Saracens keep stars under wraps
CHAMPIONS CUP: YOUR TEAM-BY-TEAM WEEKEND GUIDE
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Edinburgh captain Greig Laidlaw hailed the record-breaking Murrayfield crowd for helping them over the line in their “exhausting” Heineken Cup win over four-times champions Toulouse.
Mon, 09 Apr, 2012
Edinburgh will be aiming to become the first Scottish team to qualify for the Heineken Cup semi-finals as they host Toulouse today.
Sat, 07 Apr, 2012
Triple Grand Slam winner Gethin Jenkins has set his sights on extending Wales’ upward curve Down Under this summer.
Mon, 19 Mar, 2012
Matthew Rees believes France will attempt to “bully” and “irritate” Wales as they attempt to claim the Grand Slam.
Sat, 17 Mar, 2012
France coach Philippe Saint-Andre has made five changes and one positional switch for Saturday’s RBS 6 Nations clash against Wales in Cardiff.
Thu, 15 Mar, 2012
IN A game that was always about a performance, not the result, Connacht fulfilled their brief.
Mon, 16 Jan, 2012
THERE is a bit of a way to go yet for Connacht, who suffered stage-fright in the face of high-quality opposition at Saturday night’s historic Heineken Cup clash at the Sportsground.
Mon, 21 Nov, 2011
HEINEKEN Cup champions Toulouse booked a semi-final date with 2009 winners Leinster in Dublin after a thrilling 27-20 extra-time victory over Biarritz at Estadio Anoeta yesterday.
Mon, 11 Apr, 2011
Sat, 09 Apr, 2011
A SLOPPY first-half defensive showing from Glasgow at Firhill allowed holders Toulouse to take control of Pool Six in the Heineken Cup.
Sat, 11 Dec, 2010
WASPS head coach Tony Hanks was proud of his players after the London club came close to pulling off a shock victory at the reigning Heineken Cup champions.
Mon, 11 Oct, 2010
ARGENTINA bounced back from their home series defeat by Scotland in style with a record thrashing of Six Nations champions France in Buenos Aires.
Mon, 28 Jun, 2010
HE may have looked strangely subdued come the final whistle in Paris on Saturday, but Toulouse coach Guy Noves livened up somewhat when praising his team after they recorded a record fourth Heineken Cup triumph.
Mon, 24 May, 2010
Toulouse coach Guy Noves has decided to go with David Skrela at out-half against Leinster in the Heineken Cup semi-final on Saturday.
Fri, 30 Apr, 2010
BYRON KELLEHER has warned three-time Heineken Cup champions Toulouse to raise their level of performance despite a crushing 42-16 quarter-final win over rivals Stade Francais at Le Stadium yesterday.
Mon, 12 Apr, 2010
BYRON KELLEHER admits Toulouse are still smarting from their 2008 Heineken Cup defeat to Munster as they chase a fourth European title.
Mon, 12 Oct, 2009
DANNY CIPRIANI has been left out of England’s squad for the summer Test series against Argentina – but there is a recall for 2003 World Cup-winning hooker Steve Thompson.
Wed, 20 May, 2009
ENGLAND romped to their most emphatic victory over France since the glory days of 2003 as Martin Johnson’s under-fire side enjoyed a staggering return to form at Twickenham.
Mon, 16 Mar, 2009
ENGLAND boss Martin Johnson yesterday warned his ill-disciplined players he is ready to wield the axe ahead of next week’s RBS 6 Nations clash with France.
Thu, 05 Mar, 2009
FRANCE go into their opening RBS Six Nations match against Ireland on Saturday week with little experience at half-back after Jean-Baptiste Elissalde was surprisingly omitted from their trimmed-down 23-man squad.
Thu, 29 Jan, 2009
FREDERIC Michalak’s omission from the 30-strong France training squad for the Six Nations is neither a surprise nor a shock as the French rugby establishment opt once again to shun his mercurial talents for more predictable playmakers.
Thu, 22 Jan, 2009
Maleili Kunavore and Thierry Dusautoir got the nod over Florian Fritz and Yannick Nyanga, repsectively, in the most contentious selection issues for Toulouse ahead of the Heineken Cup final against Munster on Saturday.
Fri, 23 May, 2008
Tomas O'Leary has held off the considerable claims of Peter Stringer to start beside Ronan O'Gara at half-back in the Munster side to play Toulouse in the Heineken Cup final at The Millennium Stadium on Saturday.
Fri, 23 May, 2008
Guy Noves has announced a 25-player squad from which the team to face Munster on Saturday at the Millennium Stadium will be selected on Friday.
Tue, 20 May, 2008
France have chosen a new-look half-back partnership of Pierre Mignoni and David Skrela for their RBS 6 Nations Championship opener against Italy in Rome’s Stadio Flaminio on Saturday.
Tue, 30 Jan, 2007
NEW Zealand head coach Graham Henry believes the 47-3 mauling of France shows his side are in perfect shape for next year’s World Cup.
Mon, 13 Nov, 2006
Tommy Bowe and Paul Steinmetz have proved their fitness for Ulster's Heineken Cup tie with Toulouse at Ravenhill on Sunday.
Fri, 20 Oct, 2006
COLIN CHARVIS has been dropped by Wales coach Scott Johnson as one of three personnel changes for the final RBS Six Nations Championship clash against France on Saturday.
Thu, 16 Mar, 2006
France have named Dimitri Yachvili and Sylvain Marconnet in their starting line-up for their crunch RBS Six Nations Championship clash with England at the Stade de France on Sunday.
Wed, 08 Mar, 2006
FRANCE coach Bernard Laporte has recalled hooker Dimitri Szarzewski to his 22-man squad to play England in the Six Nations tournament at the Stade de France on March 12.
Thu, 02 Mar, 2006
FRANCE coach Bernard Laporte’s quixotic attitude to selection saw him make three changes to the team that beat Ireland 43-31 for Saturday’s Six Nations clash with Italy at the Stade de France.
Thu, 23 Feb, 2006
EXPERIENCED duo Thomas Castaignede and Serge Betsen have been drafted back into the France squad as coach Bernard Laporte looks toward their RBS Six Nations Championship match against Italy.
Thu, 16 Feb, 2006
Experienced duo Thomas Castaignede and Serge Betsen have been drafted back into the France squad as coach Bernard Laporte looks at his options ahead of their RBS 6 Nations Championship match against Italy.
Wed, 15 Feb, 2006
France coach Bernard Laporte has made five changes to his team for Saturday’s RBS Six Nations Championship clash with Ireland in Paris and brought back veterans Raphael Ibanez and Olivier Magne.
Thu, 09 Feb, 2006
France head coach Bernard Laporte has named a 28-man squad for Saturday’s RBS 6 Nations Championship clash with Ireland in Paris.
Mon, 06 Feb, 2006
Frederic Michalak has been named in France’s team to play Scotland in this weekend’s RBS 6 Nations clash at Murrayfield.
Tue, 31 Jan, 2006
France have opted to keep faith with the majority of the squad that did so well during the second half of 2005 as they go in search of glory at the RBS 6 Nations.
Mon, 23 Jan, 2006
Ireland's Trevor Brennan will be in the second row for last year's beaten finalists Toulouse at Llanelli Scarlets in the Heineken Cup's Pool 3 tomorrow night.
Thu, 21 Oct, 2004