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# erc - Friday 17 May, 2013

Jamie Heaslip on 5-man shortlist for ERC Player of the Year
# Say What?
# Say What?

Jamie Heaslip on 5-man shortlist for ERC Player of the Year

May 17th 2013, 5:53 PM 3,623 Views 7 Comments

The Leinster man is the only nominee not to be playing in this year’s Heineken Cup Final.

# erc - Tuesday 22 January, 2013

Zebo, Best and Pienaar on longlist for European Player of the Year
# Outstanding
# Outstanding

Zebo, Best and Pienaar on longlist for European Player of the Year

Jan 22nd 2013, 4:58 PM 9,278 Views 38 Comments

3 Clermont Auvergne players have been included but the decision will not be made until after the Heineken Cup Final.

# erc - Wednesday 19 December, 2012

End in sight for ERC impasse, says French club boss
# Future Of Rugby
# Future Of Rugby

End in sight for ERC impasse, says French club boss

Dec 19th 2012, 4:10 PM 1,110 Views 1 Comment

Paul Goze says he ‘cannot foresee’ the interested parties failing to agree on a format for European competition.

# erc - Wednesday 12 December, 2012

Latest round of European rugby talks end in stalemate
# Stakeholders
# Stakeholders

Latest round of European rugby talks end in stalemate

Dec 12th 2012, 5:51 PM 1,163 Views 0 Comments

Chairman Jean-Pierre Lux called the latest impasse ‘extremely disappointing’.

# erc - Wednesday 5 December, 2012

Heineken Cup: Bent and Goodman added to Leinster squad
# Making The Cut
# Making The Cut

Heineken Cup: Bent and Goodman added to Leinster squad

Dec 5th 2012, 2:15 PM 688 Views 0 Comments

The Kiwi duo have replaced Luke McGrath and Tom Sexton in the European champions’ list of registered players.

# erc - Thursday 18 October, 2012

Stamped out: Nathan Hines handed six-week ban
# Pool 5
# Pool 5

Stamped out: Nathan Hines handed six-week ban

Oct 18th 2012, 6:40 PM 1,057 Views 0 Comments

The Clermont lock was cited for stamping in the first half of the 49-16 win over Llanelli, but he will return in time for Leinster’s visit to France.

# erc - Monday 24 September, 2012

France to host Heineken Cup, Amlin finals in 2014
# Bonjour
# Bonjour

France to host Heineken Cup, Amlin finals in 2014

Sep 24th 2012, 1:25 PM 761 Views 0 Comments

No venues have yet been confirmed for the 2014 European club rugby finals.

# erc - Tuesday 18 September, 2012

Groundwork: 'Productive' meeting for ERC stakeholders in Dublin
# Power Brokers
# Power Brokers

Groundwork: 'Productive' meeting for ERC stakeholders in Dublin

Sep 18th 2012, 5:10 PM 2,558 Views 2 Comments

The Heineken Cup has at least another two years to run.

# erc - Wednesday 12 September, 2012

Tête-à-tête: Premiership's BT deal in breach of regulations, says ERC
# Power Struggle
# Power Struggle

Tête-à-tête: Premiership's BT deal in breach of regulations, says ERC

Sep 12th 2012, 6:12 PM 1,277 Views 1 Comment

The governing body has agreed a new four-year broadcast deal with Sky while contending that Premiership Rugby was not in a position to sell exclusive rights for European cup fixtures.

# erc - Tuesday 11 September, 2012

Munster's Heineken Cup rivals Racing Metro suffer double injury blow
# HCup
# HCup

Munster's Heineken Cup rivals Racing Metro suffer double injury blow

Sep 11th 2012, 9:35 PM 917 Views 0 Comments

Full back Benjamin Dambielle and fly-half Jonathan Wisniewski face months out of action, the French club have confirmed.

# erc - Thursday 26 July, 2012

Heineken Cup: Clermont and Leinster to meet in back-to-back December weekends
# Road To Dublin
# Road To Dublin

Heineken Cup: Clermont and Leinster to meet in back-to-back December weekends

Jul 26th 2012, 12:28 PM 907 Views 0 Comments

The dates and times of our provinces’ Heineken Cup pool fixtures have been announced today.

# erc - Tuesday 12 June, 2012

Heineken Cup pool draw: as it happened
# ERC
# ERC

Heineken Cup pool draw: as it happened

Jun 12th 2012, 11:04 AM 3,907 Views 8 Comments

Check out who the Irish provinces have been grouped with for the 2012/13 season.

# erc - Tuesday 5 June, 2012

Kearney dismisses talk of Leinster move as he cheers on the 'Shaggy' torchbearer
# Staying Put
# Staying Put

Kearney dismisses talk of Leinster move as he cheers on the 'Shaggy' torchbearer

Jun 5th 2012, 12:25 PM 4,262 Views 24 Comments

The full-back is flattered by Kiwi interest but prefers to focus on Shane Horgan’s leg in the Olympic torch relay through Dublin.

