European Cup

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Connacht head coach Andy Friend: ‘We have the talent to improve, so it’s 100 per cent a mental thing.’ Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Connacht Rugby has set its seasonal goal as a top-two finish in its Guinness Pro14 Conference, which coach Andy Friend says will require a 90 per cent(...)

 Luke Marshall is one of several players to impress during Ulster’s recent run, including back-to-back wins over Toulouse. Photograph: Pascal Pavani/AFP/Getty

Rarely have the interprovincial festive derbies found Munster and Leinster at such a low ebb. Time was, and perhaps still is to a degree, when this w(...)

Clermont Auvergne training at Twickenham ahead of their European Champions Cup final against Toulon. They are hoping for their first European Cup victory. Photograph: Adrian Dennis/AFP/Getty Images

Ultimately, the rugby won out, or at any rate the occasions did. The semi-finals may have been taut arm wrestles, but the sight of the Clermont player(...)

Real Madrid goalkeeper Iker Casillas  during their Spanish first division soccer match against Atletico Madrid at Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid at the weekend. Photograph: Juan Medina/Reuters

Real Madrid begin the defence of the trophy that appears to have been forgotten after just six games. They waited 12 years to finally win their 10th E(...)