Nic Groom scores Northampton’s second try in their Champions Cup play-off win over Connacht. Photograph: james Crombie/Inpho

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Leinster’s sa Nacewa with Sean O’Brien during the Captain’s Run ahead of their European Champions Cup clash with Northampton Saints. Photo: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

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 Mark McCall,  Saracens director of rugby, celebrates with Sean Maitland after their victory over RC Toulon  at Stade Felix Mayol in Toulon last weekend. Photograph:  David Rogers/Getty Images

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Mitchell Karpik of New Zealand is challenged by Alec Coombes and Ben Vellacott of Scotland during their World Rugby U20 Championship 2015. Photo: Marco Luzzani/Getty Images

Scotland 10 New Zealand 68 Scotland come into their second Pool C game of the World Rugby Under-20 championships against Ireland looking to sha(...)

Ireland’s Nick Timoney is tackled by Patrick Kelly of Scotland during their Under-20 Six Nations Championship match at Netherdale, Galashiels, Scotland. Photograph: Inpho

Ireland under-20s made history but in the wrong way after recording a third successive defeat in the with a loss to Scotland in the final round at Net(...)