Dominic Ryan of Leicester Tigers tackles  George North of Northampton  Saints during the fateful Aviva Premiership match  at Franklin’s Gardens on September 9th, 2017.  Photograph:  David Rogers/Getty Images

A year ago playing for Leicester Tigers in the Aviva Premiership, Dominic Ryan thundered into Wales and Lions winger George North, unaware that the ta(...)

Anti-water charges protesters in Dublin. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

About 10,000-15,000 water charges protesters marched in Dublin on Saturday, in what some called the “final push” against the levies. The demonstratio(...)

Munster are given a penalty try after a late tackle by Leicester Tigers’ George Worth on  Jaco Taute at Thomond Park, Limerick. Photograph: Inpho

Munster 38 Leicester 0 The reconstruction of Munster in the image of bygone eras is impossible. Even if the similarities are everywhere; CJ Stande(...)

 Telusa Veainu dives to score one of Leicester’s six tries against Stade Francais. Photograph: Inpho

Leicester Tigers 41 Stade Francais 13 Vereniki Goneva’s try brace helped Leicester Tigers thump woeful Stade Francais 41-13 at Welford Road to book t(...)

Munster coach Anthony Foley: “It’s all our doing. “That’s the hardest part to it.” Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

There are ghosts all around Thomond Park. Late into Saturday’s icy cold night the spectre of Ronan O’Gara loomed largest over this once impenetrable (...)

Munster’s Robin Copeland fends off the tackle from  Graham Kitchener of Leicester Tigers at Thomond Park. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Munster 19 Leicester Tigers 31 Richard Cockerill, the Leicester Tigers director of rugby of all people, denied that this seemingly comprehensive defe(...)