Heineken Cup

Talking Rugby Union at the Heineken Rugby Show

Here it is again, an early Christmas present courtesy of Talking Rugby Union and Heineken - the second episode of the Heineken Rugby Show.
20 December 2013

Davies Fears for Gloucester Hopes

Nigel Davies admitted Gloucester's Heineken Cup quarter-final hopes had suffered "a huge setback" after Pool Four rivals Edinburgh stunned them 16-10 at wet and windy Kingsholm.
16 December 2013

O'Shea Praises Team Ethic

Conor O'Shea acclaimed Harlequins' team ethic after completing a Heineken Cup double over Racing Metro despite operating on a far smaller budget.
16 December 2013

Cockerill Hails Defining Moment

Leicester director of rugby Richard Cockerill thinks his side's late win over Montpellier could be a defining moment in their Heineken Cup campaign.
16 December 2013

Tigers Claw to Vital Victory

Leicester left it very late to beat Montpellier as they snatched a vital 15-14 Heineken Cup win at the Stade Yves-du-Manoir.
15 December 2013

Gloucester Stunned by Edinburgh

Gloucester's Heineken Cup quarter-final hopes were left hanging by a thread after underdogs Edinburgh stunned them at Kingsholm.
15 December 2013

Quins Keep Alive hopes of Progress

Harlequins continued to snap at the heels of Clermont Auvergne as they kept alive their hopes of reaching the Heineken Cup quarter-finals by grinding Racing Metro into submission.
15 December 2013

Saints End Unbeaten Leinster Record

Leinster surrendered their unbeaten record in this season's Heineken Cup as Northampton Saints won a low-scoring but absorbing contest at the Aviva Stadium.
15 December 2013

Toulon sink Exeter

Heineken Cup champions Toulon regained their place at the top of Pool Two as two tries from wing Dave Smith set them on their way to a bonus point win over Exeter Chiefs.
14 December 2013

Farrell Inspires Nine-try Win

England fly-half Owen Farrell inspired Saracens to keep up the pressure at the top of Pool 3 in the Heineken Cup, inspiring his side to a 64-7 mauling of basement-boys Zebre.
14 December 2013

Heineken Preview- Jack Nowell Tipped for England

Exeter travel to France and reigning Heineken Cup champions Toulon this Saturday, for a return fixture of last weekend’s game at Sandy Park, and head coach Rob Baxter has backed the talented winger Jack Nowell as the man to solve England’s Six Nations selection dilemma.
12 December 2013

Rugby Union is Clean

The Rugby Football Union believes the English game has yet to be affected by spot-fixing but is determined to remain vigilant to prevent it occurring. An RFU official attended a summit with ministers in Whitehall on Tuesday morning to discuss corruption, as one of five major sports represented at the meeting.
12 December 2013

RFU Bust a Gut to Resolve Europe Crisis

The Rugby Football Union is confident European competition can be salvaged for next season with chief executive Ian Ritchie warning the alternative would be vastly inferior.
11 December 2013

Some Good News for Wales - Roberts Ready for Return

Welsh and British Lions star centre Jamie Roberts, who is currently applying his trade in France, looks set to make his first appearance in over three months when Racing Metro play Harlequins at the Twickenham Stoop on Sunday afternoon.
11 December 2013

Munster Top the Table in the Heineken Cup

Munster took control of Pool 6 in the Heineken Cup on Sunday with a commanding 36-8 destruction of a disappointing Perpignan at Thomond Park.
9 December 2013

Young Exeter Duo Excel in Narrow Loss to Champions Toulon

Exeter youngsters Jack Nowell and Henry Slade, both with standout performances, could not help their side to victory against reigning Heineken Cup champions Toulon at Sandy Park on Saturday.
9 December 2013

2013/2014 Heineken Cup Review - Round 3

The second weekend in December saw a return to the Heineken Cup, now with the Autumn Internationals no more than a distant memory, Europe’s top domestic teams clashed in the competition’s third round of fixtures.
9 December 2013

The Heineken Rugby Show 1 - Part 3

Here it is everyone, the third and final instalment of the first ever Heineken Rugby show.
31 October 2013

The Heineken Rugby Show 1 – Part 1

Talking Rugby Union have been long-time supporters of Heineken rugby, having worked closely with the Heineken Kinsale Sevens tournament since 2011.
29 October 2013

Saints Sail Past Ospreys

Northampton Saints cruised past the Ospreys on Sunday afternoon at Franklins Gardens, falling just short of a bonus point with a 27-16 victory.
22 October 2013