Ross Byrne: will start at outhalf againt for Leinster against Montpellier.  Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Lenster v Montpellier, RDS, Sunday, 1pm, (Live on BT Sport 2). When Wayne Barnes’ whistle signals the kick-off come 1pm, although the Sunday brunchti(...)

Ronan O’Gara is looking to earn La Rochelle a place in the Top 14 final for the first time. Photograph:  Lionel Hahn/Getty Images

Top 14 semi-final preview: La Rochelle v Racing 92, Stade Pierre Mauroy, Lille, 8.45pm (7.45pm Irish) – Live on Premier Sports 1 Friday night’s Top 1(...)

Ihaia West:   suffered a shoulder injury while scoring a try  during La Rochelle’s   French Top 14 win over  Lyon at the Marcel Deflandre Stadium in La Rochelle. Photograph: Xavier Leoty/AFP/Getty Images

Ronan O’Gara and La Rochelle could have a significant injury concern at outhalf ahead of the club’s Heineken Champions Cup semi-final against Leinster(...)

 Raymond Rhule of La Rochelle kicks the ball past Sale’s Simon Hammersley  to score their fourth try during the Heineken Champions Cup quarter-final at Stade Marcel Deflandre  in La Rochelle. Photograph: Lionel Hahn/Getty Images

La Rochelle 45 Sale 21 Ronan O’Gara’s La Rochelle side booked a slot in the Heineken Champions Cup semi-finals after a storming second half saw them (...)

France’s Gael Fickou in action during the victory over Scotland. “I know that our fans are also very critical, it’s normal. Their disappointment, I understand it. I share it.” Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Jacques Brunel will never want for advice, the French coach inundated with suggestions from sundry sources including ex-players, media and supporters.(...)

Wales’  Corey Hill, who scored a try  against England. Photograph:Tommy Dickson/Inpho

The Six Nations championship mid-term report card highlights Wales as the star pupils, unbeaten three-fifths of the way through the tournament and the(...)

Ben Fall is shown an early red card for a tackle on Beauden Barrett. Photograph: Andrew Cornaga/Inpho

New Zealand 26 France 13 An early red card to France fullback Ben Fall ensured the All Blacks sealed a 26-13 victory in the second test at Wellington(...)

 Francois Trinh Duc is chased by  Mathieu Bastareaud during a training session at the Maurice David stadium in Aix-en-Provence ahead of Friday’s Six Nations game against Italy in Marseille. Photograph: Christophe Simon/AFP/Getty Images

France coach Jacques Brunel reshuffled his backline as Les Bleus look to end an eight-game winless streak when they face Italy in the Six Nations on F(...)

Greig Laidlaw of Scotland kicks a penalty during their Six Nations win over France. Photo: Mike Hewitt/Getty Images

Scotland 32 France 26 This will hardly have them dreaming of a first championship of the century, but Scotland are back on track at least. They were (...)

Ireland centre Robbie Henshaw pictured at Carton House. Photograph:  Billy Stickland/Inpho

Responsibility sits snugly on Robbie Henshaw’s broad shoulders, comfort drawn from a variety of sources, from his innate talent to the forensic detail(...)

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