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# erccqf - Saturday 21 April, 2018

Poll: Who do you think will book a place in the Champions Cup final this weekend? Have Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Who do you think will book a place in the Champions Cup final this weekend?

Leinster, Scarlets, Munster and Racing 92 all chase semi-final glory this weekend.

# erccqf - Friday 6 April, 2018

'I was at every Leinster final. The Millennium was the best one, for me that stuck out'

21-year-old second row James Ryan is hungry for more trophy success this season.

# erccqf - Thursday 5 April, 2018

'I need those games' - SOB keen on Australia tour after missing Grand Slam

The 31-year-old expects to return for Leinster next week against Benetton.

# erccqf - Wednesday 4 April, 2018

Analysis: Munster man Rory Scannell's superb form keeps him in Ireland mix

The 24-year-old has been a key player for his province for the past three seasons.

Fitzgerald called in as Munster rule Zebo out of weekend match in South Africa

Johann van Graan now has a touring squad of 30 for matches against the Kings and Cheetahs.

Chaos, stars and 'SUMO' firing Leinster up for revenge match with Scarlets

James Tracy trotted out one of Stuart Lancaster’s favoured mantras as Leinster hit a lull between massive European games.

'Last week he did everything he could': O'Brien came close to facing Saracens, Henshaw beating a path to Scarlets

Both Ireland internationals are making their way back from shoulder injuries.

# erccqf - Tuesday 3 April, 2018

Analysis: Leinster's lethal attack tears Saracens apart for three classy tries

Leinster’s scores all came on kick return and showed off their rounded threat with ball in hand.

'Winning is everything - now it’s time to step up, and take our prize'

Hungry, confident and in form, Leinster can dare to dream as they head into the business end of the season.

EPCR confirm Sunday service for Munster's Bordeaux battle with Racing

The governing body this afternoon confirmed kick-off times and broadcasters for the Champions Cup semi-finals.

Munster's Conor Murray underlines his deep rugby intelligence

The scrum-half’s first-half try was exceptionally clever.

Leinster hope to have Larmour and Conan in full training before Scarlets semi-final clash

However, the number eight isn’t expected to take a full part in training until the week of the European fixture.

# erccqf - Monday 2 April, 2018

Strike move for Leavy try a snippet of what defines Leinster at their very best

The two Michael’s boys linked beautifully to cut Saracens apart.

No sign of Nacewa slowing down as Leinster captain continues to defy his years

The 35-year-old returned to play an important role in the province’s win over Saracens.

# erccqf - Sunday 1 April, 2018

McCall: Ireland's Grand Slam success a factor in Leinster's big win

Saracens rued their missed opportunities at the Aviva Stadium, but admit Leinster were full value for their 30-19 victory.

Cullen praises young guns Leavy and Ryan as Leinster win the big moments

The Leinster head coach knows how big a test Scarlets will provide in the semi-finals.

'It’s hard for him not to get frustrated' - Sexton bruised as Leinster batter Saracens

Mark McCall said his side didn’t plan to target the Leinster out-half.

Leinster's new wave bully and blitz holders Saracens to storm into semi-finals

Leo Cullen’s side join Munster in the last four after an impressive three-try win at the Aviva Stadium.

Donnacha Ryan's Racing win in Clermont to set up semi-final clash with Munster

A controversial Dan Carter pass tilted an intense contest in Racing’s favour.

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

We went minute-by-minute as Leinster took aim at Saracens with a home semi-final on the line.

Leinster know only their best will suffice against three-in-a-row chasing Saracens

Champions Cup quarter-final showdown against defending champions will be a true measure of how much progress Cullen’s side have made.

The pain of Lyon driving Nacewa's quest to bring European success back to Leinster ISA

The pain of Lyon driving Nacewa's quest to bring European success back to Leinster

“We’ve got to take the opportunity against arguably the best team in Europe.”

# erccqf - Saturday 31 March, 2018

Premature end to final European game at Thomond for emotional Zebo

The Munster full-back had been struggling with a hamstring injury in the build-up to today’s clash with Toulon.

As it happened: Munster v Toulon, Champions Cup quarter-final Minute-by-Minute This post contains a poll

As it happened: Munster v Toulon, Champions Cup quarter-final

Two giants of European rugby went head-to-head for a place in the last four at Thomond Park.

'We've got to be smart, we've got to be physical and we've got to win big moments'

A big European occasion awaits Munster at Thomond Park this afternoon, and Johann van Graan is hoping home advantage will have a big part to play.

'Saracens is the ultimate test for us. Are we ready? It's hard to say'

Leo Cullen says his side are not favourites for tomorrow’s Champions Cup quarter-final.

The bolt from the blue that launched the career of one of Munster's last European champions

“The first thing you do is you tell the parents,” Denis Hurley recalls. “My dad couldn’t believe it at all.”

# erccqf - Friday 30 March, 2018

Ashton, Guirado and Nonu: Toulon name star-studded side for Thomond Park

There’s no shortage of quality in the visitors’ XV.

Back row injuries force Cullen's hand but Fardy's experience at six a major fillip

The Australian has shifted to the back of the scrum as Leinster face into a ‘daunting’ challenge against Saracens.

Farrell and Kruis passed fit as Saracens come to Dublin fully locked and loaded

Mark McCall has been able to name a strong XV for Sunday.

Scott Fardy starts in the back row for Leinster's showdown with Saracens

Leo Cullen has shown his hand.

Jack's the lad for Munster as Van Graan names side to tackle Toulon

Simon Zebo, Andrew Conway and Rory Scannell have also been passed fit to start against the French side.

'The opportunity came out of nowhere': From the AIL to the Champions Cup 1/4 finals (and back again)

This time last year Angus Lloyd was preparing for a Champions Cup quarter-final, now he’s back studying and pondering how to dismantle UCD’s defence.

'Where you're under the most stress and pressure and everything's high-octane, that's far more fun'

Fresh from the pressure of a Grand Slam, Cian Healy has another fun-filled weekend in store.

# erccqf - Wednesday 28 March, 2018

Billy Vunipola ruled out of Champions Cup quarter-final with Leinster

While Owen Farrell is 50/50 for the game.

Lancaster excited to see Ryan and Leavy light blue touchpaper after excelling on international stage

The powerful young lock has yet to even taste defeat as a pro as he prepares to test himself against the European champions.

# erccqf - Tuesday 27 March, 2018

'If you want to win the European Cup again, you're going to have to beat Saracens at some stage'

A Six Nations medal isn’t enough to sate Jonathan Sexton.

Rhys Ruddock has been training the house down

Stuart Lancaster and Leinster’s strength and conditioning team have been impressed by Ruddock’s improvement ahead of the Champions Cup clash with Saracens.

# erccqf - Monday 26 March, 2018

Larmour out, Sean O'Brien back in training ahead of Leinster's Saracens clash

Rhys Ruddock is also back in training this week, however Jack Conan is among the doubts after a bruising clash with Ospreys.

'At this stage our squad motto is just 'adapt'': Munster hope for Zebo fitness, but ready for Toulon pressure

The Corkman and Andrew Conway are both rated 50-50 by head coach Johann van Graan.

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