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Match Preview: Leinster vs Ulster

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

A look ahead to Ulster's first match of 2024, as Dan McFarland's side face a trip to the RDS Arena to take on Leinster Rugby in Round 9 of the BKT United Rugby Championship. Ulster hope to...

Top billing for Bok heroes Etzebeth, Fourie in crunch coastal derby

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Two titans of South African rugby will clash on Saturday when Deon Fourie and Eben Etzebeth, recent comrades in World Cup glory, face off in Cape Town.   The resurgent DHL Stormers are looking to...

United Rugby Championship Stats Round 8

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

After an exciting weekend of the United Rugby Championship, URC StatMaster has identified the top players from R8 along with the overall top team and player performances from the league so far. Carries:...

Louw leads a strong herd travelling south hunting for a Christmas win

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Elrigh Louw leads a determined Vodacom Bulls side who travel to the Cape for the first instalment of the North-South derby in the current 2023/24 season. This round 8 festive clash of the Vodacom United...

Seven Things We Learned From The First Seven Rounds In The URC: 2/7

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Crowds on the rise What about attendances? Well, the figures show they are up on the corresponding period last season. There’s also been a steady rise as the campaign has progressed, with the last...

European Rugby: A look at how the Premiership sides fair going into the weekend

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

A weekend of tantalizing European action is in store as all ten Gallagher Premiership Rugby sides continue their Investec Champions Cup and Challenge Cup campaigns. A drama-filled opening round set the...

Champions Cup Stat Leaders

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Most Points:   20: Handre Pollard - Leicester Tigers 18: Nolann le Garrec - Racing 92 16: Jurie Matthee - Stormers 16: Marcus Smith - Harlequins     Try Assists:   2: Gabriel...

DHL Stormers face new frontier in Leicester

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

The DHL Stormers will face the Leicester Tigers for the first time in their Investec Champions Cup opener at Mattioli Woods Welford Road on Sunday. Experienced prop Brok Harris will lead the team in Leicester,...

Bulls vs Saracens: Match preview

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

A column by former England and British and Irish Lions flyhalf Stuart Barnes on the eve of the Investec Champions Cup clash at Loftus between the Vodacom Bulls and Saracens has neatly encapsulated why...

United Rugby Championship Round 7 Wrap Up By Simon Thomas

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

BOX OFFICE WALES HOPEFUL Wales fly-half contender Ioan Lloyd produced a “box office” display in the Scarlets’ 29-23 bonus point victory over Cardiff Rugby at a packed Arms Park.   The...