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#H Cup

# h-cup - Monday 28 April, 2014

'Munster can't keep doing this to ourselves every year' -- Simon Zebo

“We had chances last year to win and we didn’t take them and it’s the same this year,” said the winger whose try gave Munster real hope in Marseille.

# h-cup - Sunday 27 April, 2014

Munster craving 'difference between good and great' to reach fourth Cardiff final

It’s gonna be tough, but Munster hold hope of toppling the European champions in Marseille.

# h-cup - Friday 25 April, 2014

Five things to watch out for when Saracens host Clermont

With no Irish team involved in this weekend’s first Heineken Cup semi-final, you can just sit back and enjoy it.

Dougall selection gamble can pay off as Munster target Toulon's main strength

Selecting a natural number 7 may be the wildcard Munster need on Sunday.

# h-cup - Tuesday 22 April, 2014

Habana getting set to make up for lost time in Toulon shirt

But first, he’s hoping to be part of ‘a long day at the office’ against Munster.

# h-cup - Monday 21 April, 2014

The Heineken Cup semi-finals are here, and any one of these four teams could win it

Toulon or Munster, Clermont or Saracens. Where’s your money going?

# h-cup - Monday 7 April, 2014

5 things we learned from the Heineken Cup quarter-finals

It was a rollercoaster weekend of rugby with plenty of ups in Thomond Park.

# h-cup - Saturday 5 April, 2014

Bit by bit Bowe and Ulster in better place to beat Saracens

12 months on from their last meeting in Twickenham, the northern province welcome the Premiership leaders for a special night in Ravenhill.

# h-cup - Friday 4 April, 2014

O'Connor giving nothing away as Toulon tussle looms large

The Leinster head coach has recent experience of taking on the European champions.

# h-cup - Thursday 3 April, 2014

'I could play them today': Heaslip raring to go up against Toulon

The number eight can’t get enough of the business end of the season.

# h-cup - Wednesday 2 April, 2014

Daydream to reality: Trimble at top of his game and determined to stay there

The winger has moved from international outsider to match-winner during the course of this season.

# h-cup - Tuesday 1 April, 2014

Ulster expect Pienaar to return for Saracens showdown

Rory Best will also return to the side allowing Mark Anscombe to pick a full-strength squad.

# h-cup - Monday 31 March, 2014

'New challenge, but the same principles': Jennings calls on Leinster to manage emotion on trip to Toulon

The flanker admits that the reigning champions could prove Leinster’s toughest opponent to date, but that will not mean a change in approach.

Toulon president cancels rugby friendly after Beziers vote National Front

Mourad Boudjellal has more than Leinster on his mind this week.

O'Driscoll, Healy and McGrath will be ready to go when Leinster visit Toulon

The trio have modified training loads early this week, but will be fit and ready for Sunday’s clash with the champions.

# h-cup - Monday 24 February, 2014

Ligament damage rules Vunipola out for remainder of Six Nations

The Saracens number eight’s new focus will be regaining fitness in time to face Ulster in the Heineken Cup.

# h-cup - Monday 27 January, 2014

Super Saturday in store as Heineken Cup announce 1/4 final kick-off times

Munster have been handed another early kick-off, while Leinster meet Toulon on the Sunday afternoon.

# h-cup - Monday 20 January, 2014

'He's an easy guy to follow': O'Connell lauds O'Mahony leadership

The Ireland captain says he has enjoyed ‘playing under’ Peter O’Mahony.

Munster backs don’t get credit they deserve – Penney

The Munster coach says many of his players feel they deserve a better ‘crack’ with Joe Schmidt.

# h-cup - Sunday 19 January, 2014

As it happened: Munster v Edinburgh, Heineken Cup

We went minute-by-minute from Thomond Park as Munster aimed to nestle into a snug home quarter-final place.

# h-cup - Saturday 18 January, 2014

Get pumped up for Edinburgh's visit with this Thomond Park documentary

Because we can’t wait for Sunday either.

# h-cup - Friday 17 January, 2014

Leicester v Ulster: 3 key battles to decide who earns a home quarter-final 3kb

Leicester v Ulster: 3 key battles to decide who earns a home quarter-final

Ulster will have to come out on top of these match-ups to maintain their status as top seeds.

# h-cup - Wednesday 15 January, 2014

Strictly business as Ulster’s Afoa plans to ‘do a job’ on Leicester

The tight-head is promising a big improvement to come from the northern province’s set-piece.

# h-cup - Tuesday 14 January, 2014

Anscombe rules Bowe out, but is confident of Ulster repeating ‘dominance’ at Welford Road

‘We should be a little bit happy’, says the coach of the Heineken Cup’s current top seeds.

Muller, Munster and Matt Williams: How Ulster transformed from Heineken Cup also-rans to elite

Players with the nothern province won’t be happy with the progress they’ve made until they ‘actually win something.’

# h-cup - Monday 13 January, 2014

Unqualified Leinster still the province with ingredients for success

Leinster will probably have to travel in the quarter-finals, but that won’t worry them.

Wilson keen to crack Welford Road and bring knock-out game to Ravenhill

The ex-Northampton man has endured plenty of hurt in Leicester and hopes to buck the trend this Saturday.

# h-cup - Sunday 12 January, 2014

Penney lauds Keatley mettle as Gloucester boss wowed by 'phenomenal' O'Connell

The out-half put a difficult night in Ravenhill behind him with a solid display to get Munster in the Heineken Cup quarter-finals.

Leinster put distractions to one side with qualification in sight

The Amlin Challenge Cup champions are in France today, hoping to avoid the need to defend their crown.

# h-cup - Saturday 11 January, 2014

Ulster qualification secured as Toulon batter Blues

The defending champions scored three penalty tries in Nice.

Lam trusts young guns to keep European hopes alive

It’s a rare turn with the favourites tag for Connacht.

# h-cup - Friday 10 January, 2014

As it happened: Ulster v Montpellier, Heineken Cup

We went minute-by-minute from Ravenhill as Ulster aimed to turn the screw in Pool 5.

Connacht v Zebre: 3 key battles to decide the victor at the Sportsground 3kb

Connacht v Zebre: 3 key battles to decide the victor at the Sportsground

Pat Lam’s men got a taste for victory towards the tail end of 2013 and are hoping to rediscover it tomorrow.

Sean O'Brien in France as contract negotiations drag on

Picturesque Nice is the flanker’s destination this weekend.

O'Connor calls on Gopperth for Castres trip as Carty takes the reins again for Connacht

The western province have also been able to welcome back Jake Heenan and Sean Henry from injury

Cavalry arrives as Ulster eye up two big steps to quarter-final

Montpellier, on the other hand, have made 13 changes for tonight’s visit to Ravenhill.

# h-cup - Monday 6 January, 2014

Qualification in Leinster's hands, now keep it that way -- Murphy

With few injury worries to deal with, the eight-day turnaround before facing Castres is not ideal for Leinster.

# h-cup - Saturday 14 December, 2013

Round-up: Finalists Toulon and Clermont march on with bonus points

Elsewhere, Saracens overwhelmed Zebre with nine tries at Allianz Park.

# h-cup - Thursday 5 December, 2013

2011 Heineken Cup final: 22 minutes make Leinster’s beautiful day

One day like this a year would see them right.

# h-cup - Wednesday 4 December, 2013

Painful defeats parked as O'Mahony gears up for make or break week

The Munster captain underwent some ‘fine-tuning’ today before Sunday’s Heineken Cup clash with Perpignan.

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