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European Wrap: Irish eyes smiling after super Saturday Guinness PRO14 teams provided plenty of reason to cheer on the first Saturday of European action as the Champions Cup and Challenge Cup returned to the.

Netherlands book Euro 2020 berth after Davis penalty miss for Northern Ireland No goals at Windsor Park tonight.

Old Christians Club Crowned 2019 Uruguayan Champions Old Christians Club defeated Montevideo rivals Old Boys 43-13 today to be crowned the 2019 Uruguayan champions. The final was a match packed with Uruguayan test players and was the ending of an era as attention turns to professionalism beginning in 2020.

Portugal Down Chile in Thriller In what was a thrilling encounter Portugal downed Chile 23-18 this afternoon in Santiago. Both teams scored two tries each though Portugal would come out winners by scoring an intercept try to go ahead five minutes from full-time. Chile opened the match with a 1st minute penalty.

Comfortable win in Baku sets Wales up for crunch Euro 2020 qualifier on Tuesday First-half goals from Kieffer Moore and Harry Wilson were enough for Wales in Baku.

England: The Year Ahead The wheel of international rugby turns very quickly.

McGettigan shoots 0-6 as Donegal champions book spot in Ulster decider Naomh Conaill saw off Monaghan’s Clontibret in this evening’s semi-final.

'You can never take for granted getting five points away from home' Munster yielded a maximum return from a far from perfect display.

Clermont hammer Harlequins CHAMPIONS CUP REPORT: Clermont fired out a warning to the rest of their Champions Cup rivals as they overpowered Harlequins 53-21 in Pool Three at Parc des Sports Marcel Michelin.

Leo Cullen happy as season starts all over again with bonus-point win We went away to France in round two last year and got beaten… We go away to Lyon this year and can we be better?’.

'We went away to France in round two last year and got beaten by Toulouse' - Leinster boss wants to avoid another French pantsing Leinster head coach Leo Cullen hailed his returning international contingent after their 33-19 bonus point victory over Benetton Rugby in their Heineken Champions Cup Pool One opener.

Rob Baxter: 'It's as if the machine is back and purring' Exeter Chiefs director of rugby Rob Baxter insists the "machine is purring again" after his side opened their European Champions Cup campaign with a 31-12 bonus point victory at La Rochelle. The Chiefs scored tries through Dave Dennis, Tom O'Flaherty, Henry Slade and Sam Simmonds with Joe Simmonds kicking 11 points.

Munster too good for Ospreys CHAMPIONS CUP REPORT: Munster were made to battle until the 85th minute before eventually securing all five points against a dogged Ospreys side in a 32-13 European Champions Cup Pool Four victory in Swansea.

Munster claim classic European bonus-point win after the clock turns red James Cronin’s try with the last play of the match seals the deal in Swansea.

Munster make short work of Ospreys in Champions Cup opener Munster opened their Heineken Champions Cup campaign with a 32-13 bonus point victory over Ospreys at the Liberty Stadium. Tries from Jeremy Loughman, Keith Earls, Andrew Conway, and James Cronin, along with 12 points from the boot of Tyler Bleyendaal was enough to get Munster over the line.

Clermont crush Harlequins in Champions Cup opener Harlequins suffered a heavy defeat in their Heineken Champions Cup opener at Clermont Auvergne on Saturday, losing 53-21. The excellent Alivereti Raka and Peceli Yato scored two tries apiece in a dominant display from the three-time finalists, who were making their return to the competition after failing to qualify for last season's tournament.

Eddie Jones suffers Twickenham defeat as Barbarians boss England coach Eddie Jones' spell at the helm of the Barbarians was an unsuccessful one as his team lost 33-31 to Fiji at Twickenham. Mathieu Bastareaud and Andre Esterhuizen provided early tries for the Baa-Baas, but Fiji claimed a first-half lead with Enele Malele and Teti Tela both adding converted tries to the scoreboard.

Conor O'Shea steps down as head coach of Italy O’Shea last game in charge was the a defeat to South Africa in the World Cup.

Stubborn Ospreys effort forces Munster to deliver late, late bonus point win Jeremy Loughman scored and created a brilliant try on his first European start, but James Cronin’s late try could prove invaluable.

Ayrshire Bulls 32 - 27 Boroughmuir: Bulls too strong for Bears Bulls overpowered the Bears to post their first win in the new Fosroc Super 6 competition, and added a bonus point for good measure.

Loughman Inspires Munster To Dramatic Bonus-Point Win In Wales Munster recorded a rare away win in the Heineken Champions Cup following a dramatic bonus-point victory over Ospreys at the Liberty Stadium. Just when it seemed the fourth try was out of their reach, Munster piled 12 players into their final maul with the clock in the red and James Cronin touched the ball down in dramatic fashion.

Galway, Kerry and Kilkenny clubs amongst the winners on hectic day of activity Oughterard, Kilmaine and Blackhill won provincial football club titles today.

O'Shea steps down as Italy head coach NEWS: Conor O'Shea's stint in charge of Italy has officially ended after Alfredo Gavazzi, president of the Italian Rugby Federation, informed Saturday's federal council meeting in L'Aquila that he would be leaving with immediate effect.

How a short Dublin walk felt like a millions miles on Saturday for one set of Leinster brothers The Irish province got their latest Champions Cup campaign up and running against an easy on the eye Benetton on a day of mixed emotions for one family in D4.

Cullen challenges 'far from perfect' Leinster to improve The head coach admitted his team will need to be better after conceding three tries at home to Benetton.

O’Shea steps down as Italy head coach Conor O’Shea believes he has left Italian rugby in a better place after stepping down as head coach. The Irishman won nine of his 40 matches in charge of.

Simmonds brothers lead Exeter to rampant victory at La Rochelle Joe Simmonds kicked expertly and his brother Sam scored the bonus-point try as Exeter cruised to a 31-12 win against La Rochelle.

Awesome Raka runs riot for Clermont Alivereti Raka once again underlined his potential with a two-try performance as Clermont Auvergne eased past Harlequins in the Champions Cup. The France.

McFarland knows Clermont will punish Ulster if they cough up possession Ulster coach says his side must tighten up ahead of next week’s clash in Belfast.

Ringrose hat-trick sinks Benetton CHAMPIONS CUP REPORT: Ireland centre Garry Ringrose bagged his first career hat-trick as Leinster set down a marker in Pool One with a 33-19 triumph over plucky Benetton. Ringrose had been the star of the opening period after bagging a brace of tries which set his side on the path to victory.

