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Rugby union: talking points from the European Champions Cup

1 month ago by The Guardian

Dan Robson’s display is silver lining for Wasps, Tadhg Beirne outmuscles Exeter while Saracens look Leinster’s biggest threatDan Robson’s performance for Wasps was one of the few shining lights on...

Get ready to make Maro Itoje the captain... and book Danny Cipriani on the flight to Portugal

1 month ago by Daily Mail - Sir Clive Woodward Column

SIR CLIVE WOODWARD: There is every chance Owen Farrell will be fit to face Ireland, but the first thing I would do as England coach is prepare Maro Itoje to captain in Dublin. ,

Champions Cup Team of the Week: Round 6

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

1. Cian Healy - Leinster Rugby The Ireland international was at his ball carrying best when he came on just after half time, Healy squatted away tacklers for fun on a series of rampaging runs to further...

Carbery sends Munster through and ends Exeter's lingering Champions Cup hopes

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Saracens and Racing 92 secured home quarter-finals in the Champions Cup but the hopes of Exeter Chiefs are over after defeat at Munster.       Munster booked their place in the last...

Edinburgh sink Montpellier to qualify for quarter-finals with Glasgow

1 month ago by The Guardian

• Edinburgh 19-10 Montpellier• Darcy Graham’s second-half try clinches Murrayfield battleEdinburgh sealed Heineken Champions Cup quarter-final places for themselves and Glasgow with a 19-10 victory...

Stop the distractions, Eddie Jones, Nowell at flanker? You're not coaching Japan, this is England! 

1 month ago by Daily Mail - Sir Clive Woodward Column

SIR CLIVE WOODWARD: Make no mistake, England are one of the few teams who can go to Ireland and win — but come on Eddie Jones, stop the distractions. ,

The Champions Cup Stat Leaders Ahead Of The Final Round

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

This weekend we see the Champions Cup head into the final pool stage round and we decided to take a closer look at those who are top performers in the competition right now.       While...

England squad named ahead of Ireland Test

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

England head coach Eddie Jones has named a 35-man squad to begin preparations to play Ireland in their opening Guinness Six Nations match in Dublin on 2 February 2019.           Props...

Champions Cup Round 5 in Numbers

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

EPC Rugby pick out some key statistics from last weekend’s Heineken Champions Cup games.   3: All three Irish provinces (Leinster Rugby, Munster Rugby and Ulster Rugby)...

Johan Ackermann: player fatigue could harm England’s Six Nations prospects

1 month ago by The Guardian

• ‘Jones must flinch every time the English teams play in Europe’• Johnny Sexton wins annual Rugby Union Writers’ Club awardEddie Jones has been warned he faces a struggle to keep his England...