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Champions Cup and Challenge Cup weekends confirmed

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

La Rochelle who won a first Heineken Champions Cup in such dramatic fashion in May, will launch the defence of their title at Stade Marcel Deflandre against another former tournament winner, Northampton...

Rugby Club World Cup to start in 2025 - report

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

The first Rugby Club World Cup will kick off in 2025, according to a report by the Telegraph.   Sixteen clubs are set to battle it out to be crowned the World's best according to the report with...

Namibia qualify for their seventh consecutive RWC

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Namibia have secured their place at a seventh successive Rugby World Cup by beating Kenya 36-0 in the final of the Rugby Africa Cup 2022 in Aix-en-Provence on Sunday.   They qualify as Africa 1...

Champions Cup Pool Draw

3 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

EPCR has confirmed the Heineken Champions Cup pool draw.     POOL A (opponents in brackets)   Castres Olympique (Exeter Chiefs, Edinburgh Rugby)  Saracens (Lyon, Edinburgh...

French Barbarians squad named to face USA in Houston

3 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Big names have been included on the French Barbarians roster. The team will face the Men’s Eagles at AVEVA Stadium in Houston on July 1. The non-test match will serve as a warm-up for the World Cup...

Charles Ollivon to captain France against Japan, Ntamack and Dupont rested

3 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Charles Ollivon will take over the captain's armband for France's two-test series against Japan in July.   France head coach Fabien Galthie has named a 42-man squad to travel to Japan...

Ngatai signs for Leinster

3 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Leinster Rugby can confirm the signing of New Zealand international Charlie Ngatai from European Challenge Cup winners, Lyon.   The 31-year-old has played 88 times for Lyon in the last four seasons...

2022/23 EPCR tournament formats and qualifiers confirmed

3 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Following the landmark announcement of the inclusion of the leading South African clubs in its tournaments, EPCR is pleased to confirm the formats and qualifiers for next season’s expanded Heineken...

Winners & Losers: All Blacks squad to face Ireland

3 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

All Blacks head coach Ian Foster named his first squad of 2022 with six uncapped players.   The All Blacks' boss has sprung a few surprise selections, with some of the selections with...

Why Duane Vermeulen has been left out of the Springboks squad and who can fill the void he leaves

3 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Springbok head coach Jacques Nienaber named his squad for the upcoming international window with South Africa hosting Wales in a three-test match series.   Nienaber named a group of 43 players with...