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Toulouse may miss out on next season’s Champions Cup. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

This season’s Heineken Champions Cup cannot now be completed in July or August after the French prime minister Édouard Philippe ruled out “big sportin(...)

 Saracens’ celebrate with the trophy after beating Leinster in last year’s final. Photograph: Gary Carr/Inpho

Pool 1 Leinster Coach: Leo Cullen. Captain: Johnny Sexton. Last season: Runners-up. How they qualified: Pro 14 champions. Key man: Sexton is the(...)

Racing 92’s Simon Zebo during the Champions Cup clash with Ulster. Photo: James Crombie/Inpho

As ever, a Heineken Champions Cup weekend never fails to deliver its truckload of moments and talking points, whether it be vexed red cards (or lack o(...)

Racing 92’s French winger Teddy Thomas  celebrates with  Simon Zebo  after scoring a try against Ulster in Paris. Photograph:  Geoffrey Vand der Haselt/AFP/Getty

Peace process Exclusive: Nigel Owens nominated for Nobel Peace Prize following courageous intervention on behalf of Mikey Lowry after “the kid” was (...)

 EPCR director general Vincent Gaillard at the Heineken Champions Cup and  European Rugby Challenge Cup launch in  Dublin. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Back in 2014, when the unholy alliance between the English and French clubs were hell bent on dismantling the Dublin-based ERC, long established organ(...)

England’s Kyle Sinckler and Mako Vunipola tackle South Africa’s Franco Mostert during the second Test in Bloemfontein, South Africa. Photograph: AP Photo

The Eddie Jones era has been nothing if not educational for the Rugby Football Union. The idea was to hire the world’s most experienced coach, shower (...)

Leinster’s Jonathan Sexton is tackled by Munster’s Rory Scannell at the Aviva Stadium earlier this month. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Time was when nothing whetted the appetite quite like the return of what we knew and loved as the Heineken Cup. In its stead, the European Champions(...)

Mike Ford at the RDS last January where his side Bath lost to Leinster in the Champions Cup. Photograph: Stephen McCarthy/Sportsfile via Getty Images

Mike Ford is among several coaches to hold discussions with Leinster as the province looks for a defence coach to replace Kurt McQuilkin, who has dec(...)

Leicester Tigers’ Telusa Veainu goes past Joe Rokocoko of Racing 92 in their semi-final clash. Photo: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

The lowest attendance figures for a European Cup semi-final since Wasps and Northampton drew 16,186 to Coventry’s Ricoh Arena in 2007. The lowest atte(...)

Anthony Foley’s Munster could miss out on Champions Cup qualification. Photograph: Inpho

Munster are in a right fine mess. The bald facts are the Anthony Foley-led, indigenous coaching ticket has been damaged on the back of a season which (...)

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