Alex Dombrandt

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 The Bristol Bears team after losing their English Premiership semi-final against Harlequins at Ashton Gate. Photograph: Michael Steele/Getty Images

Bristol director of rugby Pat Lam admitted his “huge disappointment” after his side missed the opportunity to reach their first English Premiership fi(...)

London Irish’s Paddy Jackson kicks the conversion to level the match   at Twickenham Stoop, London. Photograph: Andrew Matthews/PA Wire

Harlequins 27 London Irish 27 No wonder the growing consensus is that the show must go on. A thrilling weekend of Premiership fixtures was rounded of(...)

Ireland head coach Andy Farrell and assistant coach Mike Catt look on in the Ireland-Georgia match at the Aviva Stadium. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Rejoice for 2021 Like so many others, The Offload is ignoring the three pillars of rugby union (racism, doping and concussion) to focus on a brighter(...)

Harlequins’ Danny Care and Peter O’Mahony of Munster square up during the  Heineken Champions Cup match at Thomond Park. Photograph: Gary Carr/Inpho

Whether or not both teams will still be in contention come the fourth and final round of Heineken Champions Cup pool matches in January, the rematch b(...)

Munster outhalf Ben Healy reacts after  a late tackle from Joe Marler of Harlequins during the Heineken Champions Cup game at Thomond Park. Photograph: Gary Carr/Inpho

Johann van Graan’s ire over the roughing up by Harlequins has been compounded by 21-year-old outhalf Ben Healy being ruled out of Munster’s daunting H(...)

Munster’s replacement outhalf Ben Healy kicks a penalty against Harlequins at Thomond Park. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Munster move on to what seems a particularly daunting assignment against Clermont in the Stade Marcel Michelin next Saturday with four points tucked a(...)

Munster’s Tadhg Beirne is tackled by Marcus Smith and Nathan Earle of Harlequins during the Heineken Champions Cup match at  Thomond Park. Photograph: Gary Carr/Inpho

Munster 21 Harlequins 7 A feisty affair on the pitch and a spicy one off it too judging by the volume of sound in a crowd-less affair. On a wet night(...)

Gavin Coombes makes his Champions Cup debut in the Munster backrow for Sunday’s game against Harlequins at Thomond Park. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

Champions Cup: Munster v Harlequins, Thomond Park, Sunday, 5.30pm – Live on BT Sport In normal circumstances, Munster would be confidently expected t(...)

Jack Clement of Gloucester runs with the ball during the Gallagher Premiership Rugby match against  Harlequins at Kingsholm. Photograph: David Rogers/Getty Images

Eddie Jones’s autumn Test preparations are already being hit by the Covid-19 confusion which is threatening to cause fresh issues for club and country(...)

 Keith Earls after  scoring his try against England in 2010. Photo: David Rogers/Getty Images

Ireland have travelled to Twickenham in the middle round of the Six Nations on three previous occasions and, in their own way, they have been landmark(...)

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