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Biarritz relegated, Toulouse claim narrow win over La Rochelle

3 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

Saturday's Top 14 action saw Biarritz's relegation sealed after 48-13 loss to Castres.   Having secured promotion to the TOP14 through the promotion-relegation playoff last season, Biarritz...

Ollie Chessum suspended for three weeks

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Leicester Tigers back row, Ollie Chessum, has been suspended for three weeks following an independent Disciplinary Hearing arising from his club’s Heineken Champions Cup, Round of 16 2nd leg...

James Lowe scores FOUR to send Leinster into the Champions Cup quarter-finals

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Leinster are through to the quarter-finals of the Champions Cup after a comprehensive 56-20 (82-41 on aggregate) victory over Connacht.   Leo Cullen's charges will face either Leicester Tigers or...

What happens if the aggregate scores are level in the second leg of the round of 16?

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Ahead of this weekend’s decisive matches in the Heineken Champions Cup Round of 16 2nd leg and in the EPCR Challenge Cup Round of 16, here is a reminder of the extra time protocol.     If...

Chris Ashton starts for Tigers, Clermont make wholesale changes

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Leicester Tigers host Clermont in the second leg of the Champions Cup round of 16 second-leg on Saturday after dispatching the French club 10-29 last weekend.   Both teams have made several changes...

Jared Payne takes up new role with Clermont

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Ulster stalwart and current defence coach, Jared Payne, is set to commence a new chapter in his career as he heads to the Top 14 to join the ranks of Clermont next season.    Payne’s...

Stats & Facts: Champions Round of 16, second leg

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

A look at the stats and facts ahead of the weekend's round of 16 second leg fixtures.     LEINSTER v CONNACHT   Leinster Rugby won 26-21 in their Round of 16 – 1st Leg clash...