6 Storylines to Follow in the Heineken Cup This Weekend

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6 Storylines to Follow in the Heineken Cup This Weekend
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Halfway through the group stage of this seasons' Heineken Cup campaign, the pools have begun to take shape with powers from Ireland, France and England taking a dominant grip on proceedings.

The European game returns Friday evening after a full schedule of November internationals having taken centre stage for the past six weeks, signifying the beginning of club rugby's essential winter phase.

Ahead of this weekend's fixtures, there are a sample of specific storylines to keep an eye out for, such as old faces returning to new surroundings and some teams threatened with the eventuality of bowing out of competition even at these early stages.

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