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From The42 No place for Te'o as Leinster ring the changes ahead of Champions Cup debut No Go Te'o

No place for Te'o as Leinster ring the changes ahead of Champions Cup debut

There are five changes to the pack for Matt O’Connor’s men.

From The42 Madigan 'a better 12 than a 10' and more Champions Cup discussion topics Interview

Madigan 'a better 12 than a 10' and more Champions Cup discussion topics

Sky Sports pundits Stuart Barnes, Alan Quinlan and Paul Wallace look ahead to this year’s big upcoming tournament.

From The42 Leinster's injury list grows with McFadden ruled out for six weeks Crocked

Leinster's injury list grows with McFadden ruled out for six weeks

More positively, Luke Fitzgerald is ‘progressing really well,’ according to head coach Matt O’Connor.

From The42 English opposition for three Irish provinces in opening fixtures of Champions Cup Not The Heineken Cup This post contains images

English opposition for three Irish provinces in opening fixtures of Champions Cup

And Connacht will host La Rochelle in the Challenge Cup.

From The42 London's Twickenham to host inaugural final of Rugby Champions Cup Venues

London's Twickenham to host inaugural final of Rugby Champions Cup

The Challenge Cup decider will be played at the Twickenham Stoop the day before.

From The42 ERC staff called in to run first ever Rugby Champions Cup Twist

ERC staff called in to run first ever Rugby Champions Cup

Employees of the organisation that administered the Heineken Cup will be parachuted in to organise the new competition.

From The42 Ulster players enthused by Kiss appointment as unhappy Anscombe departs Changes

Ulster players enthused by Kiss appointment as unhappy Anscombe departs

The Australian may remain in charge of the province for the entire season.

From The42 Foley eyeing 'big finals' in May despite fearsome Champions Cup opposition Axel

Foley eyeing 'big finals' in May despite fearsome Champions Cup opposition

Munster’s new head coach believes Saracens, Clermont and Sale would have preferred to avoid his side.

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 O'Connor: Leinster need 'five or six players' to challenge Toulon's European dominance Higher Powers

O'Connor: Leinster need 'five or six players' to challenge Toulon's European dominance

The former Tigers coach has also promised his side will play ‘better footy’ over the next 12 months.

From The42 Wasps complete the 20-club line up for the first Rugby Champions Cup Europe

Wasps complete the 20-club line up for the first Rugby Champions Cup

The Premiership side were deserved winners against Stade Français in a two-legged play-off tie.

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 English clubs welcome Welsh support as WRU promise regions new agreement Rugby Champions Cup

English clubs welcome Welsh support as WRU promise regions new agreement

The warring factions in European rugby were back at it today.

From The42 BT Sport aiming to sponsor Irish provinces Money

BT Sport aiming to sponsor Irish provinces

The UK-based broadcaster is planning to expand its rugby empire as the battle with Sky continues.

From The42 French club boss: Rugby Champions Cup was a way to get what we wanted Political Football

French club boss: Rugby Champions Cup was a way to get what we wanted

“This year of transition will give us enough time to create a new structure,” he added.

From The42 French clubs agree to take part in Heineken Cup next season - reports Fait Accompli

French clubs agree to take part in Heineken Cup next season - reports

The Rugby Champions Cup looks dead in the water… for now.

From The42 Opinion: French clubs remain the key to a real Heineken Cup Impasse

Opinion: French clubs remain the key to a real Heineken Cup

The LNR has not yet committed to playing in the ERC-run tournament next season.

From The42 English clubs to press on with Rugby Champions Cup despite exodus Last Men Standing

English clubs to press on with Rugby Champions Cup despite exodus

The English RFU was not present at this afternoon’s meeting in Dublin.

From The42 Heineken Cup agreement set to continue without English clubs Outcasts

Heineken Cup agreement set to continue without English clubs

A statement from the IRFU this evening confirmed that an ERC-run European competition will continue.

From The42 IRB chairman says the Rugby Champions Cup is "not necesarily" credible Governance

IRB chairman says the Rugby Champions Cup is "not necesarily" credible

Bernard Lapasset said the proposed new European club tournament is by no means definite.

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 Welsh Rugby Union to offer star names central contracts Battle Plans

Welsh Rugby Union to offer star names central contracts

Meanwhile, there are plans to include play-offs in the qualification process for the Rugby Champions Cup

From The42 Welsh regions vow their support for Rugby Champions Cup Support

Welsh regions vow their support for Rugby Champions Cup

In a major breakthrough for the English and French clubs, the Welsh regions say they are behind the new tournament.

From The42 Toulon say they will play in the Heineken Cup next season Breaking Rank

Toulon say they will play in the Heineken Cup next season

The club’s president Mourad Boudjellal is unhappy with the LNR’s new regulations concerning foreign players.

From The42 Guinness approached as Rugby Champions Cup sponsors – French report Rugby Champions Cup

Guinness approached as Rugby Champions Cup sponsors – French report

Midi Olympique claims the Irish stout producers have been targeted as backers for the new competition.

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’.