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#H Cup

# h-cup - All time

Claw to O'Connell, Everitt to Earls: Munster's Heineken Cup history with Perpignan
# Down The Years
From The42
# Down The Years

Claw to O'Connell, Everitt to Earls: Munster's Heineken Cup history with Perpignan

Dec 4th 2013, 8:00 AM 4,701 Views 6 Comments

Did we mention ROG? Lots and lots of ROG.

Another win, and O'Connor promises further improvement from Leinster
# Heineken Cup
From The42
# Heineken Cup

Another win, and O'Connor promises further improvement from Leinster

Oct 21st 2013, 12:40 PM 2,002 Views 2 Comments

When the smoke clears after two rounds of the Heineken Cup, the Australian should be happy with his lot.

Marmion, mindset and Marco: 3 key battles for Connacht away to Zebre
# Italian Job
From The42
# Italian Job

Marmion, mindset and Marco: 3 key battles for Connacht away to Zebre

Oct 18th 2013, 5:24 PM 1,262 Views 0 Comments

Connacht travel to Parma to take on Zebre tomorrow afternoon in round two of the Heineken Cup pool stages.

‘For the boys aspiring to be internationals, this is their chance’ — Rory Best
# Suftum
From The42
# Suftum

‘For the boys aspiring to be internationals, this is their chance’ — Rory Best

Oct 18th 2013, 7:15 AM 1,360 Views 0 Comments

The Ulster hooker has helped his side through tough tasks in recent weeks. Next stop, Montpellier.

'Ah, it's been grand': Jimmy Gopperth celebrates player-of-the-month award with cringey interview
# Toora Loora Loora
From The42
# Toora Loora Loora

'Ah, it's been grand': Jimmy Gopperth celebrates player-of-the-month award with cringey interview

Oct 15th 2013, 1:41 PM 4,191 Views 3 Comments

So, we guess he’s Irish now?

Connacht captain Muldoon out for 6 weeks with calf tear
# Hit For 6
From The42
# Hit For 6

Connacht captain Muldoon out for 6 weeks with calf tear

Oct 15th 2013, 10:34 AM 781 Views 0 Comments

Dave McSharry is nearing a return to full fitness after playing 80 minutes for Connacht Eagles.

Prop Moore making huge steps, but he owes entire pack a lunch -- Greg Feek
# Prop Life
From The42
# Prop Life

Prop Moore making huge steps, but he owes entire pack a lunch -- Greg Feek

Oct 15th 2013, 8:19 AM 3,491 Views 5 Comments

The young tight-head is impressing with every appearance, but his scrum coach was sure to rein in his praise yesterday.

Battered and bruised, but Leinster have that winning feeling back
# Recharging
From The42
# Recharging

Battered and bruised, but Leinster have that winning feeling back

Oct 14th 2013, 8:29 PM 2,354 Views 0 Comments

Kevin McLaughlin feels only one team can qualify from Heineken Cup pool one, and he’s aiming for six wins to make sure it’s Leinster.

No 9 problem at Ulster as Marshall pens new 3-year contract
# Competition
From The42
# Competition

No 9 problem at Ulster as Marshall pens new 3-year contract

Oct 14th 2013, 5:22 PM 1,747 Views 1 Comment

The scrum-half has signed the new deal a week after his positional rival Ruan Pienaar did likewise.

As it happened: Edinburgh v Munster, Heineken Cup From The42
Live Oct 12th 2013, 1:03 PM

As it happened: Edinburgh v Munster, Heineken Cup

Connacht will take confidence from performance - Marmion
# Encouragement
From The42
# Encouragement

Connacht will take confidence from performance - Marmion

Oct 12th 2013, 10:00 AM 1,765 Views 1 Comment

Connacht scrum half Kieran Marmion delivered another fine display even though Pat Lam’s side were defeated by Saracens.

