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#Champions Cup

# champions-cup - Monday 30 March, 2020

From The42 One year on from Leavy's horror injury and Stockdale's drop 365 Turnaround This post contains videos

One year on from Leavy's horror injury and Stockdale's drop

Last year’s inter-pro European quarter-final was an epic.

# champions-cup - Saturday 28 March, 2020

From The42 Leinster's unbeaten bid now carries an asterisk, whatever way the season unfolds Streak

Leinster's unbeaten bid now carries an asterisk, whatever way the season unfolds

Leo Cullen’s side were in sensational form as they amassed an incredible 21 straight wins. But the postponed season means the achievement will be a qualified success.

# champions-cup - Thursday 26 March, 2020

From The42 How Cullen and Lancaster's Leinster have used 51 players this season BALANCING ACT

How Cullen and Lancaster's Leinster have used 51 players this season

Max Deegan, James Lowe, and Scott Fardy have racked up the most minutes in the squad.

# champions-cup - Tuesday 24 March, 2020

From The42 Rugby's Champions Cup and Challenge Cup finals postponed indefinitely On Hold

Rugby's Champions Cup and Challenge Cup finals postponed indefinitely

The 2020 finals weekend had been set for Marseille on 22/23 May.

# champions-cup - Monday 16 March, 2020

From The42 Leinster and Ulster's Champions Cup quarter-finals have been postponed OFFICIAL

Leinster and Ulster's Champions Cup quarter-finals have been postponed

The European club season has been suspended.

# champions-cup - Friday 13 March, 2020

From The42 Training set to be suspended for Leinster, Ulster, Connacht, and Munster Measures

Training set to be suspended for Leinster, Ulster, Connacht, and Munster

The provinces have no certainty around when they will next play.

From The42 Top 14 suspended, putting Champions Cup quarter-finals in even greater doubt Off

Top 14 suspended, putting Champions Cup quarter-finals in even greater doubt

The suspension includes all collective training by the professional clubs in France.

# champions-cup - Monday 9 March, 2020

From The42 EPCR will support any 'preventative measures' in relation to coronavirus Concerns

EPCR will support any 'preventative measures' in relation to coronavirus

Leinster and Ulster are due to play Champions Cup quarter-finals on the first weekend of April.

# champions-cup - Tuesday 25 February, 2020

From The42 Leinster promise 'a different game' when English stars visit Aviva with Saracens Champions Cup

Leinster promise 'a different game' when English stars visit Aviva with Saracens

Six of the 23 who helped England trounce Ireland will be on duty with Saracens in the Champions Cup quarter-final.

# champions-cup - Monday 24 February, 2020

From The42 Jack Conan on course to be fit before Saracens clash after return to training Best Foot Forward

Jack Conan on course to be fit before Saracens clash after return to training

The number eight has been working his way back from a broken foot since the World Cup.

# champions-cup - Sunday 9 February, 2020

From The42 Racing criticise 'ludicrous' and 'grotesque' decision to only fine Saracens Anger

Racing criticise 'ludicrous' and 'grotesque' decision to only fine Saracens

The French club are not happy.

# champions-cup - Friday 7 February, 2020

From The42 Saracens escape points deduction and are fined just €50,000 at hearing Decision

Saracens escape points deduction and are fined just €50,000 at hearing

The English club are free to face Leinster in the quarter-finals, although EPCR can appeal the decision.

From The42 Racing 92 say they will 'enforce their rights' as Saracens hearing gets underway Mess

Racing 92 say they will 'enforce their rights' as Saracens hearing gets underway

The Top 14 club expressed surprise not to have been contacted about the misconduct charge.

From The42 Leinster opponents Saracens in trouble again over possible ineligible player Shambles

Leinster opponents Saracens in trouble again over possible ineligible player

EPCR has brought a misconduct complaint against Sarries, who could be facing a fine or points deduction.

# champions-cup - Friday 31 January, 2020

From The42 Springbok signings are complete game-changers for van Graan's Munster Intent

Springbok signings are complete game-changers for van Graan's Munster

RG Snyman and Damian de Allende are likely to become fan favourites at Thomond Park.

# champions-cup - Monday 20 January, 2020

From The42 Champions Cup power rankings: Leinster first, Ulster seventh and the smell that won’t go away Champions Cup

Champions Cup power rankings: Leinster first, Ulster seventh and the smell that won’t go away

You can’t write Saracens off even if you want to.

From The42 European campaign long gone for Munster and the future starts now Bright Sparks

European campaign long gone for Munster and the future starts now

Without a Champions Cup quarter-final ahead, Munster have room to prime their squad to chase the Pro14 title.

