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Champions Cup Semi Final Previews: No Sleep ’til Edinburgh

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DUBLIN, IRL – I’m not going to sugarcoat it, last year’s European Rugby Champions Cup semifinals were horribly mediocre, about as run-of-the-mill as an IHOP steak or a fancy dinner at Applebee’s. Attendance figures were down and we unfortunately weren’t treated to the fireworks of a typical European semifinal. Hopefully this weekend’s semi finals between […]

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Champions Cup Quarterfinals Set Up Great Semis

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DUBLIN, IRL – And then there were four… A full weekend of European Rugby Champions Cup quarterfinal action unfolded last weekend across Europe showcasing the continent’s best clubs in four hard-fought matchups. Two days jampacked with top class rugby made for a spectacular weekend. In the fray of the action we witnessed spectacular tries, big […]

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Champions Cup QF Previews: European Cup Rugby Returns

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DUBLIN, IRL – Just two weeks after the end of the 2017 Six Nations, European championship rugby returns this weekend for the European Rugby Champions Cup quarterfinals. It’s safe to say that rugby gods have blessed us with an incredible amount of action over the last several weeks. If Andy Williams were a rugby fan then It’s […]

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Champions Cup Round 6 Review, Expert Panel Results

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DUBLIN, IRL – The European Rugby Champions Cup group stages ended with a bang last weekend as all 20 teams in the tournament fought for eight coveted spots in the quarterfinals. After all was said and done Clermont Auvergne, Munster, Saracens, Leinster, Wasps, Glasgow, Toulouse, and Toulon still stood in Europe’s elite competition, looking ahead […]

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Champions Cup Round 6 Preview, Panel Picks

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DUBLIN, IRL – After five thrilling rounds of group stage European rugby the stage is now set for the final round of pool fixtures before the knockout stages: Round 6 of the European Rugby Champions Cup. Leinster, Clermont, Saracens, and Munster i’ve already qualified through to the quarterfinals, Saracens the only of which yet to […]

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Has Canada Lost Cudmore for Good as Oyonnax Beckons?

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CASTRES, FRANCE – Jamie Cudmore has left the door ajar for a future approach from Canada, despite turning his back on a coaching role with the Canucks to sign a four-year playing-and-coaching deal with French outfit Oyonnax. Cudmore said: “It’s been a few months of to-and-fro but we’ve finally got ink on paper. “Oyonnax have a hugely […]

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