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#Champions Cup

# champions-cup - Today’s News

Sean Cronin to resume skill work on return from neck injury

The hooker has not played since Ireland’s win over Russia.

Plenty for Andy Farrell to admire as provinces gear up for Europe

There is a lot of Champions Cup rugby to play out before the new Ireland head coach gets to pick his first squad.

# champions-cup - Yesterday’s News

Defeat in Thomond still leaves Ulster primed for battle in Bath

‘We go from one European fortress to another.’

# champions-cup - Saturday 9 November, 2019

Hanrahan hamstring an added concern for Munster ahead of European campaign

Ireland U20 playmaker Ben Healy could be the next 10 Johann van Graan turns to.

# champions-cup - Thursday 7 November, 2019

Marmion 'is very aware that we would like him to stay,' says Friend

The Connacht 9 was reportedly a target of Saracens last week, but their salary cap sanction will force a re-think of all their recruitment.

'It'll be raw for four years': Sexton looks back on World Cup woe and forward to whatever's next

The Ireland number 10 is hungry for competition again after parting ways with Joe Schmidt.

Van Graan hopes to see Carbery back by Christmas, but won't rush another return for the 10

The Athy man aggravated an ankle injury at the World Cup and will miss the opening rounds of the Heineken Champions Cup.

# champions-cup - Wednesday 6 November, 2019

Robshaw brands Saracens' breach as 'cheating' with champions a no-show for European launch

Meanwhile, Exeter boss Rob Baxter is not expecting Saracens to be stripped of titles.

# champions-cup - Wednesday 30 October, 2019

Joey Carbery returns to Munster with ankle injury after World Cup

The 23-year-old is now a doubt for the opening rounds of the Heineken Champions Cup.

# champions-cup - Wednesday 23 October, 2019

Champions Cup injury blow for Connacht as O'Halloran undergoes surgery

The win over Dragons came at a cost for the fullback and prop Paddy McAllister.

# champions-cup - Monday 14 October, 2019

Three Irish referees set for Champions Cup duty as appointments confirmed

Frank Murphy, Andrew Brace and George Clancy will take charge of pool stage fixtures next month.

# champions-cup - Tuesday 27 August, 2019

Ulster unveil new home and away kits for 2019-20 season

The jerseys will be worn in both the Guinness Pro14 and Heineken Champions Cup in the upcoming campaign.

# champions-cup - Friday 23 August, 2019

Leinster host Benetton while Munster travel for Ospreys clash in Champions Cup openers

The fixtures details for the European pool stages have been announced.

# champions-cup - Wednesday 19 June, 2019

Leinster the big winners as Munster face a formidable task

Connacht can look forward to some big European nights in Galway when the Champions Cup returns in November.

Champions Cup draw pits Munster against Saracens and Racing 92

Beaten finalists Leinster will go up against Lyon, Northampton and Benetton.

Munster face tough pool draw as provinces to learn Champions Cup opponents

The draw for the 2019/20 competition takes place in Lausanne this afternoon.

# champions-cup - Friday 17 May, 2019

'I felt when I came back my skills were probably better than when I got injured'

Luke Marshall hit the ground running after his long injury lay-off and is intent on helping Ulster get back to Glasgow in a week’s time.

# champions-cup - Saturday 11 May, 2019

Sensational Saracens deny Leinster a fifth European star with victory in Newcastle

Mark McCall’s men claimed their third Heineken Champions Cup in a stunning game at St James’ Park.

As it happened: Leinster v Saracens, Champions Cup final Liveblog This post contains a poll

As it happened: Leinster v Saracens, Champions Cup final

We followed all the action from St James’ Park as Leo Cullen’s side chased a record fifth star.

Leinster's fifth star? Saracens' third title? A nail-biter awaits in Newcastle

The Heineken Champions Cup finalists are extremely evenly-matched.

