Kieran Brookes

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Cheslin Kolbe dives to score Toulouse’s first try against Wasps. Photograph: Geoff Caddick/AFP/Getty

Wasps 16 Stade Toulousain 24 Wasps’ hopes of European Champions Cup progression were all but ended after suffering a 24-16 loss to Toulouse at the Ri(...)

Tadhg Furlong relaxing at the Irish team’s headquarters at Carton House in Co Kildare yesterday. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Watching Ireland players drape themselves over several chaise longue as they await their cue to become temporary ringmasters in the media circus, it’(...)

Saracens Calum Clark scores his side’s fourth try during the Champions Cup match against Northampton at Franklin’s Gardens. Photograph:  Nigel French/PA Wire

Northampton 13 Saracens 57 Northampton collapsed to another harrowing rout by Saracens after being overwhelmed in their Champions Cup clash at Frankl(...)

“The trick on selection is to make sure, particularly at Leinster where there are so many Ireland internationals, that we are competitive in both games,” siad Leinster coach Stuart Lancaster. Photo: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Stuart Lancaster knows how the international system dovetails with clubs better than most. He is cute as to how Joe Schmidt thinks in the selfish way (...)

Leinster’s sa Nacewa with Sean O’Brien during the Captain’s Run ahead of their European Champions Cup clash with Northampton Saints. Photo: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Leinster v Northampton Saints, European Champions Cup, Aviva Stadium, Saturday December 17th (kick off: 7.45pm) – follow all of the action on our live(...)

Leinster’s Seán Cronin is tackled by Jamie Gibson of Northampton during the Champions Cup game at Franklin’s Gardens last Friday. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho.

If forewarned is forearmed then Leinster are primed to repel the Northampton Saints when they march to the Aviva stadium on Saturday. The tutorial com(...)

Ross Byrne took over at outhalf against Northampton following Joey Carbery’s injury. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho.

Leinster will place their trust in Ross Byrne for the foreseeable future in discharging the outhalf duties on foot of the news that Joey Carbery’s ank(...)

Pat Lam: “We’re only three points off, so  a win next week changes everything again.” Photograph: Paul Childs/Reuters

The odds were always most heavily stacked against Connacht completing an Irish four-timer in this weekend’s absorbing European Champions Cup matches. (...)

Dylan Hartley of Northampton looks dejected after being shown the red card by referee Jerome Garces during the European Rugby Champions Cup game  against Leinster. Photograph: by David Rogers/Getty Images

A bitterly disappointed Northampton Director of Rugby Jim Mallinder had no complaints whatsoever with the red incurred by his hooker Dylan Hartley, al(...)

Eddie Jones has named his 33-man England squad for next month’s Six Nations. Photograph: PA

New England coach Eddie Jones has named his 33-man squad for next month’s Six Nations championship. Jones has selected seven uncapped players, includ(...)

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