Chris Boyd

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Chris Boyd was impressed with the quality of Leinster during their Champions Cup loss. Photo: David Rogers/Getty Images

True wisdom tends to come from independent observation. Chris Boyd has climbed high enough up the rugby food chain in his 61 years to understand what (...)

Leinster’s Josh van der Flier  breaks past Dan Biggar during their Heineken Champions Cup victory over  Northampton Saints at Franklin’s Gardens. Photograph: David Rogers/Getty Images

Northampton Saints 16 Leinster 43 The difference – besides 27 points – can be sliced into a simple reality. Leinster thrived in the absence of their (...)

Chris Boyd: the wily Northampton Saints coach has led the club to the top of the Premiership table. Photograph: David Rogers/Getty

Over the last 20 years Northampton have gone from Heineken Cup champions in 2000, to the bottom of the English Premiership, then into the Heineken Cup(...)

Cian Healy on Leinster’s returning internationals: ‘We came in to train first. We didn’t come in just to jump into a position. We had to work into game minutes and that was the pressure that was there.’ Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Last season Cian Healy had played nine Leinster matches before the end of the calendar year. This week brings Northampton in the first of Leinster’s b(...)

Felipe Contepomi: “We know the challenge we’re heading into. I think it’s the in-form team of the Premiership, one of the most competitive leagues in Europe and the world.” Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

It’s important to ensure that the plates never stop spinning – something that will strike a chord with the Leinster coaching team as they juggle the t(...)

 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(...)

 Wales’ Dan Biggar:  throughout his career he has proved able to adapt his game to the demands of coaches.  Photograph:  Reuters/Rebecca Naden

What is the Brexit brouhaha compared to the outhalf debate that has raged in Wales as long as the game has been played there? Dan Biggar has the thi(...)

Nigel Owens awards England a penalty try against France as Geoffrey Doumatrou contests the decision. Photograph: Mike Hewitt/Getty

Cost of a penalty try too high It’s a personal grumble but it is time for World Rugby to re-examine and possibly rethink the sport’s ultimate double (...)

 Wales look to be without Taulupe Faletau for the upcoming Six Nations. Photograph: Reuters

Wales number eight Taulupe Faletau looks set to miss the Six Nations after breaking his arm again. Faletau, a British and Irish Lion, suffered a frac(...)

Lima Sopoaga during Wasps’ Champions Cup defeat to Leinster last October. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

When Daniel Carter joined Racing 92 after the 2015 World Cup, he was treated like rugby royalty. He arrived in Paris to a fanfare, introduced on a pri(...)

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