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#ERC

# erc - Friday 17 May, 2013

From The42 Jamie Heaslip on 5-man shortlist for ERC Player of the Year Say What?

Jamie Heaslip on 5-man shortlist for ERC Player of the Year

The Leinster man is the only nominee not to be playing in this year’s Heineken Cup Final.

# erc - Tuesday 22 January, 2013

From The42 Zebo, Best and Pienaar on longlist for European Player of the Year Outstanding

Zebo, Best and Pienaar on longlist for European Player of the Year

3 Clermont Auvergne players have been included but the decision will not be made until after the Heineken Cup Final.

# erc - Wednesday 19 December, 2012

From The42 End in sight for ERC impasse, says French club boss Future Of Rugby

End in sight for ERC impasse, says French club boss

Paul Goze says he ‘cannot foresee’ the interested parties failing to agree on a format for European competition.

# erc - Wednesday 12 December, 2012

From The42 Latest round of European rugby talks end in stalemate Stakeholders

Latest round of European rugby talks end in stalemate

Chairman Jean-Pierre Lux called the latest impasse ‘extremely disappointing’.

# erc - Wednesday 5 December, 2012

From The42 Heineken Cup: Bent and Goodman added to Leinster squad Making The Cut

Heineken Cup: Bent and Goodman added to Leinster squad

The Kiwi duo have replaced Luke McGrath and Tom Sexton in the European champions’ list of registered players.

# erc - Thursday 18 October, 2012

From The42 Stamped out: Nathan Hines handed six-week ban Pool 5

Stamped out: Nathan Hines handed six-week ban

The Clermont lock was cited for stamping in the first half of the 49-16 win over Llanelli, but he will return in time for Leinster’s visit to France.

# erc - Monday 24 September, 2012

From The42 France to host Heineken Cup, Amlin finals in 2014 Bonjour

France to host Heineken Cup, Amlin finals in 2014

No venues have yet been confirmed for the 2014 European club rugby finals.

# erc - Tuesday 18 September, 2012

From The42 Groundwork: 'Productive' meeting for ERC stakeholders in Dublin Power Brokers

Groundwork: 'Productive' meeting for ERC stakeholders in Dublin

The Heineken Cup has at least another two years to run.

# erc - Wednesday 12 September, 2012

From The42 Tête-à-tête: Premiership's BT deal in breach of regulations, says ERC Power Struggle

Tête-à-tête: Premiership's BT deal in breach of regulations, says ERC

The governing body has agreed a new four-year broadcast deal with Sky while contending that Premiership Rugby was not in a position to sell exclusive rights for European cup fixtures.

# erc - Tuesday 11 September, 2012

From The42 Munster's Heineken Cup rivals Racing Metro suffer double injury blow HCup

Munster's Heineken Cup rivals Racing Metro suffer double injury blow

Full back Benjamin Dambielle and fly-half Jonathan Wisniewski face months out of action, the French club have confirmed.

# erc - Thursday 26 July, 2012

From The42 Heineken Cup: Clermont and Leinster to meet in back-to-back December weekends Road To Dublin

Heineken Cup: Clermont and Leinster to meet in back-to-back December weekends

The dates and times of our provinces’ Heineken Cup pool fixtures have been announced today.

# erc - Tuesday 12 June, 2012

From The42 Heineken Cup pool draw: as it happened ERC

Heineken Cup pool draw: as it happened

Check out who the Irish provinces have been grouped with for the 2012/13 season.

# erc - Tuesday 5 June, 2012

From The42 Kearney dismisses talk of Leinster move as he cheers on the 'Shaggy' torchbearer Staying Put

Kearney dismisses talk of Leinster move as he cheers on the 'Shaggy' torchbearer

The full-back is flattered by Kiwi interest but prefers to focus on Shane Horgan’s leg in the Olympic torch relay through Dublin.

# erc - Monday 21 May, 2012

From The42 'A massively proud moment for me': Kearney reflects on Player of the Year award High Flyer

'A massively proud moment for me': Kearney reflects on Player of the Year award

The full-back has paid credit to his teammates while his coach at Leinster, Joe Schmidt, believes focus will not be a problem for the Pro12 Final on Sunday.

# erc - Sunday 20 May, 2012

From The42 Opinion: Sean O'Brien could be ruined by persistence with No 7 role Expert View

Opinion: Sean O'Brien could be ruined by persistence with No 7 role

One former Leinster player reckons Joe Schmidt got it right yesterday but tweaks are needed with his team in the future.

# erc - Saturday 19 May, 2012

From The42 We're not satisfied yet, admits triumphant O'Driscoll HCup

We're not satisfied yet, admits triumphant O'Driscoll

“We talked about not being content with that and trying to create some sort of dynasty,” said the Ireland skipper.

From The42 Heineken Cup 2012: Stage set for an unmissable final act Heineken Cup

Heineken Cup 2012: Stage set for an unmissable final act

London is consumed by giddy expectation ahead of a mouthwatering all-Ireland clash, writes Niall Kelly from the English capital.

From The42 Three key battles that will decide the Heineken Cup final Game Of Inches

Three key battles that will decide the Heineken Cup final

It’s going to be tight and very, very tough when Leinster meet Ulster in London.

From The42 Open thread: How do you see the Heineken Cup final faring out? London Calling

Open thread: How do you see the Heineken Cup final faring out?

It’s the biggest ever inter-provincial game, we think you should have your say.

# erc - Friday 18 May, 2012

From The42 Heineken Cup preview: Twickenham braced for 'all-Ireland' final London Calling

Heineken Cup preview: Twickenham braced for 'all-Ireland' final

Leinster and Ulster have reached the final by very different routes but the northern province are out to upset the odds.

