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#Champions Cup

# champions-cup - Tuesday 15 January, 2019

From The42 'There's 47 guys who want to be picked': Munster promise fire without fatigue for decider against Chiefs Finale

'There's 47 guys who want to be picked': Munster promise fire without fatigue for decider against Chiefs

Munster will be pumped for the visit of Exeter with or without Peter O’Mahony.

# champions-cup - Monday 14 January, 2019

From The42 Here's what your province needs from the final round of European pool matches Ifs And Buts

Here's what your province needs from the final round of European pool matches

There are plenty of twists and turns to come in the race for the Champions Cup and Challenge Cup quarter-finals.

From The42 Sting of heaviest European loss lingers for Leinster ahead of Ricoh return Painful Memories

Sting of heaviest European loss lingers for Leinster ahead of Ricoh return

‘It will be in the back of our minds,’ says Garry Ringrose.

From The42 Concern for Ulster as half-back pair doubts for Leicester trip Injury Update

Concern for Ulster as half-back pair doubts for Leicester trip

The loss of John Cooney and Billy Burns would be a blow for the northern province.

From The42 European clean sweep another marker of Irish rugby's rude health Four From Four

European clean sweep another marker of Irish rugby's rude health

All four provinces are in a strong position to advance through to the quarter-finals after an excellent weekend.

From The42 O'Mahony rated as '50-50, at best' to be fit for Munster's showdown with Exeter Injury Update

O'Mahony rated as '50-50, at best' to be fit for Munster's showdown with Exeter

The Munster captain sustained the injury during Friday’s bonus-point win at Gloucester.

From The42 'We have to create our own legacy': Best unmoved by the spirit of '99 and focused on Ulster's present Champions Cup

'We have to create our own legacy': Best unmoved by the spirit of '99 and focused on Ulster's present

Approaching the 20th anniversary of Ulster’s European title, Best doesn’t want the current crop to remain empty-handed when the next big gathering rolls around.

From The42 'The job's not done': Cullen focuses Leinster minds for another big week Final Hurdle

'The job's not done': Cullen focuses Leinster minds for another big week

The defending European champions are in a strong position to secure a home quarter-final, but there is still work to do.

# champions-cup - Sunday 13 January, 2019

From The42 Long-serving Steenson determined to help Exeter lay down a marker on Thomond Park return Big Chief

Long-serving Steenson determined to help Exeter lay down a marker on Thomond Park return

Exeter’s Irish captain is an outsider turned landlord after nearly 11 years with the Devon club.

From The42 McFarland hails 'amazing stuff' as Ulster empty the tank to beat Racing Gutsy

McFarland hails 'amazing stuff' as Ulster empty the tank to beat Racing

While Jacob Stockdale grabbed the headlines, his pack had to dig good and deep to deny Racing a comeback win.

From The42 Cullen: 'Toulouse win a really important step for a lot of Leinster players' Moving Forward

Cullen: 'Toulouse win a really important step for a lot of Leinster players'

The eastern province may have been depleted by injuries, but they again demonstrated an unrivalled strength in depth to march towards the Champions Cup quarter-finals.

# champions-cup - Saturday 12 January, 2019

From The42 Man-of-the-match Ringrose leads the way for Leinster Class

Man-of-the-match Ringrose leads the way for Leinster

The 23-year-old was outstanding for Leo Cullen’s side against Toulouse.

From The42 'Leinster are really phenomenal, they're a class team' Reality Check

'Leinster are really phenomenal, they're a class team'

Toulouse are still in the hunt for a quarter-final spot, but their 12-game unbeaten run came to a shuddering halt in Dublin.

From The42 Super Stockdale inspires Ulster to thrilling win over Racing Suftum

Super Stockdale inspires Ulster to thrilling win over Racing

The northern province beat last year’s runners-up to put themselves in an excellent position to make the knockout stage.

From The42 McGrath's knee injury the only blemish on Leinster's five-star afternoon Concern

McGrath's knee injury the only blemish on Leinster's five-star afternoon

The scrum-half limped off in pain during the province’s big win over Toulouse this afternoon.

From The42 Leinster show their champion mettle to topple Toulouse in thrilling RDS battle Champions Cup

Leinster show their champion mettle to topple Toulouse in thrilling RDS battle

Leo Cullen’s side produced a breathtaking four-try performance to seize control of Pool 1.

From The42 As it happened: Leinster v Toulouse, Heineken Champions Cup

As it happened: Leinster v Toulouse, Heineken Champions Cup

It’s the four-time champions versus the four-time champions.

From The42 Racing mark defining day in Ulster's campaign Stand And Deliver

Racing mark defining day in Ulster's campaign

The Paris giants lead the way to the quarter-finals, but Ulster have ensured they will be ready.

# champions-cup - Friday 11 January, 2019

From The42 'I'm not worried about what we don't have - we have so much faith in the players' Walking Wounded

'I'm not worried about what we don't have - we have so much faith in the players'

Leinster are without several key players for their clash against Toulouse, but Leo Cullen is not concerned.

From The42 As it happened: Gloucester v Munster, Heineken Champions Cup Liveblog This post contains a poll

As it happened: Gloucester v Munster, Heineken Champions Cup

We followed all the action from Kingsholm as Johann van Graan’s side bid to take a big step towards the knockout stages.

