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Rugby union: talking points from the European Champions Cup

Old glories on the rise with Dan Cole reviving Leicester forward power and Toulouse finding European title hunger once more Related: Six Nations set to unveil HSBC as championship’s new title sponsor Continue reading…

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Rugby union: talking points from the European Champions Cup

Old glories on the rise with Dan Cole reviving Leicester forward power and Toulouse finding European title hunger once more Related: Six Nations set to unveil HSBC as championship’s new title sponsor Continue reading…

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Rugby union: talking points from the European Champions Cup

Toulon’s nightmare speaks to French woes, Saracens are miles ahead of the pack and Freddie Burns had a weekend to forgetIt seemed as if all talking points would have to revolve around the 52-3 destruction on Friday night of the former multiple champion…

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Luke McGrath shines as Leinster romp to runaway win over Wasps

• Leinster 52-3 Wasps• McGrath and James Lowe score two tries eachEven by their usual high standards Leinster could not have launched their defence of the Champions Cup in more emphatic style. This runaway eight-try win over a depleted Wasps represente…

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Girvan Dempsey knows Irish have the advantage at club and country level

Bath’s attack coach understands why central contracts in Ireland have reaped such big rewardsIn the past few weeks there have been two team sheets that have jumped off the page. Firstly, it was Bath’s “B team” against Saracens in the Premiership, then …

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European Champions Cup 2018-19: pool-by-pool guide

Can anyone stop Leinster from winning an unprecedented fifth title? Are Exeter equipped for a real challenge? We mark your card for Europe’s top competitionA pool featuring four former winners and 11 titles but it is hard to see anything other than Lei…

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Champions Cup 2018-19: six players to watch in Europe’s elite competition | Robert Kitson

From Lyon’s back-row star Carl Fearns to rampaging Bath winger Joe Cokanasiga, who could be this year’s standout stars?The 2018-19 Heineken Champions Cup kicks off on Friday in what is always a keenly anticipated weekend in the European club rugby cale…

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England’s finest seek Champions Cup atonement at feet of Leinster | Paul Rees

Wasps have the first shot at the imposing holders in Dublin on Friday but Saracens look ready to wrest back the trophyThe pressing question in European rugby union as the Champions Cup starts is how do you stop Leinster winning it for a record fifth ti…

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Wasps, Bath, Toulouse and Leinster in Heineken Champions Cup pool of death

• Premiership duo join holders in pool boasting 11 previous titles• Saracens to face Glasgow, Lyon and Cardiff Blues in Pool ThreeThe defending champions Leinster have been drawn against Wasps, Bath and Toulouse in next season’s Heineken Champions Cup …

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Leinster complete double to join the elite with victory over Scarlets

• Leinster 40-32 Scarlets• Leo Cullen’s side too good for stubborn ScarletsIrish rugby’s remarkable season continued as Leinster became only the sixth side to achieve a European and domestic double. Given Ireland’s recent Six Nations Grand Slam, this s…

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Leinster target Pro14 final win over Scarlets for Irish triple crown of titles

Leinster want victory on home territory to add to their European Champions Cup and Ireland’s Six Nations grand slamTwo weeks after winning the European Champions Cup, Leinster have the opportunity to complete a green sweep. Victory over the Scarlets in…

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Finals between leading four teams bring curtain down on bruising season | The Breakdown

The irresistible force meets the immovable object when Exeter play Saracens while Leinster are favourites against ScarletsThe season, domestically at least, ends this weekend. As it came in, so it goes out with players queuing for surgery. Artificial p…

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Club rugby’s inability to sell itself calls for planning and innovation | Robert Kitson

Staging the Champions Cup final in Bilbao showed the benefit of taking a risk or two instead of clinging to the tried and testedThe word final is a relative term in rugby. Leinster’s European Champions Cup victory in Bilbao should logically have repres…

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Hats off to Leinster after giving Racing’s beret brigade the boot | Paul Rees

Leinster had the nous to edge a cagey Champions Cup final that looked to be heading for extra time until Racing 92 crackedRacing’s players ran on to the pitch wearing berets, a nod to the host city that is regarded as the capital of the Basque region. …

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Leinster 15-12 Racing 92: European Champions Cup final player ratings

Who were the stars and who failed to shine as Leinster sealed their fourth European Cup success?Rob Kearney 7 Not quite the attacking force he once was, but never afraid of a cute counterattack. Remains as solid under the high ball as anyone. Reas…

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Sexton and Nacewa kick Leinster to Champions Cup glory against Racing 92

• Leinster 15-12 Racing 92• Isa Nacewa penalty decides nail-biter with two minutes leftIrish rugby’s remarkable year shows absolutely no sign of ending. By no stretch of the imagination was this a classic final but it is impossible to deny the scale of…

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Sexton and Nacewa kick Leinster to Champions Cup glory against Racing 92

• Leinster 15-12 Racing 92• Isa Nacewa penalty decides nail-biter with two minutes leftIrish rugby’s remarkable year shows absolutely no sign of ending. By no stretch of the imagination was this a classic final but it is impossible to deny the scale of…

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Leinster v Racing 92: European Rugby Champions Cup final – live!

European Champions Cup final updates from BilbaoThe Breakdown: sign up and get our weekly rugby emailAnd feel free to email Gregg or tweet @GreggBakowski 5.16pm BST 26 min: Murphy offloads smartly and sends Leinster over to the left side of the pitch, …

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Stuart Lancaster: ‘I would never not want England to do well’

Former England coach will seek redemption for his international disappointments when Leinster take on Racing 92 in Saturday’s Champions Cup final in BilbaoFor more than 12 centuries pilgrims have travelled to northern Spain in search of spiritual fulfi…

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Racing 92 confident French core will bring home Champions Cup

France’s commitment to slow influx of overseas players paying off with 12 Frenchmen to start final against LeinsterIf England’s selection of Brad Shields and the accompanying controversy is a case study into the strained relationship between availabili…