Champions Cup

Sale Sharks circle Racing 92 at Paris La Defense Arena

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

Sale travel to the Paris La Defense Arena with the tough assignment of facing off against Top 14 giants, Racing 92.    Sale put in an energetic shift against Bristol in the previous round...

The Star-Studded XV of Top 14 players whose contracts are expiring

2 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

The 2021/22 season is drawing to a close and several Top 14 players have their contracts expiring.   French website All Rugby has released a the list of players whose contracts are expiring...

CONFIRMED: Prendergast To Join Munster

2 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

Munster Rugby and the IRFU have confirmed that Mike Prendergast will join the province as Attack Coach on a three-year contract ahead of the 2022/23 season.   The former Munster player will...

French clubs battling on two fronts as Top 14 race heats up

2 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

Six French clubs are in action across the Champions Cup and Challenge Cup quarter-finals this weekend but none have secured a playoff spot in the Top 14.   In the most competitive season since...

Biarritz relegated, Toulouse claim narrow win over La Rochelle

2 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

Saturday's Top 14 action saw Biarritz's relegation sealed after 48-13 loss to Castres.   Having secured promotion to the TOP14 through the promotion-relegation playoff last season, Biarritz...

Ngani Laumape ruled out for 6 weeks

2 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

Stade Français have reportedly suffered a blow with centre Ngani Laumape ruled out for the rest of the season thanks to a calf tear.     According to Midi Olympique, the 29-year old All...

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...

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...

How the Champions Cup quarter-finals work and how things stand ahead of the second leg

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Ahead of the decisive second leg matches in the Champions Cup Round of 16, we take a look at how things stand in the respective ties and how the quarter-finals will work.   For the first time in...