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#Champions Cup

# champions-cup - Tuesday 11 August, 2020

From The42 'Lockdown has only done him good': Sexton hitting form for Leinster Markers

'Lockdown has only done him good': Sexton hitting form for Leinster

Stuart Lancaster can’t hide his interest in coaching the Lions and his out-half is showing no signs of easing up his chase for a spot on the tour either.

Lancaster would relish facing Crusaders after in-depth discussions with Super Rugby champs

The Leinster senior coach took great interest in finding out how the best team in the southern hemisphere would target the Pro14 champions.

# champions-cup - Thursday 30 July, 2020

From The42 The Munster depth chart: Big-name signings and fascinating selection battles Beefed Up

The Munster depth chart: Big-name signings and fascinating selection battles

Johann van Graan’s 43-man senior squad looks well set to push on this season.

# champions-cup - Saturday 18 July, 2020

From The42 South African franchises eyeing up Champions Cup in global shake-up New Look

South African franchises eyeing up Champions Cup in global shake-up

Threat to Super Rugby has left four of South Africa’s teams in limbo.

# champions-cup - Thursday 9 July, 2020

From The42 This year's European Cup finals will no longer take place in Marseille New Venue

This year's European Cup finals will no longer take place in Marseille

EPCR is now looking for a new venue or venues for the Champions Cup and Challenge Cup deciders.

# champions-cup - Monday 29 June, 2020

From The42 Saracens captain Barritt extends deal to include Leinster quarter-final Stalwart

Saracens captain Barritt extends deal to include Leinster quarter-final

The 33-year-old hopes to finish on a high with the Championship-bound club.

# champions-cup - Thursday 25 June, 2020

From The42 New dates announced for completion of 2019/20 Champions Cup season CONFIRMED

New dates announced for completion of 2019/20 Champions Cup season

The 2020/21 season of European rugby is now due to start on 11/12/13 December.

# champions-cup - Thursday 14 May, 2020

From The42 EPCR looking at possible 24-team Champions Cup for next season Format

EPCR looking at possible 24-team Champions Cup for next season

Eight clubs from each of the leagues would qualify and the competition would be played over eight weekends.

# champions-cup - Thursday 7 May, 2020

From The42 Top 14 chiefs postpone decision on next season's Champions Cup places Covid-19

Top 14 chiefs postpone decision on next season's Champions Cup places

EPCR is considering reformatting the Champions Cup and Challenge Cup for next season.

# champions-cup - Tuesday 28 April, 2020

From The42 EPCR insists it will do utmost to complete the 2019/20 Champions Cup On Hold

EPCR insists it will do utmost to complete the 2019/20 Champions Cup

France has confirmed that major sport will not resume there before September.

# champions-cup - Monday 6 April, 2020

From The42 EPCR say Club World Cup could 'complement' Champions Cup Discussions

EPCR say Club World Cup could 'complement' Champions Cup

The Champions Cup organisers have said that a global club tournament is already under consideration.

From The42 Bernard Laporte wants an annual Club World Cup instead of the Champions Cup Radical

Bernard Laporte wants an annual Club World Cup instead of the Champions Cup

The French Rugby Federation president says ‘it could be a breath of fresh air for the whole of world rugby.’

# champions-cup - Monday 30 March, 2020

From The42 One year on from Leavy's horror injury and Stockdale's drop 365 Turnaround This post contains videos

One year on from Leavy's horror injury and Stockdale's drop

Last year’s inter-pro European quarter-final was an epic.

# champions-cup - Saturday 28 March, 2020

From The42 Leinster's unbeaten bid now carries an asterisk, whatever way the season unfolds Streak

Leinster's unbeaten bid now carries an asterisk, whatever way the season unfolds

Leo Cullen’s side were in sensational form as they amassed an incredible 21 straight wins. But the postponed season means the achievement will be a qualified success.

# champions-cup - Thursday 26 March, 2020

How Cullen and Lancaster's Leinster have used 51 players this season

Max Deegan, James Lowe, and Scott Fardy have racked up the most minutes in the squad.

# champions-cup - Tuesday 24 March, 2020

From The42 Rugby's Champions Cup and Challenge Cup finals postponed indefinitely On Hold

Rugby's Champions Cup and Challenge Cup finals postponed indefinitely

The 2020 finals weekend had been set for Marseille on 22/23 May.

# champions-cup - Monday 16 March, 2020

From The42 Leinster and Ulster's Champions Cup quarter-finals have been postponed OFFICIAL

Leinster and Ulster's Champions Cup quarter-finals have been postponed

The European club season has been suspended.

# champions-cup - Friday 13 March, 2020

From The42 Training set to be suspended for Leinster, Ulster, Connacht, and Munster Measures

Training set to be suspended for Leinster, Ulster, Connacht, and Munster

The provinces have no certainty around when they will next play.

