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North scores four tries for Saints against Ospreys

Saturday 25 October 2014

Northampton winger George North scored an incredible four tries as the Saints thumped the Ospreys 34-6 in the Rugby Champions Cup at Franklins Gardens.
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Toulon leave Ulster's hopes hanging by a thread

Saturday 25 October 2014

Toulon have left Ulster's hopes of making the European Rugby Champions Cup play offs hanging by a thread after they beat the Irish side 13-23 at the Kingspan Stadium.
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Toulouse edge Bath at The Rec

Saturday 25 October 2014

Toulouse broke Bath hearts at The Recreation Ground when they beat the West Country side 19-21 in the European Rugby Champions Cup on Saturday.
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Munster edge Saracens in Rugby Champions Cup

Saturday 25 October 2014

Munster scored the only try of the match when they beat Premiership Rugby club Saracens 14-3 in their European Rugby Champions Cup match on Friday.
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European Rugby Champions Cup Rd.2 teams

Friday 24 October 2014

The starting teams and replacements as well as the match officials and kick off times for this weekend's European Rugby Champions Cup Round 2 matches have been released.
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European Rugby Challenge Cup Rd.2 teams

Friday 24 October 2014

The starting teams and replacements as well as the match officials and kick off times for this weekend's European Rugby Challenge Cup Round 2 matches have been released.
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Toulon start title defence with Scarlets victory

Sunday 19 October 2014

Toulon kicked off their bid for a third successive European Rugby title with a 28-18 victory over Welsh side Scarlets in the Rugby Champions Cup
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Leinster come from behind to beat Wasps

Sunday 19 October 2014

Leinster had to come from behind when they beat Wasps 25-12 at the the RDS in the Rugby Champions Cup on Sunday.
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Leicester Tigers halt losing streak to Ulster

Saturday 18 October 2014

Leicester Tigers ended a three match losing streak to Ulster in European Rugby with a 25-18 Rugby Champions Cup victory at Welford Road on Saturday.
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Racing Metro deny Saints a losing bonus point

Saturday 18 October 2014

Racing Metro scored a late try to deny Northampton Saints a losing bonus point in their 20-11 Champions Cup victory over the English side on Saturday.
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Saracens too strong for Clermont again

Saturday 18 October 2014

Saracens secured back to back victories over Clermont Auvergne when they beat the French side 30-23 at Allianz Park in the Rugby Champions Cup.
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Glasgow make light work of Bath in Champions Cup

Saturday 18 October 2014

Glasgow Warriors kicked off their Rugby Champions Cup campaign with a solid 37-10 victory over English Premiership side Bath at a sold-out Scotstoun Stadium.
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Munster snatch late victory over Sale Sharks

Saturday 18 October 2014

Munster flyhalf Ian Keatley kicked a match winning drop goal to earn his team a late 26-27 European Rugby Champions Cup victory over Sale Sharks at the AJ Bell Stadium.
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Harlequins kick off Champions Cup with Castres win

Friday 17 October 2014

English Premiership Rugby Club Harlequins kicked off the new European Rugby Champions Cup with a 25-9 victory over French Top 14 Club Castres in Pool Two.
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2015/16 Champions Cup gets new play-off format

Thursday 25 September 2014

Organisers of the Rugby Champions Cup which has replaced the Heineken Cup have announced a revised play off format for the 2015/16 Champions Cup.
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Rugby Champions Cup dates revealed

Friday 15 August 2014

The inaugural European Rugby Champions Cup is set to explode into action in mid-October with two compelling weekends of heavyweight clashes between European club rugby's professional elite.
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Heineken Cup

The European Rugby Cup (known as the Heineken Cup because of the tournament's sponsorship by Heineken) is an annual rugby union competition involving leading club, regional and provincial teams from six International Rugby Board (IRB) nations in Europe: England, France, Ireland, Italy, Scotland and Wales.

Romania competed in the first year of the competition only.

The competition is organised by the European Rugby Cup, who are also responsible for the secondary championship, the European Challenge Cup.

It is one of the most prestigious trophies in the sport. The tournament was launched in the European summer of 1995 on the initiative of the then Five Nations committee to provide a new level of professional cross-border competition.

It is sponsored by Dutch brewing company Heineken International (it is known as H-Cup in France because of alcohol advertising restrictions).

Each European nation has a different qualifying system, though in total, 24 teams contest the pool stages in six pools of four.

According to performances, the number of clubs from each nation changes. The tournament is held from October to May, with various stages scheduled around domestic club competitions.

The 2007-08 tournament was won by Ireland's Munster, who beat Toulouse of France 16–13 in the final at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff.

Toulouse have been the most successful team, winning the competition three times. Leicester Tigers have won the tournament twice and are the only team to have won the tournament two years in succession.

Past Winners

2008/09: Leinster
2007/08: Munster
2007/08: Munster
2006/07: Wasps
2005/06: Munster
2004/05: Toulouse
2003/04: Wasps
2002/03: Toulouse
2001/02: Leicester
2000/01: Leicester
1999/00: Northampton
1998/99: Ulster
1997/98: Bath
1996/97: Brive
1995/96: Toulouse

Source - Wikipedia

 
 
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