Andrew Conway scores Munster’s third try against Racing 92 during the European Champions Cup game at Stade Yves-du-Manoir, Paris on Saturday. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho.

EUROPEAN CHAMPIONS CUP Racing 7 Munster 32 This was straight out of the Munster away-day manual. Quieten the crowd with a no-frills, low-risk game (...)

Man of the match CJ Stander scored Munster’s second try as they trounced Racing 92 in Paris, a victory which sends them to the top of Champions Cup Pool One. Photograph: Inpho/James Crombie

Racing 92 7 Munster 32 Yet again, Munster did Anthony Foley proud. Above all else their late head coach wanted his players to be clinical, and return(...)

A tribute to Anthony Foley outside the Stade Yves Du Manoir last October. Foley’s untimely death led to the cancellation of Munster’s match against Racing Metro. Photograph:    James Crombie/Inpho

European Champions Cup preview: Racing 92 v Munster Kick off: 4.45 local time (3.45 Irish). Venue: Stade Yves-Du-Manoir  On TV: Live (...)

Dan Carter will miss Racing 92’s re-arranged Champions Cup clash with Munster this Saturday. Photo: Getty Images

Racing are not expected to play a number of established front-runners when hosting Munster in Saturday’s rearranged European Champions Cup game at th(...)

Nick Easter is challenged by France’s Racing Metro 92 Luc Ducalcon, left, and Karim Ghezal at the Stade de la Beaujoire in Nantes.

Racing Metro 8 Harlequins 32: Nick Evans scored 17 points as Harlequins produced one of their finest performances in Europe to win 32-8 and give them(...)

Jonathan Sexton in action at an Ireland training session. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho. I

Keith Earls has been ruled out of Ireland’s opening November Test match against Samoa with patellar tendonitis of the knee, but outhalf Jonathan Sexto(...)

Johnny Sexton in action during Ireland’s training session at Carton House on Thursday. The outhalf later flew back back to Paris. Photograph:  Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Johnny Sexton’s prospects of putting his feet up for the first weekend of an arduous season thus far have receded, thereby jeopardising his chances of(...)

Jonathan Sexton: Decison will be made today.

It looks increasingly likely that Racing Metro 92 will recall Jonathan Sexton for Saturday’s Top 14 fixture away to Biarritz. The Parisian club have a(...)

Johnny Sexton and Conor Murray arrive for Ireland training at Carton House.  Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

The best laid schemes of mice and men oft go awry, as they say. Ideally Joe Schmidt would probably have liked to announce his captain this week but as(...)

Racing Metro’s Jonathan Sexton is starting to feel the effects of a heavy workload.

After limited holidays, an off-season scarcely worth the name and a very heavy workload in the first two months of the season, Jonathan Sexton has und(...)