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#European Rugby Champions Cup

# european-rugby-champions-cup - Yesterday’s News

From The42 'A trip to France is an assault on your senses. It's a good chance to show where we're at' Away Days

'A trip to France is an assault on your senses. It's a good chance to show where we're at'

Leinster travel to Montpellier searching for a first win on French soil since October 2014.

From The42 Pienaar returns from injury as Montpellier name star-studded side for Leinster Team News

Pienaar returns from injury as Montpellier name star-studded side for Leinster

Aaron Cruden, Frans Steyn and Nemani Nadolo all included in Vern Cotter’s explosive backline.

From The42 Sexton rested as Cullen makes six changes for Leinster's trip to Montpellier Round Six

Sexton rested as Cullen makes six changes for Leinster's trip to Montpellier

Joey Carbery could make his return from injury after being named on the bench.

From The42 'It's just pure work rate. In a tight game, it can nearly win you a game' Bust A Gut

'It's just pure work rate. In a tight game, it can nearly win you a game'

Robbie Henshaw is happy that he’s showing a rounded game in midfield for Leinster.

# european-rugby-champions-cup - Thursday 18 January, 2018

From The42 Here's what your province needs to happen in the decisive Champions Cup pool matches Runners And Riders

Here's what your province needs to happen in the decisive Champions Cup pool matches

Leinster are already through, and both Munster and Ulster know what they need to do this weekend to qualify for the knock-out stages.

From The42 'If foreign players have been caught doing that, it is hindering home-grown players who are doing it the right way' Doping

'If foreign players have been caught doing that, it is hindering home-grown players who are doing it the right way'

Chris Henry is less than impressed with Gerbrandt Grobler’s doping past.

# european-rugby-champions-cup - Tuesday 16 January, 2018

From The42 Munster excited about potential of their improving attacking game Ball In Hand

Munster excited about potential of their improving attacking game

The likes of Keith Earls and Simon Zebo enjoyed playing on the artificial pitch in Paris.

# european-rugby-champions-cup - Sunday 14 January, 2018

From The42 Van Graan's Munster left with losing bonus point after absorbing clash in Paris Let It Slip

Van Graan's Munster left with losing bonus point after absorbing clash in Paris

Johann van Graan’s men will be frustrated with the circumstances of their defeat in Paris.

From The42 'There's no magic formula, everyone is working hard and enjoying it out there' Blue Moon Rising

'There's no magic formula, everyone is working hard and enjoying it out there'

Leo Cullen said Sexton ‘jarred his back’ during the win over Glasgow this afternoon.

From The42 Leinster the team to beat in Europe and more talking points from the RDS Analysis

Leinster the team to beat in Europe and more talking points from the RDS

Plus, the impact Scott Fardy and James Lowe have made as the province book their place in the quarters.

From The42 Eight-try Leinster flex their European muscle to book home quarter-final in style Five From Five

Eight-try Leinster flex their European muscle to book home quarter-final in style

Leo Cullen’s side made light work of Glasgow as they put in another big performance at the RDS.

From The42 As It Happened: Munster v Racing 92, Champions Cup Updates

As It Happened: Munster v Racing 92, Champions Cup

All eyes were on Paris earlier.

From The42 As It Happened: Leinster v Glasgow, Champions Cup And It's Live

As It Happened: Leinster v Glasgow, Champions Cup

Leinster produced their Sunday best to book their Champions Cup quarter-final spot at the RDS.

From The42 Home quarter-final within reach for high-flying Leinster Blues Brothers

Home quarter-final within reach for high-flying Leinster

Leo Cullen’s side welcome a severely-depleted Glasgow Warriors outfit to the RDS knowing victory would secure top spot in Pool 3.

# european-rugby-champions-cup - Saturday 13 January, 2018

From The42 Analysis: Munster must be clever in managing Nakarawa's octopus-like offload Offload King

Analysis: Munster must be clever in managing Nakarawa's octopus-like offload

The Fijian is one of the best players in the world but Munster need to turn his strength against him.

From The42 As it happened: Ulster vs La Rochelle, Champions Cup Liveblog

As it happened: Ulster vs La Rochelle, Champions Cup

Ulster took on La Rochelle knowing a win would see them go top in their Champions Cup pool.

# european-rugby-champions-cup - Friday 12 January, 2018

From The42 'He has no boundaries in the way he thinks': Nacewa excited to take on Europe with Larmour Rising Star

'He has no boundaries in the way he thinks': Nacewa excited to take on Europe with Larmour

The veteran Leinster skipper says team-mates feed off the 20-year-old’s positive approach.

From The42 Lowe and Larmour set for first European starts as Cullen names Leinster team for Glasgow Team News

Lowe and Larmour set for first European starts as Cullen names Leinster team for Glasgow

Isa Nacewa also returns from injury to captain Leinster in their round five clash at the RDS.

From The42 Cloete and Holland return as Munster name strong side for Racing Team News

Cloete and Holland return as Munster name strong side for Racing

Simon Zebo starts at fullback against his future employers.

# european-rugby-champions-cup - Thursday 11 January, 2018

From The42 Tireless Van der Flier not resting on his laurels as he works to become the complete seven Jvdf

Tireless Van der Flier not resting on his laurels as he works to become the complete seven

The flanker says he needs to improve the impact he makes with ball in hand rather than ‘just catching it and putting the head down.’

From The42 'He's the kind of guy you want in your team on big occasions' Donners

'He's the kind of guy you want in your team on big occasions'

Donnacha Ryan is set to face Munster for the first time on Sunday in Paris.

