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#Champions Cup

# champions-cup - Friday 10 September, 2021

Irish provinces get dates and fixtures for this year's Champions Cup
# Diary Dates
# Diary Dates

Irish provinces get dates and fixtures for this year's Champions Cup

Sep 10th 2021, 4:36 PM 5,109 Views 1 Comment

Munster will travel to Wasps for their opening game while Leinster host Bath. Connacht open up with a home game against Stade Francais as Ulster travel to Clermont.

# champions-cup - Saturday 22 May, 2021

'It's pure instinct' - Toulouse star Cheslin Kolbe breaks down his electric footwork
# Dancing Feet
# Dancing Feet

'It's pure instinct' - Toulouse star Cheslin Kolbe breaks down his electric footwork

May 22nd 2021, 6:30 AM 2,596 Views 0 Comments

The South Africa winger is hoping to win his first Champions Cup medal today.

# champions-cup - Thursday 20 May, 2021

Can Ireland's provinces still compete at the top end of the Champions Cup?
# French Renaissance
# French Renaissance

Can Ireland's provinces still compete at the top end of the Champions Cup?

May 20th 2021, 7:08 PM 17,243 Views 35 Comments

After a six-year gap, French clubs have finally figured out what it takes to win in Europe – but one good signing would enable Leinster to come back at them next year.

# champions-cup - Tuesday 11 May, 2021

Pearce to referee Champions Cup final as Irish officials appointed for Challenge Cup decider
# Men In The Middle
# Men In The Middle

Pearce to referee Champions Cup final as Irish officials appointed for Challenge Cup decider

May 11th 2021, 11:48 AM 5,949 Views 8 Comments

The games take place the weekend after next.

# champions-cup - Sunday 2 May, 2021

As it happened: La Rochelle v Leinster, European Champions Cup semi-final
Live May 2nd 2021, 2:23 PM

As it happened: La Rochelle v Leinster, European Champions Cup semi-final

# champions-cup - Saturday 1 May, 2021

Toulouse await either Leinster or La Rochelle in the Champions Cup final
# Finalists
# Finalists

Toulouse await either Leinster or La Rochelle in the Champions Cup final

May 1st 2021, 4:48 PM 36,688 Views 30 Comments

The French side will be out to earn their fifth European crown in the decider at Twickenham.

'Ronan is an ultimate competitor. He has asked the question ‘Why not us?''
# ROG
# ROG

'Ronan is an ultimate competitor. He has asked the question ‘Why not us?''

May 1st 2021, 10:00 AM 30,711 Views 12 Comments

Former All Black Victor Vito has hailed O’Gara’s influence on La Rochelle.

# champions-cup - Friday 30 April, 2021

Johnny Sexton 'not a million miles away' from making return for Leinster
# Head Injury
# Head Injury

Johnny Sexton 'not a million miles away' from making return for Leinster

Apr 30th 2021, 2:04 PM 4,918 Views 1 Comment

The 35-year-old Ireland captain is back training but hasn’t done contact.

McGrath captains Leinster as Ross Byrne starts at out-half against La Rochelle
# Team News
# Team News

McGrath captains Leinster as Ross Byrne starts at out-half against La Rochelle

Apr 30th 2021, 12:08 PM 15,224 Views 49 Comments

Meanwhile, La Rochelle’s leading halfbacks are fit to start.

Twickenham to host European finals with crowds of up to 10,000 people
# Supporters
# Supporters

Twickenham to host European finals with crowds of up to 10,000 people

Apr 30th 2021, 10:20 AM 5,520 Views 11 Comments

Meanwhile, EPCR confirmed that 24 teams will take part in next season’s Champions Cup.

# champions-cup - Tuesday 27 April, 2021

Bordeaux get Covid all-clear before Champions Cup semi
# Sigh Of Relief
# Sigh Of Relief

Bordeaux get Covid all-clear before Champions Cup semi

Apr 27th 2021, 7:50 PM 4,016 Views 2 Comments

The club have recorded no new positive tests ahead of this weekend’s meeting with Toulouse.

Captain Johnny Sexton ruled out of Leinster's clash with La Rochelle
# Sidelined
# Sidelined

Captain Johnny Sexton ruled out of Leinster's clash with La Rochelle

Apr 27th 2021, 2:27 PM 12,460 Views 19 Comments

The 35-year-old continues to be sidelined due to a head injury.

# champions-cup - Tuesday 20 April, 2021

Carley appointed to referee Leinster's semi-final clash with La Rochelle
# Match Officials
# Match Officials

Carley appointed to referee Leinster's semi-final clash with La Rochelle

Apr 20th 2021, 1:18 PM 9,174 Views 12 Comments

Andrew Brace leads an all-IRFU team for one of the Challenge Cup semi-finals.

