Champions Cup

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The Breakdown | European rugby can ill afford complacency in Champions Cup
La Rochelle’s coach, Ronan O’Gara, could be the man to pep up the competition and help it grab wider attention

Robert Kitson

13, Apr, 2021 @9:00 AM

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Jordan Larmour strikes twice as Leinster knock out holders Exeter
Exeter went down 34-22 at home to Leinster, with Jordan Larmour scoring two tries and Ross Byrne kicking five penalties, to end English teams’ interest this season

Robert Kitson at Sandy Park

10, Apr, 2021 @6:53 PM

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La Rochelle outclass Sale to reach their first Champions Cup semi-final
Raymond Rhule inspired La Rochelle to a comprehensive 45-21 victory over Sale to reach the semi-finals of the Champions Cup for the first time

Michael Aylwin

10, Apr, 2021 @4:49 PM

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Alex Sanderson backs Sale to fly under radar to first Champions Cup semi
Sale’s director of rugby hopes a ‘wildcard scenario’ will help his side make club history away to La Rochelle on Saturday

Gerard Meagher

09, Apr, 2021 @9:00 PM

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Meet Dave Ewers, Exeter’s cake-baking ‘gain-line monster’
The Exeter back-row – one of the best uncapped players in England – provides Leinster with a giant challenge on Saturday

Robert Kitson

09, Apr, 2021 @11:22 AM

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Exeter’s Rob Baxter plays down talk of French dominance in Champions Cup
Five of the eight remaining sides in this season’s Champions Cup are from France but Exeter’s director of rugby, Rob Baxter, believes a first Gallic triumph for six years is far from guaranteed

Robert Kitson

07, Apr, 2021 @9:00 PM

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Rest is best for Leinster’s bid to storm fortress Exeter, says Tadhg Furlong
Leinster’s Tadhg Furlong believes an extra week’s rest following their last-16 Champions Cup walkover can work to their advantage against Exeter

Gerard Meagher

05, Apr, 2021 @9:00 PM

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Bristol rue ill-discipline as Jalibert takes Bordeaux into last eight
Bordeaux-Bègles beat Bristol 36-17 in the Champions Cup, thanks mainly to 24 points from the France fly-half Matthieu Jalibert, but there were some controversial TMO decisions

Ian Malin

04, Apr, 2021 @5:55 PM

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Jonny Hill’s double leads holders Exeter to win over Lyon in Champions Cup
Jonny Hill scored two tries for Exeter as the Champions Cup holders recovered from trailing 14-0 to defeat Lyon 47-25 and set up a quarter-final against Leinster

Robert Kitson at Sandy Park

03, Apr, 2021 @6:34 PM

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Matsushima stuns Wasps to snatch Champions Cup win for Clermont
Kotaro Matsushima’s try and a conversion from Camille Lopez with the last play of the game stunned Wasps as Clermont snatched a 27-25 win to reach the quarter-finals of the Champions Cup

Michael Aylwin

03, Apr, 2021 @2:15 PM

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Faf de Klerk: 'South Africa want to show we deserved to win World Cup' | Robert Kitson
The world’s most recognisable scrum-half tells Robert Kitson about haircuts, this year’s British & Irish Lions tour and why Sale are desperate to beat the Scarlets in the Champions Cup

02, Apr, 2021 @9:00 PM

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Leinster v Toulon showdown the pick of Champions Cup's Easter feast | Robert Kitson
The new-look last-16 draw has produced a slew of compelling fixtures full of potential for sudden-death frisson

Robert Kitson

01, Apr, 2021 @6:00 PM

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