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#Heineken Champions Cup

# heineken-champions-cup - Sunday 23 May, 2021

Ronan O'Gara and La Rochelle still have their best days ahead of them
# Bouncing Back
# Bouncing Back

Ronan O'Gara and La Rochelle still have their best days ahead of them

May 23rd 2021, 7:15 AM 7,251 Views 15 Comments

The Top 14 club is set up to consistently push for trophies in the coming seasons.

# heineken-champions-cup - Saturday 22 May, 2021

O'Gara: 'We've come a long way but there's no point in being second best'
# ROG
# ROG

O'Gara: 'We've come a long way but there's no point in being second best'

Updated May 22nd 2021, 8:34 PM 48,768 Views 19 Comments

The La Rochelle head coach said his team weren’t good enough to beat Toulouse.

Toulouse notch fifth European title as O'Gara's 14-man La Rochelle come up short
# Victors
# Victors

Toulouse notch fifth European title as O'Gara's 14-man La Rochelle come up short

May 22nd 2021, 6:53 PM 16,120 Views 42 Comments

Levani Botia’s first-half red card for a high tackle left La Rochelle with an uphill battle.

Shades of Munster's journey about La Rochelle's quest for first European title
# Decider
# Decider

Shades of Munster's journey about La Rochelle's quest for first European title

May 22nd 2021, 7:15 AM 4,768 Views 6 Comments

Ronan O’Gara and co. will have to see off Toulouse to claim their first European title at Twickenham.

# heineken-champions-cup - Friday 21 May, 2021

Botia fit for La Rochelle as Dupont captains Toulouse in Champions Cup final
# Team News
# Team News

Botia fit for La Rochelle as Dupont captains Toulouse in Champions Cup final

May 21st 2021, 12:23 PM 5,139 Views 2 Comments

Ronan O’Gara’s side have brought Kevin Gourdon and Dany Priso back into the starting XV.

# heineken-champions-cup - Thursday 20 May, 2021

Man mountain Skelton loving life in La Rochelle working with O'Gara
# Lock
# Lock

Man mountain Skelton loving life in La Rochelle working with O'Gara

May 20th 2021, 1:00 AM 12,037 Views 1 Comment

The 6ft 8ins Wallaby has been in sensational form this season.

# heineken-champions-cup - Wednesday 19 May, 2021

'We have an opportunity to make history with this phenomenal group'
# The Drive For Five
# The Drive For Five

'We have an opportunity to make history with this phenomenal group'

May 19th 2021, 12:13 PM 7,431 Views 2 Comments

Cheslin Kolbe is part of a star-studded Toulouse side chasing a record fifth Champions Cup title this weekend.

'I'm in it to win. I'm not in it to partake' - ROG and La Rochelle target European crown
# Les Maritimes
# Les Maritimes

'I'm in it to win. I'm not in it to partake' - ROG and La Rochelle target European crown

May 19th 2021, 6:00 AM 5,146 Views 3 Comments

The Cork man’s coaching philosophy continues to impress.

# heineken-champions-cup - Tuesday 18 May, 2021

'I’m very proud, very excited. The club is trying to write a new history'
# First Time
# First Time

'I’m very proud, very excited. The club is trying to write a new history'

Updated May 18th 2021, 5:35 PM 29,225 Views 11 Comments

Ronan O’Gara hopes to see La Rochelle claim their first European title this weekend.

# heineken-champions-cup - Tuesday 4 May, 2021

French clubs dominate as European Player of the Year shortlist announced
# Final 5
# Final 5

French clubs dominate as European Player of the Year shortlist announced

May 4th 2021, 6:08 PM 11,441 Views 16 Comments

The nominees are made up of players from Champions Cup finalists Toulouse and La Rochelle.

# heineken-champions-cup - Sunday 2 May, 2021

Leinster must make big-game experience count against ROG's La Rochelle
# Jouez
# Jouez

Leinster must make big-game experience count against ROG's La Rochelle

May 2nd 2021, 8:00 AM 17,988 Views 22 Comments

The Top 14 side have plenty of threats but Leinster will expect to handle the pressure better.

# heineken-champions-cup - Thursday 29 April, 2021

'Leo always had a capacity to stay calm and make good logical assessments'
# Fond Memories
# Fond Memories

'Leo always had a capacity to stay calm and make good logical assessments'

Apr 29th 2021, 8:40 AM 21,603 Views 14 Comments

Jono Gibbes was Cullen’s forwards coach in Leinster for six happy years.

# heineken-champions-cup - Wednesday 28 April, 2021

Leinster lose 'enormous experience' as La Rochelle halfbacks return to training
# Playmakers
# Playmakers

Leinster lose 'enormous experience' as La Rochelle halfbacks return to training

Apr 28th 2021, 5:00 PM 42,154 Views 29 Comments

Jono Gibbes believes Leinster have the depth to deal with Sexton’s absence.

'Everything comes as second nature' - Byrne ready to step up against La Rochelle
# Byrne Supremacy
# Byrne Supremacy

'Everything comes as second nature' - Byrne ready to step up against La Rochelle

Updated Apr 28th 2021, 9:16 AM 15,241 Views 15 Comments

The out-half is due to start against La Rochelle in the absence of Johnny Sexton.

