The Clermont Auvergne will be seeking revenge at the Stade Marcel Michelin. Photograph: Charles McQuillan/Getty Images

European Champions Cup Pool Five ASM Clermont Auvergne v Ulster Stade Marcel Michelin Sunday, 3.05pm, Live Sky Sports 4 The round-three meeting, (...)

Dejected Leicester Tigers players after their 38-0 defeat to Munster at Thomond Park on Saturday. Photograph: David Rogers/Getty Images.

A week can indeed be a long time in rugby. Almost uniquely in the rugby calendar, rounds three and four of the European Champions Cup offers vanquishe(...)

Ulster coach Les Kiss: “Our defensive line shrank in a bit and that gave them space on the edge that put us on the back foot. Defensively we can definitely improve.” Photograph: Getty Images

Ulster 39 Clermont Auvergne 32 The context of the victory reveals the magnitude of the achievement. Ulster were missing half a dozen frontline playe(...)

Les Kiss: “If Clermont win they’re in charge of everything and then we’re pretty low in the points to be able to get one of those second-place spots.” Photograph: Jonathan Porter/Inpho/Presseye

Ulster v Clermont, Kingspan Stadium (1.0, live on Sky Sports) It’s just as well rugby matches aren’t played on paper because the statistical minuti(...)

Connacht will host Toulouse on the opening weekend of the Champions Cup. Photograph: Inpho

Guinness Pro12 champions Connacht will welcome four-time European Cup winners Toulouse to the Sportsground on the opening weekend of the Champions Cup(...)

Exeter Chiefs are through to the Champions Cup quarter-finals after a sensational set of results in Pool Two. Photograph: Inpho

Exeter coach Rob Baxter was left to reflect on “an incredible finale” after his team secured an unlikely place in the Champions Cup quarter-finals aft(...)

New Zealand’s Ma’a Nonu during his debut for Toulon against Agen. Photograph: Bertrand Langlois/AFP/Getty Images

Ma’a Nonu’s debut for Toulon commandeered the headlines in a 53-23 home victory over Agen in the French Top 14 Championship. The double World Cup win(...)

Ulster director of rugby Les Kiss. Photograph:  Brian Little/Inpho/Presseye

Connacht will have their own particular set of challenges when they touch down in the heart of Siberia and face whatever the sub zero elements present(...)

Montpellier’s centre Lucas Dupont breaks clear for one of his two tries in the Champions Cup clash against Toulouse  at the Altrad stadium in Montpellier. Photograph: Pascal Guyot/AFP

Leinster will meet Bath in Dublin in the Champions Cup quarter-finals on the first weekend in April, with the game set to take place at the Aviva Stad(...)

Harlequins director of rugby Conor O’Shea agrees that English club rugby is on the up but is not convinced the overall quality has greatly improved. Photograph: Tom Shaw/Getty Images

In the week that JJ Hanrahan’s regrettable departure to Northampton was confirmed, the threat looming over the provinces from the English Premiership (...)

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