Billy Vunipola

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 Mark McCall, head coach of Saracens: ‘I consider myself unbelievably lucky to have been here.’ Photograph:  Henry Browne/Getty Images

No club has come to represent Munster’s European glass ceiling more than Saracens. The reigning champions knocked Munster out in the penultimate pool (...)

Munster’s Conor Murray in training ahead of their clash with must-win Saracens. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

Munster v Saracens, Thomond Park, Saturday, 5.30 - Live on BT Sport The dust having settled on the thriller with Racing a fortnight ago, that draw ha(...)

Maro Itoje will start for Saracens against Munster. Photograph: Harry Trump/Getty

Champions Cup Pool Four: Munster v Saracens, Saturday December 7th, Thomond Park (kick-off 5.30pm, BT Sport) Maro Itoje is the sole member of England(...)

Munster’s CJ Stander is well aware of the threat posed by Saracens on Saturday. Photograph: Gary Carr/Inpho

CJ Stander believes that Saracens’ salary cap breaches will have no bearing on their clashes with the English champions over the next two weekends. S(...)

Denis Buckley made 18 tackles during Connacht’s win over Montpellier, while playing the full 80 minutes. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Connacht stay grounded Want to know what Connacht, now deeply ensconced in the Andy Friend era, are all about, then listen to the genial Australian. (...)

 Saracens’ celebrate with the trophy after beating Leinster in last year’s final. Photograph: Gary Carr/Inpho

Pool 1 Leinster Coach: Leo Cullen. Captain: Johnny Sexton. Last season: Runners-up. How they qualified: Pro 14 champions. Key man: Sexton is the(...)

JJ Hanrahan goes down with a suspected hamstring injury during the victory over Ulster at Thomond Park. With Carbery already ruled out, Munster face trip to Ospreys with just one established outhalf Tyler Bleyendaal fit. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

It seems far too soon for European rugby but it is upon us. That is the general unspoken consensus as the Irish provinces struggle to cope with mounti(...)

South Africa’s head coach Rassie Erasmus instantly changed the perception of the Springbok brand, but he did it for the right reasons. Photograph: Odd  Andersen/AFP via Getty Images

I feel privileged to have broken bread with Francois Pienaar. Over dinner one night, Pienaar spoke about the importance of sport in South Africa and h(...)

Saracens have already said they intend to appeal against all the findings and the case is set to go to Sports Resolutions. Photograph: Getty Images

English and European champions Saracens have been docked 35 points and fined more than £5million (€5.8m), pending appeal, over breaches of salary cap (...)

South Africa’s Makazole Mapimpi, Faf de Klerk and Lukhanyo Am all had excellent tournaments. Photograph: Inpho

15 Beauden Barrett (New Zealand) It’s too reactive to say that Barrett’s switch to fullback didn’t work on the basis of their semi-final exit, as Eng(...)

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