Michael Rhodes

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Saracens’ Billy Vunipola scores the crucial try despite James Lowe and Luke McGrath of Leinster. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Saracens 20 Leinster 10 The drive for five will have to be resumed next year. Leinster gave it the good fight, defending heroically and they kept pr(...)

George Kruis is seemingly unfazed by the incoming game of the decade. Photograph: David Rogers/Getty Images

Topics to file George Kruis interview under: Black Monday. Stuart Lancaster. Felling Munster. Leinster revisited. Cannabis (minus the THC). That abou(...)

Leinster’s James Lowe celebrates his try against Saracens in the European Rugby Champions Cup quarter-final at the Aviva Stadium in April 2018. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Heineken Champions Cup Final Leinster Rugby v Saracens Kick-off: 5pm. Venue: St James’ Park, Newcastle. On TV: Live on BT Sport 2/Channel 4/Virgin M(...)

Owen Farrell at St James’ Park ahead of Saturday’s Champions Cup final. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

15 Alex Goode Age: 30 Height: 5’11” Weight: 91 kg (14st 4lbs) Minutes: 640 Points: 0 He has beaten more defenders (35) is this season’s tournament t(...)

Alex Goode has carried the ball more than any other  Saracens player in this year’s  European Champions Cup. Photograph: Alex Livesey/Getty Images

Interpretation is nine-tenths of the law so to speak when it comes to statistics, more often than not governed by the subjectivity in arguing one pers(...)

 Mako Vunipola  during a Saracens training session  in St Albans on Tuesday. Photograph:  David Rogers/Getty Images

Mako Vunipola has been declared fit for Saracens’ Heineken Champions Cup final against Leinster on Saturday after winning his battle with injury. Vun(...)

Munster’s Peter O’Mahony during the second half. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Saracens 32 Munster 16 They might not care to admit it to themselves, but Munster faced a gulf in class at the Ricoh Arena. The expression(...)

Sean Maitland scores for Saracens during their heavy win over Cardiff. Photograph: Alex Pantling/Getty

Saracens 51 Cardiff Blues 25 Ben Earl came off the bench to inspire a second-half turnaround as Saracens survived a scare from Cardiff Blues to recor(...)

Mike Brown runs with the ball during the England training session held at Browns Sports Club in Vilamoura, Portugal. Photo: David Rogers/Getty Images

England have dropped Mike Brown for the first time in the Eddie Jones era after he was omitted from a 25-man squad named for Saturday’s clash with Sou(...)

Chris Ashton has been named in Eddie Jones’s pre-season training squad after returning to the English Premiership with Sale. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Chris Ashton has made an immediate return to the England fold following his summer move to Sale, having been included in Eddie Jones’s 44-man pre-seas(...)

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