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#Pool 2

# pool-2 - Monday 7 January, 2019

From The42 Munster bumped and bruised, but battle-hardened for English tests Champions Cup

Munster bumped and bruised, but battle-hardened for English tests

The medical team will have a full workload in UL today as Munster take aim at Gloucester.

# pool-2 - Tuesday 18 December, 2018

From The42 Two Castres players face disciplinary hearings after Sunday's win over Munster Champions Cup

Two Castres players face disciplinary hearings after Sunday's win over Munster

Rory Kockott and Marc-Antoine Rallier have both been cited.

# pool-2 - Monday 17 December, 2018

From The42 'We had a chance to really grab it by the neck, we weren't good enough to do it' The Hard Way

'We had a chance to really grab it by the neck, we weren't good enough to do it'

Missed opportunities in Castres mean Munster have ‘made it difficult for themselves,’ but they still lead the way in pool 2.

# pool-2 - Saturday 15 December, 2018

From The42 'We stayed within the values of rugby': Van Graan irked by missed chances and calls in Castres Champions Cup

'We stayed within the values of rugby': Van Graan irked by missed chances and calls in Castres

The South African saw his side create enough opportunities to win in the south of France, but they were unable to force their way into a second half lead.

From The42 Munster left to rue missed chances as Castres shade feisty affair Wide Of The Mark

Munster left to rue missed chances as Castres shade feisty affair

The southern province still lead their pool, but could have placed a foot in the quarters tonight.

# pool-2 - Tuesday 11 December, 2018

From The42 Thigh injury to keep Chris Farrell out of Munster's trip to Castres Injury Update

Thigh injury to keep Chris Farrell out of Munster's trip to Castres

Joey Carbery could yet shake off his hamstring complaint for the return trip to France.

# pool-2 - Monday 10 December, 2018

From The42 Nothing to celebrate but the win as Munster look forward to the Castres cauldron Pool 2

Nothing to celebrate but the win as Munster look forward to the Castres cauldron

The French champions did their damnedest to kill the game and left Munster to sort out the mess.

# pool-2 - Sunday 9 December, 2018

From The42 'Our squad depth got tested today': Munster adapt after injury withdrawals Adaptable

'Our squad depth got tested today': Munster adapt after injury withdrawals

Joey Carbery and Chris Farrell were due to start, but hamstring and thigh issues took them out of contention against Castres.

From The42 Influential Murray ensures Munster adapt to beat destructive Castres SUAF

Influential Murray ensures Munster adapt to beat destructive Castres

Tries from Rory Scannell, CJ Stander and JJ Hanrahan helped Munster ride out enforced changes and re-take top spot in their pool.

From The42 Munster braced for Castres clash and wary of 'fool's gold' Aller-retour

Munster braced for Castres clash and wary of 'fool's gold'

Van Graan is cautious, but his team look in rude health with Carbery, Murray and the frightening prospect of Chris Farrell promising to improve.

# pool-2 - Friday 7 December, 2018

From The42 Carbery and Stander back as fully-loaded Munster welcome Castres Pool 2

Carbery and Stander back as fully-loaded Munster welcome Castres

Johann van Graan is very close to having his first-choice XV for the back-to-back meetings with the French champions.

From The42 'We’ve a bit of a relationship with them': O'Mahony prepared to tough it out against familiar foe Castres Back-to-back

'We’ve a bit of a relationship with them': O'Mahony prepared to tough it out against familiar foe Castres

Munster’s long love affair with Europe has pitted tham against Castres more than any other side.

# pool-2 - Wednesday 24 October, 2018

From The42 Cipriani hit with three-week ban after Thomond Park red Dis-cip-linary

Cipriani hit with three-week ban after Thomond Park red

The Gloucester star had a six-week sanction halved owing to his previously clear rap-sheet.

# pool-2 - Sunday 21 October, 2018

From The42 Late slump and injuries a concern as Munster march ahead in pool race Job Done

Late slump and injuries a concern as Munster march ahead in pool race

There was a lot to like about the stars Munster had on show and the pool standings are in great shape given the stars they have done without.

# pool-2 - Saturday 20 October, 2018

'Do we constantly want to see 14 play 15?': Ackermann fumes at Cipriani red card

‘If you hit your car it’s an accident. Get on a plane, maybe it’s going to fall,’ argued Ackermann as he called on officials to judge intent behind tackles.

From The42 Triple injury blow tempers Munster celebrations Unlucky 7

Triple injury blow tempers Munster celebrations

Tommy O’Donnell suffered a suspected broken leg while Rhys Marshall and Dan Goggin also took serious knocks.

From The42 Carbery shines as Munster cruise to bonus point after Cipriani red card Gamechanger

Carbery shines as Munster cruise to bonus point after Cipriani red card

Mike Haley, Rhys Marshall, Sam Arnold and Andrew Conway also crossed for Munster tries in a comfortable win over Gloucester.

# pool-2 - Monday 15 October, 2018

From The42 Red letter day for Munster heroes expected and unexpected Slam Dunc

Red letter day for Munster heroes expected and unexpected

From chasing to counter-rucking, Munster’s scrum-half proved doubters wrong in Devon.

From The42 Carbery shows class throughout ferocious battle Futureproof

Carbery shows class throughout ferocious battle

The out-half had a sinking feeling when he his wind-assisted clearance kick invited pressure. But he will be stronger for the experience in Sandy Park.

# pool-2 - Sunday 14 October, 2018

From The42 Pool in Munster's capable hands after 'immense' effort in Exeter Forces Of Nature

Pool in Munster's capable hands after 'immense' effort in Exeter

‘Not a lot of people gave us any chance,’ noted a proud Johann van Graan post-match.

