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#Champions Cup

# champions-cup - Yesterday’s News

England's Lozowski to miss Springbok Test after EPCR extend ban

The Saracens centre was originally handed a two-week suspension, but will now be unavailable for England’s opening November Test.

'The result stands': EPCR reject Bath's request for Toulouse replay

The tournament organisers say Irish referee Andrew Brace didn’t end the match early.

# champions-cup - Monday 22 October, 2018

Toulouse may be back, but Saracens remain the clear and present danger to Leinster's crown

The English champions have ominously marched their way through wins in all eight games this season.

EPCR to apologise to Cardiff and Glasgow over 'ridiculous' kit clash

Cardiff out-half Gareth Anscombe described the situation as an ‘out-and-out disgrace.’

Champions Cup try of the round: Médard's knockout blow or Mafi's storming burst? Try Time This post contains a poll This post contains videos

Champions Cup try of the round: Médard's knockout blow or Mafi's storming burst?

Here are the six contenders for the round two award.

What is it about personality that Rugby Twitter hates so much?

An awful lot of people let themselves get riled up by the sight of sportsmen enjoying their sport.

Locks away! It's our Champions Cup Team of the Week

Munster were the only Irish province to take a win from the European weekend, so we’ve turned to Racing and Toulouse to fill big chunks in our team.

# champions-cup - Sunday 21 October, 2018

Glasgow a few shades better and claim bonus point win in Cardiff Colour Clash This post contains videos

Glasgow a few shades better and claim bonus point win in Cardiff

Jonny Gray finished off a sensational team try to seal the bonus point for the Warriors.

Chick scores 89th minute try after 39 phases as Newcastle snatch late win over Montpellier Late Late Show This post contains videos

Chick scores 89th minute try after 39 phases as Newcastle snatch late win over Montpellier

Newcastle followed their away win over Toulon with another dramatic victory over French powerhouses Montpellier.

As it happened: Toulouse v Leinster, Champions Cup

We went minute-by-minute as the four-time champions met in France.

Late slump and injuries a concern as Munster march ahead in pool race

There was a lot to like about the stars Munster had on show and the pool standings are in great shape given the stars they have done without.

# champions-cup - Saturday 20 October, 2018

'Do we constantly want to see 14 play 15?': Ackermann fumes at Cipriani red card

‘If you hit your car it’s an accident. Get on a plane, maybe it’s going to fall,’ argued Ackermann as he called on officials to judge intent behind tackles.

14-man Castres beat Exeter to leave Munster's pool wide open

December double-header between Munster and French champs will go a long way towards deciding Pool 2.

Triple injury blow tempers Munster celebrations

Tommy O’Donnell suffered a suspected broken leg while Rhys Marshall and Dan Goggin also took serious knocks.

Carbery shines as Munster cruise to bonus point after Cipriani red card

Mike Haley, Rhys Marshall, Sam Arnold and Andrew Conway also crossed for Munster tries in a comfortable win over Gloucester.

As it happened: Munster v Gloucester, Champions Cup

Thomond Park hosted the clash between these sides with Munster securing a bonus-point win.

Cooney-less Ulster face daunting task in Paris against Zebo and Racing 92

The scrum-half is missing due to a shoulder injury.

No miracle needed, just Munster mettle, as Gloucester come to Thomond

Johann van Graan has all the tools he needs to keep Munster in control of Pool 2.

# champions-cup - Friday 19 October, 2018

Tuilagi and Tigers thump Scarlets to move ahead of Ulster in Pool 4

For the second season running the Scarlets have lost both of their opening two European fixtures.

'Nothing fazes him': Cullen backs Larmour to take on Toulouse

Leinster’s head coach says his 21-year-old fullback is ‘getting better all the time’. A frightening prospect.

Must-win territory for Scarlets, but Welford Road an unhappy hunting ground

The 2017 Pro12 champs staged an unlikely comeback to reach the semis last season, but they need to hit their straps today to keep knockout hopes alive.

# champions-cup - Thursday 18 October, 2018

Speed king Cronin constantly 'nit picking' to improve all-round game

The explosive Leinster hooker will be a key weapon in Toulouse, but will he be in Ireland’s arsenal next month?

Munster recruit Leinster scrum-half Nick McCarthy for next season

Neil Cronin, Chris Farrell and Tommy O’Donnell are also among the new contracts announced by Munster today.

# champions-cup - Wednesday 17 October, 2018

Toulouse receive double blow as duo handed suspensions for Leinster clash Sanctions This post contains videos

Toulouse receive double blow as duo handed suspensions for Leinster clash

Jerome Kaino and Lucas Pointud were both brought before a disciplinary hearing in Paris.

# champions-cup - Tuesday 16 October, 2018

Leinster braced for 'assault on the senses' away to proud Toulouse

Leinster are brimming with respect for their fellow four-time champions.

# champions-cup - Monday 15 October, 2018

10 Irish-based players made our Champions Cup Team of the Week

The provinces are well represented after going unbeaten through round one.

Red letter day for Munster heroes expected and unexpected

From chasing to counter-rucking, Munster’s scrum-half proved doubters wrong in Devon.

Carbery shows class throughout ferocious battle

The out-half had a sinking feeling when he his wind-assisted clearance kick invited pressure. But he will be stronger for the experience in Sandy Park.

# champions-cup - Sunday 14 October, 2018

Pool in Munster's capable hands after 'immense' effort in Exeter

‘Not a lot of people gave us any chance,’ noted a proud Johann van Graan post-match.

Highly-rated Lowry stands up to the test on impressive Champions Cup debut

The 20-year-old enhanced his burgeoning reputation with an exciting display against Leicester.

# champions-cup - Saturday 13 October, 2018

'I am a glass half full person, so I will take the four points'

Dan McFarland was relieved to see his side get an important win on a night when it was all about the result.

Munster meet Chiefs head on and claim draw in seismic Sandy Park battle

CJ Stander’s second half try and an enormous defensive shift sees Munster leave with two points.

Extraordinary moment as Bath star Burns scuppers match-winning try against Toulouse Howler This post contains videos

Extraordinary moment as Bath star Burns scuppers match-winning try against Toulouse

He had just missed a penalty before failing to score a try which would have won the Champions Cup tie for Bath.

Munster relishing enormous challenge away to all-action Exeter

A losing bonus point might represent a good result for Munster against the unbeaten Devon club.

# champions-cup - Friday 12 October, 2018

As it happened: Leinster v Wasps, Champions Cup Liveblog This post contains a poll

As it happened: Leinster v Wasps, Champions Cup

Leo Cullen’s side got their European title defence underway against Wasps at the RDS on Friday night.

'I really enjoyed my time at Leinster but knew Johnny was only gone for two years'

Jimmy Gopperth is back at the RDS with Wasps tonight, but a serious knee injury denies him the chance to face his former club.

Ulster boosted by return of injured quartet for clash with Geordan Murphy's Tigers

Murphy, Moore, Addison and Gilroy are all fit for Saturday’s Pool 4 opener at Kingspan Stadium.

Williams starts as Goggin gets the nod for Munster's Champions Cup opener

Johann van Graan makes four changes for Saturday’s trip to Exeter Chiefs.

# champions-cup - Thursday 11 October, 2018

'I know I'll go back to coaching when the timing is right, but it's not now'

Former Leinster captain Isa Nacewa was a guest on the second episode of the Heineken Rugby Weekly.

'There are a lot of guys disappointed': Cullen's Leinster fully locked and loaded

Rhys Ruddock and Fergus McFadden among the players to miss out on selection for Heineken Champions Cup opener against Wasps.

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