Jonah Holmes scores four tries as Leicester cruise past Pau Tigers' new campaign in the Gallagher Premiership has been pretty miserable, but the European Challenge Cup proved a useful diversion on Saturday.

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Garry runs rings around Benetton as Leinster triumph There was no World Cup hangover for one of Ireland's starters in their quarter-final hammering by New Zealand as he put Benetton to the sword in Dublin.

Exeter smash La Rochelle CHAMPIONS CUP REPORT: A clinical display of attacking rugby from Exeter Chiefs was enough to secure them all five points on the road against La Rochelle after a comfortable 31-12 win in Champions Cup Pool Two.

Faugheen wins at Punchestown as Klassical Dream upset by Sadlier The 2015 Champion Hurdle Winner got off to a winning start over fences.

Exeter secure bonus point win at La Rochelle The Chiefs' have failed to deliver in the Champions Cup, their European form often a shadow of their Premiership power, but they started their latest campaign in fine style in France.

No World Cup ring-rust as Ringrose hat-trick sets Leinster rolling Johnny Sexton’s celebration after scoring the bonus-point try was telling.

Conor O'Shea bails out of Italian job with immediate effect With Franco Smith contracted to take up a role in Italy in 2020, rumours had been swirling around the Irishman's position and he has now officially left.

Ringrose runs riot as Leinster start fast in Europe Garry Ringrose laid down an early marker ahead of next year's Guinness Six Nations with a terrific treble for Leinster on the first Saturday of European action.

Fiji hold off a late Barbarians comeback to win thriller Fiji held of a late surge from Eddie Jones' Barbarians to win a thriller in Rory Best and Tendai Mtawarira final internationals.

Super Ringrose Inspires Leinster To Bonus Point Win Over Stubborn Benetton Sean McMahon reporting from the RDS. Leinster began their quest for a record-breaking fifth Champions Cup title off to the best possible start as they swatted away a stubborn and brave Benetton side at the RDS to emerge with a bonus-point victory.

Ringrose hat-trick the highlight as sluggish Leinster make winning start to Champions Cup campaign Leo Cullen’s side had some frustrating moments at the RDS against an ill-disciplined Benetton team.

Ruthless Ireland U19s put 13 past Gibraltar Tom Mohan’s side now need to beat hosts Austria to have a chance of going through to the elite qualifying round.

Watch: Stunning Stockdale effort saves Ulster Bath came incredibly close to snatching the win away from Dan McFarland’s men.

Cooney shines in European action Ireland scrum-half John Cooney scored 12 points and pulled the strings as Ulster got their Champions Cup campaign off to a strong start with a dramatic.

LIVE: Ospreys v Munster, European Rugby Champions Cup Can Munster heap more misery on Ospreys? Join us for minute-by-minute coverage of the action in Swansea.

Barbarians 31-33 Fiji: John Dyer scores 'sublime' try as Fiji win thrilling game - BBC Sport Man of the match John Dyer scores a "sublime" try during Fiji's 33-31 win over Barbarians at Twickenham.

Fiji edge Bok-laden Barbarians MATCH REPORT: Two tries from South African World Cup winner Makazole Mapimpi were not enough as Fiji recorded their first win over the Barbarians in 49 years winning a thrilling encounter 33-31 at Twickenham on Saturday.

Eddie Jones implies he lost 'vigorous selection debate' that cost England in RWC final England head coach Eddie Jones has further elaborated on the week leading up to the Rugby World Cup final in Yokohama, suggesting some blame may lie on other members of his coaching staff for selections. Jones, who was coaching the Barbarians for their Twickenham game with Fiji, was speaking to the BBC prior to game when he made the comments.

Shamrock Rovers members vote to accept Dermot Desmond investment Desmond’s investment, reported to be worth €2 million, was overwhelmingly approved at Saturday’s AGM in Tallaght Stadium.

Dave Rennie hails ‘the big men’ who put in a shift for Glasgow Glasgow coach Dave Rennie was a relieved man after seeing his side hold out for a hard-fought 13-7 win over Sale Sharks at Scotstoun.

Heineken Champions Cup: John Cooney relieved as Ulster beat Bath despite miss John Cooney says he would have been "heartbroken" if his penalty miss had cost Ulster victory in their Heineken Champions Cup opener at Bath.

Christie and McGinn hit the net as understrength Scotland defeat Cyprus Scotland geared up for next year’s Euro 2020 play-offs with victory in a qualification dead-rubber.

Glasgow hang on to beat Sale CHAMPIONS CUP REPORT: Glasgow opened their Champions Cup Pool Two campaign with a hard-fought but deserved 13-7 victory over Sale at Scotstoun despite a late charge from the Sharks. Glasgow dominated the opening period with Sale hardly able to get out of their own territory in the first half-hour.

Stuart Hogg Executes Inch Perfect Kick That Leads To Exeter Try However, the score came as a result of one of the most perfect kicks you are ever likely to see on a rugby pitch from Hogg. Check it out below:. Exter eventually scored their second try before half-time when Joe Simmonds set up Tom O'Flaherty to score.

Lydia Thompson pounces in England Women’s dramatic win over France Lydia Thompson’s last-minute try helped England beat France 17-15 in Exeter.

Late Japan rally holds Italy to entertaining draw Italy Women kicked off their autumn campaign with a draw after a late Japan try denied them victory in a thriller at Stadio Tommaso Fattori. The Azzurre.

Ulster edge Bath in Champions Cup opener CHAMPIONS CUP REPORT: Former champions Ulster got off to a winning start in the European Champions Cup with scrumhalf John Cooney's late penalty securing a narrow 17-16 win at Bath on Saturday.

Late Lydia Thompson try seals England victory over France Lydia Thompson's last-minute try saw England beat France 17-15 in Exeter on Saturday. The visitors led through a Jessy Tremouliere penalty and Laure Sansus' try before Emily Scarratt kicked six points from the tee to reduce England's deficit to 8-6 by half-time.

Jacob's cracker saves Ulster victory in frantic finish against Bath Dan McFarland’s side got their Champions Cup campaign up and running with a precious win at The Rec.

Jacob Stockdale helps Ulster hang on for hard-fought victory at Bath Bath waste opportunities to open European campaign with narrow defeat to Ulster at muddy Recreation Ground.

