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#European Cup

From The42 EPCR looking at possible 24-team Champions Cup for next season Format

EPCR looking at possible 24-team Champions Cup for next season

Eight clubs from each of the leagues would qualify and the competition would be played over eight weekends.

From The42 Virgin Media Sport to show over 12 hours of Liverpool's classic European games this weekend Stay At Home

Virgin Media Sport to show over 12 hours of Liverpool's classic European games this weekend

This should help fill that sizeable void in our lives.

From The42 Quiz: Can you name the players from Leinster's four European Cup winning teams? It's Quizness Time

Quiz: Can you name the players from Leinster's four European Cup winning teams?

Leinster chase a fifth crown on Saturday in Newcastle.

From The42 Quiz: How much do you remember from Leinster's previous European cup final victories? It's Quizness Time
From The42 Rassie v ROG, nothing to fear for Connacht and more talking points after the Champions Cup draw European Cup

Rassie v ROG, nothing to fear for Connacht and more talking points after the Champions Cup draw

The draw was more favourable to Irish provinces than last season.

From The42 ROG's Racing to take on Munster in Champions Cup, Connacht and Toulouse meet again Provincial

ROG's Racing to take on Munster in Champions Cup, Connacht and Toulouse meet again

Here’s what the cornerstones of your province’s season will look like.

From The42 Stuart McCloskey's brilliance earned him a place in MO's Champions Cup Team of the Week Bangor Bulldozer This post contains videos

Stuart McCloskey's brilliance earned him a place in MO's Champions Cup Team of the Week

Other members of the XV weren’t quite as deserving as he was though.

From The42 The documentary charting Nottingham Forest's rise to European Cup glory looks class You Sexy Thing

The documentary charting Nottingham Forest's rise to European Cup glory looks class

I Believe in Miracles charts the story of Nottingham Forest in 1979.

From The42 The story of the Irish part-timers who were ‘one kick away’ from Real Madrid Remember When

The story of the Irish part-timers who were ‘one kick away’ from Real Madrid

A new documentary recalls Dundalk’s memorable 1979-80 campaign.

From The42 Johnny Sexton helped Racing Metro to a win in the Top 14 tonight Star

Johnny Sexton helped Racing Metro to a win in the Top 14 tonight

The out-half recently played a starring role in Ireland’s Six Nations triumph.

From The42 Brian Clough and his effect on the Irish management team Legacy

Brian Clough and his effect on the Irish management team

On what would have been Clough’s 80th birthday, we examine the iconic manager’s influence on Martin O’Neill and Roy Keane.

From The42 On this day in 2009... Munster recorded one of their greatest European triumphs Flashback This post contains videos

On this day in 2009... Munster recorded one of their greatest European triumphs

Tony McGahan’s side ended Perpignan’s five-year unbeaten streak at home in the Heineken Cup with a bonus-point win at the Stade Aime Giral.

From The42 Real Madrid great Alfredo Di Stéfano passes away aged 88 RIP

Real Madrid great Alfredo Di Stéfano passes away aged 88

The legendary Argentine-born striker suffered a heart attack in Spain on Saturday.

From The42 Real Madrid players crash Ancelotti's press briefing, Carlo raises unimpressed eyebrow Mob Rule This post contains videos

Real Madrid players crash Ancelotti's press briefing, Carlo raises unimpressed eyebrow

The Italian eventually got swept up in the wave of singing euphoria.

From The42 'The European Cup will be an extended Pro12 next season' predicts Welsh chairman War Of Words

'The European Cup will be an extended Pro12 next season' predicts Welsh chairman

‘I cannot see the tills ringing to see us play Zebre for the fourth time in a season,” said Dragons chief Gareth Davies.

From The42 ‘Happy enough’: Understated Keatley proving he can be Munster’s key man The Quiet Man

‘Happy enough’: Understated Keatley proving he can be Munster’s key man

Munster’s out-half was careful not to thread on any toes after doing all his talking on the pitch.

From The42 56 years ago: Shamrock Rovers met the Busby Babes in Europe History Books

56 years ago: Shamrock Rovers met the Busby Babes in Europe

It was the first time a League of Ireland team featured in the prestigious competition.

From The42 IRB 'don't believe' in Anglo-French European Cup venture Collision Course

IRB 'don't believe' in Anglo-French European Cup venture

“We strongly believe it should be a European competition,” declared IRB chief executive Brett Gosper.

From The42 7 lessons today’s footballers can learn from Roy of the Rovers Inspirational

7 lessons today’s footballers can learn from Roy of the Rovers

From surviving kindappings to staying loyal to your club, Roy Race could teach today’s millionaires a thing or two.

Good news Leinster and Munster fans, Millennium Stadium gets Heineken Cup Final

The Irish sides have won a combined three European Cups at the 74,500-seater stadium in Cardiff.

