Wasps 20 Leinster 20: European Champions Cup Pool 2: Matt O’Connor put a mostly positive spin on a game that got away from his Leinster team in Coventry on Saturday, but there can be no escaping the difference between the worth of a home and an away berth in the last eight.
Mon, 26 Jan, 2015
THERE are plenty of lazy comparisons to draw between Brive and Munster — both former European champions keen to restore former glories, and both call small, rugby-mad provincial centres home — but what’s less obvious is that the French side found inspiration in Limerick not so long ago.
Fri, 08 Apr, 2011
LEINSTER will be breaking new ground with their first ever appearance in Brive this weekend, but not Nathan Hines. The Scottish international lock spent four years in the trenches of the Top 14 with Perpignan and can draw on some favourable memories of the Stade Municipal Pelouse Amedee-Domenech.
Fri, 16 Oct, 2009
IRELAND backs coach Alan Gaffney and manager Paul McNaughton last night rubbished notions that Craig Joubert, the South African referee at Croke Park tomorrow, might in any way be influenced by complaints emanating from the England camp over the last fortnight or so.
Fri, 27 Feb, 2009