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Saracens’ Maro Itoje his side’s first  try during the Heineken  Champions Cup game against Lyon at Allianz Park. Photograph:  Steven Paston/PA Wire

Saracens 29 Lyon 10 Saracens made it two wins from two in this season’s Heineken Champions Cup, producing a clinical display to seal a 29-10 bonus-po(...)

Mathieu Bastareaud: returns to the Toulon side for the visit to Edinburgh  after serving a five-week suspension. Photograph: Gary Carr/Inpho

CASTRES OLYMPIQUE v EXETER CHIEFS, Stade Pierre Fabre (1.0, Irish time, live on BT Sport) Injuries to Sam Skinner, Dave Dennis and Dave Ewers mean th(...)

 Geordan Murphy: “There’s always pressure. My good buddy James Ferris always told me, ‘Pressure is for tyres’. Photograph: David Rogers/Getty Images

In early September Geordan and Anneka were christening Rex’s little brother Oscar when the Leicester board came calling. Matt O’Connor had been sacke(...)

Gareth Steenson in action for Exeter against Worcester at Sandy Park. Photograph: Dan Mullan/Getty

Munster supporters visiting Devon for the first time this weekend should brace themselves for a strangely familiar experience. A south-west based band(...)

At the launch of the  European competitions in Dublin were (L-R) Jonathan Sexton (Leinster), Ellis Jenkins (Cardiff Blues), Peter O’Mahony (Munster), Callum Gibbins (Glasgow Warriors), Jordi Murphy (Ulster), Ken Owens (Scarlets), Luke Hamilton (Edinburgh) and Jarrad Butler (Connacht). Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

 To repeat, or not to repeat, that is the huge challenge facing Leinster as they seek to add to that hard-earned fourth star above their crests a(...)

At the Heineken Champions Cup launch in Dublin;  Jarrad Butler (Connacht), Jordi Murphy (Ulster), Callum Gibbins (Glasgow Warriors), Ken Owens (Scarlets), Luke Hamilton (Edinburgh), Peter O’Mahony (Munster), Jonathan Sexton (Leinster) and Ellis Jenkins (Cardiff Blues). Photograph: Inpho/Billy Stickland

Pool One      Leinster Coach: Leo Cullen. Last season: Champions. How they qualified: EC champions and Pro14 champion(...)

  Geordan Murphy   has been appointed interim head coach of Leicester Tigers following the departure of director of rugby Matt O’Connor. Photograph: David Rogers/Getty Images

Dean Richards once dubbed Geordan Murphy the “George Best” of rugby. It is Richards who arrives to Welford Road this weekend with Newcastle Falcons to(...)

Bernard Foley at number 10 is a certainty for Australia. Photo: Getty Images

Clash of cultures. The Australia squad announcement on Fox Sports this morning (10.30am Irish time) allows Joe Schmidt to ignite precise preparations (...)

Saracens director of rugby Mark McCall during Saturday’s Aviva Premiership final at Twickenham. Photograph: Henry Browne/Getty Images

Saracens director of rugby Mark McCall has signed a contract extension at the club, along with six members of the Irishman’s backroom staff. Defence (...)

Dan Leavy carries to score during Leinster’s win over Saracens. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Springtime for Ireland and the provinces. The possibility of an all-Irish, European Champions Cup final in Bilbao on May 12th is two games away, albei(...)

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