Heineken Cup

Agen happy to be back in the big time

Agen happy to be back in the big time

Agen are back on the European stage after a three-year absence – and new signing Valentin Courrent is setting his sights on finally being part of a European title winning…

Raphael Ibanez’s verdict on the newcomers

Raphael Ibanez’s verdict on the newcomers

Three teams will make their Heineken Cup debuts at the weekend with Toulon, last season’s Amlin Challenge Cup finalists, the only one of the trio to enjoy home advantage in…

Marius Goosen - Benetton Treviso

Treviso and Aironi flying the flag

Marius Goosen is Benetton Treviso’s record points scorer – but now the former outside half is hoping to make his point as the assistant coach of the Italian club embarking…

Glasgow out to make their mark

Glasgow out to make their mark

Scottish teams can point to just one appearance in the Heineken Cup knock-out stages and Glasgow Warriors captain Ali Kellock accepts it is time for the Scots to make their…

London Irish are all the wiser

London Irish are all the wiser

London Irish have learnt their Heineken Cup lessons the hard way and head coach Toby Booth intends to turn that pain into the Exiles’ gain. The 2008 semi-finalists crashed out…

Toulon ready for Europe

Toulon ready for Europe

Toulon were one of the “nearly men” of Europe last season – Amlin Challenge Cup finalists and French Championship semi-finalists – and captain Joe van Niekerk believes the Heineken Cup…

CONNACHT STEP INTO UNKNOW – IN MATCH 93

CONNACHT STEP INTO UNKNOW – IN MATCH 93

Eric Elwood – Connacht Rugby’s record points scorer – faces his first Amlin Challenge Cup contest as the province’s new coach accepting they know precious little about their Round 1…

Bath's Luke Watson

Bath v Biarritz Heineken Cup preview

Luke Watson will lead Bath Rugby out to face Biarritz Olympique at The Recreation Ground on Sunday as something of a Heineken Cup novice – but singing the praises of…

Toulouse target fifth Heineken title

Toulouse target fifth Heineken title

The 16thseason of European club rugby’s elite tournament kicks-off on Friday and Toulouse will open the defence of their Heineken Cup crown in a “Clash of Champions” against London Wasps…

Byron Kelleher

Toulouse going for back to back titles

TOULOUSE TARGET A FIFTH TITLE The 16thseason of European club rugby’s elite tournament kicks-off on Friday and Toulouse will open the defence of their Heineken Cup crown in a “Clash…