England 17-15 France: Red Roses win as Lydia Thompson scores late try Lydia Thompson's dramatic last-minute try sees an error-strewn England win a thrilling match against France in Exeter.

Ulster squeeze out brilliant win away to Bath in European opener John Cooney and Rob Lyttle run in a try in each half in bruising encounter.

Glasgow Warriors 13-7 Sale: 'Frustrating' hosts 'not far off' best - Dave Rennie Glasgow Warriors are "not far off" their best, believes head coach Dave Rennie, despite his side toiling late on in a 13-7 Heineken Champions Cup win over Sale Sharks at Scotstoun.

Ulster pay heavy price for win over Bath Ulster squeezed out a vital 17-16 victory at Bath in their opening match in Pool Three of the European Champions Cup. Tries in each half by John Cooney and Rob Lyttle helped the PRO14 side make it five straight wins against Bath in European competition.

TJ Reid hits 2-14 as Ballyhale storm into Leinster hurling final Colin Fennelly, Eoin Reid and Brian Cody also hit the net in a comfortable win over St Martin’s.

Thompson strikes late to break French hearts at Sandy Park Lydia Thompson produced a stunning last-gasp try to lift England to a dramatic win over France at Sandy Park.

European Champions Cup roundup: Glasgow too strong for Sale DTH Van Der Merwe’s try gave Glasgow a winning start to their Champions Cup campaign as they edged out Sale 13-7.

Glasgow edge out Faf-less Sale Sharks DTH Van Der Merwe's try gave Glasgow a winning start to their Champions Cup campaign as they edged out Sale 13-7. Dave Rennie's team dominated the first half but should have taken more than a solitary try and eight points from the boot of Adam Hastings.

Glasgow Warriors 13 - 7 Sale: Warriors hold on for narrow European Cup win DTH Van Der Merwe's try gave Glasgow a winning start to their Champions Cup campaign as they edged out Sale 13-7.

LIVE: Leinster v Benetton, European Rugby Champions Cup We’ll have score updates from the RDS as Leinster kick off their European drive for five.

Ulster Squeeze Past Bath In Tight Champions Cup Opener Ulster were made to work for it but their undefeated streak against Bath remains intact after a hard-fought victory at The Recreation Ground this afternoon. It could well have been the perfect opening for Ulster when Billy Burns knocked down a kick just a minute into the game.

Horgan to captain Cork senior hurling side next season The Glen Rovers attacker takes over the role from Seamus Harnedy.

Ulster Rugby face anxious wait after both star summer signings injured Ulster Rugby's two big summer signing look like spending a significant chunk of the season on the sidelines after a double whammy of injuries forced the pair off the pitch during their side's clash with Bath Rugby in the Heineken Champions Cup.

LIVE NOW: Barbarians v Fiji READERS' FORUM: Welcome to the match between the Barbarians and Fiji at Twickenham. It is the first of three matches for the invitation side this November. It is followed by matches against Brazil in Sao Paulo on Wednesday, November 20, before the BaaBaas conclude their festivities against Wales in Cardiff on November 30.

Silver salvers mark 25th anniversary To celebrate the 25th anniversary season of Europe's elite club rugby competition, EPCR is making commemorative presentations of silver salvers during the.

John Cooney Atones For Error With Great Individual Try Against Bath After a tough opening Ulster lead Bath at The Recreation Ground, thanks to a great individual try from John Cooney who atoned for an error just a minute earlier.

England’s Eddie Jones: I made two selection mistakes in World Cup final England coach Eddie Jones has said he should have played Joe Marler instead of Mako Vunipola at loosehead prop in the Rugby World Cup final.

Van Graan embracing learning experience but eager for next step "I am a long way from home but the people of Munster have been brilliant and I did leave South Africa on the right footing, so I still have good contacts there," he said.

Late Change For Leinster As Joe Tomane Ruled Out Of Benetton Clash Leinster have made a late change to their starting XV for their Champions Cup opener against Benetton with Rory O'Loughlin replacing Joe Tomane. The 29-year-old New Zealand native has withdrawn from the matchday squad after suffering a tight hamstring during Friday's captains run.

Paris police use tear gas, water cannon on 'yellow vest' protests anniversary French police used a water cannon and fired tear gas in Paris on Saturday to dri…

As it happened: Bath v Ulster, European Rugby Champions Cup Join us for live minute-by-minute coverage as Ulster kick off their Champions Cup campaign at The Rec.

Gavin Henson says he'll take lie detector test over Gatland doping comments Former Welsh playmaker Gavin Henson says he's prepared to take a lie detector test following Warren Gatland's comments about the suspected use of steroids by a Welsh player he previously coached. Gatland revealed he once had suspicions a player within the national squad may have taken drugs - but has no evidence anyone did under his tenure.

Former Liverpool and Leeds defender Matteo undergoes surgery on brain tumour Dominic Matteo, 45, remains in hospital after coming out of intensive care.

Hogg: ‘Half of Exeter tweeted me saying I’m not as good as Cordero’ The growth of the Exeter Chiefs is one of the great sporting stories of the last 15 years. Lifted out of the Championship as outside bets in 2010, they enter their 10th season in the top tier of.

Looking Back: Amazing Try From Nevin Spence In Ulster Win Over Bath The last time Ulster faced Bath at The Recreation Ground, Nevin Spence scored a fantastic try for the northern province in their 22-26 win.

Sweden striker racially abused during Euro qualifier in Romania Sweden’s 2-0 win was temporarily halted by the referee last night.

Sexton remains wary of under-strength Saracens The reigning champions have moved Europe down their list of priorities, but they still have time and resources to make a statement.

Rugby player banned for life for on-field attack on referee A South Otago rugby player has been banned from playing the sport in New Zealand after punching a referee. The 28-year-old Vaea Uelese was playing for Crescent's senior team on July 27 when he was sent off by referee Brandon Hale.

Bayern Munich's interim coach will keep the job 'at least until Christmas' We trust Hansi Flick, ” says Karl-Heinz Rummenigge.

Unfinished business beckons for Clontibret as they bid to reach Ulster final Monaghan champions in bonus territory having almost lost their senior status a year ago.

Rugby player gets life ban for punching referee The 28-year-old Vaea Uelese was playing for Crescent's senior team on July 27 when he was sent off by referee Brandon Hale. According to New Zealand media reports, the Crescent player didn't agree with the call and took out his anger on Hale by throwing a punch.

