Champions Cup

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The Breakdown | Champions Cup team of the season: best XV from this year’s tournament
Our selection of the top players in Europe this season – with no more than four from any one club to keep things interesting

Gerard Meagher

31, May, 2022 @10:00 AM

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La Rochelle’s Champions Cup triumph underlines strength of French rugby | Robert Kitson
Victory against Leinster in the final in Marseille is another illustration of how the game is booming across the Channel

Robert Kitson in Marseille

29, May, 2022 @9:00 PM

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Leinster 21-24 La Rochelle: Champions Cup final – as it happened
Arthur Rètiere’s last-gasp try earned a shock win as the French side won European rugby’s biggest prize for the first time

Luke McLaughlin

28, May, 2022 @6:32 PM

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La Rochelle stun Leinster with late try to win Champions Cup for first time
La Rochelle have won the European Champions Cup for the first time as Arthur Retière’s last-gasp try upset favourites Leinster

Robert Kitson at the Stade Vélodrome

28, May, 2022 @5:57 PM

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Johnny Sexton and Ronan O’Gara test rivalry to the limit in Champions Cup final
Leinster’s Johnny Sexton and La Rochelle coach Ronan O’Gara have put a ‘tricky relationship’ behind them before their Marseille showdown

Robert Kitson in Marseille

27, May, 2022 @4:00 PM

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Stuart Lancaster’s focus at Leinster exemplifies club’s approach to success | Ugo Monye
So many good individuals do their specific job very well at Leinster; the ripple effect is synchronicity of how they play

Ugo Monye

27, May, 2022 @2:48 PM

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Champions Cup win would put Van der Flier on pole for European award
Victory in Saturday’s final could see Leinster flanker emerge above favourite Grégory Aldritt for Player of the Year award

Robert Kitson

25, May, 2022 @9:00 PM

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The Breakdown | Leinster’s savage beauty could make them Europe’s greatest champions
Leinster could draw level with Toulouse’s five titles this weekend and the scary thing is they are still improving

Robert Kitson

24, May, 2022 @10:51 AM

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West try seals La Rochelle’s win over Racing 92 to reach Champions Cup final
The former Munster legend Ronan O’Gara will be looking to overcome the favourites Leinster in Marseille on Saturday week after La Rochelle’s 20-13 Champions Cup semi-final win against Racing 92

Ian Malin

15, May, 2022 @5:27 PM

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James Lowe at the double in Leinster’s Champions Cup demolition of Toulouse
Leinster produced one of the most emphatic performances in recent European history to sink the defending champions Toulouse and reach a sixth final

Gerard Meagher at the Aviva Stadium

14, May, 2022 @4:08 PM

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Leinster ‘best team in Europe’, says Toulouse coach before semi-final
Ugo Mola, Toulouse’s coach, said: ‘We play a team that totally masters European games,’ while Racing 92 face La Rochelle in the other Champions Cup semi-final

Gerard Meagher in Dublin

13, May, 2022 @1:51 PM

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Russell highlights relegation scrap as spark for Top 14 clubs’ success in Europe
Finn Russell has said he believes the jeopardy of relegation in the Top 14 is a key factor behind the success of the French clubs in the Champions Cup

Gerard Meagher

10, May, 2022 @9:00 PM

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