Champions Cup

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

2 months 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...

Defeated Leinster dominate tournament statistics

2 months 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...

Ulster & Munster's Road To The URC Play-Offs

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Ahead of their clash in the United Rugby Championship quarter-finals, we take a look at Ulster & Munster's route to the knockouts.   SEASON SNAPSHOT   But for the distraction of Champions...

De Allende The Dynamite For Mighty Munster

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Munster’s prospects in the Vodacom United Rugby Championship play-offs are hitched to powerhouse Springbok centre Damian de Allende.   A chest complaint meant De Allende missed the 35-25 defeat...

Sexton chief points-scorer after haul in final defeat

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Johnny Sexton finished this season’s Heineken Champions Cup as the leading points-scorer as he racked up 18 of Leinster Rugby’s 21 points in their final defeat to Stade Rochelais. Below,...

The latest rumours, player movements and re-signings

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

We round up the week's latest rumours, signings, and re-signings.     Richie Mo'unga re-signs with New Zealand Rugby until at least 2023 Richie Mo'unga has signed...

Leinster unchanged from semi-final win over Toulouse

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Leinster Rugby team, as sponsored by Bank of Ireland, has been named to face La Rochelle in the Heineken Champions Cup final in Marseille tomorrow (KO 5.45 local/4.45pm Irish – LIVE on Virgin...

The Fijians and Samoans who could follow the likes of Piutau in trading test teams

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

On Friday, Tonga's head coach named his squad for the Pacific Nations Cup & World Cup Qualifier 2022 this July.     Included in his squad were the likes of Israel Folau, Charles...

Leinster and La Rochelle prepare for furious battle for Champions Cup title

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

The 2021-22 Champions Cup final is imminent and a fiery clash is on the cards, worthy of the occasion.     Leinster and La Rochelle will contest the cup at the Stade Velodrome in Marseille and,...

Champions Cup Final Teams: Double Injury Boost For La Rochelle, Three Leinster Milestones

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

  The teams for Saturday's Champions Cup final at the Stade Velodrome in Marseille have been named.   Leinster unchanged from semi-final Will Skelton and Brice Dulin fit for La Rochelle Garry Ringrose...