They've met before...: Leinster and Northampton Saints

The Heineken Cup fixtures list

THE DRAW may not have been the most glamorous of affairs, resembling something between an IT lecture and an awards ceremony for engravers, but we now know the Heineken Cup…

French fizz: Digby Ioane is set to sparkle in the Top 14 for Stade Francais in the new season

French Top 14: New faces for the new season

OSTENTATIOUS OR talent-filled, either way, it is hard to deny that the Top 14 will have an impressive array of international stars next season. Indeed there is something for everyone…

The beginning of the end: Rory Lamont in 2012

Farewell to some of the game’s biggest stars

A CURSORY glance at the list of retiring rugby players during this break in competition could make the stoniest of supporters a little misty with nostalgia. Names like Andrea Lo…