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#H Cup

# h-cup - Monday 28 April, 2014

'Munster can't keep doing this to ourselves every year' -- Simon Zebo
# H CUP HEARTBREAK
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# H CUP HEARTBREAK

'Munster can't keep doing this to ourselves every year' -- Simon Zebo

Apr 28th 2014, 8:00 AM 20,008 Views 49 Comments

“We had chances last year to win and we didn’t take them and it’s the same this year,” said the winger whose try gave Munster real hope in Marseille.

# h-cup - Sunday 27 April, 2014

Munster craving 'difference between good and great' to reach fourth Cardiff final
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# H Cup

Munster craving 'difference between good and great' to reach fourth Cardiff final

Apr 27th 2014, 8:00 AM 11,804 Views 29 Comments

It’s gonna be tough, but Munster hold hope of toppling the European champions in Marseille.

# h-cup - Friday 25 April, 2014

Five things to watch out for when Saracens host Clermont
# Talking Points
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# Talking Points

Five things to watch out for when Saracens host Clermont

Apr 25th 2014, 5:42 PM 6,047 Views 11 Comments

With no Irish team involved in this weekend’s first Heineken Cup semi-final, you can just sit back and enjoy it.

Dougall selection gamble can pay off as Munster target Toulon's main strength
# Joker In The Pack
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# Joker In The Pack

Dougall selection gamble can pay off as Munster target Toulon's main strength

Apr 25th 2014, 3:45 PM 8,161 Views 16 Comments

Selecting a natural number 7 may be the wildcard Munster need on Sunday.

# h-cup - Tuesday 22 April, 2014

Habana getting set to make up for lost time in Toulon shirt
# Heineken Cup
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# Heineken Cup

Habana getting set to make up for lost time in Toulon shirt

Apr 22nd 2014, 8:00 AM 11,176 Views 2 Comments

But first, he’s hoping to be part of ‘a long day at the office’ against Munster.

# h-cup - Monday 21 April, 2014

The Heineken Cup semi-finals are here, and any one of these four teams could win it
# FINAL 4
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# FINAL 4

The Heineken Cup semi-finals are here, and any one of these four teams could win it

Apr 21st 2014, 8:25 AM 8,404 Views 12 Comments

Toulon or Munster, Clermont or Saracens. Where’s your money going?

# h-cup - Monday 7 April, 2014

5 things we learned from the Heineken Cup quarter-finals
# Then There Were 4
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# Then There Were 4

5 things we learned from the Heineken Cup quarter-finals

Apr 7th 2014, 8:00 AM 26,473 Views 99 Comments

It was a rollercoaster weekend of rugby with plenty of ups in Thomond Park.

# h-cup - Saturday 5 April, 2014

Bit by bit Bowe and Ulster in better place to beat Saracens
# Interview
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# Interview

Bit by bit Bowe and Ulster in better place to beat Saracens

Apr 5th 2014, 8:07 AM 2,116 Views 0 Comments

12 months on from their last meeting in Twickenham, the northern province welcome the Premiership leaders for a special night in Ravenhill.

# h-cup - Friday 4 April, 2014

O'Connor giving nothing away as Toulon tussle looms large
# Pokerface
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# Pokerface

O'Connor giving nothing away as Toulon tussle looms large

Apr 4th 2014, 9:18 AM 2,548 Views 6 Comments

The Leinster head coach has recent experience of taking on the European champions.

# h-cup - Thursday 3 April, 2014

'I could play them today': Heaslip raring to go up against Toulon
# Chapeau
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# Chapeau

'I could play them today': Heaslip raring to go up against Toulon

Apr 3rd 2014, 9:19 PM 14,879 Views 20 Comments

The number eight can’t get enough of the business end of the season.

# h-cup - Wednesday 2 April, 2014

Daydream to reality: Trimble at top of his game and determined to stay there
# Interview
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# Interview

Daydream to reality: Trimble at top of his game and determined to stay there

Apr 2nd 2014, 3:00 PM 7,983 Views 6 Comments

The winger has moved from international outsider to match-winner during the course of this season.

# h-cup - Tuesday 1 April, 2014

Ulster expect Pienaar to return for Saracens showdown
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# H Cup

Ulster expect Pienaar to return for Saracens showdown

Apr 1st 2014, 2:31 PM 2,229 Views 5 Comments

Rory Best will also return to the side allowing Mark Anscombe to pick a full-strength squad.

# h-cup - Monday 31 March, 2014

'New challenge, but the same principles':  Jennings calls on Leinster to manage emotion on trip to Toulon
# Openside
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# Openside

'New challenge, but the same principles': Jennings calls on Leinster to manage emotion on trip to Toulon

Mar 31st 2014, 8:25 PM 10,601 Views 5 Comments

The flanker admits that the reigning champions could prove Leinster’s toughest opponent to date, but that will not mean a change in approach.

