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Quiz: Can You Name The 11 Winners Of The European Cup In Two Minutes?

It’s semi-final week in the European Champions Cup, as fans of Leinster, Clermont, Munster and Saracens dream of European glory. Be it the European Champions Cup or the older format of the Heineken Cup, we’ve witnessed some great teams down through the years since the competition’s inception in 1995. Overall, there have been 11 different teams who have reached the …

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Master Management Needed To Keep Johnny Sexton Fresh For Lions Duty

DUBLIN, IRELAND - MARCH 17: Jonathan Sexton receives treatment to his right leg during the Ireland captain's run at the Aviva Stadium on March 17, 2017 in Dublin, Ireland. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

Johnny Sexton looks set to be the Lions’ first choice fly-half this summer, but there’s one persistent worry surrounding the Leinster playmaker: injury.  If Sexton is to be fit for all three Tests against the All Blacks then Gatland will need to be very careful in what games Sexton can play before the first meeting at Eden Park. Prior to the …

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Saracens Announce The Return Of Monster Wallaby Will Skelton

Reigning European champions Saracens have announced the re-signing of huge Wallabies lock Will Skelton, who will link back up with the English club at the end of the Super Rugby season. Having made eight appearances for the Premiership champions earlier this season during a two-month stay, Skelton has, according to a statement released on the Saracens’ official website, signed a …

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Champions Cup Final To Take Place In Bilbao Next Year

Champions Cup BILBAO, SPAIN - APRIL 07: A general view inside the stadium prior to the UEFA Europa League quarter final first leg match between Athletic Bilbao and Sevilla at San Mames Stadium on April 7, 2016 in Bilbao, Spain. (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images)

All roads lead to Edinburgh in this year’s Champions Cup and Challenge Cup competitions. The home of Scottish Rugby will host the two showpiece events. In recent years, the finals have taken place in some European rugby strongholds, such as the Aviva Stadium, Twickenham and the Principality Stadium. However, the EPCR are now set to break new ground with the …

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Wasps’ Jimmy Gopperth Outlines How The Lions Can Defeat The All Blacks

COVENTRY, ENGLAND - MARCH 28: An injured Jimmy Gopperth of Wasps looks on during a Wasps media session ahead of their European Champions Cup Quarter Final against Leinster Rugby at Broadstreet RFC on March 28, 2017 in Coventry, England. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

Wasps fly-half Jimmy Gopperth has explained how he believes is the best way for the Lions to defeat the All Blacks the summer. Warren Gatland’s collective will be the underdogs in the three-test series, going up against the number one-ranked side in the World Rugby rankings and who don’t exactly lose very often. Nonetheless, the 33-year-old, himself a New Zealand …

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Mohed Altrad Blocked From Becoming Gloucester Majority Shareholder

Montpellier's President Mohed Altrad (C) looks on prior to the European Rugby Union Cup match between Castres and Montpellier on December 18, 2016 at the Pierre-Antoine Stadium in Castres's southern France. / AFP / REMY GABALDA (Photo credit should read REMY GABALDA/AFP/Getty Images)

Syrian-born billionaire Mohed Altrad will not become the majority shareholder at Gloucester Rugby, reports Gloucestershire Live. The current owner of Montpellier Herault in the Top 14 has been trying since November to acquire 54 per cent of the club’s shares, but has been told he cannot do this by the European Professional Club Rugby (EPRC) board. The rules state clearly that …

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Leinster Rocked By Injury To Captain And Talisman Isa Nacewa

Guinness PRO12, BT Murrayfield, Edinburgh 16/9/2016 Edinburgh vs Leinster LeinsterÕs Isa Nacewa scores a try Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Billy Stickland

Leinster rugby has been rocked by the news that captain Isa Nacewa has been sidelined due to a knee injury that required surgery this week. Having missed the provinces Pro 12 contest with Treviso last weekend, the Kiwi visited a specialist who recommended that surgery was the best course of action. With the procedure complete, Leinster head coach Leo Cullen …

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