Dean Richards

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  Newcastle director of Rugby Dean Richards: “Edinburgh are a really good side who are competitive in all areas.” Photograph:  Ian MacNicol/Getty Images

Heineken Champions Cup Pool Five: Edinburgh v Newcastle Kick off: 7.45pm, Friday. Venue: Murrayfield. On TV: BT Sport 2. Newcast(...)

 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(...)

 Will Spencer of Leicester   tackles  Tommy Taylor of Wasps at the Ricoh Arena, in Coventry, UK. Photograph: David Rogers/Getty Images

You can hear the referee say to the TMO during Leicester’s match against Wasps at the weekend that the tackle by Will Spencer was “high” and “was forc(...)

Munster’s Simon Zebo is attracting the interest of clubs like Toulouse while tighthead prop Marty Moore is leaving Leinster for Wasps in the English Premiership. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

“I mean, let’s look at the margins that they’re losing these games by. No one’s being blown off the park.” – David Nucifora, the IRFU Performance Dire(...)

The law is indeed an ass in this case as Connacht travel to Newcastle for this European Challenge Cup fixture one man short in terms of their match-d(...)

Peter Robb: will take his place in a young Connactht backline against Newcastle at the Sportsground. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Connacht coach Pat Lam will put his trust in youth as his callow side look to maintain an unbeaten start to the European Challenge Cup. He’s selectio(...)

New Leinster coach Leo Cullen at a press conference in UCD. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Undoubtedly fast-tracked, Leo Cullen as head coach doesn’t come as a surprise to those who have known him longest. His formal appointment by Leinster (...)

Tom Williams of Harlequins is replaced as blood pours from his mouth during the infamous Heineken Cup quarter-final against Leinster. Photograph: David Rogers/Getty Images

The famous tale from 2003 of the Gloucester gameplan left in a Limerick taxi always sounded too good to be true: the visitors’ strategy for a crucial (...)

 Harlequins’ Aseli Tikoirotuma breaks against Leinster at the Stoop. Photograph: Andrew Fosker/Inpho

Harlequins 24 Leinster 18Leinster took the bare minimum from The Stoop after being caught cold by two tries in quick succession from Harlequins in the(...)

 Jamie Heaslip should be one of the few survivor from when Harlqeuins and Leisnetr last met in 2009.  Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

The Leinster team won’t be selected until Friday. But of the 15 players who started against Harlequins in the 2009 ‘Bloodgate’ quarter-final, probably(...)

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