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Champions Cup

2013 - 2014

George Clancy hangs up his whistle

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Irish referee George Clancy has announced that he will be stepping away from the pitch after 17 years with the whistle.   After a run of bad luck with injuries, Clancy took up refereeing in 2000...

New winners to be crowned in Europe this weekend

3 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

There will be new ribbons on both the Heineken Champions Cup and European Rugby Challenge Cup trophies this weekend as the 2019/20 season comes to a thrilling finale some 337 days after it had started. First-time...

Gordon D’Arcy Inducted Into Rugby Players Ireland Hall Of Fame

3 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Rugby Players Ireland has today announced that Gordon D’Arcy will join a host of iconic Irish rugby heroes in the Rugby Players Ireland Hall of Fame.   D’Arcy joins former teammates...

Rob Howley lands his first coaching job since gambling ban

4 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Former Wales and British and Irish Lions coach Rob Howley has landed his first coaching job since his 18-month suspension, of which nine months of it was suspended, after admitting to breaching...

Rob Kearney calls time on brilliant career

4 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Leinster’s sombre exit from the Champions Cup yesterday heralded the conclusion of a noteworthy rugby career, that of Rob Kearney’s.   Kearney attended Clongowes Wood College and was...

PRO14’s Ultimate XV

6 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Over the past few weeks, the Pro14 has been compiling a list of their Ultimate XV from the last 13 seasons as voted for by the fans, with two players going head-to-head and a winner being announced each...

Steenson agrees contract extension

6 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Long-serving Exeter Chiefs fly-half Gareth Steenson has today agreed a contract extension that will see him through to the end of the current 2019/20 season.   The cast list of Exeter’s promotion-winning...

The coaching staff the new Billionaire investors at Béziers could turn to

6 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Billionaire investors from the United Arab Emirates are set to takeover PROD2 side Beziers and along with a star-studded list of players linked with the club, the side are set to be boosted by a world...

Gloucester confirm two re-signings and eight departures

7 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Gloucester have today confirmed the eight players that will leave the club with two players committing their future to the club.   Gloucester has confirmed that three players...

Harlequins hooker Max Crumpton forced to retire through injury

7 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Following an eight-year professional career the Quins hooker will retire with immediate effect after sustaining a career-ending hamstring injury during Harlequins’ Heineken Cup fixture away to Bath...