Heineken Cup

Marcus Smith: 'I learned a lot of lessons about myself'

Since lifting the Premiership title last summer, it has been a whirlwind for Marcus Smith and after a below-par Six Nations campaign by England, the Quins fly-half is targeting more silverware at club level.
6 April 2022

Brian O’Driscoll: Why he is backing Leinster, who can replace Johnny Sexton and ROG’s England admission

Exclusive: The Ireland legend chats to TRU about his predictions for this year's Heineken Champions Cup, who may step into Johnny Sexton's shoes + why he wasn't surprised by Ronan O'Gara's comments regarding the England job.
6 April 2022

PlayStation expert to expert playmaker: Ali Price’s mindset shift

Price admits his routine during the first lockdown consisted of gaming and sleeping all day, but the British and Irish Lion was able to "sort himself out" and take his career to the next level.
17 December 2021

Josh Beaumont Column: Taking our defence to another level will be key in La Rochelle

In his latest TRU column, Sale’s Josh Beaumont discusses the Sharks’ excellent recent form, the club’s impressive youngsters and the chance to reach the Heineken Champions Cup semi-finals.
9 April 2021

Match Report: Wasps 25-27 ASM Clermont Auvergne

Talking Rugby Union’s Joe Harvey was at the Ricoh Arena as Wasps hosted Clermont in their Round of 16 Champions Cup tie that saw Clermont progress to the quarter-finals next weekend.
3 April 2021

Ben Kay exclusive interview: Champions Cup provided a “great boost for the game”

In a year which has thrown up many challenges and with rugby also experiencing a difficult time, the return of the Heineken Champions Cup was a welcome tonic for the sport.
16 December 2020

Mike Haley: ‘We understand everything that comes with European rugby and Munster’

Mike Haley and Munster are enjoying their rugby at the moment but now the two-time Champions Cup winners are aiming to carry their exceptional Pro14 form into another European campaign.
11 December 2020

Without Steve Diamond, can Sale Sharks continue to shine?

With Steve Diamond’s abrupt exit from Sale taking everyone by surprise, will his departure destabilise the Sharks’ progress?
11 December 2020

Lawrence Dallaglio exclusive: Exeter are in the groove but the French sides will come again

With three successive bonus-point victories secured in the Gallagher Premiership, Exeter Chiefs will begin their defence of the Heineken Champions Cup on Sunday.
10 December 2020

Previewing the Heineken Champions Cup - Can Exeter retain their crown?

The Heineken Champions Cup will have a new format this year and Exeter Chiefs will be the favourites to keep hold of their European title.
7 December 2020

The rise of Joe Simmonds: The Exeter fly-half hoping to lead the Chiefs to glory

TRU has spoken to some of the the fly-half's former players and coaches about his rise to the top of club rugby as Exeter Chiefs target a double winning season.
16 October 2020

Conquering Europe: Can Exeter Chiefs take the next step in the Champions Cup?

Success in the Heineken Champions Cup hasn’t been forthcoming for Exeter Chiefs, but with the chance to reach the semi-final stage on Sunday, can Rob Baxter’s side really conquer Europe.
18 September 2020

The Saracens stories have returned and they face another test of character without Owen Farrell

Owen Farrell’s red-card against Wasps has left Saracens with an uphill battle to salvage anything from a turbulent campaign.
9 September 2020

Euro star Ashton hopes for strong 2020 with Sale

Speaking to TRU, Sale Sharks winger Chris Ashton says the team will have learnt a lot from their Heineken Champions Cup campaign as the competition’s record try-scorer looks ahead.
17 January 2020

Tom O’Flaherty: Exeter winger discusses his journey to one of Europe’s leading clubs

In an interview with Talking Rugby Union, Tom O’Flaherty talks through his route to Sandy Park, why it helped him developed as a player and the Chiefs’ aims for this season.
9 January 2020

Faf de Klerk was a star of the great South African show and now it’s time to shine for Sale

Faf De Klerk was highly influential in South Africa’s journey to glory in Japan and after experiencing the impact he and the Springboks have had on their nation, it is back to club duty for Sale’s World Champion.
23 November 2019

Ringrose and Larmour will be key to Leinster’s Euro bid

EPCR European Player of the Year nominees Garry Ringrose and Jordan Larmour are the men who can break down Saracens defence and help Leinster lift the Heineken Champions Cup for a record fifth time on Saturday, according to Brian O’Driscoll.
8 May 2019

How failure reset Toulouse on the path to success

From Cheslin Kolbe's dancing feet at the Rec to a Heineken Champions Cup semi-final. Toulouse's revival may yet have the perfect ending in Newcastle...
3 April 2019

What happened to the ruck?

Over the last couple of years, World Rugby has made welcome changes to protect player welfare, but one aspect that continues to cause debate is the ruck. TRU contributor Ali Stokes explains why...
22 January 2019

Heineken Champions Cup: Round Six Review

We now have our quarter-finalists for this year's Heineken Champions Cup and the last eight will include the likes of Edinburgh, Glasgow Warriors and Munster while Exeter Chiefs missed out on a place in the knockout stages.
21 January 2019