Robert Kitson names 11 provincial players in his all-time European Cup best XV, including former Munster number eight Anthony Foley. Photograph: Getty

Time-travelling is always a temptation at this time of year. This week sees the 20th showpiece final in European club rugby’s eventful history and, in(...)

The draws for the  European Rugby Champions Cup and   Challenge Cup Pool Draws took place in Neuchatel. Photograph:  Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Ulster, beaten quarter-finalists last season and beaten finalists in 2011, have been handed a brutal draw in the newly styled Rugby Champions Cup pool(...)

Visitors talk near Paul Cezanne’s ‘Les Pommes,’ during a preview of Sotheby’s  Impressionist and Modern Art Evening Sale at Sotheby’s in New York. Photograph: Mike Segar/Reuters

The first of New York’s famous spring auctions got off to a strong start with Sotheby’s solid sale of Impressionist and modern art last night t(...)