Paul Asquith of Scarlets scores his side’s fifth and winning try during the  Champions Cup match against  Benetton Rugby at Parc y Scarlets. Photograph: Harry Trump/Getty Images

Scarlets 33 Benetton 28 Centre Paul Asquith scored a try in the final minute as Scarlets pulled off a remarkable 33-28 bonus-point victory over Benet(...)

Leinster winger  Dave Kearney scores one of his two tries in the Guinness Pro 12 game against  Benetton Treviso at Stadio Monigo. Photograph: Alfio Guarise/Inpho

Leinster maintained the pressure on Guinness Pro 12 leaders Munster with a try bonus-point victory in Treviso, a win that puts them back within four p(...)

 Tommy O’Donnell leads a Munster break in the Guinness Pro 12 game against  Benetton Treviso at Stadio Monigo. Photograph: Laszlo Rinaldi/Inpho

Benetton Treviso 13 Munster 16 Ian Keatley kicked Munster to a deserved and hard fought victory in northern Italy, but there is still plenty to work(...)

Jonathan Sexton will resume career with Leinster for first time since 2013. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Benetton Treviso v Leinster Sunday, November 1, Stadio di Monigo, 3.0 Sky Sports 3 Leo Cullen has wasted no time in injecting Irish(...)

Samuel Vunisa will shift from openside flanker to number eight to cover for the injured Sergio Parisse in Italy’s team to play Wales in Rome on Saturday. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Italy captain Sergio Parisse has been ruled out of Saturday’s Six Nations clash against Wales at the Stadio Olimpico.In a hammer-blow for the Azzurri(...)

Italy’s head coach Jacques Brunel.

Castrogiovanni, whose mooted move from Leicester Tigers to Toulon has seemingly fallen through, was forced off in the first half at Twic(...)

Italy’s head coach Jacques Brunel.

As anticipated, Jacques Brunel has decided not to risk Italy ’s iconic and talismanic prop Martin Castrogiovanni or flanker Robert Barbieri, al(...)

Jonathan Sexton in action during Ireland training at Carton House. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

More than a little battered and careworn, and with a dozen or so full internationals sidelined, Ireland unveil their final sel(...)

Ireland Rugby Squad Training, Carton House, Maynooth, Co. Kildare 11/3/2013Jonathan Sexton during today's trainingMandatory Credit �INPHO/Lorraine O'Sullivan

The latest glut of injuries in camp Ireland have been offset by Jonathan Sexton being declared “fully fit to train” today after completing four(...)