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Stuart Barnes

Ups and downs

Stuart Barnes says the drama of relegation must be kept in rugby, but the play-offs need changing....

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Rising to the top

Stuart Barnes says Toulon look like the team to beat after a mixed Heineken Cup play-off weekend....

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Ireland post for Nucifora

David Nucifora has been named the Irish Rugby Football Union's new performance director.

Carter inspired by Wilkinson

Dan Carter described how "ultimate professional" Jonny Wilkinson inspired him to climb to the summit of world rugby.

Harlequins v Leicester: Teams

Harlequins host third-placed Leicester Tigers at the Twickenham Stoop in Friday's lone Aviva Premiership clash.

Connacht sign McCartney

Connacht have signed New Zealand-born hooker Tom McCartney from the Blues on a three-year contract from next season.

Friday's Rabo Pro12 preview

Leaders Leinster welcome Treviso to the RDS on Friday, while second-placed Ulster travel to fourth-placed Glasgow.

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Danny Care opens up about Stuart Lancaster's influence and Harlequins' play-off bid

Danny Care opens up about Stuart Lancaster's influence and Harlequins' play-off bid

Once dubbed the ‘bad boy’ of English rugby, Danny Care’s rise to prominence has been far from a fairy-tale, but the maverick scrum-half has discovered a true sense of patriotism and belonging under the tutelage of Stuart Lancaster.

Watch the Heineken Cup semi-finals live on Sky Sports

Watch the Heineken Cup semi-finals live on Sky Sports

The Heineken Cup has already thrown up some brutal encounters this season, and Sky Sports will be bringing you all the action from the semi-finals as Europe's finest take centre stage.

Good week/Bad week: The winners and losers from the last sporting week

Good week/Bad week: The winners and losers from the last sporting week

It's been another incredible week of sport from Augusta to Anfield via Andalusia, but for every sporting hero there must be a villain.