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Ulster’s John Cooney celebrates at the final whistle of the Champions Cup game against Leicester at Welford Road. photograph:   Gary Carr/Inpho

Leicester 13 Ulster 14 How Dan McFarland will look back at this match; stifling the gag reflex and with unfathomable pride. Ulster created a large si(...)

Jonny May scores England’s  first try during the autumn international against Australia at Twickenham. Photograph:   Dan Mullan/Getty Images

England 37 Australia 18 England swept aside Australia to claim a sixth successive victory over the Wallabies and complete a successful autumn series (...)

David Pocock passes the ball during an Australia training session in London on Thursday. Photograph:  Dan Mullan/Getty Images

Australia number eight David Pocock has recovered from his neck injury in time to face England at Twickenham on Saturday. Pocock sustained the injury(...)

Wales’ Liam Williams in action with Australia’s Dane Haylett-Petty during the autumn international at the  Principality Stadium in Cardiff. Photograph: Rebecca Naden/Reuters

Wales 9 Australia 6 Wales ended their long losing run against Australia at the 14th attempt as substitute Dan Biggar’s late penalty gave them a 9-6 (...)

Jacob Stockdale in action during Ulster’s captain’s run at   Kingspan Stadium, Belfast, ahead of their Champions Cup opener with Leicester Tigers. Photograph: Matt Mackey/Inpho

Ulster v Leicester, Kingspan Stadium, Saturday, 5.30pm (Live on BT Sport 2) Akin to Rassie Erasmus in his first season with Munster, when Dan McFarla(...)

 Michael Cheika’s Australia team are desperate to build some momentum. Photograph: PA

An Australia side in desperate need of another Rugby Championship win to build some momentum come up against an Argentina team confident they have a c(...)

There’s a lot of excitement over Richie Mo’unga getting his chance in the All Blacks number 10 jersey. Photograph: Hannah Peters/Getty Images

New Zealand v Argentina When: Saturday 8.35am Irish time Where: Trafalgar Park, Nelson (capacity: 21,480 with temporary seats) Referee: Pascal Gauzere(...)

Australia coach Michael Cheika: has blooded some 30 players in the Test arena since the 2015 global showpiece. Photograph: Saeed Khan/AFP/Getty Images

Australia coach Michael Cheika’s hopes of fielding a settled side during the Rugby Championship have been dented by a midfield injury blow but the Wal(...)

Manu Tuilagi returns to the Leicester midfield for the return match against Munster at Welford Road. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho.

CHAMPIONS CUP – POOL 4 Sunday: Leicester Tigers v Munster Rugby Kick-off: 5.30. Venue: Welford Road. On TV: Live on BT Sport. The old adage, coined(...)

Leicester centre Manu Tuilagi has gone to great lengths to get his career back on track so much so he even visited a witch-doctor in Samoa earlier this year. Photograph: David Rogers/Getty Images

Those who believe Manu Tuilagi will never again be his old dominant force for club and country could swiftly be changing their tune according to those(...)

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