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Toulouse Run In Five Tries To Mount Pressure On Leinster

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Two tries from scrum-half Antoine Dupont and 17 points from the boot of full-back Thomas Ramos led Toulouse to a superb 42-27 win over Wasps on Saturday which all but guarantees the French club a place in the last eight of the European Champions Cup. Saracens also strengthened their chase for the last eight with a hard-fought win in Cardiff. …

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Connacht To Start Academy Players While Ulster Remain Unchanged

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Connacht head coach, Andy Friend has named two academy players in his starting team to face Perpignan in the European Challenge Cup on Friday. Following his debut against the French side in the Sportsground last weekend, Kieran Joyce retains his place in midfield in the absence of Bundee Aki who has travelled to New Zealand to get married. He will partner …

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Simon Zebo Amongst The Tries Again As Rampant Racing Down Leicester

Last season’s beaten finalists Racing92 took a big step towards the Champions Cup quarter-finals with a convincing 36-26 win over Leicester Tigers on Sunday. The ambitious French side secured a bonus point after less than 35 minutes as their backs ran riot on La Defense Arena’s artificial pitch. Among the five try scorers was former Ireland international, Simon Zebo who …

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Simon Zebo Expecting Tough Test Against ‘Dangerous’ Leicester

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The pivotal third round of the European Champions Cup takes place this weekend with former winners, pretenders and potential outsiders all poised to take a step towards the final in Newcastle next May. On Sunday, two-time runners-up Racing 92 welcome double champions Leicester Tigers. The wealthy French club, currently fifth in the Top 14, are unbeaten having seen off Ulster …

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European Rugby To Apologise Over Comical Cardiff & Glasgow Kit Clash

European rugby chiefs have said they will apologise to Cardiff and Glasgow over the extraordinary kit clash that marred Sunday’s Champions Cup clash in the Welsh capital. Both teams lined up in blue, with visitors Glasgow’s marginally the lighter — a situation Cardiff fly-half Gareth Anscombe said was a “disgrace”. It proved a particular problem in a first half where …

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Cullen Hits Out At Leinster’s Rivals “Selling Stories” To Their Young Talent

Leinster boss Leo Cullen has hit out at rival provinces, claiming that they are “ringing up young players and selling them stories” in an attempt to coax them into switching allegiances. Last week, Leinster confirmed that they would be losing scrum-half Nick McCarthy to rivals Munster next season, with the 23-year old joining Joey Carberry who is also at Thomond …

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Champions Cup 2018-19 Fixtures Revealed

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The fixtures and kick-off times have been revealed for the next Champions Cup season, which is due to start in October. With us now just over a month away from the 2018/19 European Rugby Champions Cup, the fixture list has finally been revealed through the official Twitter account of the competition. FIXTURES | The 2018/19 Heineken @ChampionsCup fixtures are live …

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Mourad Boudjellal Receives Hefty Fine For “Discriminating” And “Insulting” Comments

Mourad Boudjellal has been fined by an independent Disciplinary Committee for comments which he made back in January and February of this year.  It was alleged that Boudjellal made comments that (among other things) allegedly condoned homophobic conduct, discriminated against and insulted various groups, and brought the game of rugby into disrepute by attacking, disparaging and criticising EPCR. The committee upheld these …

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“It’s Not About Vindication.” Emotional Stuart Lancaster Was All Class After Final Glory

Andy Farrell

There was a touching moment after Leinster’s Champions Cup triumph over Racing 92 where Stuart Lancaster invited members of his family onto the pitch, all wrapped in Leinster gear, to share in the moment of lifting the trophy.  It’s often easy to forget how much of an impact that Lancaster’s departure as England coach and the media circus which surrounded it, …

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