Champions Cup

Kerr-Barlow setback for Stade Rochelais

2 hours ago by Ultimate Rugby

Stade Rochelais scrum-half Tawera Kerr-Barlow has announced that he is out of the Heineken Champions Cup final against Leinster Rugby on May 28 due to a hand injury.     The 31-year-old...

Star-studded line-up for EPCR European Player of the Year shortlist

23 hours ago by Ultimate Rugby

As the countdown begins in earnest to the showpiece Heineken Champions Cup final in Marseille, in-form candidates from Leinster Rugby and Stade Rochelais are not surprisingly dominating the prestigious...

Stade Rochelais’ resilience pleases O’Gara

1 day ago by Ultimate Rugby

Ronan O’Gara hailed Stade Rochelais’ mental strength as they reached a second successive Heineken Champions Cup final with victory over Racing 92.   La Rochelle saw off Racing...

Finn Russell bemoans missed opportunities

2 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

Finn Russell has spoken of his disappointment after La Rochelle knocked Racing 92 out of the Champions Cup in the semi-final on Sunday.   La Rochelle will face Leinster in the European Champions...

Racing 92 13-20 La Rochelle: Last year's runners-up to face Leinster in Champions Cup final

2 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

It is La Rochelle who will fly the flag for France in the European Champions Cup final after beating their Top 14 rivals in Lens.   La Rochelle will face Leinster in the European Champions Cup final...

Leo Cullen pleased with win and sees room for improvement

3 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

James Lowe scored a try in each half as magnificent Leinster reached the European Champions Cup final with a 40-17 defeat of holders Toulouse at a raucous Aviva Stadium.   Johnny Sexton...

Lowe claims double as four-time European champions reach final

3 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

Leinster could match Toulouse's record of being crowned European champions for a fifth time after beating the Top 14 side in Dublin.     James Lowe scored a try in each half as magnificent...

Jonathan Sexton steers Leinster into the Champions Cup Final, dethroning Toulouse

3 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

Defending Champions Cup winners Toulouse have crashed out of the competition succumbing to a 40-17 loss to Leinster in the semi-final at Aviva Stadium.   Leinster captain Jonathan Sexton steered...

Maiden European meeting for Racing and Stade Rochelais

5 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

Racing 92 face TOP 14 rivals Stade Rochelais for the first time in the Heineken Champions Cup when they meet in the semi-finals at Stade Bollaert-Delelis in Lens on Sunday.     Neither...

Team News: Racing 92 and La Rochelle receive midfield boost

5 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

Racing 92 and La Rochelle have announced their teams for the all-French Champions Cup semi-final on Sunday at the Stade Bollaert-Delelis.   Racing 92 have made five changes to their starting XV...