Vincent Koch

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Saracens’ Jamie George and Vincent Koch celebrate winning a scrum penalty against Leinster in the Heineken Champions Cup quarter-final at the  Aviva Stadium. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Hindsight is an exact science with a superiority complex. A forensic examination of Leinster’s 25-17 defeat to Saracens in the Heineken Champions Cup (...)

 Mark McCall talks to the media after his team’s win over Leinster on Saturday afternoon. Photograph: Inpho

‘That’s Life’ by Frank Sinatra blared from giant speakers in the Aviva rafters as Maro Itoje and Vincent Koch strolled off the turf behind a flash of (...)

Maro Itoje wins a lineout for Saracens during their Champions Cup quarter-final win over Leinster. Photograph: Getty Images

“We-know! We-know!” roared Maro Itoje after Leinster’s umpteenth mistake in the desperate wake of Alex Goode’s lovely break, dummy and try had made it(...)

Ryan Baird and Jack Conan in action during the Leinster Captain’s Run at the  Aviva Stadium on Friday. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Leinster will be playing in their third successive knock-out match when facing Saracens in the Heineken Champions Cup quarter-final on Saturday, with (...)

 A mass brawl breaks out between the teams during the Heineken Champions Cup  match between Saracens and Munster  at Allianz Park in Barnet, England. Photograph:  David Rogers/Getty Images

The fortunes of the four proud provinces could hardly be more contrasting. Leinster’s progress to the knockout stages has already been serenely comp(...)

Munster’s CJ Stander and Jack O’Donoghue compete for the ball with Billy Vunipola. Photo: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Saracens 15 Munster 6 Munster died with their boots on in withstanding the loss of captain Peter O’Mahony just before kick-off and all manner of othe(...)

Saracens’ Nick Isiekwe and Munster’s Jack O’Donoghue compete in the line out during the Champions Cup clash last weekend. Photo: Gary Carr/Inpho

Champions Cup: Saracens v Munster Kick-off: 3pm. Venue: Allianz Park. How to follow: The Irish Times liveblog will begin from 2.30pm. On TV: Live on (...)

Munster’s Conor Murray in training ahead of their clash with must-win Saracens. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

Munster v Saracens, Thomond Park, Saturday, 5.30 - Live on BT Sport The dust having settled on the thriller with Racing a fortnight ago, that draw ha(...)

France’s   Fijian centre Virimi Vakatawa,  who was almost unplayable,  celebrates scoring  a try for Racing92 against Saracens. Photograph: Martin Bureau/AFP/Getty

One of these days we might go a whole 24 hours without mentioning the 2019 Rugby World Cup and Ireland’s quarter-final exit. But not just yet. Here’s(...)

Finn Russell celebrates his try against Saracens with Donnacha Ryan. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Racing 92 30 Saracens 10 The defence of the Champions Cup may not be Saracens’ priority because they have 35 docked Premiership points to make up, bu(...)

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