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Leinster Beat Themselves Before Toulon Have The Opportunity

Leinster have effectively bowed out of this year’s Champions Cup after going down 24-9 to a less than convincing Toulon side at the Stade Mayol. Needing a win to stand any realistic chance of progressing from a loaded Pool 5, Leinster beat themselves before Toulon had any opportunity to, as too often did Leo Cullen’s side fail to execute when it …

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Ospreys Wing Walker Takes Ryan Giggs-Esque Approach To Hamstring Recovery

Ospreys’ Eli Walker is to take a rather imaginative, albeit an increasingly popular, approach to his hamstring recovery.   Walker has been tormented by problems in that area for much of his career and has now taken up what appears to be a growing phenomenon amongst professional sports people. The Wales international has taken a leaf out of Ryan Giggs’ book in order to improve …

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Glasgow Warriors’ Tie With Racing Metro Postponed

Following the atrocities in Paris last night, the decision has been taken to postpone the Champions Cup game between Racing Metro and Glasgow Warriors, which was due to take place in Stade Yves-Du-Manoir this afternoon. Both sides were due to open their campaigns in the French capital this evening, but due to the acts of terrorism that unfolded last night, …

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European Cup Pool Preview – Ulster

Ulster recorded a first ever European Cup triumph for Irish provinces in 1999, but the men from the North no longer dine at the top table in Europe. Can they spring a surprise and replicate that victory this season? _____ Overview: It’s hard to escape the feeling Ulster’s chances of success, both in Europe and domestically, has sailed away. After …

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European Cup Preview – Munster

It’s nearly ten years since Munster won their first of two European Cups, now led by a former on-field general, Ireland’s southern province will be keen to try and return to the glory days of the last decade. _____ Overview: As the Irish internationals filter back into the squad, and the new arrivals integrate more and more by the week, Munster can be pleased with …

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Irish Province Revealed as Having Highest Rugby Attendance In Europe

European Professional Club Rugby has announced official attendance records for the Champions Cup and the Challenge Cup.  The EPCR is the governing body and organiser of two European rugby union club tournaments and today it has announced whose fans are at the races for the continental clashes. Irish fans have been screaming for years that their fans are the best in the …

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EPCR Champions Cup Gets OWNED By Pissed Off Fan

He’s just saying what we were all thinking. The official Champions Cup Facebook page walked itself straight in to this one last week.  _____ There’s something beautiful about organisations, created more or less solely to extract money from normal people sleep walking itself in to a witty retort. In the case it was the EPCR Champions Cup page in the …

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VIDEO: How Was This Chokehold From Jocelino Suta Only A Penalty?

Leinster almost pulled off what was previously viewed as inconceivable in the Champions Cup semi final yesterday. It was a hard fought affair with both sides guilty of foul play on more than one occasion, however this incident in the second half stood out as the worst of the bunch. Toulon replacement Jocelino Suta took issue with Richardt Strauss during …

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VIDEO: That Shocking Pass From Ian Madigan

Just what was Ian Madigan thinking?    Yesterday saw a poorly regarded Leinster side take on the might of Toulon in the Champions Cup Semi-Final. All logic and reason pointed towards a reasonably comfortable win the French side. However, as is often the case with Irish provinces in European competition, Leinster were not keen to follow the script. When the …

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VIDEO: That Peter Kimlin Cruncher on Leigh Halfpenny

Leigh Halfpenny is ready for Toulon’s European Champions Cup semi-final clash against Leinster this Sunday.    After taking this cringe inducing hit against Grenoble at the weekend, many felt that Welsh fullback Leigh Halfpenny would be out for the count. Halfpenny was left groaning in a pile after a hospital pass from Juan Fernandez Lobbe led to Peter Kimlin hitting …

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European Rugby Champions Cup Preview – The Dark Horses

The European Rugby Champions Cup kicks off this weekend and Ozer McMahon is here to profile the dark horses of this year’s revamped tournament. Munster So long as night follows day, Munster will continue to be a force in Europe. They may not contain the same standard of player that brought them two victories in the middle of the last …

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