Vern Cotter

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Munster’s Andrew Conway celebrates his try against Toulon with team-mates in last year’s quarter-final clash at Thomond Park. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

As they know too well, Munster have not won the Heineken Champions Cup since 2008. They and their supporters may have become a little frustrated with (...)

Clermont’s Fijian flanker Peceli Yato  scores a try against Harlequins last week during the European Champions Cup clash at  Stade Marcel Michelin.   Photograph: Thierry Zoccolan/AFP/Getty Images

Clermont Auvergne have been forthright in expressing the desire to win a Heineken Champions Cup when the majority of French clubs – Toulon and Toulous(...)

Tedo Abzhandadze, Karlen Asieshvili and Mirian Modebadze celebrate a try during their recent warm-up defeat to Scotland in Tbilisi. Photograph: Levan Verdzeuli/Getty

Georgia Who are they? Forever caught beneath rugby’s glass ceiling, the 2019 Rugby World Cup is the perfect chance for Georgia to show they are dese(...)

Trevor Brennan in action for Toulouse in the Heineken European Cup Semi-Final in 2003. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Twenty years ago, the legendary French international Claude Spanghero and his good friend Alain Mondon were chatting in a bar after attending an inter(...)

Huw Jones in action at the Aviva Stadium during the 2018 Six Nations. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Team: Scotland Prospects Last year’s tournament saw Scotland finish in the competition’s top half for the first time since 2006 and they head into t(...)

Edinburgh players celebrate their victory at the end of the Heineken  Champions Cup Pool 5  match against  Montpellier at Murrayfield. Photograph: Andy Buchanan/AFP/Getty Images

Edinburgh 19 Montpellier 10 Edinburgh sealed Heineken Champions Cup quarter-final places for themselves and Glasgow with a 19-10 victory over Montpel(...)

Joe Schmidt with Brian O’Driscoll after Leinster’s 2011 Heineken Cup final win over Northampton. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

The Google search when Joe Schmidt first landed on these shores in 2010 was clogged by namesakes; a Hall of Fame NFL linebacker, a Ukrainian born teno(...)

Mathieu Bastareaud: returns to the Toulon side for the visit to Edinburgh  after serving a five-week suspension. Photograph: Gary Carr/Inpho

CASTRES OLYMPIQUE v EXETER CHIEFS, Stade Pierre Fabre (1.0, Irish time, live on BT Sport) Injuries to Sam Skinner, Dave Dennis and Dave Ewers mean th(...)

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

Pool One      Leinster Coach: Leo Cullen. Last season: Champions. How they qualified: EC champions and Pro14 champion(...)

France’s Daniel Brennan could still play for Ireland. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

French prop Daniel Brennan’s pitch side interview at Stade Aime Giral on Tuesday, after New Zealand were dethroned in the Junior World Cup semi-final,(...)

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