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#European Rugby Champions Cup

# european-rugby-champions-cup - Sunday 10 December, 2017

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

As it happened: Exeter Chiefs v Leinster, Champions Cup

Leo Cullen’s men faced their stiffest task to date as they visited the home of the English champions.

From The42 Ulster breathe new life into Champions Cup campaign with huge win at a snowy Stoop Report

Ulster breathe new life into Champions Cup campaign with huge win at a snowy Stoop

John Cooney and Jacob Stockdale were superb for the northern province.

From The42 'I enjoyed the day and enjoyed the people of Munster but it was about getting the win' Perfect Start

'I enjoyed the day and enjoyed the people of Munster but it was about getting the win'

Johann van Graan said his side will enjoy last night’s win over Leicester, but will return to work on Monday knowing they’ll need to make further improvements.

From The42 Saracens-Clermont falls foul of the weather, but Ulster and Leinster games to go ahead Snow Day

Saracens-Clermont falls foul of the weather, but Ulster and Leinster games to go ahead

Tournament organisers said they postponed the Pool 2 clash with the health and safety of spectators and players in mind.

From The42 Van Graan dismisses O'Connor's claim that Munster were 'cynical' at the breakdown Old Foes

Van Graan dismisses O'Connor's claim that Munster were 'cynical' at the breakdown

The English side slipped to another heavy defeat at Thomond Park as their head coach lamented ‘inaccuracy.’

# european-rugby-champions-cup - Saturday 9 December, 2017

From The42 Four-try Munster produce their European best to freeze Leicester out in big win Stand Up And Fight

Four-try Munster produce their European best to freeze Leicester out in big win

Johann van Graan’s first European game in charge saw his side seize control of their pool.

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

As it happened: Munster v Leicester Tigers, Champions Cup

European rugby’s pre-eminent rivalry penned its latest chapter this evening in Thomond Park. Catch up on all the action in our minute-by-minute report.

From The42 'I've been in complete awe. My Grandad told me about Munster but it's exceeded expectations' Grand Marshall

'I've been in complete awe. My Grandad told me about Munster but it's exceeded expectations'

A few years after being plucked from a farm in the New Zealand wilderness, Rhys Marshall is now settled in Limerick and deeply connected to a club his grandfather used to tell him about.

# european-rugby-champions-cup - Friday 8 December, 2017

From The42 Leinster call on returning internationals for Exeter clash Team News

Leinster call on returning internationals for Exeter clash

Leo Cullen has named a strong starting XV for the Champions Cup encounter.

From The42 11 years after being released by Ulster, Steenson driving Exeter's pursuit of European success The Chief

11 years after being released by Ulster, Steenson driving Exeter's pursuit of European success

The Dungannon-born out-half has been a central figure in the Chiefs’ remarkable rise and he’s relishing the prospect of coming up against Johnny Sexton and Leinster this weekend.

# european-rugby-champions-cup - Wednesday 6 December, 2017

From The42 'Certain opposition brings a certain vibe' - Van Graan ready for Thomond bow against Munster's old foes Settling In

'Certain opposition brings a certain vibe' - Van Graan ready for Thomond bow against Munster's old foes

“This is a big game and one I’m looking forward to very much.”

# european-rugby-champions-cup - Tuesday 5 December, 2017

From The42 Chiefs bolstered by return of England and Lions back for visit of Leinster Champions Cup

Chiefs bolstered by return of England and Lions back for visit of Leinster

Jack Nowell is back fit and raring to go this weekend.

# european-rugby-champions-cup - Monday 4 December, 2017

From The42 Encouraging news on the injury front for Munster as Zebo trains after damaged ribs Champions Cup

Encouraging news on the injury front for Munster as Zebo trains after damaged ribs

But Liam O’Connor is facing an extended period on the sidelines with a knee injury.

# european-rugby-champions-cup - Tuesday 24 October, 2017

From The42 Review finds Parra was correctly allowed to play on despite referee saying he was unconscious Cleared

Review finds Parra was correctly allowed to play on despite referee saying he was unconscious

An independent review says proper HIA protocols were followed.

# european-rugby-champions-cup - Saturday 21 October, 2017

From The42 Ruddock and Healy push their Ireland claims and more talking points from Glasgow Blue Moon Rising

Ruddock and Healy push their Ireland claims and more talking points from Glasgow

A near perfect afternoon for Leinster, but defensive structure and combinations remain areas in need of improvement.

From The42 'He bossed the guys around and he's loving it': Sexton makes the big calls for Leinster JS10

'He bossed the guys around and he's loving it': Sexton makes the big calls for Leinster

The out-half led from the front with 17 points as Leo Cullen’s side ended Glasgow’s European hopes.

From The42 Sexton inspires Leinster to big win in Glasgow as Cullen's men seize control of pool Five Star Display

Sexton inspires Leinster to big win in Glasgow as Cullen's men seize control of pool

The eastern province laid down a real marker at Scotstoun as they ran in four tries.

From The42 Leinster look to weather the Glasgow storm and continue on upward curve Preview

Leinster look to weather the Glasgow storm and continue on upward curve

Leo Cullen’s side face a stern challenge as they visit Scotstoun in round two of the Champions Cup.

# european-rugby-champions-cup - Friday 20 October, 2017

From The42 Return of Sexton and Hogg adds another dimension to Glasgow-Leinster 'arm wrestle' Battle Of The Lions

Return of Sexton and Hogg adds another dimension to Glasgow-Leinster 'arm wrestle'

The Lions team-mates are both set to take centre stage at Scotstoun on Saturday.

From The42 Sexton returns for Leinster's trip to Glasgow but Nacewa misses out Team News

Sexton returns for Leinster's trip to Glasgow but Nacewa misses out

Leo Cullen has made six changes in total.

