Challenge Cup

2021 - 2022

Scarlets sign Cheetahs hooker Marnus van der Merwe

4 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

Scarlets are delighted to confirm the signing of Toyota Cheetahs hooker Marnus van der Merwe ahead of the 2024-25 season.   The 27-year-old has been earning rave reviews in South Africa and was...

Huw Jones is staying at Scotstoun

5 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

Glasgow Warriors have made a statement of intent by retaining the services of one of the northern hemisphere’s most dangerous attackers in the face of significant competition, after Huw Jones...

Courtney Lawes to leave Northampton Saints

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

After 17 seasons at Northampton Saints, Courtney Lawes will depart the Club at the conclusion of the 2023/24 campaign after electing to finish his illustrious career with one final adventure overseas at...

Dan McFarland departs Ulster Rugby

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

Dan McFarland has stepped down as head coach of Ulster with immediate effect, with Ireland U20 coach Richie Murphy set to take charge on an interim basis after the Six Nations. McFarland leaves after...

Northampton Saints confirm new contracts for coaching team

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

Northampton Saints today announce that Director of Rugby, Phil Dowson, and Head Coach, Sam Vesty, have both committed their futures to the Club by extending their contracts. The duo led Saints to a Gallagher...

Ospreys boss Lance Bradley on the search for a new home and why he feels the BKT URC is a “cracking league”

2 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

Lance Bradley is a man on a mission to usher in a successful new era for the Ospreys both on and off the field.   The former Gloucester boss has only been in position as chief executive...

Vodacom URC goes “back to school” with Origins Rounds

2 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

Vodacom United Rugby Championship teams will be sporting their school or club colours in a unique start to the second half of the competition this weekend, in the first of two special Origin Rounds rounds...

Dan jones to make 150th appearance in Munster clash

2 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

Dan Jones will make his 150th Scarlets appearance when BKT United Rugby Championship action resumes on Friday night with the visit of Munster to Parc y Scarlets (19:35 BBC Wales).   The fly-half...

The time for vengeance has come for La Rochelle, Perpignan and Montpelier

2 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

After two days in this 6 Nations Tournament , this weekend will be marked by the 15th day of Top 14 . Several beautiful posters on the program and above all the challenge between this very particular period...

A team-by-team half-term report on the URC

2 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

We are now midway through the BKT URC campaign, with all 16 teams having played the first nine of their 18 regular season matches. So as the league returns this weekend with Round 10, how have the sides...