Anthony Bouthier of Montpellier celebrates as  a dejected Marcus Smith of Harlequins  reacts after missing a late conversion. Photograph:James Crombie/Inpho

Harlequins 33 Montpellier 20 (Montpellier win 60-59 on agg) Tabai Matson says Harlequins will not be blaming England star Marcus Smith for their agon(...)

“Humanely, you are worth nothing. You should be banned from coaching. You tear your players apart like a dachshund goes after bad bits of barbecue.” Photograph:  Matt Roberts/Getty Images

“The end may justify the means as long as there is something that justifies the end.” Leon Trotsky. Fabien Galthié may or may not appreciate the sent(...)

Montpellier head coach Philippe Saint-André admits Sunday’s defeat was “not a rugby score, it’s a basketball score.” Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Although the grumblings over the decision to award Montpellier a 28-0 walkover against Leinster in the second round still rankles with Leo Cullen and (...)

The scoreboard at the RDS tells the sorry story for  Montpellier following their crushing defeat to Leinster in the Champions Cup. Photograph: James Crombie/Inho

It’s probably a long shot that such a person exists, but if there is anyone out there whose twin sporting passions in life are the lads who play crick(...)

Leo Cullen was keen to park the result and move on after Leinster’s record win. Photograph: Ben Brady/Inpho

The only blemishes on Leinster’s all-time record European win over Montpellier were the injuries which forced Tadhg Furlong and Jordan Larmour off by (...)

Ross Byrne: will start at outhalf againt for Leinster against Montpellier.  Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Lenster v Montpellier, RDS, Sunday, 1pm, (Live on BT Sport 2). When Wayne Barnes’ whistle signals the kick-off come 1pm, although the Sunday brunchti(...)

This summer, The Irish Times will offer tips, advice and information for parents on how to help their children thrive during the holiday mon(...)

 Richard Wigglesworth will start at scrumhalf in Leicester’s European Challenge  Cup final against Montpellier at Twickenham on Friday night. Photograph: David Rogers/Getty Images

European Challenge Cup Final: Leicester v Montpellier, Twickenham, Friday, 8pm – Live BT Sport 1 Steve Borthwick has called on “huge underdogs” Leic(...)

 Brice Dulin scores France’s  fourth try against Italy at the Stadio Olimpico in  Rome. Photograph: Dave Winter/Inpho

Brice Dulin’s rugby career has occasionally been buffeted by turbulence, injury and the subjectivity of selection to a point where, aged 30, he apprec(...)

France’s Grégory Alldritt against England in Paris.  He is not the most powerful eight in the world, but he regularly finds a weak shoulder or gaps to make additional yards.   Photograph:   EPA/Yoan Valat

At the 2020 Guinness Six Nations launch, Fabien Galthié spoke of the French team’s desire to reconnect with the French public through shared emotions (...)

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