The father of a man who took his own life told an inquest he believes his son died because he was not “happy about how he was being treated by the Sta(...)

Scotland outhalf Finn Russell will need to be pivotal against Wales on Sunday if they are to recover from last week’s defeat in Paris. Photograph: David Rogers/Getty Images

Two teams face each other at Murrayfield on Sunday on the back of opening-round defeats, but there is a marked difference in their psyches.Scotland h(...)

Connacht’s Danie Poolman scores his side’s second try against the Dragons. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho
Connacht hit the ground running
  • Pro12
  • September 6, 2014, 19:20

Connacht 16 Newport Gwent Dragons 11Connacht opened the new Guinness Pro12 campaign with an encouraging victory over the Newport Gwent Dragons in Galw(...)

Connacht v Dragons The Sportsground, 5.0pm Pending the autumnal arrival of the experienced cavalry from the southern hemisphere, Connacht are (...)

Owen Farrell of Saracens celebrates after scoring the third try of  the Heineken Cup semi-final against Clermont Auvergne at Twickenham. Photograph:  David Rogers/Getty Images

Saracens 46 Clermont Auvergne 6 Rampant Sarac(...)

A file photo of former footballer Andy Cole. Lee Patrick Byrne and Gregory Horan will be sentenced at Manchester Minshull Street Crown Court today after the former Manchester United footballer was racially abused on a plane. Photograph: PA

Two men will be sentenced today after former Manchester United footballer Andy Cole was racially abused on a plane. Cole (42) was returni(...)

Jonathan Davies has agreed to join Clerrmont.

Wales and Scarlets centre Jonathan Davies has ended speculation about his playing future by agreeing a two-year contract with French club Clermont Auv(...)

Casey Laulala is in the second year of a two-year deal with Munster but would like to extend his stay. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

For much of last season Casey Laulala did not really look like the class act Munster had acquired. In the previous three seasons Laulala had been Card(...)

Toulon’s  Delon Armitage dives in for the decisive try after outrunning  Brock James of Clermont Auvergne in the Heineken Cup final  at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin. Photograph: Stu Forster/Getty Images

Toulon 16 Clermont Auvergne 15: Did Clermont Auvergne freeze once again in sight of the winning post? That’s the accusation they’ll face as they co(...)

Ronan O’Gara shows his emotions after Munster’s Heineken Cup semi-final defeat to Clermont Auvergne in Montpellier. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Munster outhalf Ronan O’Gara, the record points scorer and most-capped player in Heineken Cup history, would not be drawn on whether Saturday’(...)