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Munster head coach Johann van Graan leaves Thomond Park after his team beat Exeter. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

A relieved Johann van Graan described Munster’s 9-7 Champions Cup win over Exeter as the toughest game of rugby he has experienced in his 13 months or(...)

Peter O’Mahony: back in the Munster side for Exeter’s visit  to Thomond Park. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Munster  v Exeter Chiefs, Thomond Park, 5.30pm (Live on Virgin Media/Channel 4/BT Sport) Lights, camera, action, as they say in the movies. With(...)

 Munster’s Rory Scannell in action against Gloucester’s Danny Cipriani and Ed Slater during his side’s victory in Kingsholm Stadium. Photograph:  Dan Sheridan/Inpho

When the fixtures for Pool 2 of the Heineken Champions Cup were first unveiled, it seemed inevitable that all roads would eventually lead to Thomond P(...)

Munster’s head coach Johann van Graan knows what’s at stake in this weekend’s Champions Cup clash with Exeter Chiefs. Photo: Bryan Keane/Inpho

In the aftermath of Exeter’s 34-12 bonus point win over a typically bad-tempered Castres to set up their Heineken Champions Cup Pool 2 decider against(...)

Jack Maunder of Exeter Chiefs  celebrates with fans after the game against Castres at Sandy Park, Exeter. Photograph: Alex Davidson/Getty Images

Exeter boss Rob Baxter is ready for “a fantastic test” when the Chiefs face a Champions Cup showdown against Munster next Saturday. Baxter’s men kept(...)

Exeter’s bonus-point win away to Gloucester keeps their European campaign alive. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Gloucester 17-29 Exeter A week in Europe can be a very long time, both in politics and in rugby. Last Saturday Exeter were desperately disappointed t(...)

  Gerbrandt Grobler of Gloucester Rugby beats Sam Skinner of Exeter Chiefs to the ball in the lineout last weekend. Photograph: Alex Davidson/Getty Images

Gloucester v Exeter (7.45pm, Kingsholm Stadium, BT Sport) With Gloucester trying to overhaul Munster at the top of Pool Two, Exeter go into Friday ni(...)

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(...)

Munster’s CJ Stander scores a try during the Heineken Champions Cup  match at Sandy park. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Exeter Chiefs 10 Munster 10 Oh no, Joey. Old generals named O’Gara and Sexton will enjoy his late error, knowing it’s the only way to truly learn. Th(...)

Speaking about Joey Carbery,  Ronan O’Gara said: “People forget that Joey Carbery is 22 years of age. It’s staggering to see his growth as a player. I just hope people aren’t expecting too much of him in his first full season playing ‘10’.” Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Heineken are back as title sponsors and arguably no team is more synonymous with the competition, nor provided more of its greatest memories, than Mun(...)

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