Heineken Cup

2013 - 2014

Dylan Hartley retires from professional rugby

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

Former England hooker and Northampton Saints' club legend Dylan Hartley has retired from professional rugby with immediate effect.     The 33-year-old hooker has been unable to recover from...

Rob Penny appointed Waratahs Head Coach

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Waratahs can announce that Rob Penney has been appointed Head Coach for the 2020 Super Rugby season.   The former Munster Head Coach has signed a three-year deal with NSW Rugby, seeing him remain...

Former Munster coach completes Springboks Rugby World Cup coaching team

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Rassie Erasmus has completed his Rugby World Cup coaching team on Wednesday with the confirmed appointment of defence consultant Felix Jones.   The former Irish international will join the squad...

Ruan Pienaar signs for Cheetahs

4 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Cheetahs have confirmed the signing of former Springbok scrumhalf, Ruan Pienaar who wishes to further his rugby career in the Free State.      The skilful player represented the Springboks...

Double European winner stays on at Glasgow to help with scrum

5 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Petrus du Plessis, with a number of trophies including 2 Heineken Cup wins, will stay on at Glasgow Warriors in a coaching role as he signs as a full-time scrum coach.   Born just outside Cape Town,...

Kvesic gunning for Final glory

5 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Last season it was a watching brief for Matt Kvesic, but on Saturday the all-action forward aims to lead from the front as Exeter Chiefs target Gallagher Premiership Rugby glory against Saracens at Twickenham.   Kvesic...

Rob Kearney extends contract with IRFU

5 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Irish Rugby Football Union have confirmed that Rob Kearney has signed a contract extension that will see him continue to play in Ireland until the end of the 2019/20 season.     Rob,...

Cian Healy signs new IRFU & Leinster contract

5 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Ireland international loosehead Cian Healy has signed a new two-year IRFU contract until the end of the 2020/21 season.     Healy has been capped 88 times for Ireland, Healy started four...

John Fogarty to take over as Ireland scrum coach

6 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Leinster Rugby and the IRFU have today confirmed that John Fogarty will take up the role of IRFU National Academy Forwards Coach from the 1st July 2019.   Fogarty replaces the outgoing Greg Feek...

Garyn Smith re-signs with Cardiff Blues

6 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Garyn Smith has handed Cardiff Blues a further boost by putting pen to paper on a new long-term contract.     Following the announcement that Harri Millard has committed his future to Cardiff...