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Rieko Ioane scores for New Zealand during the first Test against France at Eden Park in Auckland. Photograph: Anthony Au-Yeung/Getty Images

New Zealand 52 France 11 A questionable yellow card to France lock Paul Gabrillagues allowed New Zealand to score three quick tries and set up a thum(...)

 Munster’s Peter O’Mahony  during their defeat to Racing 92. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

The RDS is the unlikely rugby cathedral where Munster must seek redemption. A redemption desperately required after the Champions Cup semi-final again(...)

According to the official statistics James Ryan  did not miss a single tackle in the five European Champion Cup matches in which he started and the four when introduced as a replacement. Photograph:  David Rogers/Getty Images

Devin Toner is occasionally hidden-in-plain-sight on a rugby pitch, eclipsed by more eye-catching contributions from his team-mates but they are the v(...)

Rémi Talés fails to score a last-minute drop goal for Racing 92 in the Champions Cup final against Leinster. Photograph:  James Crombie/Inpho

European Champions Cup final Leinster 15 Racing 12 Like all great teams – and Leinster can now be bracketed thus – it can’t always be all-singing an(...)

Teddy Iribaren had a fine game for Racing 92. Photograph: David Rogers/Getty

At 6-6 with both teams leaving the pitch for half-time, I felt the margins had swung in Leinster’s favour. They’d weathered the considerable Racing st(...)

Racing 92 captain Yannick Nyanga carries during his side’s narrow defeat to Leinster. Photograph: Cristophe Simon/AFP

Louis Dupichot Mixed under the high ball. Survived a HIA after a clash of heads with Henshaw and spurned a late chance by kicking straight at Ringros(...)

 James Ryan and Jonathan Sexton celebrate the win at the final whistle. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Rob Kearney Leaped into a frustrating first half with a great catch on 29 minutes but a poor garryowen in his own 22 put Leinster under unnecessary p(...)

Johnny Sexton at Leinster’s captain’s run at San Mamés Stadium in Bilbao on Friday. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Leinster Rugby v Racing 92   Kick-off: 5.45pm/ 4.45pm Irish time. Venue: San Mamés Stadium, Bilbao. On TV: Live on BT Sport and Sky Sp(...)

Racing’s   Joe Rokocoko:  “This is a totally different team to what we’d had.” Photograph: Getty Images

Leinster will bring more to the European Champions Cup final than Saracens did when they beat Racing two years ago in the 2016 final. Despite the cons(...)

Leinster’s Jordan Larmour (left) will start in Bilbao with  James Lowe  (right) missing out. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

James Lowe looks set to miss out as 20-year-old Jordan Larmour is slated to start in the Leinster team for Saturday’s Champions Cup final against Raci(...)

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