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# Porridge
'It is a motivation, you want to get to that level and you're constantly trying'
Leinster and Ireland flanker Will Connors is not far off making his return to action.
# host
Qatar ruled out as venue for European rugby finals but South Africa could be in the frame
The EPCR are keen to find new global venues.
# Mitigation
URC ref boss says there's too much inconsistency with high tackle decisions
EPCR and the URC will hold a workshop next week as they look to nail down a clear message.
# Home and Away
'The whole of Galway will be buzzing' - Leinster look to land first blow in Connacht
Leo Cullen’s side are firm favourites as the Champions Cup Round of 16 gets underway tonight.
# slap on the wrist
Bundee Aki gets citing warning for 'act of dissent' towards referee Raynal
The Ireland centre will not face a suspension for remonstrating with the French match official.
# decision
Postponed Champions Cup ties won't be rescheduled, as Leinster's 28-0 loss to Montpellier remains
Five postponed Champions Cup fixtures and two Challenge Cup games have been recorded as 0-0 draws.
# exemptions
Champions Cup games set to proceed as planned this month, says EPCR
French government travel exemptions will apply to clubs and match officials from the UK.
# exemptions
EPCR hoping Champions Cup games can proceed as planned this month
Work is underway to ensure travel exemptions will apply for participating clubs.
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# mess
Format of Champions Cup could change after raft of postponements
The ECPR cited “exceptional circumstances” in opting to postpone five games in the competition.
# Chaos
7 European games postponed but Munster's clash with Castres goes ahead
The southern province will host the French side at Thomond Park tomorrow.
# reinforcements
Huge boost for Munster as squad registration extended for Champions Cup
EPCR has stressed its intention for the pool stages to go ahead as scheduled.
# Green Light
Munster have been given the go-ahead to fly home from South Africa
Two members of the touring party will have to remain in Cape Town.
# Fixture Details
Irish provinces learn schedules for 2021/22 Champions Cup
Leinster and Connacht are at home on opening weekend, with Munster and Ulster on the road.
# Supporters
Twickenham to host European finals with crowds of up to 10,000 people
Meanwhile, EPCR confirmed that 24 teams will take part in next season’s Champions Cup.
# Awards
Leinster quartet nominated for European Player of the Year
Robbie Henshaw, Tadhg Furlong, Josh van der Flier and Hugo Keenan make the 15-strong list.
# next step
Leinster's quarter-final spot confirmed as Toulon rage at 'scandal'
Leo Cullen’s men will face Exeter or Lyon next weekend.
# Off
Leinster's game against Toulon has been cancelled due to a positive Covid case
The Champions Cup round-of-16 clash was due to kick off at 5.30pm this evening.
Munster drawn with Toulouse as Leinster get Toulon in Champions Cup
Both Irish provinces are at home in the round-of-16 ties.
# directive
EPCR confirms suspension of Champions Cup and Challenge Cup
A directive from the French government meant Top 14 clubs couldn’t play this month.
# Planning
'Change or be changed' - Provinces get used to dealing with uncertainty
Connacht and Munster insisted they had no idea what would come next after Saturday night’s clash.
# Postponed
Champions Cup set to be postponed amidst latest wave of Covid-19
French authorities are believed to have major concerns about cross-border competition at present.
# concerns
Champions Cup under threat as EPCR wait on French government decision
The Top 14 clubs could be forced to withdraw from two rounds of games this month.
# Welfare
Online abuse sees EPCR switch referee Brace's Champions Cup appointment
‘With his welfare and development as a referee to the fore, this course of action was deemed to be appropriate.’
# Diary
Leinster start Champions Cup with trip to France as Munster welcome Quins
Connacht will visit Racing 92 in their first game, while Ulster welcome Toulouse to Belfast.
# Away day
Toulouse 'enormously' frustrated at 5,000-person limit for Ulster quarter-final
The Top 14 club has moved the fixture to their smaller home venue of Stade Ernest Wallon.
# New Look
EPCR confirm new 24-team Champions Cup next season, and Connacht are in
All four Irish provinces have qualified for the tournament, which will involve two pools of 12 teams.
# New Venue
This year's European Cup finals will no longer take place in Marseille
EPCR is now looking for a new venue or venues for the Champions Cup and Challenge Cup deciders.
New dates announced for completion of 2019/20 Champions Cup season
The 2020/21 season of European rugby is now due to start on 11/12/13 December.
# European Rugby
French rugby bosses agree to cancel season, aim to start 20/21 in September
Covid-19 has ended France’s top division after 17 rounds.
# on hold
EPCR insists it will do utmost to complete the 2019/20 Champions Cup
France has confirmed that major sport will not resume there before September.
# strict liability
Munster prop Cronin 'bears at least some fault' for failed anti-doping test
The judicial officer said he had ‘some sympathy for the player’ but that he could have done more.
# on hold
Rugby's Champions Cup and Challenge Cup finals postponed indefinitely
The 2020 finals weekend had been set for Marseille on 22/23 May.
Leinster and Ulster's Champions Cup quarter-finals have been postponed
The European club season has been suspended.
# Anger
Racing criticise 'ludicrous' and 'grotesque' decision to only fine Saracens
The French club are not happy.
# mess
Racing 92 say they will 'enforce their rights' as Saracens hearing gets underway
The Top 14 club expressed surprise not to have been contacted about the misconduct charge.
# Shambles
Leinster opponents Saracens in trouble again over possible ineligible player
EPCR has brought a misconduct complaint against Sarries, who could be facing a fine or points deduction.
# statement
Munster-Saracens second-half scuffle to be investigated by EPCR
The Champions Cup organisers released a statement this afternoon.
# European Rugby
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.
# road to marseille
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.
# Top performer
Saracens fullback Goode named EPCR Player of the Year
The England international was chosen ahead of Mako Vunipola and Leinster trio Seán Cronin, Tadhg Furlong and Garry Ringrose.