Blue Bulls’ Marcell Coetzee against Leinster at the Aviva Stadium in the United Rugby Championship. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Connacht v Bulls, Sportsground, 7.35pm (live on TG4, Premier Sports 1) The match in Galway represents a clash of two teams looking to put aside the d(...)

Garry Ringrose is hoping he can bring up his century of Leinster caps by the end of the season as he build up his fitness after shoulder surgery. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Garry Ringrose suppresses a wry smile. “I’ve a little bit of experience with injury,” he says. That’s about as much as you get from the Leinster and I(...)

 The Bulls celebrates with the trophy after the  Currie Cup final win over the  Sharks at Loftus Versfeld Stadium  in Pretoria back in January. Photograph:  Lee Warren/Gallo Images/Getty Images

Munster look set for a difficult two-match trip to South Africa in the weeks running up to the start of the Heineken Champions Cup next December. Clu(...)

Leinster CEO Mick Dawson: ‘The biggest flaw in the tournament is the fact that it’s not based fully on meritocracy.’ Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

The main flaw in the rebranded United Rugby Championship is that neither the top eight who qualify for the play-offs nor the eight sides who qualify f(...)

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