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#European Rugby

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.

From The42 French Federation brand club breakaway 'irrelevant and inappropriate' European Rugby

French Federation brand club breakaway 'irrelevant and inappropriate'

The FFR say they will stand in the way of their clubs who hope to join the ‘Rugby Champions Cup’.

From The42 English, French clubs christen breakaway 'Rugby Champions Cup' European Rugby

English, French clubs christen breakaway 'Rugby Champions Cup'

Premiership Rugby and the LNR released a joint statement today.

From The42 Jean-Pierre Lux asks ERC stakeholders to 'cease public ultimatums' Impasse

Jean-Pierre Lux asks ERC stakeholders to 'cease public ultimatums'

The European Rugby Cup CEO repeated the points agreed in this week’s Dublin meeting.

From The42 It continues: Top 14 boss says France will walk away from Heineken Cup European Rugby

It continues: Top 14 boss says France will walk away from Heineken Cup

Paul Goze says the LNR will continue talks to form a breakaway tournament next season.

From The42 Anglo-French tournament now the preferred option -- McCafferty Clock Is Ticking

Anglo-French tournament now the preferred option -- McCafferty

The Premiership Rugby boss also says he is not concerned whether Pro12 clubs follow the breakaway tournament.

From The42 English and French clubs to form breakaway 'merit-based' tournament European Rugby

English and French clubs to form breakaway 'merit-based' tournament

Premiership Rugby say negotiations with the ERC are over and will open qualification to the proposed tournament to other nations.

From The42 Clermont prove too strong for Montpellier Heineken Cup

Clermont prove too strong for Montpellier

Last year’s semi-finalists booked their place in the last four at the Stade Marcel Michelin.

From The42 Team News: Wannenberg returns to Ulster to face old teammates and young gun Henderson Heineken Cup

Team News: Wannenberg returns to Ulster to face old teammates and young gun Henderson

The South African Number 8 will have a challenging night against the flanker, Henry and Ferris.

From The42 Opinion: Sean O'Brien could be ruined by persistence with No 7 role Expert View

Opinion: Sean O'Brien could be ruined by persistence with No 7 role

One former Leinster player reckons Joe Schmidt got it right yesterday but tweaks are needed with his team in the future.

From The42 We're not satisfied yet, admits triumphant O'Driscoll HCup

We're not satisfied yet, admits triumphant O'Driscoll

“We talked about not being content with that and trying to create some sort of dynasty,” said the Ireland skipper.

From The42 Heineken Cup 2012: Stage set for an unmissable final act Heineken Cup

Heineken Cup 2012: Stage set for an unmissable final act

London is consumed by giddy expectation ahead of a mouthwatering all-Ireland clash, writes Niall Kelly from the English capital.

From The42 Three key battles that will decide the Heineken Cup final Game Of Inches

Three key battles that will decide the Heineken Cup final

It’s going to be tight and very, very tough when Leinster meet Ulster in London.

From The42 Open thread: How do you see the Heineken Cup final faring out? London Calling

Open thread: How do you see the Heineken Cup final faring out?

It’s the biggest ever inter-provincial game, we think you should have your say.

From The42 Heineken Cup preview: Twickenham braced for 'all-Ireland' final London Calling

Heineken Cup preview: Twickenham braced for 'all-Ireland' final

Leinster and Ulster have reached the final by very different routes but the northern province are out to upset the odds.

From The42 Joe Schmidt names Leinster team to face Ulster in Heineken Cup decider HCup

Joe Schmidt names Leinster team to face Ulster in Heineken Cup decider

Chill out Leinster fans, ’50-50′ shot Bran O’Driscoll will start.

From The42 Heineken Cup: No surprises in Ulster XV HCup

Heineken Cup: No surprises in Ulster XV

John Afoa and and Chris Henry return to the pack, Paddy Jackson gets the nod to start at number 10.

From The42 The last time: Memories of Ulster's Heineken Cup triumph Spirit Of '99 This post contains videos

The last time: Memories of Ulster's Heineken Cup triumph

“It was just good craic, getting in amongst it and sorting them out.”

From The42 Brad Thorn eyeing historic world rugby treble with victory in London THE MAGIC NUMBER

Brad Thorn eyeing historic world rugby treble with victory in London

The Kiwi lock could become the first player to win the Rugby World Cup, Heineken Cup and Super Rugby titles.

From The42 Getting the Hump: Bell insists fly-half jersey is still up for grabs Pivotal

Getting the Hump: Bell insists fly-half jersey is still up for grabs

Ulster must choose between youthful strength and experienced flair in the Heineken Cup final.

From The42 Where the Heineken Cup final will be won and lost... Crunch Time

Where the Heineken Cup final will be won and lost...

It’s Ulster and Leinster in the biggest game in European rugby. Here’s what’ll decide it in London, according to Tom Fox.