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#European Rugby Champions Cup

# european-rugby-champions-cup - Friday 7 December, 2018

From The42 Superb Ulster stun Scarlets with stirring bonus-point win in Wales Suftum

Superb Ulster stun Scarlets with stirring bonus-point win in Wales

Dan McFarland’s forwards were brilliant as man of the match Will Addison shone in the backline.

# european-rugby-champions-cup - Thursday 6 December, 2018

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.

# european-rugby-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.

# european-rugby-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 Kearney: 'I'm going to play after the World Cup but no further down the road as to where' Decision To Make

Kearney: 'I'm going to play after the World Cup but no further down the road as to where'

The Leinster fullback says he will make a decision on his future in the ‘next month or so.’

# european-rugby-champions-cup - Monday 3 December, 2018

From The42 McGrath ruled out of Leinster's busy December schedule after hip surgery Injury Update

McGrath ruled out of Leinster's busy December schedule after hip surgery

Jack Conan, Dan Leavy, Jordan Larmour and Rory O’Loughlin will all be monitored this week.

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

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.

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

From The42 As it happened: Munster v Gloucester, Champions Cup Minute-by-Minute

As it happened: Munster v Gloucester, Champions Cup

Thomond Park hosted the clash between these sides with Munster securing a bonus-point win.

# european-rugby-champions-cup - Tuesday 16 October, 2018

From The42 Toulouse face anxious wait as two key men cited ahead of Leinster clash Red Missed This post contains videos

Toulouse face anxious wait as two key men cited ahead of Leinster clash

Jerome Kaino and Lucas Pointud both face disciplinary hearings in Paris on Wednesday.

# european-rugby-champions-cup - Monday 15 October, 2018

From The42 'I'd like to be coaching this side of the sea': Murphy concerned by Premiership workload Player Management

'I'd like to be coaching this side of the sea': Murphy concerned by Premiership workload

The Leicester Tigers interim head coach watched his side fall away in Belfast on Saturday.

# european-rugby-champions-cup - Sunday 14 October, 2018

From The42 Gloucester get English clubs off the mark with Champions Cup win against Castres Euro Vision

Gloucester get English clubs off the mark with Champions Cup win against Castres

Up next, it’s a trip to face Munster in Limerick next Saturday.

# european-rugby-champions-cup - Saturday 13 October, 2018

From The42 'I am a glass half full person, so I will take the four points' Suftum

'I am a glass half full person, so I will take the four points'

Dan McFarland was relieved to see his side get an important win on a night when it was all about the result.

From The42 Ulster batter the Tigers with second-half surge as McFarland's men earn big win Up And Running

Ulster batter the Tigers with second-half surge as McFarland's men earn big win

Three quick-fire tries from O’Connor, Addison and Stockdale get the northern province’s campaign up and running.

From The42 As it happened: Exeter Chiefs v Munster, Champions Cup Minute-by-Minute

As it happened: Exeter Chiefs v Munster, Champions Cup

We had minute-by-minute updates as Johann van Graan’s Munster opened their European campaign with a tricky trip to Sandy Park.

'I've been waiting two years for this': Fit-again Coetzee eager to pay Ulster back

The Springbok has endured two injury-ravaged seasons but starts against Leicester Tigers tonight.

# european-rugby-champions-cup - Friday 12 October, 2018

From The42 Watch: Lowe hammers home Leinster's advantage with brilliant individual try The Lowe Show This post contains videos

Watch: Lowe hammers home Leinster's advantage with brilliant individual try

The Kiwi winger didn’t need any support as he went it alone against Wasps.

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

As it happened: Leinster v Wasps, Champions Cup

Leo Cullen’s side got their European title defence underway against Wasps at the RDS on Friday night.

From The42 'I really enjoyed my time at Leinster but knew Johnny was only gone for two years' JIMMY G

'I really enjoyed my time at Leinster but knew Johnny was only gone for two years'

Jimmy Gopperth is back at the RDS with Wasps tonight, but a serious knee injury denies him the chance to face his former club.

From The42 'We're just one of the teams chasing it again': Leinster hit reset in back-to-back bid Here We Go Again

'We're just one of the teams chasing it again': Leinster hit reset in back-to-back bid

Leo Cullen’s side begin their Heineken Champions Cup campaign against Wasps at the RDS tonight.

# european-rugby-champions-cup - Thursday 11 October, 2018

From The42 'There are a lot of guys disappointed': Cullen's Leinster fully locked and loaded Formidable

'There are a lot of guys disappointed': Cullen's Leinster fully locked and loaded

Rhys Ruddock and Fergus McFadden among the players to miss out on selection for Heineken Champions Cup opener against Wasps.

From The42 'Change before change is needed': Sea swims, saunas and stretching giving Ringrose the edge Marginal Gains

'Change before change is needed': Sea swims, saunas and stretching giving Ringrose the edge

Complacency isn’t part of the Leinster centre’s DNA as he strives to become a better player each day.

# european-rugby-champions-cup - Monday 8 October, 2018

From The42 Cullen faces tough selection calls as Leinster turn attention to Europe Quick Turnaround

Cullen faces tough selection calls as Leinster turn attention to Europe

The eastern province have a quick turnaround into the visit of Wasps to the RDS on Friday.

