Fiji scrumhalf Nikola Matawalu drops the ball agonisingly short of the line after a blistering run down the right wing. Photograph: Dylan Martinez/Reuters

England 35 Fiji 11 The final scoreline misrepresents the performances of both teams, flattering England somewhat and taunting Fiji, but what it does a(...)

Canada captain Jamie Cudmore: “What we lack in those areas we definitely make up for with a lot of passion and a lot of aggression.” Photograph: Getty Images

After ‘logging’ one day as a 17-year-old, Jamie Cudmore went for a beer with his boss and some fellow loggers, as they did. “My boss played for a loca(...)

John Muldoon is set to make his 250th connacht sppearance against Glasgow Warriors on Friday night. Photograph: Inpho

Kieran Marmion will start from the benchfor Connacht’s trip to play defending Pro 12 champions Glasgow Warriors on Friday night. Scrum half Marmion, w(...)

Scotland’s Sean Lamont is the only player to retain his place after last weekend’s win over Italy. Photograph: Getty Images

John Barclay will make his first Scotland start since November 2013 after being named in the team to face Italy in Saturday’s third World Cup warm-(...)

Phil MacKenzie, who was impressive in the recent World Rugby Pacific Nations Cup, has been named in Canada’s 31-man squad for the Rugby World Cup. Photo: Vaughn Ridley/Getty Images)

Kieran Crowley has named his 31-man Canada squad for Rugby World Cup 2015, one that contains 18 players who have never experienced the global tourname(...)

Anhtony Foley believes last year’s pro 12 final defeat will make Munster stronger this time out. Photograph: Inpho

The disappointment of losing last season’s Guinness Pro12 final will be a galvanising force for Munster ahead of the new campaign that begins in a for(...)

Ireland’s provinces in the Champions Cup draw will be hoping to avoid three-in-a-row champions Toulon. Photograph: Getty

The draws for the 2015-2016 Champions Cups and European Challenge Cup will be made in Neuchatel, Switzerland , at 1.15pm today and be viewed live on e(...)

 Face off: Munster captain  Denis Hurley and Glasgow Warriors’ captain Josh Strauss   ahead of today’s Guinness Pro12 final in  Kingspan Stadium, Belfast. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

It wasn’t quite meant to be like this, for Ulster desperately wanted to showcase their team as well as their impressively redeveloped home ground. Bu(...)

Glasgow outhalf Finn Russell converts DTH van der Merwe’s late try to put his side in the lead in their Guinness Pro 12 game against Ulster at Scotstown. Photo: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Glasgow Warriors 16 Ulster 14 Glasgow Warriors booked their place in the final of the Guinness Pro12 after defeating favourites Ulster in a thrilling (...)

Ulster have made 11 changes for the Pro12 semi-final. Photo: Russell Pritchard/Inpho

Ulster have welcomed back 11 players who did not feature in last weekend’s defeat against Glasgow, for their Pro12 semi-final against the same opposit(...)