Champions Cup

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South African teams set to play in European Champions Cup next year
Four South African sides will play in the United Rugby Championship, which replaces the Pro14, and the Springboks’ scrum-half Faf de Klerk called European action ‘a real step forward for South Africa rugby’

Gerard Meagher

15, Jun, 2021 @5:06 PM

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Toulouse European triumph throws up more questions than answers | Robert Kitson
The number of debatable collisions and questions about the laws of the game highlight the problems rugby faces in attracting a new audience

Robert Kitson

23, May, 2021 @2:05 PM

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Flickering of flair tips brutal Champions Cup final in Toulouse’s direction | Michael Aylwin
The climax of the Champions Cup was an ugly affair, hardly spoiled by the red card shown to La Rochelle’s Levani Botia

Michael Aylwin at Twickenham

23, May, 2021 @7:00 AM

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Juan Cruz Mallía fires Toulouse past 14-man La Rochelle to win Champions Cup
Juan Cruz Mallía’s try helped Toulouse to a 22-17 win against underdogs La Rochelle in an all-French Champions Cup final

Robert Kitson at Twickenham

22, May, 2021 @6:19 PM

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Cheslin Kolbe: ‘Everyone knows about French flair. That’s what I love’
South Africa’s World Cup winner hails the freedom he has been given at Toulouse as playing a massive part in his success before Champions Cup final

Robert Kitson

21, May, 2021 @9:00 PM

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La Rochelle v Toulouse: French rivals look to change tune in final clash
Stade Rochelais and Stade Toulousain share more than enough talent to make the 2021 Champions Cup final a special one

Robert Kitson

21, May, 2021 @3:08 PM

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La Rochelle subdue Leinster to set up all-French Champions Cup final
La Rochelle defeated Leinster32-23 with Will Skelton’s 74th-minute try sealing a date with Toulouse at Twickenham on 22 May

Robert Kitson

02, May, 2021 @6:06 PM

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Toulouse beat Bordeaux-Bègles to reach first Champions Cup final since 2010
Tries from Antoine Dupont and Mathis Lebel saw Toulouse overcome a battling display from a depleted Bordeaux-Bègles to reach the European Champions Cup final at Twickenham.

Gerard Meagher

01, May, 2021 @4:37 PM

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Ronan O’Gara’s winning mentality lifts La Rochelle bid to rule Europe | Robert Kitson
A team not known for their steel have been given a new focus by the former Ireland fly-half and have Leinster in their sights

Robert Kitson

30, Apr, 2021 @9:00 PM

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Sam Underhill gets final chance to stake claim for place in Lions squad
Sam Underhill will have one final chance to stake his claim for a place in the Lions squad, with Warren Gatland attending Bath v Montpellier

Gerard Meagher

30, Apr, 2021 @1:52 PM

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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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