Leinster’s James Lowe scores his team’s first try against Northampton Saints at Franklin’s Gardens. Photograph: PA

Leinster winger James Lowe has won the best try from round three of the Heineken Champions Cup for his thrilling finish against Northampton Saints las(...)

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 (...)

Marcell Coetzee: his  performance against Bath exemplified his quality and importance to Ulster.   Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

Heineken Champions Cup Pool 3: Ulster v Clermont Auvergne  Kick-off: 7.45pm, Friday. Venue: Kingspan Stadium. On TV: Live on BT Sport (...)

Clermont’s Fijian flanker Peceli Yato  scores a try against Harlequins last week during the European Champions Cup clash at  Stade Marcel Michelin.   Photograph: Thierry Zoccolan/AFP/Getty Images

Clermont Auvergne have been forthright in expressing the desire to win a Heineken Champions Cup when the majority of French clubs – Toulon and Toulous(...)

Clermont outhalf Camille Lopez kicks the first of his two drop goals in their Champions Cup semi-final semi-final against Leinster at Stade de Gerland in Lyon. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Clermont 27 Leinster 22 Oh, what might have been. Leinster left themselves something of a mountain to climb at a vibrant, throbbing Stadium de Gerlan(...)

The Clermont Auvergne will be seeking revenge at the Stade Marcel Michelin. Photograph: Charles McQuillan/Getty Images

European Champions Cup Pool Five ASM Clermont Auvergne v Ulster Stade Marcel Michelin Sunday, 3.05pm, Live Sky Sports 4 The round-three meeting, (...)

 Mark McCall,  Saracens director of rugby, celebrates with Sean Maitland after their victory over RC Toulon  at Stade Felix Mayol in Toulon last weekend. Photograph:  David Rogers/Getty Images

Saturday Pool4 Castres Olympique v Northampton Saints, Stade Pierre Antoine (3.15, Sky Sports 2) – England captain and hooker Dylan Hartley, fellow E(...)

Munster’s Denis Hurley and Pat Howard tackle Aurelien Rougerie of  Clermont Auvergne during the European Rugby Champions Cup match at Thomond Park in Limerick. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Munster 9 ASM Clermont Auvergne 16 Clermont Auvergne just provided a lesson to others on how to stack Thomond Park. The first French club to win in L(...)

Young French  centre Gael Fickou will line out opposite Brian O’Driscoll  at Stade de France. Photograph:  David Rogers/Getty Images

France coach Philippe Saint-André was in good spirits yesterday as he announced his team to face Ireland but one remark about needing to be cau(...)

Outhalf  Jules Plisson will start his fourth straight game against Scotland at Murrayfield. Photograph:   David Rogers/Getty Images

France manager Philippe Saint-Andre has made seven changes to the team that put in a dismal display against Wales as Les Bleus seek to put thei(...)

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