Champions Cup

2022/23 EPCR tournament formats and qualifiers confirmed

2 weeks 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...

Top 14 Wrap: Castres top the standings, Toulouse crush Biarritz

3 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

Castres finish the Top 14 regular season at the top of the table after beating Pau 16-26, securing a semi-final spot in doing so.   The seedings for the Top 14 playoffs were decided...

Levani Botia to captain Fiji, former All Black included in the Pacific Nations Cup squad

3 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

Fiji Rugby have announced a powerful 34-member squad for the upcoming World Rugby Pacific Nations Cup (PNC) featuring the Flying Fijians, Tonga, Samoa and Australia A.       16...

Defeated Leinster dominate tournament statistics

3 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

Leinster Rugby produced some scintillating rugby on their way to this season’s Heineken Champions Cup final. Although the Irish province were defeated by Stade Rochelais in the showpiece game in...

Sexton chief points-scorer after haul in final defeat

4 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

Johnny Sexton finished this season’s Heineken Champions Cup as the leading points-scorer as he racked up 18 of Leinster Rugby’s 21 points in their final defeat to Stade Rochelais. Below,...

European Player of the Year: Josh van der Flier

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Leinster Rugby wing forward, Josh van der Flier, has rounded off an outstanding European season by being named EPCR European Player of the Year 2022.Van der Flier becomes the third Leinster player...

Intrigue ahead of final as O'Gara and Sexton are rivals once more

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Saturday’s Heineken Champions Cup final has no shortage of individual contests, but one if the most intriguing is the somewhat unorthodox one between Leinster flyhalf and captain Johnny Sexton and...

Champions Cup Final Teams: Double Injury Boost For La Rochelle, Three Leinster Milestones

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

  The teams for Saturday's Champions Cup final at the Stade Velodrome in Marseille have been named.   Leinster unchanged from semi-final Will Skelton and Brice Dulin fit for La Rochelle Garry Ringrose...

Class of 2022: Retiring Players XV

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

The 2021/22 season is drawing to a close which means several players will be bringing their careers to an end.   We take a look at these players in the form of XV.   1. Rhys...

EPCR European Player of the Year shortlist: James Lowe

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

James Lowe’s try-scoring prowess and all-round attacking threat made him an obvious pick for the EPCR European Player of the Year shortlist.   The Leinster Rugby wing is the Heineken...