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From The42 Ulster unveil new home and away kits for 2019-20 season New Gear

Ulster unveil new home and away kits for 2019-20 season

The jerseys will be worn in both the Guinness Pro14 and Heineken Champions Cup in the upcoming campaign.

From The42 Leinster host Benetton while Munster travel for Ospreys clash in Champions Cup openers New Season

Leinster host Benetton while Munster travel for Ospreys clash in Champions Cup openers

The fixtures details for the European pool stages have been announced.

From The42 Leinster the big winners as Munster face a formidable task Champions Cup

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.

From The42 Champions Cup draw pits Munster against Saracens and Racing 92 Road To Marseille

Champions Cup draw pits Munster against Saracens and Racing 92

Beaten finalists Leinster will go up against Lyon, Northampton and Benetton.

From The42 Munster face tough pool draw as provinces to learn Champions Cup opponents Road To Marseille

Munster face tough pool draw as provinces to learn Champions Cup opponents

The draw for the 2019/20 competition takes place in Lausanne this afternoon.

From The42 'I felt when I came back my skills were probably better than when I got injured' Playmaker

'I felt when I came back my skills were probably better than when I got injured'

Luke Marshall hit the ground running after his long injury lay-off and is intent on helping Ulster get back to Glasgow in a week’s time.

From The42 Sensational Saracens deny Leinster a fifth European star with victory in Newcastle Powerful

Sensational Saracens deny Leinster a fifth European star with victory in Newcastle

Mark McCall’s men claimed their third Heineken Champions Cup in a stunning game at St James’ Park.

From The42 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.

From The42 Leinster's fifth star? Saracens' third title? A nail-biter awaits in Newcastle Decider

Leinster's fifth star? Saracens' third title? A nail-biter awaits in Newcastle

The Heineken Champions Cup finalists are extremely evenly-matched.

From The42 From scraps to shoot-outs, Byrne's boot to Billy's boos: Saracens and Leinster's path to the 2019 final St James' Way This post contains videos

From scraps to shoot-outs, Byrne's boot to Billy's boos: Saracens and Leinster's path to the 2019 final

Here’s how Europe’s best two teams proved themselves this season.

From The42 McGrath's 'experience' edges him in as Leinster go for 'important' Bent over Porter Prop Life

McGrath's 'experience' edges him in as Leinster go for 'important' Bent over Porter

Leo Cullen says Leinster are hopeful Sean Cronin will come through after his recent calf injury.

From The42 Cronin and Lowe start, McGrath returns as Leinster unveil team chasing back-to-back Champions Cup glory Final XV

Cronin and Lowe start, McGrath returns as Leinster unveil team chasing back-to-back Champions Cup glory

Saracens stand between Leinster and a fifth European title at St James’ Park tomorrow.

From The42 European rugby finals will head for the new Spurs stadium in 2021 Champions Cup

European rugby finals will head for the new Spurs stadium in 2021

It will be the seventh Heineken Champions Cup final to be held in England.

From The42 'Nerves will play a part but it's a privileged position for us to be in' Newcastle 2019

'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.

From The42 Where to watch Saturday's Champions Cup final as Leinster chase history On The Box

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.

From The42 'Not a nice part of the season to miss': JVDF absent for final again, but still aiding Leinster's push Champions Cup

'Not a nice part of the season to miss': JVDF absent for final again, but still aiding Leinster's push

The back row need only look to his backs coach to find someone who understands the pain of missing a European final.

From The42 Lancaster confident well-rested Leinster will hit top gear on the big occasion Ha'way The Lads

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.’

From The42 'He's one of those coaches that you really feel privileged to play under' Quiet Leader

'He's one of those coaches that you really feel privileged to play under'

Former Ireland centre Mark McCall has been the central figure in Saracens’ success in recent years.

From The42 Leinster not over-analysing Garcès' 'slightly different' refereeing style Discipline

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

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

From The42 'Be Leinster... we don't have to change': Champions back their ability to dig deep and crack Saracens defence Champions Cup

'Be Leinster... we don't have to change': Champions back their ability to dig deep and crack Saracens defence

After three encounters with the English champions this season, Glasgow boss Dave Rennie feels Leinster are well-equipped to trouble them.

