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1dCillian O Conchuir

Sexton: Biggest test awaits Leinster in Bilbao

Leinster fly-half Johnny Sexton was able to look forward to a special occasion in Bilbao next month after helping the Irish province to a comfortable win over Scarlets in the Champions Cup semifinal in Dublin.

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4dESPN Staff

Weekend predictions: Champions, Challenge Cups

Following six months of intense continental competition the protagonists have been whittled down to just four teams in both the Champions and Challenge Cups.

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6dPA Sport

Scarlets boss unfazed by Aviva Stadium

Scarlets head coach Wayne Pivac says the choice of venue for Saturday's European Champions Cup semifinal against Leinster was "never going to bother us".

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7d

Weekend review: Player of the weekend, flop & more

It is all about the playoffs as the Aviva Premiership, PRO14 and Top 14 edged even closer to the finish flag. The Champions Cup and Challenge Cup may take centre stage this week but there is still plenty at stake after the latest round of games.

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9d

Benetton create history by stunning Leinster

Benetton stunned error-strewn Leinster as they made history by winning for the first time in Dublin, triumphing 17-15 at the RDS in the Guinness PRO14.

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14d

Weekend review: Player of the weekend, flop & more

It is now or never for many teams across European rugby's domestic competitions as teams battle it out for relegation and playoff positions in the Aviva Premiership, PRO14 and the French Top 14.

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17dPA Sport

Leinster ease past poor Zebre

James Lowe and Max Deegan scored two tries each as Leinster kept their Guinness Pro14 home semi-final hopes on track with a 41-6 bonus-point win over Zebre at the RDS.

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18dESPN Staff

O'Brien: I won't be shouting for Munster

Despite a possible European Rugby Champions Cup final meeting with Munster, Leinster and Ireland backrow Sean O'Brien won't be cheering for Munster in their semifinal clash with French Top 14 giants Racing 92 in two weeks.

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22dESPN Staff

Cullen accuses Saracens of targeting Sexton

Leinster head coach Leo Cullen has accused Saracens of targeting Johnny Sexton during his side's Champions Cup quarterfinal victory at the Aviva Stadium.

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22dESPN Staff

Leinster end Saracens' Euro defence

Leinster lived up to their favourites tag as they ended Saracens' Champions Cup defence with a 30-19 victory at the Aviva Stadium.

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23dPA Sport

Saracens ready for 'hot favourites' Leinster

Mark McCall insists Saracens will embrace the toughest assignment in European rugby when they face Leinster in the quarterfinals of the Champions Cup.

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24dMartyn Thomas

Toner hoping Leinster can ride Irish rugby's wave

Irish rugby is riding the crest of a wave that Leinster and Ireland lock Devin Toner hopes will wash away Saracens' Champions Cup hopes on Sunday.

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24dESPN Staff

Farrell wins Champions Cup fitness battle

England's Owen Farrell has been passed fit to start for Saracens in their Champions Cup quarterfinal against Leinster in Dublin.

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25dESPN Staff

Weekend predictions: Champions, Challenge Cups

ESPN's experts predict which teams are set for a big weekend, which players will shine and where your attention should be trained across all of the quarterfinals.

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27dESPN Staff

Sexton: Players better looked after in Ireland

Leinster fly-half Johnny Sexton believes the player welfare system in place in Ireland helps club and country as they push for honours.

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30dPA Sport

Evans helps Ospreys crush hapless Leinster

Full-back Dan Evans scored twice as the improving Ospreys celebrated a 32-18 PRO14 bonus-point victory over Leinster at the Liberty Stadium.

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33dPA Sport

Vunipola could miss Champions Cup quarterfinal

Billy Vunipola could miss Saracens' Champions Cup quarterfinal against Leinster after director of rugby Mark McCall revealed his fitness remains shrouded in doubt.

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34dPA Sport

Best, Kearney extend IRFU deals

Ireland captain Rory Best and fullback Rob Kearney have signed new contracts with the Irish Rugby Football Union until the 2019 World Cup.

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45dPA Sport

Scarlets earn last-gasp draw against Leinster

Fly-half Dan Jones kicked a last gasp penalty to secure Scarlets a dramatic 10-10 draw against PRO14 Conference B leaders Leinster at a rain-drenched Parc y Scarlets.

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58dPA Sport

Leinster put 10 tries past abysmal Kings

Ireland international Garry Ringrose made a successful return from ankle surgery as Leinster ran in 10 tries in a 64-7 PRO14 win over the Southern Kings at the RDS.

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65dPA Sport

Lowe double helps Leinster past Scarlets

Leinster moved three points clear of Scarlets at the top of the Guinness PRO14 Conference B standings after beating the Welsh side 20-13 at the RDS.

2018 RankingsEuropean Rugby Champions Cup

  • LEINS2nd
    TRIES SCORED 1st Saracens : 24 Tries Scored
    SARAC1st
    22
    24
  • POINTS DIFFERENCE
    1st 83 points