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Sam Simmonds named European Player of the Year

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

Sam Simmonds has capped an extraordinary Heineken Champions Cup campaign by being named EPCR European Player of the Year.   The number eight propelled Exeter Chiefs to a maiden European title at...

Everything you need to know about the Champions Cup Final, Line Ups, Team News, Stats and more

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

Either Exeter Chiefs or Racing 92 will have their name etched on the Champions Cup Trophy for the first time on Saturday in a mouthwatering final at Ashton Gate.   Exeter stormed through the...

Challenge Cup Final: Teams and Preview

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

With Bristol Bears and RC Toulon reaching the final, a new name will go on the trophy following Friday evening’s decider in Aix-en-Provence. Bristol, in their first final, and Toulon in their third...

Stats and Facts: RC Toulon vs Bristol Bears

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

This season’s European Rugby Challenge Cup final on Friday night will feature two sides in Bristol Bears and RC Toulon who go in search of a first success in the competition.      Here...

Champions Cup Pool Draw for 2020/21 season to take place on 28 October

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Pool Draw for the Heineken Champions Cup will be staged in Lausanne for the third successive year on Wednesday 28 October when Europe’s elite clubs will find out who their opponents will be for...

Joe Schmidt takes up a role with World Rugby

2 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

World Rugby has announced the appointment of Joe Schmidt as the organisation’s Director of Rugby and High Performance.   Schmidt will head up a new department in the international federation...

French ace Damian Penaud sidelined

2 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

France's Six Nations and Autumn Nations Cup hopes have been dealt a heavy blow with livewire winger Damian Penaud ruled out through injury, Clermont Auvergne have confirmed.   The...

EPCR European Player of the Year shortlist

3 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

Exeter Chiefs, Racing 92, Bordeaux-Bègles and Bristol Bears are all represented on the prestigious shortlist for the 2020 EPCR European Player of the Year award after...

Champions Cup | Clermont vs Racing 92 line ups and preview

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Saturday’s second quarter-final clash takes on a distinctly French air as the famous Stade Marcel Michelin plays host to what will surely be a monstrous battle in the shape of Clermont vs Racing...

Challenge & Champions Cup Quarter Final Referees

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

The referee appointments for the Challenge and Champions Cup have been confirmed after eight long months without top-class European action.     Champions Cup   France’s...