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Eye on the prize: This is what the 20 European Champions Cup teams are playing for

European Rugby: Weekend’s talking points

Sarries need that final step The 46-6 demolition job that Saracens did on Clermont Auvergne in last April’s Heineken Cup semi-final felt like a seismic shifting of Europe’s tectonic plates. It…

Darren Cave

Ireland v Argentina: Schmidt backs inexperience

IRELAND have never won a Test match in Argentina, but that hasn’t stopped Joe Schmidt from resting many of Leinster’s RaboDirect Pro12 finalists and selecting an inexperienced side to face…

Winging it: Leonardo Sarto scored Italy's try

Six Nations: Ireland 46-7 Italy

By Katie Field The match in 30 seconds Ireland will surely be crowned RBS Six Nations champions next weekend if they win in Paris, after running in seven tries to…

Lynchpin: Sexton oozed class with Ireland

Six Nations: Round 3 – Team of the weekend

IT WAS a rip-roaring Round 3, where France and Ireland lost their chance of a Grand Slam and England and Wales moved back into contention for the Six Nations title.…