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#Heineken Champions Cup

# heineken-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.

# heineken-champions-cup - Saturday 11 May, 2019

How did you rate Leinster as they were dethroned by Sarries?

Leo Cullen’s side endured a bitterly disappointing afternoon in Newcastle.

As it happened: Leinster v Saracens, Champions Cup final Liveblog This post contains a poll

As it happened: Leinster v Saracens, Champions Cup final

We followed all the action from St James’ Park as Leo Cullen’s side chased a record fifth star.

'I can see myself living and dying in Ireland one day, it's not like I said goodbye for keeps'

A year on from celebrating Leinster’s fourth European Cup in Bilbao, Richardt Strauss will watch today’s final from a very different vantage point.

# heineken-champions-cup - Friday 10 May, 2019

Itoje moves to back row as Saracens make two changes to side who beat Munster

Maro Itoje moves from lock to back row in order to facilitate Will Skelton.

'Nerves will play a part but it's a privileged position for us to be in'

James Ryan’s battle with Maro Itoje at St James’ Park on Saturday evening is just one of several fascinating match-ups.

# heineken-champions-cup - Thursday 9 May, 2019

Where to watch Saturday's Champions Cup final as Leinster chase history

The game is available live on free-to-air TV on Virgin Media.

# heineken-champions-cup - Wednesday 8 May, 2019

'Back-to-back were the words at the start of the season, it would be an incredible achievement '

Leinster and Robbie Henshaw are embracing their shot at history this weekend.

Lancaster confident well-rested Leinster will hit top gear on the big occasion

‘We’re confident in our ability to turn up and play in the big games.’

# heineken-champions-cup - Tuesday 7 May, 2019

Leinster not over-analysing Garcès' 'slightly different' refereeing style

The Frenchman takes charge of Saturday’s Champions Cup final.

# heineken-champions-cup - Monday 6 May, 2019

Leinster 'optimistic' Cronin will be fit for Saturday's Champions Cup final

Stuart Lancaster says the hooker will be given every chance to prove his fitness for the Saracens showdown.

'Until your family is hit with adversity, we take everything for granted'

Ahead of Saturday’s Champions Cup final, Leinster’s James Tracy tells The42 about his sister’s illness and why working with MS Ireland is a cause close to his heart.

# heineken-champions-cup - Wednesday 1 May, 2019

'I can't not think about rugby until the next day, I tend to think about it a lot'

James Ryan knows more than most what it would mean to Leinster to win a fifth European crown in Newcastle.

# heineken-champions-cup - Thursday 25 April, 2019

'Munster are The Inbetweeners now... What are they trying to do?' Stuck In The Middle This post contains videos

'Munster are The Inbetweeners now... What are they trying to do?'

Andy Dunne believes Munster’s current squad is capable of winning a European Cup, but says coaching issues are holding them back.

# heineken-champions-cup - Monday 22 April, 2019

Leinster's double-double hopes remain alive as Cullen's men hit their straps

Rob Kearney knows the province are in for a ‘special’ final against Saracens next month.

# heineken-champions-cup - Sunday 21 April, 2019

Emotional O'Brien returning to his best as sun begins to set on Leinster career

Leo Cullen hailed the flanker’s ‘exceptional’ contribution against Toulouse.

Out of 10: How we rated Cullen's Leinster in their semi-final defeat of Toulouse

Johnny Sexton was man of the match, but there were some outstanding performances from those in blue at the Aviva.

As it happened: Leinster v Toulouse, Champions Cup semi-final

Join us for live coverage from the Aviva Stadium as Leo Cullen’s side bid to book their place in next month’s decider.

Leinster forced into late change as Ruddock drops out through illness

Scott Fardy starts in the back row against Toulouse this afternoon.

Cullen's Leinster put their European crown on the line against resurgent Toulouse

The two most successful clubs in European club rugby history go head-to-head in a heavyweight semi-final showdown at the Aviva Stadium today.

Lowe can be Leinster's match-winner after a frustrating period in the shadows

The Kiwi winger is back in Leo Cullen’s team and will be hoping to make a big impact against Toulouse.

