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 Richard Wigglesworth will start at scrumhalf in Leicester’s European Challenge  Cup final against Montpellier at Twickenham on Friday night. Photograph: David Rogers/Getty Images

European Challenge Cup Final: Leicester v Montpellier, Twickenham, Friday, 8pm – Live BT Sport 1 Steve Borthwick has called on “huge underdogs” Leic(...)

Ireland prop Tom Court was visiting his parents in Brisbane in 2013 when he was called up as a replacement for the Lions Tour in Australia. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

There will be an expectation in Wales that representation in the Lions squad to tour South Africa this summer will reflect the 2021 Six Nations Champi(...)

Ulster captain Iain Henderson leads his side to Welford Road to take on the Leicester Tigers in Friday night’s Challenge Cup semi-final. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

European Challenge Cup semi-final: Leicester Tigers v Ulster, Welford Road, Friday, 8.0 – Live on BT Sport Ulster captain Iain Henderson knows exactl(...)

Connacht  head coach Andy Friend during training ahead of his side’s clash with Leicester. Photograph:  Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

Challenge Cup Round of 16 preview: Leicester Tigers v Connacht Rugby  Saturday 8pm, Mattioli Woods Welford Road Statistics do not lie. Connacht’(...)

Johnny Sexton and George Ford will both play a key role for their teams on Saturday. File photograph: Getty Images

Sexton v Ford Johnny Sexton Club: Leinster Position: Outhalf Age: 35 Height: 1.88m (6’2”) Weight: 90kg (14st 2lbs) Ireland caps: 98 Points: 903 Why’s(...)

England’s Maro Itoje scores a try to beat France at Twickenham. Photograph: PA

England 23 France 20 An utterly compelling and at times scintillating game of rugby, particularly in the first half, was settled in England’s favour (...)

George North celebrates as Cory Hill scores Wales’s bonus point try against England. Photograph: Rebecca Naden/EPA

Wales 40 England 24 Wales won the Triple Crown and moved two victories away from a Six Nations Grand Slam after dismissing England 40-24 at the Princ(...)

Referee Wayne Barnes shows Ireland flanker Peter O’Mahony a red card during the Six nations game against Wales at the Principality Stadium  in Cardiff. Photograph: David Rogers/Getty Images

Jotting down a few words on Saturday evening, I noted how enjoyable and exciting the rugby had been. By 5pm on Sunday all had changed, utterly. Cardi(...)

 Scotland’s Finn Russell and Stuart Hogg celebrate after beating England at Twickenham. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

England 6 Scotland 11 When a rivalry has been maturing for 150 years, the taste of success is always intoxicating. For Scotland this was as special a(...)

Ireland and Georgia contest a scrum during Sunday’s Autumn Nations Cup clash. Photograph: Gary Carr/Inpho

Common ground is hard to find these days. Whether it be politics, the climate crisis or sport, there is generally a hardcore prepared to argue that, a(...)

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