Johnny Sexton receives attention against Australia at the Aviva Stadium in November. Photograph: Colm O’Neill/Inpho

Ireland and Racing Metro 92 outhalf Jonathan Sexton is still struggling with the effects of a concussion sustained almost a month ago while playing f(...)

Matt Giteau was voted best player in France last season as Toulon won the Top 14 and Heineken Cup double. Photograph: Remy Gabalda/ AFP/Getty Images

As the cards fell badly this week for Paddy Jackson and his international career, the arrival of Toulon and Matt Giteau to Belfast seems freighted wit(...)

Leinster coach Matt O’Connor: Has opted for Jimmy Gopperth at outhalf for the visit to Toulon. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Toulon v Leinster Stade Felix Mayol, Sunday, 4.30pm Live Sky Sports 3 This it then, Leinster’s season-defining game and the acid test of t(...)

 Toulon outhalf Frederic Michalak:  “They are awesome, a team that contains 20 players, including (Brian) O’Driscoll who helped Ireland win the Six Nations.” Photo:  David Rogers/Getty Images

Matt O’Connor won’t publicly reveal his hand for Sunday’s Heineken Cup quarter-final against Toulon at the Stade Felix Mayol (4.30, Irish time) unt(...)

 Leinster’s Shane Jennings in action against Munster last Saturday. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Team sport often comes down to a series of individual tussles within the framework of a match. Rugby is no differ(...)

Cardiff’s Robin Copeland takes on Exeter’s Ceri Sweeney and Jack Yeandle during the Heineken Cup, Pool Two match at Cardiff Arms Park last weekend.

Robin Copeland is something of a rugby troubadour, a journey that has taken him from the minis at Gorey RFC to Kilkenny College, stopping off at St Ma(...)

Brian O’Driscoll’s disciplinary hearing into an alleged stamping offence  will take place in London this morning.

Brian O’Driscoll will have his citing charge heard in London today by an RBS Six Nations Disciplinary panel. The 34-year-ol(...)