Six Nations & Heineken Cup

The Six Nations Championship (referred to as RBS 6 Nations as it's sponsored by the Royal Bank of Scotland) is an annual international Rugby Union competition involving six European sides: England, France, Ireland, Italy, Scotland and Wales. The Heineken Cup (known as the H Cup in France due to restrictions on alcohol sponsorship) is one of two annual Rugby Union competitions organised by European Rugby Cup involving leading club, regional and provincial teams from the six International Rugby Board (IRB) countries in Europe whose national teams compete in the Six Nations Championship: England, France, Ireland, Italy, Scotland and Wales. 5.0/5

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Forget the Rugby World Cup, Heineken Cup, Six Nations... Preston Grasshoppers v Fylde is the ultimate match!! 47-42 to the Hoppers!! What a game of Rugby, well done Glyn Dewhurst.. Still got it mate!!
Munster, Leinster and Ulster all in the top four in the Rabo, Connacht off the bottom of the League, three teams in the Heineken Cup quarters, and Ireland flying after winning two for two in the Six Nations. It's a pretty good time to be an Irish rugby fan.
Priestland v Hook = Who is the man to wear the shirt against France? .Here's my evidence.Who has scored a record 1370 points in 133 games for his club, joint top scorer in this years Heineken Cup, has 2 Celtic league titles and played for his country in all 5 six nations games at outside half and won the championship with them?.who is this man?.Dan Biggar is the man!!!
SHOULD KIDS BE WATCHING MORE RUGBY ON TV? Remember when televised rugby was restricted to highlights of two British club games on a Sunday afternoon? Nowadays, with subscription TV, you can sometimes watch a dozen live matches over the course of a weekend. The Five/Six Nations has long been available but you now have the Heineken Cup, Aviva Premiership, RaboDirect Pro12, French Top 14, Super Rugby, Rugby Championship and HSBC Sevens World Series. But how much viewing is healthy for rugby-playing youngsters? Do they benefit from watching the pros or should they be getting outside and learning for themselves? What do you think? Join the debate and leave your comments below…
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Lock Ian Evans will miss Wales' Six Nations defence after being banned for 12 weeks for stamping. Evans, 29, was dismissed by referee Romain Poite during Ospreys' 36-3 Heineken Cup defeat by Leinster after stamping on opponent Mike McCarthy. The British and Irish Lions player pleaded guilty before a disciplinary hearing in Dublin on Thursday. Entry-level suspensions for stamping range from two to nine-plus weeks, with 52 weeks the maximum. It is another blow for Wales coach Warren Gatland, who is already without injured forward Ryan Jones and may not have captain Sam Warburton fit for their opening match against Italy on 1 February.
Today's Rugby News: Munster winger Keith Earls will miss Ireland's Six Nations campaign after suffering a knee injury in Sunday's Heineken Cup win over Edinburgh. Wales Coach Warren Gatland says Jonathan Davies could be back from injury sooner than expected to play a part in Wales' Six Nations campaign. Ireland coach Joe Schmidt faces an anxious weekend wait over Jonathan Sexton's fitness while Keith Earls looks likely to miss the early stages of the Six Nations Championship. Gloucester lock Will James has confirmed he will retire from playing at the end of the season. Bath have signed England tighthead prop Henry Thomas from Premiership rivals Sale for next season. Bristol have confirmed winger George Watkins will leave the club at the end of the current campaign for the Cardiff Blues Wasps wing Tom Varndell is facing another spell on the sidelines after suffering a ruptured biceps injury for the second time this season. Jack Nowell is determined to stake his claim for a regular place on the wing for Eng ...
This week football clubs take a break from the Premier League and concentrate on the Capital One Cup and FA Cup 4th Round with a packed schedule of games kicking off on Wednesday with the relentless United welcoming Sunderland to Old Trafford at 20:45. On the same night just across the border AC Milan will host Udinese in the Quarter Final of the Coppa Italia. There is only one Premiership game this week, next Tuesday when Liverpool welcome Everton to Anfield at 20:45. With the Heineken Cup quarter finals sorted it’s back to national Rugby for a few weeks and this weekend in the French Top 14 we have Stade Francais and Castres battling it out on Friday and on Saturday Racing Metro hosting Toulouse at 3pm. We will also be screening the England Saxons and Irish Wolfhounds rivalry from Kingsholm on Saturday at 6pm in what will be another great rivalry and prelude to the forthcoming Six Nations. Back to football and this time to Scotland for old school rivalry of Celtic and Hibernian when they clash in the ...
