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This year’s Champions Cup final will be played in Bilbao. Photograph: Inpho

State of Play Saturday’s Champions Cup final between Leinster and Racing 92 will be held at the rebuilt 53,000-seater San Mamés Stadium in Bilbao. Th(...)

Racing 92’s  Juan Imhoff  runs with the ball during the French Top 14 rugby union match between Racing 92 and SU Agen, at La Rabine Stadium in Vannes, western France, last Saturday. Photograph: Fred Tanneau/AFP/Getty Images

While the loss of captain, playmaker and primary goalkicker Maxime Machenaud has dominated the headlines regarding Racing 92 since they disposed of Mu(...)

Fear of further failure fuelled Leinster’s Heineken Cup victory over Leicester in 2009. File photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Leinster never needed to lose a final to learn how to win a final. There had been enough suffering by the time we got to Murrayfield in 2009. Leo Cul(...)

Leinster players Scott Fardy and Tadhg Furlong are on the shortlist for European Player of the Year. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

Champions Cup finalists Leinster and Racing 92 have dominated the shortlist for the EPCR European Player of the Year 2018 award. Scott Fardy is one o(...)

Teddy Thomas scores a try for Racing 92 in their Champions Cup semi-final win over Munster. Photo: Nicolas Tucat/Getty Images

It had just gone 21 minutes when Teddy Thomas took on the ball in a right channel and turned in field side stepping and gliding through the thin red l(...)

Racing 92 winger Teddy Thomas  passes the ball to his captain Maxime Machenaud to score their third  try in the Champions Cup semi-final at the Stade  Chaban-Delmasin Bordeaux. Photograph: Nicolas Tucat/AFP/Getty Images

Racing 27 Munster 22 Something of a Groundhog Day for Munster. This sixth successive semi-final defeat in the European Champions Cup was as anti-clim(...)

Billy Holland: will be making his 14th European start in a row when he lines up against Racing 92 in Bordeaux. Photograh: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

If at first you don’t succeed and all that. Time was when Billy Holland could scarcely get a look in, what with some fella called O’Connell on the sce(...)

Racing 92 supporters cheer during the  Champions Cup final against  Saracens at the Stade de Lyon in  May, 2016. Photograph:  David Rogers/Getty Images

Beyoncé and Jay Z will put Dan Carter and Racing 92 out of the U Arena on May 5th. Paris can always attract a bigger superstar and Jacky Lorenzetti ha(...)

Racing 92’s Donnacha Ryan celebrates after his side’s victory over Clermont Auvergne in the Champions Cup semi-final at Stade Marcel-Michelin. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Clermont Auvergne 17 Racing 92 28 Racing 92 recovered from a shaky start to beat fellow French club Clermont 28-17 away and secure a Champions Cup se(...)

Racing 34 Munster 30 A surreal setting for a slightly surreal game. Munster had more than enough of it, and certainly more than enough chances, but w(...)

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