Josh Bassett

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Leo Cullen: has experienced surprising defeats at the RDS to visiting English sides both as Leinster captain and coach. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Leinster v Wasps, RDS Arena, 7.45pm. On TV: Live on BT Sport. Little about the season’s early skirmishes will have generated doubt about Leinster beg(...)

Connacht’s Jack Carty and John Muldoon tackle Nathan Hughes of Wasps at the Ricoh Arena in Coventry on Wednesday night. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Wasps 40 Connacht 22 Wasps enjoyed their second pre-season win over Irish opposition with a 40-22 victory over Connacht at the Ricoh Arena in Covent(...)

Munster's CJ Stander is a long way ahead of anyone else in the Champions Cup in terms of carries made. Photo: Donall Farmer/Inpho

The focal point of this week’s column is the attacking philosophies and patterns of the respective teams in the Champions Cup quarter-finals this week(...)

Christian Wade dives to score during Wasps’ 40-33 win over Worcester at the Ricoh Arena. Photograph: Mike Egerton/PA

Wasps 40 Worcester 33 Wasps moved five points clear of Exeter at the top of the Premiership with a 40-33 win over Worcester at the Ricoh Arena. Howe(...)

Connacht’s Jack Carty watches his match-winning conversion against Wasps at the Sportsground, Galway. Photograph:  Matt Browne/Sportsfile via Getty Images

Connacht 20 Wasps 18 The team that refuses to die just keeps on giving. Connacht were all but out for the count here, literally as well as figurative(...)

Referee Mathieu Reynal blows his whistle to award  a try after Connacht’s Naulia Dawai touched down   late in the Champions Cup game against Wasps at The Sportsground on Saturday. Photograph:  Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Connacht’s sensational Champions Cup win over Wasps will stand despite the competition organisers admitting that replacement referee Mathieu Reynal er(...)

Naulia Dawai scores Connacht’s  late try in the Champions Cup game against Wasps at The Sportsground in Galway. Photograph:  Morgan Tracy/Inpho

Connacht 20 Wasps 18 On the back foot for much of the second half, during which they’d seen a 13-7 interval lead erased as Wasps flexed their pecs to(...)

Connacht’s Rory Parata in action against Wasps last weekend. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Connacht Rugby v Wasps, European Champions Cup, The Sportsground, Saturday December 17th (kick off: 5.30pm) – follow the action on our liveblog from (...)

 Kurtley Beale gets past the tackle of  Connacht’s Stacey Ili before scoring Wasps’ first try in the Champions Cup game at the Ricoh Arena in Coventry. Photograph:  Paul Childs/Action Images via Reuters/Livepic

Wasps 32 Connacht 17 Connacht gave it the good fight and did so their own way, playing their running brand of rugby and enjoying large tracts of po(...)

Saracens’ Sean Maitland  dives over for the first try despite being tackled by Ma’a Nonu  and Leigh Halfpenny during the European Rugby Champions Cup match at Stade Felix Mayol. Photograph: David Rogers/Getty Images

Toulon 23 Saracens 31 Saracens sent out a real statement of intent as they kicked off the defence of their European Champions Cup crown by beating Fr(...)