Heineken Cup Final 2013

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Clermont Auvergne v Toulon, Lansdowne Road, Dublin
17:00 local, 16:00 GMT, 17:00 BST

Teams

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Clermont

Lee Byrne; Sitiveni Sivivatu, Aurelien Rougerie (capt), Wesley Fofana, Napolioni Nalaga; Brock James, Morgan Parra

Thomas Domingo, Benjamin Kayser, Davit Zirakashvili, Jamie Cudmore, Nathan Hines, Julien Bonnaire, Gerhard Vosloo, Damien Chouly.

Replacements:
Ti’I Paulo, Vincent Debaty, Clement Ric, Julien Pierre, Julien Bardy, Ludovic Radosavljevic, David Skrela, Regan King.

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Toulon

Delon Armitage; Rudi Wulf, Mathieu Bastareaud, Matt Giteau, Alexis Palisson; Jonny Wilkinson (capt), Sebastien Tillous-Borde

Andrew Sheridan, Sebastien Bruno, Carl Hayman, Bakkies Botha, Nick Kennedy, Danie Rossouw, Juan Martin Fernandez Lobbe, Chris Masoe.

Replacements:
Jean Charles Orioli, Gethin Jenkins, Davit Kubriashvili, Joe Van Niekerk, Steffon Armitage, Maxime Mermoz, Frederic Michalak, Jocelino Suta.

Officials

Referee: Alain Rolland (Ire)
Assistant ref: Wayne Barnes (Eng)
Assistant ref: George Clancy (Ire)
TMO: Marshall Kilgore (Ire)
Citing commissioner: Murray Whyte (Ire)

TV Coverage

UK & Ireland: Sky Sports 1 Live from 16:00
France: Canal+ Live/France 2
Italy: Sky Italia Live
USA: Fox Sports Live
Canada: TV5 Monde (French) Live
Australia: Setanta Live
NZ: Sky/Eurosport Asia Live

Live Streams

http://www.koisports.com/

http://www.viplivesports.eu/

http://www.wiziwig.tv/index.php?part=sports

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289 Responses to Heineken Cup Final 2013

  1. yesiamclutz says:

    Match report for the HCF has been up on the Graun for a few hours now. It’s easier to count the posts not calling Armitage names than those that do.

  2. refitman says:

    @clutz – so there is some sense left BTL over there?

  3. yesiamclutz says:

    The Swedish Interval show is actually quite good. It’s rather acerbic and self deprecating. Nice dig at the cost of hosting the Euro-vision too.

  4. Borderboy says:

    I want the song that’s on just now to win!

  5. Canaryatthewharf says:

    DA does seem to have got a lot of flak, the Kipper is pretty similar with a consensus he is a DFS.

    anyone understand what the Swedish compere is doing? Apart from a tame pole dance and gay marriage? I need another drink!

  6. refitman says:

    Is it cold in the auditorium?

  7. yesiamclutz says:

    Who is this compere, given the material she’s working with she’s turning dross into gold.

  8. refitman says:

    Good start for Greece. COME ON!

  9. yesiamclutz says:

    Anyone fancy a bet on who comes lower, UK or Ireland?

  10. refitman says:

    I see Sideshow Bob has emigrated to the Ukraine

  11. refitman says:

    @clutz – I reckon England. No one ever votes for us

  12. Canaryatthewharf says:

    The Greek government breathes a sigh of relief as Denmark takes a useful lead..

    I think Ireland will score a few more than the Uk but both will be in the bottom five, probably unfairly.

  13. Canaryatthewharf says:

    And of course Romania now puts the UK above Ireland. Probably hoping Call me Dave will let them in.

  14. yesiamclutz says:

    IN YOUR FACE IRELAND!!!!

    Feel sorry for Bonnie, she doesn’t deserve this.

  15. yesiamclutz says:

    Jesus my eyes!

    And my ears!

  16. Borderboy says:

    The Armenian guy’s a dick. C’mon Malta! I like Italian lady!!

  17. Canaryatthewharf says:

    Denmark look to have it, given Estonia will get the Baltic votes it’s between Ireland and the Uk for bottom!

  18. refitman says:

    That’s almost a dress the Spanish woman is wearing

  19. Canaryatthewharf says:

    Like the Spanish girl almost as much as the italian, pity she didn’t vote for Ireland

  20. yesiamclutz says:

    Without block voting this would be over already I suspect.

  21. flair99 says:

    I could not watch Eurovision for all the money in the world, but your comments are hilarious.

    Sorry, Ticht, although I vividly remember all the names mentionned in that blog, including the Narbonne express boy’s, I know very little about Narbonne as a rugby club nowadays, except that the glorious years will probably never be back. Too small a city, too close to Montpellier, at best they can hope for a mid position in the Pro D2. With little rugby history, but powerful investors Montpellier has managed to attract the support of the entire B├ęziers/Narbonne area, and beyond.

    Still sad for Clermont. And I know I should not, but still pissed at D. Armitage.

