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#Champions Cup

# champions-cup - Monday 7 December, 2020

Lowe and Ryan doubts, but Sexton set to lead Leinster in Montpellier
# Back In Blue
# Back In Blue

Lowe and Ryan doubts, but Sexton set to lead Leinster in Montpellier

Dec 7th 2020, 4:01 PM 7,341 Views 9 Comments

Will Connors is also set to be fit for Leo Cullen’s side.

# champions-cup - Tuesday 10 November, 2020

Ringrose has Lions ambitions but first focus is return from injury with Leinster
# Recovery
# Recovery

Ringrose has Lions ambitions but first focus is return from injury with Leinster

Nov 10th 2020, 4:05 PM 9,083 Views 3 Comments

The Ireland centre hopes to be back in action for the Champions Cup games in December.

# champions-cup - Wednesday 28 October, 2020

Munster draw Clermont and Quins as Champions Cup pool draw is confirmed
# CONFIRMED
# CONFIRMED

Munster draw Clermont and Quins as Champions Cup pool draw is confirmed

Oct 28th 2020, 3:15 PM 23,684 Views 28 Comments

Leinster will face Northampton Saints and Montpellier, while Connacht take on Pat Lam’s Bristol and Racing 92.

# champions-cup - Saturday 17 October, 2020

Exeter edge to first European crown after stunning final battle with Racing
# First Time
# First Time

Exeter edge to first European crown after stunning final battle with Racing

Updated Oct 17th 2020, 8:30 PM 43,948 Views 87 Comments

Simon Zebo scored two tries for the Top 14 side as they came up short in Bristol.

Man for the big occasion Zebo in place to realise Racing dream
# Champions Cup
# Champions Cup

Man for the big occasion Zebo in place to realise Racing dream

Oct 17th 2020, 10:00 AM 29,185 Views 41 Comments

The Munster man moved to Paris for opportunities like this.

# champions-cup - Wednesday 30 September, 2020

'We don't want the starting XV to be comfortable, we've got a very good crop of youngsters'
# Talent
# Talent

'We don't want the starting XV to be comfortable, we've got a very good crop of youngsters'

Sep 30th 2020, 3:14 PM 33,694 Views 35 Comments

Munster’s Johann van Graan expects the likes of Craig Casey, John Hodnett, and Ben Healy to push for European starts.

# champions-cup - Tuesday 29 September, 2020

'We're not going to go out and sign five or six overseas players'
# The Leinster Model
# The Leinster Model

'We're not going to go out and sign five or six overseas players'

Sep 29th 2020, 7:10 AM 12,379 Views 20 Comments

Stuart Lancaster says the province won’t be ripping up their plans after defeat to Saracens.

# champions-cup - Saturday 26 September, 2020

Exeter have too much for Toulouse to set up European final against Racing 92
# Marching On
# Marching On

Exeter have too much for Toulouse to set up European final against Racing 92

Sep 26th 2020, 5:22 PM 13,933 Views 14 Comments

33-year-old ex-Ulster centre Ian Whitten was excellent in midfield for Rob Baxter’s side.

Late Russell magic sees Racing past Saracens and into Champions Cup final
# Finalists
# Finalists

Late Russell magic sees Racing past Saracens and into Champions Cup final

Sep 26th 2020, 3:02 PM 21,049 Views 33 Comments

Simon Zebo and Donnacha Ryan started for the French club, who won with Juan Imhoff’s 76th-minute try.

# champions-cup - Friday 25 September, 2020

Zebo and Ryan both named in starting XV for Racing's semi-final against Saracens
# Champions Cup
# Champions Cup

Zebo and Ryan both named in starting XV for Racing's semi-final against Saracens

Sep 25th 2020, 2:30 PM 10,618 Views 12 Comments

The two Ireland internationals are part of a formidable looking Racing side as the French club aim to reach their third final in five seasons.

# champions-cup - Wednesday 23 September, 2020

'The break made me appreciate what we have, really re-focus and re-motivate'
# Irish Abroad
# Irish Abroad

'The break made me appreciate what we have, really re-focus and re-motivate'

Sep 23rd 2020, 7:00 PM 12,141 Views 9 Comments

Simon Zebo made his return from injury last weekend as Racing secured a Champions Cup semi-final.

# champions-cup - Tuesday 22 September, 2020

Saracens' Rhodes has citing complaint over Henshaw incident dismissed
# Off The Hook
# Off The Hook

Saracens' Rhodes has citing complaint over Henshaw incident dismissed

Sep 22nd 2020, 10:56 PM 12,112 Views 11 Comments

Rhodes was cited for headbutting Leinster centre Robbie Henshaw during his side’s Heineken Champions Cup win, but a panel dismissed the charge.

22-year-old Lowry's classy touches a bright note in a tough fortnight for Ulster
# Talent
# Talent

22-year-old Lowry's classy touches a bright note in a tough fortnight for Ulster

Sep 22nd 2020, 12:00 PM 21,544 Views 7 Comments

The talented playmaker showed his promise after moving to out-half against Toulouse.

