Challenge Cup

2019 - 2020

European quarter-finals prove rugby is still a game for all shapes and sizes

2 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

One of the oldest cliches in rugby is that it is 'a game for all shapes and sizes' and while the professional game has seen players become bigger and stronger over the years, the quarter-finals of the...

Highlights: Bristol Bears vs Dragons

6 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Bristol Bears finished with a flourish to thump the Dragons 56-17 in the quarter-finals of the Challenge Cup. The Dragons started the match brightly, slotting an early penalty and following that...

Champions and Challenge Cup quarter-finals kick-off times altered

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

EPCR has announced that two kick-off times for the Champions Cup and European Rugby Challenge Cup quarter-finals have been slightly altered.    🚨#HeinekenChampionsCup quarter-finals...

Ultimate Rugby's All Time European Imported XV

4 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Since rugby went professional in 1995, European clubs have searched the market to sign top players to help propel them to glory both domestically and in Europe.   We have picked a XV of...

EPCR looking at expanding Champions Cup to 24 teams next season

4 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

  European Professional Club Rugby (EPCR) have released a statement confirming its plans to stage this season’s Champions Cup and Challenge Cup finals in October.     The Champions...

European Chiefs Slam World Rugby For Leaving Them Out Of Key Talks And Want To Stage Champions Cup Final In October

5 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

World Rugby's plans to play any postponed July Internationals in October is under threat from European clubs who guarding their competitions.   European rugby’s governing body has told World...

Champions and Challenge Cup Semi and Finals Postponed

6 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

The EPCR Board have announced that the semi-final and finals matches of the Champions and Challenge Cup have been postponed.    The organising body of the competition released the following...

Scarlets lock slapped with a heavier ban than French prop for punching

6 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Scarlets lock Sam Lousi been slapped with a five-week suspension for his punch on Fineen Wycherley in the Scarlets' loss to Munster on February 29, 2020.   His suspension cames a day after...

Worcester added to their flyhalf stocks for next season

8 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Worcester Warriors have confirmed the signing of Wasps' fly-half Billy Searle on a two-year contract from the start of the 2020/21 season.   Searle, 23, is the first new recruit to be announced...

Reader's Right Wing of the Year

9 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

As the year draws to a close we take a look back at the year that was and have nominated four players from each position for your team of the year.   We have included players based on their club...