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

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

Oct 17th 2014, 12:27 PM 9,458 Views 58 Comments

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

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

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

Oct 14th 2014, 7:15 AM 5,160 Views 5 Comments

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

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

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

Oct 6th 2014, 3:10 PM 3,967 Views 6 Comments

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

English opposition for three Irish provinces in opening fixtures of Champions Cup
# Not The Heineken Cup
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# Not The Heineken Cup

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

Aug 14th 2014, 2:35 PM 7,591 Views 9 Comments

And Connacht will host La Rochelle in the Challenge Cup.

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

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

Aug 12th 2014, 2:16 PM 4,658 Views 21 Comments

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

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

ERC staff called in to run first ever Rugby Champions Cup

Jul 9th 2014, 12:46 PM 9,302 Views 13 Comments

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

Ulster players enthused by Kiss appointment as unhappy Anscombe departs
# Changes
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# Changes

Ulster players enthused by Kiss appointment as unhappy Anscombe departs

Jul 1st 2014, 1:00 PM 8,969 Views 13 Comments

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

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

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

Jun 10th 2014, 3:45 PM 6,174 Views 2 Comments

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

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.

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

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

Jun 3rd 2014, 2:13 PM 4,801 Views 39 Comments

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

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

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

May 24th 2014, 3:56 PM 5,724 Views 7 Comments

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

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 5,088 Views 20 Comments

The end for the Heineken Cup is all but confirmed.

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

English clubs welcome Welsh support as WRU promise regions new agreement

Jan 2nd 2014, 6:20 PM 5,142 Views 6 Comments

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

BT Sport aiming to sponsor Irish provinces
# Money
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# Money

BT Sport aiming to sponsor Irish provinces

Dec 22nd 2013, 7:16 PM 5,758 Views 16 Comments

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

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

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

Nov 30th 2013, 11:42 AM 2,856 Views 6 Comments

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

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

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

Nov 28th 2013, 4:12 PM 5,508 Views 17 Comments

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

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

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

Nov 22nd 2013, 4:11 PM 3,462 Views 17 Comments

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

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

English clubs to press on with Rugby Champions Cup despite exodus

Nov 21st 2013, 9:55 PM 8,153 Views 28 Comments

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

Heineken Cup agreement set to continue without English clubs
# Outcasts
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# Outcasts

Heineken Cup agreement set to continue without English clubs

Nov 21st 2013, 7:20 PM 26,073 Views 79 Comments

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

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

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

Oct 30th 2013, 5:33 PM 5,336 Views 8 Comments

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

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

Welsh Rugby Union to offer star names central contracts
# Battle Plans
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# Battle Plans

Welsh Rugby Union to offer star names central contracts

Oct 24th 2013, 9:39 AM 2,990 Views 4 Comments

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

Welsh regions vow their support for Rugby Champions Cup
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# Support

Welsh regions vow their support for Rugby Champions Cup

Oct 22nd 2013, 7:48 PM 6,355 Views 38 Comments

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

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

Toulon say they will play in the Heineken Cup next season

Oct 17th 2013, 4:55 PM 8,447 Views 19 Comments

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

Guinness approached as Rugby Champions Cup sponsors – French report
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# Rugby Champions Cup

Guinness approached as Rugby Champions Cup sponsors – French report

Oct 11th 2013, 5:00 PM 9,419 Views 42 Comments

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

French Federation brand club breakaway 'irrelevant and inappropriate'
# European Rugby
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# European Rugby

French Federation brand club breakaway 'irrelevant and inappropriate'

Sep 23rd 2013, 2:01 PM 2,800 Views 23 Comments

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