Dean Richards

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Connacht and Ireland lock Quinn Roux has joined Toulon on a two-year deal. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Toulon confirmed that they have signed Quinn Roux, a move that was widely forecast. Last month, the 30-year-old ended a nine-year stint in Irish rugby(...)

James Ryan reacts to Ellis Genge during Ireland’s defeat in Twickenham earlier this year. Photograph: Getty Images

Not in our game, mate. Not part of our values, old chap. Not unless you are England or Sarries. Then it is fine to lord it over your opponent. Or roar(...)

  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 (...)

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