European Rugby Champions Cup

  • Wallace wary of ‘unsung’ Easterby

    David Wallace has identified Simon Easterby, his Ireland team-mate, as a major threat to Munster's hopes of retaining the Heineken Cup.

  • Traille to prove his doubters wrong

    Sunday's Heineken Cup game against Northampton gives the Biarritz centre Damien Traille the perfect opportunity to prove the doubters - and France coach Bernard Laporte...

  • Saints fight the dying of the light

    Relaxation is not a word normally associated with an away Heineken Cup quarter-final against French giants Biarritz. But anything that drags Northampton from their Guinness...

  • Ford backs European Club rugby

    ERC today welcomed Ford as a new Premium Partner to European club rugby's prestigious Heineken Cup and European Challenge Cup tournaments.

  • Tigers worry over Corry

    Leicester Tigers head coach Pat Howard is still waiting to discover if Martin Corry will be fit to lead his team into battle in the...

  • Dallaglio expecting the worst

    Former England skipper Lawrence Dallaglio admits his once cast-iron grip on Wasps' number eight jersey has loosened to the extent that he could be axed...

  • RFU hits out on PRL

    Twickenham top brass have expressed surprise and concern after Premier Rugby Ltd (PRL) broke a "confidentiality agreement" over negotiations on the way forward for the...

  • Sackey ready to release his sting

    Over the past years, what have very much been glory years, Wasps have enjoyed success on a domestic and European front, as well as boasting...

  • Peel hungry for European success

    Wales star Dwayne Peel believes a season's-best performance will be required for Llanelli Scarlets to challenge Munster and possibly end their reign as European champions.

  • Brennan to appeal lifetime ban

    Toulouse's Irish lock Trevor Brennan has lodged an appeal against the decision of a disiplinary to ban him from rugby for life after he struck...

  • RFU under fire for report omissions

    Premier Rugby, already on the offensive in the latest battle between themselves and the RFU over the Heineken Cup, have launched a separate attack on...

  • RFU digs heels in over Heineken Cup

    The Heineken Cup's future was still in jeopardy on Friday after a proposal from both the French League's governing body (LNR) and Premier Rugby Ltd...

  • Biarritz bid for four in a row

    Biarritz Olympique are bidding to qualify for the Heineken Cup semi-finals for the fourth successive season - and they are banking on their massive Basque...

  • Brennan retires from rugby

    Former Ireland forward Trevor Brennan has retired from rugby with immediate effect, just days before he is due to face an independent disciplinary committee relating...

  • Munster after Rugby League star

    Heineken Cup holders Munster are said to be one of several rugby union sides after former Wigan and Great Britain Rugby League star Brian Carney.

  • Heineken Cup qtr final match officials announced

    European Challenge Cup organisers ERC have today announced the match officials for the 2007 European Challenge Cup quarter-finals on 30 / 31 March and 1...

  • ERC Announce Referees for Heineken Cup QFs

    Heineken Cup tournament organisers ERC have today announced the match officials for the 2007 Heineken Cup quarter-finals which kick-off at the end of March.

  • Stephenson stays on at Bath

    Bath utility back Michael Stephenson has signed a new contract that will keep him at the Rec for another three seasons. The 26-year-old has already...

  • Larrachea and Couzinet suspended

    Sale Sharks full-back and Biarritz lock David Couzinet have each been suspended for six weeks by the ERC disiplinary committee after being cited from the...

  • ERC hoping for a brighter future

    Heineken Cup chiefs hope a "positive solution" can be found following the decision by French clubs to boycott next season's tournament, but the prospects look...

  • Sale take the law into their own hands

    Sale Sharks have banned fly-half Daniel Larrechea for three weeks after he was cited over an incident in the Heineken Cup match with Ospreys.

  • Pountney departs Franklin’s Gardens

    Northampton Saints director of rugby Budge Pountney has left Franklin's Gardens six months ahead of schedule.

  • Allen extends his stay at Gloucester

    England centre Anthony Allen has expressed his enthusiasm and commitment to his club by pledging his future to Gloucester by signing a new two-year contract...

  • Heineken Cup Trophy Tour kicks off at spiritual home of Ru

    The 2007 Heineken Cup Trophy Tour started at the spiritual home of rugby union when it launched a 1,500-mile journey around England at Rugby School...

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