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Clermont Auvergne forwards coach Jono Gibbes: “We’ve looked in their eyes and they’ve looked in our eyes. Now we have to go back and evolve our strategy, maybe get some better lineout options.”  Photograph: Ian Kington/Afp/Getty Images

After ASM Clermont Auvergne’s 16-9 victory in Thomond Park last Saturday night we found a familiar face leaning against the changing room wall draped (...)

Munster captain Peter O’Mahony was singled out for punishment by Clermont Auvergne, according to Anthony Foley. Photograph: Dan Sheridan

The overriding feeling leaving Limerick on Saturday evening was that Munster have no option next weekend but to combat this hugely intimidating ASM Cl(...)

Munster’s Denis Hurley and Pat Howard tackle Aurelien Rougerie of  Clermont Auvergne during the European Rugby Champions Cup match at Thomond Park in Limerick. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Munster 9 ASM Clermont Auvergne 16 Clermont Auvergne just provided a lesson to others on how to stack Thomond Park. The first French club to win in L(...)

Munster’s Paul’Connell will have his own hands full as his side take on Clermont Auvergne at Thomond Park in the Champions Cup. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho.

To think that we could have missed out on this. The next two weekends of the traditional back-to-back pre-Christmas games could define European Cha(...)

Predicting the likely composition of the Clermont Auvergne team for Saturday’s European Champions Cup against Munster at Thomond Park is a fraught (...)

Ireland’s Brian O’Driscoll  after winning the Six Nations title on his last outing in an Ireland jersey. Photograph: Andrew Matthews/PA Wire

Brian O’Driscoll couldn’t help poking a bit of fun at himself as he sat among the media in the aftermath of Ireland’s famous win over France at(...)

Outhalf  Jules Plisson will start his fourth straight game against Scotland at Murrayfield. Photograph:   David Rogers/Getty Images

France manager Philippe Saint-Andre has made seven changes to the team that put in a dismal display against Wales as Les Bleus seek to put thei(...)

Philippe Saint-Andre:  “They are lusty fellows, they are up for a fight, very strong in the one-to-one situations so we tried to mix pace and power.”

France manager Philippe Saint-Andre resisted any temptation to make wholesale changes to the side who lost to New Zealand when he named his team to fa(...)

Castres’ outhalf Remi Tales will start against the All Blacks.

France coach Philippe Saint-Andre has taken a gamble in his team selection for Saturday’s clash with the All Blacks, picking the inexperienced outhalf(...)

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