A tale of two very different rugby teams set on one bruising collision course Two clubs set on very different narrative trajectories will slug it out today. Jamie Lyall previews Glasgow Warriors versus Sale Sharks.

Worcester Warriors thrash Enisei-STM in European Challenge Cup opener Worcester started their European Challenge Cup campaign by running in nine tries in a 57-14 rout of Russian club Enisei-STM. Fly-half Jamie Shillcock grabbed a hat-trick of tries and kicked six conversions as the Premiership club made a flying start to their Pool One campaign in Krasnoyarsk.

Life ban for Kiwi player after punching ref NEWS: A South Otago rugby player has been banned from playing the sport in New Zealand after punching a referee. The 28-year-old Vaea Uelese was playing for Crescent's senior team on July 27 when he was sent off by referee Brandon Hale.

'There is a lot little details if you come into our team you will spot straightaway. One example - we don't have fines' "There is a lot little details if you come into our team you will spot straightaway. I can give you one example - we don't have fines.

Northern Ireland’s loss is Stoke’s gain as O’Neill plans long goodbye Formidable manager has overseen a remarkable transformation in North’s fortunes.

"He Took The Disappointment Very Hard" - Sexton Expects Toner To Bounce Back Johnny Sexton, who captains Leinster for the visit of Benetton to the RDS on Saturday for the opening round of the Heineken Champions Cup, revealed that his teammate "took the disappointment very hard" but is confident that he will bounce back. "He's the same old Dev, really," Sexton said.

European Champions Cup: Can you name Scotland's Sale Sharks? Can you name 12 Scotland internationals to have played for Sale Sharks? You have five minutes.

Barbarians show off footy skills ahead of Fiji game The Barbarians have released a video on Twitter of their backs playing keepy-ups in London ahead of their match against Fiji at Twickenham. The video shows some of the skills we can expect to see in Saturday's game and the last time these sides met was in 2016, when the Barbarians came out 40-7 winners.

Skipping a brother's stag for a county quarter-final, 'the worst best man,' and a Munster semi-final to come Jason Lonergan sacrificed a lot to be available to play for Clonmel Commercials.

Mostert: Gloucester's missing link REACTION: It was clear that Johan Ackermann's Gloucester missed Springboks lock Franco Mostert during their 20-25 defeat to Toulouse on Friday. Scrumhalf Joe Simpson scored two outstanding runaway tries to give the English side a 20-9 half-time.

Out-of-sorts Ospreys mean Munster have chance for perfect start in Europe Johann van Graan’s side must not miss their opportunity to begin with a win in Swansea.

WATCH: Electric Simpson brace vs Toulouse in Champions Cup Two stunning Joe Simpson tries weren't enough for Gloucester to start their European campaign with a win over Toulouse at Kingsholm on Friday night. The visitors came away with a 20-25 win despite being 14 points down at the break after a brace of breakaway tries by Simpson in the opening quarter.

'We have a team again, that's hugely important to me. If we capped it off with a win it would be very, very sweet' Cork legend Rena Buckley has come full circle with her club Donoughmore – and is seeking a 21st national title next weekend.

France flyhalf leaves struggling Stade Francais TRANSFER NEWS: France international flyhalf Jules Plisson has joined La Rochelle from Stade Francais, the two clubs announced. Plisson, 28, who has played 19 times for France but last appeared for his country in 2018, will join La Rochelle "with immediate effect".

All Blacks star Read considers 'leadership role' post-rugby IN THE SPOTLIGHT: As he prepares for life away from the All Blacks, departing New Zealand skipper Kieran Read has a lot to consider following his life after rugby. Currently promoting his new biography 'Straight 8', Read opened up about the opponents he found the toughest to face throughout his career and also his new journey.

John Ryan keeping it real as he focuses on life’s daily battles Gutsy Munster prop hasn’t allowed a debilitating condition limit his rugby ambitions.

O'Brien brought into Leinster camp as they ramped up to take on Europe again Hot favourites for the opener and the tournament, Leinster don’t just switch on for Europe by accident.

Depleted Connacht facing massive Montpellier test Visitors boast seven internationals in the starting XV – six of them in the pack.

Ulster travel to Bath buoyed by Henderson’s return to starting team Presence of out-half Billy Burns gives McFarland’s side a much greater attacking edge.

Formidable Munster to prolong the agony for struggling Ospreys Among five changes, Murray and Earls return for their first game since the World Cup.

New chapter in Watsonians-Heriot’s rivalry as clubs clash in Super 6 An old rivalry gets a fresh twist tomorrow when Heriot's and Watsonians clash in the Super 6 at Goldenacre.

Allan Massie: World Cup hangover has taken the shine off European action Mid-November, and excitement about the European Cups should be taking a grip. Clubs will usually have had half a dozen or more league matches to get their season properly underway. It's not quite like that this first European weekend. The shadow of the World Cup lies over the tournaments.

Inspirational words from Seán O’Brien help Leinster get in the Euro zone It just gets you into that mindframe but I don’t think we need it’ – Johnny Sexton.

Subscriber Only: Andy Friend: `We know if we run straight into them we will probably lose that battle’ Self-belief is still high says Connacht head coach as they prepare for Sunday’s clash against Montpellier.

'This guy is intimidating': Kieran Read reveals his toughest opponent As he prepares for life away from the All Blacks, departing New Zealand skipper Kieran Read has opened up about the opponents he found the toughest to face throughout his career.

Springboks urged to clean sweep All Blacks to prove their world champion credentials As the dust settles from the Springboks' World Cup-winning exploits in Japan, the South Africans are being urged to prove their status as world champions with a clean sweep over the All Blacks next year.

Ulster front up for Europe on traditional happy hunting ground The northern province have won all four meetings with Bath in Europe, but continuing the trend will be a difficult task today.

Best relieved he doesn’t have to face Ireland’s World Cup postmortem Former Ireland captain will lead out Barbarians for Fiji’s visit to Twickenham.

Sonny Bill Williams could feature in Hollywood film following return to rugby league The man who secured Sonny Bill Williams' return to rugby league claims Hollywood has been in touch with the Toronto Wolfpack to document the Canadian club's rapid rise to the English Super League.

Match Preview - Chile vs Portugal Chile will host Portugal in San Carlos de Apoquindo on Saturday, the second and final test of the Lobos' South American tour. It's a match that has been forced to move and reschedule due to the civil unrest in the country, but thankfully the game will go ahead as planned.

