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#Amlin Challenge Cup

# amlin-challenge-cup - Saturday 21 October, 2017

Matt Healy-inspired Connacht maintain winning start to Challenge Cup

The Irish side were too good for a Worcester Warriors team, for whom Donncha O’Callaghan featured from the bench.

# amlin-challenge-cup - Friday 21 October, 2016

Former Ireland captain Joy Neville made European rugby history last night

The Limerick native became the first woman to officiate in either the Challenge Cup or the Champions Cup.

# amlin-challenge-cup - Friday 13 May, 2016

Disappointment for O'Shea and Quins as Montpellier edge Challenge Cup final

The 26-19 defeat was Conor O’Shea’s last game in charge before taking the reins of the Italian national team.

# amlin-challenge-cup - Friday 15 January, 2016

We'll Leave It There So: Munster in jersey mix-up, Ladyball stunt revealed and all today’s sport

James McGee is closing in on a place at the Australian Open, while the Irish provinces are in European action this weekend.

# amlin-challenge-cup - Friday 1 May, 2015

David Humphreys' Gloucester survive red card to clinch inaugural Challenge Cup

Bill Meakes saw red for a high, off the ball tackle but the Premiership side hung on.

# amlin-challenge-cup - Friday 3 April, 2015

Connacht exit Challenge Cup despite second-half fightback

James Hook created the first two scores of the game as Gloucester took a 14-point advantage into the break.

'Silverware would be huge' - Connacht dreaming big in Challenge Cup

Pat Lam’s side face the highly-fancied Gloucester in Kingsholm this evening.

# amlin-challenge-cup - Sunday 18 January, 2015

As it happened: Connacht v Exeter, Challenge Cup

We went minute-by-minute as the western province set out to take over top spot in Pool 2.

# amlin-challenge-cup - Saturday 13 December, 2014

Blade cuts deep as Connacht claim brilliant win away to Bayonne

The 20-year-old scrum-half scored twice including a late game-changer.

# amlin-challenge-cup - Saturday 6 December, 2014

Danie Poolman on the double as five-try Connacht maul Bayonne

Pat Lam’s men stretched their unbeaten run in Galway to seven games.

# amlin-challenge-cup - Wednesday 3 December, 2014

Connacht likely to save Henshaw for Leinster clash, Roux hopes to prove fitness for Bayonne

The Pro12 is the priority for Pat Lam’s men and they’ve got a tough set of fixtures between European games.

# amlin-challenge-cup - Monday 27 October, 2014

This Bordeaux-Begles wing showed a touch Messi would be proud of to finish this special try

One kick is nice, two kicks is just plain cheeky.

# amlin-challenge-cup - Saturday 18 October, 2014

Muliaina aiding Connacht's young backs despite injury absence

The Westerners are refusing to take their foot off the pedal even during the break from the Pro12.

# amlin-challenge-cup - Saturday 24 May, 2014

Challenging times for Peter Stringer and Bath as Saints march on

Northampton came back from 13-6 down to win by 14 points.

# amlin-challenge-cup - Friday 23 May, 2014

Peter Stringer flies the flag for Irish players on European finals weekend

The Bath scrum-half has been named on the bench for the Amlin Challenge Cup decider against Northampton.

# amlin-challenge-cup - Sunday 27 April, 2014

Former Munster scrum-half Stringer helps Bath into Amlin Challenge Cup final

The 36-year-old scrum-half has another European final to prepare for as his side deservedly beat Wasps.

# amlin-challenge-cup - Friday 25 April, 2014

Former Munster scrum-half Peter Stringer targets European glory with Bath

The Irish scrum-half and Harlequins director of rugby are hoping to get to next month’s final at the Cardiff Arms Park.

# amlin-challenge-cup - Saturday 5 April, 2014

European dreams end for Kilkenny's Peter Lydon after Harlequins defeat

The Stade Francais man started at fullback in his side’s home loss to Conor O’Shea’s men.

# amlin-challenge-cup - Thursday 3 April, 2014

21-year-old Kilkenny man Lydon to start Amlin quarter-final for Stade Français

The former Seapoint RFC player has been selected at fullback for the clash against Harlequins.

