Champions Cup

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Owen Farrell voices concern over Six Nations being taken off free-to-air TV
England’s captain said it would be ‘a real challenge’ for the people running rugby to maintain its audience if the championship went behind a paywall

Andy Bull

22, Nov, 2023 @6:00 PM

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French giants La Rochelle sent a World Cup message by unpicking Ireland’s best | Robert Kitson
The defending champions’ giant yellow sledgehammer decided a thrilling contest and hinted at unstoppable French strength

Robert Kitson

21, May, 2023 @3:17 PM

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Leinster 26-27 La Rochelle: Champions Cup rugby union final – as it happened
Leinster’s hunt for a record-equalling fifth Champions Cup title ends in heartbreak as La Rochelle turns over the biggest points deficit in the competition’s history to lift the trophy back-to-back

Sarah Rendell

20, May, 2023 @6:41 PM

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La Rochelle break Leinster hearts with epic comeback to win Champions Cup
Georges-Henri Colombe led an incredible La Rochelle fightback from 17-0 down as his side beat Leinster 27-26 to retain Champions Cup

Robert Kitson at the Aviva Stadium

20, May, 2023 @6:37 PM

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Leinster need to find the answer to hefty challenge of Ronan O'Gara's big men | Ugo Monye
La Rochelle’s head coach has built their confidence and a collective strength to defend their title over Irish rivals

Ugo Monye

20, May, 2023 @7:00 AM

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Champions Cup final: Leinster braced for era-defining La Rochelle battle | Robert Kitson
In Ronan O’Gara’s French side the Irish juggernauts face old foes uniquely positioned to exploit any psychological weakness

Robert Kitson in Dublin

19, May, 2023 @6:00 PM

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Alldritt inspires La Rochelle to victory over Exeter to set up Leinster final
Grégory Alldritt inspired La Rochelle to a 47-28 victory over Exeter to set up another Champions Cup final against Leinster

Gerard Meagher at the Matmut Atlantique

30, Apr, 2023 @4:20 PM

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La Rochelle’s Uini Atonio: ‘Ronan O’Gara was the key piece we needed’
France prop credits Irish coach with transforming the Champions Cup holders but is wary of Exeter before Sunday’s semi-final

Luke McLaughlin

29, Apr, 2023 @9:00 PM

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Leinster exploit Toulouse indiscipline to power into Champions Cup final
Leinster scored four tries while Toulouse were down to 14 men in a 41-22 victory in the Champions Cup semi-final in Dubin

Michael Aylwin

29, Apr, 2023 @4:28 PM

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Exeter’s last dance? Chiefs look to end golden era with European glory | Robert Kitson
As the squad of a generation breaks up, Exeter travel to La Rochelle with their eyes on a Champions Cup final

Robert Kitson

28, Apr, 2023 @11:02 AM

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Will Skelton credits Eddie Jones with ‘bringing life back’ to Australian rugby
La Rochelle’s lock has praised Eddie Jones’s impact on the Wallabies, claiming his success in luring Joseph Suaalii into a code switch is ‘massive’

Luke McLaughlin

25, Apr, 2023 @5:00 PM

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The Breakdown | Leicester can complain but it takes more than money to thrive in Europe
The amount a team pay does not always define how well they play. It is time for English rugby union to get real

Robert Kitson

11, Apr, 2023 @9:54 AM

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