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Owen Farrell at St James’ Park ahead of Saturday’s Champions Cup final. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

15 Alex Goode Age: 30 Height: 5’11” Weight: 91 kg (14st 4lbs) Minutes: 640 Points: 0 He has beaten more defenders (35) is this season’s tournament t(...)

Leinster have named their team for Saturday’s final at St James’ Park in Newcastle. Photograph: David Rogers/Getty Images

Champions Cup final: Leinster v Saracens Kick-off: 5pm, Saturday. Venue: St James’ Park. How to follow: The Irish Times liveblog will start at 4pm. O(...)

Tadhg Furlong: “When you look at the two teams it will be up there with international standard rugby with the number of Test players there.”

Whatever about pitting former room mates as well as teammates together, rare indeed is the Heineken Champions Cup final that pits the incumbent Lions (...)

Alex Goode has carried the ball more than any other  Saracens player in this year’s  European Champions Cup. Photograph: Alex Livesey/Getty Images

Interpretation is nine-tenths of the law so to speak when it comes to statistics, more often than not governed by the subjectivity in arguing one pers(...)

Robbie Henshaw’s return in time for the Toulouse semi-final, and for the European Champions Cup final against English side Saracens is vital for Leinster. Photograph: Getty Images

Familiarity breeds contempt it’s said, but for Saturday’s Heineken Champions Cup final it’s surely more a case of respect. For not the least intriguin(...)

Leinster’s James Lowe celebrates after his side’s victory over Toulouse in the Champions Cup semi-final at the Aviva Stadium. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Leinster’s three-into-two conundrum in having to omit one of their “non-EU” players appears to have already been resolved for Saturday’s Heineken Cham(...)

Saracens: bounced back from the defeat to Leinster last year to claim a fourth Premiership crown since 2011. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Champions Cup semi-finals: Saracens v Munster Kick off: 3pm, Saturday. Venue: Ricoh Arena. How to follow: The Irish Times li(...)

Peter O’Mahony during a Munster squad session at University of Limerick ahead of Saturday’s Heineken Champions Cup quarter-final against Saracens. Photograph: Inpho

Historical references without context are of little relevance so Munster’s defeat to Saracens in a Champions Cup semi-final at the Aviva stadium two y(...)

Owen Farrell looks on during a Saracens training session  in St Albans, England. Photograph: David Rogers/Getty Images

Owen Farrell will bounce back from his Six Nations disappointment, according to the Saracens director of rugby, Mark McCall, who does not believe the (...)

Italy’s Jayden Hayward during the captain’s run at Twickenham Stadium, London. Photograph:  Adam Davy/PA Wire.

It has been England’s party line all week that they are expecting the unexpected today, all too aware of how they were bamboozled by Conor O’Shea’s si(...)

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