Jonathan Sexton celebrates scoring the opening try against France  with Devin Toner. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Leinster are unaware of any negotiations taking place between the IRFU and Johnny Sexton with a view of bringing the Racing Metro outhalf back to I(...)

Jamie Heaslip in action for Leinster against Castres at the   Stade Pierre Antoine. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

The possibility of Jamie Heaslip joining Toulon next season appears to be moving a step closer with the news that his agents are scheduled to meet wi(...)

Mark McCafferty  announces changes to the Super Duper Cup format whereby English and French sides will henceforth have two extra players on the pitch, giving them 17-a-side.

JanuaryLeinster, Munster and Ulster reach knockout stages of the Heineken Cup but are all paired away from home in the quarter-finals. The Welsh regio(...)

Throughout the five stakeholders’ meetings, the Celts and Italians brought all manner of revised formats to the table, be it 32 or 24 teams, but Paul Goze of France’s LNR and England’s PRL’s Mark McCafferty (above) only wanted to talk about their proposed 20-team format.

Since the game went professional on August 25th 1995 there have been a few skirmishes along the way but it’s always felt as if we’ve been waiting for (...)

Racing Metro’s president Jacky Lorenzetti: “The ERC is dead. The competition we want to set up goes beyond the European circle. We are creating a global organisation to launch the Club World Cup.” Photograph: Getty Images

Hardly a day goes by without another shot or two across the bows of the ERC, and by extension the French Federation, the Celts and Italians and the In(...)

 Jonathan Sexton and Seán O’Brien celebrate after the British & Irish Lions had beaten Australia in the deciding third Test at the ANZ Stadium in Sydney. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Racing Metro have emerged as favourites to sign Leinster and Irish flanker Seán O’Brien. Following on from Racing’s acquisition of Jonny Sexton(...)

Racing Metro’s Jonathan Sexton during the Top 14 match against Brive on Saturday at the Marcel Deflandre stadium, La Rochelle, western France. Photograph: Xavier Leoty/AFP/Getty Images

The sun blazed, the band played and in the breezy coastal port town of La Rochelle a rusty Johnny Sexton and an even rustier Racing Metro kicked off t(...)

Jonathan Sexton could make his first ‘home’ appearance of the new season in La Rochelle – 500km from Paris. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Jonathan Sexton has got an early taste of the idiosyncrasies of Racing Metro president Jacky Lorenzetti with the Paris club moving their first home ma(...)

Leinster’s Jonathan Sexton celebrates after Saturday’s victory. Photograph: Inpho

As Jonathan Sexton walked out of the RDS for the last time as a Leinster player on Saturday night, a supporter shouted: “Se(...)

Ronan O’Gara and Jonathan Sexton: set to meet up again at Racing Metro.

You couldn’t make this stuff up. Jonathan Sexton’s kicking coach at Racing Metro 92 next season will be Ronan O’Gara. O’Gara met Jacky (...)

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