Tommy Bowe in action during Ulster’s recent Pro12 victory over Edinburgh. Photograph: Darren Kidd/Presseye/Inpho.

Senior members in the Ulster squad including Tommy Bowe were consulted before Neil Doak was appointed coach in the wake of a provincial cleanout of p(...)

David Gannon is one of a number of Irish natives expected to play for US Eagles. Photograph: Inpho.

Some wild geese may not be returning. There is a gaggle of them playing rugby on the American collegiate circuit and former Blackrock outhalf (someti(...)

Gerry and Kate McCann: Mr McCann said they did not read  online abuse because it was too ”upsetting”.  Photograph: John Stillwell/PA Wire

A woman who was accused of targeting internet abuse at Madeleine McCann’s parents has been found dead in a hotel. Brenda Leyland (63) was ident(...)

Leicester Tigers coach Richard Cockerill fears that unless officials get a grasp on foul play, players will start to dive to draw penalties and cards. Photograph:   David Davies/PA Wire.

Rugby faces a potential rise in cynical dives and play-acting unless the directives given to referees and television match officials are re-examined, (...)

Northampton Saints Alex Corbisiero is tackled by Wasps Ashley Johnson. The former will be out of action until the near year. Photograph: David Davies/PA Wire.
Alex Corbisiero out until new year
  • Rugby
  • September 30, 2014, 12:55

Alex Corbisiero will miss England’s autumn Tests after suffering a shoulder injury.The Northampton prop was hurt during Saints’ 31-24 Aviva Premiersh(...)

Munster’s Keith Earls hands off Cian Healy of Leinster during a derby game. Photograph:  Billy Stickland/Inpho

You name it: Crusaders v Chiefs, Leicester v Northampton, Bath v Gloucester or Bristol, Clermont v Toulouse, the Parisien derby, Sharks v Bulls, Warat(...)

Manchester United’s Robin van Persie celebrates after scoring a goal against West Ham United. He believes that United’s strikers can instil fear in the opposition. Photograph:  Darren Staples/Rueters

Robin van Persie believes Manchester United’s formidable attacking force will instil fear into their rivals.United boss Louis van Gaal has added Rada(...)

Grenoble’s centre Chris Farrell scores during the match against Racing Métro. Photograph: Jean-Pierre Clatot/AFP/Getty

In France’s Top 14, Grenoble continued their impressive home form with a win over Racing Métro in Stade des Alpes. The 27-25 victory handed the Irish(...)

 Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge could return from a thigh injury to play some part in the Merseyside derby on Saturday. Photograph: Alex Livesey/Getty Images

SATURDAY Arsenal (4) v Tottenham (9) Arsenal expect to have midfielder Mathieu Flamini back from a dead leg. Defenders Kieran Gibbs and Per Merte(...)

  Radamel Falcao (centre) replaces Juan Mata  to make his his Man Utd debut against QPR. Photograph: Peter Powell/EPA

Radamel Falcao hopes to bag his first Premier League goal against Leicester next weekend after drawing a blank on his Manchester United debut.Angel d(...)