From The42 Cullen provides positive news on Seán O'Brien's fitness ahead of Six Nations Making Progress

Cullen provides positive news on Seán O'Brien's fitness ahead of Six Nations

The flanker is due back from a broken arm in the coming weeks.

From The42 Sexton rehabbing knee issue as Leinster provide update on injured players Injury Update

Sexton rehabbing knee issue as Leinster provide update on injured players

Rob Kearney and Dan Leavy picked up injuries in training during the week.

From The42 Leinster without Sexton, Henshaw, Toner and Kearney for Toulouse showdown Team News

Leinster without Sexton, Henshaw, Toner and Kearney for Toulouse showdown

Leo Cullen has named his team for Saturday’s Pool 1 clash at the RDS.

From The42 Baloucoune back from ban to make European debut in Ulster's daunting date with Racing First XV

Baloucoune back from ban to make European debut in Ulster's daunting date with Racing

Simon Zebo will start opposite Jacob Stockdale as last season’s runners-up bid to seal their passage to the knockout stage.

From The42 Good news for fans as Munster's European pool decider set for free-to-air TV Champions Cup

Good news for fans as Munster's European pool decider set for free-to-air TV

Virgin Media also have coverage of Leinster’s showdown with Toulouse tomorrow afternoon.

From The42 'We're treating it as a final': Toulouse ready to raid the RDS Allez Allez Allez

'We're treating it as a final': Toulouse ready to raid the RDS

Flanker Rynhardt Elstadt provides an insight into the Toulouse dressing room ahead of Saturday’s showdown against Leinster.

From The42 Larmour v Kolbe: 'You’d pay money to see them on the same field, wouldn’t you?' Attacking Talent

Larmour v Kolbe: 'You’d pay money to see them on the same field, wouldn’t you?'

Two of the most exciting attacking talents in the game are set to be on show at the RDS on Saturday.

# champions-cup - Thursday 10 January, 2019

From The42 Positive scan clears Chris Farrell to start Munster's crucial Champions Cup clash in Gloucester BIG GUNS

Positive scan clears Chris Farrell to start Munster's crucial Champions Cup clash in Gloucester

Meanwhile, the hosts in Kingsholm will be boosted by the return of Danny Cipriani.

From The42 'We're well able to match any Pro14 team,' says Carty as he targets a higher grade of European rugby Primary Goal

'We're well able to match any Pro14 team,' says Carty as he targets a higher grade of European rugby

The in-form out-half has sampled two runs through the Champions Cup pool stage and wants to double that during his new contract.

From The42 'You just can't afford to let up for one second': Pain of defeat driving Ringrose's on-field intensity Ruthless

'You just can't afford to let up for one second': Pain of defeat driving Ringrose's on-field intensity

The Leinster centre comfortably switches between very different personas on and off the field.

# champions-cup - Wednesday 9 January, 2019

'Big players rise to these big occasions': Leinster ready for toughest test

Jack Conan says there is a mix of excitement and tension within the dressing room ahead of Toulouse showdown.

# champions-cup - Tuesday 8 January, 2019

From The42 Leinster register Conor O'Brien in Champions Cup squad ahead of Toulouse Additional PLayers

Leinster register Conor O'Brien in Champions Cup squad ahead of Toulouse

The 22-year-old centre takes the place of the injured Joe Tomane in Leo Cullen’s panel.

From The42 Luckless Ulster prop set for further lay-off with 'significant' injury Hamstrung

Luckless Ulster prop set for further lay-off with 'significant' injury

Kyle McCall may require surgery on his hamstring.

# champions-cup - Monday 7 January, 2019

From The42 26,267 tickets accounted for as Munster sell out Thomond for Exeter's visit Full House

26,267 tickets accounted for as Munster sell out Thomond for Exeter's visit

The southern province are starting to make a habit of selling out big games nice and early.

From The42 Munster bumped and bruised, but battle-hardened for English tests Champions Cup

Munster bumped and bruised, but battle-hardened for English tests

The medical team will have a full workload in UL today as Munster take aim at Gloucester.

# champions-cup - Friday 4 January, 2019

From The42 Huge demand as Leinster's Champions Cup showdown with Toulouse sells out Allez Les Bleus

Huge demand as Leinster's Champions Cup showdown with Toulouse sells out

The RDS will be packed to the rafters on Saturday week for the pivotal Pool 1 clash.

# champions-cup - Wednesday 26 December, 2018

The42’s 2018 Champions Cup dream team

It’s the tournament Irish provinces set their benchmarks on, here’s who was head and shoulders above the rest this year.

# champions-cup - Friday 21 December, 2018

From The42 Training ground form fuelling confidence for Bryan Byrne ahead of inter-pros Pro14

Training ground form fuelling confidence for Bryan Byrne ahead of inter-pros

The hooker is primed and ready to face Connacht after spinning his wheels in training.

# champions-cup - Thursday 20 December, 2018

WIN: Tickets to see your favourite Irish province as the Heineken Cup heats up

You can have the best seat of the house as the pool stages shake out.

# champions-cup - Wednesday 19 December, 2018

From The42 Kockott escapes with lenient three-week ban for 'low end' eye gouge Champions Cup

Kockott escapes with lenient three-week ban for 'low end' eye gouge

Marc-Antoine Rallier has also been suspended for one week following a dangerous tackle on Peter O’Mahony.

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