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Champions Cup Pool Draw

3 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

EPCR has confirmed the Heineken Champions Cup pool draw.     POOL A (opponents in brackets)   Castres Olympique (Exeter Chiefs, Edinburgh Rugby)  Saracens (Lyon, Edinburgh...

French Barbarians squad named to face USA in Houston

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

Big names have been included on the French Barbarians roster. The team will face the Men’s Eagles at AVEVA Stadium in Houston on July 1. The non-test match will serve as a warm-up for the World Cup...

Charles Ollivon to captain France against Japan, Ntamack and Dupont rested

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

Charles Ollivon will take over the captain's armband for France's two-test series against Japan in July.   France head coach Fabien Galthie has named a 42-man squad to travel to Japan...

2022/23 EPCR tournament formats and qualifiers confirmed

2 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

Following the landmark announcement of the inclusion of the leading South African clubs in its tournaments, EPCR is pleased to confirm the formats and qualifiers for next season’s expanded Heineken...

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

3 weeks 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...

Levani Botia to captain Fiji, former All Black included in the Pacific Nations Cup squad

3 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

Fiji Rugby have announced a powerful 34-member squad for the upcoming World Rugby Pacific Nations Cup (PNC) featuring the Flying Fijians, Tonga, Samoa and Australia A.       16...

EPCR Confirms Inclusion Of South African Clubs For 2022/23 Season And Beyond

4 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

In a landmark expansion of its tournaments, EPCR has confirmed that the five leading clubs from South Africa will compete in the Champions Cup and the EPCR Challenge Cup from the 2022/23 season and beyond.     The...

The latest rumours, player movements and re-signings

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

We round up the week's latest rumours, signings, and re-signings.     Richie Mo'unga re-signs with New Zealand Rugby until at least 2023 Richie Mo'unga has signed...

"We're only a small town, you know, we're not supposed to be here.” - Will Skelton revels in La Rochelle's achievement

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

The champagne will still be flowing on the west coast of France as the maiden celebrations of La Rochelle hoisting the Champions Cup live on. It was an inspired effort by all involved as the French outfit,...