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Leinster to face Saracens in Champions Cup final after beating Toulouse

• Leinster 30-12 Toulouse• Three tries take holders into fifth European finalAs long ago as October the smart money was on Leinster and Saracens contesting this season’s Champions’ Cup final and a brutal Anglo-Irish slugfest duly awaits. On the evidenc…

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Gray urges Toulouse to usurp Leinster in battle of Champions Cup royalty

Scottish lock is ready for the Champions Cup semi-final between the competition’s only four-times winnersIn a battle between the two most successful sides in Champions Cup history Toulouse must not be too loose. French rugby’s aristocrats have relocate…

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Jacob Stockdale and Racing 92 left to regret what might have been | Robert Kitson

Ulster wing’s failure to ground ball let Leinster off the hook while 14-man Toulouse held off their French rivalsWhichever team ends up winning the Champions Cup this will go down as the year of the European clanger. Maybe Leinster, Munster and Toulous…

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Toulouse’s youngsters bring swagger back to Champions Cup hopefuls

The aristocrats of French rugby endured a spell in the wilderness but face Racing 92 feeling full of confidenceNo team have appeared in more European Cup finals than Toulouse but after winning the last of the six, in 2010, the aristocrats of French rug…

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Champions Cup quarter-finals: team news for the weekend’s quarter-finals

• Maro Itoje and Stuart Hogg both back for Saracens v Glasgow• Johnny Sexton misses out for Leinster against Ulster12.45pm, BT Sport 3 Continue reading…

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Champions Leinster move top after ending Toulouse’s unbeaten run

• Pool 1: Leinster 29-13 Toulouse• Holders close in on securing a home quarter-finalLeinster moved to the top of their Champions Cup group with a bonus point victory over previously unbeaten Toulouse and will secure a home draw in the quarter-finals if…

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Resurgent Toulouse leading the French rugby renaissance | Robert Kitson

A group of young talents offer the potential for France to re-establish their elite status in time for this year’s World CupTo say French rugby is overdue a renaissance is easier than predicting precisely when it will occur. Last time out in November t…

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Rugby union: talking points from the European Champions Cup

Gloucester dogged by inconsistency, Edinburgh and Glasgow head for the last eight and Leinster have look of championsThe pool of champions has polarised. Leinster, for all Toulouse’s attempts to recapture past glories, are the team in control, even if …

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Wasps out of Champions Cup as Antoine Dupont-inspired Toulouse seal win

• Toulouse 42-27 Wasps• Dupont scores two tries as Pool One leaders pull away late onWasps’ hopes of reaching the Champions Cup quarter-finals ended as Toulouse claimed a 42-27 bonus-point victory at the Stade Ernest-Wallon. Related: Jamie George’s lat…

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Champions Cup preview: Carbery to start for Munster; Kruis back at Saracens

• Graham Kitchener makes return for Leicester• Newcastle ring changes against Edinburgh Related: Premiership clubs in danger of building mental block about Europe | Robert Kitson Continue reading…

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PSG finally drop points as Thomas Tuchel hints about players’ futures

After a run of 14 straight wins in Ligue 1, PSG lost their 100% record in an exciting 2-2 draw at BordeauxBy Adam White and Eric Devin for Get French Football NewsPSG’s run of wins to start the Ligue 1 season finally came to an end on Sunday night as t…

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Ten young players who have taken Europe by storm this season | Martin Laurence

James Maddison and Richarlison have been brilliant in the Premier League but Germany is the place to be for emerging talentBy Martin Laurence for WhoScoredMore than the odd eyebrow was raised when Everton agreed to meet Watford’s lofty £40m valuation o…

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Bath denied chance to replay Champions Cup tie with Toulouse

• EPCR dismiss complaint that full-time blown too early• Danny Cipriani will face disciplinary hearing on WednesdayBath’s controversial Champions Cup tie with Toulouse will not be replayed, European Professional Club Rugby (EPCR) has announced. Bath lo…

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Bath ready to make unprecedented request for Toulouse replay

• Club claim final whistle was blown early in the 22-20 defeat• Citings suggest Toulouse should have been down to 13 menThe Champions Cup organisers have confirmed Bath have signalled their intentions to request formally that last week’s defeat by Toul…

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Freddie Burns’ costly clangers were unforgivable, says Jeremy Guscott

• Bath full-back castigated after 22-20 loss to Toulouse• He’s been made a bit of a fool, Guscott addsFreddie Burns has been made to look a fool after his clanger cost Bath victory against Toulouse on Saturday, according to the club legend Jeremy Gusco…

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Freddie Burns’ nightmare finish hands Toulouse victory over Bath

• Bath 20-22 Toulouse• Burns’ misses late chance after celebrating too earlyProfessional sport is a trying business, but it is difficult to imagine a more psychologically traumatic experience than the one Freddie Burns endured in the space of three min…

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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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French rugby soul-searches before Newcastle’s visit to Toulon | The Breakdown

Europe has not always been the country’s priority and there are concerns over the health of the game at home, but France’s clubs still tend to shine in the Champions CupNewcastle’s last appearance in the European Cup was against Stade Français in Paris…

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Ligue 1 season preview: PSG will be even stronger under Thomas Tuchel

Lyon are best placed to challenge PSG, Patrick Vieira will hope to take Nice into Europe and Caen face a relegation battleBy Adam White for Get French Football NewsAnything other than an eighth Ligue 1 title in PSG’s history would be huge surprise. Alt…

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France’s outsiders are making late bids to go to the World Cup

The battle for second place in Ligue 1 is bringing the best out of Dimitri Payet, Nabil Fékir and Florian ThauvinBy Adam White and Eric Devin for Get French Football NewsDespite some uneven performances in the last set of friendlies, France are still a…