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Conor Murray makes a break for Munster during Saturday’s 20-7 victory over Gloucester at Kingsholm. Munster will know the outcome of four pools when they kick-off in Sunday’s game against Edinburgh. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

English critics of the Heineken Cup will no doubt cite the relative lack of customary drama on next weekend’s final round of pool games as further evi(...)

Connacht’s Jake Heenan will be back in action against Zebre. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Connacht coach Pat Lam has made just two personnel changes to his side ahead of their Heineken Cup clash with Zebre in Galway on Saturday (3.40pm).Bot(...)

Leinster head coach Matt O’Connor: “Jordi carries the ball very well for us. He has a very broad skill set so he can play across the backrow.” Photo: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Cold hard facts. Leo Cullen makes the natural leap from player to coach next summer while Brian O’Driscoll retires. All that can be done is to soften (...)

Ulster’s Andrew Trimble scores against Treviso last weekend.

For the first time in his season and a half in charge of Ulster, Mark Anscombe has named an unchanged 23 for two consecutive matches, and he will b(...)

Cian Healy: tweeted a picture of himself with his heavily bandaged angle encased in a plastic cast. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Cian Healy will miss Leinster’s return match against Northampton on Saturday at the Aviva Stadium due to an ankle injury. The Irish loosehead prop (...)

Sean Doyle dives over for a try against Treviso at Ravenhill on his first Heineken Cup start.  Photograph: Darren Kidd/Inpho/Presseye.

Despite the seven try haul and the difference in class between Treviso and Ulster, coach Mark Anscombe will be guarded when Ulster travel to Italy nex(...)

Ulster’s Darren Cave evades the tackles of Edinburgh’s Greg Tonks and Tomas Leonardi to set up Paul Marshall for a try. Photo: Darren Kidd/Inpho/Presseye

Darren Cave’s frustration at being left out of the Irish selection may have bubbled over more than he would have liked this week. But the Ulster centr(...)

Ireland and Ulster’s  Tommy Bowe out for up to six weeks.Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Ulster wing Tommy Bowe has been ruled out of action for up to six weeks with a groin injury.The Ireland wing sustained the injury while on internation(...)

  Ulster’s Tommy Bowe. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

After recovering from a dead leg, Tommy Bowe has been named in the Ulster side to face Leicester Tigers in their opening Heineken Cup fixture at Ra(...)

Montpellier’s livewire Jonathan Pelissie could play a vital role in Pool 5. Photograph: Getty

POOL 1Castres OlympiqueBest: semi-finalists 2001-02.ERC European Ranking: 25.HC record: Pl 58, Wins 23, Draws 1, Losses 34.Suffering second season syn(...)

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