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Rugby union: talking points from the weekend’s Champions Cup action

Danny Cipriani’s injury has hurt Gloucester with a crunch match to come while Saracens and Racing 92 meet in a game to savourA sure sign of a good team is one that keeps winning convincingly even when not entirely striking its best form. Leinster curre…

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Rugby union: talking points from the weekend’s Champions Cup action

Danny Cipriani’s injury has hurt Gloucester with a crunch match to come while Saracens and Racing 92 meet in a game to savourA sure sign of a good team is one that keeps winning convincingly even when not entirely striking its best form. Leinster curre…

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Exeter carry the English standard but French clubs look a real force | Robert Kitson

Racing 92 and Toulouse are a threat in the European Champions Cup while Leinster are a dominant force this seasonAt first glance this year’s European Champions Cup is not noticeably awash with suspense, with four of the five pool winners plus Clermont …

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Exeter carry the English standard but French clubs look a real force | Robert Kitson

Racing 92 and Toulouse are a threat in the European Champions Cup while Leinster are a dominant force this seasonAt first glance this year’s European Champions Cup is not noticeably awash with suspense, with four of the five pool winners plus Clermont …

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European champions Saracens keep their quarter-final hopes alive

• Saracens 15-6 Munster• Vunipola brothers shine in bad-tempered victoryThere are bigger issues on Saracens’ minds these days, but they remain just about in contention for one competition, at least, the one of which they are the champions. An ugly, bad…

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Rugby union: talking points from the weekend’s Champions Cup action

It was a difficult weekend for English clubs, with Irish provinces picking up a triple crown of victories over Premiership sidesIreland look like going into the Six Nations Larmour-plated. Joe Schmidt, who stood down as the national side’s head coach a…

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Rugby union: talking points from the weekend’s Champions Cup action

It was a difficult weekend for English clubs, with Irish provinces picking up a triple crown of victories over Premiership sidesIreland look like going into the Six Nations Larmour-plated. Joe Schmidt, who stood down as the national side’s head coach a…

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Rugby union: talking points from the weekend’s Champions Cup action

It was a difficult weekend for English clubs, with Irish provinces picking up a triple crown of victories over Premiership sidesIreland look like going into the Six Nations Larmour-plated. Joe Schmidt, who stood down as the national side’s head coach a…

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Munster pile more agony on Saracens thanks to Peter O’Mahony’s try

• Munster 10-3 Saracens• Saracens earn a vital bonus pointThe champions are not quite out, but that age-old chestnut about attentions turning to domestic matters might long ago have been applied to Saracens this season. They take a bonus point in defea…

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Champions Cup preview: Munster expect monster crowd for Saracens visit

• Holders leave most of England stars at home• Northampton unbeaten at home since start of AprilDan Biggar returns at fly-half for Northampton in the match of the round between teams who have lost one match between them in the league and Europe this se…

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Champions Cup preview: Munster expect monster crowd for Saracens visit

• Holders leave most of England stars at home• Northampton unbeaten at home since start of AprilDan Biggar returns at fly-half for Northampton in the match of the round between teams who have lost one match between them in the league and Europe this se…

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European Champions Cup roundup: Glasgow too strong for Sale

• Warriors open their campaign with 13-7 victory• Leinster, Harlequins and Ospreys v Munster laterDTH Van Der Merwe’s try gave Glasgow a winning start to their Champions Cup campaign as they edged out Sale 13-7. Dave Rennie’s team dominated the first h…

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Saracens united after ‘motivated’ Billy Vunipola powers way into final | Paul Rees

The No 8’s outstanding display in the 32-16 win against Munster helped Saracens stride into the European Champions Cup finalThe closest Munster got to Saracens was when one of their supporters clad in the province’s red jersey came within a few metres …

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‘There was no intention to hurt anyone’ says Billy Vunipola on social media row

• ‘Behind closed doors, I felt a lot of love and kindness’• Vunipola confronted by spectator after final whistleBilly Vunipola played down more hostile reaction to him following his liking of Israel Folau’s social media tirade against sinners after hel…

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‘There was no intention to hurt anyone’ says Billy Vunipola on social media row

• ‘Behind closed doors, I felt a lot of love and kindness’• Vunipola confronted by spectator after final whistleBilly Vunipola played down more hostile reaction to him following his liking of Israel Folau’s social media tirade against sinners after hel…

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Billy Vunipola in the spotlight as Saracens keep focus amid turmoil | Michael Aylwin

The No8 has been under scrutiny for his support of Israel Folau and delivered an intense performance in a hostile atmosphere against MunsterHe must have thought he had begun to leave the last 10 days behind him. No sooner had Billy Vunipola scored the …

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Billy Vunipola try helps Saracens power past Munster into Champions Cup final

• Saracens 32-16 Munster• Man-of-the-match Vunipola booed throughout gameSaracens reached their third Champions Cup final in four years with a decisive, if hard fought, victory over Munster who fell at this stage for the third season bin a row. Billy V…

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Billy Vunipola try helps Saracens power past Munster into Champions Cup final

• Saracens 32-16 Munster• Man-of-the-match Vunipola booed throughout gameSaracens reached their third Champions Cup final in four years with a decisive, if hard fought, victory over Munster who fell at this stage for the third season bin a row. Billy V…

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Munster aim to overcome Champions Cup semi-final sticking point

• Munster have lost past six at this stage in the cup• Saracens’ Mako Vunipola fit for Ricoh Arena semi-finalThe last time Saracens won the European Champions Cup, in 2017, they defeated Glasgow in the quarter-finals and Munster in the last four to set…

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Munster aim to overcome Champions Cup semi-final sticking point

• Munster have lost past six at this stage in the cup• Saracens’ Mako Vunipola fit for Ricoh Arena semi-finalThe last time Saracens won the European Champions Cup, in 2017, they defeated Glasgow in the quarter-finals and Munster in the last four to set…