Munster Director of Rugby Rassie Erasmus ahead of their Champions Cup opener against Racing 92. Photo: Inpho

The sight of Ronan O’Gara on the sidelines as part of the opposition think-tank will add to the sense of discomfiture for Munster and their supporter(...)

 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(...)

Even by All Black standards, Dan Carter is special. Photograph: Malcolm Couzens/Getty Images

Two years after the power struggle to rule European rugby, where the English and French clubs so obviously prevailed, what are we left with? This. Th(...)

Racing’s players congratulate their captain Dimitri Szarzewski after he scored a try  during the Champions Cup  match against  Glasgow Warriors  at Yves du Manoir. Photograph: Matthieu Alexandre/AFP/Getty Images

Racing 34 Glasgow Warriors 10 Dan Carter kicked 12 points as Racing 92 maintained their unbeaten run in the Champions Cup against Glasgow Warriors. (...)

Ireland ‘s Devin Toner and Iain Henderson comes out for the Captain’s Run past soldiers at the Estadio Centenario, Argentina. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

FIRST TEST Argentina v Ireland Estadio Centenario, today, 7.40pm Sky Sports 1 The Ireland squad made their half-hour trek across the bridge(...)

Bordeaux Begles outhalf Nicolas Sanchez is one of just five foreign-based players in the Argentina squad for the two Tests against Ireland. Photograph:   Michael Steele/Getty Images

Argentina’s new coach Daniel Hourcade has selected just five players who ply their trade outside the South American country for Ireland’s two Test tou(...)