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#Champions Cup

# champions-cup - Yesterday’s News

La Rochelle warm up for Leinster showdown with 19-point win to boost Top 14 play-off hopes
# The Warm Up
# The Warm Up

La Rochelle warm up for Leinster showdown with 19-point win to boost Top 14 play-off hopes

22 hours ago 12,887 Views 4 Comments

The French outfit also welcomed Will Skelton back to the squad after the second row recovered from a calf injury.

# champions-cup - Tuesday 17 May, 2022

Leinster trio make shortlist for European player of the year
# Standouts
# Standouts

Leinster trio make shortlist for European player of the year

Tue 3:00 PM 31,415 Views 23 Comments

Grégory Alldritt and Antoine Dupont have also been nominated.

Ulster 'refocused pretty quickly' after Munster and Toulouse losses as URC prizes beckon
# Looking Ahead
# Looking Ahead

Ulster 'refocused pretty quickly' after Munster and Toulouse losses as URC prizes beckon

Tue 9:06 AM 3,376 Views 7 Comments

Ulster head coach Dan McFarland says it was difficult to watch Champions Cup quarter-finals and semi-finals after his side’s loss.

# champions-cup - Monday 16 May, 2022

Peerless Sexton drives Leinster's relentless pursuit of fifth European star
# Heartbeat
# Heartbeat

Peerless Sexton drives Leinster's relentless pursuit of fifth European star

May 16th 2022, 6:00 AM 7,768 Views 4 Comments

The 36-year-old was superb once again as Leinster set up a Champions Cup final against La Rochelle.

# champions-cup - Sunday 15 May, 2022

Stars appear to be aligned for 'XXL' Leinster but Furlong injury is a concern
# Speed Kills
# Speed Kills

Stars appear to be aligned for 'XXL' Leinster but Furlong injury is a concern

May 15th 2022, 7:15 AM 13,485 Views 10 Comments

Toulouse were blown away by Leinster’s ability to play at high tempo in attack.

# champions-cup - Saturday 14 May, 2022

'Tadhg seems to be OK' - Leinster give update on Furlong's ankle injury
# The Jukebox
# The Jukebox

'Tadhg seems to be OK' - Leinster give update on Furlong's ankle injury

May 14th 2022, 6:32 PM 12,757 Views 4 Comments

The Wexford man was forced off in the first half of Leinster’s win over Toulouse.

Sublime Leinster dethrone Toulouse to march into Champions Cup final
# Next Level
# Next Level

Sublime Leinster dethrone Toulouse to march into Champions Cup final

May 14th 2022, 4:55 PM 57,644 Views 64 Comments

The only major blot on a brilliant day for Leo Cullen’s men was the injury to Tadhg Furlong.

# champions-cup - Friday 13 May, 2022

'It's a shame for a semi-final, it's unacceptable' - Ronan O'Gara
# On The Road
# On The Road

'It's a shame for a semi-final, it's unacceptable' - Ronan O'Gara

Updated May 13th 2022, 8:00 PM 100,839 Views 28 Comments

La Rochelle are frustrated at Racing moving the clash to Lens in the north of France.

Four of the most dynamic hookers in the world set for battle in Dublin tomorrow
# Showdown
# Showdown

Four of the most dynamic hookers in the world set for battle in Dublin tomorrow

May 13th 2022, 8:30 AM 9,847 Views 5 Comments

Rónan Kelleher is full of praise for Toulouse pair Julien Marchand and Peato Mauvaka.

# champions-cup - Wednesday 11 May, 2022

'He apologised. He said he was caught in the moment and didn’t mean it'
# Ash Splash
# Ash Splash

'He apologised. He said he was caught in the moment and didn’t mean it'

Updated May 11th 2022, 12:20 PM 73,400 Views 12 Comments

James Lowe came up against Chris Ashton last weekend at Welford Road.

# champions-cup - Tuesday 10 May, 2022

Two-legged last-16 Champions Cup games scrapped as 2022/2023 season dates announced
# Ch-Ch-Changes
# Ch-Ch-Changes

Two-legged last-16 Champions Cup games scrapped as 2022/2023 season dates announced

May 10th 2022, 5:09 PM 23,466 Views 22 Comments

The Champions Cup and Challenge Cup competitions will get underway in December.

Leinster hoping for 'sea of blue' as ticket sales rise for Toulouse clash
# Coybib
# Coybib

Leinster hoping for 'sea of blue' as ticket sales rise for Toulouse clash

May 10th 2022, 9:00 AM 23,720 Views 31 Comments

More than 25,000 had been sold by 5pm yesterday evening on the first day of sales.

# champions-cup - Monday 9 May, 2022

Healy and O'Brien doubts for Champions Cup semi-final after head injuries
# HIA
# HIA

Healy and O'Brien doubts for Champions Cup semi-final after head injuries

May 9th 2022, 3:45 PM 6,988 Views 12 Comments

Both Leinster players were forced off for Head Injury Assessments last weekend.

