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Video: Jonny Wilkinson gets rudely blanked by Billy Vunipola after the Heineken Cup Final

Billy had no interest in taking part in the Wilkinson love-in….

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Video: Jonny Wilkinson gets rudely blanked by Billy Vunipola after the Heineken Cup Final

Billy had no interest in taking part in the Wilkinson love-in….

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Vine: Toulon win the Heineken Cup, but it’s not without a moment of comedy

We call this one, “When Centres Get Notions About Themselves…”

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8 reasons why you should watch the Heineken Cup final

Okay, no Irish involvement is a bit of a downer but the Cardiff clash between Saracens and Toulon is still well worth catching and here’s why.

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Video: Relive the best moments involving the Irish sides in the Heineken Cup this season

Connacht’s famous victory over Toulouse seems like a long, long time ago at this stage.

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Video: Brent Pope hilariously pranks some unsuspecting Dublin folk into being rugby pundits

Heineken puts unsuspecting people to the test, with the help of George Hook’s sparring partner Brent Pope.

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Reaction: Munster lose to holders Toulon in the Heineken Cup semi-finals

A moment of inspiration aside from Simon Zebo, the French side were always in control.

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This post-it on a wall in Marseille sums up the feelings of Munster fans

Cheers to Keith Griffin, who sent this in to us earlier today.

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Heineken launch Get in the Game app ahead of Toulon v Munster

Heineken launches ‘Heineken Deeper’, the new interactive Heineken Cup game that offers exclusive prizes for rugby fans with an eye for detail.

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Video: All the best bits from JOE’s Rugby Roadshow in Cork

It was a cracking night in Rearden’s as Jerry Flannery, Fergus McFadden and Steven Archer chewed over the difficulties of retaining the Heineken Cup, Jerry’s choice of t-shirt and what rooming with Peter Clohessy is like.

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The teams are in for Munster’s Heineken Cup semi-final with Toulon

Jonny Wilkinson will start for the holders in Marseilles on Sunday.

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Video: An epic, uplifting look at Munster’s journey to the Heineken Cup semi-final

If this doesn’t get Munster fans in the mood for Sunday then we don’t know what will.

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Here are all the details on the just announced brand new European Club Rugby competition structure

Say hello to the snappily titled European Rugby Champions Cup and the European Rugby Challenge Cup.

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Gallery: All the best pics from our Rugby Roadshow trip to Limerick

Were you at our Rugby Roadshow in Limerick on Friday? Or do you wish you were? Well here’s all the pictures from our trip to Nancy Blake’s.

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Disaster for Munster as Peter O’Mahony ruled out for the remainder of the season

With a big end to the season ahead, this is the last thing that Munster Rugby fans wanted to hear.

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“There’s still silverware to be won!” Reaction to Leinster’s Heineken Cup exit to Toulon

Leinster are out of the Heineken Cup after suffering a 29-14 defeat to Toulon in France on Sunday.

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14-man Ulster left to reflect on what might have been as they lose to Saracens

The sending off of Jared Payne was pivotal as Ulster came up just short at Ravenhill.

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Twitter has its say on Jared Payne’s sending off for Ulster this evening

Payne was sent off for an industrial tackle on Saracens’ Alex Goode.

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Here’s all your Heineken Cup team news for Munster, Ulster and Leinster

The three provinces have all named their teams for the weekend’s big games.

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Video: Ulster Rugby release fantastic version of their anthem, then Saracens cover it horribly

If there wasn’t already some bad blood between the teams, this will do it.

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Pic: Bakkies Botha shows off his cool new scar following a broken arm

The Springbok star has just had a plate and nine screws put into his right arm as he hopes to be fit for Toulon’s Heineken Cup quarter-final with Leinster in April.

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Video: Get Inside The Game With Fla and Heineken starring Fergus McFadden

The Leinster man gets grilled by Jerry Flannery on tattoos, music and which team-mate he’d least like to fight.

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Gallery: All the best pictures from JOE’s Rugby Roadshow in The Bath Pub

Missed out on all the craic in Cork at JOE’s Rugby Roadshow? Then here’s a glimpse of what you missed.

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Five players from the Irish provinces amongst the early contenders for European Player of the Year

Two players from Leinster, two from Munster and the consistently brilliant Ruan Pienaar are amongst 14 players on the longlist for the European Player of the Year 2014.

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Ulster’s Paddy McAllister tracks down fan who celebrated on his own at Leicester

One man’s solo dance of joy at Welford Road on Saturday was a wonder to behold. Now he is in line for some sweet goodies from one of the Ulster players.

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Here’s the Heineken Cup quarter-final and semi-final draw in full

There will be no meeting of Munster and Leinster in the Heineken Cup quarter-finals, but it could happen in the last four.

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