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#H Cup

# h-cup - Wednesday 4 December, 2013

From The42 Claw to O'Connell, Everitt to Earls: Munster's Heineken Cup history with Perpignan Down The Years

Claw to O'Connell, Everitt to Earls: Munster's Heineken Cup history with Perpignan

Did we mention ROG? Lots and lots of ROG.

# h-cup - Monday 21 October, 2013

From The42 Another win, and O'Connor promises further improvement from Leinster Heineken Cup

Another win, and O'Connor promises further improvement from Leinster

When the smoke clears after two rounds of the Heineken Cup, the Australian should be happy with his lot.

# h-cup - Friday 18 October, 2013

From The42 Marmion, mindset and Marco: 3 key battles for Connacht away to Zebre Italian Job

Marmion, mindset and Marco: 3 key battles for Connacht away to Zebre

Connacht travel to Parma to take on Zebre tomorrow afternoon in round two of the Heineken Cup pool stages.

From The42 ‘For the boys aspiring to be internationals, this is their chance’ — Rory Best Suftum

‘For the boys aspiring to be internationals, this is their chance’ — Rory Best

The Ulster hooker has helped his side through tough tasks in recent weeks. Next stop, Montpellier.

# h-cup - Tuesday 15 October, 2013

From The42 'Ah, it's been grand': Jimmy Gopperth celebrates player-of-the-month award with cringey interview Toora Loora Loora
From The42 Connacht captain Muldoon out for 6 weeks with calf tear Hit For 6

Connacht captain Muldoon out for 6 weeks with calf tear

Dave McSharry is nearing a return to full fitness after playing 80 minutes for Connacht Eagles.

From The42 Prop Moore making huge steps, but he owes entire pack a lunch -- Greg Feek Prop Life

Prop Moore making huge steps, but he owes entire pack a lunch -- Greg Feek

The young tight-head is impressing with every appearance, but his scrum coach was sure to rein in his praise yesterday.

# h-cup - Monday 14 October, 2013

From The42 Battered and bruised, but Leinster have that winning feeling back Recharging

Battered and bruised, but Leinster have that winning feeling back

Kevin McLaughlin feels only one team can qualify from Heineken Cup pool one, and he’s aiming for six wins to make sure it’s Leinster.

From The42 No 9 problem at Ulster as Marshall pens new 3-year contract Competition

No 9 problem at Ulster as Marshall pens new 3-year contract

The scrum-half has signed the new deal a week after his positional rival Ruan Pienaar did likewise.

# h-cup - Saturday 12 October, 2013

From The42 As it happened: Edinburgh v Munster, Heineken Cup Liveblog

As it happened: Edinburgh v Munster, Heineken Cup

We went minute-by-minute as Munster went to Scotland in search of a bonus point…

From The42 Connacht will take confidence from performance - Marmion Encouragement

Connacht will take confidence from performance - Marmion

Connacht scrum half Kieran Marmion delivered another fine display even though Pat Lam’s side were defeated by Saracens.

From The42 Lions, Lions everywhere: 3 key battles to decide Ospreys v Leinster Familiarity

Lions, Lions everywhere: 3 key battles to decide Ospreys v Leinster

The big call at out-half, grunt up front and ‘one man, one bullet’ – this game could be one to remember.

From The42 Pat Lam 'proud but disappointed' following Connacht loss Pat Lam

Pat Lam 'proud but disappointed' following Connacht loss

Lam unhappy at ‘consistency’ of calls as Connacht nearly cause a massive shock in front of 7,546 at the Sportsground.

# h-cup - Friday 11 October, 2013

From The42 Report: Farrell boot helps Sarries sneak past Connacht H Cup

Report: Farrell boot helps Sarries sneak past Connacht

Kieran Marmion and Danie Poolman got on the score-sheet as Connacht came close to upsetting another Premiership side.

From The42 3 key battles Connacht must win against Saracens tonight Preview

3 key battles Connacht must win against Saracens tonight

The province’s new signings hold the keys to a potential shock in Galway.

From The42 Here's how our writers view this season's Heineken Cup It's Back

Here's how our writers view this season's Heineken Cup

Six writers, five questions and a whole lot of French dominance.

From The42 Heineken Cup: Sidelined skipper Cullen keeping options open Laighin's Leo

Heineken Cup: Sidelined skipper Cullen keeping options open

The second row is struggling after an operation on his Achilles, but will hope to make an impact later this season.

From The42 Leinster go for Gopperth in bid to banish bogey team Ospreys Team News

Leinster go for Gopperth in bid to banish bogey team Ospreys

Jamie Heaslip will once again captain the side, but Brian O’Driscoll’s calf has kept him out of contention.

From The42 9 solid reasons to get pumped about the Heineken Cup this weekend European Rugby

9 solid reasons to get pumped about the Heineken Cup this weekend

Enjoy it while it lasts.

From The42 Munster history not a burden, it's a nice warm wind at your back -- Penney H Cup

Munster history not a burden, it's a nice warm wind at your back -- Penney

Munster are ready to flex their Heineken Cup muscles once more.

