Jordan Larmour races clear to score Leinster’s match-winning try against Bath. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Bath 10 Leinster 17 Leinster march ever onwards but Bath produced an enormous defensive effort to drag the champions into a ferocious contest. It too(...)

Leinster’s Jonathan Sexton in training ahead of their Champions Cup meeting with Bath. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Heineken Champions Cup Pool 1: Bath v Leinster Kick off: 3.15pm, Saturday. Venue: Recreation Grounds. How to follow: Full coverage on The Irish Times(...)

Mathieu Bastareaud: returns to the Toulon side for the visit to Edinburgh  after serving a five-week suspension. Photograph: Gary Carr/Inpho

CASTRES OLYMPIQUE v EXETER CHIEFS, Stade Pierre Fabre (1.0, Irish time, live on BT Sport) Injuries to Sam Skinner, Dave Dennis and Dave Ewers mean th(...)

Bath’s Freddie Burns runs behind the posts but fails to ground the ball to score a try during the European Champions Cup match against Toulouse  at the Recreation Ground. Photograph:  David Davies/PA Wire

The Champions Cup organisers have confirmed Bath have signalled their intentions to request formally that last week’s defeat by Toulouse is replayed i(...)

Bath’s Freddie Burns fails to ground the ball to score a try late in the game as he is dispossessed by Maxime Médard of Toulouse during the Heineken Champions Cup game at the Recreation Ground. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Bath 20 Toulouse 22 Freddie Burns was guilty of two late blunders as Toulouse continued English clubs’ painful start to the Heineken Champions Cup by(...)

Leinster backs coach Felipe Contepomi with Jordan Larmour during squad training in Donnybrook on Monday. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Regular season games between Leinster and the Scarlets, the last two winners of the Guinness Pro14, have tended to fall, annoyingly, in the Six Nation(...)

Scott Williams scores during the Scarlets’ win over La Rochelle. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Leinster meet the Scarlets in the semi-finals of the European Champions Cup at the Aviva Stadium on Saturday. The ground will be full, as it would be (...)

Gareth Anscombe: was denied a perfectly legitimate try against England when it was ruled out by the New Zealand TMO Glenn Newman. Photograph: Glyn Kirk/AFP/Getty

Uneasily lay the mantle of favouritism in Paris, and so could be the case again this coming Saturday when Wales pitch up in the Aviva Stadium. Little(...)

France outhalf Morgan Parra will miss the Six Nations opener against Ireland due to a knee injury. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Rugby is mangling its players. So much so that an Irish tech company is producing enough preventative measures to journey deep down into Silicon Valle(...)

Wales have suffered another injury blow ahead of the Six Nations after Rhys Webb was released from the squad with a knee injury. Photo: David Davies/PA Wire

Wales have suffered another injury blow ahead of the Six Nations after Rhys Webb was ruled out of the tournament with a knee problem. The scrum-half,(...)

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