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Keith Earls believes it’s time fans stopped comparing them to the Munster team of the glory era over a decade ago and allow the current crop to develo(...)

Munster head coach Johann van Graan: Does he have enough time, the support of his employers and a generation of early-twentysomethings who can reshape Munster in the 2020s? Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Munster always seek to be judged on results in the Champions Cup. That supersedes multiple excuses that can be made for them in January 2020. Two of (...)

 Hugo Keenan, Jimmy O’Brien, James Lowe Hugh O’Sullivan, and Ciarán Frawley celebrate Leinster’s victory over Munster at Thomond Park. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

Double champions two seasons ago, within one game of repeating the feat last season and now well on course to be in the knock-out stages of both compe(...)

The scale of the defeat by the All Blacks in the World Cup quarter-finals ensured the most bountiful decade of all  ended on a decidedly bum note. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

That was the decade that was, and while it may have ended on a thoroughly anti-climactic and even slightly tawdry note, it’s worth reminding ourselves(...)

Caelan Doris in action during Leinster’s win over Northampton. “We know it’s not going to be an easy game this week. Being at home doesn’t guarantee you anything.” Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Caelan Doris is in his final year of a Psychology degree and is currently undertaking a research project on mental toughness and whether it affects a (...)

 Connacht’s John Porch scores a try against Southern Kings last month at the Sportsground. Photograph:  Bryan Keane/Inpho

Gloucester v Connacht, Kingsholm, Sunday, 1.0 - Live BT Sport In this first of the back-to-back pre-Christmas Champions Cup fixtures, already there i(...)

 Mark McCall, head coach of Saracens: ‘I consider myself unbelievably lucky to have been here.’ Photograph:  Henry Browne/Getty Images

No club has come to represent Munster’s European glass ceiling more than Saracens. The reigning champions knocked Munster out in the penultimate pool (...)

Clermont wing Samuel Ezeala in action against Bath during the Heineken Champions Cup game at  The Rec. Photograph:  Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP via Getty Images

Bath 17 Clermont Auvergne 34 Nothing less than victory was going to save Bath in Europe this season and the guillotine has effectively fallen. Three (...)

Chris Boyd: the wily Northampton Saints coach has led the club to the top of the Premiership table. Photograph: David Rogers/Getty

Over the last 20 years Northampton have gone from Heineken Cup champions in 2000, to the bottom of the English Premiership, then into the Heineken Cup(...)

  Bristol’s new star signing Semi Radradra in action for Fiji  during the Rugby World Cup. Photograph: Shaun Botterill/Getty Images

Ten years ago, Bristol were in the Championship and facing bankruptcy. Today they sit top of the Premiership and have stunned the rugby world by signi(...)

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