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Champions Cup | Team of the Week Round 1

6 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

European rugby returns and a unique format this season as we enjoyed 12 games in Round 1. Seven away wins with ASM Clermont, Toulouse and Leinster stealing the lime light while RC Toulon, Lyon and Munster...

Saints bid to return to knockout stage for a second consecutive season

6 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Franklin’s Gardens is the venue for the first Champions Cup match of the season as Northampton Saints bid to return to the knockout stage for a second consecutive season. They will take on a Bordeaux-Begles...

Andrew Hat-Trick Crowns Resounding Win For Ulster

6 months ago by Irish Rugby News

John Andrew drove over for a hat-trick of tries as Ulster thumped Edinburgh 43-14 at BT Murrayfield to edge ahead of Leinster at the top of Conference A. Dan McFarland’s in-form side made it eight...

Academy Speedster Sexton Added To Ulster Bench

6 months ago by Irish Rugby News

Ulster’s selected team to face Edinburgh at BT Murrayfield on Monday (kick-off 8.15pm) shows a total of five changes. James Hume makes a timely return from a groin injury, reuniting in midfield with...

PRO14 Round 8 Preview

6 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

The PRO14 action is coming thick and fast with the 2020/21 season now firmly in full swing, and Round 8 promises another bout of thrills and spills as each of the 12 contesting teams look to strengthen...

Great Pro 14 form, but are Leinster being tested for Champions Cup?

6 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Leinster director of rugby Leo Cullen has concerns about whether his team’s performances in the Pro14 are adequately preparing them for what lies ahead in the Champions Cup.   Leinster are...

Kelleher Claims Hat-Trick As Leinster Cruise Past Edinburgh

6 months ago by Irish Rugby News

Cian Kelleher claimed a second-half hat-trick in Leinster’s crushing 50-10 Guinness PRO14 victory over Edinburgh at the RDS. It was a sixth straight bonus point triumph for the Conference A leaders,...

Leavy Back In Leinster Team For Edinburgh Test

6 months ago by Irish Rugby News

Dan Leavy is one of five changes to the Leinster team for Monday’s Guinness PRO14 encounter with Edinburgh at the RDS (kick-off 8.15pm). Leavy has made a successful return in recent weeks from his...

Connacht Hand First Starts To Reilly And Kenny

7 months ago by Irish Rugby News

Colm Reilly and Conor Kenny will make their first senior starts for Connacht against the Scarlets at the Sportsground on Saturday (kick-off 7.35pm). Ballinasloe native Reilly (21) made his debut off the...