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#Champions Cup

# champions-cup - Thursday 13 September, 2018

From The42 Munster, Leinster and Ulster set for French refs in first round of Champions Cup On The Whistle

Munster, Leinster and Ulster set for French refs in first round of Champions Cup

Romain Poite, Pascal Gaüzère and Jérôme Garcès are first up for the Irish provinces.

# champions-cup - Friday 17 August, 2018

From The42 TV3 announce which Champions Cup fixtures they will show free-to-air this season On The Box

TV3 announce which Champions Cup fixtures they will show free-to-air this season

Both Leinster and Munster will feature on the channel during the pool stages.

From The42 Champions Leinster to open European defence against Wasps, Munster begin with trip to Exeter Champions Cup

Champions Leinster to open European defence against Wasps, Munster begin with trip to Exeter

The schedule, dates, and kick-off times for the European pool stages are finally in.

# champions-cup - Saturday 21 July, 2018

From The42 Dortmund ease past Man City in Champions Cup opener Good Start

Dortmund ease past Man City in Champions Cup opener

Mario Gotze’s first half penalty was enough to see off the Premier League champions.

# champions-cup - Wednesday 20 June, 2018

From The42 Cullen looking forward to reunion with Girvan Dempsey and Bath Back So Soon

Cullen looking forward to reunion with Girvan Dempsey and Bath

The Leinster coach will have familiar rivals throughout the pool.

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 A little luck could go a long way for Irish provinces as Champions Cup draw sets stall for the season ahead Euro Zone

A little luck could go a long way for Irish provinces as Champions Cup draw sets stall for the season ahead

To avoid another clash with Racing 92, Munster will hope the seedings fall their way ahead of this afternoon’s draw.

# champions-cup - Wednesday 23 May, 2018

From The42 'I'd like to think that I have a lot more to give' - Leinster's Larmour looking up Wonderkid

'I'd like to think that I have a lot more to give' - Leinster's Larmour looking up

The 20-year-old will travel to Australia but hopes to finish his Leinster season with another medal.

From The42 The 'brothers' culture that has been a key part of Leinster's rebuild Values

The 'brothers' culture that has been a key part of Leinster's rebuild

‘It’s something the players came up with and we’ve seen that when we’re at our most distressed on the field.’

# champions-cup - Tuesday 22 May, 2018

From The42 Cooney looking forward to either Tests or Thailand after delivering on personal promise Gamechanger

Cooney looking forward to either Tests or Thailand after delivering on personal promise

The scrum-half has put in an exceptional first season with Ulster, but Ireland’s remain well-stocked for nines.

# champions-cup - Sunday 20 May, 2018

From The42 Changing of the guard makes Champions Cup a vital pillar for Ulster's rebuild Big Games Ahead

Changing of the guard makes Champions Cup a vital pillar for Ulster's rebuild

Some cherished figures won’t be around for Ulster next season, but today’s win brings reasons to get excited about the year ahead.

From The42 Two-try Gilroy helps Ulster see off Ospreys to take place in Champions Cup Silver Lining

Two-try Gilroy helps Ulster see off Ospreys to take place in Champions Cup

John Cooney underlined his importance to the northern province as he kicked 15 points to help seal victory.

# champions-cup - Saturday 19 May, 2018

From The42 Leinster's fresh faces make their presence truly felt against Munster Depth

Leinster's fresh faces make their presence truly felt against Munster

The likes of James Lowe and Jack Conan came in to make a big impact in the win over Munster.

# champions-cup - Friday 18 May, 2018

From The42 Ref review: Were the big calls in the Champions Cup final correct? Officials

Ref review: Were the big calls in the Champions Cup final correct?

We asked a current referee to review some of the incidents from Leinster’s narrow win over Racing.

From The42 Best and Henderson ruled out of Champions Cup play-off as potential debutant makes Ulster bench Weakened

Best and Henderson ruled out of Champions Cup play-off as potential debutant makes Ulster bench

Former Leinsterman and Ireland U20 could make his first senior appearance off the bench.

# champions-cup - Monday 14 May, 2018

From The42 Analysis: How Leinster dug out the win in a compelling final five minutes Endgame

Analysis: How Leinster dug out the win in a compelling final five minutes

The Champions Cup final came down to the very death in Bilbao but Leinster found a way.

From The42 'When I first saw him, he was a string bean. He was tall, he was talented' James Ryan

'When I first saw him, he was a string bean. He was tall, he was talented'

James Ryan has had a sensational season with Leinster and Ireland, and there may be more to come.

From The42 Even with a dour final, this should go down as Leinster's greatest European glory Fourth Star

Even with a dour final, this should go down as Leinster's greatest European glory

The Irish province are already thinking about driving onto further glory in the Champions Cup.

# champions-cup - Sunday 13 May, 2018

From The42 Lancaster's redemption a happy tale in Leinster's European success Stu

Lancaster's redemption a happy tale in Leinster's European success

The 48-year-old has been central to the Irish province’s return to former heights.

From The42 'Obsessed is the word... we have a love affair with this tournament' Fourth Star

'Obsessed is the word... we have a love affair with this tournament'

There is enough youth in Leinster’s squad to start dreaming about trophy number five before too long.