Lions, Lions everywhere: 3 key battles to decide Ospreys v Leinster
# Familiarity
From The42
# Familiarity

Lions, Lions everywhere: 3 key battles to decide Ospreys v Leinster

Oct 12th 2013, 9:10 AM 2,555 Views 0 Comments

The big call at out-half, grunt up front and ‘one man, one bullet’ – this game could be one to remember.

Pat Lam 'proud but disappointed' following Connacht loss
# Pat Lam
From The42
# Pat Lam

Pat Lam 'proud but disappointed' following Connacht loss

Oct 12th 2013, 8:00 AM 1,485 Views 3 Comments

Lam unhappy at ‘consistency’ of calls as Connacht nearly cause a massive shock in front of 7,546 at the Sportsground.

Report: Farrell boot helps Sarries sneak past Connacht
# H Cup
From The42
# H Cup

Report: Farrell boot helps Sarries sneak past Connacht

Oct 11th 2013, 9:50 PM 4,751 Views 4 Comments

Kieran Marmion and Danie Poolman got on the score-sheet as Connacht came close to upsetting another Premiership side.

3 key battles Connacht must win against Saracens tonight
# Preview
From The42
# Preview

3 key battles Connacht must win against Saracens tonight

Oct 11th 2013, 3:14 PM 1,720 Views 3 Comments

The province’s new signings hold the keys to a potential shock in Galway.

Here's how our writers view this season's Heineken Cup
# It's Back
From The42
# It's Back

Here's how our writers view this season's Heineken Cup

Oct 11th 2013, 12:43 PM 3,074 Views 5 Comments

Six writers, five questions and a whole lot of French dominance.

Heineken Cup: Sidelined skipper Cullen keeping options open
# Laighin's Leo
From The42
# Laighin's Leo

Heineken Cup: Sidelined skipper Cullen keeping options open

Oct 11th 2013, 12:10 PM 1,760 Views 1 Comment

The second row is struggling after an operation on his Achilles, but will hope to make an impact later this season.

Leinster go for Gopperth in bid to banish bogey team Ospreys
# Team News
From The42
# Team News

Leinster go for Gopperth in bid to banish bogey team Ospreys

Oct 11th 2013, 12:05 PM 2,729 Views 16 Comments

Jamie Heaslip will once again captain the side, but Brian O’Driscoll’s calf has kept him out of contention.

9 solid reasons to get pumped about the Heineken Cup this weekend
# European Rugby
From The42
# European Rugby

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

Oct 11th 2013, 9:10 AM 2,673 Views 2 Comments

Enjoy it while it lasts.

Munster history not a burden, it's a nice warm wind at your back -- Penney
# H Cup
From The42
# H Cup

Munster history not a burden, it's a nice warm wind at your back -- Penney

Oct 11th 2013, 7:55 AM 1,165 Views 0 Comments

Munster are ready to flex their Heineken Cup muscles once more.

Scout's report: Pack can help Ospreys take Heineken Cup flight
# Pool 1
From The42
# Pool 1

Scout's report: Pack can help Ospreys take Heineken Cup flight

Oct 10th 2013, 5:41 PM 1,137 Views 2 Comments

Leinster head to the home of their bogey team on Saturday. Here’s what they can expect.

Scout's report: Edinburgh looking to catch Munster out at Murrayfield
# Pool 6
From The42
# Pool 6

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

Oct 10th 2013, 12:24 PM 1,450 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
From The42
# H Cup

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

Oct 10th 2013, 7:24 AM 1,201 Views 3 Comments

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

9 ways to spot the fan who only does Heineken Cup
# Fairweather
From The42
# Fairweather

9 ways to spot the fan who only does Heineken Cup

Oct 9th 2013, 9:05 PM 7,755 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
From The42
# Nurture Over Nature

Simon Hick column: Street spirit makes All Blacks catch fire

Oct 9th 2013, 2:02 PM 2,644 Views 5 Comments

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

‘Happy enough’: Understated Keatley proving he can be Munster’s key man
# The Quiet Man
From The42
# The Quiet Man

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

Oct 7th 2013, 9:30 AM 2,157 Views 6 Comments

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

Muller taking on harsh lessons as Ulster gain foothold at the top
# True Believers
From The42
# True Believers