Wales grateful for differences between Six Nations and Heineken Cup | The Breakdown
Leigh Halfpenny will leave Cardiff Blues in the summer to join Heineken Cup champions Toulon. The 25-year-old, who kicked Wales to the successful defence of their Six Nations crown and the British and Irish Lions to an historic series win in Australia, had been courted by several big-spending clubs…
Heineken Cup solution in sight after marathon Six Nations meeting
MUNSTER’S flying winger Keith Earls is an injury doubt for Ireland’s opening Six Nations fixtures after injuring his knee in the province’s Heineken Cup victory over Edinburgh at Thomond Park yesterday.
Ospreys and Wales lock Ian Evans faces an anxious wait to see what his Six Nations availability will be like after he was cited for a red card for stamping in Friday's Heineken Cup clash against Leinster in Dublin. Leinster won the game 36-3.
Heineken Cup: Harlequins make two changes for Scarlets trip Harlequins have announced the team to play the Scarlets in Round 6 of the Heineken Cup on Sunday, at Parc Y Scarlets (Kick-off 3:00pm – live on Sky Sports red button). There are two changes to the side that played Clermont Auvergne last week. Ollie Lindsay-Hague is named on the right wing in place of Charlie Walker who ruptured his pectoral muscle in the match; the winger had surgery this week and is expected to return in April. Sam Smith also misses out due to a dead leg picked up in training. Karl Dickson, who made his 100th appearance for the club last week partners Nick Evans in the half backs. Scrum-half Danny Care, who picked up a knock last week, will meet up with England on Monday. In an unchanged forward pack, Chris Robshaw, who was today announced as England Captain for the Six Nations, continues at openside flanker with Luke Wallace and Nick Easter completing the back row. Among the replacements, Tom Williams will look to make an imp ...
Has everyone enjoyed this weekends Heineken cup action?! Is it getting you excited for the Six Nations? It all kicks off in 19 days with our match against Italy on 1st Feb. Book a table now to ensure yourself a good view of the game on one of our many screens.
Blues outside-half Patchell faces four-month lay-off through injury and will miss Heineken Cup showdown and Six Nations title race
England hamstrung by naming Six Nations squad without compelling evidence from Heineken Cup games | Stuart Barnes
The kicking by every Leinster back was juvenile and Madigan's lack of control was a real worry in light of Heineken Cup and Six Nations
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2013 in review: France December 19, 2013 The hooter has sounded (or, in the case of Stade Francais’ Stade Jean Bouin, the bell has tolled) and the great Romain Poite-in-the-sky is about to blow his whistle on 2013 – but there’s still time for one desperate last play to round off French rugby year in style. But who will look back on 2013, the year that Toulon won the Heineken Cup, Stade Francais reached the final of the Amlin Cup and Castres were crowned Top 14 champions, with pride? Or frustration, joy, disappointment, happiness, anger – or any other emotion you’d care to think of..? Success of the Year This is a tough one, as French successes this year have been few and far between, to say the least. After their perfect run in the 2012 autumn internationals, Philippe Saint-Andre’s side returned to action in a blaze of ignomany to win the wooden spoon in the 2013 Six Nations. That was, of course, perfect preparation for a tour of New Zealand in the summer, where – with perfect timing – the ...
Heineken Cup: English clubs confirm exit from tournament - BBC Sport
In Rugby, Rory Best may return in time for Ulster’s last two Heineken cup pool encounters. The province have confirmed that the Ireland hooker is due back in mid to late January. Best underwent surgery in Belfast this morning to stabilise the fracture in his arm picked up during Irelands defeat to the All Blacks last Sunday and should be back for Ireland's Six Nations opener against Scotland on 2 February.
Just a reminder that Manu Tuilagi will miss all of the Heineken Cup and, most likely, England's Six Nations campaign. h…
Wales centre Jon Davies to join Clermont November 12, 2013 Jamie No comments davies Clermont Auvergne have confirmed the signing of Scarlets, Wales and Lions centre Jonathan Davies. He will join at the end of the season and has signed a contract for two years, plus an option of one more. Currently in the final year of his contract at the Scarlets, he will join up with his new club in July 2014. Davies suffered a serious pectoral injury in Wales’ loss to South Africa at the weekend, that will see him miss the majority of the rest of the season, including the chance to face his future club in the Heineken Cup double-headers in December. He may also miss Wales’ Six Nations campaign. Jean-Marc Llhermet, the sporting director of Clermont Auvergne, said: “His style of play fits perfectly into the type of game we play and he will bring a lot to us. Despite his young age, he possesses a huge amount of experience of top level matches, and is one of the best players in the world in his position.”
