Five Reasons To Watch The Champions Cup Semifinals

French Top 14 Round 22 Toulouse vs Clermont

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The buzz around any sports championship is greater when the blue bloods are in the playoffs.

The storylines and rivalries in this year's European Champions Cup semifinal matchups are endless, but here are the five stories the Middle East, North Africa will watch unfold live on FloRugby this weekend.

Watch Leinster vs Toulouse LIVE on FloRugby Saturday April 21 at 9:15 am CDT.

Watch Saracens vs Munster LIVE on FloRugby Saturday April 20 at 9:00 am CDT.

Irish Tussle

If you want to watch some of the best tacklers in the world go at eachother, watch the Champions Cup this weekend. CJ Stander leads the Champions cup in tackles with 112 for Munster. While Leinster’s James Ryan tallied 27 tackles against provincial rival Ulster in thee quarterfinal.

No New Faces

The four teams competing this weekend for the Champions cup have all been here before. Toulouse and Leinster are tied for the most with four, and only one of them will  go for a fifth after Saturday. Munster and the Saracens are  just behind with three each.

Cheslin Kolbe

Cheslin Kolbe might just be the most evasive man on foot. Kolbe has beaten the most defenders in the Champions cup so far with 45. He’s slippery too the point that he can actually slip and still burn several defenders. 

This is the second best team in the Top14 he’s doing this to. 

History Favors The French

Toulon should win if you go by the numbers. The Top14 teams are 10-5 against Irish provincial sides in semifinals. But then again, this is Leinster and they’ve got a secret weapon.

It’s Johnny Sexton


The World Rugby Player of The Year rides in from injury on his golden horse and to beat the French? Sexton gutted it out in the Six Nations and will now have a go at a Champions cup repeat. A fifth Champions cup places Johnny Sexton on Mt. Rushmore.

Sexton is just two wins away from adding another line to this year and a half long trophy grab. The World Cup hangs on the horizon.

Eagles To Cup Quarters, Book Ticket To Tokyo

Madison Hughes: 1st Place Is Pretty Cool

The USA Men are 3-0 in pool play at the London 7s, and, having qualified for the Cup Quarterfinals, have earned enough points in the Men's Sevens World Series to secure a spot at the 2020 Olympic Games.

South Teams Lead In Men D2 7s

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South Conference teams East Carolina and UNC-Charlotte ended pool play 3-0 in the Men’s D2 College 7s Championships.

UMW Leads Strong Top Pack In D1AA 7s

As expected, University of Mary Washington dominated in Pool Play at the Men’s D1AA USA Rugby Collegiate 7s Championships.

Favorites Top Pools, Barely, In D1A College 7s

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The favorites rolled, for the most part, in Men’s D1A action in the USA Rugby Collegiate 7s Championships, with Lindenwood, Arizona, Notre Dame College, and Central Washington all moving through undefeated.

Can USA Be Crowned In London?

Madison Hughes: 1st Place Is Pretty Cool

This isn't a coronation yet but it's still a big weekend for the USA Men's Sevens Team as the Eagles enter London.

Weekend Watch Guide: All Eyes Are On College 7s & PRO14 Final

It's very likely that if you are reading this; your son, daughter, sibling, or friend is playing in the Tucson in the College 7s National Championships.

IUPUI To Join MAC D1AA Conference

IUPUI's appearance at the USA Rugby Collegiate 7s Championships will be the last outing for the program as a D2 rugby team.

College 7s Championships Kicks Off: The Men

The men kick off the USA Rugby Collegiate 7s Championships Friday with three brackets and 35 teams in action.

Expert Picks: The USA Rugby College Sevens Edition

Razorbacks Look To Repeat At Red River 7s

FloRugby writers and contributors Alex Goff, Austin Willis, and Brett Anker got together online to kibitz about the USA Rugby College 7s Championships, and somewhere along the line words were said.

Socino: A Little Brotherly Love

How not to start with the big news? It is inevitable that I write about my younger brother Santiago signing a two-year contract with Jaguares, the Argentine franchise in Super Rugby. As a brother, it gives me great pride that he has been asked to join in an incredible tournament, getting closer to the possibility that one day he might play for Los Pumas.