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Challenge Cup decider: Toulon and Lyon ready to lock horns

6 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Challenge Cup is set to culminate in an all-French affair as Lyon host Toulon at Stade Velodrome on Friday evening.    It will be Lyon’s first involvement in a European final in the...

Alex Mitchell toasts double success at Saints’ End of Season Awards

6 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Alex Mitchell scooped both the Carlsberg Players’ Player and Travis Perkins Supporters’ Player of the Season gongs to steal the headlines at Northampton Saints’ End of Season Awards.     The...

Tough assignment for Lyon in first European final

6 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Lyon will need to overcome RC Toulon for the first time in the EPCR Challenge Cup if they are to triumph in Friday’s final at Stade Vélodrome.   Lyon, who have reached a European...

Class of 2022: Retiring Players XV

6 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

The 2021/22 season is drawing to a close which means several players will be bringing their careers to an end.   We take a look at these players in the form of XV.   1. Rhys...

Saints announce departures

6 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Hooker Reece Marshall is the longest-serving departee having played at cinch Stadium at Franklin’s Gardens since the 2014/15 season, while fellow front-rowers Nick Auterac, Conor Carey...

Premiership Rugby: Round 25 Review

6 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Round 25 of Gallagher Premiership Rugby brought thrills and spills as home semi-finals were secured and stunning comebacks were completed.  It kicked off on Friday night with Bristol Bears edging...

England men's squad update

6 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Three players have withdrawn from this week’s England men’s training camp. Nic Dolly (knee) and Lewis Ludlam (thumb) were injured in their club matches this weekend while Joe Launchbury...

Saints go marching in to StoneX Stadium where Sarries lie in wait

6 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Saracens will roll up their sleeves and busy themselves as much as possible against Saints at StoneX Stadium as a victory will secure a home semi-final for Mark McCall’s men.    Saints,...

England call up Arundell for first time ahead of Australia series

6 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

  Henry Arundell has impressed for London Irish and may now get a chance to stake a claim for an England squad place for the Australia series.   England head coach Eddie Jones has included...