Ben Morgan: Munster will have to restrain the impact of  Gloucester’s primary ball carrier  at Kingsholm. Photograph:  Shaun Botterill/Getty Images

There are some familiar names in terms of the headline performers statistically in this season’s Heineken Champions Cup ahead of the weekend’s round f(...)

Exeter’s bonus-point win away to Gloucester keeps their European campaign alive. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Gloucester 17-29 Exeter A week in Europe can be a very long time, both in politics and in rugby. Last Saturday Exeter were desperately disappointed t(...)

  Gerbrandt Grobler of Gloucester Rugby beats Sam Skinner of Exeter Chiefs to the ball in the lineout last weekend. Photograph: Alex Davidson/Getty Images

Gloucester v Exeter (7.45pm, Kingsholm Stadium, BT Sport) With Gloucester trying to overhaul Munster at the top of Pool Two, Exeter go into Friday ni(...)

Joey Carbery celebrates scoring Munster’s third try in the victory over Gloucester at Thomond Park. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Munster 36 Gloucester 22 A Pyrrhic victory when weighed against the serious injuries suffered by Tommy O’Donnell, Rhys Marshall and Dan Goggin, bu(...)

Gloucester outhalf Danny Cipriani is sent off by referee Alexandre Ruiz during the Heineken Champions Cup  match at  Thomond Park. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Munster 36 Gloucester 22 Munster’s victory may feel a little hollow, the nature of the performance so pockmarked by error that any satisfaction of th(...)

Danny Cipriani starts for England against the Springboks in Cape Town. Photograph: David Rogers/Getty

Preparing for the third Test in the shadow of Table Mountain has merely heightened the sense of England’s rugby players being stuck between a rock and(...)

 Connacht’s Tom Farrell is stopped in his tracks by  Jeremy Thrush and Mark Atkinson of Gloucester. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Connacht 28 Gloucester 33 Heartbreak for Connacht, again. Nemesis Gloucester recorded a fifth win over Connacht, and once again dashed west of Irelan(...)

Sean O’Brien of the Lions dives over for his try against the Melbourne Rebels. Photograph: David Rogers/Getty Images

Melbourne Rebels 0 British and Irish Lions 35: The dirt-trackers, re-enforced by the test bench, duly atoned for last week’s blip in Canberra again(...)