Munster’s Simon Zebo tackled by WP Nel and Ollie Atkins of Edinburgh at Thomond Park Photograph: Dan Sheridan / Inpho

Munster 13 Edinburgh 14 The Anthony Foley era got off to a disappointing start at a poorly attended Thomond Park as they struggled to recover f(...)

Leinster’s Seán O’Brien is tackled by Alasdair Dickinson of Edinburgh during the RaboDirect Pro12 game at the  RDS. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Leinster 15 Edinburgh 13: There’s a strong argument for this being Leinster’s worst showing of the entire campaign. But they survived to finish top of(...)

     England’s Alex Goode and Jamie Roberts of Wales in last March’s game at the Millennium Stadium. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

It’s back. Unlike the Tri-Nations, it may not scale the heights of the ridiculous quality evident in the South Africa-New Zealand showdown in Johannes(...)

Glasgow Warriors flanker  Chris Fusaro in action  during the Heineken Cup clash against Exeter   at Sandy Park. Photograph:  Tim Ireland/PA

Scotland head coach Scott Johnson has named uncapped duo Dougie Fife and Chris Fusaro in his 36-man squad for the Six Nations.Edinburgh winger Fife is(...)

Edinburgh’s Tim Visser is tackled by Treviso’s Manoa Vosawai last weekend. Photograph: Russell Cheyne/Inpho

Scotland wing Tim Visser faces up to four months on the sidelines with a broken leg.The Dutchman went off injured during Edinburgh’s RaboDirect Pro12 (...)

Northampton’s Stephen Myler is tackled by Ospreys Richard Hibbard  at Franklins Gardens. Photograph: David Davies/PA Wire

Northampton kick-started their Heineken Cup campaign with a priceless 27-16 victory over Ospreys at Franklin’s Gardens that put them firmly back in t(...)

Greig Laidlaw (9) of Edinburgh celebrates with Tim Visser (left), Wicus Blaauw and Jack Cuthbert after that surprising defeat of Munster at Murrayfield on Saturday. Photograph: Ian MacNicol/Getty Images

The ERC, under siege from all quarters, must have heaved a huge, collective sigh of relief. At last some rugby, and the Heineken Cup needed to do its (...)

Munster’s Paul O’Connell looks dejected as Edinburgh celebrate their victory at the final whistle at Murrayfield. Photo: Dan Sheridan/Inphot

The Japanese call it senshoubyou. Victory disease. At some stage, days before Saturday’s shockingly inept performance, Munster’s collective mindset fa(...)

Greig Laidlaw has been named as Scotland captain for the Test against South Africa in Nelspruit. Photograph:  Steve Haag/Gallo Images/Getty Images

Scotland named three new caps in their starting team for Saturday’s Test against South Africa in Nelspruit.Coach Scott Johnson has made seven changes (...)

 Maxime Medard of France celebrates after scoring a try during the Six Nations match against Scotland at Stade de France. Photograph: Scott Heavey/Getty Images

France finally collected their first win of the Six Nations campaign at the Stade de France as two quickfire tries proved decisive against Sco(...)