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#European Rugby Champions Cup

# 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 Liveblog This post contains a poll

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.

# european-rugby-champions-cup - Friday 21 April, 2017

Analysis: Lancaster leads shift in Leinster's unstructured attacking mindset

The senior coach has encouraged the province to see turnovers as try-scoring opportunities.

Analysis: Saracens' rugby league traits are a major danger to Munster

Mark McCall’s men use screen passes and grubber kicks to great effect.

'No setback' for Murray as Keatley gets set to cover scrum-half for Munster

Rassie Erasmus still doesn’t know when Murray will return.

'Our preparation was for either scenario' - Saracens ready for Williams 9

'Our preparation was for either scenario' - Saracens ready for Williams

Mark McCall has been impressed by Munster’s work rate this season.

Conor Murray misses Munster's European Champions Cup semi-final

It was revealed this week the scrum-half suffered a setback with his recovery from injury.

'I'm sure they're aware of the army of red that's going to come to the Aviva'

Lions assistant coach Andy Farrell will be a keen spectator at the Aviva Stadium tomorrow.

'There’s no reason why we can't go all the way': Clermont determined to make 2017 their year

Nick Abendanon is expecting a huge challenge in Sunday’s semi-final against Leinster but says the French side are focused on breaking their European hoodoo.

# european-rugby-champions-cup - Wednesday 19 April, 2017

Healy out of Leinster's Champions Cup semi-final after picking up two-week ban

The loosehead prop will be missing for this Sunday’s meeting with Clermont Auvergne in Lyon.

'We're focused because of who we're playing, where we're playing and how much it means to this club'

Rhys Ruddock hopes Leinster’s travelling support can make it a ‘special’ atmosphere in Lyon this Sunday.

'I'm a father, I'm a husband, then I'm a rugby player' - Munster's Earls

The Ireland international wing has learned to be part of a new Munster modus operandi.

# european-rugby-champions-cup - Tuesday 18 April, 2017

Munster in a happy place after transformation under Rassie Erasmus

Saracens provide their greatest test yet this weekend in Dublin.

'You'll show them images, talk them through it': Leinster begin prep for huge occasion in France

The eastern province head to Lyon this weekend to face Clermont in the Champions Cup semi-finals.

# european-rugby-champions-cup - Monday 17 April, 2017

Stander and Scannell boosts for Munster but Conor Murray unlikely to play

Rassie Erasmus said he is confident Murray won’t make a ‘surprise return’ against Saracens.

'I don’t think we should be the underdogs when we go into games'

Rassie Erasmus and Peter O’Mahony are keen for Munster to enjoy semi-final week before facing Saracens.

Murray remains the big worry for Munster ahead of Saracens semi-final

The scrum-half has a frustrating shoulder issue after suffering a stinger while on Ireland duty.

# european-rugby-champions-cup - Sunday 16 April, 2017

Munster must take five steps up for 'different animal' semi against Saracens

Rassie Erasmus knows things are going to be a lot tougher at the Aviva Stadium next weekend.

# european-rugby-champions-cup - Tuesday 4 April, 2017

Analysis: Munster and Leinster show exciting intent on kick return attack

Jack Conan scored a try on kick return against Wasps, while Munster created pressure for Toulouse.

'When something is definite, I will tell you' - Erasmus says no decision made

Meanwhile, Munster CEO Garrett Fitzgerald was said to be too busy to discuss the situation.

# european-rugby-champions-cup - Monday 3 April, 2017

Analysis: Nacewa's brilliant team try underlines the quality of Leinster's attack

Isa Nacewa’s first-half try highlights many of the positives in Leinster’s attacking play.

'Further assessment' required for Stander as Munster recover from Toulouse victory

However, Peter O’Mahony, Dave Kilcoyne and Keith Earls are all expected to be back in full training this week

Rugby Champions Cup finals set for Bilbao's San Mamés and St James' Park

Bilbao and Newcastle confirmed as hosts for the 2018 and 2019 showpieces.

'There will be 50,000 Munster fans': Sarries ready to stare down emotional red army

“We have thrived on going to places where we potentially have not won before,” says skipper Brad Barritt.

'Irish people aren't arrogant by nature but we've to tell ourselves we've earned it'

Munster are starting to believe as they face into a Champions Cup semi-final with Saracens.

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