'It can’t be the peak' - Munster must rebound for next trip to Dublin
# Plenty To Play For
# Plenty To Play For

'It can’t be the peak' - Munster must rebound for next trip to Dublin

May 9th 2022, 6:00 AM 20,197 Views 20 Comments

Johann van Graan’s side have a huge URC clash against Leinster in two weekends’ time.

# champions-cup - Sunday 8 May, 2022

Saturday showdown confirmed for Leinster's semi-final with Toulouse
# Big Date
# Big Date

Saturday showdown confirmed for Leinster's semi-final with Toulouse

May 8th 2022, 5:10 PM 17,130 Views 12 Comments

The European heavyweights will meet at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin.

Thomas and Russell conjure Racing magic to set up La Rochelle semi-final
# Trés Bien
# Trés Bien

Thomas and Russell conjure Racing magic to set up La Rochelle semi-final

May 8th 2022, 4:52 PM 8,950 Views 5 Comments

The Parisians are desperate to end their quest for the Champions Cup title.

'We played some unbelievable rugby and we left it all out there'
# Just Short
# Just Short

'We played some unbelievable rugby and we left it all out there'

May 8th 2022, 8:59 AM 30,997 Views 36 Comments

Munster hooker Niall Scannell took some pride in his side’s performance in defeat to Toulouse.

# champions-cup - Saturday 7 May, 2022

'If ever there's a day to sum up Munster rugby, it's today' - Van Graan
# Red Army
# Red Army

'If ever there's a day to sum up Munster rugby, it's today' - Van Graan

May 7th 2022, 7:24 PM 19,567 Views 24 Comments

The Munster head coach showed lots of emotion after an enthralling, agonising game in Dublin.

Agony for Munster as Toulouse advance after penalty shoot-out in European epic
# Drama
# Drama

Agony for Munster as Toulouse advance after penalty shoot-out in European epic

May 7th 2022, 5:52 PM 47,922 Views 48 Comments

It was a cruel ending for Munster following a stunning clash at the Aviva Stadium.

Roared on by the Red Army, Munster bid to dethrone the mighty Toulouse
# SUAF
# SUAF

Roared on by the Red Army, Munster bid to dethrone the mighty Toulouse

May 7th 2022, 7:00 AM 5,935 Views 6 Comments

More than 37,500 tickets have been sold for this Champions Cup quarter-final in Dublin.

# champions-cup - Friday 6 May, 2022

Kendellen and Wycherley start for Munster with Daly set for first European cap
# Team News
# Team News

Kendellen and Wycherley start for Munster with Daly set for first European cap

May 6th 2022, 12:14 PM 18,579 Views 23 Comments

Johann van Graan has gone for a settled-looking team with Munster missing several forwards through injury.

# champions-cup - Thursday 5 May, 2022

'To the brave and faithful, nothing is impossible' - Munster's Van Graan
# Red Army
# Red Army

'To the brave and faithful, nothing is impossible' - Munster's Van Graan

May 5th 2022, 7:15 PM 25,247 Views 23 Comments

The Munster head coach recognises that his team’s display is the most important factor against Toulouse.

# champions-cup - Wednesday 4 May, 2022

'I would love to leave Munster with hopefully two trophies' - De Allende
# Final Chapter
# Final Chapter

'I would love to leave Munster with hopefully two trophies' - De Allende

May 4th 2022, 12:00 PM 19,380 Views 40 Comments

The in-form Springbok centre is leaving at the end of the season.

Leinster set for game of 'kick tennis' in heavyweight tie with Leicester
# Europe
# Europe

Leinster set for game of 'kick tennis' in heavyweight tie with Leicester

May 4th 2022, 7:50 AM 9,433 Views 7 Comments

Robbie Henshaw says the province’s front-liners have had their legs run off them in recent weeks.

# champions-cup - Tuesday 3 May, 2022

'We have our 16th man, we have the Red Army travelling to Dublin'
# SUAF
# SUAF

'We have our 16th man, we have the Red Army travelling to Dublin'

May 3rd 2022, 2:37 PM 12,256 Views 13 Comments

Johann van Graan is encouraged by the ticket sales for Saturday’s clash with Toulouse in Dublin.

Reuniting Leinster squad after South Africa tour and gearing up for Leicester 'doggedness'
# Tricky
# Tricky

Reuniting Leinster squad after South Africa tour and gearing up for Leicester 'doggedness'

May 3rd 2022, 7:00 AM 7,929 Views 14 Comments

The Irish province will take on Leicester Tigers in the Champions Cup quarter-final on Saturday.

# champions-cup - Monday 2 May, 2022

Kelleher and Baird return for Leinster ahead of Champions Cup quarter-final
# Boost
# Boost

Kelleher and Baird return for Leinster ahead of Champions Cup quarter-final

May 2nd 2022, 2:21 PM 12,111 Views 17 Comments

Leo Cullen’s men travel to face Leicester this Saturday.

