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#Champions Cup

# champions-cup - Wednesday 25 October, 2017

Dylan Hartley escapes ban, Joe Marler suspended for two of England's November Tests

Meanwhile, the hit that left Wales and Dragons flanker Ollie Griffiths with a broken jaw was worth a nine-week ban.

# champions-cup - Tuesday 24 October, 2017

Review finds Parra was correctly allowed to play on despite referee saying he was unconscious

An independent review says proper HIA protocols were followed.

# champions-cup - Monday 23 October, 2017

Putting rugby in its proper perspective has allowed Ian Keatley to enjoy the game

Starting 10, opposite Dan Carter, Saturday was one of Keatley’s best nights in red.

'I'm going to miss it a lot': Van Graan arrival draws exit closer for Erasmus

The South African cut an emotional figure when asked about what he would miss about Munster.

# champions-cup - Sunday 22 October, 2017

La Rochelle take control of pool as Ulster well beaten in France

It was a tough trip for the Irish province.

'It's really hard to break Munster at home': Settling for a point doesn't come easy for O'Gara

With the game well in the balance on the hour, O’Gara was gutted to miss out on a win in Thomond Park.

# champions-cup - Saturday 21 October, 2017

Erasmus hails Munster's heart to edge Racing battle

“The guys’ hearts were really big today and the technique was really sound.”

Keatley's kicks, the architect of Munster defence and more talking points

In tough conditions, the southern province claimed a hard-fought win over Racing 92.

Immense defence and big Murray moment gives Munster win over Racing

For an hour, Munster’s first home outing in Europe looked destined for a stalemate in a gruelling weather-hit contest.

Treviso and McKinley give Toulon the fright of their lives

The Dubliner had Treviso in a 29-27 lead before heartbreak came with a penalty deep in added time.

Munster must be squeaky clean as Storm Brian and Dan Carter descend on Limerick

Ronan O’Gara’s Racing 92 look well equipped to make it an uncomfortable evening for Munster.

'I had an elbow in the throat when I was tackling - I lost my voice straight away'

Ulster’s Chris Henry looks forward to his side’s Champions Cup clash with La Rochelle on Sunday.

# champions-cup - Friday 20 October, 2017

Best and Stockdale on the bench for Ulster's tough trip to La Rochelle

Les Kiss has kept some of his big talents in reserve for Sunday’s meeting with a very heavy-duty La Rochelle side.

Keatley and Carter in the 10 shirts as Kleyn bolsters pack for Munster's clash with Racing

Tyler Bleyendaal and Niall Scannell will miss the crucial Champions Cup clash through injury.

European title 'a void that needs to be filled' for Zebo and Munster

While Zebo is unable to rule out a move away from his native province, the prospect of bringing a trophy home sounds like a reason to stay.

# champions-cup - Tuesday 17 October, 2017

A week of technical improvement for Munster before facing another fierce French outfit

Two points on the board, but Munster feel they have a point to prove when ROG and Racing come to Limerick on Saturday.

# champions-cup - Monday 16 October, 2017

Rassie: Master of all trades Van Graan well used to pressure situations

The outgoing Munster boss believes his replacement has the work ethic to make up for any lack of experience.

# champions-cup - Sunday 15 October, 2017

'In the last two or three minutes we tried hard to throw it away' - Rassie

Munster’s late indiscipline went unpunished in Castres.

Rory Scannell hits hard and more talking points from Munster's draw in Castres

Nobody is ever happy with a draw, but Munster may well look back with pride at the two points they earned today.

Munster battle out a draw after ferocious contest in Castres

Simon Zebo and Dave KIlcoyne touched down for the southern, but it was their defence which deserves the plaudits.

# champions-cup - Saturday 14 October, 2017

‘This Munster team wants to evolve and I can be a key part of that hopefully’

Chris Farrell has always seen himself as more than just ‘an extra forward’ in the back-line, but he’s determined to add more grunt alongside his under-rated handling ability.

Leinster ready to scrap for every point in toughest Champions Cup pool

Leinster head coach Leo Cullen remains wary of Montpellier’s array of talent eve if Aaron Cruden fell foul of injury.

# champions-cup - Friday 13 October, 2017

Touch of déjà vu for Cullen as Sexton knock opens door for Ross Byrne

The head coach hopes to see Johnny Sexton, Sean O’Brien and Rory O’Loughlin fit to feature against Glasgow next weekend.

Rested for Leinster, Castres trip a measure of Rory Scannell's rise

Scannell was 17 the last time Munster went away to Castres, now he’s the go-to man in Rassie Erasmus’ midfield.

# champions-cup - Thursday 12 October, 2017

'It’s a lot different to what Belfast was like' - Pienaar aiming to make an impression on return to Ireland

The Ravenhill favourite is settling into life with Montpellier, who face Leinster this weekend.

# champions-cup - Wednesday 11 October, 2017

Zebo primed for return as Erasmus settles on strongest combinations for Munster

Munster’s director of rugby was happy to name the majority of his back-line, and hints that Tyler Bleyendaal is his first choice at out-half.

'They'll work for that badge until the jersey's ripped off them'

Intensity won’t be a problem for Munster next weekend either.

# champions-cup - Monday 9 October, 2017

James Cronin back in full Munster training, but Kleyn still a doubt for Castres

Munster’s second row injury crisis is easing, but fully fit locks are still thin on the ground.

# champions-cup - Wednesday 2 August, 2017

Connacht release Marnitz Boshoff on compassionate leave following the death of his father

Boshoff requested to return home in order to be closer to his family after the sudden passing of his father.

# champions-cup - Monday 17 July, 2017

Munster today unveiled a stunning new red and gold home jersey for the 2017/18 season

The province makes a return to an all-red home kit, as it aims for Pro12 and Champions Cup success next season.

# champions-cup - Friday 7 July, 2017

Munster confirm signing of South African pair

Chris Cloete and Gerbrandt Grobler are joining the Irish province.

# champions-cup - Tuesday 4 July, 2017

You'll only need one sports subscription to watch the Champions Cup from next year

BT Sport has secured exclusive rights to both the European Rugby Champions Cup and Challenge Cup in 2022.

# champions-cup - Thursday 8 June, 2017

O'Gara and Ryan to take on Munster as provinces learn Champions Cup fate

Leinster have been drawn in Pool 3 with Exeter, Montpellier and Glasgow.

Connacht handed tough draw in next season's Challenge Cup

The western province will be in a pool with Brive, Worcester Warriors and Oyonnax.

# champions-cup - Friday 26 May, 2017

14-man Northampton deliver magnificent comeback to claim play-off win over Stade

Ahsee Tuala scored the winning try to ensure the Saints’ place in next season’s competition.

# champions-cup - Friday 19 May, 2017

Stade Francais await Connacht (or Saints) in play-off decider after crushing Cardiff Blues

The French side ran in seven tries to end Cardiff Blues’ season.

# champions-cup - Friday 12 May, 2017

Connacht to face Northampton in Champions Cup play-off after Stade Francais triumph

The Paris club had previously lost four European finals — two in the premier European Cup.

Mark McCall braced for another ferocious early onslaught from Clermont

Franck Azema meanwhile, says his side should be proud of their consistency rather than focus on the big days they’ve lost.

Maitland misses out as Saracens go to deny Clermont Champions Cup glory

Clermont have shrugged off the knocks picked up in the breathless win over Leinster.

Quiet build-up as quiet man McCall looks for Saracens to get job done

The English side defend their Champions Cup title against Clermont tomorrow in Murrayfield.

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