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#Heineken Champions Cup

# heineken-champions-cup - Monday 18 March, 2019

Henshaw, JVDF and Toner major doubts for Champions Cup quarter-final

The Ireland trio are unlikely to be fit for Leinster’s Aviva Stadium showdown against Ulster later this month.

# heineken-champions-cup - Thursday 14 March, 2019

Provinces bolster European squads for quarter-final showdowns

Each club is permitted to add three players to their squad for the Champions Cup and Challenge Cup knockout stages.

# heineken-champions-cup - Sunday 20 January, 2019

Cullen's Leinster look towards 'tricky' Ulster side with many familiar faces

The Leinster head coach was pleased with a ‘controlled’ performance from his team in Coventry.

All-Ireland derby at the Aviva Stadium as Champions Cup quarters confirmed

Munster, meanwhile, face an away trip to Edinburgh.

Leinster set up European quarter-final against Ulster with powerful win at Wasps

Leo Cullen’s men notched a bonus point win to set up an intriguing knock-out in March.

As it happened: Wasps vs Leinster, Heineken Champions Cup Liveblog This post contains a poll

As it happened: Wasps vs Leinster, Heineken Champions Cup

We went minute-by-minute as Leinster made the trip to Coventry to take on Wasps.

Leinster have home quarter-final in their sights on return to Coventry

The defending champions have already qualified for the quarter-finals, but are bidding to secure a home tie in the knockout rounds.

# heineken-champions-cup - Saturday 19 January, 2019

Saracens see off Glasgow to advance to quarter-finals as top seeds

The English side will pose a serious threat to Leinster’s European crown this season.

As It Happened: Munster v Exeter, Heineken Champions Cup Liveblog This post contains a poll

As It Happened: Munster v Exeter, Heineken Champions Cup

All the minute-by-minute action from Munster’s Champions Cup clash with Exeter.

Cullen dismisses suggestion salary cap stops English sides competing

‘Saracens usually do a very good job, don’t they?’

McCloskey and Ulster look to take the next step in Europe

Dan McFarland’s side face Leicester Tigers later bidding to reach the knockout stages for the first time in five years.

# heineken-champions-cup - Friday 18 January, 2019

'It's difficult when you miss out but Ross just needs to focus on playing well'

Ross Byrne has the chance to produce a big performance for Leinster against Wasps at the end of a disappointing week for the out-half.

'He's so excited about playing': O'Brien hungrier after latest injury lay-off

The Ireland international is back on the Leinster bench for Sunday’s trip to Wasps.

Henshaw, Toner and McGrath return to Leinster team for Wasps challenge

Sean O’Brien, meanwhile, makes the bench.

O'Mahony passed fit to start in Munster's showdown with Exeter Chiefs

The skipper has been given the nod for tomorrow’s game, despite picking up a rib injury against Gloucester.

# heineken-champions-cup - Monday 14 January, 2019

Sting of heaviest European loss lingers for Leinster ahead of Ricoh return

‘It will be in the back of our minds,’ says Garry Ringrose.

Concern for Ulster as half-back pair doubts for Leicester trip

The loss of John Cooney and Billy Burns would be a blow for the northern province.

European clean sweep another marker of Irish rugby's rude health

All four provinces are in a strong position to advance through to the quarter-finals after an excellent weekend.

O'Mahony rated as '50-50, at best' to be fit for Munster's showdown with Exeter

The Munster captain sustained the injury during Friday’s bonus-point win at Gloucester.

'The job's not done': Cullen focuses Leinster minds for another big week

The defending European champions are in a strong position to secure a home quarter-final, but there is still work to do.

# heineken-champions-cup - Sunday 13 January, 2019

Saracens maintain perfect start to cruise into Heineken Champions Cup quarters

Sarries will face second-placed Glasgow in their pool decider next weekend, but have already joined Leinster in the last eight.

Exeter keep European hopes alive ahead of Thomond visit

The Chiefs picked up a bonus-point win to ensure their trip to Limerick next week means plenty.

Cullen: 'Toulouse win a really important step for a lot of Leinster players'

The eastern province may have been depleted by injuries, but they again demonstrated an unrivalled strength in depth to march towards the Champions Cup quarter-finals.

# heineken-champions-cup - Saturday 12 January, 2019

Man-of-the-match Ringrose leads the way for Leinster

The 23-year-old was outstanding for Leo Cullen’s side against Toulouse.

McGrath's knee injury the only blemish on Leinster's five-star afternoon

The scrum-half limped off in pain during the province’s big win over Toulouse this afternoon.

Leinster show their champion mettle to topple Toulouse in thrilling RDS battle

Leo Cullen’s side produced a breathtaking four-try performance to seize control of Pool 1.

As it happened: Leinster v Toulouse, Heineken Champions Cup

As it happened: Leinster v Toulouse, Heineken Champions Cup

It’s the four-time champions versus the four-time champions.

Injury-hit Leinster set for biggest test of their Champions Cup defence

Leo Cullen’s side are not at full strength but will need to produce a big performance against Toulouse at the RDS this afternoon.

# heineken-champions-cup - Friday 11 January, 2019

'I'm not worried about what we don't have - we have so much faith in the players'

Leinster are without several key players for their clash against Toulouse, but Leo Cullen is not concerned.

As it happened: Gloucester v Munster, Heineken Champions Cup

We followed all the action from Kingsholm as Johann van Graan’s side bid to take a big step towards the knockout stages.

Sexton rehabbing knee issue as Leinster provide update on injured players

Rob Kearney and Dan Leavy picked up injuries in training during the week.

Leinster without Sexton, Henshaw, Toner and Kearney for Toulouse showdown

Leo Cullen has named his team for Saturday’s Pool 1 clash at the RDS.

'We're treating it as a final': Toulouse ready to raid the RDS

Flanker Rynhardt Elstadt provides an insight into the Toulouse dressing room ahead of Saturday’s showdown against Leinster.

Larmour v Kolbe: 'You’d pay money to see them on the same field, wouldn’t you?'

Two of the most exciting attacking talents in the game are set to be on show at the RDS on Saturday.

# heineken-champions-cup - Thursday 10 January, 2019

How they stand: The state of play across the Champions Cup pools

Defending champions Leinster are in a strong position, Munster lead the way in their pool and Ulster are bidding to reach the quarter-finals for the first time in five years.

Can Ross Byrne fill Johnny Sexton's boots for Leinster's pivotal clash with Toulouse? Heineken Rugby Weekly This post contains videos

Can Ross Byrne fill Johnny Sexton's boots for Leinster's pivotal clash with Toulouse?

Byrne, 23, looks set to deputise for the World Player of the Year in the European champions’ crunch tie at the RDS.

# heineken-champions-cup - Wednesday 9 January, 2019

'Big players rise to these big occasions': Leinster ready for toughest test

Jack Conan says there is a mix of excitement and tension within the dressing room ahead of Toulouse showdown.

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

Excellent business by Connacht as in-form Carty signs contract extension

The 26-year-old has committed his future to the western province.

Leinster register Conor O'Brien in Champions Cup squad ahead of Toulouse

The 22-year-old centre takes the place of the injured Joe Tomane in Leo Cullen’s panel.

Luckless Ulster prop set for further lay-off with 'significant' injury

Kyle McCall may require surgery on his hamstring.

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