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Category: European Rugby Champions Cup

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Owen Farrell orchestrates Saracens romp against Northampton

• Saracens 62-14 Northampton Saints• Farrell kicks 27 points to boost Saracens’ quarter-finals pushSaracens could not have asked for more in their attempt to squeeze into the Champions Cup quarter-finals through the back door – racking up yet another h…

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Stuart Hogg makes most of Glasgow’s scraps of possession to down Exeter

• Glasgow 28-21• Home side score four tries despite Exeter dominationThe unsettling pattern of the English clubs’ experience in Europe this season was continued in Glasgow where the English champions, no less, were taught a lesson in precision and wit …

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European Champions Cup: pool-by-pool guide to the final round | Gerard Meagher

• Saracens need to win to stand chance of qualification• Scarlets and Toulon face straight shootout for top spot in Pool FiveWasps, who welcome back Juan de Jongh, have a very slim chance of topping the pool. Dai Young’s side would need a bonus-point w…

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Scarlets turn back clock 13 years to Stephen Jones’ thrilling Paris dash | Paul Rees

Champions Cup victory over Bath brings back memories of Wales’ 2005 Grand Slam, plus Toulon president in hot waterWatching the velvet Scarlets reducing Bath to despair was to be transported back 13 years when Wales won the Grand Slam after ripping up t…

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Rugby union: talking points from the weekend’s European action

Wasps lapses frustrate Dai Young, Leinster look a cut above and Rhys Patchell’s attacking flair gives Scarlets momentumAfter Wasps had cruised into a 21-0 lead with three converted tries after half an hour it appeared a long way back for Harlequins but…

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Premiership’s faltering form in Europe could spell trouble for England | Robert Kitson

Eddie Jones’ side could suffer knock-on effect as Pro14 teams teach wealthier English and French rivals a lesson in the European Rugby Champions CupAmid all the myriad European pool permutations and head-scratching arithmetic it can be easy to lose sig…

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France’s Mathieu Bastareaud could miss Six Nations after slur allegation

• TV footage appeared to show Toulon captain uttering homophobic slur• Lengthy ban possible after incident during match against BenettonThe Toulon captain, Mathieu Bastareaud, could face a lengthy suspension after television footage appeared to show hi…

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Saracens’ title defence out of their hands after Biggar earns Ospreys draw

• Ospreys 15-15 Saracens• Welsh side can take group with win at Clermont but holders need helpSaracens’ defence of the Champions Cup lies in the hands of others after they lost the lead three times in the second half of a match that was a shoot-out bet…

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Wasps’ James Haskell sent off for dangerous tackle as Harlequins rally

• Harlequins 33-28 Wasps• Quins complete stunning turnaround with James Chisholm last-gasp tryJames Haskell was sent off for a dangerous tackle as Wasps saw their hopes of reaching the Champions Cup knockout stages effectively come to an end after a st…

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Jacobus Reinach try seals Northampton comeback against Clermont Auvergne

• Northampton 34-21 Clermont Auvergne• Saints trailed French opponents by five points at half-timeThe revival continues. Northampton’s hopes in Europe have long gone, along with most of the dignity they bore into this season, but they have salvaged wha…

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Olly Woodburn double helps Exeter to emphatic win over Montpellier

• Exeter 41-10 Montpellier• Chiefs keep quarter-final hopes alive after an impressive victoryIt has not been a vintage European season for the Premiership clubs but English pride is not yet entirely extinguished. This convincing six-try thrashing of th…

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Rory Best leads Ulster to top of Pool One after crucial win against La Rochelle

• Ulster 20-13 La Rochelle• Captain inspirational to put European Champions Cup knockout stage in sightUlster knocked La Rochelle off top spot in European Champions Cup Pool One with a hard-fought 20-13 win over the French side at a wet and windy Kings…

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Ospreys flying in Europe but wary of Saracens’ revitalised big guns

• Ospreys hope Dan Biggar will be inspired by locking horns with Owen Farrell • ‘It’s a bit David against Goliath,’ says Ospreys coach, Steve TandyFew gave Ospreys a chance of finishing above the bottom of their group, never mind making it through to t…

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Tadhg Beirne powers Scarlets to verge of last eight in masterclass at Bath

• Bath 17-35 Scarlets• Tadhg Beirne shows the way as Scarlets give Bath a masterclass in broken playThe Scarlets are on course to make the last eight of the Champions Cup despite losing their two opening matches after giving Bath, who started the night…

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European Champions Cup: pool-by-pool guide to the weekend games

• Leinster’s Seán O’Brien to miss start of Six Nations after hip operation• Liam Williams starts for Saracens in make-or-break trip to OspreysChris Robshaw is absent from the Harlequins team to face Wasps after picking up what the club have described a…

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Scarlets’ plan to hit Bath with power dented by Leigh Halfpenny injury

• Full-back fails late fitness test before key European Champions Cup tie• Sam Underhill returns for Bath in sole change to impress Eddie JonesThe Scarlets are aiming to invoke the spirit of 2002 at Bath on Friday night in their quest to reach the knoc…

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Liam Williams’s return from injury gives Saracens and Wales a lift

• Saracens to field Liam Williams in key European tie against Ospreys• Williams out of action since injury against Georgia in NovemberLiam Williams is set to make his return from injury in Saracens’ pivotal Champions Cup match against the Ospreys on Sa…

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Rugby union: talking points from the weekend’s European action

Of the five Champions Cup groups, Pool 5 looks like going down to the final weekend – with one point separating the top three: Bath, Toulon and ScarletsTake nothing away from Wasps’ hugely impressive victory against La Rochelle but the absence of Victo…

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Leicester and Saracens defeats bring Champions Cup pain for English clubs

• Wasps win but as things stand only Bath would reach Europe’s last eight• Late breaks from Leicester’s Manu Tuilagi one of few weekend positivesBack-to-back defeats for Leicester and Saracens on Sunday completed another disappointing weekend for the E…

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No return date for Bath’s Sam Underhill after concussion in England game

• Bath’s Todd Blackadder says flanker is still showing symptoms• Anthony Watson impresses at full-back with Eddie Jones watchingBath are not setting a return date for their England flanker Sam Underhill, who has not played since sustaining a second con…