Jimmy Gopperth

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Lima Sopoaga during Wasps’ Champions Cup defeat to Leinster last October. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

When Daniel Carter joined Racing 92 after the 2015 World Cup, he was treated like rugby royalty. He arrived in Paris to a fanfare, introduced on a pri(...)

 Leinster coach Leo Cullen:  “There will be guys disappointed that they’re not going to be involved next week and that is the way we want it.” Photograph:  Billy Stickland/Inpho

As much as anything this latest instalment in this auld rivalry was a reminder that Leinster simply remain spoilt for choice. The champions could make(...)

Jimmy Gopperth of Wasps. Photograph: Clive Mason/Getty Images

Wasps have confirmed outhalf Jimmy Gopperth will miss most of the upcoming Gallagher Premiership campaign following knee surgery. The 35-year-old for(...)

Pool 1 after the draw for next year’s Heineken Cup in  Lausanne, Switzerland. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

So much for the elevated status of Leinster as this year’s European champions and one of the protected top seeds for next season’s Heineken Cup. Coa(...)

Joey Carbery: Joe Schmidt is keen for him to be a starting outhalf in the Champions Cup next season as the World Cup looms. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Having seemingly rejected a loan move to Ulster, Joey Carbery is now being guided towards a one-season deal with Munster. Ireland coach Joe Schmidt i(...)

Incoming Ulster coach Dan McFarland looks to be a good fit for the province. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

That was meant to have been a quiet week; just the Pro14 quarter-final between Munster and Edinburgh, and the Ulster Bank League final featuring Lansd(...)

Simon Zebo: in 38 minutes he  had more touches on the ball than Andrew Conway and Keith Earls each had in 80 minutes. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Ultimately they were two relatively anti-climactic semi-finals, but anyone associated with Leinster and Racing won’t be bothered about that. Leinster(...)

Jamie Heaslip lifts the Heineken Cup after the win over Leicester at Murrayfield in May 2009. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Jamie Heaslip will walk on the pitch before Leinster v Saracens. “Mick Dawson told me this morning they are at just south of 50,000.” Imagine they b(...)

Leinster’s Garry Ringrose is among those to have picked up a lengthy injury this season. Photo: Ramsey Cardy/Sportsfile via Getty Images

Professional rugby is reaching breaking point. And break is the word with each weekend bringing more injury problems. Wasps lost three more players in(...)

Jacob Stockdale crosses for Ulster’s opening try against Wasps. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Ulster 19 Wasps 9 Hardly vintage Ulster, but good enough on the night. After an undistinguished first half of huffing and puffing, not for the first (...)

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