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#Champions Cup

# champions-cup - Thursday 15 February, 2018

Henshaw to miss Leinster's Saracens clash as he's ruled out for up to four months

Joe Schmidt confirmed the timeframe for Henshaw’s return to action.

# champions-cup - Thursday 25 January, 2018

Connacht, Leinster and Munster quarter-final dates and times confirmed

Munster and Connacht play on the Saturday, with Leinster on the Sunday.

# champions-cup - Monday 22 January, 2018

Parra's exile from France XV extended as Clermont star ruled out of clash with Ireland

Racing 92′s Brice Dulin will also miss the Six Nations opener to force Jacques Brunel to call up two replacements.

Cold comfort for Ulster as they fall a long way short

Application was the only consolation Rory Best could put a finger on after a sound beating away to Wasps.

Six Nations break badly timed for Cullen's impressive Leinster

The eastern province would happily play Saracens in the Champions Cup quarter-finals next weekend.

# champions-cup - Sunday 21 January, 2018

Ulster left to lick their wounds, but Stockdale knock won't keep him out of Six Nations

The 21-year-old international star was forced off in the first half in Coventry, but a dead leg won’t keep him sidelined for long.

Quarter-final shake-up pits Leinster against Saracens while Munster host Toulon

There are further French tests ahead for Munster if they make it to the semi-finals.

Ulster left out in the cold as Wasps win all too comfortably in Coventry

Jacob Stockdale hobbled off injured as Ulster found themselves out-muscled and out-played in every department.

As it happened: Wasps vs Ulster, Champions Cup

Ulster made the trip to the Ricoh Arena aiming to book their place in this year’s Champions Cup quarter-finals against Wasps.

Montpellier stars Pienaar and Cruden fancy Leinster's Champions Cup chances

The Top 14 side were well beaten at Altrad Stadium yesterday.

Must-win match with Wasps a chance for Ulster to prove a point to themselves

‘Make sure this is not another false dawn,’ was the forceful message from Rory Best after a sensational win over La Rochelle.

# champions-cup - Saturday 20 January, 2018

'It's been a sort of sad week, counting the days until you won't be around here anymore, a place I've really enjoyed'

Christian Lealiifano is aiming to go out on a high with Ulster tomorrow.

Leinster's Lowe lights up with attacking magic but balances out with errors

The Leinster wing is continuing to learn as he settles in with Leinster.

Leinster advance as top seeds after completing clean sweep in Montpellier

Leo Cullen’s men recovered from a poor first half to secure a sixth win from six in Pool 3.

'I love to have the chance to run at the halfbacks, so it's great for me!'

Jack Conan has excelled in Leinster’s number eight shirt this season.

# champions-cup - Friday 19 January, 2018

Ulster need to "build momentum" this weekend before losing key players during Six Nations Eir Close Calls This post contains videos

Ulster need to "build momentum" this weekend before losing key players during Six Nations

It’s a big weekend for Munster and Ulster as they attempt to clinch quarter-final spots.

Henderson bumped to back row for Ulster's crucial clash with Wasps

Les KIss has made minimal changes to the team who defeated La Rochelle.

Is there anything Conor Murray can't do?

On top of being a world class scrum-half, the Munster man has added line-out jumping and long-range goal-kicking to his impressive repertoire.

# champions-cup - Thursday 18 January, 2018

'I've to roll out quicker and stay quiet as well': O'Mahony determined set a better example for Munster

Donnacha Ryan proved a frustrating figure for the Munster captain last weekend.

# champions-cup - Wednesday 17 January, 2018

Cheekbone surgery sidelines Gilroy, but Herbst back for Ulster's trip to Wasps

The wing has undergone surgery to have a plate inserted after he was an early casualty in the hard-fought win over La Rochelle.

'I always enjoyed the saying 'look after your own shop' or 'if it's to be, it's up to me''

Tadhg Furlong is enjoying Leinster’s offloading freedom but is still keeping his head down.

Expansive Munster attack about 'inter-linked' approach for Van Graan

Johann van Graan wants to take an ‘inter-linked’ look at each area rather than single one department out for praise.

# champions-cup - Tuesday 16 January, 2018

EPCR investigating controversial claims by Toulon president in defence of Bastareaud

Toulon and France centre Mathieu Bastereaud was cited for calling an opponent a ‘f***ing f**got’.

# champions-cup - Monday 15 January, 2018

Hard-working Donnacha Ryan remains respected within the Munster ranks

Munster had only good things to say about the Nenagh man post-match in Paris.

'I know Simon from some parties! We look forward to having him'

Yannick Nyanga is excited to play with the Ireland international.

'We've to make sure this is not another false dawn': Best urges Ulster to back up big performance

The Ireland captain had to wait a long time to taste victory for Ulster, and he’s intent on repeating the feat on Sunday.

# champions-cup - Sunday 14 January, 2018

Donnacha Ryan leads the way for Racing against his mates in Munster

The 34-year-old lock was instrumental in Racing’s win in Paris.

'There's no magic formula, everyone is working hard and enjoying it out there'

Leo Cullen said Sexton ‘jarred his back’ during the win over Glasgow this afternoon.

Leinster the team to beat in Europe and more talking points from the RDS

Plus, the impact Scott Fardy and James Lowe have made as the province book their place in the quarters.

Eight-try Leinster flex their European muscle to book home quarter-final in style

Leo Cullen’s side made light work of Glasgow as they put in another big performance at the RDS.

As It Happened: Leinster v Glasgow, Champions Cup

Leinster produced their Sunday best to book their Champions Cup quarter-final spot at the RDS.

Racing and Ryan to give Munster a ferocious welcome to Paris

The lineout was a huge factor the last time these two sides met.

Home quarter-final within reach for high-flying Leinster

Leo Cullen’s side welcome a severely-depleted Glasgow Warriors outfit to the RDS knowing victory would secure top spot in Pool 3.

'When you're under pressure, who stands up and who doesn't fold?': Kiss hails lasting Lealiifano impact

The Australian playmaker, “a warrior through and through”, bade farewell to Belfast ahead of his return to the Brumbies later this month.

# champions-cup - Saturday 13 January, 2018

Great day for Ulster gets better as Quins stage monumental comeback to shock Wasps at the death

Harlequins recovered from 21-0 down to seal a superb result for Ulster at The Stoop.

'Vicious, belligerent' Ulster delivered at the vital moments

Ulster refused to be defined by their shaky form in recent weeks and endeavoured to win every inch possible.

Brilliant Best leads ferocious Ulster to victory over La Rochelle

Pool 1 is now topped by Ulster after a three-try win over the powerhouse French outift.

As it happened: Ulster vs La Rochelle, Champions Cup

Ulster took on La Rochelle knowing a win would see them go top in their Champions Cup pool.

Lavishly-talented La Rochelle the tallest of orders for Ulster

Ulster must plough every last drop of effort and will to take over top spot in their Champions Cup pool.

# champions-cup - Friday 12 January, 2018

'It’s like a car racing game. No one ever picks the view when you're in the car'

Ian Keatley talks about how Munster’s mindset has helped their attacking kicking game.

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