# heineken-champions-cup - Sunday 25 April, 2021

'I thought I was going to be absolutely smoked. He would have melted me in the ribs'
# Inside Line
# Inside Line

'I thought I was going to be absolutely smoked. He would have melted me in the ribs'

Apr 25th 2021, 8:00 PM 57,004 Views 19 Comments

Jack Conan talks us through some of his play for Ireland and Leinster in recent months.

# heineken-champions-cup - Monday 12 April, 2021

'Ronan and Jono, two men we know very well, have been building a great side'
# Familiar Faces
# Familiar Faces

'Ronan and Jono, two men we know very well, have been building a great side'

Apr 12th 2021, 11:57 AM 38,002 Views 17 Comments

Leo Cullen and Leinster will have to beat French opposition to win the Champions Cup.

# heineken-champions-cup - Saturday 10 April, 2021

Cullen hails Byrne's impact for Leinster after Sexton suffers head injury
# Composure
# Composure

Cullen hails Byrne's impact for Leinster after Sexton suffers head injury

Apr 10th 2021, 8:47 PM 17,477 Views 34 Comments

Leinster overturned a 14-point deficit to beat Exeter in the Champions Cup quarter-finals.

Leinster storm into European semi-final after overcoming 14-point deficit in Exeter
# Turnaround
# Turnaround

Leinster storm into European semi-final after overcoming 14-point deficit in Exeter

Apr 10th 2021, 7:33 PM 57,141 Views 132 Comments

Leo Cullen’s men beat the defending champions to surge into the final four of the Champions Cup.

# heineken-champions-cup - Friday 9 April, 2021

Fardy replaces Baird for Leinster as Exeter make two changes in front row
# Team News
# Team News

Fardy replaces Baird for Leinster as Exeter make two changes in front row

Apr 9th 2021, 12:08 PM 16,051 Views 26 Comments

Leo Cullen’s men didn’t play last weekend after their clash with Toulon was cancelled.

# heineken-champions-cup - Friday 2 April, 2021

Leinster's quarter-final spot confirmed as Toulon rage at 'scandal'
# Next Step
# Next Step

Leinster's quarter-final spot confirmed as Toulon rage at 'scandal'

Apr 2nd 2021, 6:22 PM 71,359 Views 33 Comments

Leo Cullen’s men will face Exeter or Lyon next weekend.

'This is one they should have blocked' - Jackman and Kinsella on Munster's signing of Jenkins
# Somebody Think Of Limerick
# Somebody Think Of Limerick

'This is one they should have blocked' - Jackman and Kinsella on Munster's signing of Jenkins

Apr 2nd 2021, 4:58 PM 50,692 Views 60 Comments

Bernard Jackman and Murray Kinsella believe Johann van Graan’s recruitment of the South African is the wrong move on numerous levels.

Leinster's game against Toulon has been cancelled due to a positive Covid case
# Off
# Off

Leinster's game against Toulon has been cancelled due to a positive Covid case

Apr 2nd 2021, 12:35 PM 57,301 Views 87 Comments

The Champions Cup round-of-16 clash was due to kick off at 5.30pm this evening.

Leinster's all-Ireland team look to set European marker against Toulon
# Goals
# Goals

Leinster's all-Ireland team look to set European marker against Toulon

Apr 2nd 2021, 6:00 AM 7,549 Views 16 Comments

Leo Cullen’s men have never beaten Toulon but aim to set the record straight at the RDS.

# heineken-champions-cup - Thursday 1 April, 2021

Lancaster and POC encourage Van der Flier's ball-carrying progress
# Impact
# Impact

Lancaster and POC encourage Van der Flier's ball-carrying progress

Updated Apr 1st 2021, 8:32 AM 19,799 Views 29 Comments

The Leinster flanker will hope to show his quality against Toulon tomorrow.

'We're definitely going to come out swinging... That's what Munster do'
# Front Up
# Front Up

'We're definitely going to come out swinging... That's what Munster do'

Apr 1st 2021, 6:00 AM 7,439 Views 20 Comments

Niall Scannell is relishing going up against a heavyweight Toulouse pack on Saturday.

# heineken-champions-cup - Monday 29 March, 2021

Doubts over Johnny Sexton and Ross Byrne for Leinster's clash with Toulon
# Latest
# Latest

Doubts over Johnny Sexton and Ross Byrne for Leinster's clash with Toulon

Mar 29th 2021, 2:57 PM 9,579 Views 13 Comments

Scott Penny has been ruled out for Friday night’s Champions Cup game against the French side at the RDS.

# heineken-champions-cup - Tuesday 9 February, 2021

Munster's Goggin expected to miss up to two months following surgery on hand
# Ruled Out
# Ruled Out

Munster's Goggin expected to miss up to two months following surgery on hand

Feb 9th 2021, 7:23 PM 6,970 Views 17 Comments

There is positive news, however, for front rows Roman Salanoa and James Cronin.

