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#European Rugby Champions Cup

# european-rugby-champions-cup - Tuesday 24 October, 2017

Review finds Parra was correctly allowed to play on despite referee saying he was unconscious

An independent review says proper HIA protocols were followed.

# european-rugby-champions-cup - Saturday 21 October, 2017

Ruddock and Healy push their Ireland claims and more talking points from Glasgow

A near perfect afternoon for Leinster, but defensive structure and combinations remain areas in need of improvement.

'He bossed the guys around and he's loving it': Sexton makes the big calls for Leinster

The out-half led from the front with 17 points as Leo Cullen’s side ended Glasgow’s European hopes.

Sexton inspires Leinster to big win in Glasgow as Cullen's men seize control of pool

The eastern province laid down a real marker at Scotstoun as they ran in four tries.

Leinster look to weather the Glasgow storm and continue on upward curve

Leo Cullen’s side face a stern challenge as they visit Scotstoun in round two of the Champions Cup.

# european-rugby-champions-cup - Friday 20 October, 2017

Return of Sexton and Hogg adds another dimension to Glasgow-Leinster 'arm wrestle'

The Lions team-mates are both set to take centre stage at Scotstoun on Saturday.

Sexton returns for Leinster's trip to Glasgow but Nacewa misses out

Leo Cullen has made six changes in total.

# european-rugby-champions-cup - Thursday 19 October, 2017

Big boost for Glasgow as Stuart Hogg to make first appearance of season against Leinster

The Scottish fullback hasn’t played since the Lions tour.

# european-rugby-champions-cup - Monday 16 October, 2017

Leinster wait on Sexton, O'Brien and Nacewa ahead of Glasgow trip

The trio are all doubts for the round two clash at Scotstoun.

'That’s been a long time coming, hasn’t it?': Bonus-point win lifts Connacht dressing room

43-15 win against Oyonnax was Connacht’s biggest win on French soil.

'He just appeared in front of me and I kind of smirked as I knew I was a goner'

Robbie Henshaw’s take-down of Montpellier’s 130kg winger Nadolo was just one example of Leinster winning ‘the little victories’ on Saturday.

# european-rugby-champions-cup - Sunday 15 October, 2017

As it happened: Castres Olympique v Munster, Champions Cup

Could Rassie Erasmus’s side get their European campaign off to a winning start? Find out in our minute-by-minute report.

# european-rugby-champions-cup - Saturday 14 October, 2017

Henshaw flourishes at 13, Ryan's European debut and more talking points from the RDS

Leinster are up and running in Pool 3.

Cullen 'relieved and exhausted' after Leinster show bravery to put everything on the line

The eastern province withstood a late Montpellier rally to seal a 24-17 bonus-point win at the RDS.

Leinster produce their season's best to see off Montpellier in epic six-try tussle

Tries from Carbery, van der Flier, Henshaw and Daly help Cullen’s men to an opening weekend win.

As it happened: Leinster v Montpellier, Champions Cup

Leo Cullen’s side got their European campaign underway at the RDS this afternoon.

Ulster end opening game hoodoo, Stockdale stars and more talking points

The northern province beat Wasps 19-9 at Kingspan Stadium on Friday night.

# european-rugby-champions-cup - Friday 13 October, 2017

'It's a massive victory': Kiss delighted with Ulster's character

Second-half tries from Stockdale and McCloskey ensured the hosts got off to a winning start.

No Sexton or O'Brien for Leinster's Champions Cup clash

Leo Cullen’s men are missing two big names ahead of their Champions Cup opener.

Fast start essential for Ulster as they host Wasps in Champions Cup curtain-raiser

The northern province kick-start the new European season by hosting Wasps tonight.

# european-rugby-champions-cup - Thursday 12 October, 2017

Henderson handed the captaincy for Ulster's Champions Cup opener

Les Kiss has made three changes for tomorrow night’s visit of Wasps to Kingspan Stadium.

# european-rugby-champions-cup - Wednesday 11 October, 2017

McGrath relishing scrum-half battle with 'one of the best' Pienaar

The Leinster nine knows he’ll have to be on top of his game against Montpellier on Saturday.

# european-rugby-champions-cup - Monday 9 October, 2017

O'Brien and Nacewa in a race to be fit for visit of French heavyweights to Dublin

Both will be assessed during the week ahead of Montpellier on Saturday.

# european-rugby-champions-cup - Thursday 18 May, 2017

Italian clubs will no longer get an automatic place in the Champions Cup

EPCR has confirmed some encouraging changes to the qualification format.

# european-rugby-champions-cup - Wednesday 17 May, 2017

You'll be able to watch Connacht's Champions Cup play-off live on TV this weekend

Meanwhile, Connacht have confirmed seven more players who will remain at the Sportsground next season.

# european-rugby-champions-cup - Saturday 13 May, 2017

Saracens secure back-to-back Champions Cup titles by seeing off Clermont

The English champions came out strongly in the second half to prevail at Murrayfield.

# european-rugby-champions-cup - Wednesday 26 April, 2017

Analysis: 4 minutes that sum up Saracens' brilliance against Munster

In an utterly absorbing passage of play, Saracens killed off the Champions Cup semi-final.

# european-rugby-champions-cup - Monday 24 April, 2017

European exits for Leinster and Munster but progress has been made

The eastern province were the closer to reaching the Champions Cup final.

# european-rugby-champions-cup - Sunday 23 April, 2017

'I have got to be proud of the guys for the way we came back'

Captain Isa Nacewa says Leinster always believed they could overhaul Clermont.

Dire opening, Leavy's big moment and Ringrose's wonder try

Leinster had a revival in the second half but came up short in the end.

Disastrous start leaves Leinster with too much to do in defeat to Clermont

Camille Lopez guided the Top 14 club home in a thrilling Champions Cup semi-final in Lyon.

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

We’re going minute-by-minute as Leo Cullen’s league leaders take on European rugby’s nearly men.

France the ideal setting for Leinster’s exciting attack to be unleashed again

Clermont have undoubted quality but Leinster are an exciting attacking force.

# european-rugby-champions-cup - Saturday 22 April, 2017

McCall believes Saracens can be better and sees brighter future for Munster

The Sarries director of rugby was impressed with Munster’s work rate.

'A diamond gets formed out of coal when it gets put under pressure'

Rassie Erasmus believes this defeat is part of Munster’s journey.

Rassie: 'The reality is, Saracens are 15-20 points better than us'

Defending champions end Munster’s European adventure in Dublin.

Munster's European dream ended in Dublin by impressive Saracens

Mark McCall’s side were superb once again and emerged with a deserved 26-10 win.

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

We were live from the Aviva Stadium as Rassie Erasmus’ side faced the defending champions with a place in the final at stake.

'We've got a few plans up our sleeve' - Munster hungry to upset Saracens

Rassie Erasmus feels this Champions Cup semi-final is a litmus tests for his team.

Poll: Who do you think will win this weekend's Champions Cup semi-finals? Crystal Ball Gazing This post contains a poll

Poll: Who do you think will win this weekend's Champions Cup semi-finals?

Munster, Saracens, Leinster and Clermont are all chasing final places.

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