# champions-cup - Today’s News
Connacht miss out on the last eight, but Munster could have home advantage through to the semi-finals.
Pat Lam’s went looking for their first ever Champions Cup knock-out spot.
The South African’s team continue to show a hunger to work their way through problematic matches.
# champions-cup - Yesterday’s News
“It’s great for players to taste the real Thomond Park,” says the Munster legend who was plotting their downfall.
Clermont also impressed when securing a victory against Exeter today.
Ian Keatley’s late try ensured Munster are second only to Clermont after the Champions Cup pool stage.
Wesley Fofana sustained the injury in Clermont’s victory against Exeter.
It was a battle between two of Ireland’s potential No 10s in Belfast.
# champions-cup - Friday 20 January, 2017
We went minute-by-minute as Leinster tried to wrap up a home quarter-final berth.
They face Bordeaux at Kingspan Stadium tomorrow.
# champions-cup - Wednesday 18 January, 2017
Jack Carty and Shane O’Leary are at least fit enough to take part in training this week.
“I have always said that I would like to continue playing if I had the physical fitness and mental hunger to do so.”
Rassie Erasmus has promoted the Dubliner to replace Cathal Sheridan.
# champions-cup - Tuesday 17 January, 2017
The Kiwi has been called before a disciplinary committee for making contact with the eye are of Nic White.
# champions-cup - Monday 16 January, 2017
Unfortunately it looks like Denis Buckley will join the list of injured Connacht men.
It’s a year today since Leo Cullen gave six players a full European debut and so much has changed since.
# champions-cup - Saturday 14 January, 2017
For the first time in five weeks Pat Lam was able to set out a full training schedule, the attack benefited.
Despite some early frustration, Pat Lam’s side secured a bonus point inside 27 minutes.
The struggling northern province go to Exeter in need of a win tomorrow.
Gregor Townsend desperately wants to put his side in the knock-out stages before departing for the international stage.
Ireland’s recent Six Nations titles have coincided with disappointing provincial results. Is there a link or mere coincidence?
Leo Cullen refused to waste much time patting his team on the back after their eight-try thrashing of Montpellier.
# champions-cup - Friday 13 January, 2017
14 mad first-half minutes set Leinster on the way to an eight-try rout and sealed a quarter-final.
Pat Lam’s side are in action in the Sportsground tomorrow.
It’s win and in for Leinster tonight. But victory won’t come easy this time around.
# champions-cup - Thursday 12 January, 2017
Meanwhile, head coach Leo Cullen is enthusiastic about the form and fitness of Jonathan Sexton.
A tight calf caused Leo Cullen to keep the Tullow Tank out of the Montpellier firing line.
Kieran Marmion hopes some quickfire tries will force Zebre’s heads to drop on Saturday.
# champions-cup - Wednesday 11 January, 2017
Ulster must win in Sandy Park this weekend to stand a chance at extending their European campaign.
Ulster have also added a front row to their Champions Cup squad and a confirmed date to their fixture list.
# champions-cup - Saturday 7 January, 2017
We broke out the calculators and a crystal ball to clarify what you should be rooting for over the next fortnight.
# champions-cup - Thursday 5 January, 2017
The Munster out-half backed his skill-set on a tough night in Galway.
# champions-cup - Wednesday 4 January, 2017
'Our style of play has Axel written all over it': O'Mahony keeping emotions channelled for return to Paris
“We’re not going to think about Axel any more than we do every other week.”
# champions-cup - Monday 2 January, 2017
The 22-year-old has had to ply his trade out of position, but is clearly enjoying his rugby.
Anthony Foley is never far from Munster’s thoughts, and this week will provide more painful reminders.
# champions-cup - Thursday 29 December, 2016
Let’s all just agree to calm down about the Lions though, eh?
# champions-cup - Monday 19 December, 2016
Leo Cullen has been forced to dig down into the depth chart, but his side are riding high in both competitions.
# champions-cup - Sunday 18 December, 2016
Tommy Bowe scored twice as Ulster gave a spirited second-half display after trailing by 21-0 at the interval.
The EPCR have confirmed that the result still stands.
The head coach also praised the way Ross Byrne steered his team around on his first European start.