Champions Cup

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

3 weeks 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

3 weeks 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...

Sale Sharks winger Arron Reed suspended for three weeks

3 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

Sale Sharks winger Arron Reed, has been suspended for three weeks following an independent Disciplinary Hearing arising from his club’s Heineken Champions Cup, Round of 16 2nd leg match against Bristol...

VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS: Bristol Bears v Sale Sharks

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Sale Sharks edged the Bristol Bears 35-29 in a thrilling second leg Champions Cup round of 16 clash. The Bristol Bears took a slender one point advantage into the encounter after a mundane 10-9 first...

14 man Sale Sharks beat Bristol Bears in a thriller

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Sale Sharks secure passage to the quarter-finals of the Champions Cup after beating the Bristol Bears 29-35 in the second leg of the round of 16.   Alex Sanderson's charges proceed to the final...

Aaron Reed red-carded for a high shot on Morahan

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Aaron Reed was given his marching orders on Saturday in the Champions Cup round of 16 second leg between Bristol Bears and Sale Sharks.   He made head contact with Bristol Bears' Australian...

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...

Radradra and Piutau on the bench, Leiua raises the bat

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Sale Sharks head to Ashton Gate on Friday evening with a one-point advantage over Bristol Bears in the Champions Cup second leg of the round of 16.   Bristol speedster Alapati Leiua will make...

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...