Clarke Allen

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Ospreys’ Luke Morgan beats Tom Prydie of Scarlets to score a try during the Guinness Pro 14 game at the Liberty Stadium in December. Photograph: Alex Davidson/Inpho

Welsh rugby is set for its most radical overhaul since 2003 with the country’s two most successful professional sides – Ospreys and Scarlets – poised (...)

Tom Farrell and Stephen Fitzgerald with teammates at  Connacht’s squad training session at  Sportsground, Galway. Photograph: James Crisbie/Inpho

Three points separate the combatants in Conference A so the implications are significant for the team that manages to eke out a victory in Galway. M(...)

Jack O’Donoghue at Munster squad training in Limerick. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Ospreys v Munster, Liberty stadium, 7.35pm, live on TG4, Eir Sport, Premier Sports Jack O’Donoghue makes a welcome return to the Munster match-day 23(...)

Iain Henderson: has recovered from a finger injury sustained during the victory over Leicester Tigers at Welford Road. Photograph: Gary Carr/Inpho

Ospreys v Ulster, Brewery Field (7.35, live on Premier Sports) Iain Henderson’s impressive recuperative powers remain undimmed as his return to fitne(...)

Bundee Aki starts in the Connacht midfield for Friday’s trip to play the Ospreys in Bridgend. Photograph: Oisín Keniry/Inpho

Ospreys v Connacht, Brewery Field, Bridgend (8.05pm, Live on TG4, Premier Sports) Connacht coach Andy Friend has included the province’s four represe(...)

 Bundee Aki during training at the Sportsground ahead of Connacht’s clash with Ospreys in the Pro14. Photograph:  Bryan Keane/Inpho

Connacht plan on bringing in their heavy hitters for this week’s return to Pro14 action in what is shaping up to be a “season shaper”. With little be(...)

Edinburgh’s Richard Cockerill: he  rested some of his established international players for last Saturday’s visit to the RDS

Is the Pro14 becoming the new Top 14? For years we cocked our collective snoots at the way so many games in the French Championship were seemingly set(...)

Munster’s Joey Carbery has been handed his first start for their clash with Ospreys in the Pro14. Photo: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Munster v Ospreys Venue: Musgrave Park. Kick off: 7.35. On TV: Live on EirSport, TG4, Premier Sport. Munster will seek to expunge the disappointing (...)

  Geordan Murphy   has been appointed interim head coach of Leicester Tigers following the departure of director of rugby Matt O’Connor. Photograph: David Rogers/Getty Images

Dean Richards once dubbed Geordan Murphy the “George Best” of rugby. It is Richards who arrives to Welford Road this weekend with Newcastle Falcons to(...)

Ulster’s Charles Piutau. Photograph: Brian Little/Inpho

Ulster v Ospreys, Kinspan Stadium, Sunday, 3.05pm - Live BBC & S4C Given all that has transpired on and off the pitch this season, the last thing(...)

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