Don Armand

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Munster’s Tadhg Beirne blocks a kick from Nic White of Exeter Chiefs during the Heineken Champions Cup match at  Thomond Park. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Munster 9 Exeter 7 It wasn’t pretty, rather it was a little ugly. It wasn’t anything like some of the roller-coaster rides Thomond Park has witnesse(...)

  Gerbrandt Grobler of Gloucester Rugby beats Sam Skinner of Exeter Chiefs to the ball in the lineout last weekend. Photograph: Alex Davidson/Getty Images

Gloucester v Exeter (7.45pm, Kingsholm Stadium, BT Sport) With Gloucester trying to overhaul Munster at the top of Pool Two, Exeter go into Friday ni(...)

Munster’s CJ Stander scores a try during the Heineken Champions Cup  match at Sandy park. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Exeter Chiefs 10 Munster 10 Oh no, Joey. Old generals named O’Gara and Sexton will enjoy his late error, knowing it’s the only way to truly learn. Th(...)

Exeter Chiefs’ Jack Nowell scores a   try against Bath  during the Gallagher Premiership match at the Recreation Ground, Bath.  Photograph:  Nick Potts/PA

Leinster’s Heineken Champions Cup victory over the Exeter Chiefs at Sandy Park last season will have provided source material in analysis terms for th(...)

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(...)

Nathan Earle scores  Saracens’  fourth try during the  Premiership final against  Exeter Chiefs at Twickenham. Photograph: Henry Browne/Getty Images

Saracens 27 Exeter 10 Saracens were crowned Aviva Premiership champions for a third time in four seasons after ending Exeter’s title reign at Twicken(...)

 Ireland’s Jacob Stockdale makes history with Ireland’s third  try at Twickenham. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

England 15 Ireland 24 Ireland sealed the deal in, of all places, Twickenham and on, of all days, St Patrick’s Day to warm the cockles of a sizea(...)

England’s Sam Simmonds has emphasised the importance of the breakdown battle.  “It’s frustrating, but it can only be improved by us. We know we have to be better at it.”  Photograph: Thomas Samson/AFP/getty

Possession is nine-tenths of the law is an aphorism that translates to rugby with an appreciable resonance. Ireland will chase a third Grand Slam in (...)

 Don Armand of Exeter tries to get away from Saracens’  Richard Barringnton. “If you can’t hit a breakdown, the fundamentals of rugby are things that you’ll struggle with.” Photograph: David Rogers/Getty

Belatedly summoned by Eddie Jones after consecutive defeats and further injuries in the back row, Don Armand has a straightforward answer to what has (...)

 England coach Eddie Jones reckons the next 12 arduous months will effectively determine whether his team win next year’s World Cup in Japan. Photograph: David Rogers/Getty Images

Rarely has an England rugby squad enjoyed a briefer new year honeymoon than they have been permitted in 2018. Not that Eddie Jones cared about the hea(...)

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