From The42 Snapshot: Juventus mark 28th anniversary of Heysel disaster Heysel

Snapshot: Juventus mark 28th anniversary of Heysel disaster

39 people were killed and 600 injured on this day in 1985.

From The42 Bullish Mourinho confident of Champions League glory Ready To Go

Bullish Mourinho confident of Champions League glory

Asked to give details of his starting line-up on Wednesday and how his team will play, the Real Madrid coach was very guarded.

From The42 Dates for your diary: Heineken Cup quarter-final times confirmed Knockout Phase

Dates for your diary: Heineken Cup quarter-final times confirmed

Munster and Ulster’s trips to England will be almost 24 hours apart.

From The42 Confirmed: Defending champions Leinster out at pool stage, Saracens claim win Wave Goodbye

Confirmed: Defending champions Leinster out at pool stage, Saracens claim win

The reigning champions are officially out.

From The42 Heineken Cup Explainer: What Leinster and Munster need to do to reach 1/4 finals Bonus Point

Heineken Cup Explainer: What Leinster and Munster need to do to reach 1/4 finals

Six clubs, including the two Irish provinces, are competing for two runners-up slots.

From The42 Heineken Cup Cheat Sheet: your guide to this weekend's rugby action Provincial

Heineken Cup Cheat Sheet: your guide to this weekend's rugby action

Even four wins from four may not be enough for our provinces.

From The42 'We've a lot of pride in our home record' - Steenson plans ferocious welcome for Leinster Heineken Cup

'We've a lot of pride in our home record' - Steenson plans ferocious welcome for Leinster

Exeter Chiefs are hoping to end their first season of Heineken Cup rugby by eliminating the champions.

From The42 Heineken Cup: Good news for Irish sides as Ospreys hold Tigers Round-Up

Heineken Cup: Good news for Irish sides as Ospreys hold Tigers

Former Leinster back dived over in the corner for Leicester but the Welsh side struck back.

From The42 As it happened: Edinburgh v Munster, Heineken Cup Trying Times

As it happened: Edinburgh v Munster, Heineken Cup

Rob Penney’s men landed at Murrayfield on their magic carpet and were plotting a four-try win.

From The42 3 key battles that will make or break Munster's Heineken Cup challenge Red Or Dead

3 key battles that will make or break Munster's Heineken Cup challenge

Rob Penney’s men would be delighted to repeat their four-try performance against Edinburgh in Limerick.

From The42 As it happened: Leinster v Scarlets, Heineken Cup 5 Alive

As it happened: Leinster v Scarlets, Heineken Cup

Seconds out, round 5 and the champs were on the hunt for tries.

From The42 Heineken Cup: Toulon join Ulster and Quins in the 1/4 finals while Biarritz fight on Francetastic

Heineken Cup: Toulon join Ulster and Quins in the 1/4 finals while Biarritz fight on

Dimitri Yachvilli and his buddies may yet rue that late conversion miss in Galway.

From The42 'All bets are off' - Simon Easterby determined to get one over Leinster and brother Guy Heineken Cup

'All bets are off' - Simon Easterby determined to get one over Leinster and brother Guy

The Scarlets coach insists there is no ‘gentleman’s agreement’ over the must-win fixture for the Blues.

From The42 O'Gara gets the nod for 4-try mission to Murrayfield Heineken Cup

O'Gara gets the nod for 4-try mission to Murrayfield

Munster coach Rob Penney has named a strong team for the Sunday clash with Edinburgh.

From The42 I'd take Ulster at Ravenhill over Barcelona at the Nou Camp any day - Duncan Weir Heineken Cup

I'd take Ulster at Ravenhill over Barcelona at the Nou Camp any day - Duncan Weir

The Scottish out-half was in the Glasgow Celtic youth team with James Forrest.

From The42 McLaughlin: Leinster in balancing act for 'make or break' weekend Heineken Cup

McLaughlin: Leinster in balancing act for 'make or break' weekend

The flanker acknowledges that Leinster need four tries this weekend, but is intent on remaining focused on the little details.

From The42 Rougerie out for 6 weeks thanks to Boyet's sliding tackle HCup

Rougerie out for 6 weeks thanks to Boyet's sliding tackle

The Clermont skipper was hurt when Boyet slid in, football style, and connected studs full on with the France international’s right ankle

From The42 Ospreys beat Toulouse to keep knockout hopes alive Report

Ospreys beat Toulouse to keep knockout hopes alive

In addition, Leicester went top of the pool after they eked out a come from behind 14-13 win over Treviso in Italy.

From The42 Heineken Cup 2012: Racing keep quarter-final hopes alive Report

Heineken Cup 2012: Racing keep quarter-final hopes alive

The French side earned a hard-fought victory over Edinburgh this evening.

From The42 Heineken Cup cheat sheet: Your guide to this weekend’s European rugby Previews

Heineken Cup cheat sheet: Your guide to this weekend’s European rugby

Our four provinces are facing into make-or-break weekend, here’s all you need to know.

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