Vern Cotter

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Kelian Galletier  scores  Montpellier’s first try during the  Champions Cup match against  Glasgow Warriors  at Scotstoun Stadium. Photograph: Ian MacNicol/Getty Images

Glasgow 22 Montpellier 29 Glasgow had no one but themselves to blame as they succumbed to a third successive European Champions Cup defeat with a 29-(...)

Coach of the Year Eddie Jones from at the World Rugby awards in Monaco. Photograph: Getty Images

The choice of Eddie Jones as World Rugby Coach of the Year was hardly the most startling news ever to emerge from Monte Carlo. Like a race leader at t(...)

Isa Nacewa at Leinster Rugby press conference, RDS, Dublin. Photograph: ©INPHO/Ryan Byrne

Leinster v Montpellier Venue: RDS.  Kick of: 1pm. TV: Sky Sports Action from 12.30pm. The unexpected absence of Johnny Sexton – playmaker in (...)

Leinster head coach Leo Cullen is remaining optimistic ahead of his side’s clash against a very affluent and physical Montpellier side. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Bracing themselves for the financial and physical monster that billionaire owner Mohed Altrad and new coach Vern Cotter have assembled at Montpellier,(...)

Leo Cullen: “They [Munster] have looked strong and very cohesive over the last 12 months. Very organised and efficient in what they do.” Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

The first interprovincial derbies of the season and particularly the first meeting of Leinster and Munster constitute something of a benchmark in the (...)

 Munster’s Simon Zebo makes a try-saving tackle on Isa Nacewa during last year’s clash at the Aviva Stadium. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

To all intents and purposes, the great and the good from the Pro14 were in Dublin yesterday to help launch this season’s European campaigns which kick(...)

“We’ve kept in contact with Joe about the job, like we’ve kept in touch with Vern Cotter and others.” Photo: Inpho

Ireland head coach Joe Schmidt remains among the front runners to succeed Steve Hansen as All Blacks boss following the 2019 World Cup. The New Zeala(...)

Former Wales international Ieuan Evans picks out Munster during the Champions Cup draw at  Chateau de Neuchâtel in Switzerland. Photograph:  Morgan Treacy/Inpho

It’s a case of familiar faces and foes following the EPCR Champions Cup and Challenge Cup draws for next season that took place in Neuchatel, Switzerl(...)

Clermont Auvergne’s forwards coach Jono Gibbes, who is set to become Ulster’s new coach

Clermont, a city drenched by ancient warfare, was the starting point for the first Crusade in 1095. The local sports team has threatened to conquer Fr(...)

 Clermont Auvergne forwards coach Jono Gibbes is looking forward to teaming up with Les Kiss. Photograph: Ramsey Cardy/Sportsfile via Getty Images

Where to begin with Jono Gibbes? Waikato stadium, June 11th 2005, and that stirring version of Timatanga seems as good a place as any. There he stood(...)

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