Christian Wade

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Seán O’Brien’s display  for Leinster against Wasps in the Champions Cup quarter-final shows he is in rude health. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Welsh forward Sam Warburton is the betting favourite to captain the Lions in New Zealand this summer Seán O’Brien is informed. A large table separate(...)

Joey Carbery celebrates with Fergus McFadden after his try in Leinster’s Champions Cup win over Wasps. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

 Leinster 32 Wasps 17 Two contrasting images. One instantly forgettable, one will last forever. After the game Johnny Sexton let his son, Luca,(...)

Leinster’s Joey Carbery celebrates with Fergus McFadden after his try. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

The filter of victory allows for a little more introspection, where the little blemishes of performance are softened by the outcome. Leinster head c(...)

Leinster’s Joey Carbery steps past Kurtley Beale of Wasps during his team’s win at the Aviva. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Leinster 32 Wasps 17 It was a remarkable performance, for the most part breathtakingly beautiful, as Leinster thundered into the Champions Cup semi-f(...)

 Jimmy Gopperth: “We just have to be mentally on because it is going to be a knockout game of international standard.” Photograph: David Rogers/Getty Images

A New Zealander lured north to replace Jonny Wilkinson and later Johnny Sexton deserves more respect than the moniker of mere mercenary. Safely ensc(...)

Munster's CJ Stander is a long way ahead of anyone else in the Champions Cup in terms of carries made. Photo: Donall Farmer/Inpho

The focal point of this week’s column is the attacking philosophies and patterns of the respective teams in the Champions Cup quarter-finals this week(...)

Christian Wade dives to score during Wasps’ 40-33 win over Worcester at the Ricoh Arena. Photograph: Mike Egerton/PA

Wasps 40 Worcester 33 Wasps moved five points clear of Exeter at the top of the Premiership with a 40-33 win over Worcester at the Ricoh Arena. Howe(...)

Tricky ball carriers such as Simon Zebo look set to gain an advantage from World Rugby’s implementation of new laws regarding high tackles. Photo: Gary Carr/Inpho

In theory it is just another winter Tuesday. No big games are happening on January 3rd 2017, no one will instantly sense the change. Could it be, neve(...)

Naulia Dawai scores Connacht’s  late try in the Champions Cup game against Wasps at The Sportsground in Galway. Photograph:  Morgan Tracy/Inpho

Connacht 20 Wasps 18 On the back foot for much of the second half, during which they’d seen a 13-7 interval lead erased as Wasps flexed their pecs to(...)

Connacht’s Rory Parata in action against Wasps last weekend. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Connacht Rugby v Wasps, European Champions Cup, The Sportsground, Saturday December 17th (kick off: 5.30pm) – follow the action on our liveblog from (...)

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