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Clermont too strong at home for Saracens

Sunday 25 January 2015

Clermont booked a home Champions Cup quarter final by beating English club Saracens 18-6 at Stade Marcel-Michelin
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Ulster end Leicester Tigers European hopes

Saturday 24 January 2015

Ulster knocked Leicester Tigers out of the European Rugby Champions Cup with a 26-7 victory at the Kinsgpan Stadium in Belfast on Saturday evening
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Racing Metro outplay Northampton Saints

Saturday 24 January 2015

Racing Metro earned a home European Rugby Champions Cup quarter final when they beat Northampton Saints 8-32 at Franklins Gardens
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Wasps face nervous wait after Leinster draw

Saturday 24 January 2015

Wasps face a nervous wait to see if they will qualify for the European Rugby Champions Cup quarter finals after they drew 20 all with Leinster at the Ricoh Arena.
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Harlequins thump Castres but fail to qualify

Saturday 24 January 2015

nglish club Harlequins scored 7 tries as they thumped Castres 19-47 at Stade Pierre Antoine but it was not enough to keep them alive in the European Rugby Champion Cup
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European Rugby cup pool ending tighter than ever

Saturday 24 January 2015

The European Rugby Champions and Challenge Cup final rounds are all set for an exciting finish as Europe's elite clubs ready themselves for either ecstasy or agony.
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Northampton edge closer to European Quarter finals

Sunday 18 January 2015

Northampton Saints moved closer to European Rugby Champions Cup quarter final qualification by beating the Ospreys 9-20 at the Liberty Stadium on Sunday.
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Bath give Toulouse their biggest home defeat

Sunday 18 January 2015

Bath gave Toulouse their biggest ever home defeat in the Champions Cup when they beat the French side 18-35 with a bonus point at Stade Ernest Wallon
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Wasps upset Harlequins at the Stoop

Saturday 17 January 2015

Wasps moved into second place in Pool 2 in the European Rugby Champions Cup after they beat Harlequins 3-23 at The Twickenham Stoop
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Leinster stay alive in Europe by beating Castres

Saturday 17 January 2015

Leinster kept their hopes of qualification for the European Rugby Champions Cup alive by beating Castres 50-8 at the RDS and taking maximum points from the clash.
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Clermont beat Sale to set up decider with Saracens

Saturday 17 January 2015

Clermont set up a final round decider against Saracens by beating Sale Sharks 13-22 at the AJ Bell Stadium in the European Rugby Champions Cup.
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Toulon smash Ulster to book European Qtr final

Saturday 17 January 2015

Current champions Toulon became the first team to reach the European Champions Cup quarter-finals when they powered to a 60-22 victory over Ulster at Stade Felix Mayol.
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Saracens kill off Munster's European title hopes

Saturday 17 January 2015

Saracens missed out on a bonus point but still managed to kill of Munster's hopes of reaching the quarter finals in the European Rugby Champions Cup with a 33-10 victory at Allianz Park.
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Leicester Tigers hammer Scarlets to stay alive

Friday 16 January 2015

Leicester Tigers kept their chances of reaching the European Rugby Champions cup quarter finals alive by thumping the Scarlets 40-23 and earning a bonus point victory at Welford Road.
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Make or break time for Europe’s elite rugby clubs

Friday 16 January 2015

All of the make-or-break questions surrounding European club rugby's tournaments will be answered when the decisive games in Rounds 5 and 6 of the Champions Cup and the Challenge Cup are played out over the next two tension-packed weekends.
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European Rugby Champions Cup Rd.5 teams

Friday 16 January 2015

The starting teams and replacements as well as the match officials and kick off times for this weekend's European Rugby Champions Cup Round 5 matches on Friday, Saturday and Sunday have been released.
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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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