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Exeter  director of rugby Rob Baxter. Photograph:  Dan Mullan/Getty Images

Exeter’s Rob Baxter has described the British and Irish Lions’ stance as “a little bit disingenuous” over player release ahead of this summer’s South (...)

Chris Busby awards Ospreys a penalty during the Guinness Pro 14 game against Leinster at the RDS. Photograph: Gary Carr/Inpho

We all know that a week is a long time in politics. Well, it seems it can be a very short time in rugby. Extraordinary events in Exeter, an epic enco(...)

 Leinster players and staff huddle on pitch following the victory over Exeter  in the Heineken Champions Cup quarter- final at Sandy Park. Photograph: Michael Steele/Getty Images

Leo Cullen hailed the composure which his players displayed in overcoming an early 14-0 deficit to beat the reigning European and English champions Ex(...)

Robbie Henshaw is integral to Leinster’s hopes of beating Exeter on Saturday. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

And then there were two. Leinster and Ulster are the only provinces left standing in Europe, as we approach the business end of the Champions and Chal(...)

Exeter Chiefs’ Sam Simmonds attempts to evade the tackle from Lyon’s Pierre Louis Barassi during the Heineken Champions Cup match at Sandy Park. Photograph: Simon Galloway/PA Wire

The continuing absence of Sam Simmonds from international rugby remains a mystery to many, albeit with one notable exception, England head coach Eddie(...)

Like Leo Cullen at Leinster, Rob Baxter was a player at Exeter before taking up a coaching role. Photograph:  Dan Mullan/Getty Images

Earlier this week the Leinster backs coach Felipe Contepomi freely admitted that Exeter were one of those teams who they always scouted, even going so(...)

Leinster’s Ryan Baird in action against Northampton Saints at the RDS. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

To play or not to play? Whereas Leinster ultimately sat out the last 16 weekend, Exeter welcomed back their internationals and all their other front-l(...)

Of the other 11 matches involving Pro14 teams, the only winners were in the Challenge Cup through Benetton and Ulster away to Harlequins last night. Photograph: Inpho

Leinster will meet the Champions Cup winners and Premiership champions Exeter Chiefs in Sandy Park next Saturday (kick-off 5.30pm) in a game that will(...)

Exeter’s Jonny Hill scores a try during his side’s win over Lyon. Photograph: Simon Galloway/PA

Exeter 47 Lyon 25 Rob Baxter warned Leinster ahead of their Champions Cup quarter-final that Exeter have blown away the cobwebs with a 47-25 victory (...)

 England’s dismal Six Nations and the performance of head coach Eddie Jones will be subject to a “brutally honest analysis”, according to the English Rugby Football Union. File photograph: PA

Eddie Jones’s future as England’s head coach will be decided within the next three weeks but the English Rugby Football Union insists it will not “ove(...)

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