# champions-cup - Monday 12 April, 2021

Has Josh van der Flier played himself into the Lions conversation?
# Form
# Form

Has Josh van der Flier played himself into the Lions conversation?

Apr 12th 2021, 3:36 PM 13,548 Views 32 Comments

The Leinster openside’s form was discussed on today’s episode of The42 Rugby Weekly Extra.

# champions-cup - Sunday 11 April, 2021

Van der Flier, Kelleher, and Henshaw among the Leinster standouts
# Turnaround
# Turnaround

Van der Flier, Kelleher, and Henshaw among the Leinster standouts

Apr 11th 2021, 6:00 AM 14,002 Views 26 Comments

Leo Cullen and Stuart Lancaster’s side were superb in Sandy Park yesterday.

# champions-cup - Saturday 10 April, 2021

As it happened: Leinster stun champions Exeter in Champions Cup quarter-finals
Live Apr 10th 2021, 5:02 PM

As it happened: Leinster stun champions Exeter in Champions Cup quarter-finals

D-Day for Leinster as they prepare for trench warfare with Exeter
# Exet Strategy
# Exet Strategy

D-Day for Leinster as they prepare for trench warfare with Exeter

Apr 10th 2021, 7:00 AM 7,104 Views 3 Comments

The 2018 European champions meet last year’s Champions Cup winners in the European quarter-finals tonight.

# champions-cup - Saturday 3 April, 2021

Exeter storm back from slow start to set up quarter-final against Leinster
# Champions Cup
# Champions Cup

Exeter storm back from slow start to set up quarter-final against Leinster

Apr 3rd 2021, 7:49 PM 10,291 Views 6 Comments

The reigning champions found themselves 14-0 down, but advance to meet the four-time champs.

Clermont await Munster or Toulouse in Champions Cup quarter-finals

Clermont await Munster or Toulouse in Champions Cup quarter-finals

Apr 3rd 2021, 3:56 PM 6,937 Views 3 Comments

The Top 14 side will have home advantage next weekend.

As it happened: Munster v Toulouse, Champions Cup last 16
Live Apr 3rd 2021, 2:08 PM

As it happened: Munster v Toulouse, Champions Cup last 16

# champions-cup - Friday 2 April, 2021

CJ Stander to skipper Munster against Toulouse as O'Mahony misses out through injury
# Team News
# Team News

CJ Stander to skipper Munster against Toulouse as O'Mahony misses out through injury

Apr 2nd 2021, 12:08 PM 14,569 Views 28 Comments

The sides meet at Thomond Park tomorrow afternoon.

Here's your TV sport guide for Easter weekend
# Tune In
# Tune In

Here's your TV sport guide for Easter weekend

Apr 2nd 2021, 7:30 AM 21,925 Views 8 Comments

Plenty to get stuck into over the next few days.

Leinster's all-Ireland team look to set European marker against Toulon
# Goals
# Goals

Leinster's all-Ireland team look to set European marker against Toulon

Apr 2nd 2021, 6:00 AM 7,544 Views 16 Comments

Leo Cullen’s men have never beaten Toulon but aim to set the record straight at the RDS.

# champions-cup - Tuesday 30 March, 2021

'It's so hard to leave' - Lancaster says best ahead of Leinster after signing new deal
# Staying Put
# Staying Put

'It's so hard to leave' - Lancaster says best ahead of Leinster after signing new deal

Updated Mar 30th 2021, 12:00 PM 46,881 Views 46 Comments

The Englishman is staying on for another two years at least.

# champions-cup - Tuesday 9 March, 2021

Munster looking forward to 'massively exciting' Toulouse challenge
# Champions Cup
# Champions Cup

Munster looking forward to 'massively exciting' Toulouse challenge

Mar 9th 2021, 2:12 PM 5,016 Views 5 Comments

Attack coach Stephen Larkham and Mike Haley have reacted to today’s Champions Cup draw.

Munster drawn with Toulouse as Leinster get Toulon in Champions Cup
# CONFIRMED
# CONFIRMED

Munster drawn with Toulouse as Leinster get Toulon in Champions Cup

Mar 9th 2021, 1:02 PM 24,403 Views 62 Comments

Both Irish provinces are at home in the round-of-16 ties.

# champions-cup - Thursday 14 January, 2021

Cancellations mean Leinster and Munster set to go straight to knockout rugby
# New Plan
# New Plan

Cancellations mean Leinster and Munster set to go straight to knockout rugby

Jan 14th 2021, 5:09 PM 46,823 Views 20 Comments

The remaining games in the Heineken Champions Cup and Challenge Cup group stage have been cancelled due to coronavirus concerns.

