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Saints' chances of progress remain slim despite victory

Skrela puts boot in to humble flashy Stade

Toulouse 42 Stade Francais 16

Heaslip turns the tide as Leinster squeeze home

Leinster 29 Clermont 28

O'Driscoll could be lured into France move

Brian O'Driscoll has raised the prospect of eventually linking up with Michael Cheika when the outgoing Leinster coach joins Stade Francais.

Disgraced Richards deserves award nomination says McGeechan

Sir Ian McGeechan believes banned former Harlequins boss Dean Richards deserves his nomination for a top European Rugby Cup award.

Kidney at a loss after Irish stung by Killer Bs

Ireland 20 Scotland 23

Parks stirs Scotland to avoid the wooden spoon

Ireland 20 Scotland 23: Last-gasp penalty means inconsistent Ireland miss out on the Triple Crown

Brian Ashton: France's 'total rugby' is reward for stunning skill

Tackling The Issues: France emphasise all-round footballing skill in training from the under-sevens up

O'Driscoll urges Ireland to adapt to laws

Brian O'Driscoll insists Ireland must adapt to the controversial new interpretation of the tackle law as soon as possible.

Terry Wogan named coolest Irish celebrity

Broadcaster Terry Wogan has been voted the coolest Irish celebrity in a poll of the British public to mark St Patrick's Day.

Earls too fast for beached Wales

Ireland 27 Wales 12: No comeback this time as another yellow card leaves Gatland's men high and dry in Dublin

Lee Byrne: I am so annoyed at being the sinner

Fifteen to one

O'Driscoll celebrates 100th cap as Ireland beat Wales

Ireland 27 Wales 12

Wales better than results suggest says Williams

Wing wizard Shane Williams is adamant Wales are a far better team than recent results suggest.

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Synagogue attack: Fear unites both sides of Jerusalem as minister warns restoring quiet could take 'months'

Terror unites Jerusalem after synagogue attack

Rising violence and increased police patrols have left residents of all faiths looking over their shoulders
Medecins sans Frontieres: The Ebola crisis has them in the headlines, but their work goes far beyond West Africa

'How do you carry on? You have to...'

The Ebola crisis has Medecins sans Frontieres in the headlines, but their work goes far beyond West Africa
Isis extends its deadly reach with suicide bombing in Kurdish capital

Isis extends its deadly reach with suicide bombing in Kurdish capital

Residents in what was Iraq’s safest city fear an increase in jihadist attacks, reports Patrick Cockburn
Underwater photography competition winners 2014 - in pictures

'Mysterious and inviting' shot of diver wins photography competition

Stunning image of cenote in Mexico takes top prize
Sir John Major: Negative West End portrayals of politicians put people off voting

Sir John Major hits out at theatres

Negative West End portrayals of politicians put people off voting
Kicking Barbie's butt: How the growth of 3D printing enabled me to make an army of custom-made figurines

Kicking Barbie's butt

How the growth of 3D printing enabled toy-designer to make an army of custom-made figurines
Will Smith's children have made waves with a gloriously over-the-top interview, but will their music match their musings?

What are Jaden and Willow on about?

Will Smith's children have made waves with a gloriously over-the-top interview, but will their music match their musings?
Fridge gate: How George Osborne keeping his fridge padlocked shows a frosty side to shared spaces

Cold war

How George Osborne keeping his fridge padlocked shows a frosty side to shared spaces
Stocking fillers: 10 best loo books

Stocking fillers: 10 best loo books

From dogs in cars to online etiquette, while away a few minutes in peace with one of these humorous, original and occasionally educational tomes
Malky Mackay appointed Wigan manager: Three texts keep Scot’s rehabilitation on a knife-edge

Three texts keep Mackay’s rehabilitation on a knife-edge

New Wigan manager said all the right things - but until the FA’s verdict is delivered he is still on probation, says Ian Herbert
Louis van Gaal: the liberal, the enemy and... err, the poet

Louis van Gaal: the liberal, the enemy and... err, the poet

‘O, Louis’ is the plaintive title of a biography about the Dutchman. Ian Herbert looks at what it tells us about the Manchester United manager
Isis in Iraq: Baghdad hails the retaking of the Baiji oil refinery as the start of the long fightback against the Islamist militants

Isis takes a big step back

Baghdad hails the retaking of the Baiji oil refinery as the start of the long fightback against the Islamist militants
Bill Cosby: America’s beloved TV ‘dad’ or serial rapist?

Bill Cosby: America’s beloved TV ‘dad’ or serial rapist?

Ukip silk bow ties, Green Party T-shirts, and 'Iron Baby' romper suits: How to shop politically

How to shop politically

Ukip silk bow ties, Green Party T-shirts, and 'Iron Baby' romper suits
The science of sex: What happens when science meets erotica

Sex on the brain

Fetishes, dominatrixes, kinks and erotica. They are subjects that should get the crowds flocking to a new exhibition at the Wellcome Collection