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Rugby union: talking points from the Champions Cup weekend action

2 months ago by The Guardian

Ross Byrne dominates for Leinster, Exeter can still make progress, and Maro Itoje returns for Saracens who stay on topThere is no stopping Leinster, that defeat at Toulouse proving a blip, and they will...

Leinster, Ulster and Edinburgh beat Top 14 heavyweights

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Leinster halted Toulouse's 12-match unbeaten run to replace them at the top of European Rugby Champions Cup Pool 1, while Ulster and Edinburgh also claimed big Top 14 scalps on Saturday. Toulouse had...

Champions Leinster move top after ending Toulouse’s unbeaten run

2 months ago by The Guardian

• Pool 1: Leinster 29-13 Toulouse• Holders close in on securing a home quarter-finalLeinster moved to the top of their Champions Cup group with a bonus point victory over previously unbeaten Toulouse...

Staking their claim: Bath vs Wasps

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Eddie Jones will surely have his eyes glued to this Champions Cup clash between Wasps and Bath.   A number of current and potential England Six Nations squad members will be in action as the England...

Our Picks For Champions Cup Quarters

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

With two rounds left in the group stage of the European Championship Cup, we thought we would give our predictions on who we think we will see qualify for the quarter-finals of the competition. The five...

Winners and Losers From This Weekend's Irish Derbies

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Ireland's opening 6 Nations match against England is only a few weekends away and with all 4 Irish Provinces going head to head we take a look who benefitted most from their performances this weekend.       Joey...

Le Roux to remain at Wasps

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Springbok and Wasps fullback Willie Le Roux will not be joining the Bulls from Wasps.     Le Roux missed a good portion of the English Premiership season while on Springbok duty this year...

Freddie Burns orchestrates Bath’s fruitful visit to Wasps

2 months ago by The Guardian

• Wasps 14-24 Bath• Bath achieve only second win in 13 gamesFreddie Burns engineered Bath’s precious 24-14 Gallagher Premiership victory at Wasps to achieve some redemption for his embarrassing blunder...

WATCH: Freddie Burns' Brilliant take on his try against Wasps

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

  Freddie Burns produced a man of the match performance as Bath claimed a 14-24 victory over Wasps at the Ricoh Arena.   Bath catch Wasps cold with a brilliant move! 🙌Freddie Burns crosses...

Champions Cup Highlights - Toulouse vs Wasps

3 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Toulouse make it 4 victories from 4 games to stay top of their Pool. they managed to get 5 tries to trump Wasps' 3 to come away with the BP win. Huget, Tekori, Ntamack and Dupont went over for the home...