Challenge Cup

2021 - 2022

JJ Hanrahan urges Dragons to start on front foot

1 hour ago by Ultimate Rugby

Dragons fly-half JJ Hanrahan has urged the Welsh side to attack from the start in their EPCR Challenge Cup Round 1 tie against Emirates Lions in Johannesburg on Saturday.   The Irishman doesn’t...

Ross Thompson setback for Glasgow Warriors

1 day ago by Ultimate Rugby

Glasgow Warriors’ hopes of EPCR Challenge Cup glory have suffered a blow with the news that fly-half Ross Thompson has been ruled out until the New Year with an ankle injury.     The...

Life at the Dragons is Proving Home From Home for Irish Wanderer

1 day ago by Ultimate Rugby

For much-travelled Irishman JJ Hanrahan, the Dragons is proving to be a real home from home. The 30-year-old utility back came on board from French club Clermont Auvergne over the summer and has helped...

Springboks Star Says South African Teams Will Take European Rugby to a New Level

1 day ago by Ultimate Rugby

Springboks star Handre Pollard believes the South African teams will take the Champions Cup to “a completely different level”, just as they have done with the United Rugby Championship.   Pollard’s...

London Irish look to strike early on Champions Cup return

2 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

London Irish lock Rob Simmons believes the key to his club making a success of their return to the Heineken Champions Cup is to “get some points on the board” as they prepare to host Montpellier...

Cheetahs touring squad for Rounds 1&2 of EPCR Challenge Cup

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Cheetahs will make their EPCR Challenge Cup debut this season and announced their squad for the Rounds 1 & 2 matches played in December 2022.    The squad is travelling from Bloemfontein...

Sam Wainwright joins Scarlets

2 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

Scarlets have signed Wales international prop Sam Wainwright from Saracens for the remainder of the 2022-23 season.   The 24-year-old tight-head, currently part of Wales’s Autumn Nations squad,...

Classic clash at Twickenham: England vs All Blacks

2 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

It’s all happening at Twickenham once again as, this week, the All Blacks come knocking.   After tasting defeat in their first outing of the series (against Argentina), England came back strongly...

Connacht Rugby and BLK reveal celebratory 2022/23 European Kit

2 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

Connacht Rugby, in partnership with BLK Sport, have revealed their new European kit for the 2022/23 season.In the 1997/98 season, Connacht Rugby made history when the club defeated Begles-Bordeaux away...

Brodie Retallick named to play 100th Test in clash with England

2 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

All Blacks selectors Ian Foster, Joe Schmidt and Jason Ryan have named Brodie Retallick for his 100th All Blacks Test, against England at Twickenham.   The 31-year-old will become the 12th All...