2021/22 Champions Cup Pools Confirmed

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Champions Cup pools for the 2021/22 season have been confirmed.    The 24 have been placed into one of four tiers based on their ranking, with the draw placing clubs into two...

Champions Cup pool draw update

2 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

The pool draw for the 2021/22 Heineken Champions Cup will be staged in Lausanne, Switzerland next Wednesday (July 21) at noon (UK time).     The draw will be live-streamed on

Exiles sign new flyhalf from the Top 14

3 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

London Irish have succeeded in securing the signature of former Clermont flyhalf, Rory Jennings, for an as yet undisclosed length of time.    Something of a journeyman, Jennings has previously...

Premiership Ins and Outs: A full list of the 2021/22 Transfers

4 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

      Premiership   Bath Players In: Johannes Jonker (Ealing Trailfinders), D'Arcy Rae (Glasgow Warriors), Will Butt (promoted from Academy), Arthur...

Himeno returns to the starting lineup for Ireland clash

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Jamie Joseph has confirmed the Brave Blossoms’ Team that will take on Ireland this Saturday, July 3 at Aviva Stadium in Dublin.   The match holds huge significance for both teams, as Ireland...

Champions Cup format and qualifiers confirmed

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Following the conclusion of the domestic seasons in England and France, EPCR is pleased to confirm the format and qualifiers for the 2021/22 Champions Cup as Europe’s elite club tournament is set...

"It's a once-in-a-lifetime experience" - Matsushima keen to make history against the Lions

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Kotaro Matsushima has enjoyed a successful season in the Top 14 and he is looking forward to taking another step forward against the British and Irish Lions on Saturday.   "It's a once-in-a-lifetime...

"I'm ready to play" - Himeno raring to take on the Lions

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Star Brave Blossoms' back-rower Kazuki Himeno is raring to take on the British and Irish Lions and has declared himself fit to take on the Four Nations having caught a flight from Auckland to Edinburgh...

Ntamack and Jalibert clash in Top 14 semi-final

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Toulouse and Bordeaux clash in the second Top 14 semi-final on Saturday with the clash between Romain Ntamack and Matthieu Jalibert headlining the encounter.   The two French pivots go head to head...

Top 14 semi-final action

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

This weekend sees the French Top 14’s finest battle it out in the semi-finals.    The round kicks off at Stade Marcel-Deflandre where competition giants La Rochelle and Racing...