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Connacht Academy Squad named for 2021/22

3 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Connacht Rugby Academy Squad for 2021/22 can be confirmed.  Included are the six indigenous Connacht players who represented Ireland in the U20 Six Nations squad this summer, as well as new Year...

Gatland Makes 6 Changes for Third Test vs Springboks

3 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

British & Irish Lions head coach Warren Gatland has made six changes to the starting XV which lost to the Springboks last Saturday in Cape Town.     The defeat sees the Lions Series level...

2021/22 Champions Cup Pools Confirmed

4 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Champions Cup pools for the 2021/22 season have been confirmed.    The 24 have been placed into one of four tiers based on their ranking, with the draw placing clubs into two...

Farrell & Williams drafted in for South Africa 'A' clash

4 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Owen Farrell (Saracens, England) will replace Dan Biggar (Northampton Saints, Wales) in the starting XV for tonight’s clash with South Africa ‘A’ at Cape Town Stadium.   The England...

Champions Cup pool draw update

4 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

The pool draw for the 2021/22 Heineken Champions Cup will be staged in Lausanne, Switzerland next Wednesday (July 21) at noon (UK time).     The draw will be live-streamed on HeinekenChampionsCup.com...

Conor Murray to lead B&I Lions against South Africa 'A'

4 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

The British & Irish Lions Head Coach, Warren Gatland, has named his team to play South Africa ‘A’ at Cape Town Stadium on Wednesday 14 July (kick off 7pm BST). Tour captain Conor...

Iain Henderson leads the B&I Lions against the Sharks

4 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Tom Curry (Sale Sharks, England), Josh Navidi (Cardiff Rugby, Wales) and Adam Beard (Ospreys, Wales) will make their Lions debuts this Wednesday evening when the tourists take on Sharks at Emirates Airline...

Stuart Hogg to skipper B&I Lions in Tour opener

5 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Stuart Hogg (Exeter Chiefs, Scotland) will captain The British & Irish Lions in the opening match of the 2021 Castle Lager Lions Series when the tourists take on The Lions this Saturday (kick-off...

Champions Cup format and qualifiers confirmed

5 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Following the conclusion of the domestic seasons in England and France, EPCR is pleased to confirm the format and qualifiers for the 2021/22 Champions Cup as Europe’s elite club tournament is set...

Zander Fagerson the second player to be ruled out of Japan clash

5 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Zander Fagerson (Glasgow Warriors, Scotland) has been ruled out of this Saturday’s clash against Japan with a back spasm.   The tighthead prop was due to start at BT Murrayfield Stadium for...