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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'
# Memory Lane
# Memory Lane

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

May 24th 2020, 10:55 AM 35,176 Views 35 Comments

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?
# Southern Comfort
# Southern Comfort

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

May 20th 2020, 7:30 AM 10,956 Views 12 Comments

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'
# 2000: Revisited
# 2000: Revisited

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

Updated May 1st 2020, 5:00 PM 23,237 Views 19 Comments

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
# Freddie

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

Apr 8th 2020, 9:25 PM 38,271 Views 28 Comments

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
# Back Three
# Back Three

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

Jan 18th 2020, 6:57 PM 8,680 Views 4 Comments

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
# Connacht
# Connacht

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

Dec 14th 2019, 12:15 AM 7,588 Views 5 Comments

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
# Champions Cup
# Champions Cup

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

Dec 8th 2019, 3:03 PM 20,580 Views 9 Comments

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
# Waiting Game
# Waiting Game

Jonathan Sexton to undergo scan on knee injury

Dec 7th 2019, 4:08 PM 9,311 Views 10 Comments

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
# Skills
# Skills

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

Dec 6th 2019, 5:00 AM 8,753 Views 4 Comments

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
# Spell On The Sidelines
# Spell On The Sidelines

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

Nov 27th 2019, 6:00 AM 20,875 Views 5 Comments

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
# Honours Even
# Honours Even

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

Nov 24th 2019, 7:00 AM 20,611 Views 45 Comments

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
# Shared Spoils
# Shared Spoils

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

Nov 23rd 2019, 7:31 PM 35,874 Views 136 Comments

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
# Liveblog
# Liveblog

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

Nov 23rd 2019, 4:21 PM 94,300 Views 17 Comments

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
# Liveblog
# Liveblog

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

Nov 23rd 2019, 2:37 PM 36,602 Views 16 Comments

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
# Skills
# Skills

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

Nov 23rd 2019, 9:00 AM 11,015 Views 23 Comments

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
# Number Two
# Number Two

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

Nov 21st 2019, 1:00 AM 5,215 Views 12 Comments

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
# Injury Update
# Injury Update

Hanrahan returns to Munster training ahead of huge clash with Racing

Nov 19th 2019, 2:25 PM 7,522 Views 7 Comments

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
# Breakdown
# Breakdown

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

Nov 18th 2019, 4:33 PM 15,429 Views 9 Comments

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

Munster confirm Mathewson will leave province after Racing clash
# Exit Door
# Exit Door

Munster confirm Mathewson will leave province after Racing clash

Nov 18th 2019, 12:24 PM 24,796 Views 56 Comments

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
# Reinforcements
# Reinforcements

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

Nov 18th 2019, 5:30 AM 11,611 Views 9 Comments

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'
# RISE UP
# RISE UP

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

Nov 17th 2019, 9:30 PM 19,427 Views 4 Comments

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
# On The Road
# On The Road

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

Nov 16th 2019, 7:30 AM 9,524 Views 15 Comments

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
# Team News
# Team News

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

Nov 15th 2019, 12:17 PM 6,601 Views 9 Comments

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
# Named
# Named

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

Nov 15th 2019, 12:02 PM 14,739 Views 34 Comments

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

Dillane keen for Connacht tempo against heavyweight Montpellier
# Fronting Up
# Fronting Up

Dillane keen for Connacht tempo against heavyweight Montpellier

Nov 15th 2019, 6:00 AM 3,470 Views 1 Comment

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
# Last Four
# Last Four

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

Apr 18th 2019, 8:30 AM 13,683 Views 3 Comments

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
# Injury Update
# Injury Update

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

Apr 15th 2019, 1:26 PM 9,465 Views 37 Comments

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
# Planning
# Planning

Possible Heineken Cup semi-final venues for Irish provinces confirmed

Mar 14th 2019, 12:07 PM 28,026 Views 43 Comments

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
# Looking Back
# Looking Back

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

Mar 3rd 2019, 8:00 PM 22,085 Views 10 Comments

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
# All In
# All In

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

Jan 21st 2019, 8:00 AM 22,621 Views 34 Comments

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
# Dan The Man
# Dan The Man

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

Jan 20th 2019, 9:08 AM 7,286 Views 17 Comments

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'
# Defence
# Defence

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

Jan 20th 2019, 8:00 AM 19,298 Views 0 Comments

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'
# Munster
# Munster

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

Updated Jan 17th 2019, 8:00 PM 29,881 Views 59 Comments

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
# Fardy Party
# Fardy Party

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

Jan 15th 2019, 3:00 PM 24,379 Views 34 Comments

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'
# Injury Update
# Injury Update

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

Jan 15th 2019, 1:59 PM 7,127 Views 11 Comments

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
# Racism
# Racism

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

Jan 14th 2019, 6:16 PM 29,566 Views 108 Comments

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

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

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

Jan 14th 2019, 3:00 PM 29,198 Views 12 Comments

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
# Form
# Form

Carbery shines for Munster in 'special performance' at Kingsholm

Jan 12th 2019, 6:00 AM 14,701 Views 22 Comments

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
# Fright Night Lights
# Fright Night Lights

Farrell boost adds to Munster confidence for Kingsholm clash

Jan 11th 2019, 6:31 AM 7,455 Views 13 Comments

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
# Opportunity
# Opportunity

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

Jan 10th 2019, 4:23 PM 8,422 Views 27 Comments

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

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