champions cup

Best of the weekend: upsets aplenty set up tantalising final round across Europe

7 years ago by The Rugby Blog

Playoff race goes down to wire as Tigers and Chiefs win against the oddsWell, it’s a good job I’m not a betting man. Or, perhaps more honestly, this weekend showed why in the past I have been a...

James Scaysbrook to leave Exeter Chiefs for Hong Kong at the end...

7 years ago by Exeter Express & Echo

Exeter Chiefs flanker James Scaysbrook has announced he is moving to Hong Kong next season, ending his six-year stint in Devon. A key figure in the Chiefs' rise over the past few years, with 122 league...

The State of Play: who will finish where in Europe’s domestic leagues?

7 years ago by The Rugby Blog

As we approach the business end of the season, there is still all to play for in Europe’s three primary leagues. We’ve taken a look at how we think things will end up in terms of play-off places,...

Franco Van der Merwe all fired-up for a battle with Paul O'Connell in PRO12 clash

7 years ago by Belfast Telegraph: Rugby

By Jonathan Bradley – 08 May 2015The Irish captain, fit again after a shoulder complaint, won't be going to quite such lengths to understand any shouts to the sideline...

Medics at Leinster investigating Cian Healy's neck injury

7 years ago by Irish Independent

Leinster have concerns over a neck injury which Cian Healy sustained in Leinster's Champions Cup semi-final defeat to Toulon.

Toulon win third European title in a row

7 years ago by Breaking : Rugby

Toulon made rugby union history at Twickenham as they clinched a hat-trick of European titles by defeating fellow French heavyweights Clermont Auvergne 24-18 in the Champions Cup final.

Toulon owner renews O’Connell rumours

7 years ago by Breaking : Rugby

Toulon’s multi-millionaire owner Mourad Boudjellal has breathed life back into the rumours of a possible move to France for Ireland captain Paul O’Connell.

Former Bath Rugby player Nick Abendanon voted EPCR European...

7 years ago by Bath Chronicle

Former bath player Nick Abendanon has been crowned European Player of the Year. The ASM Clermont Auvergne full-back put in some dazzling displays and scored four tries as he helped his side to the inaugural...

Abendanon wins European player award

7 years ago by BBC Rugby News

Clermont full-back Nick Abendanon has been named European Player of the Year. The 28-year-old helped his French club to the final of the European Rugby Champions Cup, scoring a fine solo try...

Nick Abendanon wins Europe's player of year, but will Stuart Lancaster pick him for World Cup?

7 years ago by Telegraph Rugby News

England face heading into the Rugby World Cup with neither the 2015 European player of the year nor the 2014 winner in their ranks after Clermont full-back Nick Abendanon was awarded the honour by European...