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From The42 Three Irish referees set for Champions Cup duty as appointments confirmed European Rugby

Three Irish referees set for Champions Cup duty as appointments confirmed

Frank Murphy, Andrew Brace and George Clancy will take charge of pool stage fixtures next month.

From The42 Leinster and Ulster to feature on Virgin's free-to-air Champions Cup coverage TV Listings

Leinster and Ulster to feature on Virgin's free-to-air Champions Cup coverage

The Ballymount broadcaster will show six pool games.

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 O'Mahony putting 'strange' reaction to Six Nations behind him and slots back into big-game mode Ever Ready

O'Mahony putting 'strange' reaction to Six Nations behind him and slots back into big-game mode

The Ireland vice-captain bristles at the criticism Ireland have been dealt, but is swiftly moving on to push Munster on in Edinburgh.

From The42 Glasgow eye early scalp, Lyon make debut and free-to-air European rugby returns On The Continent

Glasgow eye early scalp, Lyon make debut and free-to-air European rugby returns

Plus, a high quality Challenge Cup competition is an exciting prospect.

From The42 'It was a very bleak dressing room after... It was just so quiet' Bad Memories

'It was a very bleak dressing room after... It was just so quiet'

Three seasons ago, Leinster were hammered twice by Wasps in Europe.

From The42 Win Heineken Champions Cup match tickets to celebrate the launch of our brand new rugby podcast Giveaway

Win Heineken Champions Cup match tickets to celebrate the launch of our brand new rugby podcast

The Irish provinces are back in European action in the coming weeks.

From The42 Munster pitted against Exeter, Leinster take on Wasps and Toulouse in next season's Champions Cup Pool Draw

Munster pitted against Exeter, Leinster take on Wasps and Toulouse in next season's Champions Cup

Ulster will meet Simon Zebo’s Racing 92 and Scarlets while, in the Challenge Cup, Connacht have been pitted against Sale, Bordeaux and Perpignan.

From The42 Connacht out-gunned by Gloucester in crazy Challenge Cup quarter-final Never Say Die

Connacht out-gunned by Gloucester in crazy Challenge Cup quarter-final

The western province refused to lie down as they shared eight tries with the Premiership side.

From The42 Ulster's young lock Treadwell has seized opportunity with both hands European Rugby

Ulster's young lock Treadwell has seized opportunity with both hands

The 21-year-old, who made his debut for Ireland over the summer, is excited at the prospect of being involved in the Champions Cup tomorrow.

From The42 Ulster-bound Piutau among 11 Premiership players nominated for European Rugby Player of the Year King Charles

Ulster-bound Piutau among 11 Premiership players nominated for European Rugby Player of the Year

Dan Carter’s in there too, but the EPCR panel couldn’t find room for any Irish players.

From The42 7 great reasons Leinster, Munster and Ulster fans should still watch rugby this weekend Still Good

7 great reasons Leinster, Munster and Ulster fans should still watch rugby this weekend

Plus, where and when you can watch mighty Connacht (and the rest) in action.

From The42 England, France and Siberia: Here's what's in store for your province in Europe* Pick Up The Pace

England, France and Siberia: Here's what's in store for your province in Europe*

*In Europe, and also 6,000 kilometers away in central Russia.

From The42 Munster backed in to a corner, but have the tools to claw past Saracens SUAF

Munster backed in to a corner, but have the tools to claw past Saracens

A little earlier than planned, but Munster won’t shirk the need to play knockout cup rugby in England today.

From The42 Munster look to carry Ireland's November momentum into Clermont ties Axel's Pride

Munster look to carry Ireland's November momentum into Clermont ties

Joe Schmidt’s coaching and expectation levels will lift the standards in the southern province.

From The42 'We're Munster, they'll want to have a go at us' -- Murray leads rejuvenated side to take on Sharks Preview

'We're Munster, they'll want to have a go at us' -- Murray leads rejuvenated side to take on Sharks

Despite a shaky start to the season, Munster are favourites on their opening European road trip.

From The42 Forget Chabal, 9 years on Wallace's timing v Sale is the lasting memory for O'Callaghan Retrospective

Forget Chabal, 9 years on Wallace's timing v Sale is the lasting memory for O'Callaghan

The sides meet this Saturday and the lock is aiming to avoid a repeat of the 2005 trip to Edgeley Park.

From The42 Opinion: Now is the time to start organising a women's 'Heineken Cup' European Rugby

Opinion: Now is the time to start organising a women's 'Heineken Cup'

Six countries, 12 teams, three pools: let’s get it on!

From The42 Sky or BT? Here's where you can watch your province in European action TV Guide

Sky or BT? Here's where you can watch your province in European action

Ulster and Leinster fans will be watching their side live on BT in the opening round of fixtures.

