Nick Tompkins completes his hat-trick and  scores Saracens’  sixth try during the Gallagher Premiership semi-final match against Gloucester   at Allianz Park. Photograph:  Paul Harding/PA Wire

Saracens 44 Gloucester 19 Mark McCall felt mixed emotions after Saracens overran Gloucester 44-19 at Allianz Park to secure their place in Saturday’s(...)

Danny Cipriani is back in the Gloucester team to face Munster on Friday night. Photograph: Dan Mullan/Getty Images

Search for ‘Danny Cipriani fitness’ on Google and the first result to appear is an article in GQ magazine published on Tuesday January 8th: “Danny Cip(...)

 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(...)

Munster’s Jean Kleyn in a maul during their Guinness PRO14 clash with Connacht at the Sportsground in Galway. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

Munster go into their crunch Heineken Champions Cup game against Gloucester at Kingsholm next Friday night in good fettle and feeling altogether bette(...)

 Danny Cipriani in action for Gloucester against Exeter Chiefs earlier this month. Photograph: Dan Mullan/Getty Images

If Danny Cipriani feels messed around by England he hides it well. You might expect confusion, resentment, even betrayal at how he again finds himself(...)

  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(...)

Danny Cipriani’s shoulder makes contact with Rory Scannell’s face, leading to a red card for the Gloucester player at Thomond Park. Photograph:  Brian Lawless/PA Wire

It’s there in black and white. “In both the tackle and cleanout a player must not make contact with an opponent above the line of the shoulders.” The (...)

Munster’s Tommy O’Donnell lies injured during the Heineken European Champions Cup clash with Gloucester at Thomond Park. Photo: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

It was something of a Pyrrhic victory for Munster following their 36-22 win over Gloucester in a feisty Heineken Champions Cup encounter at Thomond Pa(...)

Danny Cipriani: few have doubted  his unsettling problems have stymied a career. Photograph:  Dan Mullan/Getty Images

In the spring of 2013 Danny Cipriani was taken to hospital in Leeds with bruising and concussion. He had been hit by a bus while on a team night out. (...)

Tommy O’Donnell: will don  the number seven jersey for the game against Gloucester at Thomond Park. Photograph: Oisin Keniry/Inpho

Heineken Champions Cup Pool 2: Munster v Gloucester Kick off: Saturday, 1pm. Venue: Thomond Park. How to follow: L(...)

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