# erc - Monday 21 May, 2012

'A massively proud moment for me': Kearney reflects on Player of the Year award
# High Flyer
# High Flyer

'A massively proud moment for me': Kearney reflects on Player of the Year award

May 21st 2012, 7:42 PM 549 Views 0 Comments

The full-back has paid credit to his teammates while his coach at Leinster, Joe Schmidt, believes focus will not be a problem for the Pro12 Final on Sunday.

# erc - Sunday 20 May, 2012

Opinion: Sean O'Brien could be ruined by persistence with No 7 role
# Expert View
# Expert View

Opinion: Sean O'Brien could be ruined by persistence with No 7 role

May 20th 2012, 8:00 PM 4,521 Views 1 Comment

One former Leinster player reckons Joe Schmidt got it right yesterday but tweaks are needed with his team in the future.

# erc - Saturday 19 May, 2012

We're not satisfied yet, admits triumphant O'Driscoll
# HCup
# HCup

We're not satisfied yet, admits triumphant O'Driscoll

May 19th 2012, 8:15 PM 6,880 Views 35 Comments

“We talked about not being content with that and trying to create some sort of dynasty,” said the Ireland skipper.

Heineken Cup 2012: Stage set for an unmissable final act
# Heineken Cup
# Heineken Cup

Heineken Cup 2012: Stage set for an unmissable final act

May 19th 2012, 11:40 AM 3,094 Views 18 Comments

London is consumed by giddy expectation ahead of a mouthwatering all-Ireland clash, writes Niall Kelly from the English capital.

Three key battles that will decide the Heineken Cup final
# Game Of Inches
# Game Of Inches

Three key battles that will decide the Heineken Cup final

May 19th 2012, 10:22 AM 2,215 Views 4 Comments

It’s going to be tight and very, very tough when Leinster meet Ulster in London.

Open thread: How do you see the Heineken Cup final faring out?
# London Calling
# London Calling

Open thread: How do you see the Heineken Cup final faring out?

May 19th 2012, 8:30 AM 2,186 Views 24 Comments

It’s the biggest ever inter-provincial game, we think you should have your say.

# erc - Friday 18 May, 2012

Heineken Cup preview: Twickenham braced for 'all-Ireland' final
# London Calling
# London Calling

Heineken Cup preview: Twickenham braced for 'all-Ireland' final

May 18th 2012, 12:55 PM 2,567 Views 13 Comments

Leinster and Ulster have reached the final by very different routes but the northern province are out to upset the odds.

Joe Schmidt names Leinster team to face Ulster in Heineken Cup decider
# HCup
# HCup

Joe Schmidt names Leinster team to face Ulster in Heineken Cup decider

May 18th 2012, 12:16 PM 2,027 Views 6 Comments

Chill out Leinster fans, ’50-50′ shot Bran O’Driscoll will start.

Heineken Cup: No surprises in Ulster XV
# HCup
# HCup

Heineken Cup: No surprises in Ulster XV

May 18th 2012, 12:12 PM 233 Views 0 Comments

John Afoa and and Chris Henry return to the pack, Paddy Jackson gets the nod to start at number 10.

The last time: Memories of Ulster's Heineken Cup triumph
# Spirit Of '99
# Spirit Of '99

The last time: Memories of Ulster's Heineken Cup triumph

May 18th 2012, 7:52 AM 2,042 Views 4 Comments

“It was just good craic, getting in amongst it and sorting them out.”

# erc - Thursday 17 May, 2012

Brad Thorn eyeing historic world rugby treble with victory in London
# THE MAGIC NUMBER
# THE MAGIC NUMBER

Brad Thorn eyeing historic world rugby treble with victory in London

May 17th 2012, 3:40 PM 3,859 Views 9 Comments

The Kiwi lock could become the first player to win the Rugby World Cup, Heineken Cup and Super Rugby titles.

Getting the Hump: Bell insists fly-half jersey is still up for grabs
# Pivotal
# Pivotal

Getting the Hump: Bell insists fly-half jersey is still up for grabs

May 17th 2012, 11:02 AM 1,245 Views 1 Comment

Ulster must choose between youthful strength and experienced flair in the Heineken Cup final.

# erc - Wednesday 16 May, 2012

Where the Heineken Cup final will be won and lost...
# Crunch Time
# Crunch Time

Where the Heineken Cup final will be won and lost...

May 16th 2012, 1:17 PM 523 Views 2 Comments

It’s Ulster and Leinster in the biggest game in European rugby. Here’s what’ll decide it in London, according to Tom Fox.

# erc - Monday 14 May, 2012

Showground: RDS to host 2013 Amlin Challenge Cup final
# Festival
# Festival

Showground: RDS to host 2013 Amlin Challenge Cup final

May 14th 2012, 1:05 PM 2,043 Views 16 Comments

The night before the Heineken Cup hits the Aviva, the Amlin Challenge Cup will be handed out in Ballsbridge.

