Dai Young

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England’s Elliot Daly scores his side’s first try against Ireland in the Six Nations tournament at Twickenham Stadium on March 17, 2018. Photograph: Dan Mullan/Getty Images

As a sportsperson versatility is a cherished attribute within the team dynamic but it comes with a caveat. Few derive any satisfaction from being in t(...)

Ross Byrne: will have extra incentive to produce another big display for Leinster having been omitted from the Ireland squad this week. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Wasps v Leinster, Ricoh Arena, Sunday, 3.15pm (Live on BT Sport) It’s the diligence of Leinster’s preparation that allows them to absorb personnel ch(...)

Munster’s Denis Leamy gets tackled by Leo Cullen and Louis Deacon of Leicester in Munster’s Heineken Cup pool defeat in 2007. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Pat Howard’s Leicester Tigers stand alone as the only English club team to defeat Munster at Thomond Park in a round six pool match (13-6) in the Hein(...)

  Leinster’s Luke McGrath  is helped from pitch. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

It was an afternoon when Leinster’s squad depth was rigorously tested and the response was emphatic. It was a performance for the ages, bristling phys(...)

 Munster’s CJ Stander scores a try against Castres in his side’s 30-5 win   at Thomond Park on Sunday. Photograph:   Dan Sheridan/Inpho

On another day Munster would surely have translated their superiority into a fourth, bonus-point try or even more. Nonetheless, Johann van Graan decla(...)

 Nathan Hughes of Wasps who are unbeaten in their last 12 home matches against Top 14 opposition, winning 11 and drawing one. Photograph:  Henry Browne/Getty Images

Pool 2 Exeter Chiefs v Gloucester, Sandy Park 1pm The winner here could potentially move to the top with Munster and Castres playing tomorrow. Exete(...)

Mathieu Bastareaud: returns to the Toulon side for the visit to Edinburgh  after serving a five-week suspension. Photograph: Gary Carr/Inpho

CASTRES OLYMPIQUE v EXETER CHIEFS, Stade Pierre Fabre (1.0, Irish time, live on BT Sport) Injuries to Sam Skinner, Dave Dennis and Dave Ewers mean th(...)

 Geordan Murphy: “There’s always pressure. My good buddy James Ferris always told me, ‘Pressure is for tyres’. Photograph: David Rogers/Getty Images

In early September Geordan and Anneka were christening Rex’s little brother Oscar when the Leicester board came calling. Matt O’Connor had been sacke(...)

Leinster’s Jordan Larmour scores their sixth try despite an attempted tackle from Elliot Daly of Wasps during the  Heineken Champions Cup match at the RDS. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

After scaling such dizzying heights on opening night, not surprisingly Leo Cullen afterwards did his damndest to keep some kind of perspective on what(...)

Leo Cullen: has experienced surprising defeats at the RDS to visiting English sides both as Leinster captain and coach. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Leinster v Wasps, RDS Arena, 7.45pm. On TV: Live on BT Sport. Little about the season’s early skirmishes will have generated doubt about Leinster beg(...)

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