Ireland's Henshaw set to miss Six Nations opener

Centre Robbie Henshaw is unlikely return to fitness before Ireland’s Six Nations opener against England on 2 February. Leinster revealed on Monday that the 25-year-old faces up to another eight weeks on the sidelines. Henshaw picked up the hamstring injury during the warm-up for Ireland’s win over Argentina last month. He missed the last three

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Ollie Thorley: Gloucester back's 'purple patch' delights boss Johan Ackermann

Gloucester head coach Johan Ackermann praised young back Ollie Thorley’s “tremendous” form after his man-of-the-match display in their win at Exeter. Thorley. 22, set up two of Gloucester’s tries in their 27-19 Champions Cup victory, having also scored four tries in his previous three appearances. “He plays with no fear. He’s young, he’s bold,” former

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Saracens thump Blues to extend winning run

Saracens (13) 51 Tries: Wigglesworth, Earl (2), Maitland (2), Spencer, Judge Cons: Farrell (5) Pens: Farrell (2) Cardiff (18) 25 Tries: Scully, M Morgan, Robinson Cons: Anscombe (2) Pens: Anscombe (2) Saracens made it three wins from three in the Champions Cup and moved top of Pool Three with a high-scoring comeback victory over Cardiff

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European Champions Cup: Wasps 16-24 Toulouse

Wasps: (13) 16 Try: Rowlands Con: Sopoaga Pen: Sopoaga, Daly 2 Toulouse: (11) 24 Tries: Kolbe, Guitoune Con: Ramos Pen: Ramos 4 England forward Nathan Hughes limped off as Wasps’ miserable Champions Cup campaign continued with defeat by Toulouse. Tries from South Africa wing Cheslin Kolbe and Sofiane Guitoune helped the French side to the

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