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#Champions Cup

# champions-cup - Today’s News

From The42 Bath point to new UK safety guidelines in defence of move to ban Leinster flags Elf And Safety

Bath point to new UK safety guidelines in defence of move to ban Leinster flags

‘Whilst we understand that flags present a low risk of injury, we cannot and will not ignore the guidance that we are mandated to as part of our safety certificate.’

From The42 Van Graan confident Sam Arnold can continue solving 'puzzles' for Munster's midfield Centre Of Attention

Van Graan confident Sam Arnold can continue solving 'puzzles' for Munster's midfield

Chris Farrell’s absence will give the 22-year-old another big stage to perform on this weekend.

From The42 Furlong demands Leinster hit another gear in Aviva showdown with Bath Champions Cup

Furlong demands Leinster hit another gear in Aviva showdown with Bath

The defending European champions have yet to hit their straps in the pool stages, but that leaves a lot of room for improvement.

# champions-cup - Yesterday’s News

From The42 Ulster add on-loan lock Ian Nagle to European squad for Scarlets showdown Late Call-ups

Ulster add on-loan lock Ian Nagle to European squad for Scarlets showdown

Exeter, Toulouse and Newcastle Falcons have also added to their ranks.

# champions-cup - Monday 10 December, 2018

From The42 After wins for three Irish provinces, who makes your Champions Cup Team of the Week? Round 3

After wins for three Irish provinces, who makes your Champions Cup Team of the Week?

We could have squeezed a few more Ulstermen into our first XV from round 3.

From The42 Nothing to celebrate but the win as Munster look forward to the Castres cauldron Pool 2

Nothing to celebrate but the win as Munster look forward to the Castres cauldron

The French champions did their damnedest to kill the game and left Munster to sort out the mess.

# champions-cup - Sunday 9 December, 2018

From The42 Zebo scores again as rampant Racing show their intentions Champions Cup

Zebo scores again as rampant Racing show their intentions

The Top 14 side restored their healthy lead in Pool 4 with victory over Leicester Tigers.

From The42 'Our squad depth got tested today': Munster adapt after injury withdrawals Adaptable

'Our squad depth got tested today': Munster adapt after injury withdrawals

Joey Carbery and Chris Farrell were due to start, but hamstring and thigh issues took them out of contention against Castres.

From The42 Influential Murray ensures Munster adapt to beat destructive Castres SUAF

Influential Murray ensures Munster adapt to beat destructive Castres

Tries from Rory Scannell, CJ Stander and JJ Hanrahan helped Munster ride out enforced changes and re-take top spot in their pool.

From The42 Munster braced for Castres clash and wary of 'fool's gold' Aller-retour

Munster braced for Castres clash and wary of 'fool's gold'

Van Graan is cautious, but his team look in rude health with Carbery, Murray and the frightening prospect of Chris Farrell promising to improve.

# champions-cup - Saturday 8 December, 2018

From The42 'We have to take safety seriously' - Bath apologise for confiscating Leinster flags Waved Away

'We have to take safety seriously' - Bath apologise for confiscating Leinster flags

The English Premiership side said the flags were ‘tested against three safety criteria and failed all three, including fire’.

# champions-cup - Friday 7 December, 2018

From The42 Carbery and Stander back as fully-loaded Munster welcome Castres Pool 2

Carbery and Stander back as fully-loaded Munster welcome Castres

Johann van Graan is very close to having his first-choice XV for the back-to-back meetings with the French champions.

From The42 'We’ve a bit of a relationship with them': O'Mahony prepared to tough it out against familiar foe Castres Back-to-back

'We’ve a bit of a relationship with them': O'Mahony prepared to tough it out against familiar foe Castres

Munster’s long love affair with Europe has pitted tham against Castres more than any other side.

# champions-cup - Thursday 6 December, 2018

From The42 Long-awaited Carbery-Murray axis makes for a special occasion as Munster take on Castres Together At Last

Long-awaited Carbery-Murray axis makes for a special occasion as Munster take on Castres

Johann van Graan is just over a year in charge of Munster, and all the pieces are beginning to come together for him.

From The42 'Joe is the coach who has picked me over my career. I wouldn’t be here without him' Big Dev

'Joe is the coach who has picked me over my career. I wouldn’t be here without him'

Devin Toner has been one of Joe Schmidt’s most reliable performers in his eight years in Irish rugby.

From The42 McFarland enjoying the journey as Ulster set for 'biggest game of the Champions Cup so far' SUAF

McFarland enjoying the journey as Ulster set for 'biggest game of the Champions Cup so far'

‘Sometimes you get the feeling that there isn’t enough respect given to the Pro14,’ he said ahead of their Scarlets clash though.

# champions-cup - Wednesday 5 December, 2018

From The42 Contepomi: 'Leinster are not the Barcelona of rugby - we have a lot to improve' A Joy To Watch

Contepomi: 'Leinster are not the Barcelona of rugby - we have a lot to improve'

The defending European champions have developed a high-possession, high strike-rate style of play.

From The42 'It's all I think about every day': Keith Earls desperate to claim a European medal to call his own Obsession

'It's all I think about every day': Keith Earls desperate to claim a European medal to call his own

The Munster wing doesn’t count his 2008 Heineken Cup medal as a true winners’ medal as he was an unused replacement in Cardiff.

# champions-cup - Tuesday 4 December, 2018

From The42 'Just being on the safe side': Halfpenny out of Ulster clash due to concussion Champions Cup

'Just being on the safe side': Halfpenny out of Ulster clash due to concussion

The Scarlets fullback has not played since Wales’ Autumn Test win over Australia.