# champions-cup - Saturday 12 May, 2018

From The42 Touch of class with Jordi Murphy says a whole lot about this Leinster team Brothers

Touch of class with Jordi Murphy says a whole lot about this Leinster team

Johnny Sexton challenge the province to improve their culture in 2016 and the results are clear.

From The42 'It was great for Isa to win it for us with the last couple of kicks' Cool And Calm

'It was great for Isa to win it for us with the last couple of kicks'

The 35-year-old stepped up when his side needed him most in the closing 10 minutes.

From The42 James Ryan is already one of the best in the world at the age of 21 Man Of The Match

James Ryan is already one of the best in the world at the age of 21

The second row was magnificent once again as Leinster overcame Racing in Bilbao.

From The42 Donnybrook to host homecoming celebration for Leinster squad on Sunday European Kings

Donnybrook to host homecoming celebration for Leinster squad on Sunday

Tickets will be available free of charge on the Leinster Rugby website.

From The42 As it happened: Leinster v Racing 92, Champions Cup final Liveblog

As it happened: Leinster v Racing 92, Champions Cup final

We went minute-by-minute from Bilbao as Leo Cullen’s side went in search of a fourth European crown.

From The42 Massive setback for Racing as Dan Carter ruled out of Champions Cup final in Bilbao Injury

Massive setback for Racing as Dan Carter ruled out of Champions Cup final in Bilbao

Racing 92 have been forced into a late change, with Carter ruled out with a hamstring injury.

From The42 'It was so smart of Leo, so strategic, to bring someone like Stuart in' The Boss

'It was so smart of Leo, so strategic, to bring someone like Stuart in'

Leinster have thrived since Leo Cullen’s decision to pick up the phone and call Stuart Lancaster.

# champions-cup - Friday 11 May, 2018

From The42 Letter from Bilbao: Leinster feel a bond in the Basque Country On The Road

Letter from Bilbao: Leinster feel a bond in the Basque Country

Leo Cullen’s men took in some of the sights in the city after their captain’s run in the sun.

From The42 'I just came over to France for a different experience and a new challenge' Donners

'I just came over to France for a different experience and a new challenge'

The Racing man will be out to deny Leinster’s bid for a fourth Champions Cup title tomorrow.

From The42 'It’s not just James. There’s a host of players we had difficult conversations with' Omitted

'It’s not just James. There’s a host of players we had difficult conversations with'

Kiwi wing James Lowe has missed out on making Leinster’s squad for the Champions Cup final.

From The42 Donnacha Ryan at the heart of Racing side showing just one enforced change from win over Munster Champions Cup

Donnacha Ryan at the heart of Racing side showing just one enforced change from win over Munster

The Paris club have again opted to keep Dan Carter in reserve when they take on Leinster.

From The42 Leinster go into Champions Cup final without James Lowe as Gibson-Park provides cover Final XV

Leinster go into Champions Cup final without James Lowe as Gibson-Park provides cover

Isa Nacewa is captain on what will be his final European match for the province.

From The42 Millions of Lorenzetti's euros have gone in but Racing's rise is impressive Bien Joue

Millions of Lorenzetti's euros have gone in but Racing's rise is impressive

Lolo and Toto, the head coaches, have done an impressive job with the Parisian club.

# champions-cup - Thursday 10 May, 2018

From The42 The Rugby Show: Champions Cup final 2018 preview Analysis This post contains videos

The Rugby Show: Champions Cup final 2018 preview

Eddie O’Sullivan joins Murray and Gavan to preview Leinster v Racing 92 this weekend.

From The42 'Our whole thing was that we've got to have the same attitude as Donnacha' Inspiration

'Our whole thing was that we've got to have the same attitude as Donnacha'

Tipperary man Donnacha Ryan has had a telling impact on Racing 92 since joining last summer.

# champions-cup - Sunday 6 May, 2018

From The42 ‘If you strip it all back in rugby, it’s who hits who the hardest’ Mindset

‘If you strip it all back in rugby, it’s who hits who the hardest’

We spoke to Dan Leavy about his mindset, physicality and breakdown skills.

# champions-cup - Saturday 5 May, 2018

From The42 Bath thrash London Irish to confirm Ulster will face Ospreys for last Champions Cup berth Last Chance Saloon

Bath thrash London Irish to confirm Ulster will face Ospreys for last Champions Cup berth

We’re set for a Sunday showdown at Kingspan Stadium.

From The42 JVDF taking inspiration from Jordi Murphy's post-knee injury excellence North Star

JVDF taking inspiration from Jordi Murphy's post-knee injury excellence

Both back rows suffered serious ACL damage on famous days for Ireland, and Van der Flier is intent on following Murphy’s footsteps.

# champions-cup - Tuesday 1 May, 2018

Pro14 clarify how Leinster can smooth Ulster's path into next season's Champions Cup

The northern province could reach next season’s tournament without the need of a playoff, but they will need a few results to go their way this weekend.

# champions-cup - Friday 27 April, 2018

From The42 Arnold only man retained as Munster rest front-liners for Ulster clash Back On The Horse

Arnold only man retained as Munster rest front-liners for Ulster clash

All but six members of Munster’s matchday squad in Bordeaux will rest up this weekend.

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