Jordan Larmour scores  despite the efforts of Montpellier’s Karl Martin. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Leinster 89 Montpellier 7 It says everything about this non-contest that by the time Ross Molony was powering over for Leinster’s bonus point try as (...)

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(...)

Referee Luke Pearce gestures during the European Champions Cup final  between La Rochelle and Toulouse at Twickenham Stadium. Photograph:  Adrian Dennis/AFP

The US defence secretary under President George W Bush was Donald Rumsfeld. He famously informed us about his “known unknowns”, and also his “unknown (...)

Leinster’s James Tracy supports Rhys Ruddock in Saturday’s Champions Cup win against Montpellier. Photograph: Inpho

Montpellier 14 Leinster 35 The sight of all 23 Leinster bodies performing on a higher plain has become the norm. However, the sight of Peter Dooley (...)

Dan Leavy is mobbed by his Leinster team-mates after scoring the bonus-point try in the Heineken Champions Cup match against Montpellier at the  GGL stadium. Photograph: Dave Winter/Inpho

Montpellier 14 Leinster 35 Progress, by any measurement, is a victory in France when Johnny Sexton pulls up during the warm-up. Hell hath no fury li(...)

Rory Best couldn’t persuade Jaco Peyper to go the TMO to check on a try for  Fekitoa  which was disputed by the home side during the defeat against New Zealand in November 2016. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

South African referee Jaco Peyper will take charge of an Ireland Test match for the fourth time when Andy Farrell’s side take on England at Twickenham(...)

South Africa’s flanker Siya Kolisi lifts the Webb Ellis Cup as they celebrate winning the 2019 Rugby World Cup final against  England in Yokohama. Photograph: Odd Andersen/AFP via Getty Images

Way, way back in time, circa mid-September 2019, the common perception was that this World Cup would be the most open of the nine to date. Now that it(...)

Jaco Peyper awards Ross Moriarty’s try. Photograph:  Christophe Ena/AP

Wales 20 France 19 Wales are into the semi-finals of the World Cup but only after one of the crazier quarter-finals of modern times. With six minutes(...)

Antoine Dupont starts for France against Wales. Photograph: Gabriel bouys/AFP/Getty

Scrumhalf dangerman Antoine Dupont is fit for France’s World Cup quarter-final against Wales on Sunday. Dupont, who Wales head coach Warren Gatland b(...)

France’s  Camille Lopez celebrates following the victory over Argentina in the World Cup clash in Tokyo.  Photograph: Franck Robichon/EPA

France 23 Argentina 21 France begin their World Cup quest safe in the eternal knowledge that nothing about them is certain. They possess all the el(...)

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