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Heineken Cup

# heineken-cup - Tuesday 15 April, 2014

From The Score Munster stars visit sick kids in Limerick Hospital Visit This post contains images

Munster stars visit sick kids in Limerick Hospital

CJ Stander, Simon Zebo and Donncha O’Callaghan were just some of those in attendance.

# heineken-cup - Saturday 12 April, 2014

From The Score Habana marks return with try in Toulon comeback win Top 14

Habana marks return with try in Toulon comeback win

The South Afrcian was on form as Munster’s Heineken Cup semi-final opposition came from 20-9 down to prevail.

# heineken-cup - Thursday 10 April, 2014

From The Score European Rugby Champions Cup is born as Sky and BT reach TV rights agreement Peace

European Rugby Champions Cup is born as Sky and BT reach TV rights agreement

The Heineken Cup is no more as a new 20-team competition will take its place from next season on.

From The Score It looks like the European Rugby Champions Cup deal has finally been agreed RIP H Cup

It looks like the European Rugby Champions Cup deal has finally been agreed

The end for the Heineken Cup is all but confirmed.

# heineken-cup - Wednesday 9 April, 2014

From The Score Analysis: Leinster’s game plan comes up short against Toulon’s extreme power Analysis

Analysis: Leinster’s game plan comes up short against Toulon’s extreme power

Using GIFs and videos, we’ve examined the province’s kicking and attacking during the Heineken Cup quarter-final.

# heineken-cup - Tuesday 8 April, 2014

From The Score Leinster back to basics after ‘wake-up call’ against Toulon Pro12

Leinster back to basics after ‘wake-up call’ against Toulon

Head coach Matt O’Connor is keen that his side learn the lessons of their sub-par display in France.

From The Score Ulster’s Jared Payne set for hearing in Dublin after red card against Saracens Judgement

Ulster’s Jared Payne set for hearing in Dublin after red card against Saracens

Meanwhile, Munster say Casey Lualala will be in a cast for 10 days but should return for the semi-final against Toulon.

From The Score Analysis: Munster’s breakdown and mauling power give them a Heineken Cup shot Analysis

Analysis: Munster’s breakdown and mauling power give them a Heineken Cup shot

We’ve pulled out the GIFs and videos to examine the strength of Rob Penney’s men in dismantling Toulouse last weekend.

From The Score VIDEO: Ulster produce an emotional thanks to fans for Heineken Cup support Suftum

VIDEO: Ulster produce an emotional thanks to fans for Heineken Cup support

The Ravenhill faithful served up another memorable atmosphere during the quarter-final defeat to Saracens.

# heineken-cup - Monday 7 April, 2014

From The Score O’Mahony undergoes scan as Munster confirm broken hand for Laulala Injury Worries

O’Mahony undergoes scan as Munster confirm broken hand for Laulala

The province’s captain will learn the extent of his shoulder injury when he meets a specialist tomorrow.

From The Score Ulster’s woes grow as Pienaar and Best ruled out for at least six weeks Sick List

Ulster’s woes grow as Pienaar and Best ruled out for at least six weeks

Mark Anscombe’s side have also seen Andrew Trimble, Roger Wilson, John Afoa and Dan Tuohy ruled out of action.

From The Score Here’s what the French media are saying after the Heineken Cup quarter-finals Reaction

Here’s what the French media are saying after the Heineken Cup quarter-finals

We’ve taken a look at L’Équipe, Midi Olympique and Rugbyrama to discover the alternative viewpoint on the action.

From The Score Anscombe proud of ‘scrambling’ Ulster after enforced tactical reshuffle Payne Game

Anscombe proud of ‘scrambling’ Ulster after enforced tactical reshuffle

The New Zealander was forced to tear up his plans and start again after just four minutes against Saracens.

From The Score 5 things we learned from the Heineken Cup quarter-finals Then There Were 4

5 things we learned from the Heineken Cup quarter-finals

It was a rollercoaster weekend of rugby with plenty of ups in Thomond Park.

# heineken-cup - Sunday 6 April, 2014

From The Score O’Driscoll ends European odyssey in disappointment as Toulon prove too tough for Leinster Report

O’Driscoll ends European odyssey in disappointment as Toulon prove too tough for Leinster

The reigning champions always looked to be a step ahead of their predecessors today.

From The Score As it happened: Toulon v Leinster, Heineken Cup quarter-final Liveblog

As it happened: Toulon v Leinster, Heineken Cup quarter-final

Can Leinster bring a Heineken Cup semi-final to Dublin? Or will Munster have to head to Marseille.

From The Score Murray gives ‘special mention’ to his forwards after armchair ride against Toulouse Pack Power

Murray gives ‘special mention’ to his forwards after armchair ride against Toulouse

The Munster scrum-half says his pack ensured yesterday’s Heineken Cup clash was an enjoyable outing for Munster’s clinical backline.

From The Score Brian O’Driscoll and Jonny Wilkinson set for final showdown Last Man Standing

Brian O’Driscoll and Jonny Wilkinson set for final showdown

The Irish and English rugby legends meet in a last-man-standing clash at Stade Felix Mayol this afternoon.

From The Score Saracens defeat ‘will haunt Ulster players for the rest of our lives’ Hurt

Saracens defeat ‘will haunt Ulster players for the rest of our lives’

Ulster captain told his players that beating Saracens would have been a greater achievement than winning the World Cup, but it was not to be.

From The Score ‘You’d probably love to stay in Ireland and keep it an All-Ireland semi-final’ HCup

‘You’d probably love to stay in Ireland and keep it an All-Ireland semi-final’

Munster second row Paul O’Connell was thrilled by his side’s maul during yesterday’s victory over Toulouse in Limerick.

