Champions Cup

Top 14 Wrap: Castres top the standings, Toulouse crush Biarritz

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Castres finish the Top 14 regular season at the top of the table after beating Pau 16-26, securing a semi-final spot in doing so.   The seedings for the Top 14 playoffs were decided...

Defeated Leinster dominate tournament statistics

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Leinster Rugby produced some scintillating rugby on their way to this season’s Heineken Champions Cup final. Although the Irish province were defeated by Stade Rochelais in the showpiece game in...

Where are they now? The Leinster team that won the Province's first Champions Cup Title

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Leinster face off against La Rochelle this weekend, with the Irish Province searching for a record-equalling fifth Champions Cup title.   With Leo Cullen's men looking to add a fifth...

Class of 2022: Retiring Players XV

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

The 2021/22 season is drawing to a close which means several players will be bringing their careers to an end.   We take a look at these players in the form of XV.   1. Rhys...

Road to Marseille: Leinster Rugby

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Leinster Rugby go in search of their fifth European title on May 28 against Stade Rochelais. Below, we look at how they reached the Heineken Champions Cup final in Marseille.     Round 1:...

Maiden European meeting for Racing and Stade Rochelais

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Racing 92 face TOP 14 rivals Stade Rochelais for the first time in the Heineken Champions Cup when they meet in the semi-finals at Stade Bollaert-Delelis in Lens on Sunday.     Neither...

La Rochelle & Racing 92 meet for the first time in European competition

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Although old foes in terms of the French Top 14, history will be made at Stade Bollaert-Delelis where Racing and La Rochelle will meet for the first time in European competition.    Racing...

Team News: Racing 92 and La Rochelle receive midfield boost

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Racing 92 and La Rochelle have announced their teams for the all-French Champions Cup semi-final on Sunday at the Stade Bollaert-Delelis.   Racing 92 have made five changes to their starting XV...

Champions Cup: QF highlights ahead of the semis

3 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

A thrilling quarter-final round in the Champions Cup grabbed the attention of Europe this weekend as the semi-finals take on a distinctly Franco-Irish look.    A titanic struggle at the Aviva...