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#Champions Cup

# champions-cup - Sunday 3 July, 2022

URC's Sharks add former France hooker Bru as breakdown coach for next season
# Coup
From The42
# Coup

URC's Sharks add former France hooker Bru as breakdown coach for next season

Sun 1:39 PM 3,621 Views 2 Comments

After guiding Bayonne back to the Top 14, the former two-time Heineken Cup winner will join the South African franchise.

# champions-cup - Monday 13 June, 2022

Details confirmed for 2022/23 Champions Cup and Challenge Cup
# Dates For The Diary
From The42
# Dates For The Diary

Details confirmed for 2022/23 Champions Cup and Challenge Cup

Jun 13th 2022, 5:09 PM 9,642 Views 10 Comments

Next season’s Champions Cup will once again see 24 teams split across two pools of 12.

# champions-cup - Saturday 21 May, 2022

La Rochelle warm up for Leinster showdown with 19-point win to boost Top 14 play-off hopes
# The Warm Up
From The42
# The Warm Up

La Rochelle warm up for Leinster showdown with 19-point win to boost Top 14 play-off hopes

May 21st 2022, 11:42 PM 14,659 Views 4 Comments

The French outfit also welcomed Will Skelton back to the squad after the second row recovered from a calf injury.

# champions-cup - Tuesday 17 May, 2022

Leinster trio make shortlist for European player of the year
# Standouts
From The42
# Standouts

Leinster trio make shortlist for European player of the year

May 17th 2022, 3:00 PM 31,456 Views 23 Comments

Grégory Alldritt and Antoine Dupont have also been nominated.

Ulster 'refocused pretty quickly' after Munster and Toulouse losses as URC prizes beckon
# Looking Ahead
From The42
# Looking Ahead

Ulster 'refocused pretty quickly' after Munster and Toulouse losses as URC prizes beckon

May 17th 2022, 9:06 AM 3,398 Views 7 Comments

Ulster head coach Dan McFarland says it was difficult to watch Champions Cup quarter-finals and semi-finals after his side’s loss.

# champions-cup - Monday 16 May, 2022

Peerless Sexton drives Leinster's relentless pursuit of fifth European star
# Heartbeat
From The42
# Heartbeat

Peerless Sexton drives Leinster's relentless pursuit of fifth European star

May 16th 2022, 6:00 AM 7,794 Views 4 Comments

The 36-year-old was superb once again as Leinster set up a Champions Cup final against La Rochelle.

# champions-cup - Sunday 15 May, 2022

Stars appear to be aligned for 'XXL' Leinster but Furlong injury is a concern
# Speed Kills
From The42
# Speed Kills

Stars appear to be aligned for 'XXL' Leinster but Furlong injury is a concern

May 15th 2022, 7:15 AM 13,504 Views 10 Comments

Toulouse were blown away by Leinster’s ability to play at high tempo in attack.

# champions-cup - Saturday 14 May, 2022

'Tadhg seems to be OK' - Leinster give update on Furlong's ankle injury
# The Jukebox
From The42
# The Jukebox

'Tadhg seems to be OK' - Leinster give update on Furlong's ankle injury

May 14th 2022, 6:32 PM 12,799 Views 4 Comments

The Wexford man was forced off in the first half of Leinster’s win over Toulouse.

Sublime Leinster dethrone Toulouse to march into Champions Cup final
# Next Level
From The42
# Next Level

Sublime Leinster dethrone Toulouse to march into Champions Cup final

May 14th 2022, 4:55 PM 57,715 Views 64 Comments

The only major blot on a brilliant day for Leo Cullen’s men was the injury to Tadhg Furlong.

# champions-cup - Friday 13 May, 2022

'It's a shame for a semi-final, it's unacceptable' - Ronan O'Gara
# On The Road
From The42
# On The Road

'It's a shame for a semi-final, it's unacceptable' - Ronan O'Gara

Updated May 13th 2022, 8:00 PM 100,986 Views 28 Comments

La Rochelle are frustrated at Racing moving the clash to Lens in the north of France.

Four of the most dynamic hookers in the world set for battle in Dublin tomorrow
# Showdown
From The42
# Showdown

Four of the most dynamic hookers in the world set for battle in Dublin tomorrow

May 13th 2022, 8:30 AM 9,894 Views 5 Comments

Rónan Kelleher is full of praise for Toulouse pair Julien Marchand and Peato Mauvaka.

# champions-cup - Wednesday 11 May, 2022

'He apologised. He said he was caught in the moment and didn’t mean it'
# Ash Splash
From The42
# Ash Splash

'He apologised. He said he was caught in the moment and didn’t mean it'

Updated May 11th 2022, 12:20 PM 73,425 Views 12 Comments

James Lowe came up against Chris Ashton last weekend at Welford Road.

# champions-cup - Tuesday 10 May, 2022

Two-legged last-16 Champions Cup games scrapped as 2022/2023 season dates announced
# Ch-Ch-Changes
From The42
# Ch-Ch-Changes

Two-legged last-16 Champions Cup games scrapped as 2022/2023 season dates announced

May 10th 2022, 5:09 PM 23,509 Views 22 Comments

The Champions Cup and Challenge Cup competitions will get underway in December.