# amlin-challenge-cup - Thursday 16 January, 2014

Here's the Heineken and Amlin Cup fixtures set to take place this weekend

Check out the dates, times and venues for the fixtures.

# amlin-challenge-cup - Friday 10 January, 2014

Here’s the Heineken and Amlin Cup fixtures set to take place this weekend

Check out the dates, times and venues for the fixtures.

# amlin-challenge-cup - Thursday 12 December, 2013

Former Munster scrum-half Stringer to join Europe's elite

The Bath number nine is set to make his 100th European club appearance this weekend in the Amlin Challenge Cup.

# amlin-challenge-cup - Wednesday 4 December, 2013

Here’s the Heineken and Amlin Cup fixtures set for this weekend

Check out the dates, times and venues for the fixtures.

# amlin-challenge-cup - Friday 18 October, 2013

20-year-old Irishman Shane O'Leary enjoying life at Grenoble

The former Young Munster out-half made his debut last weekend and is set for another appearance tonight.

# amlin-challenge-cup - Wednesday 16 October, 2013

Sean Cronin was the best hooker in Europe last weekend

According to the official Amlin Opta Index anyway.

# amlin-challenge-cup - Monday 14 October, 2013

Sale second row with inspired keep-away before lumbering in for a try

Biarritz defenders just ain’t what they used to be.

# amlin-challenge-cup - Friday 11 October, 2013

Hagan harbours hope of further international honours at London Irish

The former Leinster and Connacht prop is focused on more caps as he gets set for the Amlin Challenge Cup.

# amlin-challenge-cup - Tuesday 8 October, 2013

Here's the opening Heineken and Amlin Cup fixtures for this weekend

Check out the dates, times and venues for the fixtures.

20-year-old Shane O'Leary set for Grenoble debut

The former Young Munster out-half is part of the squad for Thursday’s clash against Bayonne.

# amlin-challenge-cup - Monday 7 October, 2013

Pic: Are these the greatest sideburns in the world of sport?

Step forward Paul Griffen.

# amlin-challenge-cup - Tuesday 17 September, 2013

ERC invites everyone back to Dublin to sort out Heineken Cup mess

ERC wants to find “a negotiated solution to the current impasse” on 23 October.

# amlin-challenge-cup - Wednesday 11 September, 2013

ERC: All parties are committed to re-signing Heineken Cup deal

‘Any purported cross-border club tournaments needed the approval both of the IRB, and of the relevant Unions.’

Anglo-French tournament now the preferred option -- McCafferty

The Premiership Rugby boss also says he is not concerned whether Pro12 clubs follow the breakaway tournament.

# amlin-challenge-cup - Saturday 18 May, 2013

Stiff-neck dressing room jigs and champagne showers for cup-winning Leinster

“If there is a little tear in the eye next week, I wouldn’t be surprised,” said outgoing coach Joe Schmidt.

Nacewa cherishes special moment of cup triumph before final Leinster game

The New Zealander was instrumental in his side’s cup win at the RDS.

Cheers Leinster! Connacht players celebrate another year of Heineken Cup rugby

The Blues’ Amlin Cup win confirmed elite European rugby for the westerners next season.

'Myself and Leo thought it was fitting for the lads to lift the cup' - Jamie Heaslip

Leinster’s stand-in captain was happy to stand back and let Jonny Sexton and Isa Nacewa take the plaudits.

# amlin-challenge-cup - Friday 17 May, 2013

Brilliantly-captured pic of Rob Kearney's try in the Amlin Cup final

Leinster look to be on their way to victory at the RDS.

As it happened: Leinster v Stade Francais, Amlin Challenge Cup Final Liveblog This post contains a poll

As it happened: Leinster v Stade Francais, Amlin Challenge Cup Final

Joe Schmidt’s men were hoping to complete the first leg of a league and cup double.

Jamie Heaslip on 5-man shortlist for ERC Player of the Year

The Leinster man is the only nominee not to be playing in this year’s Heineken Cup Final.

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