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Tag Archives: Heineken Champions Cup 2018/2019

“We Probably Didn’t Show Up At Times” – Jack Conan

Jack Conan

For Leinster, there isn’t much time to dwell on their defeat to Saracens as they have a season-defining clash with Munster on Saturday in the Guinness PRO14 semi-final.  Most professional rugby players will tell you, having a game to look forward to is the best way to deal with the disappointment that comes with defeat. However, the Heineken Champions Cup …

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“It Was Ferocious, It Was Test Match Stuff” – Johnny Sexton

Johnny Sexton

It’s no surprise to hear Johnny Sexton describe Saturday’s Heineken Champions Cup final between Saracens and Leinster as similar to a Test match. One only needs to take a look at the starting XVs for both sides to see international quality littered throughout. When it comes to the physicality stakes, Irish sides, be it provincial or national, pride themselves on …

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The Top Performers As Saracens Clinch Third European Crown

Saracens

Sean McMahon reporting from St James Park, Newcastle.  There was no shortage of standout performances as Saracens secured their third European crown in four years as they defeated Leinster 10-20 in Newcastle this evening.  That counts for both teams as Leinster put it up to Saracens for long periods and they had impressive individual performances of their own. Here, we …

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Williams Questions IRFU Decision To Not Consider McCall For Irish Job

Saracens have won the Heineken Champions Cup trophy for the third time in their history after dethroning Leinster at St. James Park this afternoon.  It’s the third time in four seasons that the English club have lifted European club rugby’s top prize and Irishman, Mark McCall, has been an ever-present in all three of those victories. The Saracens director of …

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Saracens In “Great Condition” To Secure Third European Crown

Saracens

Sean McMahon reporting from St James Park, Newcastle.  Saracens captain Brad Barritt believes his side are in “great condition” ahead of their Heineken Champions Cup final with Leinster at St James Park on Saturday.  Mark McCall’s side more or less have a full-strength side to choose from with Michael Rhodes the only major absence from the squad. In fact, Rhodes’ …

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Leo Cullen: “Hopefully, Sean Cronin Comes Through Ok”

Sean Cronin

Sean McMahon reporting from St James Park, Newcastle.  Leinster head coach Leo Cullen has named the same starting XV from their win over Toulouse for tomorrow’s Heineken Champions Cup final with Saracens. The level of consistency in selection is a bonus for Leinster but Cullen has made changes to his replacements as Jack McGrath and Rhys Ruddock are in reserve …

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Leinster Name Team For Champions Cup Final Showdown With Saracens

Leinster

Leinster have announced their matchday 23 for Saturday’s Heineken Champions Cup final with Saracens at St James Park Park in Newcastle.  As expected, head coach Leo Cullen has named an unchanged starting XV to the one which defeated Toulouse in the semi-final at the Aviva Stadium three weeks ago. Sean Cronin, who had been struggling with a calf injury, has …

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“It’s Trying To Make Sure That They Can Just Focus On The 80 Minutes”

Leinster

There are many moving parts to the success of a matchday experience and the Communications Manager for a sporting organization plays a key role in this.  Marcus Ó Buachalla holds that role with Leinster Rugby and his responsibilities are multi-faceted which include developing and implementing communications strategies, liaising with the media and to provide support to players and coaches when …

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Your Guide To Exciting End Of The 2018/19 Season

Rugby

The 2018/19 season is drawing to a close and there are just a few weeks of action left before we find out the destination of this year’s silverware.  The Guinness PRO14, the Gallagher Premiership, the Top 14 and European Cup rugby are all entering their final weeks and here we provide you with a week by week account of what …

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Five Left In The Hunt For European Player Of The Year

European Player Of The Year

The nominees for the 2019 EPCR European Player Of The Year award have been whittled down from 15 to five.  At the end of the pool stages, fifteen players were nominated for the award and that has now been reduced to five based on public voting and the verdict of a distinguished panel of rugby experts. Just two teams remain …

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