  22. refitman says:

    We’re only half way through the voting! And their having a break!

  23. yesiamclutz says:

    @flair,

    If it’s any commiseration, everyone in England hates Armitage too.

    @Eurovision

    Someone punch the guy doing interviews in the green room if he says hashtag one more time, please!

  24. refitman says:

    @flair – I think that it was Terry Wogan that made it bearable for me, slowly getting drunk while commentating.

    Did that guy just say “hastag…”? Twat!

    Oh, and HODOR

  25. refitman says:

    Are we really 10 points ahead of Ireland? Apparently greased drummers are not the way to go.

  26. yesiamclutz says:

    Crash, Cannary

    Has Ireland engaged in any invasions or wars alongside the USA recently? Cos I’m really struggling to understand how badly you’re entry is doing here.

  27. Borderboy says:

    Funny, Graham Norton is puzzled as to how Ireland (with it’s oiled-up semi-naked make drummers) is doing so badly…..

    Like French lady too.

  28. Borderboy says:

    Male drummers, obviously

  29. Borderboy says:

    Graham got very squeaky there. Denmark nearly there I think.

  30. yesiamclutz says:

    @BB

    I think the worst of the regional voting is over now, so I’d agree that Denmark have it.

    And I’d just like to point out I called it two pages back. Yeah Baby! I did! GO ME! etc, etc

  31. Canaryatthewharf says:

    Clutxpz

    No idea how Ireland could have upset eurpean music lovers or other sad voters.

    Maybe, as BB says, oiled male drummers are a turn off in much of Europe? Wouldn’t have thought so but the evidence suggests otherwise.

    Bigots

  32. yesiamclutz says:

    To answer Graham Nortons question, Denmark need 13 votes from the final 5 countries.

  33. Canaryatthewharf says:

    So, Denmark have done it!

  34. yesiamclutz says:

    Well this is a bit of a lame duck section.. isn’t it.

  35. Canaryatthewharf says:

    Clutz, yes but liked the colouring of the compere’s dres.

    And Ireland got a few more votes

  36. refitman says:

    It was a very strange decision to announce the winner before the voting had finished, even if they had won it.

  37. refitman says:

    I love the fact that she is being mic’d up on stage. Organisation, what’s that?

  38. Borderboy says:

    Well done Denmark – this was almost more exciting than the Heinie final!

  39. yesiamclutz says:

    Not an unreasonable winner I think. It’s one of the better songs, Ms. de Forrest has a good voice and a lovely smile.

  40. Borderboy says:

    The song’s OK – better than I thought it would be. Is she the first barefoot winner since Sandy Shaw?
    *Quick check of Wikipedia*
    Yup, Sandi Shaw did win it. And they already have the Danish winner from tonight up!

  41. yesiamclutz says:

    One final observation before I away. Is social conservatism in parts of Europe strongly affecting the voting? Songs with naked dancers, or approximations there-off, did badly (Romania, Ireland) as did the same sex kiss song (Finland).

  42. Borderboy says:

    Clutz – I was going to say yes, then I remembered that Dani International won it for Israel a few years ago – and she was (I think) transexual? That probably would have had more people up in arms than a few nearly nude drummers. Maybe the songs were just crap?

  43. ElSuavo says:

    For a comment about Eurovision

    Maybe the songs were just crap?

    would be hard to beat.

    I will be black-armbanding today after the Highlanders got torn a new one by the Bulls. And I’ll have a sympathetic drink on Ticht’s behalf at lunchtime.

  44. hamnashida says:

    For the record:

    Delon Armitage: The fact that you are permitted to draw breath even on the same continent as Gentleman Jonny – let alone actually play for the same team – is a sad indictment of Life, The Universe and Everything As We Know It, and a great vindication of the wisdom of the boulanger de Coarraze, who many years ago, on learning that I was not merely British but actually English, opined: “c’est pas grraveuh. Y a des bongs et des congs parretout. Le tout, c’est de savoirre trier, cong”. We know where you live, you little shit..

    Robert Paparembourde (Ticht’s heroic French team of the 80s): Section Paloise, France and world rugby legend (known as “Papa”, not “Patou”). Pretty much exactly what an international prop forward is supposed to look/act/be like. Also, more recently, the very fine patron of the best bar in – of course – Pau.

  45. refitman says:

    Has anyone seen the HSBC advert for the Lions tour: http://www.brandrepublic.com/news/1181975/

  46. rachel685 says:

    I can’t believe Ireland came last. We weren’t great, but we also weren’t, like, Spain bad.

    Also, @refit, YES. When the giant came on stage quite a few of us in my Eurovision party exclaimed, ‘HODOR!!!’

  47. Droptheclaw says:

    I am after closing off one of the greatest rugby weekends I have ever had. Name check: killer, kjh,Mrs kjh, Lara and a lot more besides. I have a Siberian rugby top from a French sing off. God almighty it was amazing. Chek you all x

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