Wednesday night. Photograph: Reuters

(...) signs of letting up. He’s won the World Cup, he’s done the lot. He’s a real inspiration, and every time(...)

Gary Cahill and Kurt Zouma both scored for Chelsea in their 4-0 win over Maccabi Tel-Aviv. Photograph: Getty
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  • November 25, 2015, 08:30

(...)’Arcy looks at the early season struggles of Leinster and the provinces in the Champions Cup, something he(...)

 Josh van der Flier breaks through to score Leinster’s try during the  Champions Cup loss to Bath  at the Recreation Ground. Photograph: David Davies/PA Wire.

(...) getting Brad Thorn on a temporary basis after the 2011 World Cup. The IRFU view remains undimmed – if a(...)

Leinster’s Seán Cronin is looking forward to coming up against Ulster’s Rory Best this weekend. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

(...) not thinking about Ireland now, with Best and Ulster looming large. “The World Cup was disappointing(...)

Clare Shine: “I think the staff know exactly what Spain are going to be like so everyone will be ready for it.” Photograph: Gary Carr/Inpho

(...) a whisker of a European title five years ago then made the quarter-finals at the World Cup in(...)

John Muldoon: “I’d be lying if I said I wouldn’t love to win in Munster before I retire, it’s one of the places where I have never won at senior level.” Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

(...) formative table heavily affected by the World Cup. “With teams getting back their internationals and us(...)