Telusa Veainu dives to score one of Leicester’s six tries against Stade Francais. Photograph: Inpho

Leicester Tigers 41 Stade Francais 13 Vereniki Goneva’s try brace helped Leicester Tigers thump woeful Stade Francais 41-13 at Welford Road to book t(...)

Leicester  director of rugby Richard Cockerill: “I would much rather not play like Kevin Keegan’s Newcastle and just score one more than the others.” Photograph: David Rogers/Getty Images

Richard Cockerill, the director of rugby who has seen Leicester through a variety of different playing styles over the years, makes no apology for th(...)

Anthony Foley: “You take the scoreline out of it you’re seeing a team play with a lot of ambition, trying to do the right things.” Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

The final scoreline tells no lies but the feeling Munster were considerably closer to Leicester than the bald outcome suggests was reinforced by the L(...)

Richard Cockerill, Leicester director of rugby: chuffed with the grit, cohesion and workrate of his team in Thomond Park victory last weekend. Photograph: David Rogers/Getty Images

Examining the runes of previous contests and taking solace from the fact that the away side – the 2002 Heineken Cup final at the Millennium stadium d(...)

Munster’s Robin Copeland fends off the tackle from  Graham Kitchener of Leicester Tigers at Thomond Park. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Munster 19 Leicester Tigers 31 Richard Cockerill, the Leicester Tigers director of rugby of all people, denied that this seemingly comprehensive defe(...)

Paul Burke in action for Leicester against Munster: “From my experience playing for Munster, nothing fires the players more than the prospect of someone entering their territory with aspirations.”  Photograph: Stu Forster/Getty Images

Paul Burke looked to his past to secure his future. Epsom College took the boy and made him a man and now that man has returned to further the rugby (...)

Toulouse’s French fullback Maxime Medard  scores a try against Oyonnax in the Champions Cup. Photograph: Pascal Pavani/AFP/Getty Images

It was left to Ospreys to haul a solitary scrap of pride among Pro12 sides from a weekend in which all seven teams in action in the Champions Cup left(...)

All Black Brendan O’Connor (centre) goes straight into the Leicester backrow. Photograph: Martin Hunter/Getty Images.

Leicester will face an immediate stern test of their European Champions Cup credentials when they kick off this season’s tournament against French (...)

New Leinster coach Leo Cullen at a press conference in UCD. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Undoubtedly fast-tracked, Leo Cullen as head coach doesn’t come as a surprise to those who have known him longest. His formal appointment by Leinster (...)

 Anthony Allen of Leicester Tigers has been forced to retire due to injury. Photograph: David Jones/Getty Images

Former England centre Anthony Allen has been forced to retire “at the peak of his career” aged just 28 after long-running knee problems. The ex-Glouce(...)