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Anayi: South African Entry Has Strengthened URC & Europe

4 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

It’s been a pretty eventful eight years since Martin Anayi took over as chief executive of what is now the BKT United Rugby Championship. “It’s eight years and three children for me!”...

Where To Watch URC Round 13

6 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

FRIDAY, JANUARY 27   Ulster v DHL Stormers Kingspan Stadium, Belfast – KO 19.35 IRE & UK / 20.35 ITA / 21.35 SA Live on: BBC NI, RTÉ, SuperSport, Viaplay, Premier Sports, Discovery...

Pool stage ramps up with knockout stage spots secured

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

Seven teams bagged their places in the EPCR Challenge Cup knockout stage amid an enthralling Round 3 last weekend.   Cardiff Rugby, RC Toulon, Connacht Rugby, Bristol Bears, Glasgow Warriors,...

Italy name training squad ahead of 2023 Six Nations

2 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

Italy head coach Kieran Crowley has named a 34-man training squad ahead of the 2023 Guinness Six Nations.        The squad are set to meet for a camp in Verona between...

United Rugby Championship R12 Wrap-Up

2 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

GLASGOW SEE OFF THE CHAMPIONS AS LEINSTER SURVIVE SCARE   A second try of the match from Argentine wing Sebastián Cancelliere in the final play secured a bonus point 24-17 victory for Glasgow...

Five Players to Watch in the URC this weekend

3 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

Hacjivah Dayimani (DHL Stormers)   His surname means “diamond” in Zulu and the 25-year-old No 8 is certainly a jewel in the crown of the URC champions. He was inspired to take up rugby...

Preview: Edinburgh v Zebre Parma

3 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

Edinburgh Rugby Not only does Darcy Graham remain the league’s top try scorer with nine, he has also made the joint-most clean breaks (13, = Ryan Conbeer) Most effective in the 20 minutes after...

URC: Stat Storylines Ahead of Round 12

3 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

Five things to watch out for in Round 12 of the BKT United Rugby Championship this weekend.   SCRUM SHOWDOWN IN NEWPORT The stats would suggest the scrum is going to be a key area in Friday night’s...

Disciplinary Update: Lorenzo Pani (Zebre Parma)

3 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Disciplinary process related to Lorenzo Pani's Red Card in the BKT United Rugby Championship Round 11 game against Benetton on Saturday, December 31, 2022 has resulted in a three week suspension.                 After...

Fans Turn Up In Record Numbers As URC Makes History

3 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

History was made as the overall attendance record for a single round in the BKT United Rugby Championship was broken in Round 11 with over 123,000 fans packing into stadiums across both hemispheres.     The...