2020 Super Rugby: The players set to take Super Rugby by storm In 2020, there will be plenty of opportunities for rising stars to make their mark on Super Rugby. Christopher Reive looks at the top candidates to do just that. Quinten Strange - Crusaders lock. Strange has shown flashes of his ability at Super Rugby level since making his debut for the Crusaders in 2017.

Lineout kills Gloucester as Toulouse begin Connacht's pool with comeback win The hosts lost seven of their 14 lineouts as Toulouse completed a second-half comeback.

'If it was up to some lads I wouldn't kick a ball again, but they've no education in the game' James McClean is at odds with his critics ahead of Ireland’s must-win Euro 2020 qualifier with Denmark.

European Challenge Cup: Teams news and previews for Saturday's games Team news and previews for Saturday's six European Challenge Cup games.

Gloucester beaten by Toulouse in Champions Cup opener The French dominated the third quarter as they penned the hosts in their own half but despite some excellent ball-handling skills, they were unable to break down a stubborn Gloucester defence and remarkably the home side still held a 20-15 lead going into the final quarter.

Gloucester 20-25 Toulouse: Four-time winners score 16 second-half points in Champions Cup Four-time winners Toulouse produce a second-half comeback to begin their Champions Cup Pool five campaign with victory over Gloucester at Kingsholm.

Spain hammer seven past Malta, Italy score 10th straight win and Sweden book Euro spot There was plenty of qualification action across the groups on Friday.

Danes hit Gibraltar for six ahead of Dublin decider while Switzerland edge Georgia The Danes warmed up for Monday’s showdown with a comprehensive win over the group minnows.

Toulouse bounce back to take down Gloucester at Kingsholm Joe Simpson’s two breathtaking tries had given English side early advantage.

Toulouse fight back to sink Gloucester CHAMPIONS CUP REPORT: The European Champions Cup returned with a bang on Friday as Toulouse turned around a 9-20 half-time deficit to eventually defeat Gloucester 25-20 at Kingsholm Stadium.

Gloucester suffer Champions Cup loss to Toulouse despite Joe Simpson’s tries Two magnificent tries by scrum-half Joe Simpson were not enough to prevent Gloucester losing 25-20 to Toulouse in their opening Pool 5 match of the Champions Cup.

Dave Rennie loads up for final assault on Europe before Glasgow exit A Glasgow squad containing 19 internationals will welcome Sale Sharks at Scotstoun in today's lunchtime kick-off, with a total of 1,933 club appearances among the Warriors' matchday 23.

Pumas prop Enrique Pieretto signs for Exeter Chiefs Enrique Pieretto is leaving Argentina to join the Exeter Chiefs in the English Premiership. The 24-year-old tighthead prop was part of the Pumas squad in Japan but made only one appearance off the bench. His growing frustration with the Jaguares as well sees him departing the Super Rugby franchise.

SRU’s long-awaited Governance Review report to be published The Scottish Rugby Union has announced that its long-awaited Governance Review report will be published early next month.

'We'll look at the tape if we need information' - Cowboys will not attend Kaepernick workout The club’s owner and general manager says they are happy with their quarterbacks.

World Cup stars return to guide Toulouse home A number of France's World Cup stars returned to European action to help Toulouse to a comeback win over Gloucester Rugby on the opening night of the Champions Cup.

Agen 10 - Edinburgh 31: Ideal start to Challenge Cup for capital side Edinburgh made an outstanding start to their European Challenge Cup Pool 3 campaign with a five-point haul that owed much to their determination and resilience. Indeed the fourth try appeared to have eluded Richard Cockerill's men and it was deep into injury time before Cammy Fenton finally clinched the bonus point.

St Pat's star bags brace and assist as Ireland progress to next stage of Euro U17 qualifiers Colin O’Brien’s side wrapped up a 3-1 win over Montenegro in Cork.

Drogheda re-sign former captain ahead of 2020 season Derek Prendergast represented Drogs during the 2012 and 2013 seasons.

Colorado Raptors sign All Black Rene Ranger The Colorado Raptors have signed former All Black winger Rene Ranger. The Major League Rugby side announced the recruitment of the 33-year-old for the upcoming 2020 season. The signing of Ranger is the second high profile international signing following the recent arrival of Wallaby Digby Ioane.

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Cam Dolan staying on with NOLA Gold US Eagles star Cam Dolan has pledged his long-term future to the NOLA Gold. With a year to run on his existing contract, the 29-year-old has extended his deal for another two taking him through the 2022 Major League Rugby season. Dolan started 10 games at the back of the Gold scrum in 2019 after making the move from the San Diego Legion.

Seawolves re-sign hooker Stephan Coetzee Another starter from Seattle's title-defending team has been signed up for the 2020 Major League Rugby season. South African hooker Stephan Coetzee will continue with the Seawolves after making a considerable impact in his first season with the team. Coetzee was an ever-present in the lineup after signing on from the Southern Kings.

WATCH - Joe Simpson goes BEAST mode and scores two incredible solo tries Gloucester scrum-half scored one of the best braces of all-time as the Cherry and Whites opened their Champions Cup campaign against Toulouse. .

Champions Cup: Northampton Saints v Lyon Teams news before Lyon travel to Franklin's Gardens to face Northampton in the European Champions Cup.

Champions Cup: Racing 92 v Saracens Teams news as Saracens travel to France to face Racing 92 at Paris La Défense Arena in the European Champions Cup.

Cork and Dublin derbies to shape the top of the table in Division 1A It’s fourth versus first on Leeside and third versus second in the capital this weekend.

Match Preview - Barbarians vs Fiji Fans will be treated to a free-flowing spectacle of rugby at Twickenham on Saturday as the Barbarians take on Fiji in the Killik Cup. It's the third time the two sides have gone head-to-head in recent years, previously colliding in 2013 and 2016. The match features several interesting story lines.

Messi hits winner on international return from ban as Argentina overcome Brazil The Barcelona star scored the only goal of the game in a friendly in Riyadh.

Norwich City star hits brace to fire Finland to Euro 2020 and first major tournament finals Teemu Pukki helped his side to a 3-0 win over Liechtenstein.

Warburton joins Wales coaching team NEWS: New Wales boss Wayne Pivac has confirmed Byron Hayward and Sam Warburton will join his coaching team as defence coach and technical advisor respectively.