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

Oct 6th 2013, 10:35 AM 1,083 Views 0 Comments

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

French Federation brand club breakaway 'irrelevant and inappropriate'
# European Rugby
From The42
# European Rugby

French Federation brand club breakaway 'irrelevant and inappropriate'

Sep 23rd 2013, 2:01 PM 2,817 Views 23 Comments

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

English, French clubs christen breakaway 'Rugby Champions Cup'
# European Rugby
From The42
# European Rugby

English, French clubs christen breakaway 'Rugby Champions Cup'

Sep 22nd 2013, 12:02 PM 3,544 Views 17 Comments

Premiership Rugby and the LNR released a joint statement today.

Bonus chase a harsh lesson for Reddan
# Heineken Cup
From The42
# Heineken Cup

Bonus chase a harsh lesson for Reddan

Jan 15th 2013, 7:30 AM 1,448 Views 1 Comment

Eoin Reddan is hoping to learn from past mistakes when Leinster travel to face the Exeter Chiefs this weekend.

Gibbes wary of Exeter's Sandy strength
# Heineken Cup
From The42
# Heineken Cup

Gibbes wary of Exeter's Sandy strength

Jan 14th 2013, 6:52 PM 952 Views 1 Comment

Only Northampton and Clermont Auvergne have beaten the Exeter Chiefs at home this season.

Ligament damage sidelines Nick Williams
# Injury Update
From The42
# Injury Update

Ligament damage sidelines Nick Williams

Jan 14th 2013, 5:06 PM 855 Views 1 Comment

Ulster back-row Nick Williams is expected to miss up to eight weeks, the province said this afternoon.

Heineken Cup wrap: 9-try Toulon blitz Sale
# Bad Day
From The42
# Bad Day

Heineken Cup wrap: 9-try Toulon blitz Sale

Dec 16th 2012, 8:35 PM 1,227 Views 1 Comment

In Pool 4, Castres Olympique moved into second place with a nervy win against the Glasgow Warriors.

Howlett defiant after Sarries defeat
# Heineken Cup
From The42
# Heineken Cup

Howlett defiant after Sarries defeat

Dec 16th 2012, 6:58 PM 1,952 Views 2 Comments

Owen Farrell kicked 14 points as Saracens beat Munster 19-13 at Vicarage Road this afternoon.

Bowe to undergo surgery later this week
# Sidelined
From The42
# Sidelined

Bowe to undergo surgery later this week

Dec 16th 2012, 3:30 PM 2,127 Views 5 Comments

Ulster winger suffered ‘significant lateral ligament damage’ to his right knee.

As it happened: Saracens v Munster, Heineken Cup From The42
Live Dec 16th 2012, 2:55 PM

As it happened: Saracens v Munster, Heineken Cup

Ulster wait on Bowe knee update
# Heineken Cup
From The42
# Heineken Cup

Ulster wait on Bowe knee update

Dec 16th 2012, 12:58 PM 903 Views 0 Comments

The winger was stretchered off with suspected ligament damage against Northampton last night.

The Saints are coming: Henderson moves to lock as Ulster make just 1 enforced change
# Heineken Cup
From The42
# Heineken Cup

The Saints are coming: Henderson moves to lock as Ulster make just 1 enforced change

Dec 14th 2012, 12:22 PM 534 Views 0 Comments

Chris Henry will captain the side as they look to take another step towards sealing a home quarter final.

Duffy sidelined again by hamstring jinx
# Heineken Cup
From The42
# Heineken Cup

Duffy sidelined again by hamstring jinx

Dec 5th 2012, 1:25 PM 493 Views 0 Comments

Connacht will be without skipper Gavin Duffy for Friday’s Heineken Cup match against Biarritz.

Team News: Wannenberg returns to Ulster to face old teammates and young gun Henderson
# Heineken Cup
From The42
# Heineken Cup

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

Oct 11th 2012, 2:28 PM 643 Views 0 Comments

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