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#European Rugby Champions Cup

# european-rugby-champions-cup - Monday 4 June, 2018

From The42 Heineken returns as Champions Cup title sponsor from next season What's In A Name?

Heineken returns as Champions Cup title sponsor from next season

EPCR has secured a four-year title sponsorship deal with the Dutch brewing company.

# european-rugby-champions-cup - Saturday 12 May, 2018

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 'I can't believe we're champions again': Nacewa and Sexton speechless as Leinster reign in Spain Champions

'I can't believe we're champions again': Nacewa and Sexton speechless as Leinster reign in Spain

Leo Cullen’s side battled hard to defeat Racing 92 15-12 in Bilbao this evening.

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 'You want to be able to stand over something from your time, and that drives you on' The Final Furlong

'You want to be able to stand over something from your time, and that drives you on'

Tadhg Furlong has won a Grand Slam and toured with the Lions, but today’s Champions Cup final is one of the biggest games in his career.

# european-rugby-champions-cup - Thursday 10 May, 2018

From The42 'Do I bluff him or not?': Toner wary of former team-mate Ryan in Racing's lineout unit Dev

'Do I bluff him or not?': Toner wary of former team-mate Ryan in Racing's lineout unit

The lineout will be a key battleground during Saturday’s Champions Cup final.

# european-rugby-champions-cup - Wednesday 9 May, 2018

From The42 Henshaw's miracle return ensures fulcrum of Leinster's attack firing for Bilbao Back With A Bang

Henshaw's miracle return ensures fulcrum of Leinster's attack firing for Bilbao

The centre will play a key part against Racing 92 on Saturday, and is fit and ready for the challenge.

# european-rugby-champions-cup - Tuesday 8 May, 2018

From The42 Cullen and Lancaster's dynamic coaching relationship driving Leinster forward Brains Trust

Cullen and Lancaster's dynamic coaching relationship driving Leinster forward

The province are on the verge of creating a second dynasty as they prepare to face Racing 92 in Bilbao on Saturday.

# european-rugby-champions-cup - Monday 7 May, 2018

From The42 McFadden ruled out of Champions Cup final but McGrath and Murphy expected to be fit Injury Update

McFadden ruled out of Champions Cup final but McGrath and Murphy expected to be fit

The winger will miss the rest of the season with the hamstring injury he suffered in the semi-final defeat of Scarlets.

From The42 'I've always been a bit of a clown, it's just me, but you can't just come here for a blooming pay cheque' The Lowe Down

'I've always been a bit of a clown, it's just me, but you can't just come here for a blooming pay cheque'

James Lowe has made a big impression since arriving at Leinster, and the Kiwi winger hopes to prove his worth by helping the province to Champions Cup glory.

# european-rugby-champions-cup - Wednesday 2 May, 2018

From The42 'The players are focused on making sure everything is done better than it normally is' Hungry For Success

'The players are focused on making sure everything is done better than it normally is'

Leinster’s relentless pursuit of a fourth European star is continuing behind closed doors this week as they gear up for Racing in Bilbao.

# european-rugby-champions-cup - Thursday 26 April, 2018

From The42 'The injury has come on leaps and bounds': McGrath on track for Champions Cup final 9

'The injury has come on leaps and bounds': McGrath on track for Champions Cup final

The Leinster scrum-half is set to return to full team training at the start of next week.

# european-rugby-champions-cup - Sunday 22 April, 2018

From The42 As it happened: Racing 92 v Munster, Champions Cup semi-final Too Hot To Handle

As it happened: Racing 92 v Munster, Champions Cup semi-final

We went minute-by-minute in Bordeaux as Racing earned a place alongside Leinster in the Bilbao final on 12 May.

From The42 Cullen bidding to become first man to lift European Cup as both player and coach Leo

Cullen bidding to become first man to lift European Cup as both player and coach

‘They’re a great bunch to work with at the moment, they were a great bunch to play with too.’

# european-rugby-champions-cup - Saturday 21 April, 2018

From The42 Pivac full of praise for Leinster as Scarlets turn their focus to Pro14 run-in Disappointment

Pivac full of praise for Leinster as Scarlets turn their focus to Pro14 run-in

The Welsh region’s first European semi-final appearance since 2007 ended in disappointment.

From The42 'We've had two great days in the Aviva, but it's a very different challenge to go away to Spain' Bilbao Beckons

'We've had two great days in the Aviva, but it's a very different challenge to go away to Spain'

Leo Cullen hailed his side’s clinical nature as Leinster cruised into the Champions Cup final this afternoon.

From The42 Five-star Leinster book their ticket to Bilbao with scintillating victory over Scarlets Marching On

Five-star Leinster book their ticket to Bilbao with scintillating victory over Scarlets

Leo Cullen’s side were at their brilliant best at the Aviva Stadium to cruise through to next month’s Champions Cup final.

From The42 As it happened: Leinster v Scarlets, Champions Cup semi-final Liveblog

As it happened: Leinster v Scarlets, Champions Cup semi-final

We went minute-by-minute as Irish and Welsh rivals chased a European final place.

# european-rugby-champions-cup - Friday 20 April, 2018

From The42 'I was with Munster for 13 years and my appreciation of what I had there has gone through the roof' An Irishman Abroad

'I was with Munster for 13 years and my appreciation of what I had there has gone through the roof'

Donnacha Ryan is preparing to face his former club in Sunday’s Champions Cup showdown, but the 34-year-old has gained a fresh perspective since moving to France.

From The42 Earls ready to take flight again as Munster name side for Racing 92 battle He's Back

Earls ready to take flight again as Munster name side for Racing 92 battle

Ireland’s Grand Slam-winning wing is fit for Sunday’s European semi.

