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Pro 14 Preview - Cardiff Blues v Connacht

3 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

The penultimate game of the round has Connacht travelling to Rodney Parade where Cardiff Blues lie in wait after both outfits managed victory in Round 1 against Glasgow and Zebre respectively. Cardiff,...

Gloucester's Welsh-Born Scrumhalf Called Up To Italy Squad

3 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

Italy head coach Franco Smith named a training squad on Tuesday for the resumption of the test season which will see Italy close off their Six Nations campaign against Ireland and England before the...

No Parisse as Franco Smith names Italy training squad

3 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

Italy head coach Franco Smith has named a 33-man training squad ahead of their Six Nations return later this month.   The Azzurri kick-start the resumption of this year’s Six Nations...

Pro14 Stats Leaders: Most metres gained, turnovers & more

3 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

 Round 1 of the new Pro14 season kicked off this past weekend with some good displays from players who have had precious little time to rest after the conclusion of the 2019-20 instalment. The Irish...

Pro14 Round-Up: Round 1

3 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

Round 1 of the Pro14 2020-21 campaign kicked off on Friday evening, barely a few weeks after Leinster lifted the trophy at the Aviva Stadium after being crowned 2019-20 champions.   The Irish put...

Watch: Matthew Morgan is steamrolled by Zebre fullback

3 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

The first BIG bump in the new PRO14 season came from Zebre fullback Junior Laloifi.   Zebre and the Cardiff Blues got the 2020/21 PRO14 season underway in Italy on Friday night.     The...

Wales Hopeful Willis Halaholo Returns After 11 Months On The Sidelines

4 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

Cardiff Blues centre Willis Halaholo returns from injury this weekend having been named in the side's starting line-up for the PRO14 curtain-raiser against Zebre at Stadio Lanfranchi on Friday (KO...

Challenge Cup Semi-Final Preview: Bristol vs Bordeaux

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

The first of this weekend’s Challenge Cup semi-finals kicks off with Bristol Bears hosting Bordeaux at Ashton Gate.   Bears have proved to be a force to be reckoned with over the course of...

PRO14 Coach and Player of the season named

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Edinburgh duo Duhan van der Merwe and Richard Cockerill have earned the two most prestigious awards on offer in the Guinness PRO14 having been voted in as the best player and coach by their peers for the...

EPCR reveal new 24-team Champions Cup

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

The EPCR Board has revealed that after a unanimously vote, the new Heineken Champions Cup and Challenge Cup tournament formats will be introduced for the 2020/21 season.   The decision to alter...