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Pool stage ramps up with knockout stage spots secured

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

Seven teams bagged their places in the EPCR Challenge Cup knockout stage amid an enthralling Round 3 last weekend.   Cardiff Rugby, RC Toulon, Connacht Rugby, Bristol Bears, Glasgow Warriors,...

Friend lauds ‘powerful’ Wootton after hat-trick

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

Connacht Rugby director of rugby Andy Friend hailed Alex Wootton as “a hell of an athlete” after the wing went over for a hat-trick of tries against CA Brive in the EPCR Challenge Cup on...

John Porch signs new two-year deal with Connacht

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

  Connacht Rugby have confirmed a two-year contract extension for John Porch, keeping him at the club until the end of the 2024/25 season.     A fans’ favourite since joining...

Match Report: Cardiff seal Round of 16 berth with Newcastle drubbing

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

Cardiff Rugby booked their spot in the EPCR Challenge Cup Round of 16 thanks to a dominant 42-10 home win over Newcastle Falcons at Cardiff Arms Park on Sunday.   Two tries from Owen Lane...

Match Report: Wootton hat-trick as Connacht bag Round of 16 spot

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

Alex Wootton scored a hat-trick of tries as Connacht Rugby sealed their place in the EPCR Challenge Cup knockout stage with a 61-5 thrashing of CA Brive at The Sportsground on Saturday.   The...

Tough task for Newcastle at Pool A leaders Cardiff

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

Top meets bottom in Pool A as high-flying Cardiff Rugby prepare to host struggling Newcastle Falcons in Round 3 of the EPCR Challenge Cup on Sunday.   Cardiff have taken maximum points from...

TEAM ANNOUNCEMENT: Connacht Rugby Vs Ulster Rugby

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Connacht management team have welcomed back a number of Irish internationals for tomorrow’s crucial Christmas interpro with Ulster at The Sportsground (k/o 7.35pm).   There are 12 changes...

Connacht win Brive bout

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Connacht Rugby defeated CA Brive 31-24 at the French side’s Stade Amédée-Domenech in the EPCR Challenge Cup on Friday night.   The Irish province were dominant throughout...