Champions Cup

Kerr-Barlow setback for Stade Rochelais

3 hours ago by Ultimate Rugby

Stade Rochelais scrum-half Tawera Kerr-Barlow has announced that he is out of the Heineken Champions Cup final against Leinster Rugby on May 28 due to a hand injury.     The 31-year-old...

Match officials for European finals named

5 hours ago by Ultimate Rugby

The match officials for the Champions and Challenge Cup finals have been announced.    Two of England’s top referees have been entrusted with the duties, with Wayne Barnes handling...

Star-studded line-up for EPCR European Player of the Year shortlist

1 day ago by Ultimate Rugby

As the countdown begins in earnest to the showpiece Heineken Champions Cup final in Marseille, in-form candidates from Leinster Rugby and Stade Rochelais are not surprisingly dominating the prestigious...

Leinster ‘desperate’ for fifth title after 2019 defeat

1 day ago by Ultimate Rugby

Leinster Rugby captain Johnny Sexton has asserted that the Irish province are “desperate” for a fifth a European title as they gear up to face Stade Rochelais in this season’s Heineken...

Kaino proud of defeated Toulouse

1 day ago by Ultimate Rugby

Stade Toulousain skills coach Jerome Kaino said they still had much to be proud of, despite their Heineken Champions Cup semi-final defeat to Leinster Rugby.   Defending champions Toulouse...

Sexton wants Leinster to utilise European experience

1 day ago by Ultimate Rugby

Johnny Sexton urged Leinster Rugby to draw on their past experiences after leading them into the Heineken Champions Cup final.   Leinster’s captain was named Heineken Star of the Match...

Stade Rochelais’ resilience pleases O’Gara

1 day ago by Ultimate Rugby

Ronan O’Gara hailed Stade Rochelais’ mental strength as they reached a second successive Heineken Champions Cup final with victory over Racing 92.   La Rochelle saw off Racing...

Leinster ‘threw the kitchen sink’ at Toulouse

1 day ago by Ultimate Rugby

Leinster Rugby head coach Leo Cullen praised his players for their dominant 40-17 victory over Stade Toulousain in the Heineken Champions Cup semi-finals.   The Irish province trailed early...

Finn Russell bemoans missed opportunities

2 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

Finn Russell has spoken of his disappointment after La Rochelle knocked Racing 92 out of the Champions Cup in the semi-final on Sunday.   La Rochelle will face Leinster in the European Champions...