Rugby

Johann van Graan enjoyed a memorable Champions Cup coaching debut as his Munster side thumped Leicester 33-10 at Thomond Park. Beaten 38-0 in this corresponding fixture last season, Leicester’s Limerick woes continued as European debutant Chris Cloete’s 67th-minute bonus-point score moved Munster four points clear at the top of Pool 4. Rhys Marshall’s first European
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Bath director of rugby Todd Blackadder was dealt a double blow as Taulupe Faletau suffered a knee injury during the 24-20 Champions Cup defeat at Toulon. A moment of individual brilliance from Toulon’s new France international Anthony Belleau atoned for Chris Ashton’s howler, which almost gifted Bath a notable away win. Chris Ashton had his
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It is unlikely that David Strettle will be knocking on doors in Hendon when he returns to Saracens with Clermont Sunday. Had he done so following either of his two Aviva Premiership-winning campaigns with the north London club, though, the winger doubts it would have elicited much excitement. Strettle, 34, arrives back at Allianz Park
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5:08 PM GMT ESPN staff The Champions Cup returns with some mouthwatering clashes, but injuries from the recent autumn internationals have had an impact. ESPN brings you the latest team news ahead of the weekend’s round three action. FRIDAY Glasgow Warriors vs. Montpeller Scotstoun Stadium, 7:45 p.m. Scotland centre Huw Jones will make his Glasgow
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