Jono Gibbes

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La Rochelle’s Raymond Rhule runs in a try during the Heineken Champions Cup quarter-final against Sale Sharks at the   Stade Marcel Deflandre. Photograph:  Dave Winter/Inpho

Ronan O’Gara might be loathe to claim full credit for the maturation as a player of the 28-year-old former Springbok winger Raymond Rhule but there’s (...)

La Rochelle director of rugby Jono Gibbes spent six years as Leinster’s forwards coach before handing the reins to Leo Cullen. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

The day after La Rochelle were drawn at home against Leinster in next Sunday’s Heineken Champions Cup semi-final (kick-off 3pm Irish time), Jono Gibbe(...)

La Rochelle’s Australian lock Will Skelton offloads during the French Top 14  match against  Lyon at the  Stade Marcel Deflandre on April 17th. Photograph: Xavier Leoty/AFP via Getty Images

As Robin McBryde struggled to describe La Rochelle without repeating himself, he couldn’t help but chuckle. Up front especially, the Leinster forwards(...)

Ronan O’Gara’s La Rochelle host Leinster in the Champions Cup and are well placed to reach the play-offs in the Top 14. File photograph: Getty Images

As expected, Ronan O’Gara is to assume the director of rugby role at La Rochelle at the end of the season on foot of Jono Gibbes moving on to Clermont(...)

Ihaia West:   suffered a shoulder injury while scoring a try  during La Rochelle’s   French Top 14 win over  Lyon at the Marcel Deflandre Stadium in La Rochelle. Photograph: Xavier Leoty/AFP/Getty Images

Ronan O’Gara and La Rochelle could have a significant injury concern at outhalf ahead of the club’s Heineken Champions Cup semi-final against Leinster(...)

La Rochelle’s Irish coach Ronan O’Gara and the club’s director of rugby Jono Gibbes. Photograph: Xavier Leoty/AFP/Getty

A May Bank Holiday weekend in the charming old port city of La Rochelle on the Atlantic coast, the restaurants looking out at the Île de Ré, a 2.9-kil(...)

Ireland’s Béibhinn Parsons goes past Elinor Snowsill of Wales during the Women’s Six Nations match at  Cardiff Arms Park. Photograph: Robbie Stephenson/Inpho

Béibhinn Parsons was incredible against Wales. I am not going to compare her to an Irish player from the past. She is a unique talent that comes alon(...)

Leinster’s Jack Conan, James Tracy and Ed Byrne celebrate winning a penalty in the Champions Cup quarter-final between Exeter Chiefs and Leinster at Sandy Park, Exeter on Saturday. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

On balance, La Rochelle away is probably the second-toughest semi-final draw Leinster could have faced other than Toulouse away. Hence, in all probabi(...)

Devin Toner remains an important part of the Leinster squad. File photograph: Inpho

The milestone is within reach. One more appearance will see Devin Toner pull alongside Gordon D’Arcy (261) as the most capped rugby player in Leinster(...)

Munster have a 50 per cent chance of being drawn against Ronan O’Gara’s  La Rochelle side. Photograph: Xavier Leoty/AFP via Getty Images

The permutations in the draw for the Heineken Champions Cup, which will be made toward the end of this month, have been clarified by the results of th(...)

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