# champions-cup - Monday 11 January, 2021

EPCR confirms suspension of Champions Cup and Challenge Cup
# Directive
# Directive

EPCR confirms suspension of Champions Cup and Challenge Cup

Jan 11th 2021, 5:45 PM 23,321 Views 24 Comments

A directive from the French government meant Top 14 clubs couldn’t play this month.

'Change or be changed' - Provinces get used to dealing with uncertainty
# Planning
# Planning

'Change or be changed' - Provinces get used to dealing with uncertainty

Jan 11th 2021, 1:01 AM 7,143 Views 5 Comments

Connacht and Munster insisted they had no idea what would come next after Saturday night’s clash.

# champions-cup - Saturday 9 January, 2021

Champions Cup set to be postponed amidst latest wave of Covid-19
# Postponed
# Postponed

Champions Cup set to be postponed amidst latest wave of Covid-19

Jan 9th 2021, 12:33 PM 33,519 Views 15 Comments

French authorities are believed to have major concerns about cross-border competition at present.

# champions-cup - Friday 8 January, 2021

Champions Cup under threat as EPCR wait on French government decision
# Concerns
# Concerns

Champions Cup under threat as EPCR wait on French government decision

Updated Jan 8th 2021, 3:00 PM 16,799 Views 7 Comments

The Top 14 clubs could be forced to withdraw from two rounds of games this month.

# champions-cup - Wednesday 23 December, 2020

Northampton's Tom Wood handed three-week ban for JVDF hit
# SAINTS SINNER
# SAINTS SINNER

Northampton's Tom Wood handed three-week ban for JVDF hit

Dec 23rd 2020, 8:37 PM 8,934 Views 15 Comments

He’ll be free to play again when the sides meet in round three.

# champions-cup - Monday 21 December, 2020

Baird honing in on fundamentals for Leinster
# Big Hitter
# Big Hitter

Baird honing in on fundamentals for Leinster

Dec 21st 2020, 8:30 AM 6,729 Views 21 Comments

Ireland’s call will surely come soon enough for the powerful lock.

# champions-cup - Sunday 20 December, 2020

Connacht on the brink of European exit after losing to Bristol
# Champions Cup
# Champions Cup

Connacht on the brink of European exit after losing to Bristol

Dec 20th 2020, 7:37 PM 25,459 Views 15 Comments

Pat Lam’s team win 27-18 in the Sportsground leaving Connacht effectively out of the Champions Cup.

'He's a very special player and a very special bloke. He wants an Irish jersey'
# Skipper
# Skipper

'He's a very special player and a very special bloke. He wants an Irish jersey'

Dec 20th 2020, 11:58 AM 42,961 Views 14 Comments

23-year-old Paul Boyle captains Connacht against Bristol in the Champions Cup today.

# champions-cup - Saturday 19 December, 2020

Munster produce their greatest comeback in years to beat Clermont
# Comeback Kings
# Comeback Kings

Munster produce their greatest comeback in years to beat Clermont

Dec 19th 2020, 7:45 PM 73,070 Views 123 Comments

Munster come from 28-9 down to win 39-31 against Clermont in the Champions Cup.

Cullen content to wait for offical channels to discuss dangerous hit on Van Der Flier
# The Clash
# The Clash

Cullen content to wait for offical channels to discuss dangerous hit on Van Der Flier

Dec 19th 2020, 6:40 PM 14,109 Views 18 Comments

Tom Wood’s clear-out attempt caught the Ireland flanker full in the face.

Ulster blow lead and bow out after 9-try thriller in Gloucester
# Champions Cup
# Champions Cup

Ulster blow lead and bow out after 9-try thriller in Gloucester

Dec 19th 2020, 6:08 PM 11,007 Views 13 Comments

George Barton’s try on the last play of the game consigned Ulster to back-to-back defeats in Europe.

Baird to the fore as re-jigged Leinster see off Saints
# Champions Cup
# Champions Cup

Baird to the fore as re-jigged Leinster see off Saints

Dec 19th 2020, 2:55 PM 25,072 Views 42 Comments

Leo Cullen’s side notched another bonus point win despite a spate of pre and post kick-off injury issues.

McCloskey a key man in all aspects as Ulster look for crucial away win
# Suftum
# Suftum

McCloskey a key man in all aspects as Ulster look for crucial away win

Dec 19th 2020, 8:30 AM 2,502 Views 1 Comment

The English side have brought back most of their frontliners for the clash at Kingsholm.

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