Owen Farrell of Saracens is hauled down by Julien Bardy of Clermont during the Champions Cup Pool 1 match at Stade Marcel Michelin yesterday. Photograph: Jamie McDonald/Getty Images

Owen Farrell gave Stuart Lancaster an injury scare on the eve of England’s Six Nations get-together as he hobbled off in the first half of Saracens’ d(...)

 Munster head coach Anthony Foley after the 33-10 Champions Cup defeat to Saracens at Allianz Park.  Photograph: Dan Sheridan / Inpho

A downbeat Anthony Foley could scarcely conceal his acute disappointment over Munster’s emphatic exit from the Champions Cup, thanks to a 33-10 defea(...)

 Munster’s Paul O’Connell is hit hard by Saracens number eight  Billy Vunipola at Allianz Park.  Photograph: James Crombie / Inpho

Saracens 33 Munster 10It was hard to describe this as the day the light went out because in truth Munster barely flickered. Saracens dominated for lon(...)

Billy Vunipola of Saracens. Vunipola will be one of Munster’s main challenges when they face Saracens at Allianz Park. Photograph: David Rogers/Getty Images

“They are demanding . . . not necessarily demanding of the finest rugby skills but they are demanding of passion . . . They want to see you wear your (...)

Conor Murray: neck injury means he will miss Munster’s final two pool games in the Champions Cup. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho.

Conor Murray has been ruled out of Munster’s two concluding European Champions Cup pool games, away to Saracens tomorrow and at home to Sale on Sunda(...)

Defeat for Munster on Saturday could mark the end of Paul O’Connell’s final European campaign. Photograph: INPHO/Dan Sheridan

The nearer Munster’s day of reckoning looms the starker their plight becomes. Defeat on Saturday to last season’s beaten Heineken Cup finalists Sarac(...)

Saracens secondrow George Kruis will miss the visit of Munster this weekend after he was banned for three weeks for a tip tackle. (Photograph: Stu Forster/Getty Images)

The Saracens forward George Kruis will be available for England’s Six Nations opener against Wales in Cardiff after he escaped with a three-week suspe(...)

England and Saracens lock George Kruis could be out for Munster’s vital Champions Cup fixture after he was cited for a tip tackle on Gloucester’s David Halaifonua. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)

The Saracens and England second row George Kruis may miss the start of the Six Nations after being cited for a tip tackle on the Gloucester wing David(...)

  Ben Ransom of Saracens wears an impact sensor behind his ear to help determine the effects of possible concussion during the Aviva Premiership match between Saracens and London Irish at Allianz Park on Saturday.  Photograph:  David Rogers/Getty Images

Saracens players wore sensors to measure the force and direction of impacts to the head during Saturday’s victory over London Irish. The gadgets, used(...)

All Black Dan Carter will join Racing Metro after next year’s World Cup in a deal worth a reported €1.67 million a year (Photograph: INPHO/Photosport/Andrew Cornaga)

Saracens are leading calls to scrap the Aviva Premiership salary cap, with chief executive Edward Griffiths claiming it “has served its purpose.”In a (...)