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#heineken cup

# heineken-cup - Sunday 24 May, 2020

'I've been to World Cups but that game was just unbelievable. What a day'

Australian scrum-half Chris Whitaker was a key man as Leinster won the 2009 Heineken Cup.

# heineken-cup - Wednesday 20 May, 2020

Quiz: How well do you remember Munster's first Heineken Cup triumph?

Declan Kidney’s side made amends for previous defeats by winning the decider on this day in 2006.

# heineken-cup - Friday 1 May, 2020

'Mayhem, absolute mayhem... It was just bedlam in Thomond Park that day'

Declan Kidney’s Munster broke new ground in Europe in the 1999/2000 season.

# heineken-cup - Wednesday 8 April, 2020

'Without the Munster fans, we are nothing. Without them, we play for nothing'

Freddie Pucciariello won two Heineken Cups and a Magners League with the southern province.

# heineken-cup - Saturday 18 January, 2020

Addison, Stockdale, and The Cat impress as 'very happy' Ulster advance to quarters

Tom O’Toole suffered a rib injury in his side’s 22-15 win over Bath.

# heineken-cup - Saturday 14 December, 2019

Resources stretched, but Connacht rich in creativity with Carty and Fitzgerald in side to take on Gloucester

The western province were unable to claim a point on their travels and Andy Friend can feel his resources getting tighter.

# heineken-cup - Sunday 8 December, 2019

Cipriani swings it as Connacht suffer four-try loss in Gloucester

John Porch and Jack Carty helped the Westerners to a half-time lead, but it unravelled from there.

# heineken-cup - Saturday 7 December, 2019

Jonathan Sexton to undergo scan on knee injury

The out-half looks set to miss at least the return fixture against Northampton.

# heineken-cup - Friday 6 December, 2019

'I'm probably the last guy to try and offload' - Stander embracing Munster attack

The number eight says Stephen Larkham has been giving the players confidence to play.

# heineken-cup - Wednesday 27 November, 2019

Connacht star's Six Nations hopes dealt a blow with shoulder fracture

Tom Farrell sustained a scapula injury which will rule him out for approximately six weeks.

# heineken-cup - Sunday 24 November, 2019

'We're a club that doesn’t know how to give up' - Van Graan takes the two points

Munster now face into back-to-back ties with Saracens in Europe.

# heineken-cup - Saturday 23 November, 2019

Late JJ drop-goal slips wide as Russell inspires Racing to draw in Limerick

Johann van Graan’s men nearly grabbed a late, late win at Thomond Park.

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

Donnacha Ryan and Simon Zebo were back in Limerick for a clash with their former club, we went minute-by-minute.

As it happened: Lyon v Leinster, European Rugby Champions Cup

Last year’s runners-up went to France to take on the Top14 leaders.

Larkham enthusiastic about Munster's attack progress as Racing come to town

The Australian has made a positive impact since joining during the summer.

# heineken-cup - Thursday 21 November, 2019

Scannell settled back in at Munster with Ireland's hooker spot up for grabs

The 27-year-old is keen to go to another World Cup with his country.

# heineken-cup - Tuesday 19 November, 2019

Hanrahan returns to Munster training ahead of huge clash with Racing

Meanwhile, Stephen Larkham paid tribute to Alby Mathewson ahead of his departure.

# heineken-cup - Monday 18 November, 2019

Analysis: Aki and Copeland shine as gritty Connacht dig in for crucial turnovers

Andy Friend’s side made some vital breakdown steals in their victory over Montpellier.

Munster confirm Mathewson will leave province after Racing clash

The 33-year-old initially joined as short-term cover when Conor Murray was injured.

Connacht in talks with IRFU about short-term signings as injury list mounts

The western province now have 16 players out injured.

# heineken-cup - Sunday 17 November, 2019

'In a weird way, that's actually what builds this team. It makes you have character'

Andy Friend’s Connacht will have a ‘red-hot crack’ at Toulouse after beating Montpellier.

# heineken-cup - Saturday 16 November, 2019

Out-of-sorts Ospreys mean Munster have chance for perfect start in Europe

Johann van Graan’s side must not miss their opportunity to begin with a win in Swansea.

# heineken-cup - Friday 15 November, 2019

Healy and Dillane return from injury in Connacht team to face Montpellier

Head coach Andy Friend is, however, missing several important players due to injury.

Earls back for Munster as Loughman gets start at loosehead against Ospreys

Tadhg Beirne is set for his first appearance of the season off the bench in Wales.

Dillane keen for Connacht tempo against heavyweight Montpellier

The 26-year-old second row makes a timely return on Sunday in Galway.

# heineken-cup - Thursday 18 April, 2019

'This club is building something special again' - Toulouse in confident mood ahead of trip to face Leinster

Toulouse saw off Clermont Auvergne in a top of the table clash on Sunday in France.

# heineken-cup - Monday 15 April, 2019

Carbery still 'highly unlikely' for Munster as Earls and Kleyn look to prove fitness

Tyler Bleyendaal is set to wear Munster’s number 10 shirt against Saracens.

# heineken-cup - Thursday 14 March, 2019

Possible Heineken Cup semi-final venues for Irish provinces confirmed

The Aviva Stadium could be a host venue for the final four of the competition.

# heineken-cup - Sunday 3 March, 2019

'I went into that final thinking nothing could stop us': Simon Mason on Ulster, Ireland regrets and identity

The former full-back and goal kicker extraordinaire looks back on a famous Heineken Cup win 20 years ago.

# heineken-cup - Monday 21 January, 2019

Clean sweep for the provinces tees up riveting European quarter-finals

Irish rugby’s good health has been underlined in the Heineken Cup and Challenge Cup.

# heineken-cup - Sunday 20 January, 2019

First quarter-final since 2014 is major achievement for Ulster boss McFarland

Yesterday’s comeback win against Leicester saw Ulster secure knock-out rugby in Europe.

'I really like the idea of my family having different experiences'

Former Munster assistant coach Ian Costello is enjoying his challenging task with Wasps.

# heineken-cup - Thursday 17 January, 2019

'This is a team who is absolutely capable of winning the Heineken Cup'

Speaking on the latest episode of Heineken Rugby Weekly, Andy Dunne says he has been convinced that Johann van Graan’s side can be European champions.

# heineken-cup - Tuesday 15 January, 2019

The Wallabies' loss has been Leinster's immense gain as Fardy shines

The 34-year-old Australian has been a superb signing for the province.

Johnny Sexton ruled out of Wasps clash but 'not far off at all'

Devin Toner, Robbie Henshaw and Sean O’Brien are all back in full Leinster training this week.

# heineken-cup - Monday 14 January, 2019

Racing 'strongly condemn racist insults' against Zebo during Ulster game

The French club says ‘racism has no place in rugby.’

Analysis: Beirne's destruction, Earls' try-saver and Carbery's class

Johann van Graan’s Munster delivered their most compelling performance of the season on Friday night.

# heineken-cup - Saturday 12 January, 2019

Carbery shines for Munster in 'special performance' at Kingsholm

The 23-year-old out-half scored two tries and kicked at 100% for the third time in a row.

# heineken-cup - Friday 11 January, 2019

Farrell boost adds to Munster confidence for Kingsholm clash

Danny Cipriani’s return boosts Gloucester for what should be an absorbing European tie.

# heineken-cup - Thursday 10 January, 2019

Byrne primed for Leinster's 10 shirt with Sexton set to miss out

Stuart Lancaster has backed Byrne to step up against Toulouse this weekend.

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