# european-rugby-champions-cup - Wednesday 10 January, 2018

From The42 'I’ve been stuck with this stigma of concussion and it's frustrating because it's not true' Head Games

'I’ve been stuck with this stigma of concussion and it's frustrating because it's not true'

Johnny Sexton has spoken about his irritation and anger at being so closely linked with the head injury despite suffering ‘two or three ever’ in his career.

From The42 Leinster facing big selection calls despite the loss of Ringrose and O'Brien for Glasgow Strength In Depth

Leinster facing big selection calls despite the loss of Ringrose and O'Brien for Glasgow

Competition for places fierce in the backline, the back row and at loosehead where Cian Healy returns from suspension.

# european-rugby-champions-cup - Tuesday 9 January, 2018

From The42 No return date in sight as Ulster deregister Jared Payne from Champions Cup squad Out Of Action

No return date in sight as Ulster deregister Jared Payne from Champions Cup squad

The Ireland international has been replaced by Johnny McPhillips.

From The42 Ringrose a doubt for Ireland's Six Nations campaign after undergoing ankle surgery Injury Setback

Ringrose a doubt for Ireland's Six Nations campaign after undergoing ankle surgery

The centre is only just back from a long-term layoff following shoulder surgery.

From The42 Grobler back in Munster training as Cloete continues RTP protocols Injury Update

Grobler back in Munster training as Cloete continues RTP protocols

Billy Holland also needs to complete the protocols if he is to face Racing this weekend.

# european-rugby-champions-cup - Thursday 21 December, 2017

From The42 EPCR confirm times, dates and TV details for final Champions Cup pool games Mark Your Diary

EPCR confirm times, dates and TV details for final Champions Cup pool games

Munster, Leinster and Ulster are all still in the hunt for qualification to the knock-out stages.

# european-rugby-champions-cup - Tuesday 19 December, 2017

From The42 'To have come here and won, we need to start believing in ourselves a bit more' Moving Forward

'To have come here and won, we need to start believing in ourselves a bit more'

Ian Keatley hopes Munster will take huge confidence from Sunday’s win over Leicester and use it to mount a challenge for trophies this season.

# european-rugby-champions-cup - Sunday 17 December, 2017

From The42 'A great night for Munster': Van Graan proud of his team's composure and maturity Red Army

'A great night for Munster': Van Graan proud of his team's composure and maturity

The Munster head coach said he was pleased with the way his players defended their line right until the final whistle.

From The42 Munster's big players deliver the big moments and more talking points from Leicester Analysis

Munster's big players deliver the big moments and more talking points from Leicester

Ian Keatley, CJ Stander and Peter O’Mahony produce huge performances at Welford Road.

From The42 Munster take big step towards quarter-finals with momentous win at Welford Road SUAF

Munster take big step towards quarter-finals with momentous win at Welford Road

Ian Keatley kicked 20 points as the southern province tightened their grip on Pool 4.

From The42 As it happened: Leicester Tigers vs Munster, Champions Cup Liveblog

As it happened: Leicester Tigers vs Munster, Champions Cup

Munster traveled to Welford Road aiming to make it back-to-back Champions Cup wins against rivals Leicester.

Munster braced for Tigers backlash in the latest instalment of Europe's pre-eminent rivalry

Leicester have never lost both games in a European back-to-back encounter, and they will be seeking revenge when the two teams meet again at Welford Road this evening.

# european-rugby-champions-cup - Saturday 16 December, 2017

From The42 As it happened: Leinster vs Exeter Chiefs, Champions Cup Liveblog

As it happened: Leinster vs Exeter Chiefs, Champions Cup

Leo Cullen’s side aimed to make it back-to-back Champions Cup wins against Exeter on Saturday at the Aviva Stadium.

From The42 'This game is massive in many, many ways': Murray calls on Munster to show progression Litmus Test

'This game is massive in many, many ways': Murray calls on Munster to show progression

The southern province have the perfect chance to show how much they’ve developed over the last 12 months when they head back to Welford Road on Sunday.

# european-rugby-champions-cup - Thursday 14 December, 2017

From The42 Van Graan defends Conway as Munster focus on improving discipline for Tigers rematch We Go Again

Van Graan defends Conway as Munster focus on improving discipline for Tigers rematch

“We’ve got to be better in terms of our discipline.”

# european-rugby-champions-cup - Wednesday 13 December, 2017

From The42 'I'm not closing the door and hopefully Munster wouldn't close the door on me because it's my home' Simon Says Maybe

'I'm not closing the door and hopefully Munster wouldn't close the door on me because it's my home'

Simon Zebo yesterday spoke to the media for the first time since announcing his decision to leave Munster at the end of the season.

# european-rugby-champions-cup - Tuesday 12 December, 2017

From The42 Leinster lay their credentials on the table, but Lancaster keen to keep expectations in check The Halfway Point

Leinster lay their credentials on the table, but Lancaster keen to keep expectations in check

The province will be without Rhys Ruddock for the return fixture with Exeter Chiefs, while Johnny Sexton is an injury doubt.

# european-rugby-champions-cup - Monday 11 December, 2017

From The42 Vengeance in the biting December air as wounded Tigers fight for their lives Rivalry

Vengeance in the biting December air as wounded Tigers fight for their lives

Matt O’Connor accused Munster of ‘cynical’ play while also suggesting Andrew Conway was responsible for Telusa Veainu’s broken jaw.

# european-rugby-champions-cup - Sunday 10 December, 2017

From The42 As it happened: Exeter Chiefs v Leinster, Champions Cup Minute-by-Minute

As it happened: Exeter Chiefs v Leinster, Champions Cup

Leo Cullen’s men faced their stiffest task to date as they visited the home of the English champions.

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