Leinster hoping for 'sea of blue' as ticket sales rise for Toulouse clash
# Coybib
From The42
# Coybib

Leinster hoping for 'sea of blue' as ticket sales rise for Toulouse clash

May 10th 2022, 9:00 AM 23,741 Views 31 Comments

More than 25,000 had been sold by 5pm yesterday evening on the first day of sales.

# champions-cup - Monday 9 May, 2022

Healy and O'Brien doubts for Champions Cup semi-final after head injuries
# HIA
From The42
# HIA

Healy and O'Brien doubts for Champions Cup semi-final after head injuries

May 9th 2022, 3:45 PM 7,013 Views 12 Comments

Both Leinster players were forced off for Head Injury Assessments last weekend.

'It can’t be the peak' - Munster must rebound for next trip to Dublin
# Plenty To Play For
From The42
# Plenty To Play For

'It can’t be the peak' - Munster must rebound for next trip to Dublin

May 9th 2022, 6:00 AM 20,223 Views 20 Comments

Johann van Graan’s side have a huge URC clash against Leinster in two weekends’ time.

# champions-cup - Sunday 8 May, 2022

Saturday showdown confirmed for Leinster's semi-final with Toulouse
# Big Date
From The42
# Big Date

Saturday showdown confirmed for Leinster's semi-final with Toulouse

May 8th 2022, 5:10 PM 17,143 Views 13 Comments

The European heavyweights will meet at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin.

Thomas and Russell conjure Racing magic to set up La Rochelle semi-final
# Trés Bien
From The42
# Trés Bien

Thomas and Russell conjure Racing magic to set up La Rochelle semi-final

May 8th 2022, 4:52 PM 8,965 Views 5 Comments

The Parisians are desperate to end their quest for the Champions Cup title.

'We played some unbelievable rugby and we left it all out there'
# Just Short
From The42
# Just Short

'We played some unbelievable rugby and we left it all out there'

May 8th 2022, 8:59 AM 31,020 Views 35 Comments

Munster hooker Niall Scannell took some pride in his side’s performance in defeat to Toulouse.

# champions-cup - Saturday 7 May, 2022

'If ever there's a day to sum up Munster rugby, it's today' - Van Graan
# Red Army
From The42
# Red Army

'If ever there's a day to sum up Munster rugby, it's today' - Van Graan

May 7th 2022, 7:24 PM 19,589 Views 24 Comments

The Munster head coach showed lots of emotion after an enthralling, agonising game in Dublin.

Agony for Munster as Toulouse advance after penalty shoot-out in European epic
# Drama
From The42
# Drama

Agony for Munster as Toulouse advance after penalty shoot-out in European epic

May 7th 2022, 5:52 PM 47,956 Views 48 Comments

It was a cruel ending for Munster following a stunning clash at the Aviva Stadium.

Roared on by the Red Army, Munster bid to dethrone the mighty Toulouse
# SUAF
From The42
# SUAF

Roared on by the Red Army, Munster bid to dethrone the mighty Toulouse

May 7th 2022, 7:00 AM 5,950 Views 6 Comments

More than 37,500 tickets have been sold for this Champions Cup quarter-final in Dublin.

# champions-cup - Friday 6 May, 2022

Kendellen and Wycherley start for Munster with Daly set for first European cap
# Team News
From The42
# Team News

Kendellen and Wycherley start for Munster with Daly set for first European cap

May 6th 2022, 12:14 PM 18,606 Views 23 Comments

Johann van Graan has gone for a settled-looking team with Munster missing several forwards through injury.

# champions-cup - Thursday 5 May, 2022

'To the brave and faithful, nothing is impossible' - Munster's Van Graan
# Red Army
From The42
# Red Army

'To the brave and faithful, nothing is impossible' - Munster's Van Graan

May 5th 2022, 7:15 PM 25,261 Views 23 Comments

The Munster head coach recognises that his team’s display is the most important factor against Toulouse.

# champions-cup - Wednesday 4 May, 2022

'I would love to leave Munster with hopefully two trophies' - De Allende
# Final Chapter
From The42
# Final Chapter

'I would love to leave Munster with hopefully two trophies' - De Allende

May 4th 2022, 12:00 PM 19,411 Views 40 Comments

The in-form Springbok centre is leaving at the end of the season.

Leinster set for game of 'kick tennis' in heavyweight tie with Leicester
# Europe
From The42
# Europe

Leinster set for game of 'kick tennis' in heavyweight tie with Leicester

May 4th 2022, 7:50 AM 9,462 Views 7 Comments

Robbie Henshaw says the province’s front-liners have had their legs run off them in recent weeks.

# champions-cup - Tuesday 3 May, 2022

'We have our 16th man, we have the Red Army travelling to Dublin'
# SUAF
From The42
# SUAF

'We have our 16th man, we have the Red Army travelling to Dublin'

May 3rd 2022, 2:37 PM 12,272 Views 13 Comments

Johann van Graan is encouraged by the ticket sales for Saturday’s clash with Toulouse in Dublin.