# champions-cup - Friday 10 May, 2019

From scraps to shoot-outs, Byrne's boot to Billy's boos: Saracens and Leinster's path to the 2019 final St James' Way This post contains videos

From scraps to shoot-outs, Byrne's boot to Billy's boos: Saracens and Leinster's path to the 2019 final

Here’s how Europe’s best two teams proved themselves this season.

McGrath's 'experience' edges him in as Leinster go for 'important' Bent over Porter

Leo Cullen says Leinster are hopeful Sean Cronin will come through after his recent calf injury.

Cronin and Lowe start, McGrath returns as Leinster unveil team chasing back-to-back Champions Cup glory

Saracens stand between Leinster and a fifth European title at St James’ Park tomorrow.

European rugby finals will head for the new Spurs stadium in 2021

It will be the seventh Heineken Champions Cup final to be held in England.

'Nerves will play a part but it's a privileged position for us to be in'

James Ryan’s battle with Maro Itoje at St James’ Park on Saturday evening is just one of several fascinating match-ups.

# champions-cup - Thursday 9 May, 2019

Where to watch Saturday's Champions Cup final as Leinster chase history

The game is available live on free-to-air TV on Virgin Media.

'Not a nice part of the season to miss': JVDF absent for final again, but still aiding Leinster's push

The back row need only look to his backs coach to find someone who understands the pain of missing a European final.

# champions-cup - Wednesday 8 May, 2019

Lancaster confident well-rested Leinster will hit top gear on the big occasion

‘We’re confident in our ability to turn up and play in the big games.’

'He's one of those coaches that you really feel privileged to play under'

Former Ireland centre Mark McCall has been the central figure in Saracens’ success in recent years.

# champions-cup - Tuesday 7 May, 2019

Leinster not over-analysing Garcès' 'slightly different' refereeing style

The Frenchman takes charge of Saturday’s Champions Cup final.

'Be Leinster... we don't have to change': Champions back their ability to dig deep and crack Saracens defence

After three encounters with the English champions this season, Glasgow boss Dave Rennie feels Leinster are well-equipped to trouble them.

# champions-cup - Wednesday 1 May, 2019

'I can't not think about rugby until the next day, I tend to think about it a lot'

James Ryan knows more than most what it would mean to Leinster to win a fifth European crown in Newcastle.

# champions-cup - Tuesday 30 April, 2019

'It's mad how quickly things can change': Byrne intent on pushing for European final berth

The hooker has yet to feature in this season’s Champions Cup, but with Sean Cronin a doubt he is intent on forcing Leo Cullen’s hand.

# champions-cup - Monday 29 April, 2019

McFadden a doubt for Leinster's run-in after citing for alleged headbutt Champions Cup This post contains videos

McFadden a doubt for Leinster's run-in after citing for alleged headbutt

The wing appeared to head-butt Ulster’s Sean Reidy during the inter-pro loss in Belfast.

Cullen confident players can hit peak performance against Saracens

After allowing most stars three weeks on the sideline between semi and final, Leinster’s head coach is keen to see players finish the season strong, rather than ‘stumbling’ over the line.

# champions-cup - Thursday 25 April, 2019

Garcès appointed to referee Leinster's Champions Cup final clash

The Frenchman will be in charge of the decider against Saracens in Newcastle.

# champions-cup - Wednesday 24 April, 2019

BT Sport 'regret' that stance on Billy Vunipola was misinterpreted by 'some viewers' during broadcast

The broadcaster has released a statement to The42, in which it defends its coverage of the controversial Saracens player.

Cronin, Furlong and Ringrose shortlisted for EPCR Player of the Year award

Champions Cup finalists Leinster and Saracens dominate the five-man shortlist.

# champions-cup - Tuesday 23 April, 2019

Munster will not risk Carbery or Earls after disappointing European exit

Johann van Graan will not take a chance on the pair’s fitness as they go in search of a Pro14 home semi-final.

# champions-cup - Monday 22 April, 2019

Sexton braced for backlash as Saracens take lessons from Leinster

The English champions lost last year’s quarter-final to Leinster at the Aviva Stadium, a result Sexton says was a ‘turning point’ for the Premiership side.

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