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Edinburgh in vital Castres trip

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

Edinburgh Rugby cross the channel to face Pool A basement side Castres Olympique at Stade Pierre Fabre in a crucial Round 3 contest in the Heineken Champions Cup on Sunday.   The Scottish...

Match Preview: Bath target first win against unbeaten Toulon

2 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

Bath Rugby seek their first EPCR Challenge Cup win of the season as they await the visit of unbeaten Toulon on Saturday.   Bath will know how tough a task they face – they lost 7-29...

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...

Mike Blair: Edinburgh have ‘traits’ to win at Castres

2 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

Edinburgh Rugby head coach Mike Blair believes his side have the credentials to win at Castres Olympique in Round 3 of the Heineken Champions Cup on Sunday.   The Scottish region head into...

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...

Preview: Dragons v Bulls

3 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

Dragons RFC Props Chris Coleman and Aki Seiuli are the two most heavily penalised players in the league, with penalty counts of 16 and 14 respectively. The Dragons have the lowest scrum success in the...

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...