# heineken-champions-cup - Saturday 20 April, 2019

Sexton ignores increasing levels of scrutiny as he returns to lead Leinster into battle

‘I have been used to it since I have been in school. It’s not something I pay too much attention to.’

How did you rate Munster as the province endured more semi-final heartache?

Johann van Graan’s side were unable to contain Saracens in this afternoon’s Champions Cup semi-final.

'We know we're playing the best team in Europe, but we will be playing our rugby'

A resurgent Toulouse arrive in Dublin confident they can topple the defending champions in tomorrow’s semi-final showdown.

# heineken-champions-cup - Friday 19 April, 2019

Dupont starts at 10 as Toulouse reshuffle backline for last-four clash with Leinster

Sofiane Guitoune is the only back to remain in the same jersey from that sensational win in Paris.

# heineken-champions-cup - Thursday 18 April, 2019

Could Stockdale offer something different as Ireland's next fullback?

Murray Kinsella and Andy Dunne discussed the merits of having an attacking fullback after Stockdale’s appearance at 15 last weekend.

Toulouse second row cleared to face Leinster despite dangerous tackle

Joe Tekori was cleared by a disciplinary hearing today.

# heineken-champions-cup - Saturday 13 April, 2019

Byrne selection instructive as Sexton 'good to go' for Toulouse

The Leinster captain is not involved against Glasgow today, but is due to be back for next weekend’s Champions Cup semi-final.

# heineken-champions-cup - Wednesday 10 April, 2019

Toulouse out-half Holmes cleared to face Leinster after quarter-final red card

The Australian has served a one-week ban and is free to play at the Aviva Stadium on Sunday week.

Relaxed Murray nearing return to his best in Munster colours, says rival Mathewson

‘He is not putting too much pressure on himself and he is back having fun playing’, said the Kiwi of his fellow no.9.

# heineken-champions-cup - Monday 8 April, 2019

Carbery 'highly unlikely' to face Sarries in European semi, confirms Van Graan

Johann van Graan says ‘there’s still a possibility’ that Joey Carbery could make Coventry, but he’s a major doubt as of now.

# heineken-champions-cup - Saturday 6 April, 2019

Cullen upbeat on Sexton's chances of being fit for Toulouse

The out-half missed last weekend’s quarter-final win over Ulster with a quad issue.

# heineken-champions-cup - Friday 5 April, 2019

EPCR announce referee appointments for Champions Cup semi-finals

Meanwhile, Ireland’s John Lacey will take charge of a Challenge Cup semi-final.

# heineken-champions-cup - Wednesday 3 April, 2019

'If Tadhg hadn't stayed down, the referee might not have reversed the penalty'

Conor Murray believes Pascal Gauzere was correct to reverse a pivotal penalty in Munster’s favour at Murrayfield on Saturday.

# heineken-champions-cup - Tuesday 2 April, 2019

'Jacob came up to me to apologise and said 'I want to speak in the changing room''

Rory Best has backed Jacob Stockdale to become a better player for his chastening experience at the weekend.

# heineken-champions-cup - Monday 1 April, 2019

Carbery to be assessed and O'Donoghue to follow return to play protocols ahead of Blues clash

Joey Carbery injured his left hamstring during Saturday’s win over Edinburgh, Munster have confirmed.

Toulouse ready to 'throw kitchen sink' at Leinster - Kaino

The French giants will visit Dublin on Easter Sunday.

'We'll be all the better for it': Leinster target big improvements for Toulouse

The next two weeks will be crucial for Leo Cullen’s side as they look to find their best form for a European semi-final.

# heineken-champions-cup - Sunday 31 March, 2019

Byrne shows his mettle to guide Leinster back into European semi-finals

The out-half defied cramp to produce the match-winning moment for Leo Cullen’s side last night.

# heineken-champions-cup - Saturday 30 March, 2019

'You've got to guarantee the ball goes down': O'Driscoll says Stockdale error was unforgivable Missed Opportunity This post contains videos

'You've got to guarantee the ball goes down': O'Driscoll says Stockdale error was unforgivable

Jacob Stockdale passed up the opportunity to score a crucial try during Ulster’s Champions Cup defeat to Leinster on Saturday.

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