Potential run of Dublin knock-out games gives Leinster a tantalizing route to the title

LAST UPDATE | 17 hours ago WHEN THE TOULOUSE trio of Melvyn Jaminet, Antoine Dupont, and head coach Ugo Mola came into the media room at Stade Ernest-Wallon on Sunday after the French club’s win over Munster, it was surprising to hear them fielding questions about Leinster. Our French isn’t as sharp as it should … Read more

Porter leads Leinster, Ulster impresses, Connacht stumbles and Munster will miss Ryan

1. Another big shift from Andrew Porter With 72 minutes on the clock at the Aviva Stadium on Saturday, Leo Cullen finally sent in his final replacement. On went Michael Milne, off went Andrew Porter. It was the second Saturday running where Porter was asked to play 72 minutes, with Milne getting less than 20 … Read more

Ospreys stun Leicester to progress, Lyon thump Bulls : PlanetRugby

A converted try deep into added time saw the Ospreys beat Leicester Tigers 27-26 at Welford Road to seal a round of 16 spot in the Champions Cup. Jac Morgan’s late score was converted by Owen Williams as the Welsh region claimed a famous win that was duly celebrated by their squad and coaches. Dewi … Read more

Five takeaways from Munster v Northampton Saints : PlanetRugby

Following a 27-23 win for Munster over Northampton Saints in their Champions Cup fixture, here’s our five takeaways from the match at Thomond Park. The top line A fantastic first-half display, followed by a brilliant defensive effort in the second half saw Munster see off a fabulous Northampton Saints fightback to win in the winds … Read more

Planet Rugby’s bold predictions for 2023, including Italy to shock England : PlanetRugby

As we are almost in 2023, we have put our head on the block to bring you seven bold predictions that could happen in the upcoming 12 months. The clue is in the title, so to speak, as while these calls are not nailed on they could well become reality by the time the year … Read more

Six Springboks make your XV : PlanetRugby

A whopping 26,820 of you voted via our polls on Twitter, and with the final count checked, here it is – the Planet Rugby Readers’ Team of the Year for 2022. A huge thank you for taking part and letting us know who you enjoyed watching over the past 12 months. It’s been a great … Read more

Leinster show European credentials with ruthless hammering of Racing

Racing 10 Leinster 42 ANYONE OFFERED A guess at which of these teams spent from 7am until after 11pm yesterday making their journey to Le Havre would surely not have even thought about suggesting Leinster. There was no sign of fatigue after the 16-hour transit in a comprehensive performance from Leo Cullen and Stuart Lancaster’s … Read more

‘Hopefully I get to contribute and add to the Munster legacy’ · The42

Updated Tue 8:04 AM SO FAR, THINGS haven’t gone according to plan for Malakai Fekitoa with Munster. He knows it better than anyone. The former All Blacks center wanted to start with a bang but has instead struggled to make an impression. He’s been left out of the squad completely over the last two weekends … Read more