From The42 Joe Schmidt names Leinster team to face Ulster in Heineken Cup decider HCup

Joe Schmidt names Leinster team to face Ulster in Heineken Cup decider

Chill out Leinster fans, ’50-50′ shot Bran O’Driscoll will start.

From The42 Heineken Cup: No surprises in Ulster XV HCup

Heineken Cup: No surprises in Ulster XV

John Afoa and and Chris Henry return to the pack, Paddy Jackson gets the nod to start at number 10.

From The42 The last time: Memories of Ulster's Heineken Cup triumph Spirit Of '99 This post contains videos

The last time: Memories of Ulster's Heineken Cup triumph

“It was just good craic, getting in amongst it and sorting them out.”

# erc - Thursday 17 May, 2012

From The42 Brad Thorn eyeing historic world rugby treble with victory in London THE MAGIC NUMBER

Brad Thorn eyeing historic world rugby treble with victory in London

The Kiwi lock could become the first player to win the Rugby World Cup, Heineken Cup and Super Rugby titles.

From The42 Getting the Hump: Bell insists fly-half jersey is still up for grabs Pivotal

Getting the Hump: Bell insists fly-half jersey is still up for grabs

Ulster must choose between youthful strength and experienced flair in the Heineken Cup final.

# erc - Wednesday 16 May, 2012

From The42 Where the Heineken Cup final will be won and lost... Crunch Time

Where the Heineken Cup final will be won and lost...

It’s Ulster and Leinster in the biggest game in European rugby. Here’s what’ll decide it in London, according to Tom Fox.

# erc - Monday 14 May, 2012

From The42 Showground: RDS to host 2013 Amlin Challenge Cup final Festival

Showground: RDS to host 2013 Amlin Challenge Cup final

The night before the Heineken Cup hits the Aviva, the Amlin Challenge Cup will be handed out in Ballsbridge.

# erc - Friday 20 April, 2012

From The42 Mascot call for Leinster semi-final: Get on the phone to your niece or nephew! Blue Magic

Mascot call for Leinster semi-final: Get on the phone to your niece or nephew!

The Blues are looking for a young fan to run out with the team in Bordeaux before their knock-out clash.

# erc - Thursday 19 April, 2012

From The42 Get in there: Programme seller job may be just the ticket for Leinster semi-final Who Wants It?

Get in there: Programme seller job may be just the ticket for Leinster semi-final

Publishing company looks for eager beavers to sell official match magazines at the Heineken Cup knock-out in Bordeaux.

# erc - Sunday 8 April, 2012

From The42 Rated: We mark the Clermont and Saracens players out of 10 Out Of 10

Rated: We mark the Clermont and Saracens players out of 10

Leinster will have their work cut out for them when they tackle the French giants in Bordeaux

From The42 As it happened: Saracens vs. Clermont Auvergne, Heineken Cup Leinster Next

As it happened: Saracens vs. Clermont Auvergne, Heineken Cup

The French side were winners of this ding dong at Vicarage Road and will face Leinster in the semi-final stage

From The42 Ratings: We mark Ulster and Munster players out of 10 Out Of 10

Ratings: We mark Ulster and Munster players out of 10

The men from the North were stupendous as they hit the front and ground out a famous win

From The42 Opinion: Winning never felt so pretty for Leo and Leinster Flowing Cup

Opinion: Winning never felt so pretty for Leo and Leinster

Battle-softened Blues will hope for a testing encounter in their final Pro 12 matches as tough semi-final awaits

# erc - Saturday 7 April, 2012

From The42 Bring on Twickers: Joe Schmidt prefers Leinster semi-final in England Final Four

Bring on Twickers: Joe Schmidt prefers Leinster semi-final in England

Coach declares that he has no preference for Saracens or Clermont but would relish semi date at Twickenham

From The42 As it happened: Leinster v Cardiff, Heineken Cup HCup

As it happened: Leinster v Cardiff, Heineken Cup

A semi-final against Clermont or Saracens in Twickenham awaited the winners of this crucial knock-out clash.

# erc - Thursday 5 April, 2012

From The42 Dublin calling: Aviva confirmed as semi venue for Munster v Ulster winners Fever: Part 3

Dublin calling: Aviva confirmed as semi venue for Munster v Ulster winners

The European Rugby Cup announces that the victors of Sunday’s Heineken Cup clash will play at Lansdowne Road

# erc - Wednesday 25 January, 2012

From The42 Easter Sunday slot for Munster and Ulster's Heineken Cup quarter-final Fixture List

Easter Sunday slot for Munster and Ulster's Heineken Cup quarter-final

Leinster to face Cardiff on Saturday, 7 April, as details of tournament quarter-finals released by European officials.

# erc - Friday 20 January, 2012

From The42 The Morning Score: Friday Early Doors

The Morning Score: Friday

Here’s everything you need to know ahead of another busy weekend.

# erc - Thursday 12 January, 2012

From The42 Beware of inflating bubbles: can Leinster meet expectations again? Euro Vision

Beware of inflating bubbles: can Leinster meet expectations again?

‘They might as well give us the Cup now,’ was the opinion of one Blues fan in Kiely’s. But Joe Schmidt is facing a tough few months.

# erc - Wednesday 28 December, 2011

From The42 The sporting year in review: May Sporting Review 2011 This post contains videos

The sporting year in review: May

AVB introduces himself in Dublin, Leinster regain their crown and the sporting world says farewell to a legend. You were wearing your blue jumper, Father?