Stephen Ferris injured his left ankle in training but is expected to back for Leinster game in a fortnight’s time.

The inclusion of the words ankle injury in a sentence that contains the name Stephen Ferris induces a sharp intake of breath and not (...)

Munster’s Dave Foley gets stuck into Jonny Gray of Glasgow Warriors during the first half at Thomond Park. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Munster 5 Glasgow Warriors 22 Glasgow Warriors became the first team to win at Thomond Park this season as they took the scalp of the Heineken (...)

 Carlin Isles of the United States has signed for Glasgow Warriors.  Photograph:  Ethan Miller/Getty Images

Glasgow Warriors have pulled off a major coup by landing USA international Sevens star Carlin Isles until at least May 2015, subject to a visa (...)


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Ireland’s Peter O’Mahony battles with Jim Hamilton of Scotland during last year’s Six Nations encounter at Murrayfield. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho


RBS Six Nations Championship 24/2/2013Scotland vs IrelandIreland’s Peter O’Mahony with Jim Hamilton of Scotland Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Dan Sheridan

There is, apparently, a feel good factor within Scottish sport again which hadn’t been there for much of the downbeat noughties. Aside from Andy Murra(...)

Dave McSharry: returns to the Connacht line-up for   a first start in ten months.

Pat Lam might legitimately wonder when he’s due a change in fortune but he might also concede that Connacht need to be more creative in their patterns(...)

JJ Hanrahan and Keith Earls  training with Munster at Cork Institute of Technology. Photo: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

A return trip to Scotland is liable to induce a fairly spooky feeling within Munster ranks. Not alone is there the relatively recent memory of their H(...)

Montpellier’s livewire Jonathan Pelissie could play a vital role in Pool 5. Photograph: Getty

POOL 1Castres OlympiqueBest: semi-finalists 2001-02.ERC European Ranking: 25.HC record: Pl 58, Wins 23, Draws 1, Losses 34.Suffering second season syn(...)

Ian Porter starts for Ulster at scrumhalf after his match-winning cameo off the bench against Leinster in pre-season. Photograph: Darren Kidd/Inpho/Presseye

Off and on the pitch, Ulster’s season is still taking shape. Nevertheless, last week’s opening defeat away to the Dragons intensifies their need to ma(...)

Harlequins and England wing Ugo Monye (right) attends the opening of the new BT Sport Studio at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in London.  Photograph: John Phillips/PA Wire

BT Sport has found a way past Sky Sports ban on screening its rival broadcaster’s adverts after signing a four-year shirt sponsorship deal with two o(...)

The more flamboyant, freestyle rugby Leinster play, the harder they plan it. The more off the cuff their running game appears, the greater they wil(...)

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