Jimmy Gopperth

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Munster's CJ Stander is a long way ahead of anyone else in the Champions Cup in terms of carries made. Photo: Donall Farmer/Inpho

The focal point of this week’s column is the attacking philosophies and patterns of the respective teams in the Champions Cup quarter-finals this week(...)

 Robbie Henshaw: the 23-year-old centre has more caps for Ireland (29) than he has for Leinster (nine). Photograph:  James Crombie/Inpho

Jimmy Gopperth left Leinster in 2015 not long before the murmurings of Robbie Henshaw’s arrival from Connacht. Henshaw finally landed in the RDS in 20(...)

Leinster senior coach Stuart Lancaster: “Wasps are a true champion European team . . . similar to Leinster.” Photograph:  Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Stuart Lancaster is trying hard not to give an impression he is downloading all of the private misgivings, the nervous histories or the mental weaknes(...)

Christian Wade dives to score during Wasps’ 40-33 win over Worcester at the Ricoh Arena. Photograph: Mike Egerton/PA

Wasps 40 Worcester 33 Wasps moved five points clear of Exeter at the top of the Premiership with a 40-33 win over Worcester at the Ricoh Arena. Howe(...)

The full fixture details for the Champions Cup knockout stages have been revealed. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

It’s a case of April Fools’ Day for Leinster and Munster as they look to continue their respective quests for Champions Cup glory. Leo Cullen’s Leins(...)

Connacht’s Jack Carty watches his match-winning conversion against Wasps at the Sportsground, Galway. Photograph:  Matt Browne/Sportsfile via Getty Images

Connacht 20 Wasps 18 The team that refuses to die just keeps on giving. Connacht were all but out for the count here, literally as well as figurative(...)

Connacht players celebrate with Jack Carty at the end of the game. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Pat Lam dubbed the dramatic 20-18 victory over Wasps in the European Champions Cup “one of the highlights of my time in Connacht. ” Lam, who last wee(...)

Naulia Dawai scores Connacht’s  late try in the Champions Cup game against Wasps at The Sportsground in Galway. Photograph:  Morgan Tracy/Inpho

Connacht 20 Wasps 18 On the back foot for much of the second half, during which they’d seen a 13-7 interval lead erased as Wasps flexed their pecs to(...)

Connacht’s Rory Parata in action against Wasps last weekend. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Connacht Rugby v Wasps, European Champions Cup, The Sportsground, Saturday December 17th (kick off: 5.30pm) – follow the action on our liveblog from (...)

 Kurtley Beale gets past the tackle of  Connacht’s Stacey Ili before scoring Wasps’ first try in the Champions Cup game at the Ricoh Arena in Coventry. Photograph:  Paul Childs/Action Images via Reuters/Livepic

Wasps 32 Connacht 17 Connacht gave it the good fight and did so their own way, playing their running brand of rugby and enjoying large tracts of po(...)

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