Toulon president cancels rugby friendly after Beziers vote National Front
# Political Football
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# Political Football

Toulon president cancels rugby friendly after Beziers vote National Front

Mar 31st 2014, 6:38 PM 9,065 Views 5 Comments

Mourad Boudjellal has more than Leinster on his mind this week.

O'Driscoll, Healy and McGrath will be ready to go when Leinster visit Toulon
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# H Cup

O'Driscoll, Healy and McGrath will be ready to go when Leinster visit Toulon

Mar 31st 2014, 5:00 PM 13,001 Views 9 Comments

The trio have modified training loads early this week, but will be fit and ready for Sunday’s clash with the champions.

# h-cup - Monday 24 February, 2014

Ligament damage rules Vunipola out for remainder of Six Nations
# Ready For Ravenhill?
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# Ready For Ravenhill?

Ligament damage rules Vunipola out for remainder of Six Nations

Feb 24th 2014, 7:37 PM 3,607 Views 13 Comments

The Saracens number eight’s new focus will be regaining fitness in time to face Ulster in the Heineken Cup.

# h-cup - Monday 27 January, 2014

Super Saturday in store as Heineken Cup announce 1/4 final kick-off times
# Plan Of Attack
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# Plan Of Attack

Super Saturday in store as Heineken Cup announce 1/4 final kick-off times

Jan 27th 2014, 12:25 PM 18,519 Views 37 Comments

Munster have been handed another early kick-off, while Leinster meet Toulon on the Sunday afternoon.

# h-cup - Monday 20 January, 2014

'He's an easy guy to follow': O'Connell lauds O'Mahony leadership
# Crowd Pleaser
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# Crowd Pleaser

'He's an easy guy to follow': O'Connell lauds O'Mahony leadership

Jan 20th 2014, 12:32 PM 3,537 Views 6 Comments

The Ireland captain says he has enjoyed ‘playing under’ Peter O’Mahony.

Munster backs don’t get credit they deserve – Penney
# H Cup
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# H Cup

Munster backs don’t get credit they deserve – Penney

Jan 20th 2014, 8:00 AM 3,536 Views 10 Comments

The Munster coach says many of his players feel they deserve a better ‘crack’ with Joe Schmidt.

# h-cup - Sunday 19 January, 2014

As it happened: Munster v Edinburgh, Heineken Cup From The42
Live Jan 19th 2014, 11:54 AM

As it happened: Munster v Edinburgh, Heineken Cup

# h-cup - Saturday 18 January, 2014

Get pumped up for Edinburgh's visit with this Thomond Park documentary
# Munster Movie
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# Munster Movie

Get pumped up for Edinburgh's visit with this Thomond Park documentary

Jan 18th 2014, 10:01 AM 3,867 Views 9 Comments

Because we can’t wait for Sunday either.

# h-cup - Friday 17 January, 2014

Leicester v Ulster: 3 key battles to decide who earns a home quarter-final
# 3kb
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# 3kb

Leicester v Ulster: 3 key battles to decide who earns a home quarter-final

Jan 17th 2014, 4:05 PM 3,080 Views 2 Comments

Ulster will have to come out on top of these match-ups to maintain their status as top seeds.

# h-cup - Wednesday 15 January, 2014

Strictly business as Ulster’s Afoa plans to ‘do a job’ on Leicester
# Scrum Wars
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# Scrum Wars

Strictly business as Ulster’s Afoa plans to ‘do a job’ on Leicester

Jan 15th 2014, 8:22 AM 3,020 Views 0 Comments

The tight-head is promising a big improvement to come from the northern province’s set-piece.

# h-cup - Tuesday 14 January, 2014

Anscombe rules Bowe out, but is confident of Ulster repeating ‘dominance’ at Welford Road
# Tiger Tamers
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# Tiger Tamers

Anscombe rules Bowe out, but is confident of Ulster repeating ‘dominance’ at Welford Road

Jan 14th 2014, 7:52 PM 2,811 Views 4 Comments

‘We should be a little bit happy’, says the coach of the Heineken Cup’s current top seeds.

Muller, Munster and Matt Williams: How Ulster transformed from Heineken Cup also-rans to elite
# Culture
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# Culture

Muller, Munster and Matt Williams: How Ulster transformed from Heineken Cup also-rans to elite

Jan 14th 2014, 7:30 AM 4,138 Views 6 Comments

Players with the nothern province won’t be happy with the progress they’ve made until they ‘actually win something.’

# h-cup - Monday 13 January, 2014

Unqualified Leinster still the province with ingredients for success
# In From The Side
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# In From The Side

Unqualified Leinster still the province with ingredients for success

Jan 13th 2014, 2:04 PM 5,594 Views 31 Comments

Leinster will probably have to travel in the quarter-finals, but that won’t worry them.

