Nick Abendanon

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Alex Goode of Saracens dives to score his team’s third try during the European Rugby Champions Cup Final between ASM Clermont Auvergne and Saracens at Murrayfield Stadium. Photo: Stu Forster/Getty Images

Everyone talks about winning being a habit. In rugby it is more complicated than that: nothing comes easy and conquering Everest always has to be done(...)

Saracens’ Alex Goode slips the tackle of Clermont Auvergne’s Peceli Yato on the way to scoring their third try in the Champions Cup final at Murrayfield. Photograph:   Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Saracens 28 Clermont Auvergne 17 Alex Goode’s late try ensured Saracens secured their second straight European Champions Cup triumph as they edged ou(...)

Saracens’ head coach Mark McCall: his side attempt to become the first English side since Leicester in 2002 to successfully defend the title. Photograph:  Chris Radburn/PA Wire

Preview: Clermont Auvergne v Saracens, Murrayfield, 5pm Live on TV: Sky Sports 3, BT Sport 2 It is clear Chris Ashton means business when scoring t(...)

Clermont outhalf Camille Lopez kicks the first of his two drop goals in their Champions Cup semi-final semi-final against Leinster at Stade de Gerland in Lyon. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Clermont 27 Leinster 22 Oh, what might have been. Leinster left themselves something of a mountain to climb at a vibrant, throbbing Stadium de Gerlan(...)

Munster celebrate as CJ Stander scores a try against Toulouse in Saturday’s European  Champions Cup quarter-final at Thomond Park, Limerick.  Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

The cream riseth to the top, and all that. In time-honoured fashion, it gets harder now, and the Irish provinces will both be underdogs when Munster h(...)

Michael Murphy is temporarily swapping Gaelic football for rugby as part of RTÉ’s The Toughest Trade series. Photograph: Photograph: Ramsey Cardy/Sportsfile

Donegal footballer Michael Murphy did not look out of place while training with rugby side Clermont Auvergne, according to the French club’s former En(...)

Clermont’s Nick Abendanon scores a try against Ulster. Photograph: Thierry Zocolan/Presseye/Inpho

Clermont 38 Ulster 19 A rueful Les Kiss saw his Ulster side return from the Auvergne empty-handed after a 38-19 defeat to Clermont in the Stade Marce(...)

Clermont winger  Nick Abendanon gets through the tackle of Ulster fullback Charles Piutau to score a try in the Champions Cup game at  Stade Marcel-Michelin. Photograph: Thierry Zocolan/Inpho/Presseye/

Clermont Auvergne 38 Ulster 19 A rueful Les Kiss saw his Ulster side return from the Auvergne with no points after a 38-19 defeat to Clermont in the (...)

The Clermont Auvergne will be seeking revenge at the Stade Marcel Michelin. Photograph: Charles McQuillan/Getty Images

European Champions Cup Pool Five ASM Clermont Auvergne v Ulster Stade Marcel Michelin Sunday, 3.05pm, Live Sky Sports 4 The round-three meeting, (...)

 Charles Piutau scores Ulster’s fifth  try in the European  Champions Cup match against  Clermont Auvergne at Kingspan stadium in  Belfast. Photograph: Darren Kidd/Inpho/Presseye

Ulster 39 Clermont Auvergne 32 A remarkable afternoon in Belfast , nine tries, in a rip roaring Champions Cup match and the points being divvied up, (...)

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