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Leinster scrum-half McCarthy comes out as gay

Leinster scrum-half Nick McCarthy has announced he is gay, and has thanked coaches Leo Cullen and Stuart Lancaster for their "unbelievable" support in what he said has been a difficult decision.

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38dReuters

La Rochelle claim dramatic Champions Cup title

A last-minute try by Arthur Retiere after a monumental goal-line assault gave La Rochelle a stunning 24-21 victory over favourites Leinster in a superb European Champions Cup final in Marseille on Saturday.

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1303dESPN

Sexton signs IRFU extension until 2020/21

Johnny Sexton has signed a contract extension with the Irish Rugby Football Union which will see him play rugby in Ireland up to the end of the 2020/21 season.

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1305dESPN

Leinster flags fail health and safety test v Bath

Leinster fans were not allowed to bring 1,500 flags into the Rec Stadium ahead of the Champions Cup clash against Bath on Saturday because it failed a health and safety test.

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2064dPA Sport

Expectation cooled ahead of Ringrose debut

Joe Schmidt has insisted Garry Ringrose's Test debut will not automatically usher in a brand-new Ireland centre pairing dynasty with Robbie Henshaw.

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2081dESPN Straff

Joe Schmidt hit with injury doubts over Leinster duo

Ireland head coach Joe Schmidt faced fresh injury concerns over Jonathan Sexton and Sean O'Brien who were both withdrawn in Leinster's defeat to Montpellier in the Champions Cup on Sunday.

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2081dESPN Staff

Who said what: Champions Cup Round 2

All the reaction from around the European Champions Cup Round 2 as Toulon got back to winning ways and Munster remembered Anthony Foley.

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2088dESPN Staff

VOTE: Champions Cup player of the Week

The Champions Cup began with Saracens inflicting a first home defeat on Toulon, Connacht's fightback to beat Toulouse and Scarlets extending Sale's losing streak in Europe to 12.

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