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#European Rugby Champions Cup

# european-rugby-champions-cup - Monday 4 June, 2018

Heineken returns as Champions Cup title sponsor from next season

EPCR has secured a four-year title sponsorship deal with the Dutch brewing company.

# european-rugby-champions-cup - Saturday 12 May, 2018

Donnybrook to host homecoming celebration for Leinster squad on Sunday

Tickets will be available free of charge on the Leinster Rugby website.

'I can't believe we're champions again': Nacewa and Sexton speechless as Leinster reign in Spain

Leo Cullen’s side battled hard to defeat Racing 92 15-12 in Bilbao this evening.

As it happened: Leinster v Racing 92, Champions Cup final

We went minute-by-minute from Bilbao as Leo Cullen’s side went in search of a fourth European crown.

'You want to be able to stand over something from your time, and that drives you on'

Tadhg Furlong has won a Grand Slam and toured with the Lions, but today’s Champions Cup final is one of the biggest games in his career.

# european-rugby-champions-cup - Thursday 10 May, 2018

'Do I bluff him or not?': Toner wary of former team-mate Ryan in Racing's lineout unit Dev

'Do I bluff him or not?': Toner wary of former team-mate Ryan in Racing's lineout unit

The lineout will be a key battleground during Saturday’s Champions Cup final.

# european-rugby-champions-cup - Wednesday 9 May, 2018

Henshaw's miracle return ensures fulcrum of Leinster's attack firing for Bilbao

The centre will play a key part against Racing 92 on Saturday, and is fit and ready for the challenge.

# european-rugby-champions-cup - Tuesday 8 May, 2018

Cullen and Lancaster's dynamic coaching relationship driving Leinster forward

The province are on the verge of creating a second dynasty as they prepare to face Racing 92 in Bilbao on Saturday.

# european-rugby-champions-cup - Monday 7 May, 2018

McFadden ruled out of Champions Cup final but McGrath and Murphy expected to be fit

The winger will miss the rest of the season with the hamstring injury he suffered in the semi-final defeat of Scarlets.

'I've always been a bit of a clown, it's just me, but you can't just come here for a blooming pay cheque'

James Lowe has made a big impression since arriving at Leinster, and the Kiwi winger hopes to prove his worth by helping the province to Champions Cup glory.

# european-rugby-champions-cup - Wednesday 2 May, 2018

'The players are focused on making sure everything is done better than it normally is'

Leinster’s relentless pursuit of a fourth European star is continuing behind closed doors this week as they gear up for Racing in Bilbao.

# european-rugby-champions-cup - Thursday 26 April, 2018

'The injury has come on leaps and bounds': McGrath on track for Champions Cup final 9

'The injury has come on leaps and bounds': McGrath on track for Champions Cup final

The Leinster scrum-half is set to return to full team training at the start of next week.

# european-rugby-champions-cup - Sunday 22 April, 2018

As it happened: Racing 92 v Munster, Champions Cup semi-final

We went minute-by-minute in Bordeaux as Racing earned a place alongside Leinster in the Bilbao final on 12 May.

Cullen bidding to become first man to lift European Cup as both player and coach Leo

Cullen bidding to become first man to lift European Cup as both player and coach

‘They’re a great bunch to work with at the moment, they were a great bunch to play with too.’

# european-rugby-champions-cup - Saturday 21 April, 2018

Pivac full of praise for Leinster as Scarlets turn their focus to Pro14 run-in

The Welsh region’s first European semi-final appearance since 2007 ended in disappointment.

'We've had two great days in the Aviva, but it's a very different challenge to go away to Spain'

Leo Cullen hailed his side’s clinical nature as Leinster cruised into the Champions Cup final this afternoon.

Five-star Leinster book their ticket to Bilbao with scintillating victory over Scarlets

Leo Cullen’s side were at their brilliant best at the Aviva Stadium to cruise through to next month’s Champions Cup final.

As it happened: Leinster v Scarlets, Champions Cup semi-final

We went minute-by-minute as Irish and Welsh rivals chased a European final place.

# european-rugby-champions-cup - Friday 20 April, 2018

'I was with Munster for 13 years and my appreciation of what I had there has gone through the roof'

Donnacha Ryan is preparing to face his former club in Sunday’s Champions Cup showdown, but the 34-year-old has gained a fresh perspective since moving to France.