From The42 Munster and Connacht make changes to their European squads Squad Lists

Munster and Connacht make changes to their European squads

Prop Jeremy Loughman has been added to the southern province’s Champions Cup panel.

From The42 Munster hoping to have Conway and Haley in harness for Castres clash Champions Cup

Munster hoping to have Conway and Haley in harness for Castres clash

Johann van Graan could be without Stephen Archer as the Champions Cp back-to-backs get into gear.

From The42 Injuries mount for Leinster but strength in depth softens the blow ahead of Bath Champions Cup

Injuries mount for Leinster but strength in depth softens the blow ahead of Bath

Dan Leavy, Jack Conan, Rory O’Loughlin and Jordan Larmour are in a race to be fit for Saturday.

# champions-cup - Friday 16 November, 2018

From The42 Mathewson extends stay with Munster as Farrell returns to full training Good News Bad News

Mathewson extends stay with Munster as Farrell returns to full training

However, Jean Kleyn looks set to miss the European clashes with Castres after undergoing surgery on his thumb.

# champions-cup - Wednesday 24 October, 2018

From The42 Cipriani hit with three-week ban after Thomond Park red Dis-cip-linary

Cipriani hit with three-week ban after Thomond Park red

The Gloucester star had a six-week sanction halved owing to his previously clear rap-sheet.

From The42 Castres powerhouse Vaipulu free to face Munster as he gets 6-week ban Champions Cup

Castres powerhouse Vaipulu free to face Munster as he gets 6-week ban

The number eight’s ban was reduced by four weeks due to his guilty plea and expression of remorse.

# champions-cup - Tuesday 23 October, 2018

From The42 England's Lozowski to miss Springbok Test after EPCR extend ban Unavailable

England's Lozowski to miss Springbok Test after EPCR extend ban

The Saracens centre was originally handed a two-week suspension, but will now be unavailable for England’s opening November Test.

From The42 'The result stands': EPCR reject Bath's request for Toulouse replay Case Closed

'The result stands': EPCR reject Bath's request for Toulouse replay

The tournament organisers say Irish referee Andrew Brace didn’t end the match early.

# champions-cup - Monday 22 October, 2018

From The42 Toulouse may be back, but Saracens remain the clear and present danger to Leinster's crown Sarries State

Toulouse may be back, but Saracens remain the clear and present danger to Leinster's crown

The English champions have ominously marched their way through wins in all eight games this season.

From The42 EPCR to apologise to Cardiff and Glasgow over 'ridiculous' kit clash Seeing Double

EPCR to apologise to Cardiff and Glasgow over 'ridiculous' kit clash

Cardiff out-half Gareth Anscombe described the situation as an ‘out-and-out disgrace.’

From The42 Champions Cup try of the round: Médard's knockout blow or Mafi's storming burst? Try Time This post contains a poll This post contains videos

Champions Cup try of the round: Médard's knockout blow or Mafi's storming burst?

Here are the six contenders for the round two award.

From The42 What is it about personality that Rugby Twitter hates so much? Opinion

What is it about personality that Rugby Twitter hates so much?

An awful lot of people let themselves get riled up by the sight of sportsmen enjoying their sport.

From The42 Locks away! It's our Champions Cup Team of the Week First XV

Locks away! It's our Champions Cup Team of the Week

Munster were the only Irish province to take a win from the European weekend, so we’ve turned to Racing and Toulouse to fill big chunks in our team.

# champions-cup - Sunday 21 October, 2018

From The42 Glasgow a few shades better and claim bonus point win in Cardiff Colour Clash This post contains videos

Glasgow a few shades better and claim bonus point win in Cardiff

Jonny Gray finished off a sensational team try to seal the bonus point for the Warriors.

From The42 Chick scores 89th minute try after 39 phases as Newcastle snatch late win over Montpellier Late Late Show This post contains videos

Chick scores 89th minute try after 39 phases as Newcastle snatch late win over Montpellier

Newcastle followed their away win over Toulon with another dramatic victory over French powerhouses Montpellier.

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

As it happened: Toulouse v Leinster, Champions Cup

We went minute-by-minute as the four-time champions met in France.

From The42 Late slump and injuries a concern as Munster march ahead in pool race Job Done

Late slump and injuries a concern as Munster march ahead in pool race

There was a lot to like about the stars Munster had on show and the pool standings are in great shape given the stars they have done without.

# champions-cup - Saturday 20 October, 2018

'Do we constantly want to see 14 play 15?': Ackermann fumes at Cipriani red card

‘If you hit your car it’s an accident. Get on a plane, maybe it’s going to fall,’ argued Ackermann as he called on officials to judge intent behind tackles.

From The42 14-man Castres beat Exeter to leave Munster's pool wide open Castres Away!

14-man Castres beat Exeter to leave Munster's pool wide open

December double-header between Munster and French champs will go a long way towards deciding Pool 2.

From The42 Triple injury blow tempers Munster celebrations Unlucky 7

Triple injury blow tempers Munster celebrations

Tommy O’Donnell suffered a suspected broken leg while Rhys Marshall and Dan Goggin also took serious knocks.

From The42 Carbery shines as Munster cruise to bonus point after Cipriani red card Gamechanger

Carbery shines as Munster cruise to bonus point after Cipriani red card

Mike Haley, Rhys Marshall, Sam Arnold and Andrew Conway also crossed for Munster tries in a comfortable win over Gloucester.

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