# champions-cup - Sunday 19 January, 2020

From The42 Leinster to face Saracens as Champions Cup quarter-final ties are confirmed Last Eight

Leinster to face Saracens as Champions Cup quarter-final ties are confirmed

Ulster will play Toulouse away from home.

From The42 Late heartbreak for Connacht in thriller with Montpellier Exit

Late heartbreak for Connacht in thriller with Montpellier

The Westerners recovered from a 21-0 deficit but were ultimately beaten in a dead-rubber in Pool 5.

From The42 'Freak' training ground knock kept Farrell from lining out for Munster Hard Knocks

'Freak' training ground knock kept Farrell from lining out for Munster

Meanwhile, Johann van Graan lamented the ‘moments’ that ensured Munster fell just short of the knock-out stages.

14-man Saracens grind out Racing win to put themselves in frame for European quarter-finals

The victory came at an – ahem – cost, with Billy Vunipola forced off with a reported broken arm.

From The42 Cold comfort as Munster force five-try win over Ospreys Academic

Cold comfort as Munster force five-try win over Ospreys

Craig Casey’s try-scoring cameo was a highlight as Munster played out a final pool match with knockout hopes already dashed.

# champions-cup - Saturday 18 January, 2020

From The42 Glasgow victory confirms Munster's Champions Cup exit No Miracle Matches

Glasgow victory confirms Munster's Champions Cup exit

Warriors ran in six tries against Sale to consign Johann Van Graan’s side to an early elimination.

From The42 Addison, Stockdale, and The Cat impress as 'very happy' Ulster advance to quarters Back Three

Addison, Stockdale, and The Cat impress as 'very happy' Ulster advance to quarters

Tom O’Toole suffered a rib injury in his side’s 22-15 win over Bath.

From The42 As it happened: Benetton v Leinster, Heineken Champions Cup Minute-by-Minute This post contains a poll

As it happened: Benetton v Leinster, Heineken Champions Cup

Leo Cullen’s side did enough to clinch the number one seeding for the quarter-finals.

From The42 'I'd like to think I am' - Cooney feels ready for a Six Nations start for Ireland Confidence

'I'd like to think I am' - Cooney feels ready for a Six Nations start for Ireland

The Ulster scrum-half is brimming with energy and belief in a superb run of form with Ulster.

# champions-cup - Friday 17 January, 2020

From The42 Marmion returns for Connacht as Friend seeks win in France Back In Business

Marmion returns for Connacht as Friend seeks win in France

The Irish international is back after a two-month absence

From The42 Our problems are curable, says Kilcoyne On The Mend

Our problems are curable, says Kilcoyne

Munster prop Dave Kilcoyne believes the province have found the solutions to their problems.

'We know we've got a target on our backs... they want to put a shot on us'

James Lowe knows that Leinster can take nothing for granted if they want to secure Champions Cup top seeding.

# champions-cup - Wednesday 15 January, 2020

From The42 ‘Be patient and stop comparing us to the old Munster’ Fight Of The Earls

‘Be patient and stop comparing us to the old Munster’

Keith Earls is convinced Munster are on the right track.

# champions-cup - Tuesday 14 January, 2020

From The42 Crisis? Yes for the English, Welsh and Scots but not Munster Fighting Back

Crisis? Yes for the English, Welsh and Scots but not Munster

Irish provinces have consistently punched above their weight in Europe and here are the facts that prove it.

From The42 'At this level of rugby it’s ruthless' - Racing's Prendergast feels Munster aren't far away Irish Abroad

'At this level of rugby it’s ruthless' - Racing's Prendergast feels Munster aren't far away

The French side are targeting trophy glory in the Champions Cup this season.

# champions-cup - Monday 13 January, 2020

From The42 Champions Cup Power Rankings: Where Irish sides really stand Lottery

Champions Cup Power Rankings: Where Irish sides really stand

The system is flawed and Johann van Graan’s side need to be cut a little slack. The pool of death has killed Munster’s European dreams.

# champions-cup - Sunday 12 January, 2020

From The42 'We spoke in the dressing room - we stick together as a group, as we always do' Dejected

'We spoke in the dressing room - we stick together as a group, as we always do'

Munster have been dealt more disappointment in the Champions Cup.

From The42 Cullen pleased with Leinster's half-time problem-solving Reaction

Cullen pleased with Leinster's half-time problem-solving

Leinster head into the final round as top seeds after keeping Lyon scoreless in the second half.

From The42 Kearney double helps Leinster sweep aside Lyon Dangerous Dave

Kearney double helps Leinster sweep aside Lyon

Leo Cullen’s side scored six tries as they moved one step closer to securing top seed for the quarter-finals.

From The42 Munster fighting for European lives in monumental clash against Racing Make Or Break

Munster fighting for European lives in monumental clash against Racing

The task is a hugely demanding one for Johann van Graan’s men.

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