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Munster director of rugby Rassie Erasmus: “If we play like we played last weekend we won’t get points out of this game.” Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

Facing into what could be his final European Champions Cup game at Thomond Park against Racing 92 next Saturday (kick-off 5.30), Rassie Erasmus admits(...)

La Rochelle’s South African centre Paul Jordaan  breaks a Harlequins’ tackle during the victory over the English club at Twickenham Stoop Stadium in London. Photograph: Olly Greenwood/AFP/Getty

On the opening weekend that was, there was something old, something new, and something blue. Of all the statements of intent, none was more ominous th(...)

Peter O’Mahony addresses the Munster team huddle at Stade Pierre Fabre in Castres. Photograph:  Billy Stickland/Inpho

Some hard facts from the coalface were brought to light by Billy Holland after Munster’s draw with Castres in France. “It’s a game we should have wo(...)

Geoffrey Doumayrou of La Rochelle runs in to score a try during the  Champions Cup match against  Harlequins  at Twickenham Stoop. Photograph:  Henry Browne/Getty Images

Harlequins 27 La Rochelle 34 England’s prodigal son Ryan Lamb outfoxed rising star Marcus Smith as La Rochelle edged past Harlequins 34-27 at The Sto(...)

England winger Semesa Rokoduguni  runs in  to score their third try against Fiji at Twickenham. Photograph: Adrian Dennis/AFP/Getty Images

England 58 Fiji 15 England swept aside Fiji 58-15 to extend their triumphant run to 12 Tests, but the defensive frailties evident at Twickenham will (...)

 Munster’s CJ Stander was tackled early and often by the Leinster defence. Photo: Billy Stickland/Inpho

The Aviva stadium last Saturday allowed us examine the current state of both Leinster and Munster. It proved a very educational 80 minutes. The for(...)

The 12 team captains at the launch of the 2015/16 Guinness Pro12 season. Photograph: Gary Carr/Inpho

CONNACHT Given they’d never been top six prior to last season, achieving John Muldoon’s “realistic” target would be a decent achievement in backing u(...)

 Fiji players and staff huddle as they win gold at Deodoro Stadium. Photograph: David Rogers/Getty Images

When it comes to running Olympic rings around everyone else there has never been a dream team like Fiji’s glorious rugby men. This has already been a (...)

Connacht’s Niyi Adeolokun goes clear to score a try. Photo: James Crombie/Inpho

Connacht 16 Glasgow 11 They’ve never had it so good, but now they could have it even better next Saturday. Connacht tore up the history book and all (...)

Connacht face the biggest game in their history against Glasgow on Saturday. Photograph: Inpho

Pat Lam has made just one change to his side for Saturday’s Pro 12 semi-final against Glasgow Warriors at the Sportsground. Last time out Connacht (...)

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