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Twickenham Chosen to Host Inaugural European Rugby Champions Cup Final

Twickenham is set to stage the inaugural European Rugby Champions Cup Final on May 2, 2015 it has been confirmed. The showpiece event for the newly formed tournament will be hosted at RFU HQ whilst the European Challenge Cup final is set to be hosted at Twickenham Stoop. [adsenseyu1] Originally the San Siro in Italy had been the planned venue …

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The European Cup Pool Draw

The draw for the new European Champions Cup and Challenge Cup has been made today in Neuchatel, Switzerland with some tantalising match-ups. Pool 1 contains 3 of this seasons semi-finalists in Saracens, Munster and Clermont whilst Pool 3 looks equally tasty with Toulon, Leicester and Ulster set to battle it out. European Rugby Champions Cup Pool 1 Saracens Munster ASM Clermont …

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Immortality in Rugby-Jonny Wilkinson

Rugby World Cup Winner, Jonny Wilkinson, has confirmed his retirement from all forms of the game when the season draws to its close. After the announcement on Monday, Wilkinson said “I sincerely thank you all for everything you have given me and for making these last 17 years something I’ll never forget”. The current Toulon captain, and former Newcastle, England and Lions fly …

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Bath edge past Wasps into final

Bath booked their place in the Amlin Challenge Cup final with a narrow 24-18 win over Wasps at Adams Park. Bath survived a nervous last five minutes and will now face Northampton in the final at Cardiff Arms Park on May 23. The defeat leaves Wasps to concentrate on securing the last available place in the next season’s European Rugby …

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Gavin Henson Still Dreaming of Playing for Wales at World Cup 2015

Welsh rugby’s most recognised face starred again for Bath today as they made it to next month’s Amlin Cup final in Cardiff. Gavin Henson’s dream of playing for Wales at next year’s World Cup is still alive as he came off the bench to play a vital part in Bath reaching the final of the Amlin Challenge Cup. Welsh rugby’s …

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Future of European Rugby Resolved

A new deal on European club rugby has been signed. All nine stakeholders* have underlined their commitment to an invigorated competition that will start in the 2014/5 season and meets the requirements of all the parties involved. It is a truly meritocratic tournament, with appropriate division of finances, underpinned by a long-term agreement and strong governance. It features three cross-border club …

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Stade Francais v Harlequins

On the weekend my team Saracens are heading to Belfast for their Heineken Cup quarter final against Ulster I find myself in possession of a Eurostar ticket for Paris.  I rushed home after the group rounds to look at flights to Belfast, but decided to take the adult decision to go and see my lovely daughter across the British Channel …

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