Romain Poite

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Rassie Erasmus: “It’s going to be a tough match. If we want to win the Rugby Championship, we have to get past them and we know what they did to us last year.” Photograph:  Warren Little/Getty Images

Argentina v South Africa, Estadio Padre Ernesto Martearena, Saturday, 8.40pm (Live on Sky Sports Main Event) South Africa’s quest for a first Rugby C(...)

Wayne Barnes will referee Ireland’s opening Rugby World Cup fixture against Scotland. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Wayne Barnes will referee Ireland’s opening Rugby World Cup fixture against Scotland on Sunday September 22nd. Barnes is a familiar face for the Ire(...)

Saracens’ Billy Vunipola scores the crucial try despite James Lowe and Luke McGrath of Leinster. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Saracens 20 Leinster 10 The drive for five will have to be resumed next year. Leinster gave it the good fight, defending heroically and they kept pr(...)

A dejected  Jacob Stockdale at the final whistle of Ulster’s   Heineken Champions Cup quarter-final defeat to Leinster at the Aviva stadium. Photograph: Michael Steele/Getty Images

This game forever spins on an error by a 22-year-old well on track to becoming Ireland’s greatest winger. Jacob Stockdale remains the ultimate enterta(...)

 Adam Byrne scores  Leinster’s second try during the Heineken  Champions Cup quarter-final. Photograph: Michael Steele/Getty Images

Leinster 21 Ulster 18 A thunderous Thrilla in the Aviva indeed. This was only the fifth all-Irish duel in the 24 years of the Heineken Champions Cup (...)

Leinster’s Garry Ringrose celebrated Adam Byrne’s try against Bath in their  Champions Cup Round 4 match at Aviva Stadium on December 15th, 2018. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

Leinster v Ulster Venue: Aviva Stadium Kick-off: 5.45pm. On TV: Live on BT Sport. What’s seldom is usually wonderful. To put this quarter-final in c(...)

Ireland’s Peter O’Mahony gets ready to go past Scotland’s Simon Berghan. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

15. Rob Kearney - Positional masterclass makes him undroppable, but the resident Ireland fullback for over 10 years infuriatingly refuses to pass on t(...)

Munster’s Joey Carbery celebrates scoring the opening try with Peter O’Mahony and Rory Scannell during the Heineken Champions Cup match against Gloucester at Kingsholm. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Gloucester 15 Munster 41 So much for another dramatic white-knuckle ride. It might still turn out that way yet, but thanks to Munster’s ruthless effi(...)

Jason Woodward of Gloucester is tackled by Joey Carbery of Munster during the Heineken Champions Cup match between the teams at Thomond Park on October 20th Photograph: Andrew Surma/NurPhoto/Getty

Heineken Champions Cup Pool Two, Gloucester v Munster Venue: Kingsholm Stadium Kick-off: 7.45pm On TV: Live on BT Sport Ever the drama kings, Munste(...)

The Heineken Cup trophy at St James’ Park, where the final will be held in May. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

The Heineken Champions Cup returns this weekend - the first real act in what promises to be another defining year for Irish rugby. The three particip(...)

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