NFL player slapped with indefinite suspension over bizarre helmet-swinging brawl Two other players were handed bans after the incident in Cleveland Browns’ win over the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Warburton, Hayward join Wales coaching team Wales head coach Wayne Pivac has appointed former captain Sam Warburton as the t…

Warburton and Hayward to join Pivac's Wales setup I appreciate the privileged position I'm in and I'm looking forward to getting going with the squad and building on the good work that has been done before.

The day Troy Parrott got his five-a-side team disqualified from a charity tournament… The42 gets to the bottom of the eligibility fiasco which left Troy feeling sick as a Parrott in the summer of 2018.

Vicious stamp in France goes unpunished by federation despite shocking footage available A nasty stamp took place in France's Federale 3 division last weekend, causing injury but going unpunished by the higher powers, despite shocking footage showing exactly what took place.

Former Lions skipper Sam Warburton has landed a surprise new role After a spell of TV punditry and writing his autobiography, the 2013 and 2017 Lions skipper has decided to take the plunge into coaching in a very high profile way.

Warburton returns to Welsh set-up as technical adviser Sam Warburton is back involved with Wales, not 18 months after announcing his retirement, after Wayne Pivac named him as a technical advisor to the national team.

Sam Warburton Joins Wales Background Team Ahead Of Six Nations The Welsh Rugby Union have confirmed that former captain Sam Warburton will join Wayne Pivac's background team ahead of the 2020 Six Nations. The former flanker retired in the summer of 2018, a year after leading the British and Irish Lions to a series draw against the All Blacks.

Sam Warburton and Byron Hayward join Wales coaching set-up Ex-Wales captain Sam Warburton and former fly-half Byron Hayward join the coaching staff under new national coach Wayne Pivac.

Sam Warburton named as part of Pivac's new Wales coaching staff The 31-year-old will take up a role as technical advisor for defence and breakdown.

Saracens in no way weak heading to Paris despite so many missing players With so much focus foisted on Saracens in the wake of the salary cap scandal, it has crept under the radar that the XV chosen to face Racing is strong.

Hibs hand managerial reins to the man sacked by Sunderland last month The Edinburgh club, where Daryl Horgan is on the books, today announced the appointment of Jack Ross.

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Champions Cup: ASM Clermont Auvergne v Harlequins Team news as ASM Clermont Auvergne host Harelquins in Saturday's Champions Cup fixture at the Parc des Sports Marcel Michelin, Clermont.

Champions Cup: La Rochelle v Exeter Chiefs The latest team news before La Rochelle welcome Exeter Chiefs to the Stade Marcel Deflandre in the European Champions Cup.

Van der Sar ends Man United speculation as he extends contract at Ajax Ajax’s general manager has signed a new deal.

Schools Rugby Midweek Roundup: Final few knockout regional finalists confirmed It has been a busy and exciting week of schools rugby, with knockout fixtures and special events happening throughout the week. Despite some horrific conditions almost all fixtures were able to go ahead, a fact made all the more remarkable given the number of games that have already fallen foul of the weather this weekend.

Allen Clarke on the fight to ensure his fate at Ospreys isn't similar to fellow Irishman Jackman at Dragons It's not going to happen overnight, as I said, so what we need to ensure is we keep the best players within Wales at our club, at Ospreys, and we support them with good form and with good non-Welsh recruits." That's the long-term view but, for now, it's about Europe and taking on heavyweights from Ireland and England.

Blows for Clare and Tyrone as captain and forward opt out for 2020 It’s reported the Banner will be without stalwart Gary Brennan while Connor McAliskey has stepped away from the Red Hand set-up.

European Rugby 2019: Teams for the Weekend There are plenty of Scottish players in action around Europe this weekend. Here's the rundown.

Bale: Playing for Wales more exciting than Real Madrid The 30-year-old has risked the ire of his club’s supporters by indicating that he’s more interested in playing for his country.

European country plans SHOCK bid for 2027 Rugby World Cup The federation head added that the competitions might be held at the facilities of the 2018 FIFA World Cup. Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.

Ireland's man of the match relieved to break international goal duck Sean Maguire admitted past performances for Ireland had not been good enough.

Saracens start Champions Cup defence under storm clouds The Défense Arena is an appropriately named venue for holders Saracens to start their European Champions Cup campaign.

Big Game Preview: Ospreys v Munster After defeat at home to the Isuzu Southern Kings last time out, Ospreys boss Allen Clarke admitted his side were going through a ‘dark period’.

European Challenge Cup: Bordeaux Bègles v Wasps Team news as Bordeaux Bègles host Wasps in Saturday's opening European Challenge Cup pool three tie.

Easterby set for defence role as Farrell shuffles Ireland coaching deck The new head coach is expected to assume a bigger-picture role after succeeding Joe Schmidt.

Saracens trip to Racing 92 for Champions Cup opener a welcome break from salary cap saga, says Alex Lozowski Saracens centre Alex Lozowski is hoping a European run can provide an escape from the salary cap saga that is dominating English rugby. Sarries begin the defence of their European Champions Cup with a clash at French side Racing 92 on Sunday.

Guinness Six Nations stars prepare for European action as Champions Cup returns With less than three months until the 2020 Guinness Six Nations kicks off, all eyes will be on the return of European club rugby this weekend as some of.

European Challenge Cup: Bristol Bears v Zebre Team news as Bristol Bears host Zebre in Saturday's European Challenge Cup fixture.

Ex-Munster man Keatley to start for Benetton in Champions Cup opener against Leinster The Dubliner will start at out-half in the RDS.

Find out who made fans Lions XV for 2021 tour of South Africa With the 2021 Lions tour to South Africa under two years away, RUCK wanted to know what your XV for the tournament would be. And after 3,000 votes, here is the team fans selected.

Preview: Scotland v Wales There was late drama the last time these two sides met at Scotstoun – so expect the same again on Sunday.

Heineken European Champions Cup: Aki and Dillane to start for Connacht against Montpellier Connacht make six changes from the Pro14 hammering by Leinster last weekend for Sunday's European Champions Cup opener against Montpellier.

VIDEO: English referee's brilliant one-liners to Boks WATCH as rugby referee Wayne Barnes gave a speech to the South African team and their supporters at a celebration dinner. The Springboks became the first team to lift the Webb Ellis Cup despite suffering defeat at some point in their campaign. The 2019 Boks lost their opener against the All Blacks.