IRFU refs Brace and Murphy appointed to European semi-final clashes
# On The Whistle
# On The Whistle

IRFU refs Brace and Murphy appointed to European semi-final clashes

Sep 22nd 2020, 11:27 AM 4,941 Views 0 Comments

Nigel Owens and Mike Adamson will be in charge of the other two fixtures.

# champions-cup - Monday 21 September, 2020

'It's a little bit of rocks or diamonds from him' - Stockdale struggles in Toulouse
# Errors
# Errors

'It's a little bit of rocks or diamonds from him' - Stockdale struggles in Toulouse

Updated Sep 21st 2020, 5:00 PM 36,954 Views 31 Comments

The Ulster wing’s performance was up for discussion on the latest episode of The42 Rugby Weekly Extra.

Toulouse sensation Cheslin Kolbe continues to thrill in a sport full of giants
# Superstar
# Superstar

Toulouse sensation Cheslin Kolbe continues to thrill in a sport full of giants

Sep 21st 2020, 4:08 PM 6,557 Views 8 Comments

The 26-year-old World Cup winner was a difference-maker for Toulouse against Ulster.

Cullen looks for answers after Leinster lose out in their 'war on two fronts'
# Season Over
# Season Over

Cullen looks for answers after Leinster lose out in their 'war on two fronts'

Sep 21st 2020, 6:00 AM 20,049 Views 44 Comments

The province’s head coach didn’t believe his team were physically overpowered by the English side’s pack.

# champions-cup - Sunday 20 September, 2020

Ulster's season ends with defeat to Toulouse in Champions Cup quarter-final
# Fin
# Fin

Ulster's season ends with defeat to Toulouse in Champions Cup quarter-final

Sep 20th 2020, 3:08 PM 33,102 Views 41 Comments

Cheslin Kolbe was sensational for the Top 14 side as he scored two tries.

How Leinster were left with an insurmountable hill to climb against Saracens
# Analysis
# Analysis

How Leinster were left with an insurmountable hill to climb against Saracens

Sep 20th 2020, 11:10 AM 10,187 Views 33 Comments

Sloppy errors, aerial losses, maul failings, scrum penalties, and a brilliant Sarries try were all involved.

Seven scrum pens and five misses in the 22 - Leinster left with big regrets
# Woes
# Woes

Seven scrum pens and five misses in the 22 - Leinster left with big regrets

Sep 20th 2020, 7:45 AM 12,370 Views 44 Comments

Saracens’ pack dominated Leo Cullen’s men up front in an impressive performance.

Challenge of terrific Toulouse a world away from when Ulster broke their duck in France
# Landmark
# Landmark

Challenge of terrific Toulouse a world away from when Ulster broke their duck in France

Sep 20th 2020, 7:00 AM 12,216 Views 1 Comment

Ulster reached two European finals before recording their first win in France. The 2013 win is long forgotten but stands as a useful stepping stone for today’s crop.

'It's not my first dark day in a Leinster jersey, so it's how we react' - Ringrose
# Exit
# Exit

'It's not my first dark day in a Leinster jersey, so it's how we react' - Ringrose

Sep 20th 2020, 6:00 AM 6,953 Views 23 Comments

The Leinster centre rued his side’s poor performance in the first half against Saracens.

# champions-cup - Saturday 19 September, 2020

Zebo and Ryan help Racing into European semi-final against Saracens
# Onwards
# Onwards

Zebo and Ryan help Racing into European semi-final against Saracens

Sep 19th 2020, 9:10 PM 19,515 Views 12 Comments

The Parisians beat Clermont 36-27 in a big quarter-final win on the road.

'We got a little bit spooked... they probably managed the big occasion better'
# Gutted
# Gutted

'We got a little bit spooked... they probably managed the big occasion better'

Sep 19th 2020, 6:23 PM 16,046 Views 41 Comments

Leinster boss Leo Cullen had major regrets over his side’s first-half showing against Saracens.

Superb Saracens power to shock victory in Dublin to end Leinster's European quest
# Upset
# Upset

Superb Saracens power to shock victory in Dublin to end Leinster's European quest

Sep 19th 2020, 4:58 PM 62,528 Views 165 Comments

Johnny Sexton and co. were second best against Mark McCall’s outstanding Sarries.

As it happened: Leinster v Saracens, Champions Cup quarter-final
# Showdown
# Showdown

As it happened: Leinster v Saracens, Champions Cup quarter-final

Sep 19th 2020, 2:15 PM 100,141 Views 74 Comments

Two of the game’s great rivals faced off in Dublin.

Leinster 'still chasing' Saracens as foes finally meet again
# Champions Cup
# Champions Cup

Leinster 'still chasing' Saracens as foes finally meet again

Sep 19th 2020, 6:47 AM 5,627 Views 11 Comments

It’s been 16 months and zero defeats since Leinster faced Mark McCall’s European champions. They’re eager to avenge the result in Newcastle.

