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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 (...)

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(...)

Ulster’s Darren Cave has signed a contract extension keeping him with the province until the summer of 2019. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Ulster v Ospreys, Kingspan Stadium, 7.35pm (BBC NI) Ulster’s season can still end with a place in the Guinness Pro14 knock-out stages and direct qual(...)

Wales have suffered another injury blow ahead of the Six Nations after Rhys Webb was released from the squad with a knee injury. Photo: David Davies/PA Wire

Wales have suffered another injury blow ahead of the Six Nations after Rhys Webb was ruled out of the tournament with a knee problem. The scrum-half,(...)

Liam Williams in action for Saracens against Northampton. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Liam Williams is set to make his return from injury in Saracens’ pivotal Champions Cup match against the Ospreys on Saturday, handing Wales a timely b(...)

The forwards  huddle during the Captain’s Run ahead of the Lions’ game against  the Wellington Hurricanes on Tuesday. Photograph:  Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Hurricanes v British & Irish Lions, Westpac Stadium, Wellington, 7.35pm local time (8.35am Irish), Sky Sports 1 from 8am. First off this is about(...)

 It was interesting to hear Gatland speak so positively of O’Brien’s experience, chat and leadership off and on the pitch against the Crusaders. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Four years ago, Warren Gatland and his coaching staff picked seven backrowers in the Lions squad to tour Australia. Sam Warburton would miss out on th(...)

Scotland’s Stuart Hogg: “To receive this award again is an absolute honour”. Photograph: Ian Rutherford/PA Wire.

Stuart Hogg has been named as the RBS Six Nations player of the championship for the second year running, the Scotland fullback securing almost 25 per(...)

 Keith Earls in action for the British and Irish Lions in 2009. The Munster man did not feature in the preceding Six Nations tournament for Ireland. Photograph: David Rogers/Getty Images

Keith Earls and Alan Quinlan share a unique distinction pertaining to the 2009 Lions tour to South Africa in that of the original 37-man squad select(...)

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