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#European Champions Cup

# european-champions-cup - Saturday 11 January, 2020

Saracens keep Champions Cup defence alive, four sides now confirmed for quarter-finals

Rhys Carre’s early red card made life difficult for his side.

As it happened: Connacht v Toulouse, European Rugby Champions Cup

Relive all the action as Andy Friend’s team fell to a disappointing defeat at the Sportsground.

# european-champions-cup - Tuesday 19 November, 2019

Saracens fined for Champions Cup launch no-show

After opting not to appeal against a huge fine for breaching the salary cap, the club have forked out for another sanction breach.

# european-champions-cup - Thursday 14 November, 2019

'If he feels that Johnny's got an easy ride in, he'll be banging on Leo and Stuart's door' The42 Rugby Weekly This post contains videos

'If he feels that Johnny's got an easy ride in, he'll be banging on Leo and Stuart's door'

Bernard Jackman and Murray Kinsella explore the potential benefits of the World Cup for Ireland’s provinces.

# european-champions-cup - Wednesday 6 November, 2019

Saracens could face EPCR action for snubbing Champions Cup launch

The European and English champions were yesterday docked 35 Premiership points and fined £5.36million.

# european-champions-cup - Wednesday 19 June, 2019

Leinster the big winners as Munster face a formidable task

Connacht can look forward to some big European nights in Galway when the Champions Cup returns in November.

# european-champions-cup - Tuesday 16 April, 2019

Toulouse to pay tribute to Notre Dame against Leinster

Sunday’s semi-final against will see the French side wearing a special kit.

# european-champions-cup - Tuesday 26 March, 2019

Toner's absence adds another layer to Leinster's selection debate for Ulster

With Scott Fardy required in the second row this weekend, one of James Lowe and Jamison Gibson-Park could miss out.

# european-champions-cup - Tuesday 8 January, 2019

Lancaster: 'Toulouse are as good a team as I've coached against'

The Leinster senior coach says Saturday’s heavyweight showdown at the RDS is the ‘premier game’ in the Champions Cup this weekend.

# european-champions-cup - Friday 14 December, 2018

Kearney sits out with 'knock', as Cullen strives for cohesion in selection

The fullback picked up a knock at the Rec last week and misses Saturday’s round four encounter at the Aviva Stadium.

# european-champions-cup - Thursday 13 December, 2018

Stade offer free entry to Ospreys clash for all fans in tribute to teenager

Nicolas Chauvin tragically passed away this week and Stade Francais have made tickets for their next match free.

Ulster name unchanged team for Scarlets visit after narrow away win

Head coach Dan McFarland has stuck with the same 15 that claimed victory at Parc y Scarlets last Friday.

# european-champions-cup - Friday 7 December, 2018

England star Itoje emerges as injury doubt for Six Nations opener

The second row is nursing a knee problem.

# european-champions-cup - Tuesday 4 December, 2018

Scannell brothers and Hanrahan among 12 players to have contracts extended by Munster

John Ryan has received a three-year extension, while Arno Botha will also remain in red for an extra year.

Injuries mount for Leinster but strength in depth softens the blow ahead of Bath

Dan Leavy, Jack Conan, Rory O’Loughlin and Jordan Larmour are in a race to be fit for Saturday.

# european-champions-cup - Saturday 20 October, 2018

Edinburgh outclass troubled Toulon, while Wasps and Bath play out thrilling draw

Wasps, without Christian Wade, battled back to draw.

# european-champions-cup - Saturday 13 October, 2018

'I am a glass half full person, so I will take the four points'

Dan McFarland was relieved to see his side get an important win on a night when it was all about the result.

# european-champions-cup - Tuesday 9 October, 2018

EPCR reject Toulon appeal, but cut probationary period to one season

The five point-penalty issued to Toulon has been upheld, but following an appeal it will only be suspended for one season.

Big loss for Leinster's Champions Cup pool rivals as Faletau suffers broken arm

The Wales back row is also likely to miss the November internationals.

