Toulouse’s scrumhalf Antoine Dupont passes the ball during the Heineken  Champions Cup pool one game against  Wasps at the Ernest Wallon stadium. Photograph: Remy Gabalda/AFP/Getty Images

Toulouse 42 Wasps 27 Toulouse moved a step closer to the Heineken Champions Cup quarter-finals with a 42-27 bonus-point victory over Wasps at the Sta(...)

Saracens’ Maro Itoje his side’s first  try during the Heineken  Champions Cup game against Lyon at Allianz Park. Photograph:  Steven Paston/PA Wire

Saracens 29 Lyon 10 Saracens made it two wins from two in this season’s Heineken Champions Cup, producing a clinical display to seal a 29-10 bonus-po(...)

Mathieu Bastareaud: returns to the Toulon side for the visit to Edinburgh  after serving a five-week suspension. Photograph: Gary Carr/Inpho

CASTRES OLYMPIQUE v EXETER CHIEFS, Stade Pierre Fabre (1.0, Irish time, live on BT Sport) Injuries to Sam Skinner, Dave Dennis and Dave Ewers mean th(...)

 Jonathan Sexton  leaves the field after  scoring a 42-metre drop goal against France. He is crucial to Ireland’s success in the Six Nations. Photograph: Mike Hewitt/Getty Images

Johnny Sexton’s importance to the Irish team has never been more acute, and never been more ably demonstrated than in Paris last Saturday. In part due(...)

Ireland’s Ronan O’Gara scores a drop goal in the dying minutes against Wales to secure the 2009 Six Nations title for Ireland. Photo: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

One game down in the 2018 Six Nations and already Ireland have had their fill of drama. Johnny Sexton’s drop goal with the last kick of the game to gi(...)

Toulouse have struggled to recapture former glories and are currently outside the top six for qualification for next season’s Champions Cup. Photograph:  Nicolas Tucat/AFP/Getty Images

Stade Toulousain! The club is synonymous with winning and flair. No team has won more French Championships or European Cups. They also did so with a c(...)

Munster’s Conor Murray tackles Toulouse’s Luke McAllister in the 2014 Heineken Cup quarter-final in Thomond Park. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

“All Blacks’ Luke McAlister’s ex-wife discusses Aaron Smith having sex.” As you do. Sometimes you don’t know what to believe in the British mid-brows(...)

 Josh van der Flier leaves the field  during Leinster’s game with Edinburgh on Friday. His shoulder injury is expected to keep him out of the rest of the Six Nations. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

In stark contrast to previous meetings between Ireland and France, the two squads continue their preparations for next Saturday’s pivotal round-three (...)

Toulouse players celebrate as referee Wayne Barnes blows the full-time whistle in the Champions Cup game against Connacht at Stade Ernest-Wallon. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Toulouse 19 Connacht 10 Brave, as ever, but no cigar. Regrets, Connacht will have many, after coming within a drop goal or penalty of reaching the qu(...)

Australia outhalf Bernard Foley  runs in to score his side’s second try during the international match against  France at Stade de France  in Paris. Photograph: Dan Mullan/Getty Images

France 23 Australia 25 France missed an injury-time drop goal as stand-in outhalf Bernard Foley inspired Australia to a 25-23 win at the Stade de Fra(...)

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