Euro-South African tournament to see Premiership final moved to February? September 17, 2013 J As proposals for how to deal with the shambles that is the future of European rugby continue to appear left right and centre, one of the more intriguing ones is the suggestion of holding the Premiership final in February, before the Six Nations, allowing for a European tournament to take place between March and June. This could feasibly include the South African clubs from the 2015/2016 season onwards, as rumours of their involvement gather pace. A Premiership Rugby source told the Guardian: “Potentially the Premiership final could be before the Six Nations. Then, if you ran a new Heineken Cup with the South Africans involved between March and June, that would be a pretty good competition for four months. You’ll hear people not just talking about a new European Cup but a new trans-border competition.” A potential stumbling block to any new tournament would be the need to have to approved by the relevant un ...
Future of Heineken Cup unresolved as new season nears - Irish Times
Euro bosses hopeful of saving Heineken Cup 'jewel' - This is South Wales
Heineken Cup dispute rumbles on as clubs face season of uncertainty - The Guardian
Kelly Brown has to be in with a shout, he dominates the six nations with Scotland and the Heineken Cup with Saracens
FA Cup, Premier League and Ireland v France in the Six Nations this weekend. Ko with wigan v everton @ 6.45am sat, followed by relegation classic reading v Villa We will have both Man City v Barnsley and Ireland v France available from 11am.$5 20oz Guinness pints during that one. During all live soccer games there will be $4 Newcastle Brown Ale pints and our new "heinecans".that's 16oz Heineken pints in a self contained drinking a can.$3.50 during matches...
England v Italy U20 Six Nations Match: Tickets For Two Adults (£12) or Family of Four (£18) at Franklin’s Gardens (Up to 53% Off) - U20s Six Nations match between England and Italy * Held at Franklin’s Gardens, home of 2011 Heineken Cup finalists, Northampton Saints * Tickets for two adults or family of four to see future rugby stars * Kick-off at 8.05pm on Friday 8 March 2013 * Seats in Tetley’s Stand
Six Nations 2013: Wales' Sam Warburton upbeat on title defence RBS Six Nations Championship: WALES V IRELAND Venue: Millennium Stadium, Cardiff Date: Saturday 2 February Kick-off: 13:30 GMT Captain Sam Warburton says Wales are upbeat about defending their Six Nations title despite poor results at international and regional level. Wales enter the championship on the back of seven straight defeats and none of the regions reached the Heineken Cup knockout stages. Wales have not won since beating the Barbarians 30-21 in June . "[We are] Grand Slam champions and that's how we are going to approach the campaign," said Warburton. The Cardiff Blues open-side flanker understands that there is a depressed air about Welsh rugby but insists that it has not entered the Wales camp, despite four defeats to Australia and reversals against Argentina, Samoa and New Zealand. "It's understandable that people are looking that way at Welsh rugby," he admitted. "But quite a few times I have come into campaigns and people don't ...
Today's Rugby News: Saracens will play their Heineken Cup quarter-final against Ulster on Saturday 6 April at Twickenham. London Irish fly-half Shane Geraghty believes the club are finally beginning to find some form after their unbeaten start to 2013 Scotland international prop Euan Murray has agreed a new long-term contract at Worcester Warriors. The Wales camp admit they face a tough choice at fly-half for Saturday's Six Nations opener against Ireland at the Millennium Stadium.
LEINSTER'S Heineken Cup hopes - and Ireland's Six Nations chances - have been given a massive boost after the revelation that talismanic centre Brian O'Driscoll is in line for an earlier than expected comeback from injury.
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is the most naturally-talented young props in the country, Cian Healy made great strides in his second full season with Leinster last year, helping them to Heineken Cup glory. Like Munster’s Keith Earls, Healy was a member of the Ireland Under-20s’ Grand Slamwinning side and was included in Ireland’s extended 2009 RBS Six Nations squad. The Dubliner is a powerful and pacy presence in the loose and an improving scrummager. Made his debut in the November 2009 draw with Australia and further enhanced his reputation in the defeat of World Champions South Africa at Croke Park it is all true
Paul Rees previews the Heineken Cup quarter-finals in this week's Breakdown
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