From The42 'I can't not think about rugby until the next day, I tend to think about it a lot' Newcastle Awaits

'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.

From The42 'It's mad how quickly things can change': Byrne intent on pushing for European final berth Champions Cup

'It's mad how quickly things can change': Byrne intent on pushing for European final berth

The hooker has yet to feature in this season’s Champions Cup, but with Sean Cronin a doubt he is intent on forcing Leo Cullen’s hand.

From The42 McFadden a doubt for Leinster's run-in after citing for alleged headbutt Champions Cup This post contains videos

McFadden a doubt for Leinster's run-in after citing for alleged headbutt

The wing appeared to head-butt Ulster’s Sean Reidy during the inter-pro loss in Belfast.

From The42 Cullen confident players can hit peak performance against Saracens Preparation Tyne

Cullen confident players can hit peak performance against Saracens

After allowing most stars three weeks on the sideline between semi and final, Leinster’s head coach is keen to see players finish the season strong, rather than ‘stumbling’ over the line.

From The42 Garcès appointed to referee Leinster's Champions Cup final clash On The Whistle

Garcès appointed to referee Leinster's Champions Cup final clash

The Frenchman will be in charge of the decider against Saracens in Newcastle.

From The42 BT Sport 'regret' that stance on Billy Vunipola was misinterpreted by 'some viewers' during broadcast Statement

BT Sport 'regret' that stance on Billy Vunipola was misinterpreted by 'some viewers' during broadcast

The broadcaster has released a statement to The42, in which it defends its coverage of the controversial Saracens player.

From The42 Cronin, Furlong and Ringrose shortlisted for EPCR Player of the Year award Top Performers

Cronin, Furlong and Ringrose shortlisted for EPCR Player of the Year award

Champions Cup finalists Leinster and Saracens dominate the five-man shortlist.

From The42 Munster will not risk Carbery or Earls after disappointing European exit Updates

Munster will not risk Carbery or Earls after disappointing European exit

Johann van Graan will not take a chance on the pair’s fitness as they go in search of a Pro14 home semi-final.

From The42 Sexton braced for backlash as Saracens take lessons from Leinster Colission Course

Sexton braced for backlash as Saracens take lessons from Leinster

The English champions lost last year’s quarter-final to Leinster at the Aviva Stadium, a result Sexton says was a ‘turning point’ for the Premiership side.

From The42 Leinster's double-double hopes remain alive as Cullen's men hit their straps Newcastle Awaits

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.

From The42 Emotional O'Brien returning to his best as sun begins to set on Leinster career Big Impact

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.

From The42 'It felt like I was cramming for an exam': Sexton makes seamless return to Leinster jersey Grade A

'It felt like I was cramming for an exam': Sexton makes seamless return to Leinster jersey

The 10 made his first provincial appearance in 2019, but his influence on Leinster is relentless.

From The42 Leinster look towards 'biggest battle of our careers' against Sarries Five Star Dreams

Leinster look towards 'biggest battle of our careers' against Sarries

Saracens will be aiming to deny Leinster a record fifth Champions Cup title.

From The42 Munster distance themselves from supporter who confronted Billy Vunipola Cross The Line

Munster distance themselves from supporter who confronted Billy Vunipola

An irate Munster fan got past security to confront the Saracens number eight yesterday.

From The42 Out of 10: How we rated Cullen's Leinster in their semi-final defeat of Toulouse Player Ratings

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.

From The42 As it happened: Leinster v Toulouse, Champions Cup semi-final Liveblog

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.

From The42 Leinster forced into late change as Ruddock drops out through illness Champions Cup

Leinster forced into late change as Ruddock drops out through illness

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

From The42 Cullen's Leinster put their European crown on the line against resurgent Toulouse Part III

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.

From The42 Munster set sights on Pro14 trophy as barren run in Europe continues Next Job

Munster set sights on Pro14 trophy as barren run in Europe continues

‘We have come a long way as a team and as a squad,’ said Peter O’Mahony.

From The42 Lowe can be Leinster's match-winner after a frustrating period in the shadows X Factor

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.

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