'We're going past Ballybough and Summerhill, his nanny’s house is decked out in all the Ireland stuff' Jack Byrne praised room-mate and friend, Troy Parrott, after the Spurs youngster made his international debut last night.

Saracens scandal casts long shadow but Europe’s best ready to shine again If rugby needed a quieter month to reflect and recuperate after an action-packed World Cup, the news a 35-point deduction and the levying of a hefty fine against the European champions and two-time.

Is this weekend that could turn Leicester Tigers' miserable season around? Having fluffed their lines in 2018/19, it has been a miserable start to 2019/20 for the East Midlands club who hope the return of some RWC players will now lift them.

Schalk Brits has come out of retirement AGAIN! However, he is once again coming out of retirement to play for the Barbarians against Wales and Brazil. It seems like the Saracens legend may just play forever! Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.

Dave Rennie: Glasgow coach ready for third crack at Europe before summer departure Glasgow head coach Dave Rennie prepares for Saturday's "huge" Champions Cup opener against Sale and ponders applying for the New Zealand job.

Ireland will be without two of their full-backs from last night for crunch Denmark clash Derrick Williams has been ruled out due to injury, while it’s been confirmed that Lee O’Connor is returning to the U21s.

Leo Cullen Confirms Tadhg Furlong Suffering From Back Issue However, it was expected that Furlong was to come back into the team but Cullen confirmed today that the Wexford man is suffering from a back problem. "In terms of Tadhg, he's just had a slight issue with his back since he's come back from Japan," Cullen said on Friday afternoon.

Heineken Champions Cup: Leinster v Benetton Leinster name a near full-strength side for their Champions Cup opener against Benetton at the RDS Arena on Saturday.

Henry Slade: Exeter Chiefs' England centre to put World Cup final loss behind him Less than two weeks after World Cup final defeat, England's Henry Slade tells BBC Sport how he is already putting the loss behind him.

Campaign launches to get Schalk Brits out of retirement, again After former South Africa hooker Schalk Brits announced his retirement from professional rugby for the second time this week, his Rugby World Cup winning teammate Cobus Reinach has launched a campaign to prolong his playing time.

Back issue keeping Furlong sidelined as Leinster prefer Larmour for opener Leo Cullen is in no rush to bring back his star tighthead.

Man City lose appeal over Financial Fair Play investigation The Premier League champions had attempted to stop Uefa from looking into allegations they they supplied false financial information.

BT Sport agrees €1.4 billion deal to retain Champions League and Europa League TV rights The network will show European football’s top club competitions in Ireland and the UK from 2021-2024.

Champions Cup: Glasgow Warriors v Sale Team news as Glasgow Warriors host Sale in Saturday's Champions Cup fixture at the Scotstoun Stadium, Glasgow.

Saracens pick just four of their Champions Cup final XV for opener in Paris Between the World Cup and the salary cap sanctions, continuity has been difficult at the crisis-hit Londoners who head to Paris with an XV much changed from last May in Newcastle.

Bundee Aki back as Connacht face Montpellier in Galway Ultan Dillane eases Andy Friend’s secondrow woes for Sunday’s Champions Cup clash.

Alan Browne has no complaints over different role at club level The midfielder helped Ireland claim a deserved win over New Zealand last night.

French clubs likely to cook up a storm in Champions Cup A record five Premiership sides swept into the quarter-finals and three into the semis. And, of course, Saracens won the Cup itself. It was a benefit season for English clubs. This time around the boot is on the other foot. Many of England's top players are returning from a tough campaign.

Europe's premier club tournament celebrates its 25th season of action It began in modest circumstances, with Toulouse playing the Romanians of Farul Constanta on the shores of the Black Sea in October 1995, but almost a.

European Challenge Cup: Leicester Tigers v Pau Team news as Leicester Tigers host Pau in Saturday's European Challenge Cup fixture.

Keith Earls back for Munster’s clash with the Ospreys Johann van Graan makes five changes for crunch Champions Cup trip to Swansea.

England’s Abby Dow hoping to engineer success against France Wasps wing combines international rugby with studies at Imperial College London and is ready to make strides in both.

Champions Cup team news: Sexton starts and Burns brothers battle Bath Rugby v Ulster - The Rec, Bath - KO 13:00. Kicking off concurrently at the other end of the British Isles is Ulster's trip to Bath. The men in white have made a fearsome start to their Guinness PRO14 campaign, as they sit second behind only Leinster in Conference A and will be keen to carry their form over into Europe.

Heineken European Champions Cup: Bath pick England World Cup trio for Ulster game Bath include England World Cup trio Sam Underhill, Jonathan Joseph and Ruaridh McConnochie for the Champions Cup opener against Ulster.

Sexton & Henderson Return To Captain Provinces In Champions Cup Johnny Sexton will make his first Leinster appearance of the season when he captains the side in their Champions Cup opener against Benetton in the RDS. At full-back Jordan Larmour is in for his first game in blue of the season, with Dave Kearney on the right-wing and James Lowe on the left.

'As someone from the southern hemisphere, it is a phenomenal achievement just to get out of your group' Johann van Graan tackles why the Irish province isn't more respected for a quarter-final record bettered by only four rival clubs in the five seasons of the EPCR Champions Cup.

Free viewing of six Challenge Cup ties on EPCR TV This weekend you will be able to watch six European Rugby Challenge Cup Round 1 ties live for free on the EPCR site via EPCR TV. Four matches – including.

Iain Henderson back in the saddle for Ulster’s trip to The Rec Will Addison also returns to the starting XV for Champions Cup opener against Bath.

Johnny Sexton returns to captain Leinster against Benetton Jordan Larmour, Garry Ringrose and James Ryan all return for Champions Cup opener.

Henderson, Coetzee and Addison included for Ulster's trip to Bath Billy Burns and Matthew Rea have also been selected in Dan McFarland’s starting line-up.

Healy and Dillane return from injury in Connacht team to face Montpellier Head coach Andy Friend is, however, missing several important players due to injury.

Kevin Doyle's €155,000 purchase of Altior's half-brother has grabbed headlines There was drama involving the former Ireland and Premier League footballer at Fairyhouse this week, writes Johnny Ward.

Impressive O'Connor not expecting to stay with Irish senior team The Celtic youngster is set to return to the U21s ahead of their crucial qualifier at home to Sweden on Tuesday.

