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Conor Murray and his dejected Munster team-mates after the defeat to Saracens at the  Ricoh Arena, Coventry.  Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Saracens 32 Munster 16 A scoreline reflecting a match that went only one way. Munster will do what they always do, lick their wounds and think of ho(...)

Billy Vunipola of Saracens after the victory over Munster. Asked if he’d anything to say to the Munster fans who’d booed him during the game he replied : “Naw, from my point of view I believe in what I believe in”. Photograph: David Rogers/Getty Images

Well, that was one weird Saturday afternoon in the company of BT Sport. Indeed, if you’d missed why Billy Vunipola had been in the news in the prece(...)

Saracens man of the match Billy Vunipola is confronted by a Munster fan after his side’s victory in the Heineken Champions Cup semi-final at the  Ricoh Arena. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

It would be interesting to know what debate took place behind the cameras that resulted in handing Billy Vunipola the man of the match award. In one(...)

 Billy Vunipola and a Munster fan after the Champions Cup game in Coventry. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Billy Vunipola was confronted by a spectator wearing a Munster shirt following the province’s defeat to Saracens on Saturday. The Munster fan left the(...)

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(...)

Billy Vunipola of Saracens breaks with the ball during the Champions Cup semi -final win over Munster  at the Aviva Stadium in  2017 in Dublin. Photograph: David Rogers/Getty Images

Trying to establish points of difference statistically in terms of the Heineken Champions Cup semi-finalists borrows from the lamppost analogy and spa(...)

Saracens director of rugby Mark McCall said  must Billy Vunipola  deal with whatever reaction he gets from the crowd. Photograph:   David Rogers/Getty Images

Saracens director of rugby Mark McCall expects fans to again boo Billy Vunipola following the forward’s official warning from the Rugby Football Union(...)

 Billy Vunipola has been given a formal warning and reminded of his responsibilities by the English RFU. Photograph: PA

Billy Vunipola has been issued with a formal warning by the English Rugby Football Union for a homophobic comment made on his Instagram account last w(...)

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(...)

Mark McCall: “I think it will be a really close contest all the way through.” Photograph:  Steve Bardens/Getty Images

Amid reports that Billy Vunipola will not be disciplined by the RFU after they sit down with him this week in light of his social media remarks suppor(...)

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