Mako Vunipola

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Jack Clement of Gloucester runs with the ball during the Gallagher Premiership Rugby match against  Harlequins at Kingsholm. Photograph: David Rogers/Getty Images

Eddie Jones’s autumn Test preparations are already being hit by the Covid-19 confusion which is threatening to cause fresh issues for club and country(...)

Munster’s Ben Healy was the hero on Saturday in Wales. Photograph: Inpho

The 2020/21 season is going well if . . . After watching events unfold at the RDS on Friday we envisaged Andy Farrell’s Ireland squad for Paris conta(...)

The Leinster team form a huddle after their loss to Saracens. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

This week I had a chat with Chicken Little. She told me that after last weekend, the sky is falling in onto Irish rugby and another 800 years of rugb(...)

  Owen Farrell of Saracens during training in St Albans, England. He will miss out on the clash with Racing as he remains suspended for a dangerous tackle. Photograph: Mike Hewitt/Getty Images

Saracens will attempt to defy the odds once again on Saturday knowing a similarly momentous occasion could be years away. A week after sending shockwa(...)

Leinster players after  the defeat to Saracens in the quarter-finals of the Heineken Champions Cup at the Aviva Stadium. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

We’re putting on the hindsight goggles again. Leinster used the World Cup analogy coming out of lockdown. The theory was sound. Pool matches were the(...)

 Mark McCall talks to the media after his team’s win over Leinster on Saturday afternoon. Photograph: Inpho

‘That’s Life’ by Frank Sinatra blared from giant speakers in the Aviva rafters as Maro Itoje and Vincent Koch strolled off the turf behind a flash of (...)

Saracens celebrates winning a scrum penalty against Leinster. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

How to beat Leinster in 2020: step one, “harass” their inexperienced backf ield into making mistakes. Step two, build a lead before, step three, defen(...)

Ryan Baird and Jack Conan in action during the Leinster Captain’s Run at the  Aviva Stadium on Friday. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Leinster will be playing in their third successive knock-out match when facing Saracens in the Heineken Champions Cup quarter-final on Saturday, with (...)

Mako Vunipola is in line for a big shift against Leinster on Saturday if fit to play. Photograph: Andrew Redington/Getty

If Saracens win the European Champions Cup next month, they will not stand accused of breaching the Premiership’s salary cap regulations. They have a (...)

 Alex Goode insists he can step in for Owen Farrell at outhalf for   Saracens’ Champions Cup quarter-final against  Leinster on Saturday. Photograph:  Mike Egerton/PA Wire

Alex Goode insists he can step in for Owen Farrell at outhalf and lead “underdogs” Saracens to Champions Cup victory against Leinster in Dublin. Full(...)

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