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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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Here’s The Champions Cup Team Of The Weekend As Voted By You

Champions Cup Team Of The Weekend

Earlier this afternoon we asked you to vote on your best XV from the two semi-finals of the Heineken Champions Cup which took place at the weekend.  There was some obvious decisions and some very tight calls and unsurprisingly, Saracens and Leinster dominate the team with these two sides set to meet in the final on Saturday, May 11. Champions …

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Vote For Your Heineken Champions Cup Team Of The Weekend

Champions Cup Team

After this weekend’s action, we now know who will contest the 2018/19 Heineken Champions Cup final at St James’ Park in Newcastle.  Leinster will meet Saracens on Saturday, May 11 in what looks set to be a truly epic contest. These two are by far the standout teams in the competition and the manner in which they swatted aside Toulouse …

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Player Ratings As Leinster Set Up Saracens Euro Final Showdown

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Leinster are on course to defend their Heineken Champions Cup crown as they secured a final meeting with Saracens thanks to a 30-12 victory over Toulouse at the Aviva Stadium this afternoon.  There were concerns that some of Leinster’s top players would be undercooked coming into this clash against an in-form Toulouse side but those worries were unfounded as the …

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Leinster Dismantle Toulouse At The Aviva As Sexton Returns To Form

Leinster – 30 Toulouse – 12 Michael Corry reporting live from the Aviva Stadium. Leinster proved too strong for Toulouse at the Aviva Stadium this afternoon to set-up a mouthwatering clash with Saracens in next month’s Champions Cup final. Toulouse started the brighter of the two sides with Rynhardt Elstadt involved in a huge collision with James Lowe early on. …

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Leinster’s Defence Key In The Battle For Five Stars

Two European forces will collide on Sunday at the Aviva Stadium as Leinster and Toulouse battle it out to see who will go and contest for that highly coveted fifth star. The Heineken Champions Cup semi-final sees the holders go up against one of the continent’s form teams. Form is a word that seems to be following the French giants …

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Johnny Sexton Admits Scrutiny Over Form Has Gone To A New Level

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Johnny Sexton returns to Leinster duty tomorrow for the first time in 2019 as he captains the side in their Champions Cup semi-final clash with Toulouse at the Aviva Stadium. At 3.15pm tomorrow Sexton will kick-off for the first time since Ireland’s defeat to Wales in the final round of this year’s Six Nations championship on a day that Sexton …

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Leo Cullen Concerned About Threat Of Europe’s Most In-Form Team

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Leo Cullen feels his Leinster charges are well prepared for the challenge of Toulouse tomorrow at the Aviva Stadium. Leinster go into the game with a strong starting XV as experienced internationals, Johnny Sexton and Rob Kearney return to the starting lineup after missing their quarter-final win over Ulster three weeks ago. Following today’s captain’s run, Cullen admitted the build-up …

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Aki Returns For Connacht While Henshaw & Toner Back In With Leinster

Robbie Henshaw and Devin Toner return to the Leinster starting XV for tomorrow’s visit of Glasgow Warriors to the RDS Arena. Both Ireland internationals have been on the sidelines now since February but are expected to get valuable minutes under their belts in this weekend’s penultimate round of the Guinness PRO 14. Toner returns from ankle surgery to take his …

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Late Tavuyara Try Earns Benetton Deserved Draw With Leinster

Leinster 27 Bennetton 27 A makeshift Leinster side conceded an 80th minute try this evening as they were held at home by a brave Benetton outfit. Leinster held possession the majority of the first five minutes as they looked to build through the phases and keep the ball in play just as they had done against Ulster in last week’s …

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Luke McGrath Captains Leinster For PRO14 Clash With Benetton

Leinster Team

Leinster head coach Leo Cullen has named his matchday 23 for the visit of Benetton on Saturday.  The eastern province have named a much-changed side to the one which overcame the challenge of Ulster in the Heineken Champions Cup at the weekend. Up front, Jack McGrath starts at loosehead after his move to Ulster next season was confirmed this week. …

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Wayne Barnes And Jerome Garces Confirmed For Champions Cup Semi-Finals

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EPCR have confirmed that Wayne Barnes and Jerome Garces will take charge of the two Heineken Champions Cup semi-finals which take place in two week’s time.  EPCR’s selection committee have confirmed that Garces will take charge of the first semi-final between Saracens and Munster at Coventry’s Ricoh Arena on Saturday, 20 April (KO 3 pm). Barnes will be the man …

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