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Oct 18

Ulster head coach Jonno Gibbes says province must be patient over Jared Payne’s fitness

Ulster head coach Jonno Gibbes says the province has to be patient over Jared Payne’s fitness as he recovers from the concussion he sustained on the British & Irish Lions tour.

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Oct 18

Schalk Van der Merwe: South African set to make Ulster debut but Payne remains out

Schalk van der Merwe is set to make his Ulster debut in the Champions Cup game against La Rochelle but Jared Payne will again be absent.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/rugby-union/41671010

Oct 18

Ireland women: Jenny Murphy critical of part-time coach role

Ireland centre Jenny Murphy says making the role of the next women’s coach part-time is a ‘kick in the teeth’ for players.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/rugby-union/41666183

Oct 18

Ireland to play Wallabies in three-Test series next year

Ireland will tour Australia next year in the first ever three-Test series between the teams.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/rugby-union/41664213

Oct 14

Ulster vow to retain Coetzee despite latest injury blow

Ulster say they will stick by Marcell Coetzee after the South Africa flanker suffers another huge injury setback.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/rugby-union/41621226

Oct 13

Ulster see off Wasps in Champions Cup opener

Tries from Jacob Stockdale and Stuart McCloskey give Ulster a 10-point win over Wasps in their Champions Cup opener.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/rugby-union/41616464

Oct 13

Connacht secure bonus-point victory over Oyonnax

Connacht make a winning start to their European Challenge Cup bid with an impressive bonus-point victory over Oyonnax.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/rugby-union/41613841

Oct 13

Munster hang on to claim gritty draw at Castres

Two-time champions Munster draw 17-17 in their opening European Champions Cup match away to Castres.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/rugby-union/41590104

Oct 13

Leinster clinch bonus-point win over Montpellier

Three-times winners Leinster get their European Champions Cup campaign off to a great start by securing a bonus-point 24-17 win over Montpellier.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/rugby-union/41609415

Oct 13

European Champions Cup – pool-by-pool guide

Former Bath, England and Lions centre Jeremy Guscott assesses the contenders to Saracens’ crown in Europe’s elite competition.

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