Champions Cup

French clubs battling on two fronts as Top 14 race heats up

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Six French clubs are in action across the Champions Cup and Challenge Cup quarter-finals this weekend but none have secured a playoff spot in the Top 14.   In the most competitive season since...

Ollie Chessum suspended for three weeks

2 months 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

2 months 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?

2 months 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

2 months 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...

Stats & Facts: Champions Round of 16, second leg

2 months 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...

How the Champions Cup quarter-finals work and how things stand ahead of the second leg

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Ahead of the decisive second leg matches in the Champions Cup Round of 16, we take a look at how things stand in the respective ties and how the quarter-finals will work.   For the first time in...

EPCR Round of 16 referee appointments

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

With the knockout stages of European club rugby set to further intensify this weekend, EPCR can announce the referee appointments for the Heineken Champions Cup Round of 16 2nd leg fixtures as well as...