Ian Tempest

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There were further examples this weekend of  French television coverage of matches in European tournaments not showing any ‘worthwhile’ replays of any contentious moments that do not favour the French club. File photograph: Inpho

French TV coverage La Rochelle were worthy and deserving winners and Leinster can have no complaints based on their performance but one aspect of the(...)

Leicester’s Will Spencer was sent off for this high tackle on Wasps’  Tommy Taylor and has been suspended for four weeks. Photograph:  David Rogers/Getty Images

Leicester interim-head coach Geordan Murphy believes Will Spencer’s red card might emerge as a watershed moment in the sport’s drive to eradicate dang(...)

 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(...)

Ireland’s Sene Naoupu tackles Honoka Tsutsumi of Japan during the Women’s Rugby World Cup Pool C game at  UCD Bowl. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

Ireland 24 Japan 14 On the premise that every game they play is a soap opera this was never in doubt. Ireland are brave as much as they are error str(...)