# european-rugby-champions-cup - Thursday 19 October, 2017

From The42 Big boost for Glasgow as Stuart Hogg to make first appearance of season against Leinster Comeback

Big boost for Glasgow as Stuart Hogg to make first appearance of season against Leinster

The Scottish fullback hasn’t played since the Lions tour.

# european-rugby-champions-cup - Monday 16 October, 2017

From The42 Leinster wait on Sexton, O'Brien and Nacewa ahead of Glasgow trip Doubts

Leinster wait on Sexton, O'Brien and Nacewa ahead of Glasgow trip

The trio are all doubts for the round two clash at Scotstoun.

From The42 'That’s been a long time coming, hasn’t it?': Bonus-point win lifts Connacht dressing room Keane To Impress

'That’s been a long time coming, hasn’t it?': Bonus-point win lifts Connacht dressing room

43-15 win against Oyonnax was Connacht’s biggest win on French soil.

From The42 'He just appeared in front of me and I kind of smirked as I knew I was a goner' MOTM

'He just appeared in front of me and I kind of smirked as I knew I was a goner'

Robbie Henshaw’s take-down of Montpellier’s 130kg winger Nadolo was just one example of Leinster winning ‘the little victories’ on Saturday.

# european-rugby-champions-cup - Sunday 15 October, 2017

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

As it happened: Castres Olympique v Munster, Champions Cup

Could Rassie Erasmus’s side get their European campaign off to a winning start? Find out in our minute-by-minute report.

# european-rugby-champions-cup - Saturday 14 October, 2017

From The42 Henshaw flourishes at 13, Ryan's European debut and more talking points from the RDS Good Start

Henshaw flourishes at 13, Ryan's European debut and more talking points from the RDS

Leinster are up and running in Pool 3.

From The42 Cullen 'relieved and exhausted' after Leinster show bravery to put everything on the line Bonus Point Win

Cullen 'relieved and exhausted' after Leinster show bravery to put everything on the line

The eastern province withstood a late Montpellier rally to seal a 24-17 bonus-point win at the RDS.

From The42 Leinster produce their season's best to see off Montpellier in epic six-try tussle Report

Leinster produce their season's best to see off Montpellier in epic six-try tussle

Tries from Carbery, van der Flier, Henshaw and Daly help Cullen’s men to an opening weekend win.

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

As it happened: Leinster v Montpellier, Champions Cup

Leo Cullen’s side got their European campaign underway at the RDS this afternoon.

From The42 Ulster end opening game hoodoo, Stockdale stars and more talking points Up And Running

Ulster end opening game hoodoo, Stockdale stars and more talking points

The northern province beat Wasps 19-9 at Kingspan Stadium on Friday night.

# european-rugby-champions-cup - Friday 13 October, 2017

From The42 'It's a massive victory': Kiss delighted with Ulster's character Suftum

'It's a massive victory': Kiss delighted with Ulster's character

Second-half tries from Stockdale and McCloskey ensured the hosts got off to a winning start.

From The42 No Sexton or O'Brien for Leinster's Champions Cup clash Absentees

No Sexton or O'Brien for Leinster's Champions Cup clash

Leo Cullen’s men are missing two big names ahead of their Champions Cup opener.

From The42 Fast start essential for Ulster as they host Wasps in Champions Cup curtain-raiser Friday Night Lights

Fast start essential for Ulster as they host Wasps in Champions Cup curtain-raiser

The northern province kick-start the new European season by hosting Wasps tonight.

# european-rugby-champions-cup - Thursday 12 October, 2017

From The42 Henderson handed the captaincy for Ulster's Champions Cup opener Skipper

Henderson handed the captaincy for Ulster's Champions Cup opener

Les Kiss has made three changes for tomorrow night’s visit of Wasps to Kingspan Stadium.

# european-rugby-champions-cup - Wednesday 11 October, 2017

From The42 McGrath relishing scrum-half battle with 'one of the best' Pienaar Battle Of The 9s

McGrath relishing scrum-half battle with 'one of the best' Pienaar

The Leinster nine knows he’ll have to be on top of his game against Montpellier on Saturday.

# european-rugby-champions-cup - Monday 9 October, 2017

From The42 O'Brien and Nacewa in a race to be fit for visit of French heavyweights to Dublin Injury Update

O'Brien and Nacewa in a race to be fit for visit of French heavyweights to Dublin

Both will be assessed during the week ahead of Montpellier on Saturday.

# european-rugby-champions-cup - Thursday 18 May, 2017

From The42 Italian clubs will no longer get an automatic place in the Champions Cup Positive Moves

Italian clubs will no longer get an automatic place in the Champions Cup

EPCR has confirmed some encouraging changes to the qualification format.

# european-rugby-champions-cup - Wednesday 17 May, 2017

From The42 You'll be able to watch Connacht's Champions Cup play-off live on TV this weekend Rugbai Beo

You'll be able to watch Connacht's Champions Cup play-off live on TV this weekend

Meanwhile, Connacht have confirmed seven more players who will remain at the Sportsground next season.

# european-rugby-champions-cup - Saturday 13 May, 2017

From The42 Saracens secure back-to-back Champions Cup titles by seeing off Clermont DOUBLE DOUBLE

Saracens secure back-to-back Champions Cup titles by seeing off Clermont

The English champions came out strongly in the second half to prevail at Murrayfield.

# european-rugby-champions-cup - Wednesday 26 April, 2017

From The42 Analysis: 4 minutes that sum up Saracens' brilliance against Munster Work Rate

Analysis: 4 minutes that sum up Saracens' brilliance against Munster

In an utterly absorbing passage of play, Saracens killed off the Champions Cup semi-final.