Earls ready to take flight again as Munster name side for Racing 92 battle

Ireland’s Grand Slam-winning wing is fit for Sunday’s European semi.

# european-rugby-champions-cup - Thursday 19 April, 2018

'Happy days if people want to underestimate us but we will do our talking on the field'

Rob Evans and Scarlets have no fear coming to Dublin to face Leinster.

# european-rugby-champions-cup - Monday 16 April, 2018

'We need to see if we have learned those lessons, so it's a huge week for us'

The painful memories of two semi-final defeats last year are driving Leinster on towards Scarlets this weekend.

Munster reset and turn their focus to Racing after a successful South African tour

Johann van Graan’s side returned to Limerick after their two-week tour to begin preparations for Racing.

Henshaw back in the selection picture for Champions Cup semi-final

The centre took part in Leinster’s pre-match warm-up last Saturday.

# european-rugby-champions-cup - Monday 2 April, 2018

Strike move for Leavy try a snippet of what defines Leinster at their very best

The two Michael’s boys linked beautifully to cut Saracens apart.

Cullen's Leinster take another big step forward after laying down their credentials

“There is still lots of things in the performance we can get better at, that is one of the exciting things.”

# european-rugby-champions-cup - Sunday 1 April, 2018

McCall: Ireland's Grand Slam success a factor in Leinster's big win

Saracens rued their missed opportunities at the Aviva Stadium, but admit Leinster were full value for their 30-19 victory.

Cullen praises young guns Leavy and Ryan as Leinster win the big moments

The Leinster head coach knows how big a test Scarlets will provide in the semi-finals.

'It’s hard for him not to get frustrated' - Sexton bruised as Leinster batter Saracens

Mark McCall said his side didn’t plan to target the Leinster out-half.

Leinster's new wave bully and blitz holders Saracens to storm into semi-finals

Leo Cullen’s side join Munster in the last four after an impressive three-try win at the Aviva Stadium.

Leinster know only their best will suffice against three-in-a-row chasing Saracens

Champions Cup quarter-final showdown against defending champions will be a true measure of how much progress Cullen’s side have made.

The pain of Lyon driving Nacewa's quest to bring European success back to Leinster ISA

The pain of Lyon driving Nacewa's quest to bring European success back to Leinster

“We’ve got to take the opportunity against arguably the best team in Europe.”

# european-rugby-champions-cup - Saturday 31 March, 2018

As it happened: Munster v Toulon, Champions Cup quarter-final

Two giants of European rugby went head-to-head for a place in the last four at Thomond Park.

'We've got to be smart, we've got to be physical and we've got to win big moments'

A big European occasion awaits Munster at Thomond Park this afternoon, and Johann van Graan is hoping home advantage will have a big part to play.

'Saracens is the ultimate test for us. Are we ready? It's hard to say'

Leo Cullen says his side are not favourites for tomorrow’s Champions Cup quarter-final.

# european-rugby-champions-cup - Friday 30 March, 2018

Scarlets book Champions Cup semi-final date against either Leinster or Saracens Final Four This post contains videos

Scarlets book Champions Cup semi-final date against either Leinster or Saracens

Tries from Rhys Patchell and Scott Williams tilted a finely-balanced game in favour of the hosts.

Back row injuries force Cullen's hand but Fardy's experience at six a major fillip

The Australian has shifted to the back of the scrum as Leinster face into a ‘daunting’ challenge against Saracens.

# european-rugby-champions-cup - Thursday 29 March, 2018

Aviva Stadium in line to host Champions Cup semi-final as venues announced

Leinster will have home advantage if they can overcome Saracens and Scarlets defeat La Rochelle.

# european-rugby-champions-cup - Monday 26 March, 2018

'A reality check' for Leinster as Cullen switches the focus to two-time European champions

The province suffered just their fourth defeat of the season to the Ospreys on Saturday night.

# european-rugby-champions-cup - Sunday 25 March, 2018

Farrell 'touch and go' for Saracens' showdown with Leinster after quad injury

George Kruis is also struggling with a back injury and Billy Vunipola is unlikely to be fit for next weekend.

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