Tim Visser of Harlequins breaks the tackle of Piet van Zyl of London Irish during the Aviva Premiership match  at Twickenham Stoop. Photograph: Steve Bardens/Getty Images for Harlequins

Harlequins 5 London Irish 35 London Irish boss Declan Kidney played down the impact of the club’s new coaching staff as they recorded their biggest w(...)

Geoffrey Doumayrou of La Rochelle runs in to score a try during the  Champions Cup match against  Harlequins  at Twickenham Stoop. Photograph:  Henry Browne/Getty Images

Harlequins 27 La Rochelle 34 England’s prodigal son Ryan Lamb outfoxed rising star Marcus Smith as La Rochelle edged past Harlequins 34-27 at The Sto(...)

Irish chef and teacher Frances Wilson, living in Berkeley, California: “It is so awful to think of what the beautiful Napa and Sonoma Valleys will look like for years to come”.

Northern California’s wine country, home to some of the US’s most celebrated wineries, has been devastated by this week’s wildfire outbreaks. At least(...)

Charlie Matthews is sin-binning during Harlequins’ 14-13 Champions Cup defeat to Leinster last Saturday

Harlequins second row Charlie Matthews has had a citing complaint made against him following Leinster’s 14-13 European Champions Cup victory last Satu(...)

Ian Madigan and Dany Care have both been given warnings for an incident which occured late on in Leinster’s 14-13 Champions Cup victory over Harlequins at the Aviva Stadium, while ’Quins lock Charlie Matthews has been cited for alledgedly making contact with the eye area of Dominic Ryan

Ian Madigan has been issued with a warning from the citing commissioner following an incident with Danny Care in the closing stages of Leinster’s 14-1(...)

Leinster’s most effective ball-carrier Jamie Heaslip is tackled by Matt Hopper of Harlequins. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Leinster remain the great survivors but greatness departed with Johnny Sexton in the summer of 2013. That short-sighted error continues to haunt the M(...)

Leinster flanker Rhys Ruddock leaves the pitch with his right arm in a sling following the European Champions Cup win over Saracens. Photograph:  Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Rhys Ruddock’s arm injury looks set to curtail the 24-year-old’s breakthrough season at Test level. Capped at openside wing forward in the big Novembe(...)

 Charlie Matthews of Harlequins breaks to score a try during the European Rugby Champions Cup match against Wasps at Adams Park,  High Wycombe. Photograph: David Rogers/Getty Images

Wasps 16 Harlequins 23 Harlequins deservedly beat local rivals Wasps 23-16 at Adams Park to go joint top of Pool 2 of the European Champions C(...)