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Stats and Facts ahead of round one of the Champions and Challenge Cup Cup

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Ahead of the kick-off of the new European season, we take a look at the stats and facts from the Champions cup and Challenge Cup.     Champions Cup:   • There are nine tournament...

Toulon trip provides tough first test post Steve Diamond era for Sale Sharks

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Life without Steve Diamond begins at the Stade Felix Mayol in Toulon on Saturday as Sale Sharks begin a new era in the club's history.   An ever-present figure at the Manchester-based...

Bristol to lodge a formal complaint on Radradra's treament

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Bristol Bears will lodge a formal complaint to World Rugby over the injury management of Fiji captain Semi Radradra.   Radradra lead his country for the first time on Saturday when the Flying...

Fireworks expected at Ashton Gate as Bristol end 12-year hiatus

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

It's been 12 years since Bristol took on Europe's best and this weekend Pat Lam's side are welcomed back to the Champions Cup by French giants Clermont.   The new format of the Champions Cup will...

Champions and Challenge Cup Round 1 &2 Referee Appointments

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

France’s Mathieu Raynal will be in charge when Exeter Chiefs begin their Heineken Champions Cup defence against Glasgow Warriors at Sandy Park next month. Raynal’s selection for the Pool B...

Saturday and Sunday Premiership line ups

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Harlequins, Exeter, Sale Sharks and Northampton Saints kick off the 2020/21 Premiership season on Friday before the action continues on Saturday and Sunday.   Bath and Newcastle get the ball...

Champions and Challenge Cup Fixtures Confirmed

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Exeter Chiefs, who secured a first top-flight European title in such magnificent style last month, will begin their defence of the Heineken Champions Cup with an opening round clash against Glasgow Warriors...

Western Force add former TOP14 star to their ranks

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Western Force has added to their strong Australian backline contingent, with flyhalf Jake McIntyre joining the club on a two-year contract from French Top 14 side ASM Clermont Auvergne.   An...

Winners & Losers: Champions Cup Draw

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Pools are in for the 2020/21 season of the Champions Cup. Holders Exeter Chiefs, will play against Toulouse and Glasgow Warriors in the pool stage of the 2020/21 competition following the...