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URC Round 13 Review

2 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

League leaders Leinster make big statement After two trophy-less seasons, no-one in the Leinster Rugby camp will be getting carried away, but they certainly made an emphatic statement in their top-of-the-table...

URC Round 13 Preview

2 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

Benetton Rugby v Connacht Rugby, Saturday, 1pm   A meeting of two teams just on the edge of the play-off zone, with tenth taking on ninth, so there’s much at stake.   Both sides will...

Larmour looking forward to facing “incredible” Le Roux in top-of-the-table clash

2 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

Jordan Larmour has hailed Willie le Roux as a player who “ticks all the boxes as a 15” as the two international full-backs prepare to meet this weekend.   Larmour’s Leinster Rugby...

URC Round 12 Review

3 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

South African cleansweep   There were victories for all four South African sides, with the Emirates Lions’ 38-14 bonus point win away to Connacht arguably the result of the round.   Not...

Emirates Lions boost top-eight prospects with win at Connacht

3 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

Emirates Lions overcame the early dismissal of Asenathi Ntlabakanye to give their BKT United Rugby Championship play-off hopes a boost with a 38-14 win over Connacht at Dexcom Stadium. Having put 40 points...

URC Round 12 Preview

3 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

Ospreys v Munster Rugby, Friday 7.35pm Opposing coaches Toby Booth and Graham Rowntree have been singing each other’s praises ahead of this crucial Swansea showdown between two play-off contenders. Their...

Connacht team named for visit of Lions

3 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

Connacht Head Coach Pete Wilkins has named his side for tomorrow’s BKT United Rugby Championship meeting with Emirates Lions at Dexcom Stadium (5.15pm).   There are five changes to the side...

EVERY GAME COUNTS: Jeopardy, probability, business end & more

3 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

The BKT United Rugby Championship returns this weekend and with just FIVE points separating 4th and 11th place in the table – EVERY GAME COUNTS more than ever.   Round 12 of the championship...

Owen Farrell leaves door open for England return and Lions place

3 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

Owen Farrell expressed a desire to play rugby for as long as possible as he left the door open to a potential England return and featuring in the 2025 British and Irish Lions tour. The Saracens star is...

Scotland's 1984 Grand Slam – Part one

3 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

It’s perhaps little known, but Scotland won what could be considered de facto Grand Slams in 1933 and 1938. With France having been expelled from the Five Nations Championship after 1931 over...