Heineken Cup

Saints

Northampton team to take on Castres

Northampton Saints director of rugby Jim Mallinder says that all of the attention this week at Franklin’s Gardens has been given to achieving a positive result in Castres this weekend.…

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Heineken and Amlin Challenge Cup Semi-Final draws

The semi-final draws for both the Heineken Cup and Amlin Challenge Cup will be conducted after the completion of the Round 6 matches of the tournaments on Sunday, 23 January.…

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London Irish 24 Ospreys 12

So London Irish ended their run of ten straight defeats – and the Ospreys ended their hopes of making it to the Heineken Cup quarter-finals, writes Rugby World Features Editor,…

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Leinster to win the Heineken Cup

Leinster’s display against Saracens on Saturday makes them major contenders for this year’s Heineken Cup title. After a frustrating performance in the Magners League game against the Ospreys the previous…

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Leinster 43 Saracens 20 – The Verdict

Saracens left the RDS with their tails between their legs yesterday as Leinster sent them packing with a six tries to three victory in howling winds, writes Rugby World’s Bea…

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Newport Gwent Dragons team to take on Toulouse

Newport Gwent Dragons have named their team to take on European champions Stade Toulousain in the Heineken Cup this Saturday at the Stade Ernest Wallon. There is a re-shuffle in…

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Stephen Ferris to start for Ulster v Biarritz

The Ulster team and replacements to face Biarritz tomorrow in the crucial Round 5 Heineken Cup pool game at Ravenhill (ko 3.30pm) has been named. There are just two changes…

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Cardiff Blues won’t appeal Richie Rees ban

Having received the written submission from the ERC regarding the 12-week ban imposed on Blues ccrum-half Richie Rees, Cardiff Blues will not be appealing against the decision. An independent Disciplinary…