Heineken Cup

Which Teams Can Still Make The European Champions Cup Quarter Finals?

With just one round of action left in the European Champions Cup we look at the sides best placed to qualify for the quarter finals this weekend. Pool 1 The winner of Pool 1 is a straight shoot-out between Saracens and Clermont Auvergne after Munster fell too far behind this weekend to catch either side. Clermont currently top the group …

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Saracens v Munster Rugby – Part Two

The second leg of the European clash between Saracens and Munster saw the clash move to Allianz Park.  Munster fans will not have had fond memories of their last visit to the home of Saracens in 2012, in what I would say was an error of judgement, loud music was played over them every time they sang The Fields of …

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Saracens v Sale Sharks – European Rugby Part Two

Having watched a cracking game of rugby I was very much looking forward to the 2nd instalment of the back to back European Rugby Champions Cup.  Sale Sharks had the possession but couldn’t capitalise at home; would it be different at Allianz Park.  My match day experience was very different for this game as I was kindly given 2 tickets …

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Castrogiovanni Launches Scathing Attack on Cockerill

Martin Castrogiovanni has launched an astonishing verbal attack on his former Leicester Tigers boss Richard Cockerill after the Italian’s Toulon side suffered a 25-21 European Champions Cup defeat at Welford Road. Castrogiovanni, who left Leicester to join Toulon in 2013 after eight years in the East Midlands, held court post-match after specifically asking to speak with English journalists. And during …

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Sale Sharks v Saracens – European Double Header

Having never been to the North West to watch rugby union it seemed rude not to go when Saracens were drawn against Sale Sharks in the European Rugby Champions Cup – such a mouthful!  It was so much easer when it was just the Heineken Cup! And so it was plans were made to travel to Manchester,  with a hotel …

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Munster Rugby v Saracens – Europeans Champions Cup – Round 2

Saracens faced Munster in 2012 in the Heineken Cup – the relabelled Europeans Champions Cup (main sponsor Heineken!)  saw them drawn against the Irish giants again.  I’d travelled to Limerick that year so had pretty much decided I wouldn’t go again; a phone call telling me International Rugby League was being played in Dublin the next day changed my mind …

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5 Star Players from the European Rugby Cup Round 1

1 – Christian Wade Scored an outstanding try. Showed searing pace and an instinctive finish after he skinned Ian Madigan to go over in the corner. He also was lively in defence making a few telling hits and a turnover. Lucky not to be yellow carded for a deliberate knock on though. [adsenseyu1] 2- Matt Giteau Linked up beautifully with …

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