Alexandre Ruiz

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Ulster’s John Cooney celebrates at the final whistle of the Champions Cup game against Leicester at Welford Road. photograph:   Gary Carr/Inpho

Leicester 13 Ulster 14 How Dan McFarland will look back at this match; stifling the gag reflex and with unfathomable pride. Ulster created a large si(...)

Joey Carbery gets in some kicking practice durin Ireland’s captain’s run at Soldier Field, Chicago on Friday. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Ireland v Italy, Soldier Field, Chicago. On TV: Live on eirSport. Kick-off: 3pm local time/8pm Irish. Ireland return to the scene of, arguably, their(...)

Gloucester’s Danny Cipriani (second left) tackles Munster’s Rory Scannell (centre), resulting in a red card during the Heineken European Champions Cup match at Thomond Park, Limerick on October 20th.  Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

In the 11th minute of the last meeting between Ireland and New Zealand, at the Aviva Stadium in November 2016, Robbie Henshaw carried into contact wit(...)

Gloucester’s Danny Cipriani has received a three-week suspension following his red card for a high tackle on Munster’s Rory Scannell. Photograph:  Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Gloucester outhalf Danny Cipriani has been suspended for three weeks for his high tackle on Munster centre Rory Scannell in last Saturday’s Heineken C(...)

Gloucester’s Danny Cipriani  tackles Munster’s Rory Scannell, resulting in a red card, during the Heineken Champions Cup match at Thomond Park. Photograph:  Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Two wildly contrasting spectacles last weekend: Thomond Park provided an ominous sign of where the game could be going while Stade Ernest Wallon was a(...)

Danny Cipriani’s shoulder makes contact with Rory Scannell’s face, leading to a red card for the Gloucester player at Thomond Park. Photograph:  Brian Lawless/PA Wire

It’s there in black and white. “In both the tackle and cleanout a player must not make contact with an opponent above the line of the shoulders.” The (...)

Racing 92’s French winger Teddy Thomas  celebrates with  Simon Zebo  after scoring a try against Ulster in Paris. Photograph:  Geoffrey Vand der Haselt/AFP/Getty

Peace process Exclusive: Nigel Owens nominated for Nobel Peace Prize following courageous intervention on behalf of Mikey Lowry after “the kid” was (...)

Gloucester outhalf Danny Cipriani is sent off by referee Alexandre Ruiz during the Heineken Champions Cup  match at  Thomond Park. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Munster 36 Gloucester 22 Munster’s victory may feel a little hollow, the nature of the performance so pockmarked by error that any satisfaction of th(...)

Connacht’s Tiernan O’Halloran scores a try against Worcester at Sixways Stadium. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Worcester 24 Connacht 24 Connacht never seem to make it easy on themselves. Unbeaten and leading pool five of the Challenge Cup, a bonus-point win to(...)

 Connacht skipper John Muldoon leads his team off after the game. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Worcester 24 Connacht 24 Connacht have claimed top honours in pool five of the Challenge Cup despite  settling for a draw at Sixways Stadium. F(...)

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