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#European Rugby

# european-rugby - Friday 11 October, 2013

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

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

Oct 11th 2013, 9:10 AM 2,655 Views 2 Comments

Enjoy it while it lasts.

# european-rugby - Thursday 10 October, 2013

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

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

Oct 10th 2013, 12:24 PM 1,418 Views 9 Comments

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

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

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

Oct 10th 2013, 7:24 AM 1,177 Views 3 Comments

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

# european-rugby - Wednesday 9 October, 2013

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

9 ways to spot the fan who only does Heineken Cup

Oct 9th 2013, 9:05 PM 7,743 Views 14 Comments

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

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

Simon Hick column: Street spirit makes All Blacks catch fire

Oct 9th 2013, 2:02 PM 2,632 Views 5 Comments

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

# european-rugby - Monday 7 October, 2013

San Siro set to stage the 2015 Heineken Cup final*
# ERC
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# ERC

San Siro set to stage the 2015 Heineken Cup final*

Oct 7th 2013, 5:46 PM 3,107 Views 10 Comments

*If the European competition even exists at that stage.

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

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

Oct 7th 2013, 9:30 AM 2,145 Views 6 Comments

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

# european-rugby - Sunday 6 October, 2013

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

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

Oct 6th 2013, 10:35 AM 1,065 Views 0 Comments

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

# european-rugby - Tuesday 1 October, 2013

ERC chairman Derek McGrath unconcerned by union's 'ERC' omission
# European Rugby
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# European Rugby

ERC chairman Derek McGrath unconcerned by union's 'ERC' omission

Oct 1st 2013, 5:15 PM 2,175 Views 3 Comments

McGrath suggested that the unions favoured IRB as the cited governing body to encourage English and French clubs to rejoin talks.

# european-rugby - Thursday 26 September, 2013

IRFU will not sanction provincial involvement in breakaway tournament
# European Rugby
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# European Rugby

IRFU will not sanction provincial involvement in breakaway tournament

Sep 26th 2013, 12:31 PM 3,081 Views 26 Comments

All four nations involved in the Pro12 have today backed the existing structure.

# european-rugby - Tuesday 24 September, 2013

Heineken Cup achievements can't be taken away -- Heaslip
# European Rugby
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# European Rugby

Heineken Cup achievements can't be taken away -- Heaslip

Sep 24th 2013, 8:15 AM 2,409 Views 2 Comments

The Ireland number eight joined Paul O’Connell to call on the game’s administrators to find a solution.

# european-rugby - Monday 23 September, 2013

French Federation brand club breakaway 'irrelevant and inappropriate'
# European Rugby
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# European Rugby

French Federation brand club breakaway 'irrelevant and inappropriate'

Sep 23rd 2013, 2:01 PM 2,802 Views 23 Comments

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

# european-rugby - Sunday 22 September, 2013

English, French clubs christen breakaway 'Rugby Champions Cup'
# European Rugby
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# European Rugby

English, French clubs christen breakaway 'Rugby Champions Cup'

Sep 22nd 2013, 12:02 PM 3,528 Views 17 Comments

Premiership Rugby and the LNR released a joint statement today.

# european-rugby - Friday 13 September, 2013

Jean-Pierre Lux asks ERC stakeholders to 'cease public ultimatums'
# Impasse
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# Impasse

Jean-Pierre Lux asks ERC stakeholders to 'cease public ultimatums'

Sep 13th 2013, 6:14 PM 1,739 Views 3 Comments

The European Rugby Cup CEO repeated the points agreed in this week’s Dublin meeting.

# european-rugby - Thursday 12 September, 2013

It continues: Top 14 boss says France will walk away from Heineken Cup
# European Rugby
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# European Rugby

It continues: Top 14 boss says France will walk away from Heineken Cup

Sep 12th 2013, 3:30 PM 3,325 Views 16 Comments

Paul Goze says the LNR will continue talks to form a breakaway tournament next season.

# european-rugby - Wednesday 11 September, 2013

Anglo-French tournament now the preferred option -- McCafferty
# Clock Is Ticking
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# Clock Is Ticking

Anglo-French tournament now the preferred option -- McCafferty

Sep 11th 2013, 10:04 AM 3,200 Views 18 Comments

The Premiership Rugby boss also says he is not concerned whether Pro12 clubs follow the breakaway tournament.

# european-rugby - Tuesday 10 September, 2013

English and French clubs to form breakaway 'merit-based' tournament
# European Rugby
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# European Rugby

English and French clubs to form breakaway 'merit-based' tournament

Sep 10th 2013, 5:29 PM 17,022 Views 82 Comments

Premiership Rugby say negotiations with the ERC are over and will open qualification to the proposed tournament to other nations.

