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Pundit Arena Daily Rugby Trivia Challenge – Day 10

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Welcome to day ten of Pundit Arena’s daily rugby trivia challenge. Each day, we’ll give you 20 questions and 20 clues, similar to a crossword, and you have to guess the answers before the time runs out. 20 clues, five minutes. How many can you answer? https://t.co/mCh198lhLM — Pundit Arena (@PunditArena) May 16, 2020 So, for example, if the clue …

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EPCR Announce Postponement Of Champions Cup & Challenge Cup

European Professional Club Rugby have announced the suspension of this season’s Heineken Cup and Champions Cup in addition to postponing the semi-finals and finals of the respective competitions. Both of the tournaments’ quarter-finals had been postponed in light of the recent coronavirus outbreak which has decimated the sporting calendar across the globe. After a conference call on Monday the EPCR …

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Saracens Confirm End Of Sponsorship Deal With Allianz

Allianz Saracens

Allianz will end its sponsorship deal with Saracens at the end of this season following months of controversy.  The insurance group has been the main sponsor of the Premiership side since 2012 with the current deal set to run out at the end of next year. However, Allianz will bring their partnership with Saracens to an end prematurely due to …

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Champions Cup Quarter-Finals Confirmed Following Dramatic Weekend

Champions Cup

The quarter-finals of the Heineken Champions Cup have been confirmed following the final weekend of action in the competition’s pool stages. The tie of the round is undoubtedly defending champions Saracens game against top seeds Leinster with the English club securing a spot in the last eight with victory over Racing – just a day after their Premiership relegation was …

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Here Is How Munster Can Qualify For The Champions Cup Quarter-Finals


Munster are on the verge of exiting the Champions Cup after defeat to Racing 92 on Sunday afternoon. Johann van Graan’s side fell to a 39-22 loss against Racing in Paris, a result that leaves their hopes of advancing from Pool 4 in serious jeopardy. At present, Munster appear unlikely to advance to the quarter-finals. They are currently third in …

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Ulster Make Two Changes For Return Clash With Harlequins

Ulster Matt Faddes

Ulster have made two changes to the side that defeated Harlequins last Saturday for their return Heineken Champions Cup clash at Twickenham Stoop on Friday. A penalty from John Cooney in the dying seconds of the game in Kingspan Stadium gifted Ulster a 25-24 win last weekend following a thrilling game. However, Dan McFarland’s side will be wary of the …

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Leinster Confirm Johnny Sexton To Miss Northampton Clash

Leinster out-half Johnny Sexton will miss the eastern province’s Champions Cup clash with Northampton on Saturday at the Aviva Stadium following a knee injury picked up at the weekend. Sexton came off injured in Leinster’s convincing victory over the Saints on Saturday after 42 minutes when he landed awkwardly following a tackle from Matt Proctor. Leinster confirmed that Sexton would …

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Joey Carbery In Line For Return For Thomond Park Leinster Clash

Joey Carbery

Munster must face into back-to-back clashes against reigning European champions Saracens without the services of experienced out-half, Tyler Bleyendaal. Following a bright start to the season, Bleyendaal was ruled out of their European clash with Racing 92 with neck stiffness and the province confirmed that he will be rested for a number of weeks in order to take “every precaution …

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JJ Hanrahan Returns As Alby Mathewson Bids Farewell To Munster


Alby Mathewson will make his final appearance for Munster from the bench in their second-round Champions Cup clash with Racing 92 in Thomond Park on Saturday. JJ Hanrahan returns to the side in place of Tyler Bleyendaal who reported stiffness this week and was unavailable for selection. He is one of three changes to the Munster side who recorded a …

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Larkham Praises “Amazing” Mathewson As He Prepares To Leave Munster

Munster senior coach Stephen Larkham has heaped praise on the province’s departing scrum-half, Alby Mathewson, who will feature for Munster for the final time this weekend.  The province announced his departure earlier this week. The New Zealand native was originally signed on a short-term contract as injury cover for Conor Murray but remained with Munster for 15 months. This weekend’s …

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Connacht Suffer Nightmare Start As Montpellier Score After 70 Seconds


Connacht suffered the worst possible start to their first Champions Cup outing since the 2016/17 season as Aaron Cruden scored Montpellier’s first try after just 70 seconds. Prior to kick-off, Jarrad Butler, Matt Healy and Niyi Adeolokun were all ruled out through injury and while being interviewed on the pitch, club captain Butler predicted an 18-0 win for his side …

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Loughman Inspires Munster To Dramatic Bonus-Point Win In Wales

Munster Ospreys

Ospreys 13 Munster 32 Munster recorded a rare away win in the Heineken Champions Cup following a dramatic bonus-point victory over Ospreys at the Liberty Stadium. Just when it seemed the fourth try was out of their reach, Munster piled 12 players into their final maul with the clock in the red and James Cronin touched the ball down in …

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Ben Healy Added To Munster Squad While Leinster Make Five Changes

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Munster have added 20-year-old out-half Ben Healy in place of Alex Wootton to their Champions Cup squad ahead of Saturday’s Pool 4 opener against the Ospreys.  With first-choice ten Joey Carbery out injured and back-up J.J Hanrahan a doubt for this weekend, Munster are light of options with Tyler Bleyendaal the side’s only available out-half. Despite Johann van Graan suggesting …

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EPCR: Premiership Ruling Will Not Affect Saracens European Standing


The EPCR, the governing body of European club rugby, have confirmed that today’s decision by Premiership Rugby to hit Saracens with a strong penalty will not affect the club’s European standing.  The Heineken Champions Cup champions received a 35-point deduction as well as £5.36 million fine for breaching the Premiership Rugby Salary Cap. Following a nine-month investigation, Premiership Rugby this …

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