Champions Cup

Rumble at the Stade Marcel-Deflandre as Montpellier challenge La Rochelle

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

It’s an all-French affair at Stade Marcel-Deflandre as Ronan O’Gara’s La Rochelle host Montpellier.    Last round, La Rochelle had the better of Bordeaux on the former’s...

Knee injury ends Paul Willemse's season

2 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

Montpellier's Paul Willemse, who was hit in the knee on Saturday during the defeat against LOU, will not play again this season.      According to information from RMC Sport, the 29-year-old will...

Reinach ruled out this season due to a shoulder injury

3 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

Springboks World Cup winner Cobus Reinach will not play again this season due to a shoulder injury suffered in the Champions Cup vs Harlequins.     Montpellier confirmed the 32-year-old will...

MUST-SEE: Harlequins score one of the tries of the season, again!

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

It was heartbreak for Harlequins as Montpellier knocked the defending champions out of the Champions Cup on Saturday.   Montpellier secured a 59-60 aggregate victory after losing 33-20 to Quins...

'You can’t put the blame down to him.' - Harlequins not blaming Marcus Smith for Champions Cup exit

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Harlequins coach Tabai Matson says they will not be blaming England star Marcus Smith for their agonising Champions Cup exit against Montpellier.   Smith wasn't able to convert Louis Lynagh’s...

Harlequins win but miss out on the Quarter Finals by 1 point

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Harlequins needed to turn on the style and skill if they were to march on into the Champions Cup quarter finals as they had to make up a deficit against Montpellier who had made 14 changes to their side...

What happens if the aggregate scores are level in the second leg of the round of 16?

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Ahead of this weekend’s decisive matches in the Heineken Champions Cup Round of 16 2nd leg and in the EPCR Challenge Cup Round of 16, here is a reminder of the extra time protocol.     If...

Harlequins make one change, Montpellier throw an selection surprise

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Harlequins and Montpellier have named their matchday squads for the second leg of the Round of 16 Champions Cup clash.   Quins have made just one change to the matchday 23 from last weekend...

Stats & Facts: Champions Round of 16, second leg

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

A look at the stats and facts ahead of the weekend's round of 16 second leg fixtures.     LEINSTER v CONNACHT   Leinster Rugby won 26-21 in their Round of 16 – 1st Leg clash...