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How the revised formats for the Champions and Challenge Cup will work

4 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

The EPCR has confirmed the revised tournament formats for the 2020/21 season.    In a statement confirming the news, the organising body of the Champions Cup and Challenge Cup said that the...

What to look forward to in Round 14 of the Pro14

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

It is now full steam ahead in the Guinness PRO14 with complete rounds of matches scheduled between now and the end of March.   Bar a couple of re-arranged fixtures, the 12 teams now know what awaits...

Bundee Aki, Ultan Dillane and Dave Heffernan start for Connacht

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

Bundee Aki, Ultan Dillane and Dave Heffernan will all start for Connacht in tomorrow’s crucial inter-conference clash with Cardiff Blues at The Sportsground.   With 6 points separating the...

Andy Friend stays on at the Sportsground

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Connacht Rugby and the IRFU are have confirmed that Head Coach Andy Friend has signed a new two-year contract extension, keeping him at The Sportsground until the end of the 2022/23 season. Friend is...

Ospreys swoop in on Connacht at The Sportsground

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Sportsground will play host to a fiery Celtic contest on Sunday as Ospreys take the field to challenge Connacht to finish off a previously paused Round 8.   Both sides were last in action on...

Sammy Arnold ruled out until April

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Connacht centre Sammy Arnold has been ruled out until early April after having chest muscle surgery.     Andy Friend could have Bundee Aki back this weekend after a knee issue, although...

O'Driscoll picks his Ireland team to face Wales

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Former Ireland captain Brian O’Driscoll has urged Ireland to pick Tadhg Beirne in the Six Nations opener against Wales next month while also included nine Leinster players in the XV.   Brian...