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Saracens beat Ulster to book Heineken Cup semi

Tuesday 8 April 2014

Saracens booked a place in the Heineken Cup semi-finals when they beat Ulster 15-17 at Ravenhill in their quarter final.
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Clermont knock Leicester Tigers out of Europe

Sunday 6 April 2014

Clermont held off a spirited Leicester Tigers team to win their quarter final 22-16 at Stade Marcel-Michelin and book a place in the Heineken Cup Semi-finals.
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Six try Munster down Toulouse to book Semi-final

Sunday 6 April 2014

Munster booked a place in the Heineken Cup semi-finals when they beat Toulouse 47-23 at Thomond Park on Saturday.
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Drug Test shock for Clermont in Heineken Cup

Friday 4 April 2014

Clermont's entire rugby union squad were drug tested on Thursday morning before the French Top 14 side meet English club Leicester in the Heineken Cup quarter-finals on Saturday.
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Heineken Cup Quarter final teams announced

Friday 4 April 2014

The teams, kick off times, venues and match officials have been announced for this weekend's Heineken Cup quarter finals on Saturday and Sunday.
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Wilkinson set to return for Heineken Cup Qtr-final

Wednesday 2 April 2014

England's 2003 Rugby World Cup winning fly-half Jonny Wilkinson is set to return to the starting line-up for holders Toulon in Sunday's Heineken Cup quarter-final match against three-time winners Leinster.
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McAlister doubtful for Toulouse's clash with Munster

Wednesday 2 April 2014

Former All Blacks fly-half Luke McAlister remains in doubt for Toulouse's Heineken Cup quarter-final clash with Munster in Ireland at the weekend according to coach Guy Noves.
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ERC payment delay adds to doubts over future

Thursday 6 February 2014

The future of the Heineken Cup was put in further doubt on Wednesday evening when officials refused to release payments owed to competing clubs.
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Heineken Cup quarter-final fixtures confirmed

Tuesday 28 January 2014

The fixtures for the Heineken Cup quarter-finals have been confirmed for the 2013/4 season with three matches being held on a Saturday and one on a Sunday.
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Heineken Cup quarter finals confirmed

Monday 20 January 2014

The 2013/4 Heineken Cup quarter finalists have been confirmed following the sixth round of the Heineken Cup pool phase.
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Clermont down Racing to book Tigers qtr final

Sunday 19 January 2014

Clermont Auvergne booked a home Heineken Cup quarter final against Leicester Tigers when they beat Racing Metro 28-3 at Stade Marcel-Michelin on Sunday.
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Harlequins book Amlin qtr final with Scarlets victory

Sunday 19 January 2014

Harlequins secured a place in the Amlin Challenge Cup quarter finals thanks to a late penalty which gave them a 20-22 victory over the Scarlets at Parc y Scarlets on Sunday.
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Munster clinch home Qtr final with Edinburgh victory

Sunday 19 January 2014

Former champions Munster clinched a home Heineken Cup Quarter final when they beat Edinburgh 38-6 with a bonus point at Thomond Park on Sunday.
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Gloucester down Perpignan & qualify for Qtr finals

Sunday 19 January 2014

Gloucester secured a place in the Amlin Challenge Cup quarter finals when they beat Perpignan 18-36 in their final Heineken Cup Pool Six clash at Stade Aime Giral on Sunday.
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Ulster finish top with Leicester Tigers victory

Saturday 18 January 2014

Ulster finished top of the seeds and secured a home Heineken Cup quarter final at Ravenhill against Saracens when they upset Leicester Tigers 19-22 at Welford Road on Saturday.
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Toulon secure home quarter final with Glasgow win

Saturday 18 January 2014

Heineken Cup champions Toulon secured a home quarter final when they beat Glasgow 8-15 at Scotstoun Stadium on Saturday.
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Heineken Cup

The European Rugby Cup (known as the Heineken Cup because of the tournament's sponsorship by Heineken) is an annual rugby union competition involving leading club, regional and provincial teams from six International Rugby Board (IRB) nations in Europe: England, France, Ireland, Italy, Scotland and Wales.

Romania competed in the first year of the competition only.

The competition is organised by the European Rugby Cup, who are also responsible for the secondary championship, the European Challenge Cup.

It is one of the most prestigious trophies in the sport. The tournament was launched in the European summer of 1995 on the initiative of the then Five Nations committee to provide a new level of professional cross-border competition.

It is sponsored by Dutch brewing company Heineken International (it is known as H-Cup in France because of alcohol advertising restrictions).

Each European nation has a different qualifying system, though in total, 24 teams contest the pool stages in six pools of four.

According to performances, the number of clubs from each nation changes. The tournament is held from October to May, with various stages scheduled around domestic club competitions.

The 2007-08 tournament was won by Ireland's Munster, who beat Toulouse of France 16–13 in the final at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff.

Toulouse have been the most successful team, winning the competition three times. Leicester Tigers have won the tournament twice and are the only team to have won the tournament two years in succession.

Past Winners

2008/09: Leinster
2007/08: Munster
2007/08: Munster
2006/07: Wasps
2005/06: Munster
2004/05: Toulouse
2003/04: Wasps
2002/03: Toulouse
2001/02: Leicester
2000/01: Leicester
1999/00: Northampton
1998/99: Ulster
1997/98: Bath
1996/97: Brive
1995/96: Toulouse

Source - Wikipedia

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