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 Morne Steyn, seen here  in action for  the Bulls, has been named in the South Africa squad for the Lions series. Photograph: Sydney Sehibedi/Gallo Images/Getty Images

South Africa’s desire to have an outhalf who can settle the nerves and eke out a win in tight situations led to a recall for Morne Steyn for the Briti(...)

Connacht head coach Andy Friend: ‘We have picked a strong side and are aiming to win the game and regain some momentum ahead of an important block of games coming in the Pro14.’ Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Montpellier v Connacht, GGL Stadium, Sunday, 3.15pm - Live on BT Sport 3 Connacht head to Montpellier for their final Heineken Champions Cup fixture(...)

Ireland scrumhalf Kieran Marmion is ready to return for Connacht after recovering from a back injury. Photograph:  Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

Connacht will return to France for the second time this season to complete their Champions Cup campaign, but with their focus firmly fixed on the Pro (...)

Bundee Aki celebrates after Tom McCartney crosses for Connacht against Montpellier. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Connacht 23 Montpellier 20 In the opening seconds of this Champions Cup game, Paul Willemse trundled up to Paul Boyle and hit him with a cheap, casua(...)

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(...)

Peter O’Mahony: “We’ve got to go and win at the weekend and it’s going to be massively difficult because they’re  such a good side.” Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

There’s never been a European Champions Cup pool finale quite like it, not even in the competition’s Heineken Cup guise. All told, 50 matches have be(...)

Fiji winger  Nemani Nadolo in action for Montpellier against Leinster. “Over the years I just worked on my power. I’ve finally discovered I’m a big boy.” Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

When the big wheel turns, it is hard to stop. Nemani Nadolo is the paddleboat steamer in Montpellier. He is boyish and open, a cartoon-sized winger, w(...)

Leinster’s 31-10 victory over the Southern Kings in Port Elizabeth was not a good omen for the expanded Pro14. Photograph: Ryan Wilkisky/Inpho

“If we go there and they are not competitive you are not going to get anything commercially.” Martin Anayi, August 2017. The Guinness Pro14 chief ex(...)

Leinster’s Johnny Sexton gets high tackled by Frans Steyn of Montpellier for which he later received a red card in their European Champions Cup tie at the  RDS, Dublin. Photograph: Inpho

Many new heroes and not just for one day. Player watch quickly descended into the entire Leinster XV (16 including JP Doyle). This was a collective d(...)

Tomás O’Leary in European action against Leinster at the Stade Altrad on Sunday. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Tomás O’Leary only really had one option. The Grand Slam-winning Ireland scrumhalf is 33 now, collecting the last of 24 caps at Twickenham in 2012, s(...)

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