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Champions Cup and Challenge Cup Rounds 3 and 4 Referee Appointments

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

Nika Amashukeli of Georgia will make his debut as a Champions Cup referee when he takes charge of the Round 3 fixture between Pool B joint-leaders, Racing 92, and Harlequins at Paris La Défense...

Fritz Lee hopes for 2015 repeat against Munster

4 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

Clermont loose forward Fritz Lee hopes his side can repeat their 2015 heroics with another victory over Munster this weekend.   Clermont and Munster have met on seven occasions in the competition's...

Clermont lock horns with Munster in massive Round 2 clash

4 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

As Munster and Clermont sharpen their swords for what should be a great clash, the French side will take comfort from the fact that the rivalry’s history is tilted in their favour with five victories...

Bristol Bears v ASM Clermont Auvergne Round 1 Highlights

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

A thrilling game at Ashton Gate as Clermont Auvergne ran in seven tries to Bristol Bears' five to secure a 38-51 victory. Kotaro Matsushima dotted down for a hattrick scoring in the 4th, 26th and...

Johann van Graan angered by late hits on Ben Healy

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Following Munster's 21-7 Champions Cup victory over Harlequins, Munster boss Johann van Graan spoke of his frustration with a couple of "unacceptable" late tackles on young fly-half Ben Healy.   Harlequins...

WATCH: Clermont score a blinder against Bristol

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Clermont Auvergne scored seven tries as they proved too strong for Challenge Cup holders Bristol Bears in a 51-38 win at Ashton Gate in the Champions Cup on Saturday afternoon.   Kotaro Matsushima...

Clermont win thriller at Ashton Gate scoring seven scintillating tries

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Clermont ran in seven tries at Bristol in highly entertaining Champions Cup Pool B performance with tries from Kotaro Matsushima (three), Apisai Naqalevu, Damian Penaud (two) and Fritz Lee.    Japanese...

Stats and Facts ahead of round one of the Champions and Challenge Cup Cup

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Ahead of the kick-off of the new European season, we take a look at the stats and facts from the Champions cup and Challenge Cup.     Champions Cup:   • There are nine tournament...

Toulon trip provides tough first test post Steve Diamond era for Sale Sharks

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Life without Steve Diamond begins at the Stade Felix Mayol in Toulon on Saturday as Sale Sharks begin a new era in the club's history.   An ever-present figure at the Manchester-based...