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Challenge Cup

2019 - 2020

Ultimate Rugby's All Time European Imported XV

1 month 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

1 month 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

2 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

3 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

3 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

6 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

6 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...

Nick Williams is reduced to tears as the Cardiff Blues gift him a special Christmas surprise

6 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Cardiff Blues back-rower Nick Williams was reduced to tears by a touching Christmas present from his club.   The Cardiff Blues surprised the No.8 by flying mother Aolele from New Zealand...

Challenge Cup Highlights: Bordeaux-Begles v Wasps

7 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Bordeaux and Wasps put on a special clash in their opening Challenge Cup encounter. A high scoring affair, Wasps will be bitterly disappointed to not come away with a losing bonus point....

Challenge Cup Highlights: Bristol Bears v Zebre

7 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

HT score Bristol bears 38- & Zebre. A great performance in the first half by Bears as they managed to run in 5 tries. Capon,  Lloyd, Flicker, O Connor and Thomas all crossed the white line. ...