Heineken Cup

Will Skelton eyeing more European glory with La Rochelle

If he isn't already, the towering lock is becoming one of the most decorated players in the Heineken Champions Cup and he is targeting more European success this term.
30 April 2023

Exeter 'creating a platform' for the future but all of a sudden, it is about the here and now

"Clearly you don’t get to a Heineken Cup semi-final if everything’s wrong" and after a campaign which looked to be petering out for Exeter, this particular Chiefs era could end in glory.
11 April 2023

Montpellier ‘win’ can galvanise Exeter to European semi-final

The Chiefs are 80 minutes away from the last four of the Heineken Champions Cup and after a season of ups and downs, there is a sense of opportunity at Sandy Park.
6 April 2023

Heineken Champions Cup: Will there be Gallagher Premiership representation in the last four?

With reports of more star names exploring the possibility of moving away from English rugby's top-flight combined with further concerns around financial situations, can Leicester, Exeter and Saracens be a shining light in Europe?
5 April 2023

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