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Friday 31 March 2023 Dublin: 9°C

# heineken cup

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# Opportunity
Byrne primed for Leinster's 10 shirt with Sexton set to miss out
Stuart Lancaster has backed Byrne to step up against Toulouse this weekend.
# back it up
Leinster find a way as Bath promise to go 'full metal jacket' for return leg
Leo Cullen’s side have breakdown issues to fix before the Premiership side visit Dublin.
# On The Road
Larmour's intercept try crucial as Leinster squeeze out away win in Bath
Leo Cullen’s side weren’t at their best in tricky conditions but found a way to win.
# Senior Coach
'He's telling me he's very happy at the moment anyway' - Cullen on Lancaster's Leinster future
Leo Cullen and Leinster remain hopeful that Stuart Lancaster will stay with the province.
# inside man
Friends reunited but Leo Cullen wary of Girvan Dempsey influence for Bath
The champions are facing into a crunch double-header.
# heineken cup
Injury blow for Castres ahead of Munster clash as Rodrigo Capo Ortega doubtful
The French side travel to Thomond Park this weekend.
# Late Late Show
Chick scores 89th minute try after 39 phases as Newcastle snatch late win over Montpellier
Newcastle followed their away win over Toulon with another dramatic victory over French powerhouses Montpellier.
# The Good Doctor
Felipe Contepomi makes return to Leinster Rugby
The former out-half previously played with the province 116 times after joining in 2003.
# what's in a name?
Heineken returns as Champions Cup title sponsor from next season
EPCR has secured a four-year title sponsorship deal with the Dutch brewing company.
# A decade ago
The bolt from the blue that launched the career of one of Munster's last European champions
“The first thing you do is you tell the parents,” Denis Hurley recalls. “My dad couldn’t believe it at all.”
# Remembering
'I think about the guy every single day' - Peter Stringer pays emotional tribute to Anthony Foley
The former Ireland scrum-half also says he wants to continue playing rugby after celebrating his 40th birthday.
# Flashback
The Scarlets defeat that laid the foundations for one of Munster's greatest triumphs
It’s 10 years since Munster’s reign as European champions ground to a halt at Stradey Park.
# Let's Get Quizzical
Quiz: How well do you remember Munster v Toulouse in the 2008 Heineken Cup Final?
The old foes meet again in the Champions Cup quarter-finals on Saturday.
# Pastures new
Ex-Leinster forwards coach Jono Gibbes to take charge at Ulster
The 40-year-old also guided Clermont to the Top 14 and Champions Cup finals in his debut season.
# province and nation
Provincial success in Europe has driven Ireland standards at Test level
Ireland’s recent Six Nations titles have coincided with disappointing provincial results. Is there a link or mere coincidence?
Connacht identity rooted in the struggle, yet Toulouse nothing to fear for champions
“I’m proud of the fact I’ve been here through some very tough times,” says John Muldoon in poetic mood.
# DC
'It's exactly the challenge I came for': Dan Carter impressed by Top 14's improvement since Perpignan days
The All Black superstar hailed the development of the league in his six years away.
# brutal quizzicality
This Munster-heavy European rugby pool round 6 quiz is probably too hard for you
The five rounds that led us here were just appetisers, the sixth round of pool games are where the drama really unfolds.
# hangover
5 of the worst title defences of recent history
After another defeat for Chelsea at the weekend, we look at other dreadful title defences.
# Legend
7 of our favourite moments from Donncha O'Callaghan's Munster career
A team player, a veteran, and an inadvertent underwear model.
# History
Classic analysis: Sexton leads Leinster to greatest European comeback
We look back on one of the most legendary games in the history of European rugby.
# the business end
Power ranking the 9 best Heineken Cup semi finals
Time for the Champions Cup to add to the list.
# payne game
Ferris' last stand as Ulster dig deep against Saracens - My 2014 sporting moment
Sean Farrell looks back on a painful day that signalled the end of an era for Ulster.
# round six
Pienaar, penalties and late poaches: Munster's history with Saracens
Can the southern province get back to winning ways against the Premiership side?