From The42 Ulster in pool of death as Munster face trips to Sarries and Clermont New Era

Ulster in pool of death as Munster face trips to Sarries and Clermont

Mark Anscombe and Anthony Foley have been handed excitingly tough groups for the Rugby Champions Cup.

From The42 It looks like the European Rugby Champions Cup deal has finally been agreed RIP H Cup

It looks like the European Rugby Champions Cup deal has finally been agreed

The end for the Heineken Cup is all but confirmed.

From The42 Six Nations release extremely short and sweet statement after Paris stakeholder meeting Cautious Optimism

Six Nations release extremely short and sweet statement after Paris stakeholder meeting

Suddenly, the future looks just a little bit brighter for the Heineken Cup.

From The42 More doubt cast over future of Heineken Cup as ERC stops payments to clubs Uncertainty

More doubt cast over future of Heineken Cup as ERC stops payments to clubs

A statement was released last night with officials set to reconvene on 19 February.

From The42 'WRU has failed miserably': Welsh regions angrily reiterate backing for RCC with 'facts' Statement Wars

'WRU has failed miserably': Welsh regions angrily reiterate backing for RCC with 'facts'

‘It is yet to be explained why bringing an additional £12m into the game is not in the best interests of Welsh rugby.’

From The42 Premiership clubs meet today to discuss ERC future (or lack of it) European Rugby

Premiership clubs meet today to discuss ERC future (or lack of it)

“The meeting will look at the future of English and European rugby over the next five years.”

From The42 Premiership Rugby now willing to consider future in Heineken Cup European Rugby

Premiership Rugby now willing to consider future in Heineken Cup

Mark McCafferty appears willing to rejoin the existing European Cup, but still wants a structure to replace the ERC.

From The42 Mediator lays out European Rugby framework after Dublin talks European Rugby

Mediator lays out European Rugby framework after Dublin talks

The parties will meet again early next month.

From The42 Heineken Cup wrap: Here's how 3 of our provinces' rivals got on today European Rugby

Heineken Cup wrap: Here's how 3 of our provinces' rivals got on today

Plus news of Simon Easterby’s shock win over Conor O’Shea’s Harlequins.

From The42 Here's how our writers view this season's Heineken Cup It's Back

Here's how our writers view this season's Heineken Cup

Six writers, five questions and a whole lot of French dominance.

From The42 9 solid reasons to get pumped about the Heineken Cup this weekend European Rugby

9 solid reasons to get pumped about the Heineken Cup this weekend

Enjoy it while it lasts.

From The42 Scout's report: Edinburgh looking to catch Munster out at Murrayfield Pool 6

Scout's report: Edinburgh looking to catch Munster out at Murrayfield

Alan Solomons’ side are bottom of the Pro12, but will welcome a fresh start in Europe.

From The42 'No surprises, no excuses' as Swift plots addition to Heineken Cup highlight reel H Cup

'No surprises, no excuses' as Swift plots addition to Heineken Cup highlight reel

Michael Swift feels his new second row partner Craig Clarke can make a long-term difference at the Sportsground.

From The42 9 ways to spot the fan who only does Heineken Cup Fairweather

9 ways to spot the fan who only does Heineken Cup

Johnny-come-latelies: can’t live with ‘em, can’t balance the books without ‘em.

From The42 Simon Hick column: Street spirit makes All Blacks catch fire Nurture Over Nature

Simon Hick column: Street spirit makes All Blacks catch fire

After the Rugby Championship decider on Saturday, Ireland’s big inter-pro was a bit of a comedown.

From The42 San Siro set to stage the 2015 Heineken Cup final* ERC

San Siro set to stage the 2015 Heineken Cup final*

*If the European competition even exists at that stage.

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 Muller taking on harsh lessons as Ulster gain foothold at the top True Believers

Muller taking on harsh lessons as Ulster gain foothold at the top

At this level of competition one result is enough to scupper a season’s worth of plans.

From The42 ERC chairman Derek McGrath unconcerned by union's 'ERC' omission European Rugby

ERC chairman Derek McGrath unconcerned by union's 'ERC' omission

McGrath suggested that the unions favoured IRB as the cited governing body to encourage English and French clubs to rejoin talks.

From The42 IRFU will not sanction provincial involvement in breakaway tournament European Rugby

IRFU will not sanction provincial involvement in breakaway tournament

All four nations involved in the Pro12 have today backed the existing structure.

From The42 Heineken Cup achievements can't be taken away -- Heaslip European Rugby

Heineken Cup achievements can't be taken away -- Heaslip

The Ireland number eight joined Paul O’Connell to call on the game’s administrators to find a solution.

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