Connacht coach Pat Lam is struggling with an escalation of injury problems. Photograph: Dan Sheridan

Sport has an uncanny knack of reuniting people. On Friday night at the RDS Leinster outhalf Ian Madigan shifted to inside centre for the last nine min(...)

Premiership Rugby has conceded progress was made at Thursday’s ERC meeting in Dublin but insisted there is more to do if agreement on the future of E(...)

Wales and Bayonne scrumhalf Mike Phillips. Photograph:  Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Wales scrumhalf Mike Phillips is facing disciplinary action from his club Bayonne following allegations he attended a video analysis session while dr(...)

Peter Lydon playing for Kilkenny College during the Leinster Schools Senior Cup quarter-final in 2010. The outhalf was invited for a trial at Stade Francais in  Paris last season. Photograph: Inpho

Peter Lydon embarked on a road less travelled, one where ambition and circumstance colluded to provide an opportunity to pursue a career as a professi(...)

James Hart and Racing Metro coach Ronan O’Gara after Grenoble’s 22-20 victory last weekend in Paris.

The great American football coach Vince Lombardi once observed that “the price of success is hard work, dedication to the job at hand, and the determi(...)

ERC chief executive Derek McGrath during a press briefing for  the English and Welsh Heineken Cup launch at the Millennium Stadium, Cardiff. Photograph: Nick Potts/PA

Derek McGrath has insisted that “the door is still open” regarding negotiations over the future of European rugby’s prestige club competition the Hein(...)

ERC chairman Jean Pierre Lux in Dublin earlier this month. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Premiership Rugby and its French counterparts have been accused of showing a lack of respect by ERC chairman Jean-Pierre Lux, as the increasingly bitt(...)

Peter Wheeler leaving the ERC meeting at the  Westbury Hotel in Dublin on Wednesday. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

The war of words between ERC and the English and French clubs over the future structure of European competitions intensified on Friday, with the ERC r(...)

Clubs from the French and English leagues will seek to create a new European competition as negotiations to secure the future of the Heineken and Amli(...)

Saracens chairman  Nigel Wray. Photograph: David Rogers/Getty Images

Saracens chairman Nigel Wray has vowed that English teams will be prepared to carry out their threat to pull out of the Heineken Cup. The English and (...)

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