# erc - Friday 20 April, 2012

Mascot call for Leinster semi-final: Get on the phone to your niece or nephew!
# Blue Magic
# Blue Magic

Mascot call for Leinster semi-final: Get on the phone to your niece or nephew!

Apr 20th 2012, 4:01 PM 779 Views 0 Comments

The Blues are looking for a young fan to run out with the team in Bordeaux before their knock-out clash.

# erc - Thursday 19 April, 2012

Get in there: Programme seller job may be just the ticket for Leinster semi-final
# Who Wants It?
# Who Wants It?

Get in there: Programme seller job may be just the ticket for Leinster semi-final

Apr 19th 2012, 4:25 PM 938 Views 0 Comments

Publishing company looks for eager beavers to sell official match magazines at the Heineken Cup knock-out in Bordeaux.

# erc - Sunday 8 April, 2012

Rated: We mark the Clermont and Saracens players out of 10
# Out Of 10
# Out Of 10

Rated: We mark the Clermont and Saracens players out of 10

Apr 8th 2012, 7:22 PM 484 Views 0 Comments

Leinster will have their work cut out for them when they tackle the French giants in Bordeaux

As it happened: Saracens vs. Clermont Auvergne, Heineken Cup
# Leinster Next
# Leinster Next

As it happened: Saracens vs. Clermont Auvergne, Heineken Cup

Apr 8th 2012, 4:22 PM 7,276 Views 0 Comments

The French side were winners of this ding dong at Vicarage Road and will face Leinster in the semi-final stage

Ratings: We mark Ulster and Munster players out of 10
# Out Of 10
# Out Of 10

Ratings: We mark Ulster and Munster players out of 10

Apr 8th 2012, 4:08 PM 1,233 Views 3 Comments

The men from the North were stupendous as they hit the front and ground out a famous win

Opinion: Winning never felt so pretty for Leo and Leinster
# Flowing Cup
# Flowing Cup

Opinion: Winning never felt so pretty for Leo and Leinster

Apr 8th 2012, 9:51 AM 394 Views 1 Comment

Battle-softened Blues will hope for a testing encounter in their final Pro 12 matches as tough semi-final awaits

# erc - Saturday 7 April, 2012

Bring on Twickers: Joe Schmidt prefers Leinster semi-final in England
# Final Four
# Final Four

Bring on Twickers: Joe Schmidt prefers Leinster semi-final in England

Apr 7th 2012, 9:20 PM 662 Views 0 Comments

Coach declares that he has no preference for Saracens or Clermont but would relish semi date at Twickenham

As it happened: Leinster v Cardiff, Heineken Cup
# HCup
# HCup

As it happened: Leinster v Cardiff, Heineken Cup

Apr 7th 2012, 5:17 PM 12,828 Views 4 Comments

A semi-final against Clermont or Saracens in Twickenham awaited the winners of this crucial knock-out clash.

# erc - Thursday 5 April, 2012

Dublin calling: Aviva confirmed as semi venue for Munster v Ulster winners
# Fever: Part 3
# Fever: Part 3

Dublin calling: Aviva confirmed as semi venue for Munster v Ulster winners

Apr 5th 2012, 1:41 PM 610 Views 1 Comment

The European Rugby Cup announces that the victors of Sunday’s Heineken Cup clash will play at Lansdowne Road

# erc - Wednesday 25 January, 2012

Easter Sunday slot for Munster and Ulster's Heineken Cup quarter-final
# Fixture List
# Fixture List

Easter Sunday slot for Munster and Ulster's Heineken Cup quarter-final

Jan 25th 2012, 10:12 AM 2,244 Views 9 Comments

Leinster to face Cardiff on Saturday, 7 April, as details of tournament quarter-finals released by European officials.

# erc - Friday 20 January, 2012

The Morning Score: Friday
# Early Doors
# Early Doors

The Morning Score: Friday

Jan 20th 2012, 9:04 AM 443 Views 0 Comments

Here’s everything you need to know ahead of another busy weekend.

# erc - Thursday 12 January, 2012

Beware of inflating bubbles: can Leinster meet expectations again?
# Euro Vision
# Euro Vision

Beware of inflating bubbles: can Leinster meet expectations again?

Jan 12th 2012, 8:30 PM 582 Views 2 Comments

‘They might as well give us the Cup now,’ was the opinion of one Blues fan in Kiely’s. But Joe Schmidt is facing a tough few months.

# erc - Wednesday 28 December, 2011

The sporting year in review: May
# Sporting Review 2011
# Sporting Review 2011

The sporting year in review: May

Dec 28th 2011, 4:13 AM 447 Views 0 Comments

AVB introduces himself in Dublin, Leinster regain their crown and the sporting world says farewell to a legend. You were wearing your blue jumper, Father?