# european-rugby-champions-cup - Thursday 19 April, 2018

From The42 'Happy days if people want to underestimate us but we will do our talking on the field' Scarlet Fever

'Happy days if people want to underestimate us but we will do our talking on the field'

Rob Evans and Scarlets have no fear coming to Dublin to face Leinster.

# european-rugby-champions-cup - Monday 16 April, 2018

From The42 'We need to see if we have learned those lessons, so it's a huge week for us' Crunch Time

'We need to see if we have learned those lessons, so it's a huge week for us'

The painful memories of two semi-final defeats last year are driving Leinster on towards Scarlets this weekend.

From The42 Munster reset and turn their focus to Racing after a successful South African tour Last Four

Munster reset and turn their focus to Racing after a successful South African tour

Johann van Graan’s side returned to Limerick after their two-week tour to begin preparations for Racing.

From The42 Henshaw back in the selection picture for Champions Cup semi-final Boost

Henshaw back in the selection picture for Champions Cup semi-final

The centre took part in Leinster’s pre-match warm-up last Saturday.

# european-rugby-champions-cup - Monday 2 April, 2018

From The42 Strike move for Leavy try a snippet of what defines Leinster at their very best Big Moment

Strike move for Leavy try a snippet of what defines Leinster at their very best

The two Michael’s boys linked beautifully to cut Saracens apart.

From The42 Cullen's Leinster take another big step forward after laying down their credentials The Leinster Way

Cullen's Leinster take another big step forward after laying down their credentials

“There is still lots of things in the performance we can get better at, that is one of the exciting things.”

# european-rugby-champions-cup - Sunday 1 April, 2018

From The42 McCall: Ireland's Grand Slam success a factor in Leinster's big win Dethroned

McCall: Ireland's Grand Slam success a factor in Leinster's big win

Saracens rued their missed opportunities at the Aviva Stadium, but admit Leinster were full value for their 30-19 victory.

From The42 Cullen praises young guns Leavy and Ryan as Leinster win the big moments Blue Wave

Cullen praises young guns Leavy and Ryan as Leinster win the big moments

The Leinster head coach knows how big a test Scarlets will provide in the semi-finals.

From The42 'It’s hard for him not to get frustrated' - Sexton bruised as Leinster batter Saracens Treatment

'It’s hard for him not to get frustrated' - Sexton bruised as Leinster batter Saracens

Mark McCall said his side didn’t plan to target the Leinster out-half.

From The42 Leinster's new wave bully and blitz holders Saracens to storm into semi-finals Last Four

Leinster's new wave bully and blitz holders Saracens to storm into semi-finals

Leo Cullen’s side join Munster in the last four after an impressive three-try win at the Aviva Stadium.

From The42 Leinster know only their best will suffice against three-in-a-row chasing Saracens Champions Cup

Leinster know only their best will suffice against three-in-a-row chasing Saracens

Champions Cup quarter-final showdown against defending champions will be a true measure of how much progress Cullen’s side have made.

From The42 The pain of Lyon driving Nacewa's quest to bring European success back to Leinster ISA

The pain of Lyon driving Nacewa's quest to bring European success back to Leinster

“We’ve got to take the opportunity against arguably the best team in Europe.”

# european-rugby-champions-cup - Saturday 31 March, 2018

From The42 As it happened: Munster v Toulon, Champions Cup quarter-final Minute-by-Minute

As it happened: Munster v Toulon, Champions Cup quarter-final

Two giants of European rugby went head-to-head for a place in the last four at Thomond Park.

From The42 'We've got to be smart, we've got to be physical and we've got to win big moments' Stand Up And Fight

'We've got to be smart, we've got to be physical and we've got to win big moments'

A big European occasion awaits Munster at Thomond Park this afternoon, and Johann van Graan is hoping home advantage will have a big part to play.

From The42 'Saracens is the ultimate test for us. Are we ready? It's hard to say' Litmus Test

'Saracens is the ultimate test for us. Are we ready? It's hard to say'

Leo Cullen says his side are not favourites for tomorrow’s Champions Cup quarter-final.

# european-rugby-champions-cup - Friday 30 March, 2018

From The42 Scarlets book Champions Cup semi-final date against either Leinster or Saracens Final Four This post contains videos

Scarlets book Champions Cup semi-final date against either Leinster or Saracens

Tries from Rhys Patchell and Scott Williams tilted a finely-balanced game in favour of the hosts.

From The42 Back row injuries force Cullen's hand but Fardy's experience at six a major fillip Champions Cup

Back row injuries force Cullen's hand but Fardy's experience at six a major fillip

The Australian has shifted to the back of the scrum as Leinster face into a ‘daunting’ challenge against Saracens.

# european-rugby-champions-cup - Thursday 29 March, 2018

From The42 Aviva Stadium in line to host Champions Cup semi-final as venues announced Home Or Away?

Aviva Stadium in line to host Champions Cup semi-final as venues announced

Leinster will have home advantage if they can overcome Saracens and Scarlets defeat La Rochelle.

# european-rugby-champions-cup - Monday 26 March, 2018

From The42 'A reality check' for Leinster as Cullen switches the focus to two-time European champions Room To Improve

'A reality check' for Leinster as Cullen switches the focus to two-time European champions

The province suffered just their fourth defeat of the season to the Ospreys on Saturday night.

# european-rugby-champions-cup - Sunday 25 March, 2018

From The42 Farrell 'touch and go' for Saracens' showdown with Leinster after quad injury Champions Cup

Farrell 'touch and go' for Saracens' showdown with Leinster after quad injury

George Kruis is also struggling with a back injury and Billy Vunipola is unlikely to be fit for next weekend.

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