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Leinster’s Johnny Sexton and Tadhg Furlong tackle  Saracens’ Owen Farrell during the  Champions Cup quarter-final against Saracens at the Aviva Stadium. Photograph:  Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Johnny Sexton booted the ball away like every young boy has done when the invisible referee refuses to punish a filthy hack in the backfield as the et(...)

Cian Healy: 'If you want to get to the top of this, you have to beat the best. You don’t want to be looking for an easy route.' Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

“We don’t have a hell of a lot of lads left that have won that cup,” says Cian Healy. Today the Leinster losehead prop is refocusing after the glory o(...)

Johnny Sexton and Owen Farrell, those uber competitive international rivals and two-time Lions team-mates, will both be making their 60th appearances in the competition. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Plenty of water has passed under the bridge since the quarter-final line-up for the European Champions Cup was finalised on the third weekend in Janua(...)

Alex Lozowski tackles Francis Saili during Saracens’ win over Harlequins. Photograph: Alex Pantling/Getty

Alex Lozowski is ready to lead the Saracens backline against Leinster in the European Challenge Cup quarter-final in Dublin on Sunday should Owen Farr(...)

Leinster’s Dave Kearney goes off injured  during his side’s defeat to Ospreys on Saturday in Wales. Photograph: Alex Davidson/Inpho

The disconsolate figures of Leinster’s Dave Kearney and Munster’s Tommy O’Donnell leaving their respective games with injured arms folded into their (...)

Maro Itoje helped Saracens to victory over Harlequins. Photograph: David Rogers/Getty

Saracens director of rugby Mark McCall said Maro Itoje looked “full of energy” as he delivered a standout performance in his side’s 24-11 win over Har(...)

Allianz Park, the home of Saracens. Photograph: Jordan Mansfield/Getty

Last May, English rugby celebrated a double double. Saracens retained the European Champions Cup a couple of months after England had held on to the S(...)

 James Haskell after Ireland’s win. Photograph: Dan Mullan/Getty Images

Anthony Watson Departed on the medical cart shortly after half-time, missing the drudgery that followed. Rating 5 Jonny May Ran over for a customary (...)

 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(...)

 Eddie Jones: “When you lose a game of rugby it’s not your ability to play rugby, it’s not your fitness, it’s your ability to mentally come back from the game and that’s being tested at the moment.” Photograph: Adam Davy/PA Wire

Eddie Jones, now more than ever, needs a victory. The England coach has travelled this path before, he has brought the ire of many down upon himself, (...)

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