Ulster’s Ruan Pienaar scores a try against Montpellier earlier this month. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Ruan Pienaar is among five players from Irish provinces included in a longlist announced today for the ERC European Player of the Year 2014 award. Pie(...)

Two inspirational figures, Ronan O’Gara and Paul O’Connell, discuss tactics during yesterday’s captain’s run in Montpellier. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Whatever way you look at it, Clermont have been the standout team in Europe this season. They are the Cup’s only unbeaten side and whether individu(...)