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#Heineken Champions Cup

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

# heineken-champions-cup - Saturday 19 September, 2020

'We got a little bit spooked... they probably managed the big occasion better'

Leinster boss Leo Cullen had major regrets over his side’s first-half showing against Saracens.

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

Ex-Connacht man Ahki wary of threat Ulster's McCloskey poses to Toulouse

The New Zealander enjoyed his time in Galway but has thrived with the Top 14 club.

# heineken-champions-cup - Wednesday 16 September, 2020

Racing 92's Kurtley Beale banned for Clermont clash – and potential semi-final against Leinster

The Wallaby has received a three-week suspension.

Saracens well prepared as they come to Dublin with 'nothing to lose'

Mark McCall’s men have an upset win over Leinster in their sights.

# heineken-champions-cup - Tuesday 15 September, 2020

Furlong back scrummaging as Porter's strong form for Leinster continues

The Wexford man has been sidelined with a back issue in recent weeks.

Toulouse's thrilling start to season a concern for travelling Ulster

The Top 14 side are targetting a record-setting fifth Heineken Champions Cup crown.

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

Saracens feeling buzz ahead of trip to Dublin for first meaningful match in months

Mark McCall’s men face Exeter in another ‘nothing’ game before travelling to Dublin in a bid to hang onto their European title.

# heineken-champions-cup - Thursday 16 July, 2020

Dates, times and TV details confirmed for Leinster and Ulster's Champions Cup quarters

Ulster’s clash away to Toulouse will be shown on Virgin Media and Channel 4.

# heineken-champions-cup - Thursday 25 June, 2020

'I think it has lost a little bit of its attractiveness over the last four or five years'

Bernard Jackman, Murray Kinsella and Gavan Casey discuss a busy week of news, and the future of the Champions Cup, on Rugby Weekly.

# heineken-champions-cup - Thursday 28 May, 2020

'I think as a coach, you'd prefer this way' - Would you be in favour of an orange-card rule in rugby? Have Your Say This post contains a poll

'I think as a coach, you'd prefer this way' - Would you be in favour of an orange-card rule in rugby?

The rule would see players effectively sin-binned for 15 minutes while an independent review into their illegal challenge takes place as play continues.

# heineken-champions-cup - Thursday 13 February, 2020

Reidy sees form for Ulster rewarded with two-year contract extension

The openside tops the tackle-count table in the Pro14 this season and has featured in all of Ulster’s Champions Cup games since 2016.

# heineken-champions-cup - Tuesday 21 January, 2020

Ulster's Treadwell to face disciplinary hearing after tackle against Bath

The second row has been cited for a challenge on Tom Ellis.

# heineken-champions-cup - Monday 20 January, 2020

20-year-old Craig Casey's energy an exciting prospect for Munster

The Shannon scrum-half showed his potential in a cameo off the bench at Thomond Park yesterday.

# heineken-champions-cup - Sunday 19 January, 2020

Connacht's Marmion sets out to ensure he's not Ireland's forgotten man at 9

The scrum-half returns to the Connacht team for the first time since November against Montpellier today.

# heineken-champions-cup - Saturday 18 January, 2020

Ulster see off Bath to secure second consecutive Champions Cup quarter-final

Dan McFarland’s men were sloppy in victory but they advance into the knock-outs again.

As it happened: Ulster v Bath, Heineken Champions Cup

Follow all the action live as Dan McFarland’s side welcome Bath to Belfast.

Leinster overcome gritty Benetton to seal top seeding in Champions Cup quarter-finals

Leo Cullen’s side ran in two crucial second-half tries to secure the win.

# heineken-champions-cup - Friday 17 January, 2020

Addison fit for Ulster as Ireland call-up O'Toole starts at tighthead prop

Marty Moore misses out after limping off during last weekend’s defeat to Clermont.

Ryan back from injury as McGrath captains Leinster against Benetton

Leo Cullen has made four changes to his starting XV, all of them coming in the pack.

# heineken-champions-cup - Thursday 16 January, 2020

Heffernan eyes vacant Irish hooker slot after inclusion in Farrell's Six Nations squad

‘Obviously Rory Best had the jersey pretty much locked down for the last number of years. There probably is a bit of an opening there.’

# heineken-champions-cup - Wednesday 15 January, 2020

Embarrassment of riches at out-half won't hinder young guns' development, says Contepomi

‘They need to understand they need to play to their strength without compromising our system or the way Leinster wants to play.’

# heineken-champions-cup - Tuesday 14 January, 2020

Marmion returns ahead of Connacht's final Champions Cup game, Fitzgerald ruled out for rest of the season

Head coach Andy Friend says the scrum-half is in back in full training before their showdown with Montpellier.

# heineken-champions-cup - Sunday 12 January, 2020

As it happened: Racing 92 v Munster, European Rugby Champions Cup

Munster have travelled to Paris La Défense Arena for a must-win game which begins at 3.15pm.

Munster fighting for European lives in monumental clash against Racing

The task is a hugely demanding one for Johann van Graan’s men.

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

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.

'It's a buzz that I find infectious and absolutely loved from minute one against Leicester last year'

Will Addison and Ulster are going to Clermont in expectation, not in hope.

# heineken-champions-cup - Friday 10 January, 2020

Fardy to lead Leinster as Cullen names side to face Lyon

A raft of Leinster’s front-line internationals return as they seek to secure a home quarter-final.

Coetzee and Murphy return to Ulster team for Clermont clash

Head coach Dan McFarland has made just two changes to the team that beat Munster last Friday.

Hanrahan gets the nod to start in Munster's must-win game in Paris

Johann van Graan has selected JJ Hanrahan at out-half for Sunday’s clash with Racing 92.

# heineken-champions-cup - Tuesday 7 January, 2020

Connacht boosted by return of nine players for Toulouse clash

Bundee Aki and Jack Carty are among a raft of players in line to play this weekend as Andy Friend’s side bid to keep their slim European hopes alive.

# heineken-champions-cup - Wednesday 18 December, 2019

Northampton Saints trio cleared following citings from defeat to Leinster

Lewis Bean, Andy Symons and Matt Proctor are all free to play after the complaints were dismissed.

# heineken-champions-cup - Monday 16 December, 2019

'He goes out and expresses himself' - Plenty of praise as Larmour continues to flourish at 15

The versatile full-back’s form will please Andy Farrell ahead of his first Six Nations as Ireland head coach.

# heineken-champions-cup - Saturday 14 December, 2019

Cullen wants 7-try Leinster to be even more clinical

The province scored seven tries for the second week running, but the head coach was annoyed by the chances they left behind.

Ringrose bags another hat-trick as imperious Leinster roll over Saints again

Leo Cullen’s side scored seven tries against Northampton for the second week running.

'They decided to go to the corner and unfortunately it didn't work out for us'

Johann van Graan says Munster’s trip to face Racing 92 in Paris next month is now a knock-out tie.

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