# champions-cup - Saturday 30 April, 2022

Ulster aiming to end miserable run
# Under Pressure
# Under Pressure

Ulster aiming to end miserable run

Apr 30th 2022, 11:16 AM 3,490 Views 0 Comments

For flanker Nick Timoney, it is an opportunity he is relishing.

# champions-cup - Wednesday 27 April, 2022

Thomond Park once again unavailable should Munster reach Champions Cup semi-final
# Awayday
# Awayday

Thomond Park once again unavailable should Munster reach Champions Cup semi-final

Updated Apr 27th 2022, 3:04 PM 45,003 Views 34 Comments

A potential derby clash with Leinster will take place at Aviva Stadium after the province confirmed that ‘no viable alternative venue is available within the province.’

# champions-cup - Wednesday 20 April, 2022

Dates, kick-off times and broadcast coverage for Champions Cup quarter-finals confirmed
# Fyi
# Fyi

Dates, kick-off times and broadcast coverage for Champions Cup quarter-finals confirmed

Apr 20th 2022, 12:02 PM 9,383 Views 8 Comments

Munster are first up when they face Toulouse at the Aviva Stadium at 3pm on 7 May.

'We would have loved to play at Thomond Park but we're going to embrace the Aviva'
# Economics
# Economics

'We would have loved to play at Thomond Park but we're going to embrace the Aviva'

Apr 20th 2022, 7:00 AM 7,934 Views 10 Comments

Munster head coach Johann van Graan says the province is aligned over the decision.

# champions-cup - Tuesday 19 April, 2022

'We'll have to look at squad rotation over the coming weeks' - Munster's Van Graan
# Mixing It Up
# Mixing It Up

'We'll have to look at squad rotation over the coming weeks' - Munster's Van Graan

Apr 19th 2022, 3:32 PM 7,310 Views 9 Comments

The southern province are still fighting on two fronts.

# champions-cup - Monday 18 April, 2022

Connacht wait for one more signing but Friend is 'really happy' with his squad
# Bouncing Back
# Bouncing Back

Connacht wait for one more signing but Friend is 'really happy' with his squad

Apr 18th 2022, 9:07 AM 13,099 Views 21 Comments

Captain and out-half Jack Carty is hopeful the players can cut out their habit of making consecutive errors.

# champions-cup - Saturday 16 April, 2022

Heartbreak for Ulster amid enthralling contest as Toulouse set up Munster showdown
# Thriller
# Thriller

Heartbreak for Ulster amid enthralling contest as Toulouse set up Munster showdown

Apr 16th 2022, 10:26 PM 53,474 Views 58 Comments

The two sides left everything on the pitch in search of a quarter-final place.

Leinster will travel to face Leicester in the Champions Cup quarter-finals
# Next Job
# Next Job

Leinster will travel to face Leicester in the Champions Cup quarter-finals

Updated Apr 16th 2022, 7:48 PM 35,333 Views 24 Comments

The Tigers will be at home for what should be a thrilling clash with the Irish province.

Ronan O'Gara's La Rochelle roll on to quarter-final clash with Montpellier
# Home Advantage
# Home Advantage

Ronan O'Gara's La Rochelle roll on to quarter-final clash with Montpellier

Apr 16th 2022, 4:53 PM 13,366 Views 2 Comments

Another win over Bordeaux saw La Rochelle through from the Round of 16.

Agony for Smith with late kick as Montpellier pip Quins in thrilling clash
# Bonkers
# Bonkers

Agony for Smith with late kick as Montpellier pip Quins in thrilling clash

Apr 16th 2022, 2:26 PM 9,822 Views 6 Comments

The second leg at the Stoop was relentlessly entertaining.

'I don't believe Leinster are better rugby players, but they're better professionals'
# Honesty
# Honesty

'I don't believe Leinster are better rugby players, but they're better professionals'

Updated Apr 16th 2022, 1:02 PM 44,911 Views 39 Comments

Andy Friend is challenging himself and his Connacht players to be better with their preparation for games.

Leinster march on and look set for 'a hell of a battle' away to Leicester
# Tigers
# Tigers

Leinster march on and look set for 'a hell of a battle' away to Leicester

Apr 16th 2022, 7:45 AM 7,743 Views 1 Comment

Leo Cullen would be returning to the ground where he played for two seasons.

# champions-cup - Friday 15 April, 2022

Friend rues 'brainless moments' as Connacht get blown away by Leinster
# Discipline
# Discipline

Friend rues 'brainless moments' as Connacht get blown away by Leinster

Apr 15th 2022, 10:00 PM 10,518 Views 4 Comments

Bundee Aki and Jack Aungier were both shown yellow cards in the Champions Cup clash.

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