Challenge Cup

2018 - 2019

Southern Hemisphere Nations slam their Northern counter-parts over “golden opportunity to grow the game”

6 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

SANZAAR have released a statement expressing their disappointment that the proposed World Rugby Nations Championship has officially been taken off the table.   The concept from World Rugby...

Monday Morning Round Up

7 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Chiefs set for All Blacks boost ahead must-win clash The Chiefs have received an ideal boost ahead of their potentially season-defining clash with the Rebels in Melbourne this week.   Co-captain...

Every Connacht try of the 2018/19 season

8 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Here are all 81 tries in the 2018/19 season.

Ruthless Clermont win record-equalling third Challenge Cup

8 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Clermont Auvergne outscored La Rochelle by three tries to one to win their first European trophy for 12 years.     Greig Laidlaw came off the bench to produce a kicking masterclass as...

Friday Morning Round Up

8 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

  The British and Irish Lions move swiftly to sign Warren Gatland - reports   The British and Irish Lions are set to announce Warren Gatland as their head coach for the 2021 tour to South...

European Team of the Week

8 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

With just four top flight matches taking place in Europe this weekend, we select our team of the week from the Champions and Challenge Cup semi finals.      Leinster and Saracens cruised...

Match Highlights: Clermont vs Harlequins

8 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

A sensational game of rugby with Clermont looking as if they would run away with it before Harlequins fought back. Camille Lopez opened the scoring with a drop goal before Marcus Smith responded with a...

Match Highlights: a Rochelle vs Sale Sharks

8 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

What a crazy game that was. La Rochelle win and go into the final where they will play either Clermont or Harlequins. Its was a tight contest with  loads of talking points. Two penalty tries and three...

Saints show no mercy, score 111 in rout of Timisoara Saracens

11 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

    Northampton scored 17 tries in a record victory as they beat Timisoara Saracens 111-3 to reach the European Challenge Cup quarter-finals.         Northampton Saints...

Challenge Cup Round 5 in numbers

1 year ago by Ultimate Rugby

EPC Rugby picked out some interesting statistics from last weekend’s European Rugby Challenge Cup games.         5 – Harlequins back-row forward Alex Dombrandt...