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Challenge Cup

2022 - 2023

2023 EPCR Player of the Year award – nominees announced

5 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

Following another series of impressive performances during the Champions Cup pool stage, the current EPCR Player of the Year, Leinster Rugby’s Josh van der Flier, is again a contender for one of...

Rhys Priestland leads EPCR Challenge Cup’s top scorers

5 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

Following the conclusion of the EPCR Challenge Cup pool stage and ahead of the Round of 16, we’re looking at which players are leading the scoring charts so far.   Points – Rhys...

Leinster welcome Cardiff to the RDS

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

One stat that jumps out at you ahead of Saturday evening’s showdown at the RDS is that Leinster have made the most entries to the 22 this season (127) and their guests Cardiff the fewest (73). The...

Williams draws level with Cardiff great

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

Lloyd Williams will move level with Taufa’ao Filise’s appearance record as Cardiff travel to Leinster for the final United Rugby Championship clash before the international break.   Tongan...

Connacht squad to face Lions

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Connacht management team have named the matchday 23 for tomorrow’s BKT United Rugby Championship tie with the Emirates Lions at The Sportsground (k/o 7.35pm)Having missed last week’s trip...

Scarlets team to play Vodacom Bulls

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

Aaron Shingler takes over the captain’s armband as the Scarlets return to BKT United Rugby Championship action against the Vodacom Bulls on Friday night (19:35; BBC Wales & Viaplay). With Jonathan...

Anayi: South African Entry Has Strengthened URC & Europe

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

It’s been a pretty eventful eight years since Martin Anayi took over as chief executive of what is now the BKT United Rugby Championship. “It’s eight years and three children for me!”...

The URC Propping Pals Brewing Up For Business Success

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

When propping pals Dillon Lewis and Brad Thyer were looking for a business venture together, they drew inspiration from their Cardiff Rugby teammates. Some five years on, it’s proved to have been...

URC Preview: Scarlets v Bulls

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

At Parc y Scarlets, Llanelli, 7.35pm Referee: Andrew Brace (IRFU, 86th league game) Assistant: Adam Jones, Ben Breakspear (both WRU) TMO: Brian MacNeice (IRFU)   Overall URC head-to-head record:...

Life On The Road With The Emirates Lions - Next Stop Galway

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

From Cork to Paris, from the Gwent valleys to Galway, life on the road continues for the Emirates Lions as they now switch their focus back to the United Rugby Championship. Following trips to Munster...