Cheslin Kolbe

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  La Rochelle coach Ronan O’Gara’s  tactics against Leinster were brilliant. Photograph: Dave Winter/Inpho

In America, they are called “Monday Morning Quarterbacks”. Those who have all the answers on how the weekend’s game should have been won after they ha(...)

Head coach Ronan O’Gara, assistant forwards coach Romain Carmignani and director of rugby Jono Gibbes during the La Rochelle Captain’s Run at Twickenham on Friday ahead of the Heineken Champions Cup Final. Photograph:  James Crombie/Inpho

Heineken Champions Cup Final: La Rochelle v Toulouse, Twickenham, Saturday, 4.45 – Live on Channel 4/ Virgin Media/BT Sport There have been some grum(...)

Jack O’Donoghue at Munster Rugby Squad training at  UL, Limerick last Tuesday. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

MUNSTER RUGBY v TOULOUSE Kick-off 3pm Venue Thomond Park On TV Live on BT Sport It may be a dog-eared script, but it invariably stands up to repeate(...)

Munster’s Andrew Conway competes in the air with Dave Kearney of Leinster. Photograph: Inpho

Ten years of inevitability. A fully stocked Munster failed to drag a mix and match Leinster into enough unfamiliar scenarios to have any chance of den(...)

 Toulouse scrumhalf Antoine Dupont races through the Ulster defence to score a try during the Heineken Champions Cup Pool B game  at Kingspan stadium in Belfast. Photograph: Charles McQuillan/Getty Images

Ulster 22 Toulouse 29 Toulouse brought an end to Ulster’s 25-match winning streak at the Kingspan stadium spanning over two years with a four try, bo(...)

Toulouse’s french scrumhalf Antoine Dupont  scores his side’s  first try during the French Top 14  match away to Bayonne  at the Jean-Dauger stadium. Photograph:  Iroz Gaizka/AFP via Getty Images

Ulster v Toulouse, Kingspan stadium, Friday, 8.0 – Live on BT Sport Toulouse arrive in Belfast with a clearly defined playing blueprint for the openi(...)

Ulster captain Iain Henderson will miss the match against Toulouse after picking up an injury in Ireland’s clash with Scotland in the Autumn Nations Cup. Photograph: Gary Carr/Inpho

Ulster head coach Dan McFarland might privately have cursed injuries that robbed him of Irish internationals Iain Henderson (knee) and Billy Burns (gr(...)

French outhalf Romain Ntamack makes a break past Ireland fullback Jacob Stockdale during the Six Nations game at the Stade de France. Photograph: Dave Winter/Inpho

While the court of public opinion appears to have made their verdict, Andy Farrell and his assistant coaches will be weighing up whether to stick or t(...)

Toulouse and South Africa winger Cheslin Kolbe is one of world rugby’s most exciting players. File photograph: Getty Images

Occasionally it is worth pausing for a moment and asking why people prefer to watch certain team sports compared to others. Football, for example, i(...)

Cheslin Kolbe beats Jacob Stockdale to score for Toulouse against Ulster. Photograph: Fred Scheiber/Getty/AFP

Toulouse 38 Ulster 8 Toulouse played fitfully, meandering between the sublime and downright careless, but the periodic quality more than sufficed to (...)

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