# h-cup - Thursday 10 October, 2013

From The42 Scout's report: Pack can help Ospreys take Heineken Cup flight Pool 1

Scout's report: Pack can help Ospreys take Heineken Cup flight

Leinster head to the home of their bogey team on Saturday. Here’s what they can expect.

From The42 Scout's report: Edinburgh looking to catch Munster out at Murrayfield Pool 6

Scout's report: Edinburgh looking to catch Munster out at Murrayfield

Alan Solomons’ side are bottom of the Pro12, but will welcome a fresh start in Europe.

From The42 'No surprises, no excuses' as Swift plots addition to Heineken Cup highlight reel H Cup

'No surprises, no excuses' as Swift plots addition to Heineken Cup highlight reel

Michael Swift feels his new second row partner Craig Clarke can make a long-term difference at the Sportsground.

# h-cup - Wednesday 9 October, 2013

From The42 9 ways to spot the fan who only does Heineken Cup Fairweather

9 ways to spot the fan who only does Heineken Cup

Johnny-come-latelies: can’t live with ‘em, can’t balance the books without ‘em.

From The42 Simon Hick column: Street spirit makes All Blacks catch fire Nurture Over Nature

Simon Hick column: Street spirit makes All Blacks catch fire

After the Rugby Championship decider on Saturday, Ireland’s big inter-pro was a bit of a comedown.

# h-cup - Monday 7 October, 2013

From The42 ‘Happy enough’: Understated Keatley proving he can be Munster’s key man The Quiet Man

‘Happy enough’: Understated Keatley proving he can be Munster’s key man

Munster’s out-half was careful not to thread on any toes after doing all his talking on the pitch.

# h-cup - Sunday 6 October, 2013

From The42 Muller taking on harsh lessons as Ulster gain foothold at the top True Believers

Muller taking on harsh lessons as Ulster gain foothold at the top

At this level of competition one result is enough to scupper a season’s worth of plans.

# h-cup - Monday 23 September, 2013

From The42 French Federation brand club breakaway 'irrelevant and inappropriate' European Rugby

French Federation brand club breakaway 'irrelevant and inappropriate'

The FFR say they will stand in the way of their clubs who hope to join the ‘Rugby Champions Cup’.

# h-cup - Sunday 22 September, 2013

From The42 English, French clubs christen breakaway 'Rugby Champions Cup' European Rugby

English, French clubs christen breakaway 'Rugby Champions Cup'

Premiership Rugby and the LNR released a joint statement today.

# h-cup - Tuesday 15 January, 2013

From The42 Bonus chase a harsh lesson for Reddan Heineken Cup

Bonus chase a harsh lesson for Reddan

Eoin Reddan is hoping to learn from past mistakes when Leinster travel to face the Exeter Chiefs this weekend.

# h-cup - Monday 14 January, 2013

From The42 Gibbes wary of Exeter's Sandy strength Heineken Cup

Gibbes wary of Exeter's Sandy strength

Only Northampton and Clermont Auvergne have beaten the Exeter Chiefs at home this season.

From The42 Ligament damage sidelines Nick Williams Injury Update

Ligament damage sidelines Nick Williams

Ulster back-row Nick Williams is expected to miss up to eight weeks, the province said this afternoon.

# h-cup - Sunday 16 December, 2012

From The42 Heineken Cup wrap: 9-try Toulon blitz Sale Bad Day

Heineken Cup wrap: 9-try Toulon blitz Sale

In Pool 4, Castres Olympique moved into second place with a nervy win against the Glasgow Warriors.

From The42 Howlett defiant after Sarries defeat Heineken Cup

Howlett defiant after Sarries defeat

Owen Farrell kicked 14 points as Saracens beat Munster 19-13 at Vicarage Road this afternoon.

From The42 Bowe to undergo surgery later this week Sidelined

Bowe to undergo surgery later this week

Ulster winger suffered ‘significant lateral ligament damage’ to his right knee.

From The42 As it happened: Saracens v Munster, Heineken Cup Liveblog

As it happened: Saracens v Munster, Heineken Cup

Munster needed a win at Vicarage Road to keep control of their Heineken Cup destiny. Catch up with this afternoon’s action in our minute-by-minute report.

From The42 Ulster wait on Bowe knee update Heineken Cup

Ulster wait on Bowe knee update

The winger was stretchered off with suspected ligament damage against Northampton last night.

# h-cup - Friday 14 December, 2012

From The42 The Saints are coming: Henderson moves to lock as Ulster make just 1 enforced change Heineken Cup

The Saints are coming: Henderson moves to lock as Ulster make just 1 enforced change

Chris Henry will captain the side as they look to take another step towards sealing a home quarter final.

# h-cup - Wednesday 5 December, 2012

From The42 Duffy sidelined again by hamstring jinx Heineken Cup

Duffy sidelined again by hamstring jinx

Connacht will be without skipper Gavin Duffy for Friday’s Heineken Cup match against Biarritz.

# h-cup - Thursday 11 October, 2012

From The42 Team News: Wannenberg returns to Ulster to face old teammates and young gun Henderson Heineken Cup

Team News: Wannenberg returns to Ulster to face old teammates and young gun Henderson

The South African Number 8 will have a challenging night against the flanker, Henry and Ferris.