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Irish Players Aplenty In Midi Olympique’s Team Of Champions Cup

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Six Irish players have been included in French publication Midi Olympique’s Champions Cup team of the tournament. Saracens were the victors in this season’s competition after they denied Leinster the chance to retain the crown beating them in Newcastle by 20-10 on Saturday. Despite finishing as runners up, Leo Cullen’s side managed three inclusions with Tadhg Furlong in at tighthead …

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Saracens Name Team For Tomorrow’s Champion Cup Final Clash

Saracens Media Day

Saracens have named their team for tomorrow’s massive Champions Cup final clash against Leinster in Newcastle, England.  Leinster will be looking to earn their fifth Champions Cup trophy as they take on Mark McCall’s Saracens – who themselves are gunning for their third. Leo Cullen’s side, if they are triumphant, will become the first team in history to take home …

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Gordon D’Arcy: Sexton’s Lack Of Game Time Doesn’t Concern Me

Johnny Sexton Leinster

Gordon D’Arcy doesn’t believe that Leinster captain Johnny Sexton will struggle in this weekend’s Heineken Champions Cup semi-final with Toulouse due to a lack of game time. The World Player of the Year hasn’t featured for Leinster since their 26-17 loss to Munster in December and has only 15 games to his name this season, lasting the full 80 minutes …

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Earls Brace Rescues Dramatic Win For Munster Over Edinburgh

Edinburgh 13 Munster 17 Munster are through to the Heineken Champions Cup semi-final following a hard-fought win over Edinburgh in BT Murrayfield this afternoon.  It was a Munster display littered with mistakes and despite Edinburgh’s dominance, Richard Cockerill’s side were left to rue early opportunities that they turned down as a 72nd minute try for Keith Earls, his second, secured …

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Chris Henry: ‘We Watch Munster & Leinster At The Aviva Every Game, It’s Frustrating’

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Former Ulster star, Chris Henry voices his dismay at the decision to allow Munster and Leinster to play each other at the Aviva while not giving the other provinces the same exposure. Speaking exclusively to Pundit Arena, the former Ireland international previewed this weekend’s Heineken Champions Cup quarter-final clash between his former side and champions, Leinster. Leinster and Munster regularly …

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Dates & Times Set For Champions Cup Quarter-Finals

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The EPCR have finalised the details for the upcoming Heineken Champions Cup quarter-finals, that see three of the Irish provinces. Munster will travel to BT Murrayfield for the first of three quarter-finals on Saturday, March 30, following their hard-fought win over Exeter last weekend. Kick off there is 12.45pm and the game will be broadcast live on Channel 4, Virgin Media, BT …

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Perfect Saracens Cruise Into European Cup Quarter-Finals

Two-time champions Saracens reached the European Cup quarter-finals on Sunday with a bonus-point, four-try 28-10 win over Lyon, extending their record to a perfect five wins in five in the competition. Saracens, the 2016 and 2017 winners, join defending champions and four-time winners Leinster as the second side to make the last eight of this year’s competition. Centre Nick Tompkins …

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Watch: Stroe Sees Red As Exeter Set Up Showdown With Munster

Stroe Red card Exeter Castres

Exeter revived their bid to qualify for the quarter-finals of the European Champions Cup with a 34-12 win over 14-man Castres at Sandy Park on Sunday. The Chiefs, top of the English Premiership, needed to win their final two group fixtures, against French club Castres and two-time European champions Munster, to have a chance of reaching the knockout phase. Exeter, …

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Watch: Mata Produces Magical Offload In Try Of The Tournament

Bill Mata offload

Edinburgh became only the third team to beat Toulon at Stade Felix Mayol in the Heineken Champions Cup yesterday and they did so with the help of a ridiculous piece of skill from Bill Mata. Richard Cockerill’s side got off to the worst possible start by conceding a try after just two minutes when a miss-kick gifted Toulon an opportunity which French …

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Watch: Sublime Carbery Grubber And Intercept Try In Big Munster Win

Joey Carbery Munster

How good was Joey Carbery?  The Munster out-half produced an incredible performance in Kingsholm; scoring two tries, laying on an assist and was 100% from the tee in a 26-point haul. The southern province ran out 41-15 winners in what was Munster’s best performance of the season which puts them in an ideal position with the Exeter Chiefs pitching up …

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Munster Centre Chris Farrell Fit To Feature Against Gloucester

Chris Farrell Munster

Munster head coach, Johann van Graan, has made six changes to his side to face Gloucester in the Heineken Champions Cup tomorrow night, with Chris Farrell named in the starting XV. Farrell returned from injury against Connacht last week but appeared to pick up a knock during the 24-31 win in Galway, however, following a scan on his knee this …

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Danny Cipriani Feels “Ready To Go” Against Munster

Gloucester outhalf, Danny Cipriani, could return from injury to feature in his side’s Heineken Champions Cup clash with Munster this weekend.  The 31-year-old last featured for the Premiership club in last month’s Champions Cup game against Exeter where he suffered an injury to his pectoral muscle. Head coach, Johan Ackermann, is giving the English flyhalf every opportunity to prove his …

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Johnny Sexton A Doubt For Pivotal Toulouse Champions Cup Clash

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Johnny Sexton has been ruled as doubtful for Leinster’s pivotal Champions Cup clash with Toulouse this weekend.  Stuart Lancaster confirmed today that the Irish out-half and World Rugby Player of the Year has not trained with the provincial outfit since suffering a lower leg injury during Leinster’s inter-provincial clash with Munster on December 29. Sexton is rated as 50/50 heading …

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