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From The42 Exeter edge to first European crown after stunning final battle with Racing First Time

Exeter edge to first European crown after stunning final battle with Racing

Simon Zebo scored two tries for the Top 14 side as they came up short in Bristol.

Man for the big occasion Zebo in place to realise Racing dream

The Munster man moved to Paris for opportunities like this.

From The42 'We don't want the starting XV to be comfortable, we've got a very good crop of youngsters' Talent

'We don't want the starting XV to be comfortable, we've got a very good crop of youngsters'

Munster’s Johann van Graan expects the likes of Craig Casey, John Hodnett, and Ben Healy to push for European starts.

'We're not going to go out and sign five or six overseas players'

Stuart Lancaster says the province won’t be ripping up their plans after defeat to Saracens.

From The42 Exeter have too much for Toulouse to set up European final against Racing 92 Marching On

Exeter have too much for Toulouse to set up European final against Racing 92

33-year-old ex-Ulster centre Ian Whitten was excellent in midfield for Rob Baxter’s side.

From The42 Late Russell magic sees Racing past Saracens and into Champions Cup final Finalists

Late Russell magic sees Racing past Saracens and into Champions Cup final

Simon Zebo and Donnacha Ryan started for the French club, who won with Juan Imhoff’s 76th-minute try.

Zebo and Ryan both named in starting XV for Racing's semi-final against Saracens

The two Ireland internationals are part of a formidable looking Racing side as the French club aim to reach their third final in five seasons.

From The42 'The break made me appreciate what we have, really re-focus and re-motivate' Irish Abroad

'The break made me appreciate what we have, really re-focus and re-motivate'

Simon Zebo made his return from injury last weekend as Racing secured a Champions Cup semi-final.

From The42 Saracens' Rhodes has citing complaint over Henshaw incident dismissed Off The Hook

Saracens' Rhodes has citing complaint over Henshaw incident dismissed

Rhodes was cited for headbutting Leinster centre Robbie Henshaw during his side’s Heineken Champions Cup win, but a panel dismissed the charge.

From The42 22-year-old Lowry's classy touches a bright note in a tough fortnight for Ulster Talent

22-year-old Lowry's classy touches a bright note in a tough fortnight for Ulster

The talented playmaker showed his promise after moving to out-half against Toulouse.

IRFU refs Brace and Murphy appointed to European semi-final clashes

Nigel Owens and Mike Adamson will be in charge of the other two fixtures.

From The42 'It's a little bit of rocks or diamonds from him' - Stockdale struggles in Toulouse Errors

'It's a little bit of rocks or diamonds from him' - Stockdale struggles in Toulouse

The Ulster wing’s performance was up for discussion on the latest episode of The42 Rugby Weekly Extra.

From The42 Toulouse sensation Cheslin Kolbe continues to thrill in a sport full of giants Superstar

Toulouse sensation Cheslin Kolbe continues to thrill in a sport full of giants

The 26-year-old World Cup winner was a difference-maker for Toulouse against Ulster.

From The42 Cullen looks for answers after Leinster lose out in their 'war on two fronts' Season Over

Cullen looks for answers after Leinster lose out in their 'war on two fronts'

The province’s head coach didn’t believe his team were physically overpowered by the English side’s pack.

From The42 Ulster's season ends with defeat to Toulouse in Champions Cup quarter-final Fin

Ulster's season ends with defeat to Toulouse in Champions Cup quarter-final

Cheslin Kolbe was sensational for the Top 14 side as he scored two tries.

From The42 How Leinster were left with an insurmountable hill to climb against Saracens Analysis

How Leinster were left with an insurmountable hill to climb against Saracens

Sloppy errors, aerial losses, maul failings, scrum penalties, and a brilliant Sarries try were all involved.

From The42 Seven scrum pens and five misses in the 22 - Leinster left with big regrets Woes

Seven scrum pens and five misses in the 22 - Leinster left with big regrets

Saracens’ pack dominated Leo Cullen’s men up front in an impressive performance.

From The42 Challenge of terrific Toulouse a world away from when Ulster broke their duck in France Landmark

Challenge of terrific Toulouse a world away from when Ulster broke their duck in France

Ulster reached two European finals before recording their first win in France. The 2013 win is long forgotten but stands as a useful stepping stone for today’s crop.

From The42 'It's not my first dark day in a Leinster jersey, so it's how we react' - Ringrose Exit

'It's not my first dark day in a Leinster jersey, so it's how we react' - Ringrose

The Leinster centre rued his side’s poor performance in the first half against Saracens.