# european-rugby - Saturday 6 April, 2013

Clermont prove too strong for Montpellier
# Heineken Cup
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# Heineken Cup

Clermont prove too strong for Montpellier

Apr 6th 2013, 9:06 PM 1,655 Views 4 Comments

Last year’s semi-finalists booked their place in the last four at the Stade Marcel Michelin.

# european-rugby - Thursday 11 October, 2012

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

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

Oct 11th 2012, 2:28 PM 642 Views 0 Comments

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

# european-rugby - Sunday 20 May, 2012

Opinion: Sean O'Brien could be ruined by persistence with No 7 role
# Expert View
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# Expert View

Opinion: Sean O'Brien could be ruined by persistence with No 7 role

May 20th 2012, 8:00 PM 4,530 Views 1 Comment

One former Leinster player reckons Joe Schmidt got it right yesterday but tweaks are needed with his team in the future.

# european-rugby - Saturday 19 May, 2012

We're not satisfied yet, admits triumphant O'Driscoll
# HCup
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# HCup

We're not satisfied yet, admits triumphant O'Driscoll

May 19th 2012, 8:15 PM 6,884 Views 35 Comments

“We talked about not being content with that and trying to create some sort of dynasty,” said the Ireland skipper.

Heineken Cup 2012: Stage set for an unmissable final act
# Heineken Cup
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# Heineken Cup

Heineken Cup 2012: Stage set for an unmissable final act

May 19th 2012, 11:40 AM 3,099 Views 18 Comments

London is consumed by giddy expectation ahead of a mouthwatering all-Ireland clash, writes Niall Kelly from the English capital.

Three key battles that will decide the Heineken Cup final
# Game Of Inches
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# Game Of Inches

Three key battles that will decide the Heineken Cup final

May 19th 2012, 10:22 AM 2,219 Views 4 Comments

It’s going to be tight and very, very tough when Leinster meet Ulster in London.

Open thread: How do you see the Heineken Cup final faring out?
# London Calling
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# London Calling

Open thread: How do you see the Heineken Cup final faring out?

May 19th 2012, 8:30 AM 2,188 Views 24 Comments

It’s the biggest ever inter-provincial game, we think you should have your say.

# european-rugby - Friday 18 May, 2012

Heineken Cup preview: Twickenham braced for 'all-Ireland' final
# London Calling
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# London Calling

Heineken Cup preview: Twickenham braced for 'all-Ireland' final

May 18th 2012, 12:55 PM 2,568 Views 13 Comments

Leinster and Ulster have reached the final by very different routes but the northern province are out to upset the odds.

Joe Schmidt names Leinster team to face Ulster in Heineken Cup decider
# HCup
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# HCup

Joe Schmidt names Leinster team to face Ulster in Heineken Cup decider

May 18th 2012, 12:16 PM 2,030 Views 6 Comments

Chill out Leinster fans, ’50-50′ shot Bran O’Driscoll will start.

Heineken Cup: No surprises in Ulster XV
# HCup
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# HCup

Heineken Cup: No surprises in Ulster XV

May 18th 2012, 12:12 PM 234 Views 0 Comments

John Afoa and and Chris Henry return to the pack, Paddy Jackson gets the nod to start at number 10.

The last time: Memories of Ulster's Heineken Cup triumph
# Spirit Of '99
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# Spirit Of '99

The last time: Memories of Ulster's Heineken Cup triumph

May 18th 2012, 7:52 AM 2,065 Views 4 Comments

“It was just good craic, getting in amongst it and sorting them out.”

# european-rugby - Thursday 17 May, 2012

Brad Thorn eyeing historic world rugby treble with victory in London
# THE MAGIC NUMBER
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# THE MAGIC NUMBER

Brad Thorn eyeing historic world rugby treble with victory in London

May 17th 2012, 3:40 PM 3,863 Views 9 Comments

The Kiwi lock could become the first player to win the Rugby World Cup, Heineken Cup and Super Rugby titles.

Getting the Hump: Bell insists fly-half jersey is still up for grabs
# Pivotal
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# Pivotal

Getting the Hump: Bell insists fly-half jersey is still up for grabs

May 17th 2012, 11:02 AM 1,247 Views 1 Comment

Ulster must choose between youthful strength and experienced flair in the Heineken Cup final.

# european-rugby - Wednesday 16 May, 2012

Where the Heineken Cup final will be won and lost...
# Crunch Time
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# Crunch Time

Where the Heineken Cup final will be won and lost...

May 16th 2012, 1:17 PM 523 Views 2 Comments

It’s Ulster and Leinster in the biggest game in European rugby. Here’s what’ll decide it in London, according to Tom Fox.