# european-rugby-champions-cup - Monday 1 October, 2018

From The42 Marseille wins 'competitive' bidding process to stage 2020 Champions Cup final Road To Marseille

Marseille wins 'competitive' bidding process to stage 2020 Champions Cup final

The Stadé Velodrome will also host the Challenge Cup decider.

# european-rugby-champions-cup - Wednesday 26 September, 2018

From The42 Leinster the team to beat, but painful European memories stick with Cullen and Sexton Drive For Five

Leinster the team to beat, but painful European memories stick with Cullen and Sexton

“If you are a little bit off in this competition, you’ll be exposed.”

# european-rugby-champions-cup - Wednesday 19 September, 2018

From The42 Leinster unveil new 'night navy' adidas kit for defence of their Champions Cup crown The Champ Champs

Leinster unveil new 'night navy' adidas kit for defence of their Champions Cup crown

The fourth star sits proudly above the crest.

# european-rugby-champions-cup - Friday 17 August, 2018

From The42 TV3 announce which Champions Cup fixtures they will show free-to-air this season On The Box

TV3 announce which Champions Cup fixtures they will show free-to-air this season

Both Leinster and Munster will feature on the channel during the pool stages.

# european-rugby-champions-cup - Monday 4 June, 2018

From The42 Heineken returns as Champions Cup title sponsor from next season What's In A Name?

Heineken returns as Champions Cup title sponsor from next season

EPCR has secured a four-year title sponsorship deal with the Dutch brewing company.

# european-rugby-champions-cup - Saturday 12 May, 2018

From The42 Donnybrook to host homecoming celebration for Leinster squad on Sunday European Kings

Donnybrook to host homecoming celebration for Leinster squad on Sunday

Tickets will be available free of charge on the Leinster Rugby website.

From The42 'I can't believe we're champions again': Nacewa and Sexton speechless as Leinster reign in Spain Champions

'I can't believe we're champions again': Nacewa and Sexton speechless as Leinster reign in Spain

Leo Cullen’s side battled hard to defeat Racing 92 15-12 in Bilbao this evening.

From The42 As it happened: Leinster v Racing 92, Champions Cup final Liveblog

As it happened: Leinster v Racing 92, Champions Cup final

We went minute-by-minute from Bilbao as Leo Cullen’s side went in search of a fourth European crown.

From The42 'You want to be able to stand over something from your time, and that drives you on' The Final Furlong

'You want to be able to stand over something from your time, and that drives you on'

Tadhg Furlong has won a Grand Slam and toured with the Lions, but today’s Champions Cup final is one of the biggest games in his career.

# european-rugby-champions-cup - Thursday 10 May, 2018

From The42 'Do I bluff him or not?': Toner wary of former team-mate Ryan in Racing's lineout unit Dev

'Do I bluff him or not?': Toner wary of former team-mate Ryan in Racing's lineout unit

The lineout will be a key battleground during Saturday’s Champions Cup final.

# european-rugby-champions-cup - Wednesday 9 May, 2018

From The42 Henshaw's miracle return ensures fulcrum of Leinster's attack firing for Bilbao Back With A Bang

Henshaw's miracle return ensures fulcrum of Leinster's attack firing for Bilbao

The centre will play a key part against Racing 92 on Saturday, and is fit and ready for the challenge.

# european-rugby-champions-cup - Tuesday 8 May, 2018

From The42 Cullen and Lancaster's dynamic coaching relationship driving Leinster forward Brains Trust

Cullen and Lancaster's dynamic coaching relationship driving Leinster forward

The province are on the verge of creating a second dynasty as they prepare to face Racing 92 in Bilbao on Saturday.

# european-rugby-champions-cup - Monday 7 May, 2018

From The42 McFadden ruled out of Champions Cup final but McGrath and Murphy expected to be fit Injury Update

McFadden ruled out of Champions Cup final but McGrath and Murphy expected to be fit

The winger will miss the rest of the season with the hamstring injury he suffered in the semi-final defeat of Scarlets.

From The42 'I've always been a bit of a clown, it's just me, but you can't just come here for a blooming pay cheque' The Lowe Down

'I've always been a bit of a clown, it's just me, but you can't just come here for a blooming pay cheque'

James Lowe has made a big impression since arriving at Leinster, and the Kiwi winger hopes to prove his worth by helping the province to Champions Cup glory.

# european-rugby-champions-cup - Wednesday 2 May, 2018

From The42 'The players are focused on making sure everything is done better than it normally is' Hungry For Success

'The players are focused on making sure everything is done better than it normally is'

Leinster’s relentless pursuit of a fourth European star is continuing behind closed doors this week as they gear up for Racing in Bilbao.

# european-rugby-champions-cup - Thursday 26 April, 2018

From The42 'The injury has come on leaps and bounds': McGrath on track for Champions Cup final 9

'The injury has come on leaps and bounds': McGrath on track for Champions Cup final

The Leinster scrum-half is set to return to full team training at the start of next week.

# european-rugby-champions-cup - Sunday 22 April, 2018

From The42 As it happened: Racing 92 v Munster, Champions Cup semi-final Too Hot To Handle

As it happened: Racing 92 v Munster, Champions Cup semi-final

We went minute-by-minute in Bordeaux as Racing earned a place alongside Leinster in the Bilbao final on 12 May.