Ulster’s Chris Henry has played in just one game in the past six weeks after injuring his shoulder against Toulouse in December. Photograph: Darren Kidd/Inpho/Presseye

It’s not just youth that suffers from impetuosity. Chris Henry sustained a shoulder injury that he initially thought relatively innocuous, before pla(...)

Ulster’s new signing Marcell Coetzee in action for the Sharks. Photograph: Getty Images

Ulster have confirmed the signing of South Africa international back row forward Marcell Coetzee on a three-year contract. The 24-year-old has been c(...)

South Africa’s flanker Marcell Coetzee in  action against Ireland in 2014. Photograph: Getty Images

Ulster Rugby will confirm the signing of South African flanker Marcell Coetzee in the coming weeks according to media reports in the province. Having(...)

Leinster outhalf Johnny Sexton gets treatment before leaving the field injured in the Champions Cup game against Wasps at the Ricoh Arena in Coventry. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Wasps 51 Leinster 10 Twelve months since Johnny Sexton was stood down for 12 weeks by neurologist Dr Jean-François Cherman, concussion has revisited (...)

Leinster’s Rhys Ruddock has been selected to partner Devon Toner at secondrow for the trip to the Ricoh Arena in Coventry. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Wasps v Leinster,  Saturday, Ricoh Arena, 3.15 (Live BT Sports 2) It’s a Leinster team drawn in the image of both Joe Schmidt and Leo Cullen a(...)

Munster supporters may baulk at the idea of renaming Thomond Park but the windfall could assist in the province’s recruitment drive. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Munster Rugby’s decision to employ a consultant to examine the feasibility and provide direction in trying to sell the naming rights of Thomond Park (...)

New Zealand’s Jonah Lomu  is tackled by Ireland’s Denis Hickie in a 2001 Test match. Photograph: Patrick Bolger/Inpho

The athletics honours board at Wesley College, Pukekohe, in Auckland offers a poignant testimonial to the late Jonah Lomu. In one year at junior le(...)

Charles Piutau runs at the Leinster defence. Piutau is one of a number of excellent signings made by Wasps in the summer. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Sport being a business, the first thing that came to mind after Sunday’s game at the RDS was Dai Young had the opposite pre-season experience to Le(...)

Leinster coach Leo Cullen said his team’s performance against Wasps in the European Champions Cup at the RDS was “pretty awful”. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho.

A week for Leinster ended the way it always seemed to have been heading. As Leo Cullen counted the frontline players that were not available – Rob (...)

Leinster’s Jonathan Sexton appeals to the referee during the European Champions Cup defeat to Wasps at the RDS. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA

Leinster 6 Wasps 33 Slow, painful season coming. Not even in Leo Cullen’s worst nightmare could he have foreseen this record home European defe(...)