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#European Rugby Champions Cup

# european-rugby-champions-cup - Sunday 21 January, 2018

'I'm very proud to be part of this club and that's the reason why I came here'

Johann van Graan has thanked the Munster management, players, ground staff and supporters after the province booked their place in the Champions Cup quarters.

Munster blow Castres away with rousing Thomond performance to progress

The hosts crossed six times as they sealed their place in the Champions Cup knockout stages.

As it happened: Munster vs Castres, Champions Cup

Munster took on Castres, as the Irish side aimed for a victory in a wet Thomond Park.

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.

Munster's European hopes hang in the balance as they enter make-or-break territory

Johann van Graan’s side are in control of their own destiny as they look to book their place in the quarter-finals, but come up against an in-form Castres side at Thomond Park.

# european-rugby-champions-cup - Saturday 20 January, 2018

Seven-try Saracens face anxious wait after keeping quarter-final hopes alive

Clermont’s win over Ospreys means they progress as pool winners.

As it happened: Montpellier v Leinster, Champions Cup

We were at the Altrad Stadium as Leo Cullen’s side looked to progress to the quarter-finals as top seeds.

'Most of my friends are working or living abroad, it was just my move was publicised because I left Leinster'

A homecoming of sorts awaits Marty Moore next season, but for now his focus remains on developing as a player and, just as importantly, as a person during his time in England.

# european-rugby-champions-cup - Friday 19 January, 2018

'A trip to France is an assault on your senses. It's a good chance to show where we're at'

Leinster travel to Montpellier searching for a first win on French soil since October 2014.

Pienaar returns from injury as Montpellier name star-studded side for Leinster

Aaron Cruden, Frans Steyn and Nemani Nadolo all included in Vern Cotter’s explosive backline.

Sexton rested as Cullen makes six changes for Leinster's trip to Montpellier

Joey Carbery could make his return from injury after being named on the bench.

'It's just pure work rate. In a tight game, it can nearly win you a game'

Robbie Henshaw is happy that he’s showing a rounded game in midfield for Leinster.

# european-rugby-champions-cup - Thursday 18 January, 2018

Here's what your province needs to happen in the decisive Champions Cup pool matches

Leinster are already through, and both Munster and Ulster know what they need to do this weekend to qualify for the knock-out stages.

'If foreign players have been caught doing that, it is hindering home-grown players who are doing it the right way'

Chris Henry is less than impressed with Gerbrandt Grobler’s doping past.

# european-rugby-champions-cup - Tuesday 16 January, 2018

Munster excited about potential of their improving attacking game

The likes of Keith Earls and Simon Zebo enjoyed playing on the artificial pitch in Paris.

# european-rugby-champions-cup - Sunday 14 January, 2018

Van Graan's Munster left with losing bonus point after absorbing clash in Paris

Johann van Graan’s men will be frustrated with the circumstances of their defeat 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: Munster v Racing 92, Champions Cup

All eyes were on Paris earlier.

As It Happened: Leinster v Glasgow, Champions Cup

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

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.

# european-rugby-champions-cup - Saturday 13 January, 2018

Analysis: Munster must be clever in managing Nakarawa's octopus-like offload

The Fijian is one of the best players in the world but Munster need to turn his strength against him.

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.

# european-rugby-champions-cup - Friday 12 January, 2018

'He has no boundaries in the way he thinks': Nacewa excited to take on Europe with Larmour

The veteran Leinster skipper says team-mates feed off the 20-year-old’s positive approach.

Lowe and Larmour set for first European starts as Cullen names Leinster team for Glasgow

Isa Nacewa also returns from injury to captain Leinster in their round five clash at the RDS.

Cloete and Holland return as Munster name strong side for Racing

Simon Zebo starts at fullback against his future employers.

# european-rugby-champions-cup - Thursday 11 January, 2018

Tireless Van der Flier not resting on his laurels as he works to become the complete seven

The flanker says he needs to improve the impact he makes with ball in hand rather than ‘just catching it and putting the head down.’

'He's the kind of guy you want in your team on big occasions'

Donnacha Ryan is set to face Munster for the first time on Sunday in Paris.

# european-rugby-champions-cup - Wednesday 10 January, 2018

'I’ve been stuck with this stigma of concussion and it's frustrating because it's not true'

Johnny Sexton has spoken about his irritation and anger at being so closely linked with the head injury despite suffering ‘two or three ever’ in his career.

Leinster facing big selection calls despite the loss of Ringrose and O'Brien for Glasgow

Competition for places fierce in the backline, the back row and at loosehead where Cian Healy returns from suspension.

# european-rugby-champions-cup - Tuesday 9 January, 2018

No return date in sight as Ulster deregister Jared Payne from Champions Cup squad

The Ireland international has been replaced by Johnny McPhillips.

Ringrose a doubt for Ireland's Six Nations campaign after undergoing ankle surgery

The centre is only just back from a long-term layoff following shoulder surgery.

Grobler back in Munster training as Cloete continues RTP protocols

Billy Holland also needs to complete the protocols if he is to face Racing this weekend.

# european-rugby-champions-cup - Thursday 21 December, 2017

EPCR confirm times, dates and TV details for final Champions Cup pool games

Munster, Leinster and Ulster are all still in the hunt for qualification to the knock-out stages.

# european-rugby-champions-cup - Tuesday 19 December, 2017

'To have come here and won, we need to start believing in ourselves a bit more'

Ian Keatley hopes Munster will take huge confidence from Sunday’s win over Leicester and use it to mount a challenge for trophies this season.

# european-rugby-champions-cup - Sunday 17 December, 2017

'A great night for Munster': Van Graan proud of his team's composure and maturity

The Munster head coach said he was pleased with the way his players defended their line right until the final whistle.

Munster's big players deliver the big moments and more talking points from Leicester

Ian Keatley, CJ Stander and Peter O’Mahony produce huge performances at Welford Road.

Munster take big step towards quarter-finals with momentous win at Welford Road

Ian Keatley kicked 20 points as the southern province tightened their grip on Pool 4.

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