Wilson keen to crack Welford Road and bring knock-out game to Ravenhill
# Suftum
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# Suftum

Wilson keen to crack Welford Road and bring knock-out game to Ravenhill

Jan 13th 2014, 9:29 AM 1,715 Views 4 Comments

The ex-Northampton man has endured plenty of hurt in Leicester and hopes to buck the trend this Saturday.

# h-cup - Sunday 12 January, 2014

Penney lauds Keatley mettle as Gloucester boss wowed by 'phenomenal' O'Connell
# On The Mark
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# On The Mark

Penney lauds Keatley mettle as Gloucester boss wowed by 'phenomenal' O'Connell

Jan 12th 2014, 8:00 AM 18,273 Views 11 Comments

The out-half put a difficult night in Ravenhill behind him with a solid display to get Munster in the Heineken Cup quarter-finals.

Leinster put distractions to one side with qualification in sight
# Preview
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# Preview

Leinster put distractions to one side with qualification in sight

Jan 12th 2014, 6:30 AM 2,968 Views 4 Comments

The Amlin Challenge Cup champions are in France today, hoping to avoid the need to defend their crown.

# h-cup - Saturday 11 January, 2014

Ulster qualification secured as Toulon batter Blues
# H Cup
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# H Cup

Ulster qualification secured as Toulon batter Blues

Jan 11th 2014, 6:40 PM 5,912 Views 2 Comments

The defending champions scored three penalty tries in Nice.

Lam trusts young guns to keep European hopes alive
# Go West
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# Go West

Lam trusts young guns to keep European hopes alive

Jan 11th 2014, 7:47 AM 1,589 Views 1 Comment

It’s a rare turn with the favourites tag for Connacht.

# h-cup - Friday 10 January, 2014

As it happened: Ulster v Montpellier, Heineken Cup From The42
Live Jan 10th 2014, 7:25 PM

As it happened: Ulster v Montpellier, Heineken Cup

Connacht v Zebre: 3 key battles to decide the victor at the Sportsground
# 3kb
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# 3kb

Connacht v Zebre: 3 key battles to decide the victor at the Sportsground

Jan 10th 2014, 5:02 PM 3,132 Views 0 Comments

Pat Lam’s men got a taste for victory towards the tail end of 2013 and are hoping to rediscover it tomorrow.

Sean O'Brien in France as contract negotiations drag on
# Toulon Tank
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# Toulon Tank

Sean O'Brien in France as contract negotiations drag on

Jan 10th 2014, 4:49 PM 22,307 Views 67 Comments

Picturesque Nice is the flanker’s destination this weekend.

O'Connor calls on Gopperth for Castres trip as Carty takes the reins again for Connacht
# Team-sheets
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# Team-sheets

O'Connor calls on Gopperth for Castres trip as Carty takes the reins again for Connacht

Jan 10th 2014, 12:31 PM 3,868 Views 13 Comments

The western province have also been able to welcome back Jake Heenan and Sean Henry from injury

Cavalry arrives as Ulster eye up two big steps to quarter-final
# Preview
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# Preview

Cavalry arrives as Ulster eye up two big steps to quarter-final

Jan 10th 2014, 8:15 AM 1,837 Views 3 Comments

Montpellier, on the other hand, have made 13 changes for tonight’s visit to Ravenhill.

# h-cup - Monday 6 January, 2014

Qualification in Leinster's hands, now keep it that way -- Murphy
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# H Cup

Qualification in Leinster's hands, now keep it that way -- Murphy

Jan 6th 2014, 2:30 PM 2,511 Views 3 Comments

With few injury worries to deal with, the eight-day turnaround before facing Castres is not ideal for Leinster.

# h-cup - Saturday 14 December, 2013

Round-up: Finalists Toulon and Clermont march on with bonus points
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# H Cup

Round-up: Finalists Toulon and Clermont march on with bonus points

Dec 14th 2013, 7:55 PM 3,037 Views 1 Comment

Elsewhere, Saracens overwhelmed Zebre with nine tries at Allianz Park.

# h-cup - Thursday 5 December, 2013

2011 Heineken Cup final: 22 minutes make Leinster’s beautiful day
# Retrospective
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# Retrospective

2011 Heineken Cup final: 22 minutes make Leinster’s beautiful day

Dec 5th 2013, 8:15 AM 4,250 Views 4 Comments

One day like this a year would see them right.

# h-cup - Wednesday 4 December, 2013

Painful defeats parked as O'Mahony gears up for make or break week
# O Captain My Captain
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# O Captain My Captain

Painful defeats parked as O'Mahony gears up for make or break week

Dec 4th 2013, 4:15 PM 3,306 Views 1 Comment

The Munster captain underwent some ‘fine-tuning’ today before Sunday’s Heineken Cup clash with Perpignan.

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