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 Connacht’s Gavin Thornbury wins the lineout ahead of Rory Arnold during their defeat to Toulouse at the  Sportsground.  Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Gavin Thornbury made 26 tackles in Connacht’s 21-7 Heineken Champions Cup defeat to Toulouse in the Sportsground, an impressive tally for a secondrow,(...)

Racing 92’s Virimi Vakatawa celebrates his crucial late try against Munster. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Racing 39 Munster 22 The final scoreline hardly tells the tale of this absorbing contest, but then again it was hard to argue with as well. Munster w(...)

CJ Stander: his return will boost Munster. In four rounds he has made the most carries (80) of any player in the tournament – and he has the joint highest tackle count of 66. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Racing 92 v Munster, Paris La Defense Arena, Sunday, 4.15pm local time/3.15pm Irish - Live on BT Sport The natives are restless and even some of thei(...)

Munster’s JJ Hanrahan will start in the number 10 jersey on Sunday. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

JJ Hanrahan has been named in the Munster team to face Racing 92 in Paris on Sunday afternoon. Johann van Graan’s squad will go through their final t(...)

Johann van Graan: “We always knew this was going to be a tough pool and we learnt quite a lot the last time we were in Paris, two years ago.” Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

Advancing to the semi-finals for the last three successive seasons in the Heineken Champions Cup doesn’t look so bad now. Somehow, the tournament’s k(...)

Connacht’s Niall Murray dejected after his side’s heavy 54-7 defeat to Leinster at the RDS. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

As Leinster and Ulster aim to secure home advantage in the Heineken Champions Cup quarter-finals, Munster and particularly Connacht limp into European(...)

Caelan Doris offered a man-of-the-match performance for Leinster via his work on both sides of the ball. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

Munster 6 Leinster 13 The jubilant scenes at the final whistle of this Guinness Pro14 interprovincial clash offered an insight into the emotion of th(...)

A fight breaks out between Saracens and Munster players in the 50th minute during the European Rugby Champions Cup pool match at Allianz Park, Barnet.  Photograph:  Adam Davy/PA Wire.

Saracens 15 Munster 6 There was no shame in losing to the reigning champions after going toe-to-toe and blow-for-blow in this heavyweight Heineken C(...)

Munster’s CJ Stander and Jack O’Donoghue compete for the ball with Billy Vunipola. Photo: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Saracens 15 Munster 6 Munster died with their boots on in withstanding the loss of captain Peter O’Mahony just before kick-off and all manner of othe(...)

Munster take on reigning European champions Saracens in Saturday’s Champions Cup clash at Allianz Park. Photograph: Inpho

Munster head coach Johann van Graan is ready for the “massive challenge” posed by Saracens on their home turf in the European Champions Cup clash on S(...)

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