Champions Cup

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European rugby competitions to abandon group stage for last-16 knockouts
The shape of both this season’s European club competitions is set for a radical makeover with the group stages poised to be abandoned

Robert Kitson

12, Jan, 2021 @6:14 PM

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Premiership announces two-week break amid Covid variant fears
The Premiership has been halted for two weeks and the European Champions Cup and Challenge Cup have been suspended due to Covid concerns

Gerard Meagher

11, Jan, 2021 @9:06 PM

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French government move leaves European club rugby in limbo
European club rugby is set to be suspended after the coronavirus variant that has sent the transmission rate soaring in Britain caused the French government to act

Paul Rees

09, Jan, 2021 @6:46 PM

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Six Nations and European rugby in jeopardy over French Covid fears
Growing fears in France over the potential spread of the new Covid-19 threaten the final two group rounds of European competition and could disrupt the Six Nations

Gerard Meagher and Robert Kitson

08, Jan, 2021 @6:37 PM

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Alex Dombrandt wants Harlequins' home fires burning against Racing 92
Captain keen to buck trend of Stoop defeats with spirited but disciplined performance against French side in Champions Cup

Paul Rees

19, Dec, 2020 @10:00 PM

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George Barton's last-gasp try sees Gloucester triumph over Ulster
George Barton scored a late try for Gloucester to deny Ulster victory as the home side triumphed 38-34 in Pool B of the European Champions Cup

Paul Rees at Kingsholm

19, Dec, 2020 @6:37 PM

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Leinster shrug off injuries to claim bonus against Northampton
Leinster ran out 35-19 winners against Northampton in Pool A, despite losing Harry Byrne and Caelen Doris on the day, with tries from Murphy, Healy, Kearney and Gibson-Park

Michael Aylwin

19, Dec, 2020 @3:19 PM

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Wasps beat 14-man Montpellier, Toulon refuse to play Scarlets over Covid-19
Wasps earn a 33-14 bonus point win against Montpellier in the Champions Cup with Alfie Barbeary scoring twice after Henry Immelman’s early red card

Paul Rees

18, Dec, 2020 @10:08 PM

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Champions Cup holders Exeter start defence with record win over Glasgow
Exeter score six tries in their 42-0 win at home to Glasgow as the Chiefs start the defence of the Champions Cup impressively

Robert Kitson at Sandy Park

13, Dec, 2020 @6:42 PM

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Dan Robson stars as Wasps break losing streak with battling win over Dragons
Wasps endured a tough evening against a coronavirus-depleted Dragons but did enough to secure a 24-8 victory

Paul Rees at Rodney Parade

12, Dec, 2020 @8:48 PM

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Clermont run in seven tries and prove too strong for Bristol minus Radradra
Clermont controlled the midfield in defence and attack and finished with seven tries in a 51-38 victory over a Bristol side missing Semi Radradra

Paul Rees

12, Dec, 2020 @4:25 PM

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Cordero's late Champions Cup try for Bordeaux adds to Northampton's woes
Northampton’s winless run extended to 11 matches after a late try from Santiago Cordero secured a 16-12 win for Bordeaux in the Champions Cup

Robert Kitson

11, Dec, 2020 @8:51 PM

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