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Pro14 season could still be restarted but will definitely be curtailed, say Scottish Rugby Union
# European Rugby
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# European Rugby

Pro14 season could still be restarted but will definitely be curtailed, say Scottish Rugby Union

May 6th 2020, 10:27 PM 4,710 Views 7 Comments

An update from SRU chief operating officer Dominic McKay, who is a Pro14 board member.

French rugby bosses agree to cancel season, aim to start 20/21 in September
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# European Rugby

French rugby bosses agree to cancel season, aim to start 20/21 in September

Apr 30th 2020, 12:30 PM 5,970 Views 29 Comments

Covid-19 has ended France’s top division after 17 rounds.

Seismic Saturday evening in store as Leinster host Saracens, Ulster tackle Toulouse on the Sunday
# Order Of Play
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# Order Of Play

Seismic Saturday evening in store as Leinster host Saracens, Ulster tackle Toulouse on the Sunday

Jan 24th 2020, 1:33 PM 10,480 Views 16 Comments

April 4 and 5 will be an unmissable weekend of rugby.

Coetzee and Murphy return to Ulster team for Clermont clash
# Suftum
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# Suftum

Coetzee and Murphy return to Ulster team for Clermont clash

Jan 10th 2020, 12:16 PM 8,353 Views 14 Comments

Head coach Dan McFarland has made just two changes to the team that beat Munster last Friday.

Captain Butler back to bolster Connacht for Gloucester trip
# Champions Cup
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# Champions Cup

Captain Butler back to bolster Connacht for Gloucester trip

Dec 6th 2019, 12:27 PM 6,267 Views 13 Comments

A training ground injury for Matt Healy has forced Friend to switch John Porch to fullback.

Larmour, Porter and Doris in harness as Leinster travel to face Premiership-leading Saints
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# Team News

Larmour, Porter and Doris in harness as Leinster travel to face Premiership-leading Saints

Dec 6th 2019, 12:12 PM 11,104 Views 22 Comments

Tadhg Furlong, Rob Kearney and Scott Fardy head up a vastly experienced Leinster bench.

Stubborn Ospreys effort forces Munster to deliver late, late bonus point win
# Red Zone
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# Red Zone

Stubborn Ospreys effort forces Munster to deliver late, late bonus point win

Nov 16th 2019, 7:40 PM 36,966 Views 43 Comments

Jeremy Loughman scored and created a brilliant try on his first European start, but James Cronin’s late try could prove invaluable.

O'Brien brought into Leinster camp as they ramped up to take on Europe again
# Pedigree
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# Pedigree

O'Brien brought into Leinster camp as they ramped up to take on Europe again

Nov 16th 2019, 6:00 AM 18,168 Views 52 Comments

Hot favourites for the opener and the tournament, Leinster don’t just switch on for Europe by accident.

Ulster front up for Europe on traditional happy hunting ground
# Early Bath
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# Early Bath

Ulster front up for Europe on traditional happy hunting ground

Nov 16th 2019, 1:29 AM 5,256 Views 6 Comments

The northern province have won all four meetings with Bath in Europe, but continuing the trend will be a difficult task today.

Johnny Sexton back in blue as Leinster begin Champions Cup chase at home to Benetton
# Team-Sheet
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# Team-Sheet

Johnny Sexton back in blue as Leinster begin Champions Cup chase at home to Benetton

Nov 15th 2019, 12:08 PM 10,617 Views 37 Comments

Garry Ringrose, Jordan Larmour, James Ryan and Josh van der Flier also return to the Leinster side.

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

Three Irish referees set for Champions Cup duty as appointments confirmed

Oct 14th 2019, 1:18 PM 8,399 Views 10 Comments

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

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

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

Aug 23rd 2019, 1:16 PM 6,706 Views 5 Comments

The Ballymount broadcaster will show six pool games.

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

Champions Cup draw pits Munster against Saracens and Racing 92

Jun 19th 2019, 1:57 PM 20,191 Views 91 Comments

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

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

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

Mar 27th 2019, 6:15 AM 13,304 Views 47 Comments

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

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

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

Oct 12th 2018, 5:00 PM 9,064 Views 18 Comments

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

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

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

Oct 9th 2018, 7:30 AM 15,168 Views 34 Comments

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

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

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

Sep 25th 2018, 1:34 PM 6,889 Views 6 Comments

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

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

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

Jun 20th 2018, 5:02 PM 32,010 Views 83 Comments

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

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

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

Mar 31st 2018, 3:35 PM 14,649 Views 25 Comments

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

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

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

Oct 12th 2017, 10:15 AM 4,917 Views 5 Comments

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.

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

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

Apr 20th 2016, 1:25 PM 5,429 Views 13 Comments

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

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

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

Apr 6th 2016, 8:50 AM 8,240 Views 12 Comments

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

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

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

Nov 9th 2015, 10:38 AM 7,483 Views 15 Comments

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

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

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

Jan 17th 2015, 12:05 AM 5,535 Views 12 Comments

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

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

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

Dec 3rd 2014, 8:00 AM 9,419 Views 21 Comments

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

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

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

Oct 18th 2014, 8:00 AM 7,918 Views 7 Comments

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

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

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

Oct 13th 2014, 6:26 PM 9,523 Views 9 Comments

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

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

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

Aug 20th 2014, 11:26 AM 3,957 Views 17 Comments

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

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

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

Aug 14th 2014, 8:32 PM 10,367 Views 26 Comments

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

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

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

Jun 10th 2014, 3:00 PM 17,704 Views 11 Comments

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

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

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

Apr 10th 2014, 6:05 PM 5,087 Views 20 Comments

The end for the Heineken Cup is all but confirmed.

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

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

Feb 12th 2014, 12:44 PM 8,130 Views 16 Comments

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

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

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

Feb 6th 2014, 9:41 AM 3,762 Views 1 Comment

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

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

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

Jan 4th 2014, 4:19 PM 4,589 Views 12 Comments

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

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

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

Dec 5th 2013, 6:48 AM 2,587 Views 2 Comments

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

Premiership Rugby now willing to consider future in Heineken Cup
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# European Rugby

Premiership Rugby now willing to consider future in Heineken Cup

Nov 28th 2013, 10:09 PM 7,519 Views 31 Comments

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

Mediator lays out European Rugby framework after Dublin talks
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# European Rugby

Mediator lays out European Rugby framework after Dublin talks

Oct 24th 2013, 3:59 PM 3,369 Views 17 Comments

The parties will meet again early next month.

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

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

Oct 12th 2013, 8:44 PM 3,292 Views 0 Comments

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

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

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

Oct 11th 2013, 12:43 PM 3,055 Views 5 Comments

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

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

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

Oct 11th 2013, 9:10 AM 2,654 Views 2 Comments

Enjoy it while it lasts.

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