French Top 14

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Pool 1 after the draw for next year’s Heineken Cup in  Lausanne, Switzerland. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

So much for the elevated status of Leinster as this year’s European champions and one of the protected top seeds for next season’s Heineken Cup. Coa(...)

Ulster’s Charles Piutau. Photograph: Brian Little/Inpho

Ulster v Ospreys, Kinspan Stadium, Sunday, 3.05pm - Live BBC & S4C Given all that has transpired on and off the pitch this season, the last thing(...)

The Leinster Rugby Squad at training in UCD, Dublin. Photograph: Oisin Keniry/ INPHO

I love Bruce Springsteen. “The Boss”, as Springsteen is universally known, has woven his poetry of love, heartbreak, tragedy, joy, sacrifice, justice,(...)

Matthieu Jalibert will make his France debut against Ireland. Photograph: Christophe Simon/AFP

French coach Jacques Brunel couldn’t be accused of adopting a conservative approach after handing debuts to 19-year-old outhalf Matthieu Jalibert and (...)

Ball control is the key factor for Connacht in their opening Champions Cup fixture against Toulouse, writes Liam Toland. Photo: Inpho

Are Toulouse a heavyweight of French rugby? Certainly they have a squad packed with international stars and boy does their European squad impress. But(...)

Dan Carter gave urine sample following Racing 92’s Top 14 final victory over Toulon last season. Photograph: Romain Perrocheau/Getty Images

Weeks before Ireland face New Zealand in Test matches in Dublin and Chicago, the All Black brand has taken a battering as three of their best- known p(...)