Jerome Kaino

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Connacht’s Tom Farrell is tackled by Toulouse’s  Yoann Huget during the Heineken Champions   Cup  match  at the Stade Ernest Wallon. Photograph: Pascal Pavani/AFP via Getty Images

Connacht head coach Andy Friend was proud of his side’s performance despite slipping to a 32-17 Champions Cup defeat against Toulouse. Tries from Seb(...)

Connacht’s Kyle Godwin tackles Toulouse’s  Thomas Ramos during the Heineken Champions Cup match at the Stade Ernest Wallon. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Toulouse 32 Connacht 17 Four-times European winners Toulouse are on the march in this season’s Champions Cup. Without a trophy since winning their fo(...)

Ardie Savea impressed at number eight in New Zealand’s 20-16 victory over Argentina in Buenos Aires. Photograph:   Alejandro Pagni/AFP/Getty Images

Rugby Championship: New Zealand v Australia, Wellington Regional Stadium, 8.35am Irish time, Live Sky Sports Main Event & Action All Blacks capta(...)

Munster’s last trophy came in 2011 - beating Leinster in the Pro12 final. Photograph: Inpho

Best Club in the World In 2011 the Red Army lorded it over Leinster in Thomond Park a week after their arch-rivals were crowned European champions. T(...)

Leinster’s Scott Fardy celebrates his try against Toulouse during their Heineken Champions Cup semi-final at the Aviva Stadium, Dublin. Photograph:  ©INPHO/Dan Sheridan

The quarter-finals delivered in spades to produce an aristocratic last four and the semi-finals, in their own way, had a similar effect. Leinster’s (...)

Simon Zebo: tweeted about comments directed his way from among the attendance at Kingspan Park. Photograph: Charles McQuillan/Getty Images

What Simon Zebo heard at Kingspan stadium on Saturday may become known in time. Regardless, there has been overwhelming support beneath the Ireland in(...)

 Leinster’s Dave Kearney scores a try in the corner. Photograph: Oisin Keniry/Inpho

Leinster 29 Toulouse 13 The two four-time winners had both seen this as something of a litmus test and, unsurprisingly, the champions confirmed the s(...)

Toulouse assistant coach Regis Sonnes. “We have a very young team, but with big potential and we are growing.” Photograph: Manuel Blondeau/Icon Sport via Getty Images

It’s still early days in the 2018-19 season. They don’t hand out trophies in January any more. But Toulouse are back alright, and seemingly with a ven(...)

Ross Byrne: “He leads the team well; he’s a very clear understanding of what’s expected and how we want to play the game. So, no issues with Ross, he’s been fantastic,” says Leo Cullen. Photograph: Laszlo

Heineken Champions Cup Pool Two, Leinster v Toulouse Venue: RDS Kick-off: 1pm On TV: Live On Virgin Media, Ch4, BT Sport If(...)

Jack Conan  makes a break to set up his side’s first try during the Champions Cup defeat to   Toulouse  at Stade Ernest-Wallon  in Toulouse, France. Photograph:  Dan Mullan/Getty Images

Training invariably provides the first indicator that a team is mentally and physically attuned in the week ahead of a match. It takes various shapes (...)

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