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(...)

Wasps’ Joe Launchbury in action against Leinster during the Champions Cup clash at the   RDS last year.  Photo:  David Rogers/Getty Images

Wasps have travelled a fair distance, both literally and metaphorically, over the past three years. Their journey has taken them from a position of ha(...)

Toulon’s Bryan Habana scores a try against Leinster in the Champions Cup semi-final last season. The clubs will meet in the group stage this time out. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

All roads lead to Lyon. The 60,000-capacity Grand Stade de Lyon has been announced as the venue for both the European Challenge Cup final on May 13th (...)

Ali Williams goes over for Toulon’s second try late in the Champions Cup quarter-final victory over Wasps at  Stade Félix Mayol. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Toulon 32 Wasps 18Error-strewn Toulon failed to convince but still stepped up their quest for a record-breaking third consecutive European title by ed(...)

Leinster player Dave Kearney receives treatment in the first minute of the game after being upended by Wasps flanker Ashley Johnson at the Ricoh Arena. Photograph: Stu Forster/Getty Images

Dave Kearney and Eoin Reddan are likely to miss the start of Ireland’s Six Nations title defence after suffering injuries as Leinster squeaked through(...)

Rarely has the Irish presence at Europe’s top table been so imperilled. As the last Irish team standing in the European Champions Cup, it is up to Lei(...)

Matt Hopper of Harlequins is tackled by Alapati Leiua and James Haskell of Wasps during the European Rugby Champions Cup match at Twickenham Stoop. Photograph: Bryn Lennon/Getty Images

Harlequins coach Conor O’Shea has warned Leinster that they will face a searching test when they travel to take on Wasps in next weekend’s crunch Cham(...)

Munster have announced fly half Ian Keatley has signed a new two year deal with the province, keeping him at Thomond Park until 2017. (Photograph: INPHO/James Crombie)

Ian Keatley has penned a two-year contract extension that will keep him at Munster until at least June 2017. The 27-year-old is one of four players to(...)

Leinster outhalf  Jimmy Gopperth: could be on his way to Wasps.  Photo:  Michael Steele/Getty Images

Northampton’s England hooker Dylan Hartley has been suspended for three weeks for elbowing Leicester’s Matt Smith in a Premiership match. Hartley, who(...)

Wasps and England second row Joe Launchbury will be out for up to four months following neck surgery

England second row Joe Launchbury is set to miss the Six Nations Championship after Wasps announced he will face up to four months out of action follo(...)