Champions Cup

Anglo-Irish rivalry at its best: Leicester vs Leinster

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

A great Anglo-Irish clash is set for Welford Road as the Premiership log-leaders lock horns with the number one side in the URC.    Leinster were impressive in their Round of 16 2nd Leg as...

James Ryan returns from injury for Leicester clash

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

Leinster head coach Leo Cullen has named his Leinster Rugby team to take on Leicester Tigers in the last eight of the Heineken Champions Cup tomorrow (KO 5.30pm – LIVE on BT Sport).   It’s...

Three SA sides book their place in the URC playoffs after another full house of wins

2 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

The DHL Stormers, Cell C Sharks and Vodacom Bulls all booked their spots in the Vodacom United Rugby Championship playoffs with hard-fought home victories in the penultimate round of league action this...

URC Team Announcements Round 17

2 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

The teams for this weekend's Round 17 fixtures of the United Rugby Championship have been named with all details of match officials and broadcast information below.   TEAM NEWS HEADLINES   #BULvGLA Arno...

Sharks unchanged for Connacht clash

2 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

Sharks head coach Sean Everitt has shown commitment to the saying, ‘If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it’ by naming the exact same match 23 for his team’s United...

Victories key as SA sides complete home run in URC

2 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

The South African franchises will be desperate for one last big shove as they wrap up their home run in the league phase of the Vodacom United Rugby Championship this weekend, with three of the four sides...

State of Play URC: Champions Cup qualification

3 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

With two full rounds of the United Rugby Championship remaining, the race for Champions Cup qualification next season is heating up. The South African teams will participate in the Champions Cup next...

SA Coastal sides launch into URC top four

3 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

The DHL Stormers marched into an impressive second place and the Cell C Sharks into fourth on the Vodacom United Rugby Championship log, while the Vodacom Bulls remained in eighth position in a rewarding...

Friend rings the changes for Connacht's clash in Johannesburg

3 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

Connacht boss Andy Friend has rung the changes for his side’s encounter with the Lions in Johannesburg on Saturday.    Connacht have had a tough fortnight, losing out to fellow Irish...

Robbie Henshaw extends with Leinster until July 2025

3 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

Leinster Rugby and the IRFU have confirmed that Robbie Henshaw has extended his contract to July 2025.     Henshaw won various player of the year awards in 2021 for his stellar performances...