Luke Fitzgerald in action against Bath: “I’d say absolutely not; the last thing we need is a break. We need to throw ourselves into it at this stage.” Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

(...) squad. What the guys up top – Leo [Cullen], Girvan [Dempsey] and Fogs [John Fogarty] – are doing is all(...)

Bath drive over on their way to a penalty try in their European Champions Cup victory over Leinster at the Recreation Ground, Bath, on Saturday. Photograph:  Dan Sheridan/Inpho

(...) interpretation of referee Jérôme Garcès – he had a fine match – least of all Leinster’s scrum coach, John Fogarty(...)

  Robbie Henshaw: “I’m not making any decisions yet at the moment. I’m just waiting until all the options come in and then I’m going to assess what is the best for my career.”

Robbie Henshaw reiterated his intention to examine all his options in relation to where he’ll be playing his rugby next season, admitting that it is u(...)

Nathan White will make his 50th appearance for the province. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Connacht’s protracted pilgrimage to Siberia and back was unexpectedly extended by 66 hours on the way home in what proved to be a seven-day round t(...)

Leinster coach Leo Cullen: “There are areas we can fix that are very much in our control.” Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

The mental torment of last Sunday’s 33-6 defeat to Wasps has been exacerbated by a physical tariff ahead of tomorrow’s Champions Cup pool match agains(...)

New Zealand’s Jonah Lomu  is tackled by Ireland’s Denis Hickie in a 2001 Test match. Photograph: Patrick Bolger/Inpho

The athletics honours board at Wesley College, Pukekohe, in Auckland offers a poignant testimonial to the late Jonah Lomu. In one year at junior le(...)

Iain Henderson: had surgery on a finger damaged in Ireland’s World Cup quarter-final defeat to Argentina

Iain Henderson could potentially make Ulster’s match day squad for the Champions Cup clash with Saracens at Kingspan stadium tomorrow night just 4½ w(...)

Munster’s Francis Saili is tackled by Braam Steyn of Benetton Treviso during Saturday’s Champions Cup game at Thomond Park. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho.

European Champions Cup Munster 32 (Tries: Botha, Stander, Casey, Zebo. Cons: Keatley 3. Pens: Keatley 2.) Benetton Treviso 7 Try: Steyn, Con: Hayward.(...)

Ulster’s Darren Cave will line out in the centre alongside Luke Marshall. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

There were rumblings last week that Oyonnax players were very unhappy with head coach Olivier Azam and on Thursday the club rolled the dice by firi(...)

Francis Saili, who has won two New Zealand caps, is expected to be a game breaker for Munster. Photograph: Inpho.

Pool Four Munster v Benetton Treviso Thomond Park Saturday, 5.15pm Sky Sports 5 Sport often defies pre-match expectation but any deviation from a M(...)