Challenge Cup

2019 - 2020

Ma'a Nonu's return to Toulon has hit a few snags

7 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Toulon confirmed the return of former All Black centre Ma'a Nonu over two weeks but the centre is still yet to arrive at the club.    Initial reports suggested that the test centurian would...

Should Eddie Jones Blood A New Flyhalf This Test Window?

8 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

England resume their test season on 25 October against the Barbarians with the extended test window and conclusion of the Six Nations providing Eddie Jones with the opportunity to give a number of players...

European quarter-finals prove rugby is still a game for all shapes and sizes

8 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

One of the oldest cliches in rugby is that it is 'a game for all shapes and sizes' and while the professional game has seen players become bigger and stronger over the years, the quarter-finals of the...

Highlights: Bristol Bears vs Dragons

8 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Bristol Bears finished with a flourish to thump the Dragons 56-17 in the quarter-finals of the Challenge Cup. The Dragons started the match brightly, slotting an early penalty and following that...

Champions and Challenge Cup quarter-finals kick-off times altered

10 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

EPCR has announced that two kick-off times for the Champions Cup and European Rugby Challenge Cup quarter-finals have been slightly altered.    🚨#HeinekenChampionsCup quarter-finals...

Ultimate Rugby's All Time European Imported XV

1 year ago by Ultimate Rugby

Since rugby went professional in 1995, European clubs have searched the market to sign top players to help propel them to glory both domestically and in Europe.   We have picked a XV of...

EPCR looking at expanding Champions Cup to 24 teams next season

1 year ago by Ultimate Rugby

  European Professional Club Rugby (EPCR) have released a statement confirming its plans to stage this season’s Champions Cup and Challenge Cup finals in October.     The Champions...

European Chiefs Slam World Rugby For Leaving Them Out Of Key Talks And Want To Stage Champions Cup Final In October

1 year ago by Ultimate Rugby

World Rugby's plans to play any postponed July Internationals in October is under threat from European clubs who guarding their competitions.   European rugby’s governing body has told World...

Champions and Challenge Cup Semi and Finals Postponed

1 year ago by Ultimate Rugby

The EPCR Board have announced that the semi-final and finals matches of the Champions and Challenge Cup have been postponed.    The organising body of the competition released the following...

Scarlets lock slapped with a heavier ban than French prop for punching

1 year ago by Ultimate Rugby

Scarlets lock Sam Lousi been slapped with a five-week suspension for his punch on Fineen Wycherley in the Scarlets' loss to Munster on February 29, 2020.   His suspension cames a day after...