From The Score Shane Byrne: Leinster need to dominate trench warfare if they are to stun Toulon Column

Shane Byrne: Leinster need to dominate trench warfare if they are to stun Toulon

The former Leinster and Ireland hooker is leaning towards a home win for the reigning champions but hopes Matt O’Connor’s men can prove him wrong.

From The Score ‘We know what it takes’: Heaslip hoping to join Munster in semis with victory in Toulon Last Eight

‘We know what it takes’: Heaslip hoping to join Munster in semis with victory in Toulon

Leinster will have to topple the reigning champions to maintain an interest in the Heineken Cup.

# heineken-cup - Saturday 5 April, 2014

From The Score Incredible 14-man performance from Ulster comes up short against Saracens Report

Incredible 14-man performance from Ulster comes up short against Saracens

Jared Payne’s early red card turned the tide irreversibly in Saracens’ favour.

From The Score Payne challenge a yellow but red card ‘very harsh’, says Muller Reaction

Payne challenge a yellow but red card ‘very harsh’, says Muller

French referee Jerome Garces will not be welcome back at Ravenhill any time soon.

From The Score GIF: Jared Payne sent off for Ulster after only four minutes Controversy

GIF: Jared Payne sent off for Ulster after only four minutes

The New Zealand fullback was given his marching orders after taking out opposite number Andy Goode.

From The Score Clermont await the winner of Ulster and Saracens after taming Tigers 75 And Counting

Clermont await the winner of Ulster and Saracens after taming Tigers

The unbeaten run at Stade Marcel Michelin is now up to 75 matches.

From The Score Penney pays tribute to Thomond Park crowd as Munster deliver from 1 to 23 Satisfaction

Penney pays tribute to Thomond Park crowd as Munster deliver from 1 to 23

The Kiwi head coach says this afternoon’s performance ‘absolutely’ ranks as one of the finest during his time with Munster.

From The Score As it happened: Ulster v Saracens, Heineken Cup quarter-final Liveblog

As it happened: Ulster v Saracens, Heineken Cup quarter-final

We’re going minute-by-minute from the new Grandstand in Ravenhill as Ulster try to take their place in the semi-finals.

From The Score ‘We’d love to face Leinster next’ says delighted Paul O’Connell Paulie

‘We’d love to face Leinster next’ says delighted Paul O’Connell

Leinster would set up an all-Ireland last-four showdown with a win in France tomorrow.

From The Score Six-try Munster destroy Toulouse en route to Heineken Cup semi-final Marching On

Six-try Munster destroy Toulouse en route to Heineken Cup semi-final

Rob Penney’s men scored after only four minutes and never let up for a moment despite losing captain Peter O’Mahony to injury.

From The Score GIF: Keith Earls dives over for early try in rousing Munster victory Heineken Cup

GIF: Keith Earls dives over for early try in rousing Munster victory

The Limerick native got the home crowd roaring at Thomond Park.

From The Score As it happened: Munster v Toulouse, Heineken Cup Liveblog

As it happened: Munster v Toulouse, Heineken Cup

We went minute-by-minute as Rob Penney’s men looked to overcome a powerful French challenge in Thomond Park.

From The Score David Wallace: Result too tight to call but Munster will deliver best performance yet Heineken Cup

David Wallace: Result too tight to call but Munster will deliver best performance yet

The former Munster and Ireland flanker says Toulouse have been ‘on the radar’ ever since they thrashed his province in 1996.

From The Score Botha heads into scrum battle with Toulouse confident in Munster’s power Scrum Power

Botha heads into scrum battle with Toulouse confident in Munster’s power

The South African prop explains how the province has adapted to the demand for hooking and the removal of the hit.

From The Score Bit by bit Bowe and Ulster in better place to beat Saracens Interview

Bit by bit Bowe and Ulster in better place to beat Saracens

12 months on from their last meeting in Twickenham, the northern province welcome the Premiership leaders for a special night in Ravenhill.

From The Score Adrian Flavin: Heineken Cup rugby to Munster is like a red rag to a bull Column

Adrian Flavin: Heineken Cup rugby to Munster is like a red rag to a bull

The former Connacht hooker is clearing his weekend schedule for an intense weekend of European rugby action.

From The Score ‘Trimble, Henry and Ravenhill roar will help Ulster topple Saracens’ – Adam D’Arcy Column

‘Trimble, Henry and Ravenhill roar will help Ulster topple Saracens’ – Adam D’Arcy

Former Ulster fullback Adam D’Arcy gives his take on this afternoon’s Heineken Cup quarter final.

From The Score Toulouse v Munster: The previous meetings between giants of European rugby Souvenirs

Toulouse v Munster: The previous meetings between giants of European rugby

Despite their separate successful histories, the fixture has only been played four times in the Heineken Cup.

# heineken-cup - Friday 4 April, 2014

From The Score Shane Byrne: Pienaar and ‘world-class wrecking ball’ Ferris to see Ulster through Column

Shane Byrne: Pienaar and ‘world-class wrecking ball’ Ferris to see Ulster through

The former Leinster and Saracens hooker believes his old side will fall short at a sold-out Ravenhill on Saturday evening.

From The Score Here’s what the French media are saying about the Heineken Cup weekend ahead Le Rugby

Here’s what the French media are saying about the Heineken Cup weekend ahead

We’ve taken a look at the pages of Midi Olympique, L’Équipe and Rugbyrama to see what the other side are talking about.

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