Challenge Cup

2021 - 2022

Coach Marco Bortolami renews Benneton contract

3 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

Benetton Rugby is pleased to announce that Marco Bortolami will hold the role of head coach of the Lions until 30 June 2026 . The coach, who has led the Lions since July 2021,...

Former Ireland Fly-half Ian Madigan announces retirement

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

Former Ireland international Ian Madigan has announced his retirement from professional rugby at the age of 34. The Ulster Fly-half steps away from the game after a 14-year professional career, during...

Tongan stars set to clash with familiar Irish faces

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

Three Tonga players are poised to face their former Irish clubmates in Saturday's Rugby World Cup clash   When Tonga line up for their Rugby World Cup opener against Ireland on Saturday, three of...

Franco Smith extends contract with Glasgow Warriors

2 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

Glasgow Head Coach Franco Smith believes the 2022/23 season was just the beginning for his group of Glasgow Warriors, after putting pen to paper on a new contract that will see him remain at Scotstoun...

Champions Cup revamp to cut English Premiership teams from eight to five

4 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

The number of English clubs in the Champions Cup could be reduced from eight to five next year as part of a radical overhaul to streamline the European tournament into a more elite competition. Telegraph...

The World Cup Centurions: Romania

4 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

The 2023 Rugby World Cup is only a few days away. And while there is plenty of young and hungry talent going into this years edition looking to prove themselves and create their own legacies, we at Ultimate...

Brave Blossoms named to Take on Italy Ahead of RWC

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

With only two weeks remaining until Rugby World Cup 2023 kicks off in France, Japan Head Coach, Jamie Joseph has today named his Brave Blossoms side to take on Italy in Treviso, this Saturday, 26 August...

Tonga omit Folau, pick uncapped Coleman for World Cup

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Former Australia fullback Israel Folau missed out on Tonga's Rugby World Cup squad while former Wallabies teammate Adam Coleman was picked even though he's yet to play for Tonga. Tonga included five former...

Cardiff Rugby landed a hat-trick of front-row re-signings

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Cardiff Rugby have landed a hat-trick of front-row re-signings with newly-capped Keiron Assiratti committing his future to the Blue and Blacks.   The tight-head prop impressed on debut for...

Sam Warburton returns to Cardiff Rugby as a board member.

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Sam Warburton OBE has returned to Cardiff Rugby as a board member.  The former Cardiff, Wales and British & Lions ace spent nine seasons at the club and returned as a board advisor in August...