From The42 Zebo and Ryan help Racing into European semi-final against Saracens Onwards

Zebo and Ryan help Racing into European semi-final against Saracens

The Parisians beat Clermont 36-27 in a big quarter-final win on the road.

From The42 'We got a little bit spooked... they probably managed the big occasion better' Gutted

'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.

From The42 Superb Saracens power to shock victory in Dublin to end Leinster's European quest Upset

Superb Saracens power to shock victory in Dublin to end Leinster's European quest

Johnny Sexton and co. were second best against Mark McCall’s outstanding Sarries.

From The42 As it happened: Leinster v Saracens, Champions Cup quarter-final Showdown

As it happened: Leinster v Saracens, Champions Cup quarter-final

Two of the game’s great rivals faced off in Dublin.

Leinster 'still chasing' Saracens as foes finally meet again

It’s been 16 months and zero defeats since Leinster faced Mark McCall’s European champions. They’re eager to avenge the result in Newcastle.

Two European debutants start as Sexton returns for Leinster's crunch clash with Saracens

Sean Cronin also earns the nods after the line-out struggles against Ulster.

From The42 Cooney recalled but Coetzee misses out as Ulster eye up semi-final spot John Cooney

Cooney recalled but Coetzee misses out as Ulster eye up semi-final spot

Dan McFarland has made four changes to the side that were defeated by Leinster in last week’s Pro14 final.

From The42 22-year-old Hume shining for Ulster as he knuckles down to show potential Rising Star

22-year-old Hume shining for Ulster as he knuckles down to show potential

The outside centre scored an excellent try in last weekend’s Pro14 final against Leinster.

From The42 Ex-Connacht man Ahki wary of threat Ulster's McCloskey poses to Toulouse Midfield

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.

'It's just about earning your stripes, some lads develop quicker' - Keenan

The 24-year-old Leinster man had a key role to play in the province’s Pro14 success.

From The42 Talismanic back row Coetzee an injury doubt for Ulster's trip to Toulouse Concern

Talismanic back row Coetzee an injury doubt for Ulster's trip to Toulouse

The South African carried injury niggles into last weekend’s Pro14 final.

'You can't ignore the threat' - Maro Itoje in fine form for Leinster showdown

The England second row will be a key man as Sarries look to cause an upset in Dublin.

From The42 Toulouse's thrilling start to season a concern for travelling Ulster Jouez

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.

From The42 Much-changed Saracens have 'a few plans up our sleeve' for Leinster Rematch

Much-changed Saracens have 'a few plans up our sleeve' for Leinster

Leo Cullen’s men have a score to settle after last year’s Champions Cup final.

Tadhg Furlong's fitness to be reviewed by Leinster as Saracens signal Vunipola return

The Wexford man has missed out since rugby’s restart due to a back complaint.

From The42 Kolbe brace helps Toulouse warm up for Ulster with win over Rog's La Rochelle Top14

Kolbe brace helps Toulouse warm up for Ulster with win over Rog's La Rochelle

Ulster have eyes only for the Pro14 final today, but next week’s opponents look in ominous shape.

From The42 Toulouse 'enormously' frustrated at 5,000-person limit for Ulster quarter-final Away Day

Toulouse 'enormously' frustrated at 5,000-person limit for Ulster quarter-final

The Top 14 club has moved the fixture to their smaller home venue of Stade Ernest Wallon.

Referees appointed for Leinster and Ulster Champions Cup quarter-finals

EPCR has confirmed the officiating line-ups.

From The42 EPCR confirm new 24-team Champions Cup next season, and Connacht are in New Look

EPCR confirm new 24-team Champions Cup next season, and Connacht are in

All four Irish provinces have qualified for the tournament, which will involve two pools of 12 teams.

From The42 EPCR relax 'non-European' player limit ahead of Champions Cup quarter-finals Rule Book

EPCR relax 'non-European' player limit ahead of Champions Cup quarter-finals

Teams will be allowed to register as many players as they like, including players who have already represented another club in this season’s competitions.

From The42 'Lockdown has only done him good': Sexton hitting form for Leinster Markers

'Lockdown has only done him good': Sexton hitting form for Leinster

Stuart Lancaster can’t hide his interest in coaching the Lions and his out-half is showing no signs of easing up his chase for a spot on the tour either.

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