# pool-2 - Monday 11 December, 2017

From The42 Saracens-Clermont Champions Cup match to go ahead today Rearranged

Saracens-Clermont Champions Cup match to go ahead today

Parts of Britain have been hit by heavy snow and high winds, with flights, train and road travel all severely disrupted.

# pool-2 - Saturday 14 January, 2017

From The42 Connacht philosophy on full display as they carve up Zebre for 10-try win Route 66

Connacht philosophy on full display as they carve up Zebre for 10-try win

Despite some early frustration, Pat Lam’s side secured a bonus point inside 27 minutes.

# pool-2 - Sunday 11 December, 2016

From The42 Lam's Connacht left empty handed in frustrating defeat to Wasps Error Strewn

Lam's Connacht left empty handed in frustrating defeat to Wasps

Pat Lam’s men were dire at the lineout and missed crucial chances from the tee.

# pool-2 - Wednesday 19 October, 2016

From The42 Muldoon hopeful that 'maturing' Connacht squad can start winning with a bit to spare Breathing Space

Muldoon hopeful that 'maturing' Connacht squad can start winning with a bit to spare

The Westerners don’t need any further warning about how dangerous Zebre can be on home turf.

# pool-2 - Sunday 16 October, 2016

From The42 'We find the problem, sort it out and fix it': Calm, clear messages the key for Connacht Resourceful

'We find the problem, sort it out and fix it': Calm, clear messages the key for Connacht

It would have been easy for Connacht to accept that they were overpowered by a richer, more decorated club. Yet they refused.

# pool-2 - Saturday 15 October, 2016

From The42 That tremendous try and more talking points as Connacht topple Toulouse Reaction

That tremendous try and more talking points as Connacht topple Toulouse

It was an epic night out west.

From The42 Feel Toulouse tremble! Connacht show every drop of their class in famous win Jouer

Feel Toulouse tremble! Connacht show every drop of their class in famous win

Connacht were by some distance the most skillful side on show in Galway tonight.

# pool-2 - Sunday 15 November, 2015

From The42 Biggar goes from ridiculous to sublime as Ospreys open European campaign with a win Pool 2

Biggar goes from ridiculous to sublime as Ospreys open European campaign with a win

Gareth Steenson’s goal-kicking kept the Chiefs in the contest for 70 minutes before his pass was intercepted for a try.

# pool-2 - Saturday 17 January, 2015

From The42 Leinster turn on the style with seven-try show as Castres collapse Leinstertainment

Leinster turn on the style with seven-try show as Castres collapse

Matt O’Connor’s side attacked with real intent from the start at the RDS.

# pool-2 - Sunday 14 December, 2014

From The42 Wasps sting Castres for 7 tries as they pull within a point of Leinster in Pool 2 10-try Thriller

Wasps sting Castres for 7 tries as they pull within a point of Leinster in Pool 2

The Coventry-bound club had the bonus point wrapped up after 40 minutes.

# pool-2 - Saturday 13 December, 2014

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

As it happened: Leinster v Harlequins, Champions Cup

It was do-or-die in the second of Leinster’s back-to-back clashes with Quins and we were with you through every gruelling minute.

# pool-2 - Friday 12 December, 2014

From The42 Five changes as Leinster partner Fitzgerald and Madigan in midfield Dream Duo

Five changes as Leinster partner Fitzgerald and Madigan in midfield

Isaac Boss, Zane Kirchner, Dominic Ryan and Kane Douglas all come into the starting team.

# pool-2 - Wednesday 10 December, 2014

From The42 'You don't feel tired when you're hurting': Ruddock ready to raise game for Leinster Champions Cup

'You don't feel tired when you're hurting': Ruddock ready to raise game for Leinster

The blindside says Leinster just want to right the wrongs of last weekend.

# pool-2 - Sunday 7 December, 2014

From The42 Madigan's flawless kicking fails to prevent Leinster defeat to 'Quins European Loss

Madigan's flawless kicking fails to prevent Leinster defeat to 'Quins

Matt O’Connor’s men were outscored two tries to none at the Twickenham Stoop.

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

As it happened: Harlequins v Leinster, Champions Cup

We went minute-by-minute as the teams tied for top spot in Pool 2 went head to head.

# pool-2 - Sunday 26 October, 2014

From The42 'Quins keep the heat on Leinster with win over Wasps Pool 2

'Quins keep the heat on Leinster with win over Wasps

Conor O’Shea’s pack forced their way to a crucial penalty try to earn all four points.

# pool-2 - Saturday 14 December, 2013

From The42 Toulon turn on the power to overcome Exeter challenge Pool 2

Toulon turn on the power to overcome Exeter challenge

Bernard Laporte’s men earned a bonus-point win thanks to a flurry of excellence in the second half.

From The42 VIDEO: Was this a forward pass to set up a Toulon try? Watch The Hands

VIDEO: Was this a forward pass to set up a Toulon try?

Exeter probably won’t be happy with this effort being allowed after Matt Giteau teed up David Smith.

# pool-2 - Saturday 19 October, 2013

From The42 Wexford's Robin Copeland man of the match for Cardiff against Toulon Irish Abroad

Wexford's Robin Copeland man of the match for Cardiff against Toulon

The Blues shocked Toulon in Pool 2 of the Heineken Cup as their Irish No. 8 led the charge.

# pool-2 - Sunday 13 January, 2013

From The42 Heineken Cup: Good news for Irish sides as Ospreys hold Tigers Round-Up

Heineken Cup: Good news for Irish sides as Ospreys hold Tigers

Former Leinster back dived over in the corner for Leicester but the Welsh side struck back.

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