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Dan Leavy

Dan Leavy Posts Heartfelt Message After Cruel Injury Blow

Dan Leavy has posted a heartfelt message after the knee injury he sustained in Leinster’s 21-18 win over Ulster at the Aviva Stadium has ruled him out of the rest of the season and the Rugby World Cup.  Leavy entered the fray as a replacement on 52 minutes but left the field on a stretcher after suffering a horrible looking …

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Champions Cup Team Of The Weekend

Vote For Your Champions Cup Team Of The Weekend

An incredible weekend of rugby has seen Munster, Saracens, Leinster and Toulouse advance into the last four of this season’s Heineken Champions Cup.  There was no shortage of outstanding individual performance throughout the four games which took place over the last few days and we would like you to vote for your XV of the weekend below. The results will …

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Champions Cup Team Of The Weekend

Times, Dates & Venues Confirmed For Champions Cup Semi Finals

The dates and times for the Heineken Champions Cup semi-finals have now been confirmed after a memorable weekend of European rugby.  Over the last two days, supporters have paid witness to some incredible rugby and there are now just four teams left who will be vying for the title. Leinster, Munster, Toulouse and Saracens will all be back in European …

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Toulouse offload

Watch: Toulouse Produce Absurd Offload En Route To Stunning Try

Despite being down to 14 men, Toulouse lead Racing 92 10-19 at halftime in their Heineken Champions Cup quarter-final at the Paris La Défense Arena.  Zack Holmes saw a straight red card for a high tackle on Juan Imhoff but this seemed to invigorate Toulouse who scored two stunning tries thereafter to secure the lead at the break. Toulouse’s second …

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Jacob Stockdale

Jacob Stockdale Issues Apology After Crucial Error In Ulster Loss

Ireland and Ulster winger Jacob Stockdale has issued an apology after he failed to ground the ball for what looked to be a certain try in his side’s narrow 21-18 loss to Leinster in the Heineken Champions Cup quarter-final.  Early in the second half, Ulster held a narrow 11-13 lead when Stockdale showed tremendous pace and footwork to evade the …

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James Ryan

Sensational James Ryan Produced Some Stunning Stats In Leinster Win

There will be plenty of sore bodies this morning after Leinster and Ulster produced one of the most physical games of the season in their Heineken Champions Cup quarter-final at the Aviva Stadium.  Leinster ultimately edged a titanic battle 21-18 in an encounter which will be remembered for Ulster putting the reigning European champions to the pin of their collar …

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Jacob Stockdale

“I’m Proud Of Jacob, He Played A Great Game” – Dan McFarland

Sean McMahon reporting from the Aviva Stadium  “Desperate disappointment.”  Those were the first words which Ulster head coach Dan McFarland said to the media in the aftermath of his side’s 21-18 loss to Leinster at the Aviva Stadium this evening. The head coach was visibly dejected after the game but he praised his team for how they went toe-to-toe with …

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leinster rugby

Leinster Edge Ulster In Titanic European Battle

Leinster 21 Ulster 18  Sean McMahon reporting from the Aviva Stadium  Leinster have become the second Irish side to reach the last four of this season’s Heineken Champions Cup as they edged past Ulster 21-18 in an engrossing encounter at the Aviva Stadium on Saturday evening.  Ulster were absolutely superb throughout the 80 minutes with John Cooney leading the charge …

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Darren Cave Ulster

Darren Cave Outlines The Need For Continued Ulster Resurgence

Ulster centre Darren Cave believes that the Irish provinces are in a great position to keep hold of their top talent due to the much-envied player welfare programme but that competitiveness at the top level in Europe is also important in order to thwart the efforts of overseas clubs.  The northern province have been enjoying a very successful season under …

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Rugby penalty shootout

What Needs To Happen This Weekend For Place-Kicking Contest To Take Place

The 2018/19 edition of the Heineken Champions Cup enters the quarter-final stage this weekend as Munster, Edinburgh, Glasgow Warriors, Saracens, Leinster, Ulster, Racing 92 and Toulouse all vie for a place in the last four.  Of course, what comes with knockout rugby is the potential prospect of a place-kicking competition occurring to determine the outcome of a game. It is …

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Sexton Out As Leinster & Ulster Name Teams For Quarter-Final

Leinster and Ulster have named their respective sides for Saturday’s Heineken Champions Cup quarter-final clash at Dublin’s Aviva Stadium.  It is only the second time that these sides have met in European competition, the first being Leinster’s win over the northern province in the Champions Cup final in 2012 at Twickenham. Both sides had a number of injury worries going …

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Munster Team

Carbery Starts As Munster Name Team For Edinburgh Quarter-Final

Munster have named Joey Carbery in their starting lineup for their Heineken Champions Cup quarter-final clash with Edinburgh at Murrayfield on Saturday (KO 12:45).  Carbery has been out injured with a hamstring injury since Ireland’s win over Scotland in Round 2 of the Six Nations but he has recovered in time to be fit for this season-defining clash. Up front, …

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