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How things stand in the Premiership as the play-offs loom

7 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

The 2021-22 Premiership is drawing to a close as just three rounds remain before the play-offs, for which competition is still heated as the teams battle it out not only for a chance at the coveted Premiership...

Premiership: Looking ahead to Round 23

7 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

After a fortnight’s break in observation of the Champions and Challenge Cups, the Premiership is back in action, kicking off with two big clashes as Bristol Bears tackle Gloucester at Ashton Gate...

Team News: Luatua captains Bristol, Gloucester name an unchanged starting lineup

7 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Steven Luatua returns to the Bears starting XV for Friday night’s West Country derby clash with Gloucester at Ashton Gate on Friday night (7.45pm KO, live on BT Sport).   The All Black captains...

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

7 months 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...

Saints make one change for Challenge Cup knockout clash in Gloucester

7 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Northampton Saints’ Director of Rugby, Chris Boyd, has made just one change to his side to take on Gloucester Rugby in the European Challenge Cup Round of 16, with Matt Proctor set to start at centre.   The...

EPCR Round of 16 referee appointments

7 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

With the knockout stages of European club rugby set to further intensify this weekend, EPCR can announce the referee appointments for the Heineken Champions Cup Round of 16 2nd leg fixtures as well as...

Saints sign Sam Graham and Robbie Smith

7 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Northampton Saints have confirmed the signings of forwards Sam Graham and Robbie Smith ahead of the 2022/23 season.   Back row Graham, 24, joins from Doncaster Knights having captained the...

Exiles expecting tough stuff from the Quins

7 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Sparks are sure to fly at the Brentford Community Stadium on Sunday as defending champions Quins battle it out with the Exiles to close out the round.    Quins enjoyed a bye last week and will...