# hcup - Monday 27 January, 2014
Munster have been handed another early kick-off, while Leinster meet Toulon on the Sunday afternoon.
# hcup - Monday 20 January, 2014
The Ireland captain says he has enjoyed ‘playing under’ Peter O’Mahony.
The Munster coach says many of his players feel they deserve a better ‘crack’ with Joe Schmidt.
# hcup - Sunday 19 January, 2014
Matt O’Connor believes his team has the capabilities needed to win their fourth Heineken Cup.
Munster will face Toulouse at home while Saracens will visit Ravenhill to meet Ulster.
Rob Penney’s men ran in six tries to dismiss the feeble Scottish challenge in Limerick.
Chris Henry is a tackling beast, Ruan Pienaar proves his class and Rory Best has some boot on him.
We went minute-by-minute from Thomond Park as Munster aimed to nestle into a snug home quarter-final place.
# hcup - Saturday 18 January, 2014
Mark Anscombe’s men could secure at quarter final at revamped Ravenhill by toppling Tigers.
The New Zealander has called on his players to finish the season on a high after a hammering in North London.
Former Ulster fullback Adam D’Arcy has backed the New Zealander to shine at Welford Road.
Because we can’t wait for Sunday either.
# hcup - Friday 17 January, 2014
Ospreys had lock Ian Evans sent off after 20 minutes, meaning Leinster were never in danger of falling short.
Ulster will have to come out on top of these match-ups to maintain their status as top seeds.
Rob Penney makes just one change from the side which beat Gloucester in Kingsholm.
Mark Anscombe’s side out to tame the Tigers in Welford Road tomorrow evening.
Coach Pat Lam has made four changes for the Pool 3 finale against Saracens.
The Ospreys flanker is determined to end a disappointing Heineken Cup campaign on a high.
The second-row is delighted that his side have their Pool 1 destiny in their hands going into the final round of fixtures.
# hcup - Wednesday 15 January, 2014
For European competition to have real credibility it needs the English, Irish, Scottish and Welsh to be realistic contenders, writes Simon Hick.
The tight-head is promising a big improvement to come from the northern province’s set-piece.
# hcup - Tuesday 14 January, 2014
‘We should be a little bit happy’, says the coach of the Heineken Cup’s current top seeds.
Players with the nothern province won’t be happy with the progress they’ve made until they ‘actually win something.’
# hcup - Monday 13 January, 2014
The winger will not return to provincial action now before the Six Nations.
Ulster and Munster are looking for April ties at home while Leinster and Connacht are just hoping.
Leinster will probably have to travel in the quarter-finals, but that won’t worry them.
We have selected the best team from the four Irish provinces and the smattering of Irishmen playing abroad.
The ex-Northampton man has endured plenty of hurt in Leicester and hopes to buck the trend this Saturday.
The fullback’s three-pointer from 42 metres out was a vital spur in a comeback win over Castres.
Four wins from four again for the provinces with two already in the quarter finals.
# hcup - Sunday 12 January, 2014
The westerners may need to uncork some champagne rugby against Saracens next weekend.
The Kiwi scored 21 points for the three-time European Cup champions as they fought back to beat Castres.
Qualification for the quarter finals would be achingly close for Matt O’Connor’s men if they could claim a French scalp.
The out-half put a difficult night in Ravenhill behind him with a solid display to get Munster in the Heineken Cup quarter-finals.
The Amlin Challenge Cup champions are in France today, hoping to avoid the need to defend their crown.
# hcup - Saturday 11 January, 2014
Kingsholm is no longer the fortress that it used to be but the English side will leave it all out on the pitch.
The former Leinster and Ireland hooker believes Castres will put up a hell of a fight at Stade Pierre Antonie.
The former Munster flanker believes Ian Keatley is fortunate to start ahead of JJ Hanrahan today.
It’s a rare turn with the favourites tag for Connacht.
# hcup - Friday 10 January, 2014
The duel between young opensides Tommy O’Donnell and Matt Kvesic should be a crucial, deciding factor.