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Former All Black Charles Piutau could be eligible to play for Tonga under the new rules. Photograph: Duif du Toit/Getty

The primary rationale behind the decision of the World Rugby Council to amend the regulations regarding player eligibility is to give a boost to the P(...)

Johnny Sexton in action for Ireland in the autumn international  against South Africa at Croke Park in November 2009. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Johnny Sexton’s debut was memorable, but not necessarily one of the most auspicious of his previous 99 Tests for his country. During the November wind(...)

Robbie Henshaw: the form he delivered for the Lions could imbue him with the confidence to further underline his world-class status. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Prospects For all the disappointment of their Heineken Champions Cup semi-final defeat against La Rochelle last May, reaching that stage after that q(...)

Scott Fardy:  ‘You don’t want to get to the point where your body can’t do anything... and I’m still at a point now where I’ll be able to play golf and run with the kids.’ Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

It comes as no surprise that, at 36, Scott Fardy is sanguine about the thought that Leinster’s game with the Dragons on Friday will be his 80th and la(...)

Lest the IRFU forget, Leinster would never have won their first Champions Cup without Isa Nacewa, Chris Whitaker, Stan Wright and Rocky Elsom. Photograph: Dave Winter/Inpho

In the fallout from Sunday’s sobering events in La Rochelle we can’t forget Leinster’s excellent display in the laquarter-final win away to Exeter. To(...)

Scott Fardy: played 76 times over four seasons for Leinster. “Fards is a competitive animal, he doesn’t like losing,” says Guy Easterby. “He’s added so much in terms of mindset and not taking a backward step.” Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

CJ Stander and Scott Fardy will ride off into the sunset with their legacies assured; Marcel Coetzee will leave some big shoes to fill at Ulster and t(...)

Johnny  Sexton celebrates scoring a  try during the 2011 final against Northampton at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Whatever way you look at it, that was a special win, even by Leinster’s standards. To down the reigning European and English champions after falling 1(...)

Rob Kearney, Brad Thorn and Isa Nacewa celebrate after beating Ulster in the 2012 Heineken Cup Final at Twickenham. Photographer: Dara Mac Dónaill

One of the standout features of this dismembered rugby season was when Damian de Allende and RG Snyman appeared in Munster colours. De Allende, a 28(...)

Mako Vunipola is in line for a big shift against Leinster on Saturday if fit to play. Photograph: Andrew Redington/Getty

If Saracens win the European Champions Cup next month, they will not stand accused of breaching the Premiership’s salary cap regulations. They have a (...)

Leinster’s Garry Ringrose looks to offload as he is tackled by Andrew Conway. Photograph: Inpho

Got the email last Wednesday. Filled in the form. Next came my time to arrive on Saturday for a temperature check. All the precautions you would expec(...)

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