Johnny Sexton back in blue as Leinster begin Champions Cup chase at home to Benetton Garry Ringrose, Jordan Larmour, James Ryan and Josh van der Flier also return to the Leinster side.

Glasgow Warriors name strong, experienced squad for Heineken Champions Cup opener A Glasgow squad containing 19 internationals will welcome Sale Sharks at Scotstoun tomorrow, with a total of 1,933 club appearances amongst the Warriors' matchday 23.

WATCH - Rory Best and Eddie Jones send James Haskell good luck message ahead of I'm A Celebrity Rory Best and Eddie Jones from inside the Barbarians camp have wished James Haskell luck ahead of entering the jungle for I'm a Celebrity 2019.

Earls back for Munster as Loughman gets start at loosehead against Ospreys Tadhg Beirne is set for his first appearance of the season off the bench in Wales.

European Champions Cup: Ospreys v Munster Team details and match preview as Ospreys host Munster in the first round of the 2019-20 European Champions Cup.

Why Saracens won't retain the Champions Cup OPINION: Don't count Saracens out but this could be Clermont or Leinster's year for Champions Cup glory. Rugbypass pundit Andy Goode reports.

Mike Brown is the ideal teammate, says Harlequins wing Ibitoye Harlequins winger Gabriel Ibitoye is likely to come into the reckoning for England's back three in the years leading up to the next World Cup.

Scotland's hopes boosted by early Watson return Scotland back-rower Hamish Watson is set to return to action in December, handing Gregor Townsend a huge boost ahead of the 2020 Guinness Six Nations.

England and France ready for re-match Reigning Grand Slam champions England made history last weekend as they beat France on the road for the first time since 2012; now it’s time to do it all again.

CONFIRMED - Andy Goode coming out of retirement for good cause PC Andrew Harper died while responding to reports of a burglary in Sulhamstead, West Berkshire, on Thursday, August 15. The match at the Braywick Road club is between Thames Valley Police Rugby, known as Thames Valley Stags RFC, and the Metropolitan Police's XIX RFC squad.

Play the Official Heineken Champions Cup Predictor and Fantasy games This season, we are teaming up with Superbru to bring you a Fantasy Rugby game for the Heineken Champions Cup, as well as Predictor games for both the.

Yang blames 'unprofessional' drug testers for incident when he smashed blood vial with hammer The triple Olympic champion appeared at a rare public CAS hearing.

McIlraith column: Will the All Blacks break the paradigm of promoting assistants to top job? Matt McIlraith outlines the coaching overhaul set to take place in the All Blacks structure after the departure of Steve Hansen.

Former England international Toby Flood handed ban Flood was cited by independent citing commissioner Budge Pountney after Bedford highlighted an incident during the first half. This was for reckless or dangerous play, contrary to World Rugby Law 9.11. Flood accepted the charge and was given a one-week suspension.

2019-20 Champions Cup pool-by-pool guide Gavin Cummiskey looks at the contenders ahead of the first round of Champions Cup games.

'Commercially, it has been a disappointment… lots of reasons for that' "Commercially, it has been a disappointment. Lots of reasons for that. The rebranding takes time. "Secondly, a lot of sponsors have gone from being global into being pan-Europe, even local, so the way they allocate their money has changed, the way people look at traditional sponsorship has changed.

'I thought I was terrible,' says NBA star of 33-point Clippers debut after rave review from coach Paul George feels his first appearance was far from ‘sensational’.

Finishing touches for All Blacks sevens squad CONTRACT NEWS: Three weeks out from the start of the All Blacks Sevens' 2019/2020 season, coach Clark Laidlaw is putting the finishing touches on a 24-strong squad. Bay of Plenty rugby product William Warbrick joins the All Blacks Sevens for the first time, signing a two-year contract, after spending the pre-season training with the squad.

Preview: Italy Women vs Japan Women Flanker Ilaria Arrighetti will lead Italy Women into their first fixture of the autumn after being named as captain by head coach Andrea Di Giandomenico.

Media Watch: World Cup winner Steyn returning to Bloemfontein World Cup winning Springboks are everywhere at the moment, from trophy tours to Baa-Baa matches, but we start Friday’s Media Watch with some news on Frans.

Rugby stars strip off for cancer challenge It is a challenge thrown to them by team-mate Faf de Klerk, famous for celebrating victory against England while wearing just his pants. He took to Twitter with his #FafChallenge campaign drive. The campaign urges men to get "ballsy enough to check on their crown jewels" for signs of testicular cancer.

Recently-retired Ireland midfielder Meyler takes first steps into coaching with U17s The Cork man called time on his professional career in August.

It's put up or shut up time for Premiership clubs in Champions Cup It's a crunch year for Premiership clubs in the Champions Cup as, Saracens aside, they look to bounce back from years of below par performances in Europe.

Shaun Edwards - il est Bleu! So, with the announcement this week that Shaun Edwards has joined the French national set up as defence coach, it looks like England will miss out on his services for at least another 4 years. I've previously touted Edwards as a possible successor to Eddie Jones.

'I'm picking the French to make up half of this year's quarter-finalists' - Andy Goode Don't count Saracens out but this could be Clermont or Leinster's year for Champions Cup glory. Even putting to one side the fact that they may have to prioritise the Premiership and play some of their younger players in Europe, the knock-on effect of the World Cup is going to be significant in this season's Champions Cup.

Schalk Brits has one more game left in him SPOTLIGHT: Twenty-four hours after announcing his retirement for a second time, World Cup winner Schalk Brits said that has isn't completely finished with rugby just yet.

Where can I watch the Heineken Champions Cup? Where else can you watch the Heineken Champions Cup? These are all the places you can watch this season's Heineken Champions Cup:. BT Sport - United Kingdom and Ireland. Channel 4 - United Kingdon. Virgin Media - Ireland. beIN SPORTS - France. France Télévisions - France.

Helmet-swinging fight mars Browns win over Steelers Myles Garrett says he’s not that type of player after wielding Mason Rudolph’s helmet.

Heineken Champions Cup 2019/20: Round 1 Predictions The Heineken Champions Cup returns this weekend, with defending champions Saracens mired in controversy and plenty of other teams out to take their title. Here are my predictions for Round 1. Gloucester v Toulouse: This is a great fixture to kick things off, with both teams expected to play with width and keep the ball alive.