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Jacob Stockdale scores his memorable try at Twickenham last season. Photograph:  Shaun Botterill/Getty Images

Eddie Jones likes to amuse himself before matches and it generally manifests itself in the form of a verbal barb or two. The pliable and the unwary ge(...)

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(...)

Nathan Hughes looks on during the Wasps training session in Coventry, England. Photo: David Rogers/Getty Images

Nathan Hughes has been suspended for six weeks and is unavailable for three of England’s four autumn internationals next month after his “what a joke”(...)

Exeter Chiefs’ Jack Nowell scores a   try against Bath  during the Gallagher Premiership match at the Recreation Ground, Bath.  Photograph:  Nick Potts/PA

Leinster’s Heineken Champions Cup victory over the Exeter Chiefs at Sandy Park last season will have provided source material in analysis terms for th(...)

Nathan Hughes’s involvement in England’s November Tests is in doubt. Photograph: David Rogers/Getty

Nathan Hughes’ mysteriously aborted disciplinary hearing took a fresh twist when it emerged that the England number eight tweeted “What a joke” upon l(...)

The summit of Exeter’s European  achievements in five campaigns has been one quarter-final three seasons ago. Photograph: Dan Mullan/Getty Images

In the storied history of the Heineken Champions Cup, none too surprisingly there’s been a particular edge between the Irish and the English, and not (...)

At the launch of the  European competitions in Dublin were (L-R) Jonathan Sexton (Leinster), Ellis Jenkins (Cardiff Blues), Peter O’Mahony (Munster), Callum Gibbins (Glasgow Warriors), Jordi Murphy (Ulster), Ken Owens (Scarlets), Luke Hamilton (Edinburgh) and Jarrad Butler (Connacht). Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

 To repeat, or not to repeat, that is the huge challenge facing Leinster as they seek to add to that hard-earned fourth star above their crests a(...)

 England’s Danny Cipriani will start Saturday’s third Test against South Africa at Newlands. Photograph: PA

Outhalf Danny Cipriani will make his first start for England in almost a decade and there is a return for flanker Chris Robshaw as coach Eddie Jones s(...)

Ireland players celebrate the Grand Slam.  It’s important after scaling the mountain top to relax your mind for the way back down because there’s always another peak on the horizon. Photograph:  Brendan Moran/Sportsfile via Getty Images

I remember waking up the morning after the 2009 Grand Slam with an unexpected feeling in my gut. We did it. What’s next? That Sunday was a blur. Co(...)

Saracens’ Billy Vunipola could miss their Champions Cup quarter-final clash with Leinster. Photo: Getty Images

Billy Vunipola could miss Saracens’ Champions Cup quarter-final against Leinster after director of rugby Mark McCall revealed his fitness remains shro(...)

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