Champions Cup

Leinster ‘desperate’ for fifth title after 2019 defeat

23 hours 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...

Munster itching to bounce back against powerful Leinster

1 day ago by Ultimate Rugby

The tears in the Munster camp have dried after their dramatic exit from the Champions Cup last weekend and indications are that the men from Limerick are ready to roll up their sleeves and busy themselves...

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...

The latest player movement and rumours

2 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

We recap some of the top stories, rumours and recently confirmed moves.         Gatland on the shortlist for USA job According to a report by the Daily...

Leinster stars to rest, cloud over Furlong's fitness

2 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

In the wake of Leinster’s dominant victory over Toulouse in Dublin on Saturday, Head Coach Leo Cullen is set to rest some of his top names this weekend in the URC as they face arch rivals, Munster.    Leinster...

“I think Munster softened them up for us" - Jonathan Sexton

3 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

Leinster captain Jonathan Sexton has credited Munster for softening up Toulouse ahead of the Champions Cup semi-final.   Munster and Toulouse could not be separated after 100...

Toulouse missing 12 players for Champions Cup clash with Leinster

5 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

Toulouse's depth will be tested in the Champions Cup semi-final against Leinster on Saturday.   Ugo Mola will be without the services of 12 players for the clash against the Irish Province with...

Laurent Labit hints that Antoine Dupont could feature at flyhalf for France

5 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

France coach Laurent Labit has hinted that Antoine Dupont could feature at flyhalf for France in the future.   The 2021 World Rugby Player of the Year captained France to a Six Nations Grand...

Team News: 50 Up for O'Brien, Toulouse make three changes

5 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

Leinster and Toulouse have named their matchday 23s for the Champions Cup semi-final clash at Aviva Stadium (KO 3pm – LIVE on BT Sport and RTÉ Radio One).     Leinster...

Preview: Leinster face familiar foes in blockbuster semi-final

5 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

When Leinster Rugby clash with Stade Toulousain in the Heineken Champions Cup semi-finals at the Aviva Stadium on Saturday, the two sides will be meeting for the 13th time in the competition.         Only...