# european-champions-cup - Monday 24 September, 2018

Toulon appeal EPCR's punishment over Boudjellal's 'Mormon' comments

The French club will challenge a five-point deduction, which is suspended for three seasons, following comments made by their president.

# european-champions-cup - Thursday 21 June, 2018

Van Graan gives verdict on 'tough' Champions Cup draw for Munster

The southern province will be in Pool 2 next season alongside Castres, Exeter Chiefs and Gloucester.

# european-champions-cup - Saturday 12 May, 2018

Aer Lingus apologise as Leinster fans are affected by capacity issue on Champions Cup final flight

The problem was caused by disruption at Dublin Airport yesterday, according to the airline.

# european-champions-cup - Sunday 29 April, 2018

Racing 92 star Machenaud ruled out of Champions Cup final against Leinster

The European Player of the Year nominee was injured during today’s victory over Bordeaux-Begles.

# european-champions-cup - Saturday 31 March, 2018

'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.

# european-champions-cup - 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.

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.

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.

# european-champions-cup - Wednesday 21 March, 2018

O'Donnell looking to take a leaf out of Scarlets' book on how to tackle Toulon

“We’ll get a good idea of what it takes to beat Toulon if we play well against Scarlets,” says the Munster flanker.

# european-champions-cup - Sunday 28 January, 2018

English club struggles could spill into Six Nations, says Gatland

Reigning European champions Saracens are England’s sole representatives in the Champions Cup quarter-finals, catching Warren Gatland’s eye.

# european-champions-cup - Sunday 21 January, 2018

As it happened: Wasps vs Ulster, Champions Cup

Ulster made the trip to the Ricoh Arena aiming to book their place in this year’s Champions Cup quarter-finals against Wasps.

# european-champions-cup - Friday 19 January, 2018

Munster select unchanged side for the first time this season

Johann van Graan’s men take on Castres this weekend in their final Pool 4 game in the Champions Cup.

# european-champions-cup - Monday 15 January, 2018

Toulon back Bastareaud after homophobic slur that could see France centre miss Six Nations No Defence This post contains videos

Toulon back Bastareaud after homophobic slur that could see France centre miss Six Nations

The 29-year-old was picked up on camera calling Treviso’s Sebastian Negri a ‘f**king f**got’ in the European Champions Cup yesterday.

# european-champions-cup - Sunday 17 December, 2017

'A great night for Munster': Van Graan proud of his team's composure and maturity

The Munster head coach said he was pleased with the way his players defended their line right until the final whistle.

As it happened: Leicester Tigers vs Munster, Champions Cup

Munster traveled to Welford Road aiming to make it back-to-back Champions Cup wins against rivals Leicester.

# european-champions-cup - Friday 15 December, 2017

'They're a bloody good team' - Healy expecting Exeter to arrive in Dublin with a point to prove after last week's dog fight Close Calls This post contains videos

'They're a bloody good team' - Healy expecting Exeter to arrive in Dublin with a point to prove after last week's dog fight

We get insight from Cian Healy and Johne Murphy on this week’s episode of Close Calls.

Send in the cavalry! Tuilagi and Toomua return to face Munster

Leicester Tigers have made three changes in personnel to their team for Sunday’s game.

First European start for O'Byrne as Earls and Scannell return to Munster squad

Munster head coach Johann van Graan has named his team for Sunday’s game away to Leicester Tigers.

# european-champions-cup - Thursday 14 December, 2017

Ulster make two changes while England quartet drop out for Harlequins

The northern province will be aiming to make it back-to-back wins over Quins in the Champions Cup.

# european-champions-cup - Tuesday 12 December, 2017

Lowe replaces Ruddock in Leinster squad, Leicester add Wallabies hooker for Munster clash

Two significant Champions Cup player registrations pertaining to the Irish provinces today.

McCall's Saracens put six-week deadline in place to revive their season

The reigning European champions fell to their sixth defeat in a row when they lost to Clermont yesterday.

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