# champions-cup - Friday 18 September, 2020

Two European debutants start as Sexton returns for Leinster's crunch clash with Saracens
# Champions Cup
# Champions Cup

Two European debutants start as Sexton returns for Leinster's crunch clash with Saracens

Sep 18th 2020, 12:19 PM 35,611 Views 42 Comments

Sean Cronin also earns the nods after the line-out struggles against Ulster.

Cooney recalled but Coetzee misses out as Ulster eye up semi-final spot
# John Cooney
# John Cooney

Cooney recalled but Coetzee misses out as Ulster eye up semi-final spot

Sep 18th 2020, 12:11 PM 9,612 Views 15 Comments

Dan McFarland has made four changes to the side that were defeated by Leinster in last week’s Pro14 final.

22-year-old Hume shining for Ulster as he knuckles down to show potential
# Rising Star
# Rising Star

22-year-old Hume shining for Ulster as he knuckles down to show potential

Sep 18th 2020, 7:00 AM 6,996 Views 21 Comments

The outside centre scored an excellent try in last weekend’s Pro14 final against Leinster.

Ex-Connacht man Ahki wary of threat Ulster's McCloskey poses to Toulouse
# Midfield
# Midfield

Ex-Connacht man Ahki wary of threat Ulster's McCloskey poses to Toulouse

Sep 18th 2020, 6:00 AM 5,835 Views 6 Comments

The New Zealander enjoyed his time in Galway but has thrived with the Top 14 club.

# champions-cup - Thursday 17 September, 2020

'It's just about earning your stripes, some lads develop quicker' - Keenan
# Taking Chances
# Taking Chances

'It's just about earning your stripes, some lads develop quicker' - Keenan

Sep 17th 2020, 6:05 AM 9,671 Views 9 Comments

The 24-year-old Leinster man had a key role to play in the province’s Pro14 success.

# champions-cup - Tuesday 15 September, 2020

Talismanic back row Coetzee an injury doubt for Ulster's trip to Toulouse
# Concern
# Concern

Talismanic back row Coetzee an injury doubt for Ulster's trip to Toulouse

Sep 15th 2020, 5:18 PM 5,928 Views 8 Comments

The South African carried injury niggles into last weekend’s Pro14 final.

'You can't ignore the threat' - Maro Itoje in fine form for Leinster showdown
# Wrecking Ball
# Wrecking Ball

'You can't ignore the threat' - Maro Itoje in fine form for Leinster showdown

Sep 15th 2020, 6:30 AM 7,403 Views 8 Comments

The England second row will be a key man as Sarries look to cause an upset in Dublin.

Toulouse's thrilling start to season a concern for travelling Ulster
# Jouez
# Jouez

Toulouse's thrilling start to season a concern for travelling Ulster

Sep 15th 2020, 6:00 AM 6,077 Views 4 Comments

The Top 14 side are targetting a record-setting fifth Heineken Champions Cup crown.

# champions-cup - Monday 14 September, 2020

Much-changed Saracens have 'a few plans up our sleeve' for Leinster
# Rematch
# Rematch

Much-changed Saracens have 'a few plans up our sleeve' for Leinster

Sep 14th 2020, 7:59 PM 29,051 Views 8 Comments

Leo Cullen’s men have a score to settle after last year’s Champions Cup final.

Tadhg Furlong's fitness to be reviewed by Leinster as Saracens signal Vunipola return
# Champions Cup
# Champions Cup

Tadhg Furlong's fitness to be reviewed by Leinster as Saracens signal Vunipola return

Sep 14th 2020, 1:42 PM 6,435 Views 5 Comments

The Wexford man has missed out since rugby’s restart due to a back complaint.

# champions-cup - Saturday 12 September, 2020

Kolbe brace helps Toulouse warm up for Ulster with win over Rog's La Rochelle
# Top14
# Top14

Kolbe brace helps Toulouse warm up for Ulster with win over Rog's La Rochelle

Sep 12th 2020, 4:47 PM 8,358 Views 1 Comment

Ulster have eyes only for the Pro14 final today, but next week’s opponents look in ominous shape.

# champions-cup - Wednesday 9 September, 2020

Toulouse 'enormously' frustrated at 5,000-person limit for Ulster quarter-final
# Away Day
# Away Day

Toulouse 'enormously' frustrated at 5,000-person limit for Ulster quarter-final

Sep 9th 2020, 2:29 PM 10,587 Views 4 Comments

The Top 14 club has moved the fixture to their smaller home venue of Stade Ernest Wallon.

# champions-cup - Tuesday 8 September, 2020

Referees appointed for Leinster and Ulster Champions Cup quarter-finals
# Taking Charge
# Taking Charge

Referees appointed for Leinster and Ulster Champions Cup quarter-finals

Sep 8th 2020, 1:26 PM 6,024 Views 1 Comment

EPCR has confirmed the officiating line-ups.