Heineken Cup

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

Top 3 Champions Cup Fixtures this weekend

The next two weeks in Europe will be extremely intriguing as the final two rounds of Heineken Champions Cup pool fixtures take place and Joe Harvey has selected three matches to keep an eye on this weekend.
11 January 2019

Toulon wary of 'impressive' Mata

Fijian No.8 Viliame Mata is the “talisman” that Toulon have to stop when Edinburgh Rugby visit the Stade Felix-Mayol on Heineken Champions Cup duty this weekend, according to home star Liam Messam.
11 January 2019

Champions Cup: Top 3 Fixtures - Round 3

European rugby returns as the third round of the Heineken Champions Cup takes centre stage and Joe Harvey has selected three 'must-watch' fixtures from this weekend's action.
7 December 2018

Champions Cup Review: Gameweek One

Joe Harvey brings you his review from the opening weekend of Heineken Champions Cup action including wins for Gloucester, Saracens and Newcastle Falcons.
16 October 2018

Champions Cup: Top 3 Fixtures This Weekend

As European rugby's elite club competition returns this weekend, TRU's Joe Harvey runs the rule over some of the standout fixtures from the opening round of this year's Heineken Champions Cup.
12 October 2018

Montpellier will be a real test for us - Socino

Argentinean international Juan Pablo Socino cannot wait to play against his brother Santiago and Newcastle Falcons later in the year, but for now, all of his focus is on making sure Edinburgh Rugby get off to a good start in the Heineken Champions Cup.
11 October 2018

Glasgow and Edinburgh preparing for their European adventures

With European rugby set to return in a couple of weeks, Scottish correspondent Gary Heatly attended the Heineken Champions Cup launch in Dublin and he chatted to both Glasgow and Edinburgh ahead of the new campaign.
27 September 2018

Twickenham Chosen for European Showcase

After all of the controversy, discussions and actions the European Rugby Champions Cup has been formed and the inaugural tournament’s showpiece event will be hosted by Twickenham Stadium.
12 August 2014

England Wait on Mako

Mako Vunipola faces a nervous 24-hour wait to discover whether he can play any part in England's three-Test New Zealand tour.
27 May 2014

Toulon Retain European Title

England World Cup winner Jonny Wilkinson signed off in style from the United Kingdom in his penultimate game before retirement as Toulon comfortably retained their European title.
25 May 2014