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#European Rugby Champions Cup

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

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.

# european-rugby-champions-cup - Friday 23 March, 2018

From The42 Leinster's injured trio could return for Champions Cup showdown with Saracens Making Progress

Leinster's injured trio could return for Champions Cup showdown with Saracens

Luke McGrath, Rhys Ruddock and Sean O’Brien are all nearing returns.

# european-rugby-champions-cup - Tuesday 20 March, 2018

From The42 Vunipola in race to be fit for Saracens' Champions Cup showdown with Leinster Injury Doubt

Vunipola in race to be fit for Saracens' Champions Cup showdown with Leinster

The number eight is recovering from an arm injury.

# european-rugby-champions-cup - Friday 16 March, 2018

From The42 Champions Cup rugby to be shown free-to-air in Ireland for the first time since 2006 And It's Live

Champions Cup rugby to be shown free-to-air in Ireland for the first time since 2006

TV3 has secured a four-year agreement with EPCR to broadcast nine games per season.

# european-rugby-champions-cup - Thursday 15 March, 2018

From The42 Leinster add injured Ruddock to Champions Cup squad ahead of Saracens Knockout Rugby

Leinster add injured Ruddock to Champions Cup squad ahead of Saracens

Clubs are permitted to register three additional players for the knockout stages.

# european-rugby-champions-cup - Sunday 21 January, 2018

From The42 'I'm very proud to be part of this club and that's the reason why I came here' Red Army

'I'm very proud to be part of this club and that's the reason why I came here'

Johann van Graan has thanked the Munster management, players, ground staff and supporters after the province booked their place in the Champions Cup quarters.

From The42 Munster blow Castres away with rousing Thomond performance to progress Never In Doubt

Munster blow Castres away with rousing Thomond performance to progress

The hosts crossed six times as they sealed their place in the Champions Cup knockout stages.

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

As it happened: Munster vs Castres, Champions Cup

Munster took on Castres, as the Irish side aimed for a victory in a wet Thomond Park.

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

As it happened: Wasps vs Ulster, Champions Cup

Ulster made the trip to the Ricoh Arena aiming to book their place in this year’s Champions Cup quarter-finals against Wasps.

From The42 Munster's European hopes hang in the balance as they enter make-or-break territory Win Or Bust

Munster's European hopes hang in the balance as they enter make-or-break territory

Johann van Graan’s side are in control of their own destiny as they look to book their place in the quarter-finals, but come up against an in-form Castres side at Thomond Park.

# european-rugby-champions-cup - Saturday 20 January, 2018

From The42 Stunning Scarlets beat Toulon to book first Champions Cup quarter since 2007 Famous Win

Seven-try Saracens face anxious wait after keeping quarter-final hopes alive

Clermont’s win over Ospreys means they progress as pool winners.

From The42 As it happened: Montpellier v Leinster, Champions Cup Liveblog

As it happened: Montpellier v Leinster, Champions Cup

We were at the Altrad Stadium as Leo Cullen’s side looked to progress to the quarter-finals as top seeds.

From The42 'Most of my friends are working or living abroad, it was just my move was publicised because I left Leinster' Moore Or Less

'Most of my friends are working or living abroad, it was just my move was publicised because I left Leinster'

A homecoming of sorts awaits Marty Moore next season, but for now his focus remains on developing as a player and, just as importantly, as a person during his time in England.

# european-rugby-champions-cup - Friday 19 January, 2018

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.

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