David Strettle

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Leinster’s Rob Kearney is tackled by Yoann Huget, Pita Ahki and Rynhardt Elstadt of Toulouse in the  Champions Cup semi-final at the  Aviva Stadium. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

All is a little better in Leinster’s world. The close shave against Ulster in the quarter-finals did, Rob Kearney admits, cause concern within their r(...)

Conor Murray and his dejected Munster team-mates after the defeat to Saracens at the  Ricoh Arena, Coventry.  Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Saracens 32 Munster 16 A scoreline reflecting a match that went only one way. Munster will do what they always do, lick their wounds and think of ho(...)

Munster’s Peter O’Mahony during the second half. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Saracens 32 Munster 16 They might not care to admit it to themselves, but Munster faced a gulf in class at the Ricoh Arena. The expression(...)

Glasgow’s defence fails  to hold out against Saracens as  Jamie George scores a try during the Heineken  Champions Cup quarter-final match at Allianz Park. Photograph: Adam Davy/PA

Mark McCall revealed Owen Farrell was hopeful of making Saracens’ 56-27 rout of Glasgow less than an hour before kick-off despite the imminent birth o(...)

 Brad Barritt  dives over to score Saracens’  third try during the Heineken Champions Cup quarter-final against  Glasgow Warriors at Allianz Park  in Barnet. Photograph: David Rogers/Getty Images

Saracens 56 Glasgow 27 David Strettle capitalised on the late withdrawal of Owen Farrell to cross twice as Saracens set up a Heineken Champions Cup s(...)

 Billy Vunipola scores Saracens’  third try during the Heineken  Challenge Cup pool three match against Glasgow  at Allianz park. Photograph: David Davies/PA Wire

Saracens 38 Glasgow 19 Saracens overcame the late withdrawal of Owen Farrell to advance into the Champions Cup quarter-finals as top seeds by beating(...)

At the Heineken Champions Cup launch in Dublin;  Jarrad Butler (Connacht), Jordi Murphy (Ulster), Callum Gibbins (Glasgow Warriors), Ken Owens (Scarlets), Luke Hamilton (Edinburgh), Peter O’Mahony (Munster), Jonathan Sexton (Leinster) and Ellis Jenkins (Cardiff Blues). Photograph: Inpho/Billy Stickland

Pool One      Leinster Coach: Leo Cullen. Last season: Champions. How they qualified: EC champions and Pro14 champion(...)

Saracens’ head coach Mark McCall: his side attempt to become the first English side since Leicester in 2002 to successfully defend the title. Photograph:  Chris Radburn/PA Wire

Preview: Clermont Auvergne v Saracens, Murrayfield, 5pm Live on TV: Sky Sports 3, BT Sport 2 It is clear Chris Ashton means business when scoring t(...)

Felipe Contepomi celebrates with team mates Denis Hickie (left) and Will Green after their victory in Toulouse in the Heineken Cup quarter-final in 2006. ‘There were a lot of similarities between that game and Leinster’s loss to Clermont.’ Photograph: David Rogers/Getty Images

History does not always repeat itself but it has a lovely habit of rhyming. Watching Leinster backs tear out of their 22 in Lyon I was instantly remin(...)

Leinster’s Joey Carbery and Isa Nacewa with David Strettle and Aurélien Rougerie of Clermont at the European Rugby Champions Cup Semi-Final at Stade de Gerland, Lyon. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

After last weekend’s rugby I’m convinced more than ever that speed will always trump size. Forgive me for returning to an old refrain, but once again(...)

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