Champions Cup

Farrell scoffs at worries of Ireland wilting against All Black physicality

2 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

Ireland boss Andy Farrell has brushed off concerns that Ireland will wilt in the face of the intense physicality which the All Blacks will bring to the field of play when they meet next month for their...

Leo Cullen Crowned URC's Coach of the Season

2 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Leinster boss collects the URC's Coach of the Season award after leading his side to victory in the Irish Shield and the top of the overall United Rugby Championship standings at the end of the regular...

2022/23 EPCR tournament formats and qualifiers confirmed

2 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

Following the landmark announcement of the inclusion of the leading South African clubs in its tournaments, EPCR is pleased to confirm the formats and qualifiers for next season’s expanded Heineken...

Cullen discusses Leinster's struggle with physical sides

2 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

It has been a difficult few weeks for Leinster Rugby after missing out on a Champions Cup title against La Rochelle and, now, falling to the Bulls in the URC semi-final in Dublin.     This...

Cullen's charges ready to fight fire with fire

2 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

Leinster face a test of physicality this weekend as they gear up to take on the Bulls in Dublin.     In the lead-up to the match, the Bulls have cited La Rochelle’s win over the Irish...

Top 14 Wrap: Castres top the standings, Toulouse crush Biarritz

3 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

Castres finish the Top 14 regular season at the top of the table after beating Pau 16-26, securing a semi-final spot in doing so.   The seedings for the Top 14 playoffs were decided...

Looking ahead to the URC quarters

3 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

Ulster vs Munster:  The quarters will open with an Irish derby as Munster look to pick up what has been a somewhat sterile season for them as they travel to Kingspan Stadium to take on Ulster.    Munster...

Defeated Leinster dominate tournament statistics

3 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

Leinster Rugby produced some scintillating rugby on their way to this season’s Heineken Champions Cup final. Although the Irish province were defeated by Stade Rochelais in the showpiece game in...

EPCR Confirms Inclusion Of South African Clubs For 2022/23 Season And Beyond

3 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

In a landmark expansion of its tournaments, EPCR has confirmed that the five leading clubs from South Africa will compete in the Champions Cup and the EPCR Challenge Cup from the 2022/23 season and beyond.     The...