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London Irish face tough task on South Africa trip

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

London Irish are looking for their first win of this year’s Heineken Champions Cup as they travel to South Africa to take on the DHL Stormers on Saturday.   Irish fell 32-27 at home...

London Irish boss speaks ahead of Stormers challenge

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

After coming away from Montpellier empty-handed, the Exiles find themselves in a hot and summery Cape Town where they will do battle with the reigning URC champions, the Stormers.   After an electric...

South African clubs help Champions Cup kick off in style

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

The 2022/23 Champions Cup began in superb fashion this weekend as the three debuting South African clubs immediately made their mark in Round 1.   Vodacom Bulls and Lyon produced arguably...

Match Report: Leicester grind out win at Ospreys

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Leicester Tigers’ Heineken Champions Cup campaign began with a battling 23-17 win against Ospreys in Swansea on Sunday.   Anthony Watson’s stunning individual try was the standout...

Champions Cup Team of the Week: Round 1

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

A Thrilling weekend of Champions Cup rugby comes to an end with the opening round of the 2022/23 season closing off with an away win for Leicester Tigers at the expence of Ospreys.                                                                                                   History...

Match Preview: London Irish Vs Montpellier

1 month 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...

South African teams break new ground in Europe

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Five South African franchises will enter new rugby territory on Saturday when the take the field in the opening round of the Heineken Champions Cup and EPCR Challenge Cup competitions in a watershed moment...

Bulls Boss Jake White Delivers a Crash Course on European Cup Rugby

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Bulls boss Jake White has been giving his players a crash course in the Heineken Champions Cup as his United Rugby Championship high-fliers prepare for their European debut. White, who guided the Springboks...

Springboks Star Says South African Teams Will Take European Rugby to a New Level

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Springboks star Handre Pollard believes the South African teams will take the Champions Cup to “a completely different level”, just as they have done with the United Rugby Championship.   Pollard’s...