Sean Maitland

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The Connacht squad train at the Sportsground in Galway, ahead of their play-off later this month. Photograph: Inpho

Connacht’s play-off for next season’s Champions Cup will take place on Saturday May 20th, in Franklin’s Gardens or Kingsholm. That will depend on whe(...)

 Munster scrumhalf Duncan Williams box kicks during the  Champions Cup semi-final against Saracens at the Aviva Stadium. Photograph: David Rogers/Getty Images.

Munster’s perceived over-reliance on a kicking game as a primary attacking gambit during their 26-10 Champions Cup semi-final defeat against Saracens (...)

 Chris Wyles goes over to score Saracens’ second try in the Champions Cup semi-final against Munster  at the Aviva Stadium. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Munster 10 Saracens 26 The final scoreline brooks no argument, Saracens deserving winners, because in the game-defining moments they managed to conve(...)

 Stuart Hogg manages to prevent Chris Ashton from touching down during Saracens’ comfortable Champions Cup win over Glasgow. Photograph: Matthew Lewis/Getty

Saracens 38 Glasgow Warriors 15 Saracens will face Munster in the semi-finals of the Champions Cup after bringing Glasgow’s European adventure to a h(...)

Alun Wyn Jones: “You have to try and get into the mind of the opposition,” said the Welsh captain, “but it’s very easy to overthink these things.” Photograph: Adrian Dennis/AFP/Getty Images

Alun Wyn Jones says Wales must be ready to “expect the unexpected” when they chase a 10th successive victory over Scotland on Saturday. Wales will ar(...)

John Barclay in action against France at the Stade de France. Photograph: Getty Images

Flanker John Barclay will captain Scotland for the first time in seven years in their Six Nations clash with Wales at Murrayfield on Saturday, taking(...)

Louis Picamoles celebrates with Camille Lopez after France edged out Scotland in Paris. Photograph: AFP/ Simon Christophe

France 22 Scotland 16 Another near miss to add to the collection. Bloodied, but unbowed, Scotland eventually succumbed to France’s suffocating power(...)

 Stuart Hogg runs in his second try against Ireland at Murrayfield. Photograph:  Stu Forster/Getty Images

The French game in Dublin now looks like the make-or-break moment in Ireland’s season. There are no certainties in life, but a bonus point win in Rom(...)

Nearly every Scottish backline move was a double-skip to fullback Stuart Hogg. Photograph: Paul Ellis/AFP/Getty Images

William Shakespeare’s words “What’s past is prologue” are engraved in Washington DC as a gentle reminder that history is but the introduction. Ireland(...)

Dejection: Ireland’s Robbie Henshaw, Conor Murray and Paddy Jackson after the defeat to Scotland at Murrayfield. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Watching Conor Murray has never been so grim, and still his performance was sprinkled with enough moments of brilliance to keep the faith. Follow the(...)

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