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Stockdale Named At Full-Back As All Four Provinces Show Their Hand

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The third round of the Heineken Champions Cup gets underway this week with all four provinces looking to further their chances of qualifying for the knockout stages.  The action gets underway at 1 pm on Saturday when Leinster travel to Franklin’s Gardens to face the Northampton Saints. At 3.15 pm Ulster host Harlequins at the Kingspan Stadium while Munster host …

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Mark McCall: Munster A Tougher Opponent With Rowntree & Larkham

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Saracens Director of Rugby Mark McCall believes Munster are a much tougher prospect than the last time the two sides met thanks to the addition of Graham Rowntree and Stephen Larkham. The pair have crossed paths a few times in rugby’s most prestigious club competition with their most recent match coming in last season’s semi-final at the Ricoh Arena in …

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Will Addison Suspended For Four Weeks Following Dangerous Tackle

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Will Addison has been suspended for four weeks after being cited following a tackle on Clermont Auvergne’s Paul Jedrasiak in Round 2 of the Heineken Champions Cup. The Ulster full-back was cited by the match Citing Commissioner John Byett for a tackle on the second-row forward that was deemed to be done in a dangerous manner. The Irish international was …

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Peter O’Mahony: “He’d Be Disappointed Himself But He Shouldn’t Be”

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Munster captain Peter O’Mahony has praised the performance of out-half JJ Hanrahan during his side’s Champions Cup draw with Racing 92 in Thomond Park on Saturday. The Kerry man kicked 11 of Munster’s 21-point haul, including a monster conversion to level the game following Andrew Conway’s late try. Hanrahan had an opportunity to steal the win for Johann van Graan’s …

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Joe Marler Gives Bizarre In-House Interview Ahead Of Club Return

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Harlequins got their Heineken Cup campaign off to a difficult start last weekend shipping 53 points in a defeat to Clermont Auvergne.  The Premiership outfit face Bath this coming weekend and are bolstered by the return of loosehead prop Joe Marler. Marler played a pivotal role for England en route to the Rugby World Cup final in Japan less than …

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Connacht Bounce Back From Disaster To Claim Opening Day Win

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Connacht welcomed Montpellier to the Sportsground this afternoon for their first Heineken Champions Cup game since 2017 and it proved to be a successful day for the western province. However, it didn’t go all their own way as prior to kick-off, Jarrad Butler, Matt Healy and Niyi Adeolokun were all ruled out through injury. In a bizarre turn of events, …

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Ulster Squeeze Past Bath In Tight Champions Cup Opener

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Bath 16-17 Ulster  Ulster were made to work for it but their undefeated streak against Bath remains intact after a hard-fought victory at The Recreation Ground this afternoon.  It could well have been the perfect opening for Ulster when Billy Burns knocked down a kick just a minute into the game. The out-half, who was lining out against his brother …

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Looking Back: Amazing Try From Nevin Spence In Ulster Win Over Bath

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Ulster visit The Recreation Ground today looking to extend their undefeated streak over Bath to five games in the Heineken Champions Cup. An intriguing battle is expected as Bath welcome World Cup star Sam Underhill while Iain Henderson returns to the northern province to make his bow as the new captain of Ulster. Dan McFarland’s side are also boosted by …

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Ben Healy Added To Munster Squad While Leinster Make Five Changes

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Munster have added 20-year-old out-half Ben Healy in place of Alex Wootton to their Champions Cup squad ahead of Saturday’s Pool 4 opener against the Ospreys.  With first-choice ten Joey Carbery out injured and back-up J.J Hanrahan a doubt for this weekend, Munster are light of options with Tyler Bleyendaal the side’s only available out-half. Despite Johann van Graan suggesting …

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Mako Vunipola Ruled Out For Three Months With Hamstring Injury

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England Rugby have confirmed that Mako Vunipola will undergo surgery for a hamstring injury sustained during Saracens Heineken Champions Cup final win over Leinster last weekend.  The Saracens prop has been ruled out for three months meaning he will miss the remainder of the Premiership season. It is thought that Vunipola will be fit for England’s World Cup campaign in …

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Leinster & Saracens Combined XV As Chosen By You

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The two heavyweights of Europe, Leinster and Saracens, meet in the Heineken Champions Cup final today at 5pm in St James Park, Newcastle. Leinster are aiming for their fifth title, their second in-a-row, while Saracens will be hoping to lift the trophy for the third time. Ahead of the game, we asked you to vote for your preferred team from …

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Leinster V Saracens: Choose A Combined XV From Starting Teams

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Both Leinster and Saracens have named their teams ahead of Saturday’s Heineken Champions Cup final showdown in St James Park, Newcastle. Mark McCall has made two changes to his Saracens side who overcame Munster in the semi-final last month. Sean Maitland was a late withdrawal in that game but returns to the starting XV for the final. Meanwhile, Will Skelton’s …

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Spurs’ New Stadium Announced As 2021 European Rugby Finals Venue

Tottenham Hotspur’s new stadium in London has been announced as the destination for the European club rugby final in 2021. The announcement sees the soccer stadium follow in the footsteps of Bilbao, Newcastle and Marseille as hosts of the highly-anticipated finals weekend. With a capacity of just over 62,000, the brand new state-of-the-art stadium is set to open its doors …

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Saracens V Munster: Choose Combined XV From Starting Teams

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Saracens face Munster in a highly-anticipated Heineken Champions Cup semi-final in Ricoh Arena in Coventry tomorrow (Kick-off 3pm). Both Mark McCall and Johann van Graan have named their sides for the clash with the Irish province having to do without the services of Joey Carbery and Keith Earls with Tyler Bleyendaal and Darren Sweetnam named instead. Meanwhile, captain, Brad Barritt, …

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Lowe Gets The Nod As Sexton Named For Toulouse Semi-Final

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Leinster have named their team for the Heineken Champions Cup semi-final against Toulouse on Sunday with an injury to Jamison Gibson-Park meaning James Lowe will start.  The New Zealander is named on the wing alongside Rob Kearney and Jordan Larmour. Captain, Johnny Sexton, is set to make his first appearance of the year for Leinster following a quad injury sustained …

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Blow For Munster As Keith Earls Misses Semi-Final With Saracens

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Munster have confirmed that Keith Earls will miss their Heineken Champions Cup semi-final against Saracens through injury, with Darren Sweetnam replacing him on the wing.  The 31-year-old, who scored a brace of tries against Edinburgh in the quarter-final, picked up an injury during the game and did not train during the week. Mike Haley was a late withdrawal in BT …

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