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This year
Former Bristol and Bath back-rower Nick Koster dies at 34
Tributes have poured in for the South African-born player.
Last year
'I'm not sure the refs are going to be too happy having to deal with me and him!'
Johnny Sexton and Dan Biggar will face off as captains in their sides’ Six Nations opener.
'Age is definitely just a number' - Rejuvenated Sexton picks up where he left off
The 36-year-old Leinster captain looked sharp as his side battered Bath.
Leinster take Bath to the cleaners as they march into European knock-outs
Jimmy O’Brien scored four tries as Leo Cullen’s side enjoyed a dominant victory.
Cullen on Ross Molony: 'He's unlucky to miss out on the national squad but he's going well'
Six years on from his European debut, the big second row is ready for his second coming.
'I absolutely want to be here... I see myself as a Munster man'
Johann van Graan has stressed his commitment to Munster until the end of the season.
All time
'I’m going to put everything, my heart and soul, into Munster for the next 7 months'
Johann van Graan was unwilling to reveal any detail about his departure at the end of this season.
Bath confirm Van Graan signing after Munster boss invoked release clause
It’s understood that the South African had some frustrations behind the scenes in Munster.
'We were obviously deflated and a bit down, it's an emotional time for anyone'
Johann van Graan told the Munster players of his departure yesterday.
Munster confirm that head coach Van Graan will leave at end of season
The South African was offered a new two-year deal but will depart in June.
Should he stay or should he go? Van Graan's Munster future up in the air
Bath are understood to have made an approach for the South African.
Declan Kidney's London Irish stage remarkable fightback to reach Challenge Cup quarters
There was a tougher night for Michael Bradley’s Zebre who lost to Bath.
Five-try Exeter show ruthless streak to book Premiership final spot
Jonny Hill scored two of Exeter’s five tries as they keep up chase for domestic and European double.
Bath appoint former England assistant as new head coach
Neal Hatley has made the step up from forwards coach to the top job.
Bath snap up Wales star Rhys Webb and plan to spend again this summer
Six-time Premiership winners building a squad in bid to become top dogs in England again.
Bath insist they have not offered job to Joe Schmidt
Schmidt had been linked with head coach position at the Rec.
'I'm in the squad but that doesn't mean I'm an international. I've to prove my worth'
Ulster out-half Billy Burns is aiming to make his Test debut during the Six Nations.
Ulster see off Bath to secure second consecutive Champions Cup quarter-final
Dan McFarland’s men were sloppy in victory but they advance into the knock-outs again.
'I'd like to think I am' - Cooney feels ready for a Six Nations start for Ireland
The Ulster scrum-half is brimming with energy and belief in a superb run of form with Ulster.
Addison fit for Ulster as Ireland call-up O'Toole starts at tighthead prop
Marty Moore misses out after limping off during last weekend’s defeat to Clermont.
Clermont overtake Ulster to top Champions Cup pool after bonus-point victory
The Irish province can still regain pole position when they host Harlequins on Saturday.
'We nearly tried to beat ourselves at the end' - Relief for Ulster after dramatic win
Ulster head coach Dan McFarland praised his players after defeating Bath in their Champions Cup opener.
Watch: Stunning Stockdale effort saves Ulster
Bath came incredibly close to snatching the win away from Dan McFarland’s men.
Ball boy memories and his brother await as Burns prepares to steer Ulster in Bath
The northern province’s playmaker grew up in the dressing room at the Rec.
Leicester's Geordan Murphy charged with verbal abuse of match official
The former Ireland fullback has endured a difficult season in charge of Leicester Tigers.
Three yellows and a red take Bath down to 11 men in late loss to Worcester
The Warriors needed 98 minutes and a four-man advantage to sneak victory.
England flanker a possible doubt for Six Nations opener against Ireland
Sam Underhill suffered ankle ligament damage in Bath’s Premiership win over Leicester Tigers at the weekend.
Leinster v Bath, Heineken Champions Cup
The defending champions delivered a comprehensive performance to secure a bonus-point victory at the Aviva Stadium.
Byrne and Conan come into Leinster side to face Bath
The game takes place on Saturday at 5.30pm.
Bath point to new UK safety guidelines in defence of move to ban Leinster flags
‘Whilst we understand that flags present a low risk of injury, we cannot and will not ignore the guidance that we are mandated to as part of our safety certificate.’
Leinster find a way as Bath promise to go 'full metal jacket' for return leg
Leo Cullen’s side have breakdown issues to fix before the Premiership side visit Dublin.
James Ryan man of the match again as Leinster battle to satisfying win
The 22-year-old was top of the tackle and carry charts for Leo Cullen’s side once again.
Sexton's calf a concern as Leinster emerge from 'mixed' display with victory
Head coach Leo Cullen and his team will take some pride in winning on the road.
Larmour's intercept try crucial as Leinster squeeze out away win in Bath
Leo Cullen’s side weren’t at their best in tricky conditions but found a way to win.
'We have to take safety seriously' - Bath apologise for confiscating Leinster flags
The English Premiership side said the flags were ‘tested against three safety criteria and failed all three, including fire’.
Leinster bid to put European defence back on winning track in Bath
‘We know there’s not that much room for error across the course of the games.’
Leavy starts at 8 as Leinster hand 12 shirt to Reid for Bath trip
Leo Cullen has recalled his Ireland front-liners for tomorrow’s visit to the Rec.
'He's telling me he's very happy at the moment anyway' - Cullen on Lancaster's Leinster future
Leo Cullen and Leinster remain hopeful that Stuart Lancaster will stay with the province.
Extraordinary moment as Bath star Burns scuppers match-winning try against Toulouse
He had just missed a penalty before failing to score a try which would have won the Champions Cup tie for Bath.
Bath anoint next head coach while extending Blackadder's contract to 2020
Stuart Hooper has a two year run-in before taking the top job, while the club say Girvan Dempsey was given the attack coach role as ‘part of the longer term plan’.