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Munster’s South African lock Jean Kleyn in action at the Chaban-Delmas Stadium in Bordeaux. Photograph: Getty Images

Andrew Conway - Eager to trigger something going forward and kept giving as the day is long and got his late try. But it was too late to affect the ou(...)

Racing 92 winger Teddy Thomas  passes the ball to his captain Maxime Machenaud to score their third  try in the Champions Cup semi-final at the Stade  Chaban-Delmasin Bordeaux. Photograph: Nicolas Tucat/AFP/Getty Images

Racing 27 Munster 22 Something of a Groundhog Day for Munster. This sixth successive semi-final defeat in the European Champions Cup was as anti-clim(...)

 Conor Murray practices his goal-kicking in Bordeaux. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Munster encountered hotter conditions than they expected for their Captain’s Run at the Stade Chaban Delmas in Bordeaux on Saturday. Head coach Johann(...)

Munster’s Keith Earls: his  remarkable rehabilitation from injury forced Johann van Graan to make a selection decision in the back three. Photograph:  Donall Farmer/Inpho

Racing 92 v Munster Kick-off: 3.15pm, Sunday. Venue: U Arena. On TV: Live on BT sport. Ronan O’Gara, the late Anthony Foley, Donnacha Ryan (...)

Scarlets head coach Wayne Pivac brings his team to Dublin for this weekend’s Champions Cup semi-final. Photograph: Alex Davidson/Inpho

Wayne Pivac has no doubt that the Scarlets will require a complete performance in their quest for a first European Champions Cup final appearance. Pi(...)

Leinster’s Luke McGrath is expected to miss the Champions Cup semi-final against Scarlets due to a knee injury. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Luke McGrath is expected to be ruled out of Leinster’s line-up for their European Champions Cup semi-final against the Scarlets on Saturday at the Avi(...)

 Southern Kings’s Berton Klaasen (right) has played the  most minutes of any player in the Pro14 to date with a lung bursting, 1,410. Photograph: Inpho

Berton Klaasen is a 28-year-old South Africa-born centre who plays for the Southern Kings rugby franchise in the Guinness Pro14. He is the alpha male (...)

The 2013 Heineken Cup final. TMO decisions have become an increasingly familiar feature of the modern game. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

To err is human, to forgive divine, and as in everything when humans are involved in making decisions, there’ll be erroneous ones. All in all though,(...)

Andrew Conway takes advantage of Toulon’s lack of defensive discipline to cut through for the crucial try at Thomond Park. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Bank balances become irrelevant across the full 80 minutes of knockout rugby in Thomond Park. It used to always be this way and looks like a similar (...)

Munster’s Conor Murray protests before being awarded a try during the Champions Cup quarter-final win over Toulon at  Thomond Park, Limerick. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA

There were a number of issues that arose from what constituted a superb weekend in the Champions Cup for Munster and Leinster with both claiming semi-(...)

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