Challenge Cup

2022 - 2023

Cardiff & Wales representatives rush to woman's aid in city centre

12 hours ago by Ultimate Rugby

Four of Cardiff Rugby’s finest showed that the quick-thinking skills learned on the rugby pitch can be useful in real life & death situations as well.   Josh Adams, Tomos Williams, Lloyd...

Connacht squad named for Challenge Cup opener with Newcastle Falcons

14 hours ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Connacht management team have selected their squad for tomorrow’s EPCR Challenge Cup fixture against Newcastle Falcons at The Sportsground (k/o 5.30pm).   Adam Byrne is handed his first...

Match Preview: Champions Cup returnees face off as Saracens host Edinburgh

17 hours ago by Ultimate Rugby

Two sides returning to the Heineken Champions Cup this season go head-to-head at StoneX Stadium on Sunday as Saracens welcome Edinburgh Rugby in Pool A.   Saracens, who are three-time winners...

Match Preview: 2020 winners Bristol back in EPCR Challenge Cup action

19 hours ago by Ultimate Rugby

Bristol Bears begin their EPCR Challenge Cup Pool A campaign away at USAP on Friday night as they look to emulate their 2020 success.   The Gallagher Premiership side lifted the trophy that...

Match Preview: Stade Français make EPCR Challenge Cup return

20 hours ago by Ultimate Rugby

Stade Français Paris welcome Benetton Rugby to Stade Jean Bouin on their return to the EPCR Challenge Cup on Friday night.   The 2017 EPCR Challenge Cup winners – and two-time...

Match Preview: London Irish Vs Montpellier

20 hours ago by Ultimate Rugby

The long-awaited return to Heineken Champions Cup is almost over for London Irish, who open up the 2022/23 competition this Friday at home against Top 14 champions, Montpellier Hérault.   Montpellier...

Match Preview: Stade Rochelais begin title defence against Northampton

1 day ago by Ultimate Rugby

Stade Rochelais start the defence of their Heineken Champions Cup crown against Northampton Saints at the Stade Marcel Deflandre on Saturday.   La Rochelle’s clinched their maiden EPCR...

Match Preview: Gloucester make Heineken Champions Cup return against Bordeaux

1 day ago by Ultimate Rugby

Gloucester Rugby return to the Heineken Champions Cup on Saturday as they welcome Union Bordeaux-Bègles to Kingsholm Stadium on Saturday.   Gloucester, who sit fourth in the Gallagher...

Match Preview: Bulls look to make statement against Lyon

1 day ago by Ultimate Rugby

Bulls will be aiming to make an impression as they debut in the Heineken Champions Cup at home to Lyon on Saturday.   Lyon are back in the Heineken Champions Cup after lifting the EPCR Challenge...

Match Preview: Exeter set for tough away day at Castres

1 day ago by Ultimate Rugby

Exeter Chiefs begin their Heineken Champions Cup away at Castres Olympique on Saturday, in what is set to be a testing clash as they look to replicate their 2020 success.   Exeter lifted the...