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Sexton resumes contact training, Connors' season is over

2 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

Leinster have confirmed that Ireland captain Johnny Sexton has returned to contact training as he continues his recovery from a head injury.   Sexton has been sidelined since failing a Head...

Ireland U20s Head Coach: ‘It Was A Real Test And The Players Really Stepped Up’

2 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

Ireland U20s Head Coach Richie Murphy says his side’s intense work-out against Leinster ‘A’ on Friday will be a hugely valuable stepping stone towards this summer’s...

The Connacht Team That Beat A Powerful Leinster Side In The 2016 PRO12 Final

2 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

Five years ago today, Connacht claimed their first Pro12 title at Murrayfield.   The side coached by Pat Lam scored three tries through Tiernan O’Halloran, Niyi Adeolokun and Matt Healy.   Leinster...

13 new caps named in Samoa's squad to face Maori All Blacks, Tonga

2 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

Thirteen new caps have been included in the Manu Samoa rugby squad to play the Māori All Blacks and Tonga in June and July.   Leinster bound prop Michael Alaalatoa will captain the 31-man squad...

The Stats-Based Champions Cup Team of the Season

2 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

  EPCR have released the Champions Cup Player and Team of the Season based on stats provided by Stats Perform.   Antoine Dupont has been named the Champions Cup player of the...

Antoine Dupont crowns stellar season with European Player of the Year Award

3 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

Antoine Dupont has capped an outstanding season by becoming the first French player to win the prestigious EPCR European Player of the Year award. The scrum-half had already scored four tries in this...

Everything you need to know about the Champions Cup Final, Line Ups, Team News, Stats and more

3 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

The pinnacle of the 2020-21 Champions Cup is in sight as rugby fans the world over are licking their lips in anticipation of the mouth-watering, all-French clash between La Rochelle and Toulouse which...

Challenge Cup Final: Teams and Preview

3 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

Leicester Tigers and Montpellier clash in the Challenge Cup Final on Friday at Twickenham.    Leicester saw off Connacht Rugby, Newcastle Falcons and Ulster Rugby en route to a first final...

Michael Cheika appointed NEC Green Rockets Director of Rugby

3 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

Top League side NEC Green Rockets have announced that former Australian coach Michael Cheika has been appointed Director of Rugby.     In a statement, the club said, "NEC Green Rockets will...