# heineken-champions-cup - Tuesday 22 December, 2020

Northampton's Wood cited for clearout on Van der Flier
# Hearing
# Hearing

Northampton's Wood cited for clearout on Van der Flier

Dec 22nd 2020, 5:44 PM 13,088 Views 33 Comments

The 34-year-old escaped punishment for the 70th-minute incident during which contact was made between his shoulder and the Leinster back row’s head.

# heineken-champions-cup - Monday 21 December, 2020

'I went from playing golf with the local electrician to playing rugby with the best player in the world in 3 weeks'
# The Bear McCabe
# The Bear McCabe

'I went from playing golf with the local electrician to playing rugby with the best player in the world in 3 weeks'

Dec 21st 2020, 8:36 AM 58,289 Views 19 Comments

Peter McCabe was considering applying for the guards or focusing on the family strawberry farm when a phonecall from Pat Lam breathed new life into his first-choice career.

# heineken-champions-cup - Sunday 20 December, 2020

Zebo scores one of seven tries as Racing thrash Harlequins in London
# Masterclass
# Masterclass

Zebo scores one of seven tries as Racing thrash Harlequins in London

Dec 20th 2020, 7:31 PM 10,419 Views 9 Comments

Racing have achieved maximum points from the first two rounds.

# heineken-champions-cup - Friday 18 December, 2020

Billy Burns back from injury to captain Ulster against his former club
# Suftum
# Suftum

Billy Burns back from injury to captain Ulster against his former club

Dec 18th 2020, 12:16 PM 5,316 Views 12 Comments

The northern province travel to Gloucester in a bid to rebound from last weekend’s defeat to Toulouse.

'It's been my ambition for a long time and to get out there was awesome'
# Top Of The Props
# Top Of The Props

'It's been my ambition for a long time and to get out there was awesome'

Dec 18th 2020, 7:05 AM 8,361 Views 5 Comments

It has been ‘a crazy month’ for 25-year-old Ulster and Ireland loosehead prop Eric O’Sullivan.

# heineken-champions-cup - Saturday 12 December, 2020

Leinster begin European campaign with five-star win in Montpellier
# Drive For Five
# Drive For Five

Leinster begin European campaign with five-star win in Montpellier

Dec 12th 2020, 7:40 PM 39,664 Views 36 Comments

Tries by Josh van der Flier, Ciaran Frawley, Dave Kearney, Dan Leavy and Jimmy O’Brien were more than enough for Leo Cullen’s men.

# heineken-champions-cup - Friday 11 December, 2020

'I've come here and I feel like I've really been coached. They've challenged me'
# Fresh Start
# Fresh Start

'I've come here and I feel like I've really been coached. They've challenged me'

Dec 11th 2020, 7:00 AM 9,679 Views 9 Comments

Ian Madigan has settled in happily to life with Ulster since joining last summer.

# heineken-champions-cup - Monday 7 December, 2020

No pause for breath as Irish provinces launch straight into European action
# Challenges
# Challenges

No pause for breath as Irish provinces launch straight into European action

Dec 7th 2020, 6:00 AM 10,500 Views 9 Comments

The Champions Cup kicks off on Friday night as Toulouse visit Ulster in Belfast.

# heineken-champions-cup - Thursday 29 October, 2020

Leinster's supply to Ireland means challenge for start of Champions Cup campaign
# Draw
# Draw

Leinster's supply to Ireland means challenge for start of Champions Cup campaign

Oct 29th 2020, 6:45 AM 9,012 Views 7 Comments

Stuart Lancaster and co. will take on Montpellier and Northampton in the pool stages.

# heineken-champions-cup - Saturday 17 October, 2020

Man for the big occasion Zebo in place to realise Racing dream
# Champions Cup
# Champions Cup

Man for the big occasion Zebo in place to realise Racing dream

Oct 17th 2020, 10:00 AM 29,196 Views 41 Comments

The Munster man moved to Paris for opportunities like this.

# heineken-champions-cup - Friday 16 October, 2020

Zebo and Whitten start as Exeter and Racing name Champions Cup final line-ups
# Team News
# Team News

Zebo and Whitten start as Exeter and Racing name Champions Cup final line-ups

Oct 16th 2020, 12:33 PM 15,740 Views 25 Comments

There’ll be a new name on the silverware after tomorrow’s final, which will be played at Bristol’s Ashton Gate.

# heineken-champions-cup - Monday 28 September, 2020

'His tactical acumen and leadership are vital to the team' - Donnacha Ryan shines
# Donners
# Donners

'His tactical acumen and leadership are vital to the team' - Donnacha Ryan shines

Updated Sep 28th 2020, 12:00 PM 43,550 Views 38 Comments

The Tipperary man came in for big praise on the latest episode of The42 Rugby Weekly Extra.

# heineken-champions-cup - Sunday 20 September, 2020

'We didn't look like a quarter-final team' - McFarland laments Ulster's post-lockdown form
# Mystery
# Mystery

'We didn't look like a quarter-final team' - McFarland laments Ulster's post-lockdown form

Sep 20th 2020, 4:38 PM 9,569 Views 7 Comments

The northern province’s season came to a disappointing end at the Stade Ernest-Wallon this afternoon.

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