Reuniting Leinster squad after South Africa tour and gearing up for Leicester 'doggedness'
# Tricky
From The42
# Tricky

Reuniting Leinster squad after South Africa tour and gearing up for Leicester 'doggedness'

May 3rd 2022, 7:00 AM 7,940 Views 14 Comments

The Irish province will take on Leicester Tigers in the Champions Cup quarter-final on Saturday.

# champions-cup - Monday 2 May, 2022

Kelleher and Baird return for Leinster ahead of Champions Cup quarter-final
# Boost
From The42
# Boost

Kelleher and Baird return for Leinster ahead of Champions Cup quarter-final

May 2nd 2022, 2:21 PM 12,131 Views 17 Comments

Leo Cullen’s men travel to face Leicester this Saturday.

# champions-cup - Saturday 30 April, 2022

Ulster aiming to end miserable run
# Under Pressure
From The42
# Under Pressure

Ulster aiming to end miserable run

Apr 30th 2022, 11:16 AM 3,496 Views 0 Comments

For flanker Nick Timoney, it is an opportunity he is relishing.

# champions-cup - Wednesday 27 April, 2022

Thomond Park once again unavailable should Munster reach Champions Cup semi-final
# Awayday
From The42
# Awayday

Thomond Park once again unavailable should Munster reach Champions Cup semi-final

Updated Apr 27th 2022, 3:04 PM 45,018 Views 34 Comments

A potential derby clash with Leinster will take place at Aviva Stadium after the province confirmed that ‘no viable alternative venue is available within the province.’

# champions-cup - Wednesday 20 April, 2022

Dates, kick-off times and broadcast coverage for Champions Cup quarter-finals confirmed
# Fyi
From The42
# Fyi

Dates, kick-off times and broadcast coverage for Champions Cup quarter-finals confirmed

Apr 20th 2022, 12:02 PM 9,404 Views 8 Comments

Munster are first up when they face Toulouse at the Aviva Stadium at 3pm on 7 May.

'We would have loved to play at Thomond Park but we're going to embrace the Aviva'
# Economics
From The42
# Economics

'We would have loved to play at Thomond Park but we're going to embrace the Aviva'

Apr 20th 2022, 7:00 AM 7,943 Views 10 Comments

Munster head coach Johann van Graan says the province is aligned over the decision.

# champions-cup - Tuesday 19 April, 2022

'We'll have to look at squad rotation over the coming weeks' - Munster's Van Graan
# Mixing It Up
From The42
# Mixing It Up

'We'll have to look at squad rotation over the coming weeks' - Munster's Van Graan

Apr 19th 2022, 3:32 PM 7,316 Views 9 Comments

The southern province are still fighting on two fronts.

# champions-cup - Monday 18 April, 2022

Connacht wait for one more signing but Friend is 'really happy' with his squad
# Bouncing Back
From The42
# Bouncing Back

Connacht wait for one more signing but Friend is 'really happy' with his squad

Apr 18th 2022, 9:07 AM 13,111 Views 21 Comments

Captain and out-half Jack Carty is hopeful the players can cut out their habit of making consecutive errors.

# champions-cup - Saturday 16 April, 2022

Heartbreak for Ulster amid enthralling contest as Toulouse set up Munster showdown
# Thriller
From The42
# Thriller

Heartbreak for Ulster amid enthralling contest as Toulouse set up Munster showdown

Apr 16th 2022, 10:26 PM 53,484 Views 58 Comments

The two sides left everything on the pitch in search of a quarter-final place.

Leinster will travel to face Leicester in the Champions Cup quarter-finals
# Next Job
From The42
# Next Job

Leinster will travel to face Leicester in the Champions Cup quarter-finals

Updated Apr 16th 2022, 7:48 PM 35,341 Views 24 Comments

The Tigers will be at home for what should be a thrilling clash with the Irish province.

Ronan O'Gara's La Rochelle roll on to quarter-final clash with Montpellier
# Home Advantage
From The42
# Home Advantage

Ronan O'Gara's La Rochelle roll on to quarter-final clash with Montpellier

Apr 16th 2022, 4:53 PM 13,376 Views 2 Comments

Another win over Bordeaux saw La Rochelle through from the Round of 16.

Agony for Smith with late kick as Montpellier pip Quins in thrilling clash
# Bonkers
From The42
# Bonkers

Agony for Smith with late kick as Montpellier pip Quins in thrilling clash

Apr 16th 2022, 2:26 PM 9,827 Views 6 Comments

The second leg at the Stoop was relentlessly entertaining.

'I don't believe Leinster are better rugby players, but they're better professionals'
# Honesty
From The42
# Honesty

'I don't believe Leinster are better rugby players, but they're better professionals'

Updated Apr 16th 2022, 1:02 PM 44,941 Views 38 Comments

Andy Friend is challenging himself and his Connacht players to be better with their preparation for games.

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