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Heineken Cup Panel Picks Review

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BUFFALO, NY — Someday soon, #Rugby will have a unified calendar so we wont have situation like this. By that I mean less than a month after the Rugby World Cup, the Heineken Cup begins. Before we get to our picks, however, we’d be missing the mark if we didn’t bring up the perennial powerhouse, […]

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Heineken Cup Panel Picks and Notes

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Buffalo, NY — The experts are back a new year of the Heineken Cup. With so many players given extended breaks to recover from the Rugby World Cup, this first round will be extremely interesting. Let’s look at the pools and match-ups. • Pool 1: Leinster Rugby, Lyon, Northampton Saints, Benetton Rugby. • Pool 2: […]

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Heineken Champions Cup Round 2 Expert Predictions & Notes

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WESTWOOD, CA — The experts are back for round two of the Heineken Champions Cup kicking off today with the Leicester Tigers taking on Scarlets at Welford Road. Last week’s picks were set askew by the tie between Exeter and Munster, Toulouse’s win away against Bath, and by Newcastle’s fantastic victory over Toulon in southern […]

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Heineken Champions Cup Round 1 Expert Predictions, Notes

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European rugby finally returns today with as much excitement and fervor around the competition as there’s ever been. Reigning champions, Leinster, earned a record-tying 4th star last season after clinically waltzing through the competition and will open up the competition later today against Wasps in Dublin. After a few years of championship drought, the French […]

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Champions Cup Semis Preview: Bilbao Awaits Potential All-Pro14 European Decider

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Cover photo by Getty Images DUBLIN, IRL — This weekend’s European Rugby Champions Cup semi-finals are bound to be explosive. Scarlets, making their first attempt at a European semi-final in many years, have been fantastic to watch and want to prove their readiness for the big stage. Racing 92, finalists only three years ago, covet […]

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Knockout Spots on the Line in Champions Cup Fifth Round

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Dublin, IRL — With the holiday season officially over we turn our attention away from domestic derbies back to the European stage as the contentious final rounds of Champions Cup loom over the next two weekends. For many clubs this weekend’s Round 5 matches are do-or-die scenarios, their last shot at attaining a spot in […]

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