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Paddy Jackson in action for Perpignan during the pre-season friendly against Toulouse. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Paddy Jackson said people might not be able to understand what he has been through unless they experienced something similar but he is determined to (...)

Leinster captain Isa Nacewa celebrates with his Leinster team-mates after beating Scarlets in the Pro14 final. Photograph:  Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Rare ‘oul times in Dublin all right. Leinster signed off a perfect season and the career of perhaps their greatest ever servant in the ideal way and l(...)

Clermont Auvergne players react after losing the French Top 14 final against Stade Francais at the Stade de France in Paris. It was their 11th loss in 12 French finals. Photograph: Damien Meyer/Afp/Getty

A good captain is often skilled in gamesmanship. On Saturday evening Clermont Auvergne added another chapter to their long history of final failure in(...)

Chris Farrell scores a try for Grenoble  during the French Top 14 match against Racing Metro at the Stade des Alpes in Grenoble. Photograph:   Jean-Pierre Clatot/AFP/Getty Images

Chris Farrell’s initial sporting passion was soccer. Growing up in Fivemiletown, a village in south Tyrone and a short distance from the border with F(...)