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Challenge Cup

2022 - 2023

BKT URC Fixtures for 2024/25 Now Available

3 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

EARLIEST-EVER RELEASE OF BKT URC FIXTURES The full BKT United Rugby Championship schedule for the 2024/25 campaign are now available thanks to the first-ever in-season launch...

Last roll of the dice as Vodacom URC pool stages come to a close

3 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Vodacom Bulls, DHL Stormers and Emirates Lions will have everything to play for in the final pool round of the Vodacom United Rugby Championship on Saturday – when the SA Shield winner will also...

Skinstad says Sharks’ historic cup success proves South African sides deserve to be on board

3 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

Former Springboks skipper Bob Skinstad says the “magnificent” Challenge Cup triumph by the Hollywoodbets Sharks has fully vindicated the involvement of South African sides in northern hemisphere...

Reinvigorated Hollywoodbets Sharks hold the cards in SA 'Survivor' duel

3 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

If the 2023/24 BKT United Rugby Championship season is a game of Survivor, then the Hollywoodbets Sharks, South Africa's lowest-placed team this season, suddenly are at the well and they have...

Hollywoodbets Sharks win first EPCR Challenge Cup title

3 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

Hollywoodbets Sharks lifted the EPCR Challenge Cup following a 36-22 win over Gloucester Rugby at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium. It is the EPCR first title won by a South African club since...

Etzebeth describes historic EPCR Challenge Cup win as biggest club highlight

3 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

Hollywoodbets Sharks captain Eben Etzebeth described his team’s convincing victory against Gloucester in the EPCR Challenge Cup final at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London on Friday night as his...

Gloucester v Sharks: Key Moments

3 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

A beautiful night in London saw Gloucester, a team familiar with the Challenge Cup finals, facing South African outfit, the Sharks, who made history by being the first South African side to make the finals....

Tino Mavesere receives 3 game suspension

3 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Disciplinary process related to Tino Mavesere Red Card in the BKT United Rugby Championship Round 17 game against Cardiff Rugby on Saturday May 18 has resulted in a three game suspension.   After...

Etzebeth to lead the Sharks in Challenge Cup final

4 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

Eben Etzebeth will lead a strong Hollywoodbets Sharks team named to take on Gloucester in Friday night’s EPCR Challenge Cup Final at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London. On this historic...

Gloucester name side for Challenge Cup Final

4 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Gloucester Rugby team to take on South Africa's Hollywoodbets Sharks at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London in the Challenge Cup Final tomorrow evening has been revealed. There is good news for Cherry...