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Geordan Murphy: “We let ourselves down on the big stage. We were bullied. We have an opportunity on Sunday to circle the wagons. Let’s see how we get on.” Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Matt O’Connor is as good a place as any to begin our catch up with Geordan Murphy. The man who shaped his latter playing days and present coaching ph(...)

  Leicester Tigers coach Matt O’Connor  accused French referee Jerome Garces of failing to punish Munster and Conway for their lack of “a duty of care” to the Tongan fullback. Photograph:  Matthew Lewis/Getty Images

Two serious accusations from Matt O’Connor. The Leicester Tigers coach believes Munster were allowed to play “cynical” rugby en route to their 33-10 v(...)

Munster captain  Peter O’Mahony celebrates scoring a try in the Champions Cup game against Leicester at Thomond Park. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Munster 33 Leicester Tigers 10 Bonus-point victory secured. Leicester, worryingly, leave Limerick humiliated. Familiar narrative. Matt O’Connor and G(...)

 Conor Murray  in action for Munster during the European Rugby Champions Cup match last year against  Leicester Tigers. Photograph: Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images

Munster  v Leicester, Thomond Park, Saturday, 7.45pm (BT Sport) Lest old acquaintances be forgot. For the third December running these two-time (...)

It’s never been like this. Never this hard, never this pressured, never this frantic. The Lions fly from Heathrow on Monday morning and just five days(...)

Leicester Tigers have fired director of rugby Richard Cockerill. Photograph: PA/David Davies

Leicester have sacked director of rugby Richard Cockerill, with head coach Aaron Mauger taking “interim charge” at Welford Road. The Tigers have drop(...)

Munster are given a penalty try after a late tackle by Leicester Tigers’ George Worth on  Jaco Taute at Thomond Park, Limerick. Photograph: Inpho

Munster 38 Leicester 0 The reconstruction of Munster in the image of bygone eras is impossible. Even if the similarities are everywhere; CJ Stande(...)

Munster’s bonus point came from a penalty try after Jaco Taute was tackled by Leicester’s George Worth while chasing a ball kicked through from Darren Sweetnam. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Munster 38 Leicester 0 Great theatre, as the rarest thespian can show us, demands impeccable timing. When to go, when to stall, when to do nothing at(...)

Sergio Parisse’s Stade Francais beat Leicester Tigers in Paris to qualify for the quarter-finals of the Champions Cup. Photograph: Inpho

Stade Francais 36 Leicester Tigers 21 Ulster are out of the Champions Cup despite Saturday’s hammering of Oyonnax after Leicester Tigers were beaten (...)

A dejected Tomas O’Leary after the final whistle as Munster suffer a frustrating defeat at the hands of Leicester Tigers Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Munster 19 Leicester Tigers 31 Confirmation of an unmistakable trend. Leicester, lacking the power of a Saracens pack or the razor slicing London Was(...)

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