From The42 Top 14 suspended, putting Champions Cup quarter-finals in even greater doubt Off

Top 14 suspended, putting Champions Cup quarter-finals in even greater doubt

The suspension includes all collective training by the professional clubs in France.

# champions-cup - Monday 9 March, 2020

From The42 EPCR will support any 'preventative measures' in relation to coronavirus Concerns

EPCR will support any 'preventative measures' in relation to coronavirus

Leinster and Ulster are due to play Champions Cup quarter-finals on the first weekend of April.

# champions-cup - Tuesday 25 February, 2020

Leinster promise 'a different game' when English stars visit Aviva with Saracens

Six of the 23 who helped England trounce Ireland will be on duty with Saracens in the Champions Cup quarter-final.

# champions-cup - Monday 24 February, 2020

Jack Conan on course to be fit before Saracens clash after return to training

The number eight has been working his way back from a broken foot since the World Cup.

# champions-cup - Sunday 9 February, 2020

From The42 Racing criticise 'ludicrous' and 'grotesque' decision to only fine Saracens Anger

Racing criticise 'ludicrous' and 'grotesque' decision to only fine Saracens

The French club are not happy.

# champions-cup - Friday 7 February, 2020

From The42 Saracens escape points deduction and are fined just €50,000 at hearing Decision

Saracens escape points deduction and are fined just €50,000 at hearing

The English club are free to face Leinster in the quarter-finals, although EPCR can appeal the decision.

From The42 Racing 92 say they will 'enforce their rights' as Saracens hearing gets underway Mess

Racing 92 say they will 'enforce their rights' as Saracens hearing gets underway

The Top 14 club expressed surprise not to have been contacted about the misconduct charge.

From The42 Leinster opponents Saracens in trouble again over possible ineligible player Shambles

Leinster opponents Saracens in trouble again over possible ineligible player

EPCR has brought a misconduct complaint against Sarries, who could be facing a fine or points deduction.

# champions-cup - Friday 31 January, 2020

From The42 Springbok signings are complete game-changers for van Graan's Munster Intent

Springbok signings are complete game-changers for van Graan's Munster

RG Snyman and Damian de Allende are likely to become fan favourites at Thomond Park.

# champions-cup - Monday 20 January, 2020

Champions Cup power rankings: Leinster first, Ulster seventh and the smell that won’t go away

You can’t write Saracens off even if you want to.

European campaign long gone for Munster and the future starts now

Without a Champions Cup quarter-final ahead, Munster have room to prime their squad to chase the Pro14 title.

# champions-cup - Sunday 19 January, 2020

From The42 Leinster to face Saracens as Champions Cup quarter-final ties are confirmed Last Eight

Leinster to face Saracens as Champions Cup quarter-final ties are confirmed

Ulster will play Toulouse away from home.

From The42 Late heartbreak for Connacht in thriller with Montpellier Exit

Late heartbreak for Connacht in thriller with Montpellier

The Westerners recovered from a 21-0 deficit but were ultimately beaten in a dead-rubber in Pool 5.

From The42 'Freak' training ground knock kept Farrell from lining out for Munster Hard Knocks

'Freak' training ground knock kept Farrell from lining out for Munster

Meanwhile, Johann van Graan lamented the ‘moments’ that ensured Munster fell just short of the knock-out stages.

14-man Saracens grind out Racing win to put themselves in frame for European quarter-finals

The victory came at an – ahem – cost, with Billy Vunipola forced off with a reported broken arm.

From The42 Cold comfort as Munster force five-try win over Ospreys Academic

Cold comfort as Munster force five-try win over Ospreys

Craig Casey’s try-scoring cameo was a highlight as Munster played out a final pool match with knockout hopes already dashed.

# champions-cup - Saturday 18 January, 2020

Glasgow victory confirms Munster's Champions Cup exit

Warriors ran in six tries against Sale to consign Johann Van Graan’s side to an early elimination.

From The42 Addison, Stockdale, and The Cat impress as 'very happy' Ulster advance to quarters Back Three

Addison, Stockdale, and The Cat impress as 'very happy' Ulster advance to quarters

Tom O’Toole suffered a rib injury in his side’s 22-15 win over Bath.

As it happened: Benetton v Leinster, Heineken Champions Cup

Leo Cullen’s side did enough to clinch the number one seeding for the quarter-finals.

From The42 'I'd like to think I am' - Cooney feels ready for a Six Nations start for Ireland Confidence

'I'd like to think I am' - Cooney feels ready for a Six Nations start for Ireland

The Ulster scrum-half is brimming with energy and belief in a superb run of form with Ulster.

# champions-cup - Friday 17 January, 2020

Marmion returns for Connacht as Friend seeks win in France

The Irish international is back after a two-month absence

From The42 Our problems are curable, says Kilcoyne On The Mend

Our problems are curable, says Kilcoyne

Munster prop Dave Kilcoyne believes the province have found the solutions to their problems.